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Tuberculosis

14 March 2011

More people receive TB in NW

The number of people receiving TB medication and antiretrovirals has increased in North West in the past three years, the provincial health department said.

The number of people receiving TB medication and antiretrovirals has increased in North West in the past three years, the provincial health department said.

Lekgethwane said the province's treatment outcome also improved from 40,3% to 63,7% (over 20% cure rate) with patients defaulting treatment also showing a decrease from 10.8% to 8.3%.

 

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