Resurgence of Progressive Massive Fibrosis in Coal Miners--Eastern Kentucky, 2016
Describes a sharp increase in cases of Progressive Massive Fibrosis (PMF) from January 2015 through August 2016, as reported by a radiologist treating 60 former or active coal miners in rural central Appalachia. Includes a chart showing percentages of miners with 25 or more years underground work experience in that region who were diagnosed with PMF from 1970-2016.
David J. Blackley, James B. Crum, Cara N. Halldin, Eileen Storey, A. Scott Laney
MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 65(49), 1385-1389
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Appalachia · Chronic respiratory conditions · Occupational health and safety · Statistics and data