South Africa has a high TB burden with 35-44 age group year and over 65-year-olds accounting for the largest prevalence. The country’s first-ever TB Prevalence Survey was launched on Friday morning.
“For the age groups 35-44 years old we found TB prevalence was at 1107 per 100 000 which translates into 1%. For those who were 65 years or older the prevalence was 1104 per 100 000 for TB,” said the Human Sciences Research Council’s Dr Sizulu Moyo.
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