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Nosocomial Transmission of XDR TB

No prior TB treatment 51%, completion/cure 30%

Genotyping reveals similar strains

28/42 (67%) of patients hospitalized in prior 2 years

Community contact tracing of XDR patients revealed no additional cases (>1,600 contacts)

2 healthcare workers died with confirmed XDR TB

4 other workers died with suspected XDR TB

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