Worst TB outbreak in 20 years kept secret!!!

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PostMon Jul 09, 2012 3:47 pm » by domdabears


The CDC officer had a serious warning for Florida health officials in April: A tuberculosis outbreak in Jacksonville was one of the worst his group had investigated in 20 years. Linked to 13 deaths and 99 illnesses, including six children, it would require concerted action to stop.

That report had been penned on April 5, exactly nine days after Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed the bill that shrank the Department of Health and required the closure of the A.G. Holley State Hospital in Lantana, where tough tuberculosis cases have been treated for more than 60 years.

As health officials in Tallahassee turned their focus to restructuring, Dr. Robert Luo’s 25-page report describing Jacksonville’s outbreak — and the measures needed to contain it – went unseen by key decision makers around the state. At the health agency, an order went out that the TB hospital must be closed six months ahead of schedule.

Had they seen the letter, decision makers would have learned that 3,000 people in the past two years may have had close contact with contagious people at Jacksonville’s homeless shelters, an outpatient mental health clinic and area jails. Yet only 253 people had been found and evaluated for TB infection, meaning Florida’s outbreak was, and is, far from contained.

The public was not to learn anything until early June, even though the same strain was appearing in other parts of the state, including Miami.

More of the article http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/ ... ret/nPpLs/
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PostMon Jul 09, 2012 4:28 pm » by monica44


Its happening here to although there is not much printed about it, diseases like TB were virtually wiped out from western civilizations, but i guess cheap [ish] global travel, and with vast numbers coming over from Africa etc i cannot see this subsiding anytime soon, infact i think we are going to see substantial increases of these diseases in years to come.
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PostMon Jul 09, 2012 4:46 pm » by Shendao


Whilst I agree that the increase in drug resistant TB hasn't been highlighted in the media, it isn't hidden from health workers.

Some info on the spread of drug resistant TB

http://www.who.int/tb/challenges/mdr/en/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-18717811
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PostMon Jul 09, 2012 5:31 pm » by Evildweeb


Since the general public medical community has always been aware of the need to watch for certain public cases, it is the lack of attention to such issues by officials and the silence of information from our good buddies at the media that brings more alarm to this story.

So with that said, if something bad is going to happen, it will always start in Florida. :flop:


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PostMon Jul 09, 2012 5:52 pm » by domdabears


My girlfriend is a nurse at a hospital. She caught it last year from a patient. She has to take a pill everyday for a year.
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PostMon Jul 09, 2012 6:06 pm » by monica44


They, TPTB, have been able to put a man on the moon, build Hadron Colider and other such monumental feats but they cannot eradicate some of the oldest diseases known to mankind ?
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PostMon Jul 09, 2012 7:47 pm » by domdabears


monica44 wrote:They, TPTB, have been able to put a man on the moon, build Hadron Colider and other such monumental feats but they cannot eradicate some of the oldest diseases known to mankind ?

Yeah....

Even the common cold. Big money maker.
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PostTue Jul 10, 2012 4:59 am » by mediasorcery


Fuk tb. Yuk.
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PostTue Jul 10, 2012 8:41 am » by I2haveseen


K. Cn't help but laugh at (&yet) with (fncukig sheeple) big phama n their drugs/medicdal/Vacines/shots/anti this/anti that/the list is end less. I gotta Love/Hate. You'ld be a fool to say they haven't extented life expectancey. but just as foolish to not realiise: The longer you live, the more you consume.
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