Project 3

Determining rates of TB disease among healthcare workers in Free State and Gauteng provinces


Lead researchers

  • Lyndsay O’Hara, Student Investigator, UBC
  • Muzimkhulu Zungu, University of the Free State -South Africa
  • Molebogeng Malotle, University of the Free State -South Africa
  • Annalee Yassi, UBC
  • Mark Fitzgerald, UBC
  • Elizabeth Bryce, UBC

Study description

According to the World Health Organization, sub-saharan Africa has the greatest proportion of new cases of tuberculosis (TB) per population. Thus, healthcare workers practicing in this region present a high risk of exposure and infection with TB. To address this issue, the current study aims to estimate the incidence rate of TB diseases (all forms, including drug-resistant) among all employees of the Free State and Gauteng Departments of Health from 2009-2012 who had worked in the health department at least one month.

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