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Tuberculosis outbreak in downtown L.A. sparks federal effort
LA Times ^ | February 21, 2013

Posted on 02/24/2013 5:32:22 PM PST by shineon

Public health officials have launched a new, coordinated effort to contain a persistent outbreak of tuberculosis in downtown L.A.’s skid row, including searching for more than 4,500 people who may have been exposed to the disease.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; disease; illegals; la; losangeles; outbreak; tuberculosis

1 posted on 02/24/2013 5:32:25 PM PST by shineon
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To: shineon

Uncontrolled borders tend toward the start of uncontrolled epidemics.


2 posted on 02/24/2013 5:35:30 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Uncontrolled Borders and uncontrolled Homo’s.


3 posted on 02/24/2013 5:41:00 PM PST by Venturer
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To: shineon

The transition to third world status is always fraught with peril.


4 posted on 02/24/2013 5:46:03 PM PST by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: shineon

4,500 homeless people ... shouldn’t be that hard to find ... just have the feds hang around supermarkets and low end liquor stores. Should be able to scoop them all up within two days.


5 posted on 02/24/2013 6:01:42 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (The Progressive mind...an arid ethical and moral wasteland!)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

Since Jan 2009, I don’t believe I’ve seen the phrase
“homeless population” in the MSM.

or
“McJobs”

or
“Recovery for Wall $treet but not Main Street”

interesting.....


6 posted on 02/24/2013 6:07:16 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: shineon

Beware........THE WALKING DEMS. [ :-()]


7 posted on 02/24/2013 6:19:45 PM PST by Sivad (Nor Cal Red Turf)
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To: shineon

*Things not to bring up when ‘talkin up’ amnesty bill...


8 posted on 02/24/2013 6:48:20 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
"Uncontrolled borders tend toward the start of uncontrolled epidemics."

Yes, and this is being spread to every state with the vector being illegal aliens.

9 posted on 02/24/2013 6:49:35 PM PST by Spitzensparkin1 (Arrest and deport all illegal aliens. Americans demand those jobs back! Whooorah, Arizona!)
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To: shineon

Spreading the diseases that Americans won’t.


10 posted on 02/24/2013 6:51:46 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: shineon
"Public health officials have launched a new, coordinated effort to contain a persistent outbreak of tuberculosis in downtown L.A.’s skid row, including searching for more than 4,500 people who may have been exposed to the disease."

Yeah, and that's just how all those science fiction movies start out too.


11 posted on 02/24/2013 7:09:54 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: shineon
How terrible. Is this one of them sanctuary cities?
12 posted on 02/24/2013 7:13:46 PM PST by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: nascarnation
You left out this little gem:

jobless recovery

13 posted on 02/24/2013 7:15:45 PM PST by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: shineon

Not trying to spread panic, but if by now, 4,500 people have been exposed, what argument can they raise that those 4,500 people who have been exposed have not already exposed 45,000 other people?


14 posted on 02/24/2013 8:02:01 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: shineon
Refried beans will do that to ya I guess.
15 posted on 02/24/2013 8:08:24 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: shineon

Leprosy and Chagas disease next.

Was a microbiology nut as a kid, later majored in it, but went into another specialty after medical school. Still, in Casper, Wyoming of all places, I diagnosed an early case of leprosy from across the room just based on history and an early rash. Dermatologists and infectious disease guys were called in to prove me an idiot, which they did . . . . until the tests came back positive for leprosy. :)

Saw my share of TB, and a bit of leprosy in Hawaii and in other countries, and a nasty case of advanced Potts disease in a resident alien in rural Tennessee as well. Bad, bad stuff.


16 posted on 02/24/2013 8:10:57 PM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: shineon
And the really fun part is that the reemergence of TB in this country is,all too often,the drug resistance variety.And it's all courtesy of our neighbors to the south,perverts and junkies.
17 posted on 02/24/2013 8:11:50 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: BipolarBob

It may or may not exactly be Sanctuary, but 4,500 homeless people are by definition, Obama voters. If there is panic, it is because those Obama voters will infect a whole lot of OTHER Obama voters.


18 posted on 02/24/2013 8:36:56 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Gay State Conservative
A definition of Obama voters, courtesy of Gay State Conservative:

"And it's all courtesy of our neighbors to the south, perverts and junkies."

19 posted on 02/24/2013 8:39:15 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

Let’s hope they never find a cure.Hasta La Vista Baby


20 posted on 02/24/2013 8:45:00 PM PST by BooBoo1000 (Some times I wake up grumpy,,, other times I just let her sleep.)
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To: BooBoo1000

Unfortunately, not finding a cure for drug resistant TB would take down a lot of GOOD people too.


21 posted on 02/24/2013 8:50:03 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: shineon

couldn’t happen to nicer libtards. idiotic policies have consequences.


22 posted on 02/24/2013 9:04:05 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Enterprise

Yes, indeed. At various times TB was responsible for 1/4 of all deaths. The emergence of drug-resistant TB is scarey stuff indeed.


23 posted on 02/24/2013 9:21:24 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Enterprise

The Pandemic is coming sooner or later. And it will be devastating.


24 posted on 02/24/2013 9:21:37 PM PST by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA; BipolarBob
It has that feeling of a spark around a gas leak. Maybe nothing will happen, but there might be such a sudden outbreak that millions, literally millions, could die before there is any possibility of getting a handle on it. It flatly does NOT surprise me that such a horror would get its start in a DEMOCRAT controlled festering boil like Los Angeles. Open borders, sanctuary policies, "rights" for the homeless, and obtuse judges.

I read that in South Africa, that this type of TB quickly overpowers people who have HIV. Death is certain.

25 posted on 02/24/2013 9:27:56 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: BBell

Excellent! I’ll add that to my list of terms vanished from the 2009 and up media lexicon.


26 posted on 02/25/2013 7:27:31 AM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nascarnation

Up in smoke.


27 posted on 02/25/2013 7:30:38 PM PST by shineon
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To: shineon

File under media for President


28 posted on 02/25/2013 7:31:42 PM PST by shineon
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