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DiabloViejo
07-08-2012, 11:59 PM
<span style="color: #000099">Drugs to treat a simple case of TB cost abround $500, but if a patient does not take them regularly and the strain becomes drug-resistant, the cost of treatment skyrockets to $275,000. Meanwhile, Florida closed it's one and only TB hospital.</span>

"According to the Post, by April the outbreak had been linked to thirteen deaths, with 99 individuals infected, including six children. Most of those affected were poor black men, ten of whom simply wasted away from the disease before getting treatment or were not treated in time to stop its progression.

Now it is estimated that as many as 3000 people may have been exposed to the strain over the past two years, mainly in Jacksonville’s homeless shelters, jails, and a mental health clinic. Only 253 of those have been found, of whom one-third have tested positive for TB exposure."-- (Raw Story.com)

Worst TB outbreak in 20 years kept secret
State rushes closure of its only TB hospital in Lantana
Updated: 6:10 p.m. Sunday, July 8, 2012 | Posted: 10:52 a.m. Sunday, July 8, 2012

By Stacey Singer
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

JACKSONVILLE — 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 <u>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.</u>

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.<u> At the health agency, an order went out that the TB hospital must be closed six months ahead of schedule.
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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.

Tuberculosis is a lung disease more associated with the 18th century than the 21st, referred to as “consumption” in Dickensian times because its victims would grow gaunt and wan as their lungs disintigrated and they slowly died. The CDC investigator described a similar fate for 10 of the 13 people who died in Jacksonville.

Read the rest here: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/worst-tb-outbreakin-20-years-kept-secret/nPpLs/

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Sev
07-09-2012, 06:00 AM
To bad we will never know who patient zero is.
Odds are probably pretty good it started with an illegal alien.

DiabloViejo
07-09-2012, 03:43 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Sev</div><div class="ubbcode-body">To bad we will never know who patient zero is.
Odds are probably pretty good it started with an illegal alien. </div></div>

Nah, my money is on that it started with a racist xenophobic cracker.

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Soflasnapper
07-09-2012, 04:24 PM
Given how these things really work, there's an excellent chance it started in a US government/military lab, whomever it was they decided to infect.

Sev
07-09-2012, 06:46 PM
Uh huh.
Color me skeptical on that one.

Soflasnapper
07-10-2012, 11:37 AM
Why would you be skeptical?

You know the weaponized micro-aerosolized anthrax in 2001 came from governmental laboratories and defense industry insiders, right? (Ames strain, Ft. Dietrich.)

Ever see the testimony in the US Senate pre-AIDS about how they were looking for a genetically-engineered retrovirus combo bio-weapon that they said would have the exact characteristics of the later HIV's?

Do you know that the US military has the largest stocks of biological and chemical warfare weaponry in the world?

Sev
07-10-2012, 12:30 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Soflasnapper</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Why would you be skeptical?

You know the weaponized micro-aerosolized anthrax in 2001 came from governmental laboratories and defense industry insiders, right? (Ames strain, Ft. Dietrich.)

Ever see the testimony in the US Senate pre-AIDS about how they were looking for a genetically-engineered retrovirus combo bio-weapon that they said would have the exact characteristics of the later HIV's?

Do you know that the US military has the largest stocks of biological and chemical warfare weaponry in the world?

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Of we do.
However it is also a fact that people entering this nation from third world countries illegally have brought with the diseases that we had to date conquered in this country.

Soflasnapper
07-10-2012, 01:35 PM
The above reporting shows the state of Florida's health officials at the top decided to bury news of this outbreak and not deal with it, because at the time it affected only lower economic class destitute people. Local health officials, desperate, turned to the CDC when the state level officials twiddled their thumbs.

Then Gov. Scott closed the hospital that dealt with the worst TB cases, even ordering it shuttered six months before the planned closing.

Your overlords show their hand.

Sev
07-10-2012, 01:37 PM
Illegal immigrants are typically in that group.