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First Case of Fearsome TB Strain Found in US
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Posted on 12/27/2009 4:11:24 PM PST by jessduntno

LANTANA, Fla. (Dec. 27) - It started with a cough, an autumn hack that refused to go away.

Then came the fevers. They bathed and chilled the skinny frame of Oswaldo Juarez, a 19-year-old Peruvian visiting to study English. His lungs clattered, his chest tightened and he ached with every gasp. During a wheezing fit at 4 a.m., Juarez felt a warm knot rise from his throat. He ran to the bathroom sink and spewed a mouthful of blood.

I'm dying, he told himself, "because when you cough blood, it's something really bad."

It was really bad, and not just for him.

Doctors say Juarez's incessant hack was a sign of what they have both dreaded and expected for years - this country's first case of a contagious, aggressive, especially drug-resistant form of tuberculosis. The Associated Press learned of his case, which until now has not been made public, as part of a six-month look at the soaring global challenge of drug resistance.

Juarez's strain - so-called extremely drug-resistant (XXDR) TB - has never before been seen in the U.S., according to Dr. David Ashkin, one of the nation's leading experts on tuberculosis. XXDR tuberculosis is so rare that only a handful of other people in the world are thought to have had it.

"He is really the future," Ashkin said. "This is the new class that people are not really talking too much about. These are the ones we really fear because I'm not sure how we treat them."

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dnc4tbc; foreignstudents; mexicans4romney; publichealth; romney4tbc; tb; tbc4you; tuberculosis
This is our future ... Happy New Year, dammit ...
1 posted on 12/27/2009 4:11:25 PM PST by jessduntno
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To: jessduntno

Hey, I have an idea. Let’s open the borders and relax our immigration standards.


2 posted on 12/27/2009 4:12:26 PM PST by raybbr (If you try to kiss your son on the head while he's running you WILL get a fat lip.)
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To: jessduntno

Obama’s Fault


3 posted on 12/27/2009 4:12:52 PM PST by vladimir998 (Part of the Vast Catholic Conspiracy (hat tip to Kells))
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To: raybbr

“Hey, I have an idea. Let’s open the borders and relax our immigration standards.”

That should help .. then the plague can kill off the TB patients ...


4 posted on 12/27/2009 4:13:31 PM PST by jessduntno (I think "you'll get what you deserve" is a promise. A socialist thinks it is a threat.)
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To: jessduntno

Happy to read this as I sit here coughing from who knows what.


5 posted on 12/27/2009 4:13:39 PM PST by Hang'emAll
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To: jessduntno

Oh, Goody! Another ‘epidemic’ for the Government to panic us about...then screw up!


6 posted on 12/27/2009 4:13:46 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with chocolate.)
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To: jessduntno



7 posted on 12/27/2009 4:16:11 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: Diogenesis

Hmmmmmmmmmmm...any Gubmint experts out there know what this overlap means?


8 posted on 12/27/2009 4:17:27 PM PST by jessduntno (I think "you'll get what you deserve" is a promise. A socialist thinks it is a threat.)
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To: jessduntno

Yet another crisis that only massive new government spending and bureaucracies can solve for us. Or at least pretend to solve.


9 posted on 12/27/2009 4:17:28 PM PST by GeronL (This is a tagline)
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To: jessduntno
This is our future ... Happy New Year, dammit ...

I read somewhere that officials have been worried about stuff like this getting into the prison system. In very short order there won't be a problem with overcrowding.

10 posted on 12/27/2009 4:22:29 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: Diogenesis

I really need to get the hell out of NY.


11 posted on 12/27/2009 4:41:09 PM PST by AirForceMom (Merry Christmas!!)
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To: raybbr

send us your tired, your poor and your disease ridden


12 posted on 12/27/2009 4:42:58 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: jessduntno

Must be a crisis in the orval office so a new worry is launched to take our mind off the incompetence of Homeland inSecurity.

Now we return you to the golf game in Hawaii...


13 posted on 12/27/2009 4:46:10 PM PST by tubebender (Some minds are like concrete Thoroughly mixed up and permanently set...)
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To: jessduntno

Just think, a perfect illustration as to how “Our Diversity Is Our Strength!” This report sends a “tingle” up my leg.


14 posted on 12/27/2009 4:49:04 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: jessduntno

Hey, just in time to take care of all the new AIDS immigrants who have the green light to come in now. With their weakened immune systems, they will be able to spread both diseases, not just one.


15 posted on 12/27/2009 4:49:10 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: jessduntno

Treat it like they did the AIDS/HIV disease, let em come on in, spend billions seeking a cure, we don’t need the stinking money for other things anyway.


16 posted on 12/27/2009 4:50:41 PM PST by Waco (Stay as bootiful as ya are Karvile.)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
"Just think, a perfect illustration as to how “Our Diversity Is Our Strength!” This report sends a “tingle” up my leg."

Pretty soon we will be able to re-introduce the colorful phrase "uh-oh a lunger" back into common usage ... and Doc Holiday will once again be a more appreciated character ... and we can be thrilled that the children will be able to see an example of authentic frontier hawking up of a lung ...

17 posted on 12/27/2009 4:55:03 PM PST by jessduntno ("The system is working just as it should..." - Jan "The Man" Napolitano)
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To: jessduntno

Nigerians lighting themselves on fire on US airliners. Peruvians coming to the US with incurable TB. How about a little Homeland Security here? You guys can’t control our borders but you think you can control the world’s climate.


18 posted on 12/27/2009 4:56:24 PM PST by artichokegrower
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To: jessduntno

Enough! My father died of the disease when I was very young.


19 posted on 12/27/2009 4:57:19 PM PST by Mears
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To: Waco
Oswaldo Juarez, a 19-year-old Peruvian visiting

I knew it before I even opened the thread.

20 posted on 12/27/2009 4:58:37 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: artichokegrower

“Nigerians lighting themselves on fire on US airliners. Peruvians coming to the US with incurable TB. How about a little Homeland Security here? You guys can’t control our borders but you think you can control the world’s climate.”

It’s called the Audacity of Marxist Hubris ... or, ummmm Hope and Change ...


21 posted on 12/27/2009 4:58:46 PM PST by jessduntno ("The system is working just as it should..." - Jan "The Man" Napolitano)
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To: jessduntno

Don’t worry - Obamacare/Pelosicare will take care of it all............


22 posted on 12/27/2009 4:58:51 PM PST by phoenix07
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To: jessduntno
... These are the ones we really fear because I'm not sure how we treat them."


23 posted on 12/27/2009 4:59:09 PM PST by CapnJack
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To: Diogenesis

Wow, Alaska has more TB than I would have thought, given the low # of immigrants there.


24 posted on 12/27/2009 5:00:48 PM PST by ktscarlett66 (Face it girls....I'm older and I have more insurance....)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

***Our Diversity Is Our Strength!” This report sends a “tingle” up my leg.***

And a chill up my back!


25 posted on 12/27/2009 5:02:32 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Are my guns loaded? Break in and find out.)
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To: Mears

“Enough! My father died of the disease when I was very young.”

My Grandfather died of it in the depression ... left my Grandmother and 7 kids ... we do NOT need this scourge back on our shores ...


26 posted on 12/27/2009 5:05:15 PM PST by jessduntno ("The system is working just as it should..." - Jan "The Man" Napolitano)
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To: jessduntno

Not a surprize considering we have all but open borders.

There was an epidemic of whooping cough in Seattle a couple of years ago that got started among the Somali immigrant community up there and spread out to the many other thousands of people who didn’t believe in inoculations either.

TB is probably the least of our worries if it comes down to it.


27 posted on 12/27/2009 5:07:27 PM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts....)
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To: Bean Counter

“There was an epidemic of whooping cough in Seattle...”

Just saw a PSA on tv about it making a comeback ... terribly sad to see... I worry about my grandkids.


28 posted on 12/27/2009 5:10:28 PM PST by jessduntno ("The system is working just as it should..." - Jan "The Man" Napolitano)
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To: jessduntno
"He is really the future," Ashkin said. "This is the new class that people are not really talking too much about. These are the ones we really fear because I'm not sure how we treat them."

Send them around to sing of tolerance and love to packed schoolrooms full of racist white children.

And Bible-believing Churches.

And Catholic Churches.

Obamacare to the RESCUE!

/sarc>

Why don't we just DEPORT the f*cker for health reasons?

29 posted on 12/27/2009 5:11:12 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: jessduntno
http:

Kennedy should've been shot for treason for working with the Kremlin to screw up Reagan's placement of US missiles in Europe.

Too late to have fixed his 1965 Immigration Act though.

Cheers!

30 posted on 12/27/2009 5:17:07 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: jessduntno
From the article:

For decades, drug makers failed to develop new medicines for TB because the profits weren't there. With the emergence of resistant TB, several private drug companies have started developing new treatments, but getting an entire regimen on the market could take 24 years.

There wil be NO new regimens developed under Obamacare, the only drugs we'll have are the ones we already have ... not to worry though - we'll be saving crap loads of money.

31 posted on 12/27/2009 5:21:06 PM PST by tx_eggman (Obama has "Czars" because men with more integrity than he has still use the titles "Don" and "Capo")
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To: jessduntno
Doomsday-Superflu-Doc-Holliday-Tombstone ping.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

32 posted on 12/27/2009 5:26:46 PM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: The Comedian

Pretty sure Larry Sinclair told POtuS “I’m your huckleberry ...”


33 posted on 12/27/2009 5:30:15 PM PST by jessduntno ("The system is working just as it should..." - Jan "The Man" Napolitano)
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To: Bean Counter
TB is probably the least of our worries if it comes down to it.
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If XXDR starts spreading we are in a ****load of trouble!

By the way this is what I posted on another thread on the same article:

>> “In the 1980s, HIV and AIDS brought an even bigger resurgence of TB cases. TB remains the biggest killer of HIV patients today.” ( from the article) <<
This little nugget buried deep in the article has **MAJOR** significance for everyone!

HIV infected people are most likely to be HIV infected because they are actively gay or IV drug abusers. They live life-styles that put them and others in extreme risk of spreading communicable disease ( TB, parasites, dysentery, MRSA infections, various types of pneumonias,..etc.) among their own community and then out to the larger population as a whole.

Active homosexuals and IV drug abusers are NOT making libertarian life-style choices that have consequences only for them. Their life-stlye choices cause pain, illness, and expenditures of money that are borne by others.

Immune compromised people are walking petri dishes waiting for infection. However...Unlike most other immune compromised people, HIV infected and active homosexuals (with their huge number of partners) live a life that actively seeks to have that petri dish inoculated with communicable diseases that others in the community can and **DO** get!

Remember that during the holidays when your actively practicing homosexual cousin shows up for the New Year's party.

34 posted on 12/27/2009 5:39:16 PM PST by wintertime
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To: jessduntno
This is our future.

It doesn't have to be. Put his skinny illegal ass on a plane bound for Peru. And do the same for any others like him found in the U.S.

35 posted on 12/27/2009 5:39:56 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: OldPossum

It doesn’t have to be. Put his skinny illegal ass on a plane bound for Peru. And do the same for any others like him found in the U.S.

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Nah too expensive, put him to death humanely and burn his remains and bury.


36 posted on 12/27/2009 6:03:37 PM PST by antivenom (If FOX "is not a news org," it's equally appropriate that the White House is "not real government")
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To: Bean Counter
Drug resistant TB would be your worst mightmare. TB spreads readily through the air, and before effective antibiotics was a major scourge. If this strain were to get loose it would make "worries" like whooping cough look trivial.
37 posted on 12/27/2009 6:09:33 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: jessduntno

Holy Hell! He’s been hacking since AUTUMN?


38 posted on 12/27/2009 6:10:35 PM PST by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: Diogenesis

As I look at that map, can someone explain to me what New Mexico is doing that Texas and Arizona aren’t?


39 posted on 12/27/2009 6:47:14 PM PST by mc5cents
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To: jessduntno

I knew it was a foreigner from south of the border before I even looked. Let’s keep them borders wide open folks!


40 posted on 12/27/2009 7:58:38 PM PST by zeugma (Proofread a page a day: http://www.pgdp.net/)
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To: jessduntno
This post is typical of losing sense of proportion. TB, resistant or not, kills 990 people every year in US. Smoking realted deaths in US number over 440,000.

It will be 6000 more years for TB to catch up with smoking deaths. When you lose sense of proportion, you are no longer relevant.

Now that does not mean we should have open borders. But there are much more important reasons for stemming the flow of illegals than TB.

41 posted on 12/27/2009 8:03:28 PM PST by ajay_kumar (3rd Party has never won national elections, but some people define insanity by trying it over & over)
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To: ajay_kumar
"TB, resistant or not, kills 990 people every year in US....But there are much more important reasons for stemming the flow of illegals than TB."

Stopping smoking?

I'm going to file this under D...for duh.

Of course there are other and better reasons...this is just one more. ONLY 990 deaths a year? Not insignificant if your mother is one, yes? Or not insignificant if it is, as some say, a NEW and more VIRULENT strain. Then the number might reach...oh...3,000 dead. Significant? 3,000 dead innocents because of a foreign invasion? Sound familiar? Tell me, professor...can you make a brick wall without bricks? No? Which will one you put into place before others might notice and say "Oh, look! There is a brick wall!"

42 posted on 12/27/2009 9:16:34 PM PST by jessduntno ("The system is working just as it should..." - Jan "The Man" Napolitano)
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To: jessduntno

47,500 deaths every year in car accidents
425,425 Heart attack deaths in the United States in 2006
556,902 people died of cancer in the USA in 2003
167,366 deaths in 1999 due to stroke
63,730 annual deaths for influenza and pneumonia

Do you see where this is going?
Nah, I am not scared of dying with TB.
Odds are ten thousand to 1 it will be something else.

I am much more concerned about murders and accidents caused by illegal immigrants than spreading TB.

It will take 6000 years for TB to kill as many killed by heart attacks. Your post is barking up the wrong tree.


43 posted on 12/27/2009 10:32:31 PM PST by ajay_kumar (3rd Party has never won national elections, but some people define insanity by trying it over & over)
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To: ajay_kumar

“47,500 deaths every year in car accidents
425,425 Heart attack deaths in the United States in 2006
556,902 people died of cancer in the USA in 2003
167,366 deaths in 1999 due to stroke
63,730 annual deaths for influenza and pneumonia”
Do you see where this is going?”

Unless you think these nubers are due to invasion of aliens in the US, your logic needs mustard.

Seek help...


44 posted on 12/27/2009 10:51:50 PM PST by jessduntno ("The system is working just as it should..." - Jan "The Man" Napolitano)
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To: ajay_kumar

“I am much more concerned about murders and accidents caused by illegal immigrants than spreading TB.”

And THOSE numbers are?

Seek help...


45 posted on 12/27/2009 10:52:56 PM PST by jessduntno ("The system is working just as it should..." - Jan "The Man" Napolitano)
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To: jessduntno

Don’t have stats handy. But it is not insignificant.


46 posted on 12/27/2009 11:00:31 PM PST by ajay_kumar (3rd Party has never won national elections, but some people define insanity by trying it over & over)
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To: jessduntno

and another note...I don’t come in prolonged close contact
with any illegal immigrants to be susceptible to catching TB. Most people who catch TB are malnourished and I am just the opposite LOL.

But one need not know an illegal to be killed in a car accident or murdered in a robbery etc.


47 posted on 12/27/2009 11:06:09 PM PST by ajay_kumar (3rd Party has never won national elections, but some people define insanity by trying it over & over)
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