Tuberculosis remains a significant disease worldwide. Many TB patients are infectious and capable of spreading the disease to others. Several methods are available to detect drug resistance in M. tuberculosis complex. This is the final presentation in a 3-part review of TB.
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Mayo Clinic is hosting three educational symposia at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2014 in Chicago from Nov. 15-19. AHA Scientific Sessions is the leading cardiovascular meeting for basic, translational, clinical, and population science in the United States.
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