Tuberculosis

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    Working at their own risk

    By LINN E. CAROLEO
    Apr 27, 2005

    Farm workers often labor in fields sprayed with potentially harmful pesticides.

    But that may be the least of their worries, says a Yuma physician who has cared for them.

    "Things that one may expect migrant workers to suffer from, like sunstroke or pesticide poisoning, happens a lot less than one would think," said Dr. Steven Anderson. "I used to see more musculoskeletal injuries, like back pain, because what they do is really back-breaking work. And there were also some acute injuries, like people cutting themselves with lettuce knives and such.

    "Really, the more serious issue is that there are higher incidents of tuberculosis in this population and that spills over into the Yuma health system," he added.

    The Center for Disease Control says the risk for tuberculosis among migrant workers is estimated as being six times greater than in the average U.S. population.

    "People who share the same air with an infectious person for long periods of time are at risk of becoming infected. This includes persons living in the same household with the infectious person and those who travel in the same vehicle," said Anderson.

    http://sun.yumasun.com/artman/publish/articles/story_16283.php
     
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    Granny says its one o' dem end time plagues in Revelation inna Bible...
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    IRC Says 10 Million Might Die of Tuberculosis by 2015
    March 25, 2011 - The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies warned Thursday that as many as 10 million people will die of Tuberculosis by 2015, unless the international community intervenes. The world's largest humanitarian and development network presented its report to mark World Tuberculosis Day.
     
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    In other news: Water wet according to scientists
     
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    It's the Center(s) for Disease Control.
     
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    Prob'ly will work - until the germs get resistant to it...
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    Combination Pill Found Effective Against TB
    April 15, 2011 : 4-in-1 tablet could reduce drug-resistance

     
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    They must be well educated about health risk factors.
     
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    Piblic heath is one of those issues to suggest to most of us that having a government is a pretty damned good idea.

    And yes, it also means that we do not have unlimited freedoms, too, which is vexing, I'll admit.

    And so I present for your consideration the story of TYPHOID MARY

    My goodness the oppressive NANNY STATE violated her civil rights!

    Now the question for libertarians is this:

    Does society have the right to defend itself from people like Typhoid Mary?

    I think it does.

    Do any of you think me a collectivist, socialist, commie, pinko, liberal for thinking that it does?
     
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    Immigrants bringin' in TB...
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    TB screening 'missing most cases'
    20 April 2011 - Current screening for TB in immigrants arriving in the UK is missing the majority of cases, say researchers.
     
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    New combo to treat DR-TB...
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    Effectiveness of Four-Drug TB Treatment Confirmed
    April 25, 2011 - One of the biggest challenges in fighting tuberculosis comes from new drug-resistant strains of the disease. And one of the main reason those strains have developed is that TB patients often don't take their standard, 14-pill, course of medication as instructed. Now, as Vidushi Sinha reports, a new study finds that a simpler approach - combining four TB drugs into one pill - is just as effective in treating this global killer.
     
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    Hmmmm...not a single FREE MARKETEERING, self proclaiming lover of freedom, hater of the NANNY STATE even willing to discuss this, eh?

    Not surprising, really.
     

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