To stop the ever-growing spread of 750,000 new TB cases annually throughout sub-Saharan African, medical researchers say improved working and living conditions for miners in gold mines is paramount.

Author: Dorothy Kosich
Posted:  Thursday , 10 Jun 2010


A study by researchers from Oxford University, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the University of California-San Francisco, and Brown University, published in the American Journal of Public Health, finds that as many as one-third of the new 750,000 tuberculosis cases occurring annually in sub-Saharan Africa may be linked to mining.

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