Many people are not aware that COVID-19 and TB both spread through the air, present with the same symptoms including cough and fever, and can be prevented by mask wearing and adequate ventilation as part of infection control measures.
TB Proof Staff
The latest TB Prevalence Study and the Role of community health workers in the national TB recovery plan
The first ever South African National TB Prevalence survey, which commenced in 2017 and was recently launched, has left us reconsidering our approach to eliminating TB in South Africa.
According to the Global Tuberculosis Report 2020, an estimated 10 million people fell ill with tuberculosis (TB) worldwide in 2019 and 1.4 million people died from TB. TB is one of the top 10 causes of death.