Thembinkosi N. ,50, worked in the gold mines in South Africa for 30 years until he was released in 2004 with TB. His wife died of TB in 2007 at the age of 31 and he regularly visits her grave to pray. 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.
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