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To: TADSLOS
That’s just the one we know about...

True, never mind the hundreds working at chicken plants all over. But then I don't eat chicken.

5 posted on 12/01/2008 2:27:22 PM PST by org.whodat (Conservatives don't vote for Bailouts for Super-Rich Bankers! Republicans do!)
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To: org.whodat

Just in the interest of accuracy about how TB is spread in case anyone might be concerned about eating chicken:

http://www.health.ri.gov/disease/communicable/tb/faq.php

How is TB spread?

TB is most commonly spread from a person with active TB in their lungs. When someone with active TB disease in their lungs or throat coughs, sings or speaks, TB bacteria may be released into the air. TB bacteria can stay in the air for a short to moderate amount of time. Breathing air with TB may result in a person developing TB – 90% of cases are latent TB. TB is not spread in food and cannot be killed by air fresheners. You do not get TB from the environment (such as desk tops). TB does not live very long outside of the body.You cannot get TB from someone’s clothes, drinking glass, eating utensils, cell phone, handshake, toilet, or other surfaces where a TB patient has been. TB is also killed by ultraviolet light from the sun, so it cannot survive in sunlight. This makes outdoor spread from person to person very rare.


17 posted on 12/01/2008 3:33:49 PM PST by LucyJo
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