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Thembinkosi Mfana, 53, worked in the gold mines for 26 years until 2005 when he was released after a medical exam showed he had HIV and TB. He went home and received treatment for TB. His wife currently has TB. South African Gold miners are particularly vulnerable to contracting TB because of the small, poorly ventilated work conditions, high rates of TB and high rates of silicosis, a lung disease often found in miners that increases the chance of catching TB.
- David Rochkind
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- TB in Gold Miners / South Africa