Tuberculosis Centre

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Tuberculosis (TB) is commonly known as a lung disease, but it can affect any part of the body. Tuberculosis is caused by a bacterium which slowly destroys the tissue of the lungs – this is called pulmonary tuberculosis. Only TB of the lungs or throat can be (but are not always) infectious. All forms of TB are curable without lasting health implications if they are diagnosed and treated early enough.

Tuberculosis in SA

Tuberculosis Centre Tuberculosis in SA Tuberculosis (TB) has been present in humans since antiquity. It has been found in the spines of Egyptian mummies dating from 3000 [...]

DOT for TB treatment

Tuberculosis Centre DOT for TB treatment When treating persons with active TB disease, our country has adopted a system called DOT, which stands for directly observed therapy. [...]

Recognise tuberculosis

Tuberculosis Centre Recognise tuberculosis Tuberculosis (TB) is commonly known as a lung disease, but it can affect any part of the body. The bacteria are breathed in [...]

World Tuberculosis Day

Tuberculosis Centre World Tuberculosis Day Details Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 March 2013 13:42 World Tuberculosis Day, falling on March 24 each year, is designed to promote [...]

Connection between tuberculosis and HIV

Tuberculosis Centre Connection between tuberculosis and HIV People infected with HIV (the virus that causes Aids) are more likely than uninfected people to get sick with other [...]

Stick to your TB treatment

Tuberculosis Centre Stick to your TB treatment Tuberculosis (TB) is a potentially life-threatening, airborne bacterial infection that is found worldwide. The treatment is lengthy, but if you [...]

TB is South Africa’s biggest killer

Tuberculosis Centre TB is South Africa's biggest killer Details Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 February 2015 22:27 Tuberculosis (TB) is the number one killer of Africans and [...]

Workplace-acquired tuberculosis (TB)

Tuberculosis Centre Workplace-acquired tuberculosis (TB) Many people walk around with latent tuberculosis (TB) for years without knowing it after having picked up the infection in the workplace. [...]

Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB)

Tuberculosis Centre Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) Details Last Updated on Friday, 26 February 2016 16:17 Tuberculosis remains one of the scourges of our planet, especially in Africa. Fortunately [...]

TB – how much do you know? A quiz

Tuberculosis Centre TB – how much do you know? A quiz World TB Day, falling on 24 March each year, is designed to create public awareness that [...]