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? 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. 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. 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). 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 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. SA's plan to curb TB South Africa is one of the four countries in the world with the largest concentration of TB sufferers with diagnosed drug-resistant strains of the disease. TB: when doctors get sick New evidence is emerging that TB - including the vicious drug-resistant strains – is not only rife among the poor masses, but is hitting the caregivers assigned to helping them. SA face quadruple burden South Africa is suffering from a "quadruple burden of disease," the Medical Research Council said on Wednesday. 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. Resistant TB hits hard in KZN About two-thirds of the total number of 314 confirmed extensive drug-resistant tuberculosis patients in South Africa have died of the illness, according to new figures. Mpumalanga a TB 'hot spot' Mpumalanga is a fraction away from being declared a World Health Organization "hot spot" for multi drug-resistant TB. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Exam stress – a challenge for the whole family Cardiovascular risk factors Take care of your teeth. Anytime. Anywhere. Like us on facebook!