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Tuberculosis Breaks Out At Occupy Atlanta’s Base
CBS ^ | November 10, 2011 1:55 PM | unattributed

Posted on 11/10/2011 1:18:11 PM PST by Hunton Peck

ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta) – The home base for Occupy Atlanta has tested positive for tuberculosis.

The Fulton County Health Department confirmed Wednesday that residents at the homeless shelter where protesters have been occupying have contracted the drug-resistant disease. WGCL reports that a health department spokeswoman said there is a possibility that both Occupy Atlanta protesters and the homeless people in the shelter may still be at risk since tuberculosis is contracted through air contact.

“Over the last three months were have been two persons who have resided in this facility who have been diagnosed with confirmed or suspected infectious tuberculosis (TB),” said Fulton County Services Director Matthew McKenna in a written statement to CBS Atlanta. “One of these persons was confirmed to have a strain of TB that is resistant to a single, standard medication used to treat this condition. All person(s) identified as positive have begun treatment and are being monitored to ensure that medication is taken as directed.”

The Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless has indicated that two cases have been made public knowledge to the group, the first coming from someone who contracted the disease in September. The identities of the people who have contracted the disease, however, have not been disclosed by the health department to this point.

The news of the tuberculosis contractions could force Occupy Atlanta to move once again. WGCL reports that more than 100 protesters made the move to the homeless shelter Oct. 30 after Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed evicted Occupy Atlanta from Woodruff Park, citing that they were no longer allowed to camp out overnight. The homeless shelter is also facing an eviction of its own from the city.

Messages left by CBS Atlanta for Occupy Atlanta and the Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless were not immediately returned.


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: atlanta; base; democrats; filth; liberalfilth; liberals; obamaville; obamayouth; occupy; occupyatlanta; occupylist; ows; owsisajoke; pigs; progressives; tb; tuberculosis
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1 posted on 11/10/2011 1:18:13 PM PST by Hunton Peck
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To: Hunton Peck

It’s Bush’s fault.


2 posted on 11/10/2011 1:19:11 PM PST by eCSMaster (Democrats: the Party of NO!)
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To: Hunton Peck

lolololol


3 posted on 11/10/2011 1:19:47 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Pimp your blog for hits on Free Republic!)
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To: eCSMaster

Just like the Tea Party.........


4 posted on 11/10/2011 1:20:00 PM PST by PittsburghAfterDark
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To: Hunton Peck

Don’t be alarmed.

This is just Darwinian Natural Selection at work.

Wait until the influenza epidemic hits.


5 posted on 11/10/2011 1:20:03 PM PST by paterfamilias
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To: Hunton Peck

Not to worry - we have Obamacare!


6 posted on 11/10/2011 1:21:08 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Hunton Peck

Staying out all winter in crowded close quarters, or in this case, forced indoors with long-time unhealthy homeless people. Cough, cough. The TB isn’t much of a surprise. The drug resistance of the strains is more modern—probably a mix of HIV incubators and illegals bringing that in. A real public health hazard.


7 posted on 11/10/2011 1:21:53 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Hunton Peck

They will have to rely on big drug merchants and those awful private hospitals for treatment.


8 posted on 11/10/2011 1:22:11 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Hunton Peck

*SMIRK*


9 posted on 11/10/2011 1:23:13 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Hunton Peck

Good for them the CDC is nearby.


10 posted on 11/10/2011 1:23:17 PM PST by twhitak
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

My thoughts exactly. HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA


11 posted on 11/10/2011 1:23:59 PM PST by mk2000
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To: twhitak

Does anybody have a complete list of crimes, rapes, murders, diseases, arrests at these occupy protests, that would make one heck of a list ...


12 posted on 11/10/2011 1:25:53 PM PST by Scythian
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To: Hunton Peck

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.


13 posted on 11/10/2011 1:28:47 PM PST by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Occupy the 17th century!


14 posted on 11/10/2011 1:29:09 PM PST by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: paterfamilias

[ Don’t be alarmed.

This is just Darwinian Natural Selection at work.

Wait until the influenza epidemic hits. ]

Quarantine the area immediately and give the protesters a big giant tent they can wallow about it and pass it on tot he other freaks.

Check back in a year to see if there are any survivors....


15 posted on 11/10/2011 1:29:15 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Hunton Peck

Just wait until we start hearing about the exotic STDs!


16 posted on 11/10/2011 1:30:06 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The enemy of my enemy is my candidate.<sup>®</sup>)
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To: Hunton Peck
Part of me wants to relish the schadenfreude.

Another part of me is outraged by the refusal of city administrators and police to enforce the law. There is a reason for regulations about overnight camping in urban parks, basic sanitation in handling food and waste, etc. It's to try to ensure public health and safety.

Those officials are being grossly negligent in their duties for cheap political gain.

17 posted on 11/10/2011 1:30:06 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Scythian

Does anybody have a complete list of crimes, rapes, murders, diseases, arrests at these occupy protests, that would make one heck of a list ...

the internet is not big enough


18 posted on 11/10/2011 1:30:06 PM PST by molson209
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To: Hunton Peck

TB will take years off of a persons life.


19 posted on 11/10/2011 1:31:52 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Hunton Peck
MEDIC!


20 posted on 11/10/2011 1:31:55 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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