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The family of Somisewu Mookozo, 48, who left his job at a gold mine in 2007, after 16 years of work, because a medical exam showed he had contracted Tuberculosis. He began a 6 month treatment plan but stopped when he said he started feeling better. 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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