Annually, 1% of gold miners die – 4% sent home sick

Chris Bateman


What was believed to hold high promise in bringing down the tuberculosis (TB) prevalence among highly migratory gold miners, wide-scale prophylactic drug intervention among asymptomatic (dormant) carriers, has now been found to have little protective effect. 

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Chris Bateman, HMPG

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tuberculosis; mining sector; ART programme

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South African Medical Journal 2014;104(3):160-162. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.7998

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Date submitted: 2014-01-28
Date published: 2014-01-29

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