New TB testing strategy ups diagnosis in clinics by 17%
DATE: 6 April 2021
The problem is complex. Presenting findings from South Africa’s first National TB Prevalence Survey last month, Dr Sizulu Moyo of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) explained that care-seeking among participants with symptoms suggestive of TB was delayed with almost two-thirds having not sought care at the time of their participation in the survey, and 60.2% of these reporting that they were still planning to seek care. A further 26.6% regarded the symptoms as not serious and thus did not seek care.
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