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Leprosy outbreak causes concerns in Northwest Arkansas
kfsm.com ^ | Feb 7, 2008 | Mary Marsh

Posted on 02/08/2008 8:23:57 AM PST by Originalist

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To: Clemenza

Father Damien died...of leprosy


51 posted on 02/08/2008 6:48:24 PM PST by DeLaine (Who cares if you’re offended? Why is it against the law now to be offended? Mason Weaver)
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To: Andonius_99; toast

You all are SICK.

I like that about you.


52 posted on 02/08/2008 6:50:06 PM PST by DeLaine (Who cares if you’re offended? Why is it against the law now to be offended? Mason Weaver)
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To: Originalist

If you click the link to this story as originally posted, it has been removed by KFSM, which has replaced it by another story, as I found by searching their site.

I posted that new information but the moderators removed it as not linked.

Anyway, the current link at the top of this post—which was on Drudge earlier—is now busted.

Those interested in following it up can find two other stories linked here at KFSM:

http://www.kfsm.com/Global/SearchResults.asp?vendor=wss&qu=leprosy

The first story was evidently withdrawn at the urging of Arkansas state medical authorities.


53 posted on 02/08/2008 7:36:40 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Originalist; Cicero

The source was yanked. This shows the perils of excerpting. I usually post the maximum allowed if excerpting is required. I can’t find a cached link with Yahoo or Google.


54 posted on 02/08/2008 7:43:48 PM PST by neverdem (I have to hope for a brokered GOP Convention. It can't get any worse.)
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To: neverdem

Yes. Obviously the Arkansas politicians decided it would be a very bad idea to have a leprosy scare, so they told the station that the doctors who first broke it were wrong, and leprosy is not dangerous to anybody.

Probably some of the same health authorities who were around when bill clinton organized the Arkansas prison blood scam, which killed a number of Canadians with AIDS tainted blood transfusions—for profit.


55 posted on 02/08/2008 7:54:39 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: null and void
do these lepers work in the meat packing industry?

I believe they were flown in by Tyson's foods. This part of Arkansas has more citizens of the Marshall Islands than any place in the world outside of the Marshalls.

56 posted on 02/08/2008 8:39:36 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Mike Huckabee: If Gomer Pyle and Hugo Chavez had a love child this is who it would be.)
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To: onja
Leprosy is caused by a particular bacteria ~ at the same time almost all Caucasions have tremendous natural resistance to it ~ a genetic immunity.

Other groups are at risk of catching it under specific conditions.

That's why I'm surprised it's in NW Arkansas anywhere other than the large Vietnamese population settled there.

57 posted on 02/08/2008 8:46:01 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

I’m not surprised. *sigh*


58 posted on 02/08/2008 8:55:05 PM PST by null and void (President Hillary!™ Clinton? Time to invest in body bags. Again...)
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To: green iguana

Probably nothing. Bit if he’s elected his policies will bring us far more cases of disease and plague and leprosy. Thank again, Senator McCain.


59 posted on 02/09/2008 7:31:19 AM PST by mainerforglobalwarming
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To: Originalist; blam
UPDATE:

Arkansas Dept. of Health debunks leprosy fears

"Never mind."

60 posted on 02/11/2008 6:31:52 AM PST by OB1kNOb (Politics means nothing for those who suffered loss from last Tuesday's devastating tornadoes.)
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