Tuberculosis is now the biggest global killer from an infectious disease. There are approximately 10 million new global cases of tuberculosis per year and around 1.4 million people die from the disease. In most sub-Saharan African countries only about half of the patients with active tuberculosis are diagnosed.
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APOPO researches detection rats as a “failsafe” - examining clinic tested human sputum samples delivered from partner clinics in Tanzania, Mozambique and Ethiopia. Any rat-suspect samples are rechecked using WHO endorsed methods and if TB is confirmed, APOPO notifies the clinic. Our research indicates that APOPO is improving clinic detection rates by 40%.
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