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Three nongovernmental organizations have called for a worldwide effort to fight the spread of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in Russia.
In a statement issued last month, the relief groups Doctors Without Borders and the Medical Emergency Relief Network International, along with the Public Health Research Institute (PHRI), a nonprofit biomedical research organization, said the number of MDR-TB cases has reached alarming levels. Invoking the name of a deadly African disease, they described the spread of MDR-TB in Russia as "Ebola with wings."
Voelker R. "Ebola With Wings". JAMA. 1998;280(14):1216. doi:10.1001/jama.280.14.1216-JWM80007-4-1