Qian Gao, Professor at Fudan University, Shanghai, China will give a presentation about the transmission of multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in China.
Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is a significant threat to tuberculosis (TB) elimination worldwide. Understanding the transmission patterns of MDR-TB is crucial for its control. We used a genomic epidemiological approach to assess the recent transmission of MDR-TB and found serious ongoing transmission of MDR-TB in the communities. Dr Gao’s research results suggest that efforts to control MDR-TB must develop strategies to reduce the transmission of disease.