Theodor, Namibia - TB survivor

My name is Theodor, I am 26 years old and I leave in Greenwell Matongo, Namibia. Three months ago, a close friend noticed that I had been coughing for over a week and advised me to go to the hospital to get my sputum checked. When the results arrived, doctors told me that I had tuberculosis (TB).
Source: WHO Feature Stories - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: tuberculosis [subject], tb, African Region [region], Feature [doctype], Namibia [country] Source Type: news

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