In 2003 began the registration of TB cases with a high resistance to antibiotics in Italy and Iran, the cases were to occur in poor areas and not spread extensively. The disease is transmitted through personal contact and not as contagious as the flu.
Indian hospitals have experienced dozens of drugs on one version of a strain of tuberculosis, but none of them helped, experts from the American center for control and prevention said that, it seems, has identified the first case of tuberculosis, completely resistant to treatment.
Usually tuberculosis treated with antibiotics for six to nine months. However, reducing the dose or interrupt treatment leads to the mutation of bacteria and the development of a more resistant strain that cannot be killed by standard drugs. The disease is becoming more difficult and expensive to treat.
In Mumbai doctors revealed 12 patients out of the slums, not responding to any medicine, three of them have already died.
Although the world health organization is still not adopted the term "total drug resistance", as one of the main dangers of mankind in the new era, coordinator of the who in Geneva, Dr. Paul Nunn acknowledged that become almost incurable viruses already exist.