Thursday, March 24, 2011

World Health Organisation voices concerns

By Lelethu Mquqo
24 March 2011

The World Health Organisation has warned on World TB Day that the number of cases of the multi-drug resistant strain of the disease will reach 2 million by 2015 if they are left unchecked.

The number of the hard-to-treat strains of the lung disease has doubled in recent years.

More than 400-thousand cases of TB were identified in South Africa in 2009.

The Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal account for almost half of all cases.

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