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Hat tip to WestCoastGal on TM thread!

Also interesting: Events at Sea

Snip: February 19 Statendam Holland America Line CTV (Canada) reports a crew member aboard a ship housing 2010 Olympic security forces is bring treated for leprosy. Leprosy is typically characterized by skin rashes and nerve damage. It is easily treated with antibiotics. The crew member visited a doctor aboard the ship, who in turn referred the case to a dermatologist in Vancouver. Samples were sent to a lab and came back positive. The crew member was immediately treated. Leprosy is not highly contagious to begin with, and there is no risk of the disease spreading 24 hours after treatment. The crew member worked in the engine room so had no contact with passengers and there is no indication that it spread to any other crew members.

1 posted on 02/20/2010 3:25:12 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: MamaDearest

Leper!, Outcast!, Unclean!


2 posted on 02/20/2010 3:32:01 PM PST by KeepUSfree (WOSD = fascism pure and simple.)
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To: MamaDearest

Keep the tip...


3 posted on 02/20/2010 3:38:07 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 394 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: MamaDearest

Notice they didn’t even mention this person’s nationality.


4 posted on 02/20/2010 3:38:14 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: MamaDearest

Leprosy... man talk about a blast from the past!


5 posted on 02/20/2010 3:55:14 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (November is coming.)
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To: MamaDearest

Not an expert, but I believe the biggest threat of Hansen’s is undetected injury to the body because all sensation is gone. I have heard of a program of personal visual self-examination (VSE?) to spot unfelt damage (bruises, cuts, infections, etc.) that could get much worse, even fatal, if untreated.


7 posted on 02/20/2010 4:35:17 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: MamaDearest

Did anyone check for locusts?


13 posted on 02/20/2010 5:56:11 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("Roll back Pelosi" Rush Limbaugh, 2/12/10)
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To: MamaDearest

Thanks MamaD


17 posted on 02/20/2010 7:25:17 PM PST by WestCoastGal
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