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Tuberculosis in the Kingdom in the Sky

A health worker collects sputum samples for testing
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Malebona Sellonyane (right) has been coughing for more than two weeks and suffering from a fever – common TB symptoms – and agrees to provide sputum samples for testing. The health worker collects three samples to enhance the accuracy of the results.

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