Hope for more effective TB treatment
"The results of this study give healthcare providers on the front-lines of the TB epidemic hope for better, faster tools needed to stop this disease."
- Andreas Diacon, lead researcher for the trial
Hopes of a new, more effective therapy for tuberculosis have been raised following the results of early trials.
The study showed three drugs given in combination killed more than 99% of TB bacteria after two weeks of treatment.
The therapy appeared to be equally effective on the drug-resistant form of the disease in the trials of 85 patients, a team led by Stellenbosch University in South Africa reported.