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TB in South Africa

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).

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.

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