oa Professional Nursing Today - Together we can stop TB : health awareness

Volume 9, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1607-6672



The number of TB cases in South Africa is growing rapidly, increasing the risk of infection to all of us. At least 256 000 TB cases were diagnosed and treated in 2003. Two years earlier, the number was 187 000. Highly infectious "smear positive" cases went up from 98 800 to 116 200 between 2002 and 2003. (Department of Health.)

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