Intestinal parasites in novice black miners. Prevalence and possible effect on heat acclimatization.

  • Sam Shearer
  • Published 1988 in
    South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse…


A study of 189 black novice miners at two goldmines showed: (i) an overall prevalence of parasites of 62%; (ii) that parasitization has no significant effect on physical fitness or the ability to acclimatize to heat; (iii) that parasitization does not appear to predispose to more frequent consultations at the mine dressing-stations; and (iv) that… (More)


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