Drug-resistant TB remains a crisis

According to the World Health Organisation, the drug-resistant tuberculosis crisis continues with half a million new cases this year.

TB crisis in SA mines

The incidence of TB among South Africa's mineworkers and their partners and children is the highest of any working population in the world.

TB infections hard to diagnose in children

TB infections are especially hard to diagnose in children, but researchers have estimated that worldwide up to 32,000 children contract a drug-resistant 'superbug' strain of TB.

Decrease in SA TB deaths

According to Statistics SA progress is being made in reducing the number of deaths due to tuberculosis in South Africa.

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