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Government could help prison TB victims - activists

Chris Bateman

Abstract


South Africa’s overcrowded prisons are massive TB breeding grounds but there is ‘little political will’ to prioritise interventions which a joint university study in the Western Cape shows could reduce transmission by up to 94%.

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Chris Bateman, HMPG

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Keywords

Prisons, TB, overcrowding, TB prevention

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South African Medical Journal 2012;102(8):645-646.

Article History

Date submitted: 2012-06-22
Date published: 2012-07-09

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