TB concerns for KZN

TB patient Helen Flynn talks about her battle with the tuberculosis disease. She says her local shopping centre is swarming with infected people Video: eNCA

Durban – KwaZulu-Natal remains one of the provinces worst-hit by the deadly tuberculosis disease.  This week, an increase in TB cases was reported in Wentworth, south of Durban.

According to a recent Statistics South Africa report, the disease accounted for 12 percent of deaths in the country in 2010. 

Professor Harry Hausler from the TB/HIV Care Association says the high death rate from TB can be linked to the high number of people infected with HIV which makes them more susceptible to the disease.  

Helen Flynn is a resident of Wentworth. She is also a TB patient and is HIV positive. Flynn told eNCA that her treatment consisted of 42 injections and five tablets a day.

Watch: Helen Flynn talks about her battle with TB. She says her local shopping centre is swarming with infected people.

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