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South Africa’s Mortality Rate Dropped In 2012; TB Remained Leading Cause Of Death

Bloomberg News: South African Death Rate Fell in 2012 as TB Stays Top Killer
“South Africa’s mortality rate dropped six percent in 2012 as antiretroviral therapy programs helped cut deaths of HIV-infected patients. Tuberculosis remained the leading killer. The number of deaths in the continent’s second-largest economy dropped to 480,476 from 512,310 a year earlier, Pretoria-based Statistics South Africa said in a report on its website [Thursday]…” (Khanyile/Kew, 9/4).

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