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Physician heal thyself – Q&A with Dr Dalene von Delft
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Physician heal thyself – Q&A with Dr Dalene von Delft

by: Nicci Botha | 17 Aug 2015 When Dalene von Delft started working as a doctor, she knew there were risks. But what she didn’t bargain for was contracting a life-threatening disease. She contracted multi-drug-resistant TB (MDR TB), basically a strain of tuberculosis that is difficult to cure because it does not respond to most...

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The fight of her life
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The fight of her life

by Jamie Petersen on August 3rd, 2015 In 2010 then 19-year-old Phumeza Tisile, from Port Elizabeth, was told she had tuberculosis. What she did not know was that she had contracted extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB), the deadliest form of the disease. Tisile had been misdiagnosed and therefore given the wrong medication. As a result, she...

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