Tuberculosis

03 December 2007

Is TB a serious illness?

TB is the biggest cause of death to infectious disease in South Africa.

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TB is the biggest cause of death to infectious disease in South Africa.

About half of deaths in patients with HIV can be attributed to TB. TB is the biggest cause of death among young women between 15 and 19 years old.

TB can lead to serious, irreversible damage of the lungs, disability and even death.

 

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