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(US News)   Doctors struggle with "totally untreatable" tuberculosis in South Africa. Well, nice knowing you all   (usnews.com) divider line 38
    More: Scary, South African, Emerging Infectious Diseases, lung disease, tuberculosis, George V, Durban  
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2013-02-11 06:23:14 PM  
8 votes:
oh whatever, it's just a passing phage...
2013-02-11 06:09:55 PM  
6 votes:

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 06:38:41 PM  
5 votes:

basemetal: Time to bring back the sanatoriums.


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/Not sure how it'll help, but there you go.
2013-02-11 02:38:07 PM  
5 votes:
President Madagascar now in process of shutting... down... everything.
2013-02-11 06:09:29 PM  
4 votes:
Baby, can you dig your man?
2013-02-11 06:09:20 PM  
4 votes:
This is why I don't wash my hands with soap when I pee.  I will outlive you all.
2013-02-11 08:09:21 PM  
3 votes:
Doctor: "We'll put you on a diet of flounder and pancakes."

Patient: "Will that cure me."

Doctor: "No, but that's all we'll be able to slide under the door."
2013-02-11 06:51:13 PM  
3 votes:

doglover: There's sweeping your teamate with barrel of a painball gun in the heat of a match, and then there's pointing a loaded .50 cal turret at a school with children inside. Totally different orders of magnitude.


You're assuming I accidentally shot James in the balls in the "heat of the match", and not because I found out he was hitting on my wife.
2013-02-11 06:42:34 PM  
3 votes:

BronyMedic: You didn't just misuse a word...


Reminds me of the whole "clip vs magazine" thing that we saw so much a while back.  GAT_00 can no longer have an opinion on medicine, bacteria, or disease.
2013-02-11 05:07:42 PM  
3 votes:
3.bp.blogspot.com

Why Johnny Ringo. You look like someone just walked over your grave.
2013-02-11 09:29:17 PM  
2 votes:
Big Ramifications:Fark's resident big mouth left wing moron is in da house!

What are you talking about?  I hadn't even posted in this thread ONCE!
2013-02-11 07:31:10 PM  
2 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-02-11 07:20:39 PM  
2 votes:

Big Ramifications: Fark's resident big mouth left wing moron is in da house!


Your right wing tears are delicious.

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2013-02-11 06:41:27 PM  
2 votes:

stuhayes2010: But I'm sick and need pills.


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Here, I have modified this tricorder to emit a transtachyon metabaryonic waveform pulse. You'll be cured instantly.

It is only logical for me to warn you, if you move you will be vaporized.
2013-02-11 06:38:50 PM  
2 votes:

basemetal: Time to bring back the sanatoriums.


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Dammit, Jim, I'm a failed Presidential candidate, not a doctor.
2013-02-11 06:17:18 PM  
2 votes:
I'm your huckleberry
2013-02-11 06:13:37 PM  
2 votes:

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.


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2013-02-11 09:10:09 PM  
1 votes:

SirEattonHogg: Lost Thought 00:   And yet the population of India still exists

Or pretty much any country in East Asia.  You haven't seen human population density, until you've visited over there.  Other than SARS killing a few dozen people at best, why hasn't there been any much nastier epidemic killing tens of hundreds of thousands of folks over there?

Actually, that would suck... got relatives there.


I also like the ability to purchase cheap goods manufactured there.  Stay healthy East Asia and keep the cost of my living down.
gja [TotalFark]
2013-02-11 09:02:24 PM  
1 votes:
"Doctors struggle with "totally untreatable" tuberculosis in South Africa."
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2013-02-11 07:12:24 PM  
1 votes:
If raping a virgin cures AIDS, what will be the African cure for this TB?
2013-02-11 06:52:41 PM  
1 votes:

BronyMedic: doglover: There's sweeping your teamate with barrel of a painball gun in the heat of a match, and then there's pointing a loaded .50 cal turret at a school with children inside. Totally different orders of magnitude.

You're assuming I accidentally shot James in the balls in the "heat of the match", and not because I found out he was hitting on my wife.


In his defense, your wife DID make the first move.
2013-02-11 06:51:02 PM  
1 votes:

GAT_00: 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.

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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.


Now would be a good time to get a laugh, admit you screwed the pooch and move on.  Blame it on global warming or boss induced involuntary sobriety
2013-02-11 06:50:56 PM  
1 votes:
Okay, GAT_00's utter screw up aside, the future probably is going to call for selective or engineered viruses that love the bacterium we want to wage war on.

Of course, I can start the conspiracy theories already. "Virus-based-antibiotics are a known cause of various cancers and these new cures for bacterial infections is just a scheme to increase the incidence of cancer which they make more money treating". See, the treatment isn't even outta the labs and I already have the Alex Jones take on it.

/If I weren't trying to fight it I'd write it.
2013-02-11 06:46:14 PM  
1 votes:
Like many bacterial diseases, tuberculosis has been evolving

HERESY!
2013-02-11 06:45:11 PM  
1 votes:

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.


Paging Doctor Morbo, paging Doctor Morbo
2013-02-11 06:32:56 PM  
1 votes:

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 06:31:28 PM  
1 votes:

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...

img209.imageshack.us
2013-02-11 06:29:37 PM  
1 votes:

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 06:28:07 PM  
1 votes:

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 06:24:41 PM  
1 votes:
....totally untreatable tubercu-

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2013-02-11 06:21:43 PM  
1 votes:

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 06:21:15 PM  
1 votes:

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 06:20:21 PM  
1 votes:

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 06:19:55 PM  
1 votes:
Pig pile on GAT_00!

Yes, that was pretty stupid, even for you.
2013-02-11 06:16:42 PM  
1 votes:
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 06:15:37 PM  
1 votes:

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 06:09:39 PM  
1 votes:
This article plus the news of Maker's Mark lowering its proof to 84% are clearly signs of the end times!
2013-02-11 06:05:41 PM  
1 votes:

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.
 
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