Sending your kid to school, wearing a surgical mask could trigger a mass revolt, though. That might get a faster reaction from the school board.
posted on 02/07/2008 9:19:21 PM PST
(Benedict Arnold was a war hero, too.)
If there was TB at my kids school and nothing was being done, I’d not send them there. If you want to, help yourself.
Glad you brought it up, actually. Leprosy and tuberculosis are caused by the same genus, a bacillus named Mycobacterium
, the former Mycobacterium leprae
and the latter (big surprise) Mycobacterium tuberculosis
. It is exceedingly interesting that both of these are present in the same population. The organisms are difficult to treat with antibiotics because they have a lipid (fatty) coating that prevents them from absorbing the antibiotics. Some of the ones that do work are the sulfones, which is pretty wicked stuff. Beats dying, I guess, but only barely.
I stayed up nights studying this stuff a long time ago and I'm gonna get something out of it, dang it! ;-)
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