n South African Medical Journal - Knowledge of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in the Thabo Mofutsanyana District, Free State, South Africa : a Grade 10 learner's project : correspondence

Volume 106, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



To the Editor: Tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the leading causes of mortality in the world. South Africa (SA) has the third highest incidence of TB, largely fuelled by the HIV epidemic and poor TB management. The incidence of multidrug-resistant (MDR)-TB is also increasing, with SA among the five countries contributing to 60% of new cases. The reported number of deaths in SA due to MDR-TB has increased by 16.6% between 2013 and 2014.

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