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The long‐term consequences of pulmonary tuberculosis and respiratory viruses on lung health in young South African children

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Funding Fogarty Program

Emerging Global Leader

Project Information in NIH RePORTER

The long‐term consequences of pulmonary tuberculosis and respiratory viruses on lung health in young South African children

Principal Institution

Stellenbosch University Tygerberg Campus

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

Van Der Zalm, Marieke

Project Contact Information

Email: mariekevdzalm@sun.ac.za

Year(s) Awarded

2020-2025

Country

South Africa

Project Description

Despite increasing awareness of post-tuberculosis respiratory morbidity in adults, there is no data for children yet. An estimated 5 to 10 million children survived tuberculosis between 2000 and 2017 and are at potential risk of lung sequelae (afteraffects). An improved understanding of the impact of tuberculosis and respiratory virus infections on lung health in children could inform strategies to significantly improve the health of young children.

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