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Exclusive: Patient With Extreme Form of TB Sent to NIH

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http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/exclusive-patient-extreme-form-tb-sent-nih-n371806

A female patient with an extremely hard-to-treat form of tuberculosis is being treated at the National Institutes of Health outside Washington, D.C., and federal and state officials are now tracking down hundreds of people who may have been in contact with her.

The woman traveled to at least three states before she sought treatment from a U.S. doctor. While TB is not easily caught by casual contact, extensively drug resistant (XDR) TB is so dangerous that health officials will have to make a concerted effort to warn anyone who may be at risk

 

 

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Thanks for the heads-up! Here we go again, Another traveler from overseas bringing in wonderful new viral strains. Have to say, hopefully "Isolationism"  won't be considered a bad word for long!


"All travelers should avoid high risk settings where there are no infection control measures in place. Documented places where transmission has occurred include crowded hospitals, prisons, homeless shelters, and other settings where susceptible persons come in contact with persons with TB disease," CDC advises.  - How about simply Avoiding Countries with Dark ages health care? Oh, but we wouldn't want people in those countries to Feel Bad because we didn't travel there as much/ :JSfrXsb:

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Thanks for the heads-up! Here we go again, Another traveler from overseas bringing in wonderful new viral strains. Have to say, hopefully "Isolationism"  won't be considered a bad word for long!


"All travelers should avoid high risk settings where there are no infection control measures in place. Documented places where transmission has occurred include crowded hospitals, prisons, homeless shelters, and other settings where susceptible persons come in contact with persons with TB disease," CDC advises.  - How about simply Avoiding Countries with Dark ages health care? Oh, but we wouldn't want people in those countries to Feel Bad because we didn't travel there as much/ :JSfrXsb:

​Ever feel like the sacrificial lamb for everything that comes along?

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Diversity is our strength and the joys of multiculturalism are enriching our society on every level. :JSfrXsb:

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