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What South Africa's youth are dying from

Tuberculosis was the leading cause of death for Black and Indian youth in 2013, ischaemic heart diseases for White youths, and the HIV virus for young Coloured people.

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?

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.

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.

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