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To: driftdiver
Leprosy is caused by a bacteria and is completely treatable. Enough with the hysteria.

Ya, right, that's where there's 100 with it in this small town and spreading (with anti-biotic treatment)
7 posted on 02/09/2008 7:39:30 AM PST by Scythian
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To: Scythian
The original story:

The medical community is warning the public: a leprosy outbreak in Springdale could blossom into an epidemic, if something isn't done soon.

Doctors say at least nine cases of leprosy have been confirmed in Springdale. Local doctors say they would be shocked by even one case of leprosy in their entire career, so they say something must be done soon, in order to stop leprosy's spread.

Springdale MD Jennifer Bingham says, "my initial response was: I am shocked. I am shocked we are seeing this. It's a true reason to be very worried."

Medical specialists say the Marshall Islands have the most cases of leprosy, in the world. And the city with the largest number of Marshallese people, outside the Marshall islands, is Springdale. And Bingham says, it makes sense, then, that leprosy is spreading to the city. "It's from the Marshall islands; that's why we're seeing it."

Bingham says she is all for Marshallese people entering the United States, after proper medical tests. But whether they're immigrants or not, she says people must stick to treatment, when infected. And she says, when she treats those from the Marshall Islands, this doesn't happen. "We're not getting the compliance that is absolutely essential to take care of this process."

Bingham says without cooperation, leprosy, which has no vaccine, and is transmitted through the air, will spread, and could easily become an epidemic. "People absolutely should be concerned. What I'm afraid of, is when people start thinking about it enough, it will already be out of control."
8 posted on 02/09/2008 7:42:04 AM PST by Scythian
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If Mike Huckabee could do this to Arkansas, just think what he could do to the country.

LOL, Ok it’s a joke relax.


10 posted on 02/09/2008 7:42:46 AM PST by rbmillerjr (Big Government Evangelicals.....leading conservatives to Landslide 2012)
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