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Protesters Coming Down With the "Zuccotti Lung"
NBC NY ^ | 11/11/11 | Staff

Posted on 11/11/2011 9:56:23 AM PST by Impala64ssa

With wintry weather poised to swoop into the cramped outdoor quarters of Occupy Wall Street protesters, it may not be long before more campers catch what's being called "Zuccotti lung."

That's what demonstrators have dubbed the sickness that seems to be spreading among them at an unpleasantly high rate these days: "It's a real thing," Willie Carey, 28, told the New York Times.

With little sleep in cold conditions, cigarettes and drinks being passed from mouth to mouth, and few opportunities to wash hands, Zuccotti Park may now just be the best place to catch respiratory viruses, norovirus (also known as the winter vomiting virus) and tuberculosis, according to one doctor.

The damp clothing and cardboard signs wet with rain are also breeding grounds for mold. Some protesters are urinating in bottles and leaving food trash discarded throughout the campground, providing further opportunities for nastiness.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: coming; disease; filth; lung; occupywallstreet; ows; park; pigs; protesters; tb; zuccotti; zuccottilung; zuccottipark; zucotticlap
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I'm no medical expert, but let's consider the parameters here, a bunch of people huddled together in less than sanitary conditions, weather getting colder, drug use, using sidewalks and cop cars as toilets, gee, ya think the occupunks are turning Zuccotti into a haz-mat site?
1 posted on 11/11/2011 9:56:28 AM PST by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

sleep with dogs, wake up with fleabaggers.


2 posted on 11/11/2011 9:58:10 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: Impala64ssa

Not to mention all of the unchanged diapers.


3 posted on 11/11/2011 9:58:11 AM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: Impala64ssa
“Zuccotti Lung”

Is that a renaming of Tuberculosis? Just wondering.

4 posted on 11/11/2011 9:58:31 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Nature’s way of cleaning up the herds?


5 posted on 11/11/2011 9:58:48 AM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Impala64ssa

Trench mouth at the very least.


6 posted on 11/11/2011 10:00:06 AM PST by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Oh, I’m so sorry that these people have had to endure all this for their free tuition, free food, free everything. It’s just a shame we don’t see the value in shutting down commerce and addressing their demands right now. This is the land of the free EVERYTHING, right? It couldn’t happen to a more deserving group.


7 posted on 11/11/2011 10:00:37 AM PST by sgfan1212
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To: Impala64ssa

Wow~! this really IS just like the TEA party~!


8 posted on 11/11/2011 10:00:46 AM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: Impala64ssa

Next, they’ll have to set up a quarantine so they couldn’t leave if they wanted to.


9 posted on 11/11/2011 10:00:57 AM PST by JeffChrz (High-speed rail: supported by those too cheap to drive themselves and too elitist to take the bus.)
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To: Impala64ssa

If I was rich and mean and anonymous, I’d hire prostitutes of each gender and sexual orientation infected with an STD to go through the park offering their services for free.


10 posted on 11/11/2011 10:01:04 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Impala64ssa

Ugh! Actually, I do think it’s a health menace and I don’t see whay Bloomberg’s normally eager-to-shut-you-down health department is just shrugging. Oh, that’s right, this isn’t a business. (Well, it is, but let’s just say it doesn’t have a business license.)


11 posted on 11/11/2011 10:01:45 AM PST by livius
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To: traditional1

Think of it as evolution in action...


12 posted on 11/11/2011 10:03:18 AM PST by Noumenon (The only 'NO' a liberal understands is the one that arrives at muzzle velocity.)
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To: cuban leaf

Tuberculosis Breaks Out At Occupy Atlanta’s Base

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2805725/posts


13 posted on 11/11/2011 10:04:13 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: Impala64ssa
the best place to catch ... tuberculosis

Word is TB has shown up at Occupy Atlanta.

14 posted on 11/11/2011 10:05:08 AM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: traditional1
OWS, 2012:


15 posted on 11/11/2011 10:05:22 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: cuban leaf
There has been at least one report of TB at one of these sites. I can't remember which one.

These people are living proof that the rules of public health are necessary.

16 posted on 11/11/2011 10:05:27 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Impala64ssa
cigarettes and drinks being passed from mouth to mouth, and few opportunities to wash hands,

Like I posted in the above thread, I have a hard time feeling sympathy for people who behave deliberately stupidly.

17 posted on 11/11/2011 10:06:09 AM PST by LouAvul
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To: Impala64ssa
providing further opportunities for nastiness.

OMG. This is like a liberal wet dream. This is totally a utopia for these people. Imagine how ecstatic these leftists must be. They can wallow around in their own filth - forever - for FREE!!!

18 posted on 11/11/2011 10:07:18 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Impala64ssa

Let’s see...disease, drugs, filth, rape, murder, sex in public...yes, EXACTLY like the Tea Party.

Seriously, if anyone can now compare the Tea Party with OWS and keep a straight face is an absolute lunatic.

The Dems tried SO hard to make the Tea Party look like a bunch of crazy Nazi’s. There can be no doubt now who the crazies really are.


19 posted on 11/11/2011 10:07:36 AM PST by conservativebabe
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To: Impala64ssa

OWS has morphed into a Star Trek Episode with frightening accuracy:

http://youtu.be/KII_6yhkEL4


20 posted on 11/11/2011 10:09:23 AM PST by hkusp40
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To: Impala64ssa

Life is that stinky and disease ridden when you have your head stuck that far into a dark place.


21 posted on 11/11/2011 10:12:12 AM PST by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: livius
How much do you want to bet their next protest demand will be free CAPITALIST provided medicine.

(Only if the lick my shoes and say they're sorry first.)

22 posted on 11/11/2011 10:12:52 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Impala64ssa
This will be Occupy Ward II shortly.

And damned happy to read the comments at the link. Folks is getting annoyed.

23 posted on 11/11/2011 10:12:59 AM PST by IrishPennant (We don't want to work so we go to work to make enough money not to work...Huh?)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

So we have gone from the Tea Party to the TB Party?


24 posted on 11/11/2011 10:14:16 AM PST by artichokegrower
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To: Noumenon
Think of it as evolution in action...

Pity the process is so slow....

25 posted on 11/11/2011 10:18:55 AM PST by Mygirlsmom ("Get ready for an aberration of historic proportions" ...H Cain.."to correct the last one" MGM)
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To: livius

As long as there is no excess salt intake this really isn’t a public health problem.


26 posted on 11/11/2011 10:20:55 AM PST by posterchild (I'm old enough to remember when journalists bothered to look things up on wikipedia.)
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To: Mygirlsmom
Pity the process is so slow....

No worries. We'll be called upon to act as its agents soon enough.

27 posted on 11/11/2011 10:24:06 AM PST by Noumenon (The only 'NO' a liberal understands is the one that arrives at muzzle velocity.)
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To: Impala64ssa

OWS is turning into a cesspool, both figuratively and literally.


28 posted on 11/11/2011 10:24:54 AM PST by Signalman
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To: Impala64ssa

They should be getting some ‘wood on the head’ treatment if I were in charge. Lucky them huh?


29 posted on 11/11/2011 10:33:04 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways a Guero y Guay Lao << >> with a floating, shifting, ever changing)
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To: Impala64ssa

Parasites attract parasites.


30 posted on 11/11/2011 10:34:18 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Impala64ssa
WOW~!!!

They are into the ‘disease and pestilence” phase already???

We are seeing all the failures of socialism in rapid speed- like time lapse video squeezing 40 years of socialism into 2 months time! swoon the food workers will stop and the protesters will be conscripted into working to feed the others then they will start hanging each other for stealing food....

it's almost fun to watch!

31 posted on 11/11/2011 10:35:44 AM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: Impala64ssa
Slacker media. They forgot to include the bed bug problem.
It's hard to get good help these days.
32 posted on 11/11/2011 10:37:01 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: sgfan1212
These people are heroes. Dying for their country.
33 posted on 11/11/2011 10:37:50 AM PST by youngidiot (Hear Hear!)
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To: posterchild

Right. And as long as they are safe from trans fats, everything is just peachy.


34 posted on 11/11/2011 10:37:56 AM PST by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: Mr. K
They are into the ‘disease and pestilence” phase already???
We are seeing all the failures of socialism in rapid speed- like time lapse video squeezing 40 years of socialism into 2 months time! soon the food workers will stop and the protesters will be conscripted into working to feed the others then they will start hanging each other for stealing food....

It's the best reality show ever!

35 posted on 11/11/2011 10:39:38 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: youngidiot
These people are heroes. Dying for their country.

LOL!!!!

36 posted on 11/11/2011 10:40:45 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Impala64ssa

This is preposterous !! They should go to the nearest abortion clinic to take care of their medical problem . Wouldn’t want them to be burdened with an illness, can we ?


37 posted on 11/11/2011 10:41:01 AM PST by contrarian ( I will not vote for Willard---EVER)
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To: Impala64ssa; nutmeg

Uselessaires Disease


38 posted on 11/11/2011 10:44:01 AM PST by NautiNurse (Zot! Cut! Slash! --That's the sound of the men workin' on the Cain gang)
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To: Impala64ssa

NBC is raising the rug to sweep the detritus out of sight and out of mind. NBC has spoken the word. It’s ok to leave before you die of plague.


39 posted on 11/11/2011 10:44:14 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Impala64ssa
Hah, I knew it, and have said so many times..."Zuccotti Lung" is only the tip of the iceberg...

..it will be an epidemic which will kill a bunch of these people...could be something like a bubonic plague....a horrible super contagious disease.

..people can't live in squalor without baths and some level of hygene without serious consequences.

...the "epidemic" will be so fast that hundreds will die before the hospitals can react.

40 posted on 11/11/2011 10:45:45 AM PST by B.O. Plenty (Elections have consequences....)
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To: Impala64ssa

They are also sick in the head.


41 posted on 11/11/2011 10:45:54 AM PST by FreedBird
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To: hkusp40
OWS has morphed into a Star Trek Episode with frightening accuracy:

That or Andersonville.

42 posted on 11/11/2011 10:47:00 AM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: Impala64ssa

“Zuccotti Lung” will become a compensated illness endured by the Hero’s of the Hopee Changee Revolution. Better get inline now for the class action lawsuit. Don’t laugh at me please. Hurry up and get in line for the many accolades that will someday come your way if you participate. I’m gonna sign up today.


43 posted on 11/11/2011 10:48:34 AM PST by STD (Cut Taxes, Cut Spending Stupid!)
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To: Vigilanteman

You got everything right except rich, mean and anonymous


44 posted on 11/11/2011 10:50:00 AM PST by STD (Cut Taxes, Cut Spending Stupid!)
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To: Impala64ssa

There was a report on Drudge that there were two cases of drug resistant TB at the Atlanta Obamaville encampment.


45 posted on 11/11/2011 10:52:48 AM PST by Eva
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To: Impala64ssa

Every few generations these idiots have to relearn the hard way what their elders knew about hygene and why they kept a clean and orderly society.

I remember backin the late 1960s the hippies were so awful that some of them began to wear flea collars to keep their lice and flea vermin down.

Now all we need is an outbreak of dysentery for “icing” on the cake. (oh that sounds awful)


46 posted on 11/11/2011 10:53:37 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Impala64ssa
With outbreaks of both head and body lice at some of the occupy sites, I expect a full blown outbreak of typhus pretty soon.

Maybe Occupy Atlanta can break into the CDC and find where the last smallpox vials are hidden.

47 posted on 11/11/2011 10:56:55 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Herman Cain: possibly the escapee most dangerous to the Democrats since Frederick Douglass.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Boy add that to the outbreak of lice and crabs and that must be one enjoyable place to be!


48 posted on 11/11/2011 10:59:39 AM PST by chris_bdba
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To: Impala64ssa

Any bets on when the first filthy hippie sues the city of New York for not keeping them healthy?

You know they will find a way to blame this on “the man”.


49 posted on 11/11/2011 11:00:59 AM PST by Clintons Are White Trash (Lynn Stewart, Helen Thomas, Rosie ODonnell, Maureen Dowd, Medea Benjamin - The Axis of Ugly)
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To: Vigilanteman

Just send Jerry Sandusky down there. ;)


50 posted on 11/11/2011 11:10:08 AM PST by Palladin (Where is Ray Gricar?)
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