oa CSIR Science Scope - Dedicated wards for TB patients constructed at nine hospitals : human settlements, construction and building
|Article Title||Dedicated wards for TB patients constructed at nine hospitals : human settlements, construction and building|
|© Publisher:||Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)|
|Journal||CSIR Science Scope|
|Author||Hilda Van Rooyen|
|Publication Date||Sep 2010|
|Pages||52 - 53|
South Africa has insufficient infrastructure to cope with the growing tuberculosis (TB) epidemic, with extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB) now adding to increasing numbers of multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) patients. The CSIR has set out to address the lack of appropriate hospital infrastructure to prevent cross-infection - a key constraint in the effective treatment and rehabilitation of patients.
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