Reporting made possible in part by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
Tuberculosis is the leading cause of death in South Africa due, in part, to the high prevalence of HIV. Today, the country faces the additional problem of TB bacteria becoming resistant to all available antibiotics. Doctors are running out of treatment options and, as they await new drugs and vaccines, reducing transmission becomes a crucial component of disease control. This audio slideshow investigates the problem in the townships of Cape Town.