04 September 2013

A Khayelitsha woman is the first patient to be cured of extremely drug resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) using a high-strength antibiotic not traditionally used to treat TB...

After battling the deadly disease for three years and swallowing more than 30 000 pills, Phumeza Tisile, 23, is finally TB-free after being part of a pilot study by Doctors Without Borders to test the efficacy of linezolid in treating the disease.

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