oa Central African Journal of Medicine - A mass miniature radiography and tuberculin-testing survey in African miners: And their dependants on the copperbelt of N. Rhodesia. 1957-58

Volume 6, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



(1) The prevalence of active tuberculosis on the Copperbelt is at least 4.3 per 1,000. (2) Adult males are at greatest risk-5.6 per 1,000. (3) Mass miniature radiography of adult males combined with tuberculin-testing and vaccination of negative reactors is the most important economical measure for the prevention and spread of the disease. (4) Families of urban workers should be tuberculin-tested and the negative reactors vaccinated with Vole b::tcilIus vaccine or E.C.G. The positive reactors must be X�rayed-adults on miniature films and children on large films.

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