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Alarming rate of COPD in SA

Chris Bateman

Abstract


Urgent research is needed to understand the massive potential burden of non-tobacco-related chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Cape Town and South Africa, both of which have among the world’s worst COPD burdens, Prof. Richard van Zyl, Associate Professor and Head of the Lung Clinical Research Unit at the University of Cape Town, said last month.


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Chris Bateman, Health and Medical Publishing Group, South Africa

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South Africa; Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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South African Medical Journal 2016;106(7):654. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2016.v106i7.11147

Article History

Date submitted: 2016-06-07
Date published: 2016-06-17

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