Depression and anxiety are common amongst TB patients and a UCT study says counselling is needed to keep sufferers on treatment.
Depression and anxiety are common amongst TB patients and a UCT study says counselling is needed to keep sufferers on treatment.

About 80% of people have the TB germ inside their bodies, but that doesn’t mean they will all develop the disease.

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