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Tuberculosis Breaks Out At Occupy Atlanta’s Base
CBS Atlanta ^ | 11/10/11 | CBS Atlanta

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.”

(Excerpt) Read more at atlanta.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: atlanta; base; duplicate; occupy; occupyatlanta; ows; owsatlanta; tb; tuberculosis
NOW, will the authorities FINALLY shut this crap down as a health problem?
1 posted on 11/10/2011 3:06:43 PM PST by Lmo56
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To: Lmo56

ANd here I thought it would be lice that put an end to the Obmavilles.


2 posted on 11/10/2011 3:13:55 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

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.


3 posted on 11/10/2011 3:15:51 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: All

Death, destruction, murder, suicide, rape and now disease.. yea, just like the tea party.


4 posted on 11/10/2011 3:18:33 PM PST by newnhdad
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To: Lmo56

Karma-—It’s hell.


5 posted on 11/10/2011 3:19:25 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Lmo56
All person(s) identified as positive have begun treatment and are being monitored to ensure that medication is taken as directed.”

Sounds like they're being quarantined. Bet they're lovin' that. /s

6 posted on 11/10/2011 3:21:49 PM PST by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply ! !)
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To: Lmo56

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.


7 posted on 11/10/2011 3:22:08 PM PST by StAnDeliver (/)
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To: Lmo56

I’m taking 15,000 units of Vit D!!

RIGHT NOW!!!!


8 posted on 11/10/2011 3:23:31 PM PST by djf (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2801220/posts)
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To: Lmo56

TB? Wow. How sadly appropriate in some perverse way.


9 posted on 11/10/2011 3:24:19 PM PST by tioga
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To: Lmo56
If they do NOT quarantine this area then the health dept MUST be held accountable
10 posted on 11/10/2011 3:25:46 PM PST by crz
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To: Lmo56

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.


11 posted on 11/10/2011 3:29:13 PM PST by crz
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To: BenLurkin

I didn’t know Lice and TB where 99% qualities.


12 posted on 11/10/2011 3:35:01 PM PST by omega4179 (We can't wait!............. for the end of an error.....1-20-13)
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To: Lmo56

Where is Hepatitis C when we need it?


13 posted on 11/10/2011 3:37:58 PM PST by MindBender26 (Forget AMEX. Remember your Glock 27: Never Leave Home Without It!)
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To: Lmo56

I notice that my liberal Facebook friends aren’t talking about OWS anymore.


14 posted on 11/10/2011 3:41:30 PM PST by denydenydeny (The moment you step into a world of facts, you step into a world of limits. --Chesterton)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice
But no pregnancies. Please, no pregnancies from this.

Fortunately for us, a good portion of the OWS people seem to be confused about what goes where and with whom, sexually speaking, so the risk of pregnancy is reduced. Except for the rapists, of course. They seem to be well-versed in basic anatomy.
15 posted on 11/10/2011 3:44:38 PM PST by fr_freak
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To: BenLurkin

I thought Typhus would pop up first.


16 posted on 11/10/2011 3:48:48 PM PST by patton ("Je pense donc je suis," - My Horse.)
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To: Lmo56

I’m just surprised we haven’t seen SARS yet.


17 posted on 11/10/2011 4:02:43 PM PST by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: patton

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.


18 posted on 11/10/2011 4:09:00 PM PST by libstripper
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To: Lmo56

Hows about we just bus them to a differen occupy camp while we fumigate this one?

:D


19 posted on 11/10/2011 4:17:46 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: libstripper

Actually, they are not pre-twentieth century.

Typhus and Spanish Flu ended WWI. Nobody could field any troops.


20 posted on 11/10/2011 4:24:14 PM PST by patton ("Je pense donc je suis," - My Horse.)
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To: MrEdd

Oh, H#LL no. you want to sread the contagion? I say, put it under quarrentine. Lock them in.


21 posted on 11/10/2011 4:25:58 PM PST by patton ("Je pense donc je suis," - My Horse.)
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To: tioga

the taxpayers will be paying dearly for this.....monitoring meds,testing,chest xrays and don’t forget the followup TB testing...


22 posted on 11/10/2011 8:01:46 PM PST by cherry
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To: fr_freak
"confused about what goes where and with whom, sexually speaking"

LOL......ain't that the truth....

23 posted on 11/10/2011 8:03:02 PM PST by cherry
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