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Tuberculosis: The grim reaper

When: Tuesday, 22 October 2019 - Tuesday, 22 October 2019
Where: Parktown Health Sciences Campus
Marie Curie Lecture Theatre, Wits Medical School
Start time:17:30

Professor Bavesh Kana, from the DST/NRF Centre of Excellence for Biomedical TB Research based in the School of Pathology will present his inaugural lecture.

Tuberculosis (TB) continues to present a clear and present danger to the health of all South Africans, killing more people locally than any other bacterial infectious disease. The problem is worsened by the fact that over half the population in our country carry TB bacteria in an asymptomatic state, suggesting that South Africa will continue to battle with an overwhelming current and future TB problem. This urgent public health care crisis requires the development of new drugs, diagnostics and biomarkers that are tailored towards strengthening the local health care system and improving the lives of people living with this dreaded disease.

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