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Crisis of TB in the Mines

Crisis of TB in the Mines

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Rodney Ehrlich from the Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health Research at University of Cape Town describes the factors contributing to the high TB burden within South Africa's mines. This presentation was delivered at a civil society meeting in 2011
Rodney Ehrlich from the Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health Research at University of Cape Town describes the factors contributing to the high TB burden within South Africa's mines. This presentation was delivered at a civil society meeting in 2011

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Published by: Laura Lopez Gonzalez on Apr 10, 2013
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The crisis of TB in the mines
Rodney Ehrlich, Centre for Occupational and EnvironmentalHealth Research, University of Cape Town
 
 
The crisis of TB on the mines
1.
 
Current epidemiology
2.
 
Underlying causes - which are amenable tochange?3.
 
Externality: ex-miners and the migrant sick 4.
 
Implications for national planning
 
 
Measure
(study)
Incidence (
e.g. Glyn 2010
)
 
Approx 3 per 100 p-y(1-7 per 100 p-y)Prevalence of latent TBinfection
(Hanifa 2009)
89%Recurrence rate of PTB
(Glynn 2010)
HIV+: 19 per 100 p-yHIV- : 7.7 per 100 p-yProportion of DR cases
(Calver. 2010)
MDR: 3.6%XDR: 0.2% ?HIV infection (
e.g. Corbett 2004,Girdler Brown 2008)
22-30%
Tuberculosis/HIV in gold mining

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