Phenotypic and genotypic characterisation of mycobacterium tuberculosi strains in relation to the transmission of tuberculosis in South African mines

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dc.contributor.author Muthivhi., Tshilidzi, Neleus.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-15T07:54:16Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-15T07:54:16Z
dc.date.issued 2000
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10539/26043
dc.description A thesis submitted to the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The prevalence of tuberculosis in South African miners is substantially higher than that of in the general population. Through exposure to dust which leads to different degrees of silicosis, and by working in enclosed spaces where coughed out bacilli can survive in droplet nuclei and be inhaled by other workers, miners are especially prone to to become infected with M. tuberculosis and develop the disease. It is not only the working conditions which promote transmission of M. tuberculosis, but the living conditions as well. Most miners live and sleep in rooms shared by up to eight other men, which increases the opportunity for transmission, leading to both primary and reinfection tuberculosis. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.subject.mesh Mycobacterium tuberculosis
dc.subject.mesh Silicosis
dc.subject.mesh Bacillus
dc.title Phenotypic and genotypic characterisation of mycobacterium tuberculosi strains in relation to the transmission of tuberculosis in South African mines en_ZA
dc.type Thesis en_ZA
dc.description.librarian IT2018 en_ZA


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