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TB infected man coming to Denver ( from Atlanta's CDC )
Rocky staff and wire reports ^ | May 30, 2007

Posted on 05/30/2007 8:43:23 AM PDT by george76

A man diagnosed with a rare strain of tuberculosis will be flown to Denver for treatment at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center.

This morning, officials at Denver’s National Jewish Medical and Research Center weren’t sure when the now world-famous TB patient would arrive for treatment.

"I think they’re still figuring out how he’s going to get here," said hospital spokesman William Allstetter. The unidentified patient was transferred from New York to Atlanta on a CDC airplane.

Allstetter stressed that National Jewish, which is world renown for treatment of respiratory and immune disorders, is well-prepared to handle the case.

"We treat about a half dozen very drug-resistant TB cases a year," Allstetter said. "The doctors know how to take care and isolate people and we’ve never had any trouble with people contracting that disease (from a TB patient like the Atlanta-area man)."

The patient will be treated in a isolation ward that’s specially pressurized so air only flows into that the room, he said. Air within the room is pumped through a filter where ultra violet light kills any airborne bacteria.

(Excerpt) Read more at rockymountainnews.com ...


TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society; US: Colorado; US: Georgia; US: New York
KEYWORDS: airborne; airbornebacteria; bacteria; cdc; drugresistanttb; nationaljewish; tb; tuberculosis; xdrtb
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Is he flying commercially or in a private jet from Atlanta to Denver ?

He may have a *cough*

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1 posted on 05/30/2007 8:43:25 AM PDT by george76
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To: cherry

A man with a form of tuberculosis so dangerous he is under the first U.S. government-ordered quarantine since 1963 told a newspaper he took one trans-Atlantic flight for his wedding and honeymoon and another because he feared for his life.

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/health/13409988/detail.html?rss=den&psp=news


2 posted on 05/30/2007 8:44:56 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: sageb1

The man told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that while doctors told him they preferred that he put off his long-planned wedding in Greece, they didn’t order him not to fly.

He knew that he had tuberculosis, but didn’t think he was a danger, he said.

“We headed off to Greece thinking everything’s fine,” said the man, who declined to be identified in the newspaper because of the stigma attached to his diagnosis.


3 posted on 05/30/2007 8:46:08 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: TigersEye

ping


4 posted on 05/30/2007 8:46:18 AM PDT by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance to the will of Allah ...... dilligaf? with an efg.....)
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To: george76

‘The unidentified patient ‘

Why is this 2007 version of Typhoid Mary granted anonymity?


5 posted on 05/30/2007 8:47:40 AM PDT by Badeye (You know its a kook site when they ban the word 'kook')
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To: neverdem; colorado tanker

Health officials worry about “multidrug-resistant” TB, which can withstand the mainline antibiotics isoniazid and rifampin. The man was infected with something even worse — “extensively drug-resistant” TB, also called XDR-TB, which resists many drugs used to treat the infection.

There have been 17 U.S. XDR-TB cases since 2000, according to CDC statistics.


6 posted on 05/30/2007 8:47:43 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Badeye

It shouldn’t be too hard for any competent news organization to identify this guy, we know most of his itinerary, we know he got married in Greece, we know he flew back to Montreal, rented a car and drove to New York. Lots of fodder for investigative reporters, if any of them are interested in a challenge.


8 posted on 05/30/2007 8:50:59 AM PDT by 3AngelaD (They've screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, now they're here screwing up ours.)
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To: 3AngelaD

Denver...just like in The Stand.


9 posted on 05/30/2007 8:54:04 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: george76

Wouldn’t it be a good idea to quarantine his new bride for a few weeks as well?


10 posted on 05/30/2007 8:54:46 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: george76

This idiot was told not to travel in Europe and yet he took flights anyway to Canada then drove across the border into the U.S. so he could get married. Way to go! A public stoning sounds about right!


11 posted on 05/30/2007 8:55:12 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: JackRyanCIA

If we get Hillary’s ‘free’ health care here, then there will be another flood of illegals from all over the world.


12 posted on 05/30/2007 8:57:59 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
"I think they’re still figuring out how he’s going to get here," said hospital spokesman William Allstetter.

Coffin? Urn? Why are they moving him, what is the risk assessment madness in that? Oh, unlimited tax dollar budget.

13 posted on 05/30/2007 8:59:24 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Fred Thompson in 2008 - there is no doubt about it!)
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To: PAR35

Seems logical.

a good idea to quarantine his new bride for a few weeks as well?


14 posted on 05/30/2007 8:59:37 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: 3AngelaD

This seems confusing if he was legal :

Montreal, rented a car and drove to New York


15 posted on 05/30/2007 9:00:32 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
If we get Hillary’s ‘free’ health care here, then there will be another flood of illegals from all over the world.

Illegals and the 'poor' already get free health care. Just go to the emergency room some night to see ...

16 posted on 05/30/2007 9:00:48 AM PDT by ColdWater
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To: JackRyanCIA; george76

This strain often arises naturally from cases of ordinary TB, as the bug develops resistance to the drugs being used to treat it. This is probably not a case of an imported disease.


18 posted on 05/30/2007 9:02:50 AM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: 3AngelaD

‘It shouldn’t be too hard for any competent news organization to identify this guy, we know most of his itinerary, we know he got married in Greece, we know he flew back to Montreal, rented a car and drove to New York. Lots of fodder for investigative reporters, if any of them are interested in a challenge.’

I know, which then causes you to wonder how it is ALL OF THEM seem to have decided at the same time not to identify the man.


19 posted on 05/30/2007 9:03:44 AM PDT by Badeye (You know its a kook site when they ban the word 'kook')
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To: george76

It begs the question “Where did HE get the TB from?” must have been someone else here in the states, I hope they grill him on this.


20 posted on 05/30/2007 9:04:35 AM PDT by Vinnie_Vidi_Vici
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To: george76

He flew to Montreal because, after numerous contacts with CDC, he knew he’d be taken into custody if he flew into a U.S. airport. So he flew to Montreal, rented a car, drove across the border where they weren’t especially looking for him, and drove to New York. Makes sense to me. But I would like to know who he is, if he is an immigrant, and what his passport says about his trip. From what I’ve heard so far, he is a selfish little s**t who didn’t give a damn about infecting countless numbers of his fellow human beings with a deadly disease. Needs to be outed.


22 posted on 05/30/2007 9:05:31 AM PDT by 3AngelaD (They've screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, now they're here screwing up ours.)
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To: ColdWater

If some think that health care is expensive now, wait until it is free !

( I forgot the author )


23 posted on 05/30/2007 9:05:38 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
This fellow might live long enough to see the massive number of civil suits he's brought on himself.

Imagine a few infected jihadis and the havoc they could cause if they decided to try such a thing...

24 posted on 05/30/2007 9:05:50 AM PDT by atomicpossum (Replies must follow approved guidelines or you will be kill-filed without appeal.)
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To: george76; AngelesCrestHighway

One can hardly blame him for thinking he wasn’t dangerous, since the CDC showed no interest in putting him in quarantine until they found out he was in Europe. Why does he suddenly need to be in quarantine, when before his honeymoon he was free to roam around the US, get into cars and public transport vehicles with other people, sit next to strangers in movie theaters, etc., all while the CDC knew full well what he had?


25 posted on 05/30/2007 9:06:49 AM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: Vinnie_Vidi_Vici

Apparently it is often imported by sick Russians from Siberia.

( So much for their ‘free’ health care )


26 posted on 05/30/2007 9:07:47 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: 3AngelaD
The secret perp’s name should be exposed.

He could have gotten married anywhere.

From the hotel workers in Greece to fellow airline passengers, etc. now all have to be checked ?

Sneaking across the border was lovely.

/s

27 posted on 05/30/2007 9:14:21 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: GovernmentShrinker
There was a similar stories a couple of months ago, but the man is locked up in AZ. He's not under US gov quarantine, but the state has him isolated.

Man With Drug-Resistant TB Locked Up

I read another story about this same form of TB and it's really horrible.

28 posted on 05/30/2007 9:15:40 AM PDT by retrokitten ("I don't need you to tell me what I don't want, you stupid hipster dufus!"" -Elain Benes)
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To: george76

I wonder how he got across the border.


29 posted on 05/30/2007 9:17:23 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: george76

Shouldnt his girlfriend be locked up too?


30 posted on 05/30/2007 9:18:28 AM PDT by Sig Sauer P220
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To: atomicpossum
Imagine a few infected jihadis and the havoc they could cause if they decided to try such a thing...

I was thinking myself, that this was intentional. Probably get flamed for it, but sending infected persons is an easier way to spread a bio weapon than other methods of dispersal, especially in a confined long term situation like that.

He should be tried for attempted murder.

31 posted on 05/30/2007 9:20:11 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: metmom

He rented a car.

No apparent reports of visa / passport issues ?


32 posted on 05/30/2007 9:21:12 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Badeye

I wonder if they are all being sensitive to the HIPAA regulation fear. I think they can get away with outing him based on his travels if they find out who had the particular itinerary that the CDC revealed. But they will have a hard time with medical personnel revealing names of high profile patients. Who knows!


33 posted on 05/30/2007 9:22:16 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: george76

Is this person a US citizen? If not, why are we paying for all this treatment and transportation for him - why not just deport him? Just asking.


34 posted on 05/30/2007 9:22:34 AM PDT by twonie (Keep your guns - and stockpile ammo.)
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To: metmom
No flame, but considering the long latency period TB can have, I don't think it could be used as a terror weapon.

But the fact that we let this guy get on a plane and later cross over the border is probably telling the bad guys plenty.

35 posted on 05/30/2007 9:22:50 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: twonie
Is this person a US citizen?

That's a very good question, especially since we may have had more legal recourse available if we were dealing with someone who was here illegally.

36 posted on 05/30/2007 9:24:25 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: twonie

Good questions.

We have not seen any reports of his name, citizenship, etc. yet.


37 posted on 05/30/2007 9:25:50 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: mewzilla

If he is illegal he will get the best of care.......for free. And drug resistant TB is NOT cheap to treat. We are already doing it for other illegals.
Let me look for an article.


38 posted on 05/30/2007 9:26:47 AM PDT by sheana
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To: GovernmentShrinker

Do you think that this was another government screw-up to let him run around before the wedding ?

and then panic after the wedding ?

Are there medical reasons that he was ‘good to go’ last week but not this week ?


39 posted on 05/30/2007 9:29:32 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: petitfour

‘I wonder if they are all being sensitive to the HIPAA regulation fear. I think they can get away with outing him based on his travels if they find out who had the particular itinerary that the CDC revealed. But they will have a hard time with medical personnel revealing names of high profile patients. Who knows!’

That would be of small comfort to those infected. I’ve heard its a 50% fatality rate.


40 posted on 05/30/2007 9:30:26 AM PDT by Badeye (You know its a kook site when they ban the word 'kook')
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To: mewzilla

http://washingtontimes.com/national/20050608-122811-2326r.htm


41 posted on 05/30/2007 9:31:21 AM PDT by sheana
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To: sheana

Thanks!


42 posted on 05/30/2007 9:32:17 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: george76

Yeah, but what’s with those border guards? What did he show them for ID?


43 posted on 05/30/2007 9:32:51 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: george76

Wonder what they’re doing with the XDR TB infected illegals coming across the southern border?


44 posted on 05/30/2007 9:33:55 AM PDT by ElectricStrawberry (27th Infantry Regiment....cut in half during the Clinton years......WOLFHOUNDS!!!!)
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45 posted on 05/30/2007 9:36:06 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: george76

Was his name Mohammed or Abdul by chance? There is the possibility of terrorists sending their diseased within our borders.


46 posted on 05/30/2007 9:37:28 AM PDT by wjcsux ("You leave out God, and you substitute the devil."- Winston Curchill)
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To: ElectricStrawberry
From 2006, and Mexico is mentioned...

TB Notes Newsletter - TB Notes 4, 2006 No. 4, 2006 Director's Letter - December 2006

47 posted on 05/30/2007 9:38:37 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: george76

1) Yes. 2) Yes. 3) If there are, the CDC sure hasn’t mentioned them. And it’s hard to see how they’d be in a position to notice a change in his condition while he was in Rome!


48 posted on 05/30/2007 9:41:33 AM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: george76; twonie

Yes, he is a US citizen. That info has been on the CDC website since the story broke.


49 posted on 05/30/2007 9:43:05 AM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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“...quarantine his new bride...”

Who’d be stupid enough to marry someone in this condition? He’d have to wear a mask anytime he’s within six feet of her. Not tonight honey, I have a headache.


50 posted on 05/30/2007 9:43:07 AM PDT by rwt60
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