Home > Medical > Tuberculosis > TB in South Africa TB in South Africa 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? Let fresh air blow those TB germs away! Because TB is an airborne disease, making people aware that they need to open windows in taxis, buses and trains to let in fresh air is crucial. 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. 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 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? 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. Silicosis and TB: a deadly duo Silicosis is a respiratory disease resulting from exposure to silica, and is common in miners, who also suffer high TB levels. 10 quick TB facts Absolutely anyone can get TB - even you. Here are some facts about this disease that everybody needs to know on SA TB Day (24 March 2012). Kick your drinking and smoking habits to curb TB A healthy lifestyle is a simple way to prevent TB – so do more exercise, get adequate sleep, follow a balanced diet, limit your alcohol intake and quit smoking! 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". Silicosis and TB: deadly duo Silicosis is a respiratory disease resulting from exposure to silica, and is common in miners, who also suffer high TB levels. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Taking charge of your health Man, take care of your health!