Date Published: April 24, 2007
Publisher: Public Library of Science
Author(s): Eric Goemaere, Nathan Ford, Daniel Berman, Cheryl McDermid, Rachel Cohen
Partial Text: We agree that there is “no time for denial or complacency” when it comes to the spread of MDR- and XDR-TB in South Africa. Unfortunately, the attention the recent PLoS Medicine article  generated in South Africa and internationally has overwhelmingly focused on detention of patients. Headlines such as “South Africa urged to isolate ‘killer’ TB patients”  place the blame on patients and divert attention from more urgent priorities.