Home > Medical > Tuberculosis > News News All sections in Tuberculosis » About Tuberculosis » Different political stances » Drug Resistance » FAQs » Health Tips » HIV/Aids and TB » Living with TB » New Developments » TB News » Quarantine » Real-life Story » Symptoms » TB and other organs » TB in South Africa » Testing » Transmission » Treatment » Who is at risk? Khayelitsha clinic leads the way for new TB drug A clinic in Khayelitsha is offering a glimmer of hope as it pioneers a new drug called Bedaquiline for drug-resistant tuberculosis, which is a huge health challenge. MPs shun public TB testing Members of Parliament have ignored a call on World TB Day to get tested for TB, which is one of the leading causes of deaths in South Africa. Taxis look to ditch ‘deadly TB passenger’ Millions of commuters rely on minibus taxis daily, but South Africa’s most widely used mode of public transport could also be ferrying a deadly passenger. Assess Your risk for COPD » Join HIV Talk » Ask CyberDoc » Assess Do you have asthma? » African health in focus World's Most Famous TB Patients More than 40 000 prisoners screened for MDR-TB Government's attempt to tackle TB in correctional facilities has seen over 40 000 prisoners screened for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Can you get TB from animals? TB in humans is a well-known disease. Less well-known, but equally severe, is TB that occurs in cattle and wildlife, called bovine TB. We spoke to researcher Dr Nikki le Roex about how worried we should be. TB and why you need fresh air in the taxi or bus People using taxis, buses and trains have been urged to open the windows when using public transport in a bid to stop TB from spreading. Brush up on your TB knowledge Do you know all you need to know about Tuberculosis (TB)? How can you become infected? Are you already infected and just don't know it? How can you protect yourself? Tutu: TB toll in SA is disgraceful and unacceptable Archibishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu says the number of TB-related deaths in South Africa unacceptable, adding that the fight against TB should be "our next liberation struggle". 15 facts you need to know now about Tuberculosis For World TB Day 2015, the United Nations, the Stop TB Partnership and the World Health Organization are calling on all governments and health organisations to mobilise political and social commitment for further progress towards eliminating the disease as a public health burden. . . load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Taking charge of your health Man, take care of your health!