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Nthshngose Pumelelo waits to receive treatment for TB at Mnceba Clinic. This is the second time he has had TB and his mother has also had the disease. This clinic sees many patients with TB and provides free treatment. 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