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S.F. gay community an epicenter for new strain of virulent staph
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 15 Jan 2008 | Sabin Russell

Posted on 01/15/2008 2:04:24 PM PST by docbnj

A new variety of staph bacteria, highly resistant to antibiotics and possibly transmitted by sexual contact, is spreading among gay men in San Francisco, Boston, New York and Los Angeles, researchers reported Monday. The study released online by the journal Annals of Internal Medicine found the highest concentrations of infection by the drug-resistant bug in and around San Francisco's Castro district and among patients who visit health clinics that treat HIV infections in gay men in San Francisco and Boston.

he study estimated that 1 in 588 residents living within the Castro neighborhood 94114 ZIP code area is infected with that variant, which is resistant to six types of commonly used antibiotics. The risk of contracting this difficult-to-treat bug is 13 times greater for gay men than for the rest of the city's population, researchers found.

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


TOPICS: US: California; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: disease; gay; homosexuality; mrsa; staphylococcus
Another killer courtesy of the "gay lifestyle."
1 posted on 01/15/2008 2:04:26 PM PST by docbnj
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To: docbnj
by the journal Annals of Internal Medicine

No, not gonna do it.

2 posted on 01/15/2008 2:06:07 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: docbnj

Staff infection?


3 posted on 01/15/2008 2:06:13 PM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat; but they know what's best for us)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Be careful...


4 posted on 01/15/2008 2:07:13 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (ENERGY CRISIS made in Washington D. C.)
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To: docbnj
Another killer courtesy of the "gay lifestyle."

I think you mean "deathstyle."
5 posted on 01/15/2008 2:08:04 PM PST by Antoninus ("Make all the promises you have to." --Mitt Romney)
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To: docbnj

... maybe some ones trying to tell them something ...


6 posted on 01/15/2008 2:08:23 PM PST by clamper1797 (Fred Thompson - Duncan Hunter for POTUS and Vice Potus in either order)
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To: docbnj

I say, just let it play its course out!


7 posted on 01/15/2008 2:08:35 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: docbnj
Annals of Internal Medicine

You're kidding, right?
8 posted on 01/15/2008 2:09:23 PM PST by texas_mrs
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To: docbnj

Keep exportin’ them fine SanFran values, Madame Speaker...


9 posted on 01/15/2008 2:11:08 PM PST by kromike
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To: docbnj

Oh good. Now we can throw even more money their way. Why is it no longer a privacy issue every time they pick up some new venereal disease?


10 posted on 01/15/2008 2:12:34 PM PST by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light..... Isaiah 5:20)
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To: texas_mrs

The Annals of Internal Medicine is one of the most prestigious medical journals.
It deals with the innards.


11 posted on 01/15/2008 2:14:05 PM PST by docbnj
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To: docbnj

What’s scary, though, is that one doctor said if this germ gets out into the general population, there will be no stopping it.

Guess it’s time to buy that hazmat suit for wearing whenever I leave home.


12 posted on 01/15/2008 2:15:59 PM PST by Pining_4_TX
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To: docbnj

pucker up!


13 posted on 01/15/2008 2:16:03 PM PST by tired1 (responsibility without authority is slavery!)
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To: docbnj

The Homosexual community should demand that Bush take immediate action.


14 posted on 01/15/2008 2:16:08 PM PST by dashing doofus (Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber)
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To: Izzy Dunne

LOL!!

I was JUST going to say

. . . Annals. Heh.

You SO beat me to it.


15 posted on 01/15/2008 2:16:49 PM PST by RinaseaofDs
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To: docbnj

16 posted on 01/15/2008 2:16:55 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Hillary Clinton: Cankles, Cackle, and Cuckold.)
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To: docbnj
Can’t we just quarantine these blighted, degenerate creatures until they vanish by attrition? Or must we spend still more money to cure this new scourge they bring to humanity?
17 posted on 01/15/2008 2:19:46 PM PST by isrul
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To: docbnj

Another reason why the gay life should disqualify from military service.

Don’t trust Romney and his pledge to do away with “don’t ask; don’t tell.”


18 posted on 01/15/2008 2:20:38 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain! True Supporters of Our Troops Support the Necessity of their Sacrifice!)
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To: docbnj

San Francisco........the city of clean air and water.......and polluted bodies and minds......


19 posted on 01/15/2008 2:22:29 PM PST by AwesomePossum
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To: clamper1797

The words “Reap” and “Sow” come to mind


20 posted on 01/15/2008 2:22:32 PM PST by Halgr (Once a Marine, always a Marine - Semper Fi)
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To: docbnj

Second verse, same as the first...


21 posted on 01/15/2008 2:23:38 PM PST by william clark (DH4WH08 - Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Pining_4_TX

Just because a doctor says it doesn’t make it so. But it IS out there, and there isn’t much stopping it, except that most people don’t have anonymous sex with freaks in filthy hothouse bath houses.


22 posted on 01/15/2008 2:25:45 PM PST by ichabod1 ("Self defense is not only our right, it is our duty." President Ronald Reagan)
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To: docbnj
What is unusual in this case is the high percentage of infections - up to 40 percent - occurring in the buttocks and genitalia.

Well, duh!

23 posted on 01/15/2008 2:25:49 PM PST by AxelPaulsenJr (God Bless George W. Bush)
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To: ichabod1

I think what he meant was, that is this germ continues to increase its ability to survive, that it will eventually make its way to the general population and be spread by other means.


24 posted on 01/15/2008 2:32:21 PM PST by Pining_4_TX
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To: AwesomePossum

I lived in Frisco (deliberate nickname)for 4 years and the air and water may have been clean, but the streets and sidewalks were filthy with human and dog excretement and urine. Whole parts of the city stank.


25 posted on 01/15/2008 2:32:53 PM PST by garyhope (It's World War IV, right here, right now, courtesy of Islam.)
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To: garyhope

Hey, thats my cesspool your talkin about!!


26 posted on 01/15/2008 2:35:05 PM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Halgr

As someone said in another thread, it’s almost like the wages of sin are death or something.


27 posted on 01/15/2008 2:35:07 PM PST by ichabod1 ("Self defense is not only our right, it is our duty." President Ronald Reagan)
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To: Pining_4_TX
it will eventually make its way to the general population and be spread by other means.

It will become another “Super Germ” spread by hospitals.

It most likely is in the Hospital frequented by those living in the Castro neighborhood.

28 posted on 01/15/2008 2:36:55 PM PST by Pontiac (Your message here.)
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To: Halgr
What goes around, comes around... too!

Karma...

29 posted on 01/15/2008 2:37:04 PM PST by xtinct (I was the next door neighbor kid's imaginary friend.)
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To: Pining_4_TX

YEah butt... all I’m saying is that this is MRSA, and it’s already out there. These freaks love to spread their diseases with the general population, which is perhaps the most offensive aspect of their sickness. One of the MRSA stories turned out that a kid in school who had it was rubbing his sores on lockers and driking fountains etc. to start an epi.


30 posted on 01/15/2008 2:37:14 PM PST by ichabod1 ("Self defense is not only our right, it is our duty." President Ronald Reagan)
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To: docbnj

It’s good to be aware of these things...but reading the article gave me the creeping crawlies...ewwww.


31 posted on 01/15/2008 2:45:44 PM PST by floozy22
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To: Jeff Chandler

That guy’s wife has facial hair.


32 posted on 01/15/2008 3:03:06 PM PST by dhouston
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To: docbnj

gay community an epicenter for new strain of virulent staph...

gays are always on the quest for that virulent staph!!!!!


33 posted on 01/15/2008 3:20:46 PM PST by nyyankeefan
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To: docbnj
Image hosted by Photobucket.com filthy disease ridden queers reap what they sow...
34 posted on 01/15/2008 3:28:18 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: Chode

If we care, we become in the way!!


35 posted on 01/15/2008 3:33:24 PM PST by Mojohemi
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To: Mojohemi

God has plans and I see this lifestyle as not being in Gods Plans


36 posted on 01/15/2008 3:35:28 PM PST by Mojohemi
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To: Mojohemi

If disease don’t kill the deviates then the Muslims will sooner of later!! Islam is here for a reason!!


37 posted on 01/15/2008 3:36:31 PM PST by Mojohemi
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To: docbnj; All
More on this subject:

Staph infections linked to 'manscaping' (body shaving) [The latest homosexual disease]

S.F. gay community an epicenter for new strain of virulent staph

New Strain of MRSA Spreads Among Gay Men

Drug-resistant staph found to be passed in gay sex

Flesh-Eating Bacteria Striking Gay Men - spread primarily through anal intercourse (MRSA USA300)

Epidemic Feared - Gays May Spread Deadly Staph Infection to General Population (MRSA USA300)

38 posted on 01/15/2008 11:00:41 PM PST by Between the Lines (I am very cognizant of my fallibility, sinfulness, and other limitations.)
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To: docbnj

Heh, judging from the language in the posts, I’m guessing this must be where all the closet-cases hang out.


39 posted on 01/16/2008 7:02:56 AM PST by XXUSMCVET
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To: Izzy Dunne
No, not gonna do it.

Remarkable restraint...a New Year resolution????

40 posted on 01/16/2008 7:15:03 AM PST by Cuttnhorse
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To: XXUSMCVET

We should arrest this infection for committing a Hate Crime.


41 posted on 01/16/2008 7:17:11 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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