Skip to comments.Tuberculosis patient who refused treatment arrested in California
Posted on 07/30/2014 12:35:12 AM PDT by blueplumEdited on 07/30/2014 7:25:34 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Cruz was taken into custody on Monday night during a traffic stop in the community of Lamont, California, about 15 miles north of Bakersfield, Kern County Sheriff's spokesman Ray Pruitt said.
"We took him to Kern Medical Center and had him admitted there, under guard," Pruitt said.
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from the CDC, the cost per case to treat DR TB is $17K - $260K
In the early 1900s, TB killed one out of every seven people living in the United States and Europe. Starting in the 1940s, scientists discovered the first of several medicines now used to treat TB. As a result, TB slowly began to decrease in the United States. But in the 1970s and early 1980s, the country let its guard down and TB control efforts were neglected. This led to an increase in the number of TB cases between 1985 and 1992. However, with increased funding and attention to the TB problem, there has been a steady decline in the number of persons with TB since 1993.
TB continues to be a problem. Multidrug-resistant TB (MDR TB) remains a concern, and extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR TB) has become an important issue. While the number of TB cases in the United States has been declining, there remains a higher burden of TB among racial and ethnic minorities. This is due to uneven distribution of TB risk factors that can increase the chance of developing the disease.
open borders more TB cases.
They should have put him under guard in the first place. Most deliberately transient people are not known for their reliability or civic duty.
Today’s Typhoid Mario.
Tee Bee Eduardo
Reminds me of “Typhoid Mary”...
He should have been immediately shot and cremated, in no particular order. Message sent.
Wow, what happens if Ebola gets spread to the US?
The thought leaves one breathless...
If this were a Republican President ...
Maybe he was was planning to try to infect people, that other Americans would not infect.
Multiculturalism is great. Without it we and our children wouldn’t have the opportunity to get all sorts of nasty diseases. Thanks a lot LIB aholes.
Do the same with ebola exposures.
I always wanted some kind of HIV quarantine, but San Francisco resisted the fence. :>)
Yep, libs are a holes