Would you expect it to be harder to treat a TB infection when the bacterium is in latent form? Why?

M. tuberculosis causes tuberculosis. Would you expect it to be harder to treat a TB infection when the bacterium is in latent form? Why? And an ethics question: A patient is infected with the extremely drug resistant form of TB refuses to follow doctor’s orders – he still plans to go out to dinner, fly …

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