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According to The Guardian, “Doctors at the Church of Scotland Hospital in Tugela Ferry [in South Africa] were already grappling with the onslaught of AIDS and its partner in death, tuberculosis.”

Dr. Tony Noll, chief medical officer at the hospital, is additionally now very concerned about a fresh outbreak of apparently untreatable TB. Regular tuberculosis is the single largest killer of those who are already afflicted with AIDS. One in 10 of the South African population is HIV-positive.

Recently the World Health Organization (WHO) and America’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have urged quick action in meeting this new drug-resistant strain of TB. We have this stern warning from the head of the research team at Durban’s Nelson Mandela School of Medicine in dealing with this fresh outbreak of TB: “I hope and pray that that it dies out. If we do nothing about it and it spreads, it could make bird flu look like a picnic.”

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