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(US News)   Doctors struggle with "totally untreatable" tuberculosis in South Africa. Well, nice knowing you all   (usnews.com) divider line 150
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2013-02-11 02:38:07 PM  
President Madagascar now in process of shutting... down... everything.
 
2013-02-11 03:01:17 PM  
My mom's health department has been dealing with this for 3 years, submitter. It's already here.
 
2013-02-11 05:07:42 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com

Why Johnny Ringo. You look like someone just walked over your grave.
 
2013-02-11 05:28:43 PM  
Time to bring back the sanatoriums.
 
2013-02-11 05:59:16 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: My mom's health department has been dealing with this for 3 years, submitter. It's already here.


Going to say it's been here for a long time.

XDR-MDR TB is one of the few reasons in a modern age someone can get an involuntary quarantine order placed upon them by a court.
 
2013-02-11 06:02:37 PM  
Hey uh.

Maybe we start treating antibacterial misuse as mass murder.

Because it is.
 
2013-02-11 06:05:41 PM  

BronyMedic: ecmoRandomNumbers: My mom's health department has been dealing with this for 3 years, submitter. It's already here.

Going to say it's been here for a long time.

XDR-MDR TB is one of the few reasons in a modern age someone can get an involuntary quarantine order placed upon them by a court.


And medical science hasn't created any fundamentally new antibiotics in decades.  It's why so many viruses are adapting to basically everything, on top of bad treatment regimens and failures to finish taking full doses.
 
2013-02-11 06:09:20 PM  
This is why I don't wash my hands with soap when I pee.  I will outlive you all.
 
2013-02-11 06:09:29 PM  
Baby, can you dig your man?
 
2013-02-11 06:09:39 PM  
This article plus the news of Maker's Mark lowering its proof to 84% are clearly signs of the end times!
 
2013-02-11 06:09:55 PM  

GAT_00: BronyMedic: ecmoRandomNumbers: My mom's health department has been dealing with this for 3 years, submitter. It's already here.

Going to say it's been here for a long time.

XDR-MDR TB is one of the few reasons in a modern age someone can get an involuntary quarantine order placed upon them by a court.

And medical science hasn't created any fundamentally new antibiotics in decades.  It's why so many viruses are adapting to basically everything, on top of bad treatment regimens and failures to finish taking full doses.


Oh please regale us with your knowledge.
 
2013-02-11 06:13:37 PM  

GAT_00: And medical science hasn't created any fundamentally new antibiotics in decades.  It's why so many viruses are adapting to basically everything, on top of bad treatment regimens and failures to finish taking full doses.


www.theappleclan.com
 
2013-02-11 06:14:46 PM  
New opportunities for the brave and adventurous.
 
2013-02-11 06:14:52 PM  
You're no daisy, you're no daisy at all.
 
2013-02-11 06:15:12 PM  

Yogimus: GAT_00: BronyMedic: ecmoRandomNumbers: My mom's health department has been dealing with this for 3 years, submitter. It's already here.

Going to say it's been here for a long time.

XDR-MDR TB is one of the few reasons in a modern age someone can get an involuntary quarantine order placed upon them by a court.

And medical science hasn't created any fundamentally new antibiotics in decades.  It's why so many viruses are adapting to basically everything, on top of bad treatment regimens and failures to finish taking full doses.

Oh please regale us with your knowledge.


LOLs
 
2013-02-11 06:15:37 PM  

GAT_00: And medical science hasn't created any fundamentally new antibiotics in decades.  It's why so many viruses are adapting to basically everything, on top of bad treatment regimens and failures to finish taking full doses.


Oh wow. That's... That's something special.
 
2013-02-11 06:16:32 PM  

Yogimus: GAT_00: BronyMedic: ecmoRandomNumbers: My mom's health department has been dealing with this for 3 years, submitter. It's already here.

Going to say it's been here for a long time.

XDR-MDR TB is one of the few reasons in a modern age someone can get an involuntary quarantine order placed upon them by a court.

And medical science hasn't created any fundamentally new antibiotics in decades.  It's why so many viruses are adapting to basically everything, on top of bad treatment regimens and failures to finish taking full doses.

Oh please regale us with your knowledge.


I'm fixing popcorn in my reverse airflow sterile germicule free condo, would you like some for this thread?
 
2013-02-11 06:16:42 PM  
But by all means, let's keep ignoring the developing nations where these diseases are developing. Let's keep allowing their antibiotic supplies to be cut off by lack of funding or political strife. That will never come back and bite us in the ass. And only private industry should be developing pills; that way we won't develop new, nonprofitable antibiotics in lieu of more psychotropics for compulsive shopping and other first world problems.
 
2013-02-11 06:16:56 PM  
Sometimes I wonder if I'll see a real deal plague in my lifetime.
/scary shiat
 
2013-02-11 06:16:59 PM  
Hey Lunger!
 
2013-02-11 06:17:18 PM  
I'm your huckleberry
 
MFK
2013-02-11 06:18:27 PM  
please. There's no profit margin in treating common killer diseases. All of big pharma's R&D has been sunk into "treatments" instead of "cures" anyway. You "cure" a patient, and you'll never see them again, but if you "treat" a disease, well... you've got yourself a customer who is totally dependent on your wares.
 
2013-02-11 06:19:55 PM  
Pig pile on GAT_00!

Yes, that was pretty stupid, even for you.
 
2013-02-11 06:19:58 PM  

MFK: please. There's no profit margin in treating common killer diseases. All of big pharma's R&D has been sunk into "treatments" instead of "cures" anyway. You "cure" a patient, and you'll never see them again, but if you "treat" a disease, well... you've got yourself a customer who is totally dependent on your wares.


You missed your turnoff to NaturalNews.com. Since you're willing to demonstrate your obvious ignorance of how difficult TB is to treat, or how easy it is to garner resistance to the antibiotics used to treat it combined with poor regiment compliance by patients,  we're just going to point and laugh at you instead.
 
2013-02-11 06:20:21 PM  

MFK: to "treatments" instead of "cures" anyway. You "cure" a patient, and you'll never see them again, but if you "treat" a disease, well... you've got yourself a customer who is totally de


^ and then comes this guy.
 
2013-02-11 06:21:13 PM  
...scribbles on bucket list, "Do... not... go... to... South Africa... ever..."
 
2013-02-11 06:21:15 PM  

MFK: please. There's no profit margin in treating common killer diseases. All of big pharma's R&D has been sunk into "treatments" instead of "cures" anyway. You "cure" a patient, and you'll never see them again, but if you "treat" a disease, well... you've got yourself a customer who is totally dependent on your wares.


Wait, is your alt the word for "a priest's whore?"
 
2013-02-11 06:21:17 PM  
...And a hearty FU to all those morons who've used anti-biotics when they didn't need to.

/should never have been available over the counter, anywhere
//grumble
 
2013-02-11 06:21:25 PM  

Moonfisher: But by all means, let's keep ignoring the developing nations where these diseases are developing. Let's keep allowing their antibiotic supplies to be cut off by lack of funding or political strife. That will never come back and bite us in the ass. And only private industry should be developing pills; that way we won't develop new, nonprofitable antibiotics in lieu of more psychotropics for compulsive shopping and other first world problems.


The problem is not that they can't get antibiotics. The problem is that there is poor compliance with TB antibiotic therapy, which allows drug resistance to form. TB is not something you take a two week course of antibiotics for, and it's not a big deal if you stop at day 8 instead of day 10. It's a six month to a year course of antibiotics, and Mycobacterium Tuberculosis rapidly develops resistance to antibiotics when taken improperly.
 
2013-02-11 06:21:43 PM  

BumpInTheNight: This is why I don't wash my hands with soap when I pee.  I will outlive you all.


Everyone knows to pee directly on your hands. Right?
 
2013-02-11 06:23:10 PM  

GAT_00: BronyMedic: ecmoRandomNumbers: My mom's health department has been dealing with this for 3 years, submitter. It's already here.

Going to say it's been here for a long time.

XDR-MDR TB is one of the few reasons in a modern age someone can get an involuntary quarantine order placed upon them by a court.

And medical science hasn't created any fundamentally new antibiotics in decades.  It's why so many viruses are adapting to basically everything, on top of bad treatment regimens and failures to finish taking full doses.


?
 
2013-02-11 06:23:14 PM  
oh whatever, it's just a passing phage...
 
2013-02-11 06:23:45 PM  
So many songs to be sung, subby.
 
2013-02-11 06:24:12 PM  
Has there been any work on phage therapy and TB? I don't know much about it but I remeber a few years back there was talk about using it on resistant MRSA
 
2013-02-11 06:24:21 PM  

BronyMedic: The problem is not that they can't get antibiotics. The problem is that there is poor compliance with TB antibiotic therapy, which allows drug resistance to form. TB is not something you take a two week course of antibiotics for, and it's not a big deal if you stop at day 8 instead of day 10. It's a six month to a year course of antibiotics, and Mycobacterium Tuberculosis rapidly develops resistance to antibiotics when taken improperly.


polymer release? in my subdermal?!... it's more common than you think!
 
2013-02-11 06:24:41 PM  
....totally untreatable tubercu-

cdn.uproxx.com
 
2013-02-11 06:27:01 PM  

BronyMedic: GAT_00: And medical science hasn't created any fundamentally new antibiotics in decades.  It's why so many viruses are adapting to basically everything, on top of bad treatment regimens and failures to finish taking full doses.

[www.theappleclan.com image 610x250]


Yes, I misused a word.  My bad.
 
2013-02-11 06:27:40 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

No??
 
2013-02-11 06:28:07 PM  

BumpInTheNight: This is why I don't wash my hands with soap when
I pee.  I will outlive you all.


It's harder than it sounds too.

I have a friend who is never sick and attributes it to never washing his hands after taking a leak or a crap.

At first I thought, "B.S.", but OTOH, knowing your fingers are teaming with bacteria is a good incentive to keep them the hell out of your mouth, nose, etc.
 
2013-02-11 06:28:44 PM  

Fark Rye For Many Whores: Hey uh.

Maybe we start treating antibacterial misuse as mass murder.

Because it is.


But I'm sick and need pills.
 
2013-02-11 06:28:46 PM  
Welp, it's been a good go.  See you all in hell, I'll be by the Faygo stand.
 
2013-02-11 06:29:37 PM  

GAT_00: BronyMedic: GAT_00: And medical science hasn't created any fundamentally new antibiotics in decades.  It's why so many viruses are adapting to basically everything, on top of bad treatment regimens and failures to finish taking full doses.

[www.theappleclan.com image 610x250]

Yes, I misused a word.  My bad.


To be fair, I sometimes think I'm one drunken post from a "Nixon, you dolt" moment.
 
2013-02-11 06:29:39 PM  
It's a reckoning.
 
2013-02-11 06:29:50 PM  

BronyMedic: Moonfisher: But by all means, let's keep ignoring the developing nations where these diseases are developing. Let's keep allowing their antibiotic supplies to be cut off by lack of funding or political strife. That will never come back and bite us in the ass. And only private industry should be developing pills; that way we won't develop new, nonprofitable antibiotics in lieu of more psychotropics for compulsive shopping and other first world problems.

The problem is not that they can't get antibiotics. The problem is that there is poor compliance with TB antibiotic therapy, which allows drug resistance to form. TB is not something you take a two week course of antibiotics for, and it's not a big deal if you stop at day 8 instead of day 10. It's a six month to a year course of antibiotics, and Mycobacterium Tuberculosis rapidly develops resistance to antibiotics when taken improperly.


In America, you are correct. In a developing nation, however, what you call noncompliance is a euphemism that shifts the blame to the patient when said patient lacks the agency to comply. Many of the poor and ill in these nations have to travel miles and miles to access a clinic, do not have access to clean water or proper nutr
 
2013-02-11 06:31:28 PM  

GAT_00: BronyMedic: GAT_00: And medical science hasn't created any fundamentally new antibiotics in decades.  It's why so many viruses are adapting to basically everything, on top of bad treatment regimens and failures to finish taking full doses.

[www.theappleclan.com image 610x250]

Yes, I misused a word.  My bad.


You didn't just misuse a word...

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2013-02-11 06:32:56 PM  

Moonfisher: BronyMedic: Moonfisher: But by all means, let's keep ignoring the developing nations where these diseases are developing. Let's keep allowing their antibiotic supplies to be cut off by lack of funding or political strife. That will never come back and bite us in the ass. And only private industry should be developing pills; that way we won't develop new, nonprofitable antibiotics in lieu of more psychotropics for compulsive shopping and other first world problems.

The problem is not that they can't get antibiotics. The problem is that there is poor compliance with TB antibiotic therapy, which allows drug resistance to form. TB is not something you take a two week course of antibiotics for, and it's not a big deal if you stop at day 8 instead of day 10. It's a six month to a year course of antibiotics, and Mycobacterium Tuberculosis rapidly develops resistance to antibiotics when taken improperly.

In America, you are correct. In a developing nation, however, what you call noncompliance is a euphemism that shifts the blame to the patient when said patient lacks the agency to comply. Many of the poor and ill in these nations have to travel miles and miles to access a clinic, do not have access to clean water or proper nutr


Lol, kids ran into me and made me bump submit button. Anyway... They do not have access to clean water or proper nutrition and social/political upheaval can interrupt their supplies. I highly recommend Paul Farmer's "Infections and Inequalities" for some insight into how these things are developing and why they are so hard to treat.
 
2013-02-11 06:34:31 PM  

Moonfisher: BronyMedic: Moonfisher: But by all means, let's keep ignoring the developing nations where these diseases are developing. Let's keep allowing their antibiotic supplies to be cut off by lack of funding or political strife. That will never come back and bite us in the ass. And only private industry should be developing pills; that way we won't develop new, nonprofitable antibiotics in lieu of more psychotropics for compulsive shopping and other first world problems.

The problem is not that they can't get antibiotics. The problem is that there is poor compliance with TB antibiotic therapy, which allows drug resistance to form. TB is not something you take a two week course of antibiotics for, and it's not a big deal if you stop at day 8 instead of day 10. It's a six month to a year course of antibiotics, and Mycobacterium Tuberculosis rapidly develops resistance to antibiotics when taken improperly.

In America, you are correct. In a developing nation, however, what you call noncompliance is a euphemism that shifts the blame to the patient when said patient lacks the agency to comply. Many of the poor and ill in these nations have to travel miles and miles to access a clinic, do not have access to clean water or proper nutr


So. Let. Them. Die.  Or did we as humanity forget that purging is also a way to stop a disease?
 
2013-02-11 06:34:58 PM  

Moonfisher: I highly recommend Paul Farmer's "Infections and Inequalities" for some insight into how these things are developing and why they are so hard to treat.


I'll go look up the book, thanks!
 
2013-02-11 06:37:43 PM  

BronyMedic: GAT_00: BronyMedic: GAT_00: And medical science hasn't created any fundamentally new antibiotics in decades.  It's why so many viruses are adapting to basically everything, on top of bad treatment regimens and failures to finish taking full doses.

[www.theappleclan.com image 610x250]

Yes, I misused a word.  My bad.

You didn't just misuse a word...

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But you knew what I meant, you knew what I should have said.
 
2013-02-11 06:38:41 PM  

basemetal: Time to bring back the sanatoriums.


bossip.files.wordpress.com

/Not sure how it'll help, but there you go.
 
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