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Correction to: Small contribution of gold mines to the ongoing tuberculosis epidemic in South Africa: a modeling-based study

  • Stewart T. ChangEmail author
  • Violet N. Chihota
  • Katherine L. Fielding
  • Alison D. Grant
  • Rein M. Houben
  • Richard G. White
  • Gavin J. Churchyard
  • Philip A. Eckhoff
  • Bradley G. Wagner
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Correction to: BMC Med

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12916-018-1037-3

The original article [1] did not contain comprehensive information regarding two authors’ affiliations that may be considered a potential competing interest. VN Chihota and GJ Churchyard are affiliated with the Aurum Institute. The Aurum Institute was founded in 1998 as a subsidiary of Anglogold Ashanti Health Services to meet the needs of AngloGold Ashanti with respect to TB, HIV, and occupational lung diseases. The name was changed to Aurum Institute in 2005 when it became independent from AngloGold Ashanti Health Services. The Aurum Institute is now a registered not-for-profit, public benefit organisation that receives no funding from the mining industry.

Reference

  1. 1.
    Chang ST, et al. Small contribution of gold mines to the ongoing tuberculosis epidemic in South Africa: a modeling-based study. BMC Med. 2018;16:52.  https://doi.org/10.1186/s12916-018-1037-3.CrossRefPubMedPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stewart T. Chang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Violet N. Chihota
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Katherine L. Fielding
    • 3
    • 5
  • Alison D. Grant
    • 3
    • 6
    • 7
  • Rein M. Houben
    • 8
  • Richard G. White
    • 8
  • Gavin J. Churchyard
    • 2
    • 3
    • 9
  • Philip A. Eckhoff
    • 10
  • Bradley G. Wagner
    • 10
  1. 1.Institute for Disease ModelingBellevueUSA
  2. 2.Aurum InstituteJohannesburgSouth Africa
  3. 3.School of Public Health, Faculty of Health SciencesUniversity of WitwatersrandJohannesburgSouth Africa
  4. 4.Foundation for Innovative New DiagnosticsGenevaSwitzerland
  5. 5.Department of Infectious Disease EpidemiologyLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical MedicineLondonUK
  6. 6.Department of Clinical ResearchLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical MedicineLondonUK
  7. 7.Africa Health Research Institute, School of Nursing and Public HealthUniversity of KwaZulu-NatalDurbanSouth Africa
  8. 8.TB Modelling Group, CMMID, TB Centre, London School of Hygiene and Tropical MedicineLondonUK
  9. 9.Advancing Treatment and Care for TB/HIV, South African Medical Research CouncilJohannesburgSouth Africa
  10. 10.Institute for Disease ModelingBellevueUSA

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