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2016 saw 10.4 million TB cases and 1.7 million deaths, with 490,000 multidrug-resistant cases.
Almost a third of TB cases in India are multidrug-resistant, and rates are climbing in Chinese kids.
The fast, automated assay performs well against gold standard TB tests.
Funds will help combat resistance, launch a TB surveillance center.
The drugs studied are bedaquiline and delamanid, both drugs of last resort.
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