Six dead and 17 sick from major drug-resistant tuberculosis outbreak in Minnesota

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A tuberculosis outbreak in Minnesota is now the largest in the country infecting 17 people and killing six. 

Fourteen of those who contracted the disease are from the elderly Hmong community, with 10 of those cases believed to have spread through shared activities at a senior center.

Of the six deaths, three have been a direct result of tuberculosis or TB. 

Though TB is treatable with antibiotics, this particular strain is more difficult to fight because it is multi-drug resistant.

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