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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.

Plain vinegar vs. drug-resistant TB

A team of researchers found - quite by accident - that simple supermarket vinegar kills even drug resistant TB mycobacteria in just 30 minutes.

TB-voucher study 'jeopardised by nurses'

A recent poverty intervention study in KwaZulu-Natal which offered food vouchers to TB patients in order to assist their recovery, was jeopardised by the "street level bureaucracy" of health workers, a researcher has found.

SA's TB rate among the highest in the world

South Africa has one of the highest tuberculosis (TB) incidence rates in the world, with 993 people out of 100 000 living with the disease, according to the latest South Africa Survey.

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