New Tech Offers Hope of Tackling TB


Face masks incorporating satellite tracking and cough samplers are among the new technologies being tested to help researchers in South Africa try to control the epidemic of drug-resistant tuberculosis.

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  • South Africa:  New Tech Offers Hope of Tackling TB

    SciDev.Net, 22 March 2014

    Face masks incorporating satellite tracking and cough samplers are among the new technologies being tested to help researchers in South Africa try to control the epidemic of ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Nurses to Lead Charge Against DR-TB

    Health-e, 24 March 2014

    In a country of more than 50 million people, it is hard to be a "first" but Ntombasekaya Mlandu is. She is the first nurse trained to initiate and manage multi-drug resistant ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Doctor Turns Patient After Contracting XDR-TB

    Health-e, 24 March 2014

    It took one cough and a sputter to change the life of a West Rand doctor after she contracted extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) at Johannesburg's Lerato Hospital. read more »

  • South Africa:  SA Marks World TB Day

    SAnews.gov.za, 24 March 2014

    Tuberculosis in the mines is expected to be the focus of this year's World TB Day event in Fochville. read more »

  • South Africa:  TB Is Number One Killer

    Voice of America, 21 March 2014

    As the world observes World TB Day on March 24 to raise awareness of the fight against tuberculosis, South Africa is struggling to conquer its top killer. Activists say more focus ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Fighting the White Plague

    GroundUp, 24 March 2014

    Today is World TB Day. More people die of tuberculosis in South Africa than from any other disease. The HIV epidemic is to a large degree responsible for that. Dealing effectively ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Gauteng Records Improved TB Cure Rate

    SAnews.gov.za, 20 March 2014

    The availability of GeneXpert machines, which speed up the diagnosis of TB and Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) TB, has resulted in quicker detection of MDR TB, says Gauteng Health MEC ... read more »

  • South Africa:  SA Working Hard to Beat TB

    SAnews.gov.za, 20 March 2014

    As the country prepares to join the rest of the world in commemorating World TB Day on Monday, Cabinet has encouraged South Africans to work together with government to combat the ... read more »

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