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(Palm Beach Post)   Governor Rick Scott (R) closes state's primary TB treatment hospital. State subsequently suffers worst outbreak of irony in 100 years   (palmbeachpost.com) divider line 278
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vpb [TotalFark]
2012-07-09 10:15:14 AM  
That's called freedom. Now that the government is off of their backs, the invisible hand of the market can faith heal them.
 
2012-07-09 10:20:52 AM  
People still get TB? really?
 
2012-07-09 10:24:14 AM  

Aarontology: People still get TB? really?


Yeah. A bit more often than Louisiana volcanoes blowing up...
 
2012-07-09 10:28:21 AM  

Aarontology: People still get TB? really?


A good friend picked up TB while serving her majesty's forces somewhere that can't be named. That was after normal childhood inoculation and whatever the army gave her.
 
2012-07-09 10:35:07 AM  

hubiestubert: Yeah. A bit more often than Louisiana volcanoes blowing up...


The bead magma really f*cks things up.

DON.MAC: A good friend picked up TB while serving her majesty's forces somewhere that can't be named. That was after normal childhood inoculation and whatever the army gave her.


Well, I can understand that. I just figured that in the States it had been pretty much eradicated.

The more you know!
 
2012-07-09 10:39:26 AM  
Jindal "We don't need volcano monitoring" = Volcano Explosion in Alaska
Romney "We don't need more firefighters" = Giant wildfire in Colorado
Scott "We don't need Tuberculosis treatment center" = Big Tuberculosis outbreak in Floriduh.
 
2012-07-09 10:42:27 AM  

Aarontology: People still get TB? really?


Not only can people still get TB, but the TB people can get now is a hell of a lot worse than the TB of 100 years ago.

Instances of TDR-TB are popping up around the world. That "TDR" means totally drug resistant - as in there are no antibiotics that would work to treat it.
 
2012-07-09 10:51:12 AM  
It appears its mostly affecting black homeless men, so there ya go.
 
2012-07-09 11:05:57 AM  

RexTalionis: Aarontology: People still get TB? really?

Not only can people still get TB, but the TB people can get now is a hell of a lot worse than the TB of 100 years ago.

Instances of TDR-TB are popping up around the world. That "TDR" means totally drug resistant - as in there are no antibiotics that would work to treat it.


The Russians have been using phages for a while now with really great results. But there's not a lot of profit in them so...
 
2012-07-09 11:11:15 AM  
But...but...Pro life.
 
2012-07-09 11:17:09 AM  
Taxed enough already!
 
2012-07-09 11:18:38 AM  

Aarontology: hubiestubert: Yeah. A bit more often than Louisiana volcanoes blowing up...

The bead magma really f*cks things up.

DON.MAC: A good friend picked up TB while serving her majesty's forces somewhere that can't be named. That was after normal childhood inoculation and whatever the army gave her.

Well, I can understand that. I just figured that in the States it had been pretty much eradicated.

The more you know!


It absolutely has not been eradicated in the United States, we get more cases than most industrialized countries. TB greatly affects vulnerable populations (prisoners, the elderly, mentally ill) and as such is not given due attention by the authorities. With our cuts in safety nets for the elderly and mentally ill, and our ever-growing prison population (1 in 100 Americans are in jail), it's a problem that's likely to get worse before it gets better.

Every healthcare worker in the United States (down to the janitors and people who serve hospital food, the volunteers, etc) is required to get TB vaccines.
 
2012-07-09 11:19:38 AM  

Aarontology: hubiestubert: Yeah. A bit more often than Louisiana volcanoes blowing up...

The bead magma really f*cks things up.

DON.MAC: A good friend picked up TB while serving her majesty's forces somewhere that can't be named. That was after normal childhood inoculation and whatever the army gave her.

Well, I can understand that. I just figured that in the States it had been pretty much eradicated.

The more you know!


It used to be, back when we weren't racing to become a third world country led by incompetent asswits.
 
2012-07-09 11:21:26 AM  
Who cares, only poors get TB.
 
2012-07-09 11:22:19 AM  

Zalan: Jindal "We don't need volcano monitoring" = Volcano Explosion in Alaska
Romney "We don't need more firefighters" = Giant wildfire in Colorado
Scott "We don't need Tuberculosis treatment center" = Big Tuberculosis outbreak in Floriduh.


Kinda makes ya glad they DO think we need more nuclear weapons, doesn't it?
 
2012-07-09 11:23:14 AM  

NowhereMon: Who cares, only poors get TB.


And criminals. It's a huge problem in prisons.
 
2012-07-09 11:27:32 AM  
Rick Scott would be Lex Luthor if Luthor had a large section of his brain removed. And was peed on.
 
2012-07-09 11:30:19 AM  
blog.daveg.ca

Governor Scott and his staff wish congratulate you on your TB death sentence.
 
2012-07-09 11:38:24 AM  

Diogenes: NowhereMon: Who cares, only poors get TB.

And criminals. It's a huge problem in prisons.


So the whole thing should just work itself out naturally then...
 
2012-07-09 11:40:51 AM  

NowhereMon: Diogenes: NowhereMon: Who cares, only poors get TB.

And criminals. It's a huge problem in prisons.

So the whole thing should just work itself out naturally then...


According to the GOP's plans, yes.
 
2012-07-09 11:43:23 AM  

Fark It: Aarontology: hubiestubert: Yeah. A bit more often than Louisiana volcanoes blowing up...

The bead magma really f*cks things up.

DON.MAC: A good friend picked up TB while serving her majesty's forces somewhere that can't be named. That was after normal childhood inoculation and whatever the army gave her.

Well, I can understand that. I just figured that in the States it had been pretty much eradicated.

The more you know!

It absolutely has not been eradicated in the United States, we get more cases than most industrialized countries. TB greatly affects vulnerable populations (prisoners, the elderly, mentally ill) and as such is not given due attention by the authorities. With our cuts in safety nets for the elderly and mentally ill, and our ever-growing prison population (1 in 100 Americans are in jail), it's a problem that's likely to get worse before it gets better.

Every healthcare worker in the United States (down to the janitors and people who serve hospital food, the volunteers, etc) is required to get TB vaccines tested.


The BCG vaccine which is routinely given for Tb in some countries is NOT used in the US on a regular basis. Active surveilence of health care workers with annual screening tests with the PPD or similar test is still the recommended process according to most Tb experts in the US.
 
2012-07-09 11:45:54 AM  
This is what the porous border gives us.
 
2012-07-09 11:49:37 AM  

RexTalionis: Aarontology: People still get TB? really?

Not only can people still get TB, but the TB people can get now is a hell of a lot worse than the TB of 100 years ago.

Instances of TDR-TB are popping up around the world. That "TDR" means totally drug resistant - as in there are no antibiotics that would work to treat it.


Yep, it's a scary scary thing right now.
 
2012-07-09 11:55:24 AM  
so the GOP plan really IS to kill everyone off....

huh. go figure.
 
2012-07-09 11:55:53 AM  

RexTalionis: Aarontology: People still get TB? really?

Not only can people still get TB, but the TB people can get now is a hell of a lot worse than the TB of 100 years ago.

Instances of TDR-TB are popping up around the world. That "TDR" means totally drug resistant - as in there are no antibiotics that would work to treat it.


Yeah, clusters of TDR TB have popped up in India an Pakistan (? ). We've actually seen human transmission of TDR TB which is terrifying.
 
2012-07-09 11:57:24 AM  

NowhereMon: Diogenes: NowhereMon: Who cares, only poors get TB.

And criminals. It's a huge problem in prisons.

So the whole thing should just work itself out naturally then...


Except when physicians begin to contract it.
 
2012-07-09 11:58:26 AM  
That's okay, these people had the CHOICE to be poor and die. This was their choice. They should have pulled themselves up by their bootstraps and stopped having so many abortions and then maybe they would have the money to pay the pharmaceuticals in order to treat their TB. This is their choice and they can die with it. I'm just glad that in America someone is finally doing something to make sure that people are FREE to have this choice.
 
2012-07-09 12:04:23 PM  

Bontesla: RexTalionis: Aarontology: People still get TB? really?

Not only can people still get TB, but the TB people can get now is a hell of a lot worse than the TB of 100 years ago.

Instances of TDR-TB are popping up around the world. That "TDR" means totally drug resistant - as in there are no antibiotics that would work to treat it.

Yeah, clusters of TDR TB have popped up in India an Pakistan (? ). We've actually seen human transmission of TDR TB which is terrifying.


As far as I know, it's also been spotted in Italy, so it's not just relegated to the third-world/developing countries of the world.
 
2012-07-09 12:11:03 PM  

Bontesla: Yeah, clusters of TDR TB have popped up in India an Pakistan (? ). We've actually seen human transmission of TDR TB which is terrifying.


According to Wired, it's been seen in India, Iran and Italy. The Italian cases of TDR-TB predates all of them - the two victims contracted it and had it for several years before dying in 2003.
 
2012-07-09 12:14:02 PM  

RexTalionis: Bontesla: Yeah, clusters of TDR TB have popped up in India an Pakistan (? ). We've actually seen human transmission of TDR TB which is terrifying.

According to Wired, it's been seen in India, Iran and Italy. The Italian cases of TDR-TB predates all of them - the two victims contracted it and had it for several years before dying in 2003.


Iran sounds right. I think WHO classified that as the largest cluster at the time.

Thanks for the clarification.
 
2012-07-09 12:16:46 PM  

vpb: That's called freedom. Now that the government is off of their backs, the invisible hand of the market can faith heal them.


over in one
(OIO? are we ready for a new TLA?)
 
2012-07-09 12:18:48 PM  
So, I guess if it's done by the Governor for Florida, it's not a 'Death Panel', then?
 
2012-07-09 12:20:11 PM  

RexTalionis: Aarontology: People still get TB? really?

Not only can people still get TB, but the TB people can get now is a hell of a lot worse than the TB of 100 years ago.

Instances of TDR-TB are popping up around the world. That "TDR" means totally drug resistant - as in there are no antibiotics that would work to treat it.


ok
I was sleeping at night. And now I am totally farked.
thanks

TDR is the end of the world. When do we start locking these people up??
When do we start banning passengers from these countries? When do we start banning travel to these countries?

oh wait - it is already too late.

Didnt ANYONE see Contagion???
 
2012-07-09 12:40:55 PM  
"Tuberculosis" has such a negative sound. The Florida Department of Health would prefer you use "Hiccups of Freedom"
 
2012-07-09 12:46:21 PM  
Maybe some of those TB-infected individuals will hang out around the GOP Convention in Tampa. Now THAT would be irony, full circle.
 
2012-07-09 12:47:27 PM  

namatad: RexTalionis: Aarontology: People still get TB? really?

Not only can people still get TB, but the TB people can get now is a hell of a lot worse than the TB of 100 years ago.

Instances of TDR-TB are popping up around the world. That "TDR" means totally drug resistant - as in there are no antibiotics that would work to treat it.

ok
I was sleeping at night. And now I am totally farked.
thanks

TDR is the end of the world. When do we start locking these people up??
When do we start banning passengers from these countries? When do we start banning travel to these countries?

oh wait - it is already too late.

Didnt ANYONE see Contagion???


OMG @ that movie.
Did you see cast interviews with Jon Stewart? Apparently the movie scared them so much they replaced handshakes with elbow bumps and they stopped setting up the food tables.
 
2012-07-09 12:48:37 PM  

Bontesla:

Didnt ANYONE see Contagion???

OMG @ that movie.
Did you see cast interviews with Jon Stewart? Apparently the movie scared them so much they replaced handshakes with elbow bumps and they stopped setting up the food tables.


that movie made me germaphobic for about a month.
 
2012-07-09 12:49:00 PM  
If there's any way Ric Scott could personally profit from treating TB infected Floridians would someone please share it with him? kthxbye
 
2012-07-09 12:54:53 PM  

RexTalionis: Not only can people still get TB, but the TB people can get now is a hell of a lot worse than the TB of 100 years ago.


Is it really "worse" than 100 years ago? TB was incurable and terminal 100 years. TDR-TB is incurable and terminal.

Now, it is CRAZY MUCH worse than 10, 20, and 50 years ago.

/I know, I am being insanely pedantic.
/But evolution isnt real. bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
/Isnt TDR-TB PROOF that evolution is "real"??
/Queue the doonesbury of death
 
2012-07-09 12:59:04 PM  

Fark It: Every healthcare worker in the United States (down to the janitors and people who serve hospital food, the volunteers, etc) is required to get TB vaccines.


Do the vaccines work against TDR-TB? all the strains? most of the strains?
Can they make vaccines which work against the TDR-TB?
And isnt the solution to make the vaccine mandatory and force everyone to get it?
And ban anyone from entering the country who doesnt have the vaccine already?

/bwehahahahahahaha I know ... that would save money / reduce profits for the drug companies.
 
2012-07-09 01:00:22 PM  

Diogenes: NowhereMon: Who cares, only poors get TB.

And criminals. It's a huge problem in prisons.


Couldnt you TEST every inmate during processing and vaccinate at the same time??
TADA problem solved.
 
2012-07-09 01:05:47 PM  

namatad: Diogenes: NowhereMon: Who cares, only poors get TB.

And criminals. It's a huge problem in prisons.

Couldnt you TEST every inmate during processing and vaccinate at the same time??
TADA problem solved.


People already infected with treatable TB require a regimen to fully eliminate it. It can reside deep in the lungs. If they get released before the treatment is completed, they often don't complete their treatment on their own. This is also a contributing factor in the rise of treatment-resistant TB. You also cannot isolate incoming inmates who are infected - not in the current system. Although we should.
 
2012-07-09 01:13:26 PM  

RexTalionis: As far as I know, it's also been spotted in Italy, so it's not just relegated to the third-world/developing countries of the world.


Isnt most of italy still a 3rd world? Just saying.
Plus my guess is that TDR-TB will enter europe, well, through Italy and the other mediterranean countries.
 
2012-07-09 01:16:19 PM  

Diogenes: People already infected with treatable TB require a regimen to fully eliminate it. It can reside deep in the lungs. If they get released before the treatment is completed, they often don't complete their treatment on their own. This is also a contributing factor in the rise of treatment-resistant TB. You also cannot isolate incoming inmates who are infected - not in the current system. Although we should.


yup. trivial to solve. if we wanted to ...
and yah, the treatment protocol is insane. 6 months for "normal" strains and 2+ years for hard to treat strains.

who the fark would keep taking these meds, with nasty side-effects, when you have no TB symptoms. shudder. I know that I would have trouble staying on the regiment and I know better and have full access to healthcare.

Time to create "hospitals" for the homeless/ex-cons with TB. Typhoid Mary all over again.
 
2012-07-09 01:18:48 PM  

Weaver95: Bontesla:

Didnt ANYONE see Contagion???

OMG @ that movie.
Did you see cast interviews with Jon Stewart? Apparently the movie scared them so much they replaced handshakes with elbow bumps and they stopped setting up the food tables.

that movie made me germaphobic for about a month.


1) didnt see those interviews, would have been awesome.
2) I loved that movie for showing just how simple it is for disease to spread.
3) I cant read "The Stand" without getting cold and flue symptoms.
 
2012-07-09 01:22:10 PM  

Aarontology: People still get TB? really?


there are TB outbreaks in California from time to time, mostly from people visiting from over seas or people that have recently been over seas. There is a particularly bad version of it, call MDR-TB (Multiple Drug Resistant Tuberculosis) that people around these parts are hoping to never see hit the states.
 
2012-07-09 01:24:45 PM  
yeah the nasty I was talking about has already been brought up. The TDR version, not MDR... MDR shows up sometimes, TDR is bad news. I was reading about some of the outbreaks in India about 6 months ago and it was troublesome.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-07-09 01:29:36 PM  
Poorer countries where there is little medical care are reservoirs of disease. That's why we need to treat the poor here in the US because they will become sources of infection if we don't.
 
2012-07-09 01:31:28 PM  

namatad: Diogenes: NowhereMon: Who cares, only poors get TB.

And criminals. It's a huge problem in prisons.

Couldnt you TEST every inmate during processing and vaccinate at the same time??
TADA problem solved.


Testing is also fairly expensive so not all labs have it. The prison would likely outsource the test to a hospital with the capability.
 
2012-07-09 01:37:20 PM  

namatad: Weaver95: Bontesla:

Didnt ANYONE see Contagion???

OMG @ that movie.
Did you see cast interviews with Jon Stewart? Apparently the movie scared them so much they replaced handshakes with elbow bumps and they stopped setting up the food tables.

that movie made me germaphobic for about a month.

1) didnt see those interviews, would have been awesome.
2) I loved that movie for showing just how simple it is for disease to spread.
3) I cant read "The Stand" without getting cold and flue symptoms.


The interviews are hilarious. Interview with Marion Cotillard

I have an odd fascination with "end of days" scenarios in which there's some sort of infectious outbreak. I've read The Stand (although I'm not a big fan of Stephen King's work).

Right now, there's about 52+ kids in Cambodia that have all died from an unknown illness. All children are under the age of seven. None of them are connected in any way (different hospitals, different towns, different families, and so on) so it doesn't appear to be contagious.
 
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