TB diagnosis breakthrough

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi today announced that the revolutionary GeneXpert MTB/RIF machine will be rolled out across the country.

Diagnosing TB

The diagnosis of TB is not always easy to make and a lot of research is being done to find tests that are more reliable or quicker than the currently available tests.

Quick tests = fewer TB deaths

A rapid diagnostic test for multi drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is being rolled out. But what does that really mean for patients, the public and the Department of Health?

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