Skip to comments.Tuberculosis Breaks Out At Occupy Atlanta’s Base
Posted on 11/10/2011 3:06:42 PM PST by Lmo56
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.
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ANd here I thought it would be lice that put an end to the Obmavilles.
I figured there would be at least a cholera, ebola, HIV and scabies outbreak before this was all over.
But no pregnancies. Please, no pregnancies from this.
Death, destruction, murder, suicide, rape and now disease.. yea, just like the tea party.
Sounds like they're being quarantined. Bet they're lovin' that. /s
Hope it was that fruit with the bullhorn. John Lewis should be glad now that he was chased off — no exposure to these disease-ridden libtards.
I’m taking 15,000 units of Vit D!!
TB? Wow. How sadly appropriate in some perverse way.
It is to late. If it took that long to ID the problem, then it is most likely out. I would stay the hell away from those areas or anyone who has had contact with ANY such goings on.
I didn’t know Lice and TB where 99% qualities.
Where is Hepatitis C when we need it?
I notice that my liberal Facebook friends aren’t talking about OWS anymore.
I thought Typhus would pop up first.
I’m just surprised we haven’t seen SARS yet.
Don’t worry, it will, along with dysentery and every other pre-twentith century medical horror that can be prevented by simple sanitation, something the great student geniuses of OWS seem either not to comprehend outright reject.
Hows about we just bus them to a differen occupy camp while we fumigate this one?
Actually, they are not pre-twentieth century.
Typhus and Spanish Flu ended WWI. Nobody could field any troops.
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