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30 March 2021

Screening through Chest X-Rays a more accurate diagnostic tool for scores of untreated South African TB patients

The recent TB survey was conducted between 2017 and 2018 by the South African Medical Research Council, Human Sciences Research Council and the National Institute for Communicable Diseases on behalf of the Department of Health. Henning says an extremely important finding was that most people who tested positive for TB in the survey, did not experience any of the classic symptoms such as fever, weight loss and or appetite loss, night sweats, a persistent productive cough and as fatigue.

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