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In this post for the Australian blog Croakey, Australian TB vaccine researchers Jamie Triccas and Ben Marais write about drug-resistant tuberculosis and the urgent need for new tools to prevent, treat and diagnose this disease.

Around the launch of the WHO Global Tuberculosis Report 2012, The Lancet recommends that new tools, including an effective vaccine, are absolutely crucial to control tuberculosis.

The 2012 WHO Global Tuberculosis Report shows modest reductions in TB incidence and deaths, but new vaccines are needed to halt the spread of TB.

The New York Times reports on a new study confirming that hard-to-cure drug-resistant tuberculosis is a growing problem.

Reuters covers the alarming numbers of drug-resistant tuberculosis that exist in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America.