Santa Barbara Patient Suffering from MDR Tuberculosis issued Arrest warrant

August 24, 2014 12:53 PM

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Santa Barbara Patient Suffering from MDR Tuberculosis issued Arrest warrant

An arrest warrant has been introduced for a patient who is suffering from MDR Tuberculosis. MDR Tuberculosis is a form of TB where conventional drugs used for TB like Rifampicin, Ethambutol and Izoniazide are ineffective and special class of drugs have to be administered for a very long time often extending for months.

According to health officials, Agustin Zeferino was suffering from Multi Drug Resistant Tuberculosis and had discontinued treatment and constitutes a risk to the community. Arrest warrant was issued for the twenty four year old, South Californian man who is believed to be in Santa Barbara. However S...

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