Title World's first non-antibiotic treatment for tuberculosis unveiled in Britain Media name/outlet Xinhua Media type Web Country/Territory China Date 12/09/18 Description LONDON, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Scientists in Manchester revealed Tuesday they have developed the world's first non-antibiotic treatment for tuberculosis.
The team at the University of Manchester hoped the compound, developed after 10 years of painstaking research, will be ready for trials on humans within three to four years.
Project-leader Professor Lydia Tabernero said Tuesday: "For more than 60 years the only weapon doctors have been able to use against TB is antibiotics. But resistance is becoming an increasingly worrying problem and the prolonged treatment is difficult and distressing for patients."
URL www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-09/12/c_137461319.htm Persons Lydia Tabernero
- antibiotic resistance