New form of TB claims life

An extremely drug- resistant form of TB claimed its first victim in the Western Cape and five further cases were diagnosed, Independent Online reported yesterday.

An extremely drug- resistant form of TB claimed its first victim in the Western Cape and five further cases were diagnosed, Independent Online reported yesterday.

This brings to eight the number of people identified in the province with the deadly strain of the infectious disease.

A 23-year-old Cape Town woman who died at the Brooklyn Chest Hospital was found to have suffered from the disease, said Dr Keith Cloete. - Sapa

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