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A patient gets a chest X-Ray at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Johannesburg. X-Rays are one of the main methods used for initial diagnosis of TB. 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