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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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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Captain Ukitake IS too sexy! Pictures, Images and Photos

The agent that was sent in has succeeded in his mission.

21 posted on 11/10/2011 1:32:07 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Hunton Peck
And people say God doesn't have a sense of humor...

They want to eliminate American exceptionalism.
Hot flash:
This is why us Right Wing Greedy Banker types don't want to share our mansions with filthy stupid white trash drunks and thieving crack smoking ghetto rejects.

Our health plans don't want to pay to cure unnecessary Third World diseases, contracted in some Socialist Utopia... Is leprosy going to become the new badge of honor for the 99%?

22 posted on 11/10/2011 1:32:40 PM PST by jonascord (Political euthanasia would benefit the species...)
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To: molson209

http://biggovernment.com/jjmnolte/2011/10/28/occupywallstreet-the-rap-sheet-so-far/


23 posted on 11/10/2011 1:32:48 PM PST by Scythian
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To: Hunton Peck

Well there you go.


24 posted on 11/10/2011 1:32:53 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Ah, the old Hope-a-Dope.)
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To: Hunton Peck

It costs tons of money to treat drug resistant tuberculosis. Who is going to pay for it? I wish we could send them to Cuba.


25 posted on 11/10/2011 1:32:59 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Hunton Peck

Great. Not that I care about the OWS protesters, but I wonder how many are now at risk thanks to them.


26 posted on 11/10/2011 1:33:35 PM PST by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: colorado tanker

[ 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. ]

How ironic it would be if this were how a Global Flu Pandemic started....


27 posted on 11/10/2011 1:33:36 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Libloather

Yeah, since the Occupy jerks broke and EMT’s leg, If I were a medic I wouldn’t want to help ANYONE at these loony bin events.


28 posted on 11/10/2011 1:34:24 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Hunton Peck

Welcome to Obamaville.


29 posted on 11/10/2011 1:37:18 PM PST by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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To: GraceG

LOL! :)


30 posted on 11/10/2011 1:38:03 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

Bubonic plague to follow shortly.


31 posted on 11/10/2011 1:38:09 PM PST by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: colorado tanker
The reason the City fathers and the police unions are walking the dogs on this situation is that, as Socialists, they want the OWS types to start the Revolution.

After all, the The Sheriff Of Nottingham's Men will protect the City administration from the riot.

All the small business owners will get burned out, but while they pay bribes to the city, they aren't a good source of political donations.

32 posted on 11/10/2011 1:41:02 PM PST by jonascord (Political euthanasia would benefit the species...)
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To: Hunton Peck

its socialism at work, they are just spreading the disease around


33 posted on 11/10/2011 1:46:58 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Hunton Peck

LMFAO!!!!!


34 posted on 11/10/2011 1:48:09 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: jonascord

Agreed. The small business owners near these “camps” are being hurt the worst. The deadbeats chase off business but demand to use their facilities.


35 posted on 11/10/2011 1:48:35 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: GraceG

Great point. As we enter flu season, how many of those deadbeats do you think got shots??


36 posted on 11/10/2011 1:49:43 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: colorado tanker

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrmUkq0jXYA

Roy, go get your FLIT GUN!!!

One day about four or five years ago
We is settin’ at the Conoco station
Kickin’ tires, and swattin’ flies,
And discussin’ the State of the Union
When right out in front of the Baptist church
Come a big ol’ purple school bus
Had astrological signs upon it
And thirty-five hippies and dogs inside
About half of ‘em went for the courthouse lawn
And them dogs commenced on the fireplug
Rest of ‘em set there starin’ at us
And I says, “Roy, go get your Flit gun”
He says, “Which is the hippies? And which is the dogs?”
I says, “Beats the hell outta me, Roy.”
What they was, was a bunch a’ them Crispy Critters
And their leader was a space cadet

He says, “Sagittarius, we has arrived.
“Prepare to disembark, men.
“Get the incense goin’ and the sitar out
“We gonna camp in the city park, man.”

I says, “Boys, let me explain the situation to ya.
“A: you’re gettin’ me down
“And B: we got us a leash law here
“And C: you in the wrong town.
“You drop one string a’ beads in that there park
“And you gonna see a whole lotta stars.
“You got fifteen seconds to get out of town, boys,
“Or we gonna blow ya ta Mars.”

Well, they all got back in the purple bus
And proceeded to the city limits.
Then the telephone rang, was the swimmin’ pool
[- From :http://www.elyrics.net/read/c/c.W.-mcCall-lyrics/crispy-critters-lyrics.html -]
Says a mess a’ wild Critters was in it!
So we all got in the Marshal’s Plymouth
(Which is always at the Conoco station)
Went flashin’ on down to the swimmin’ pool
To give them Critters a citation

By the time we arrived, it was too damn late
Them critters is all had their pants down
Them dogs was tearin’ the bathhouse apart,
And they’s after the fish in the fish pond!
I says, “Roy, you get the one in the silver T-shirt
“And I’ll get the rest with a net.
“We gonna have a jail full a’ naked Crispy Critters
“And a drip-dry space cadet.”

[You’ve watched The Dukes of Hazzard, haven’t you? C’mon, admit it; nobody’s looking. Well, at this point in the song there’s a short interlude which resembles a car chase on Dukes. There’s banjo pickin’ and yee-hawin’ and a general sense of raucous abandon. Oh, yeah, and a few dog barks. It’s round-up time at the swimmin’ pool.]

Well, we gave ‘em hell, but we lost the war
‘Cause them Critters outnumbered us
So they moved in and set up camp
And they lived in that purple school bus
Six weeks later, there was nothin’ in town
But eighty-four dogs and a head shop
Sellin’ dried up weeds, and sunflower seeds,
And astrological postcards

Yeah, Critters took over the City Council
And the dogs all barked their brains out
And the whole damn town was Crispy Critters
And the mayor was a space cadet


37 posted on 11/10/2011 2:02:01 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Hunton Peck
Um, so why are Occupiers taking up space at a homeless shelter anyway. Aren't these homeless people that they are displacing by taking up their space part of the 99% these nutjobs claim to represent?

To be liberal is to be hypocritical.

38 posted on 11/10/2011 2:04:41 PM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Hunton Peck
Just wait until Occupy Atlanta storms the CDC building and releases one of the last live samples of smallpox into the wild like animal rights wackos releasing lab rats.
39 posted on 11/10/2011 2:05:12 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Herman Cain: possibly the escapee most dangerous to the Democrats since Frederick Douglass.)
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To: Moltke

Wait till someone lets loose a few thousand bedbugs. And those sleeping bags make it back home to infect the family digs.


40 posted on 11/10/2011 2:05:27 PM PST by Boojum
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To: Pearls Before Swine

When I contracted atypical TB, 40 years ago, I was forced into a locked ward at Milwaukee County General. 9 months! They finally figured out that it was atypical, non-contagious, and that I probably had gotten it when I split up my overcrowded Lily bed.


41 posted on 11/10/2011 2:06:56 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Hunton Peck

Imagine that!

Abandon sanitation, and proper diet, and disease breaks out.

What will they think up next?


42 posted on 11/10/2011 2:07:15 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

If its noncontagious, how did you get it from your lily bed?


43 posted on 11/10/2011 2:09:30 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: editor-surveyor

It’s not contagious human to human.


44 posted on 11/10/2011 2:21:46 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Hunton Peck

When I was a kid visiting the family farm, we’d take care of the diseased animals with a .22 or whack them in the head with a board. It’s just what you do.


45 posted on 11/10/2011 3:05:44 PM PST by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: GraceG

:-))


46 posted on 11/10/2011 3:07:51 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 ...

Partial list of crimes. 189 so far on the Big Government site.

Occupy Wall St Rap Sheet

47 posted on 11/10/2011 3:25:22 PM PST by Upstate NY Guy
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To: twhitak
Good for them the CDC is nearby.

These Occupy camps could actually be very useful in terms of providing good test sites for the spread of infectious diseases and parasites. I wonder if the CDC or any of the university medical programs are collecting data. It seems like a waste if they are not.

We probably haven't had such good conditions in the USA to study infectious diseases and vermin since the Civil War.

48 posted on 11/10/2011 4:21:17 PM PST by Upstate NY Guy
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To: colorado tanker
Those officials are being grossly negligent in their duties for cheap political gain.

Sounds like a campaign issue to me.

49 posted on 11/10/2011 7:24:53 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Hunton Peck

My biological father(I’m adopted),died from tuberculosis.


50 posted on 11/10/2011 7:27:11 PM PST by FreeDeerHawk
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