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25 April 2018

First national TB prevalence survey enters second leg

Medical Brief

South Africa’s first National Tuberculosis (TB) Prevalence Survey has entered its second leg as fieldworkers visit households around the Eastern Cape to invite eligible community members to participate in a study that aims to determine the prevalence of TB disease in South Africa.

The survey, commissioned by the National Department of Health and undertaken by the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), has reached a 90% participation rate despite the challenging geographical terrain in some rural pockets of the Eastern Cape province.

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