|Document ID (ISN)||111517|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Rees D., Murray J., Nelson G., Sonnenberg P.
||Oscillating migration and the epidemics of silicosis, tuberculosis, and HIV infection in South African gold miners
||2010, Vol.53, p.398-404. Illus. 46 ref.
||Hundreds of thousands of men from rural areas of South Africa and neighbouring countries have come to seek work in the gold mines. They are not immigrants in the usual sense as they work for periods in the mines, go home, and then return. This is termed oscillating or circular migration. Today, there exist serious interrelated epidemics of silicosis, tuberculosis, and HIV infection in the gold mining industry. This article discusses the role of oscillating migration in fuelling these epidemics, by examining the historical, political, social and economic contexts of these diseases.
||South Africa; state of health; migrant workers; gold mining; social aspects
||immunodeficiency syndrome; tuberculosis; silicosis; economic aspects
||D - Periodical articles
||Mines and quarries
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Mining and quarrying
OSH in developing countries