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06 April 2021

New TB testing strategy ups diagnosis in clinics by 17%


The problem is complex. Presenting findings from South Africa’s first National TB Prevalence Survey last month, Dr Sizulu Moyo of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) explained that care-seeking among participants with symptoms suggestive of TB was delayed with almost two-thirds having not sought care at the time of their participation in the survey, and 60.2% of these reporting that they were still planning to seek care. A further 26.6% regarded the symptoms as not serious and thus did not seek care.

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