TB in South Africa

SA hospitals are running out of TB drugs

South Africa is running out of an essential medicine for treating very sick patients with tuberculosis (TB) and drug-resistant bacterial infections. Many hospitals are already out of stock.

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.

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.

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