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08 February 2021

New survey shows South Africa has a long way to go in TB fight

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A recent survey on the prevalence of tuberculosis in South Africa has found that the country had a TB prevalence rate of 737 infections per 100 000, with the most affected group being mostly men, aged between 35-44 and 65+.

The findings were released on Friday morning by the Human Science Research Council, which worked with the South African Medical Research Council and the National Institute of Communicable Diseases to survey over 55 000 people in all nine provinces and 110 clusters within the provinces.

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