Tuberculosis in Russia and the problem of multiple drug resistance

Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2001 Dec;953:133-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2001.tb11370.x.


Tuberculosis cases in Russia doubled from 1991 to 2000, when the incidence reached 90 per 100,000; and Russian TB mortality rates are the highest in Europe. Implementation of WHO-recommended DOTS strategy is in the preliminary stages. The epidemiological data are presented as is the implementation strategy for stabilizing the epidemic.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Drug Resistance, Multiple
  • Humans
  • Prisons
  • Russia / epidemiology
  • Tuberculosis, Multidrug-Resistant / epidemiology*
  • Tuberculosis, Multidrug-Resistant / prevention & control