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Tuberculosis

22 March 2012

Silicosis and TB: deadly duo

Silicosis is a respiratory disease resulting from exposure to silica, and is common in miners, who also suffer high TB levels.

Silicosis is a respiratory disease resulting from exposure to silica, and is common in miners, who also suffer high TB levels.

Tuberculosis is also a big problem in mines, with an estimated 760 000 new cases each year, according to figures published in 2010 by researchers at Oxford and Brown universities, the University of California, San Francisco and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. http://www.health24.com/news/Tuberculosis/1-4011,56466.asp

 

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