Skip to comments.This Ancient, Deadly Disease Is Still Killing In Europe
Posted on 12/30/2011 3:33:45 PM PST by blam
This Ancient, Deadly Disease Is Still Killing In Europe
John Donnelly, GlobalPost
Dec. 30, 2011, 12:53 PM
GENEVA, Switzerland On the sidelines of a conference in Baku, Azerbaijan, just three months ago, a senior health official from Belarus met privately with Mario Raviglione, whose job here at the World Health Organizations headquarters is to control the spread of tuberculosis around the world.
Belarus needed help. It had just confirmed a study that found 35 percent of all TB cases in the capital of Minsk were multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) the highest rate in the world ever recorded for a deadly disease, which takes up to two years to treat and is cured in Western Europe only one third of the time.
Its a real tragic situation, Raviglione, director of WHOs Stop TB Department, said, looking back at that moment with the Belarus official. But they came out openly about this and they wanted help, which is very positive. For a long time, several countries have been hiding their realities about multi-drug resistant TB.
The WHO's Regional Office for Europe recently released a report that warned about the spread of the hard-to-treat MDR-TB into all of Europe, making the case that the relatively wealthy capitals of the West faced the grave danger of a much higher number of cases if the entire region did not move quickly to put in place effective control measures.
The report, which was released in September and which now poses a great challenge to global-health experts in Europe, concluded that MDR-TB is spreading at an alarming rate in Europe and Central Asia, a region that includes the top nine countries in the world in rates of drug-resistant TB among newly diagnosed patients. TB, a global pandemic
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TB or not TB ping.
You're welcome, decimon!
When I saw the headline, I thought this article was about communism.
Some history, some catastrophe...gotta ping the Civ.
My great great grandparents in Ysbty Ystwyth, Wales both succumbed to TB. My great grandfather and his sisters were too young to retain legal ownership of the family home. They were taken in by "Uncle Dave" in Lllanfihangel-y-Creuddyn until they opted to emigrate to the U.S. at their own expense. My great grandfather signed on as "ship's company" on a vessel leaving Liverpool. On arrival to the USA, he reconnected with his future wife in Pittsburgh and served in the Union army from 1863 to 1865.
So....TB caused you to be an American?
Or because words are a lot easier to spell here.
"We the undersigned are petitioning the Alabama Parks Department to return the commemorative plaque for the Welsh Prince Madoc (Madog) to the original spot on Mobile Bay. The plaque was erected in 1953 by the Daughters of the American Revolution commemorating the theory that a Welsh prince and his followers were the first Europeans to set foot on the North American continent. The plaque reads In memory of Prince Madog, a Welsh explorer, who landed on the shores of Mobile Bay in 1170 and left behind, with the Indians, the Welsh language. Plaques have been erected at the ancient port of Aber-Kerrik at Rhos-on-Sea in North Wales where Prince Madog was to have departed on his expedition. Shouldn't there be one where he was to have landed?"
By trade, I am an analytical person, and noticed the connection myself.
Perhaps you read my earlier post that supports these views:
Read the article I linked in post #2 that I posted in 2006...that was my first hint.
I take 50,000 IU of vitamin D a week...doctors orders.
Snip: 1,077 individuals with consumption (tuberculosis) were enrolled to participate in the study conducted by physicians at the Hospital for Consumption, Chelsea
Results from the study revealed that between the two groups, improvement rates were similar, the disease was stabilized in 18% of participants who received cod liver oil, in comparison with only 6% of participants in the control group. In the control group deterioration or death occurred in 33% of patients compared with 19% of patients given cod liver oil.
Snip: And, almost two-thirds of newly diagnosed cases of HIV and 80 per cent of hepatitis B infected blood donors in 2010 were born abroad, says the report which adds that 12 per cent of people living in Britain in 2010 were born abroad -- up from 8 per cent in 2001.
I didn't know what had happened.
And just so that you don't get to (ahem) uppity about your English heritage....my dad's mother was related to this guy.