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Doctors look at a chest X-Ray of a man suspected of having tuberculosis at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Johannesburg. In this part of the hospital TB patients are not isolated from other patients, increasing the risk of passing the disease. South African Gold miners are particularly vulnerable to contracting TB because of the small, poorly ventilated work and living conditions, high rates of HIV and high rates of silicosis, a lung disease often found in miners that increases the chance of having active TB.
- David Rochkind
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- TB in Gold Miners / South Africa