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Forum Post: TB Outbreak Linked to Homeless Visitors

Posted 1 year ago on Nov. 13, 2012, 6:58 p.m. EST by GirlFriday (17435)
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Public Health Director Don Shields said officials are continuing to test for the disease.

He announced Friday there were eight cases of “active” or infectious TB, including six adults and two children — one in Phoenix Elementary School and one who is only 5 months old. Three of the adults are in their 20s and three in their 40s. Three of the eight have been hospitalized, he said, and the others are under care at home.

Online speculation, including on the Herald’s website, has raised questions about the origin of the TB outbreak.

It did come from a certain family who came recently into the community, Shields said.

“They are not refugees and not an immigrant family,” Shields said Monday. “They are folks who are homeless and don’t have an address here in Grand Forks. They are Americans. They traveled through here and stayed with friends, and (TB) passed from them to” members of the family in the house.

http://www.wdaz.com/event/article/id/15582/group/News/

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[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

So, can we just get my people off the street?

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (28037) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Sorry to be lazy - but I thought this might be OK to repeat here:

Addressing the issue of homelessness - for some that seems to be arresting someone with no place to go - because they have no place to go. For others it's - let us put you on a bus ( then you can be someone Else's problem ). This is so pathetic - this is so wrong - in a country as wealthy as the USA that there is no aid for the poor - that the poor should be left to die on the street.

Over 30 trillion dollars HOARDED/HIDDEN off shore. WTF is that all about? Why is that OK????


The TB ? Gee look what happens with poor health care.

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

It's great to repeat here.

What I find interesting about the TB is-how many other people have they been in contact with? Where did they come from? I read about this earlier and they were sure that it came from someone that was not an American citizen.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (28037) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

We have TB coming into the country from legal immigration and letting these immigrants in without a full medical screening and necessary inoculations. TB is not the only disease showing up again. Some areas of the world outside of the USA have not had as good of an inoculation program if any. Then couple that with the fall of access to proper health care in the USA and - its - OH SHIT WHAT THE HELL - time.

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

That is what I read. But, I didn't encounter anyone with TB until I moved up to Chicago. The only people that I have ever met that had it (inactive) were American citizens.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (28037) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

It has shown up in some of the Somalia immigrants - there was a report not too long ago on local TV as we have a fair amount of Somalis in the twin cities area. It was run as an advisory - as some parents ( USA ) are also not getting vaccinations for their kids as they don't trust the vaccines - concerned about side effects.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

That whole not trusting the vaccine thing...........is going to be very problematic in the future.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (28037) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

YEP - government is not to be trusted - and so - growing paranoia. I gotta check out for awhile - keep an eye on things - OK?

[-] 0 points by Misaki (893) 1 year ago

Not if it requires the 1% to be under-employed!

[-] 3 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Nice try. The problem is that you want everyone to be underemployed. On top of this you want to tell a bunch of convoluted shit to get there and justify it.

[-] 1 points by Misaki (893) 1 year ago

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jul/03/why-americans-should-work-less-way-germans-do

It's like that, except without the "welfare for corporations" component. Why are you opposed to people in high positions having choices about how much to work?

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

What does Germany have that the US no longer has?

The clock is a tickin'.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Yeah. But, that isn't the answer I am looking for.

[-] 2 points by notaneoliberal (2269) 1 year ago

Unions.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

YEAH! I fucking love you.

You Rock!

You ARE the shizzle!

[-] 2 points by notaneoliberal (2269) 1 year ago

Same back at ya. Now if we could just 'splain it to misaki.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

It ain't going to happen. See, before OWS, I encountered an article on the 'net from a very well known magazine where it was 'splained that underemployment was actually a blessing in disguise for it's "flexibility". Quaint lil' human interest story of a mommy and all.

Cut from the same cloth, methinks.

[-] 2 points by notaneoliberal (2269) 1 year ago

Yeah, I think you're right. I guess it's a blessing for those "job creators". I love how you cut right through the bullshit.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Back at you!

[-] 0 points by Misaki (893) 1 year ago

Or they could give people as many hours as they want and then an extra 20 hours per week beyond that! Just have to pay them a very low base wage.

http://motherjones.com/print/161491

At least they're not under-employed so they must be happy.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Close.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

wrong on health care, wrong on unions, wrong on public education, wrong on taxes, wrong on social security, wrong on investment in a green economy.

Yep. Wrong all over the damn place. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. I do so heart you.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Keep trying.

[-] 1 points by Misaki (893) 1 year ago

Well, it can't be "homeless people with TB" since this article wasn't about Germany.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Keep trying. You're kinda dog paddling at this point.