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TB in South Africa

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.

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).

Health horror behind bars

Last night Carte Blanche Medical highlighted a story about the horrors and dangers of tuberculosis. Read more about how TB is spreading like wildfire behind prison walls.

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.

New hope for TB control: ZAMSTAR

The results of a seven-year-long study into TB in the Western Cape and Zambia could chart a new way forward on how to control the pandemic.

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