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December 29, 2009

Peruvian Brings Drug Resistant TB To US
From a positively giddy Associated Press:

Article: Sweetness and Light

This Oct. 5, 2009 photo shows tuberculosis and HIV patient Vancherleum Maharathanaing, 33, looking out from the isolation ward at Wat Prabat Nampu, in Lopburi, Thailand.

First case of highly drug-resistant TB found in US

By Margie Mason And Martha Mendoza, Associated Press Writers Sun Dec 27

LANTANA, Fla. – It started with a cough, an autumn hack that refused to go away.

Then came the fevers. They bathed and chilled the skinny frame of Oswaldo Juarez, a 19-year-old Peruvian visiting to study English. His lungs clattered, his chest tightened and he ached with every gasp. During a wheezing fit at 4 a.m., Juarez felt a warm knot rise from his throat. He ran to the bathroom sink and spewed a mouthful of blood.

I’m dying, he told himself, “because when you cough blood, it’s something really bad.”

It was really bad, and not just for him.

Doctors say Juarez’s incessant hack was a sign of what they have both dreaded and expected for years — this country’s first case of a contagious, aggressive, especially drug-resistant form of tuberculosis. The Associated Press learned of his case, which until now has not been made public, as part of a six-month look at the soaring global challenge of drug resistance.

Juarez’s strain — so-called extremely drug-resistant (XXDR) TB — has never before been seen in the U.S., according to Dr. David Ashkin, one of the nation’s leading experts on tuberculosis. XXDR tuberculosis is so rare that only a handful of other people in the world are thought to have had it.

“He is really the future,” Ashkin said. “This is the new class that people are not really talking too much about. These are the ones we really fear because I’m not sure how we treat them.”

Forty years ago, the world thought it had conquered TB and any number of other diseases through the new wonder drugs: Antibiotics. U.S. Surgeon General William H. Stewart announced it was “time to close the book on infectious diseases and declare the war against pestilence won.”

Today, all the leading killer infectious diseases on the planet — TB, malaria and HIV among them — are mutating at an alarming rate, hitchhiking their way in and out of countries. The reason: Overuse and misuse of the very drugs that were supposed to save us.

Other reasons; buttfucking, illegal drug use, sharing needles, poor medical facilities, lack of medical specialists, etc…

On Obama’s Agenda: Ruining OUR medical system and ALLOWING illegal immigrants to enter our country without taking the necessary vaccinations. You know; the ones YOU and I are required to take when WE travel abroad.

Just as the drugs were a manmade solution to dangerous illness, the problem with them is also manmade. It is fueled worldwide by everything from counterfeit drugmakers to the unintended consequences of giving drugs to the poor without properly monitoring their treatment. Here’s what the AP found:

• In Cambodia, scientists have confirmed the emergence of a new drug-resistant form of malaria, threatening the only treatment left to fight a disease that already kills 1 million people a year.

• In Africa, new and harder to treat strains of HIV are being detected in about 5 percent of new patients. HIV drug resistance rates have shot up to as high as 30 percent worldwide.

In the U.S., drug-resistant infections killed more than 65,000 people last year — more than prostate and breast cancer combined. More than 19,000 people died from a staph infection alone that has been eliminated in Norway, where antibiotics are stringently limited…

This April, the World Health Organization sounded alarms by holding its first drug-resistant TB conference in Beijing. The message was clear — the disease has already spread to all continents and is increasing rapidly. Even worse, WHO estimates only 1 percent of resistant patients received appropriate treatment last year.

“We have seen a huge upburst in resistance,” said CDC epidemiologist Dr. Laurie Hicks…

So, why then would this administration and it’s congress be so determined to destroy the greatest health care system in the world? Do they want us to be like these third-world-countries? We all know the answer to this.

This is just the beginning of an unusually long and detailed piece from the Associated Press.

When you think about it, this story is going to pose a bit of a dilemma for our media masters.

Do they whip up drug resistant tuberculosis as the next pandemic? Or might that hurt their push for open borders and amnesty for all of our illegal alien friends from south of the border?

But since our watchdog media is never bothered by any concerns for consistency, we suspect they will pursue the storyline on both lines.

After all, we need to have the US taxpayer provide healthcare for everyone, everywhere.

And the more expensive the treatment, the better. (It costs more than $100,000 a year to cure drug-resistant TB.)

Healthcare is a human right, after all.

Welp. There you have it.

12 Comments leave one →
  1. sarahbaram permalink
    December 29, 2009 6:06 pm

    I’m not sure if this man is actually an illegal immigrant since it says he was here to study. If that was untrue, it is sad that tax payers were forced to spend so much money on him. However, spending that money also allowed doctors to cure him and gave them an insight on how to try and cure this strain when it happens again.

    • December 29, 2009 10:16 pm

      This man was here to study, yes, but you’ve got to look at the bigger picture. There’s no denying the fact that the Democrats are very PRO Amnesty, and there’s no denying the fact that people are sneaking over our borders at alarming rates. There’s also no denying that these illegal immigrants are NOT getting proper vaccines and, as horrible as it may SOUND, are carrying illnesses and disease. That doesn’t make them any less human, it just makes them a lot more dangerous. Especially when they interact with Americans, handle food, and send their children to schools with American children. It’s dangerous. It shouldn’t have happened to begin with (this man’s illnesses being potentially spread). There are reasons why WE get vaccines when we have to travel overseas. To protect ourselves and the citizens of other nations. I’ve been to Greece, Japan, and even when I lived in Hawai’i – I had to get vaccines to travel.

      If ONE man here LEGALLY is infested with disease… imagine the millions who are here illegally.

      • sarahbaram permalink
        December 29, 2009 11:07 pm

        You are absolutely right. I think the government is very lenient with illegal immigrants. Yes, we welcome people in to the US who want a better life. But we do that when they come through our borders the proper way.
        I will have to find the article again as I’m sure you would enjoy it. Sometime last week or the week before, an underground tunnel was discovered. It was helping shuttle immigrants from Mexico in to the US.
        I do not believe illegal immigrants are entirely to blame when spreading disease and sickness. When they come in to the US, WE hire them under the table. That is also the employer’s wrong doing and when they get others sick, in a small way the employer’s fault. They should not be hiring someone who may put others at risk just for a cheaper rate.
        If this man was here to study, legally, I am not sure why he would not have gotten the vaccine for TB. I know when I went to college, I had to get it and give my college proof before I could even register for classes.

  2. December 30, 2009 12:38 pm

    As is often the case…one evil quickly turns into a multitude of evils.

    Sarah…when did you un-OBOT yourself?
    You are becoming somewhat rational!

    • sarahbaram permalink
      December 30, 2009 6:00 pm

      WELL, I never said I was a full-on supporter of Obama. I just feel there are some things he is trying to do, that may work out. Right now, with the mess our country is in, no matter who is President we are in a loose-loose situation. So, I’d like to call myself an independent. I’m a good mix of both…. Sometimes haha.

  3. December 31, 2009 12:28 am

    Well, more power to you, and I apologize for calling you an obot.
    Politically, my anger knows no bounds.
    You are a welcomed commenter here, so don’t take too much of what I say personally.
    I am a pastor and I can tell you that the current bunch in Washington do not please God our Father one little bit. That goes for both parties.
    If you choose to be an independent, well, good for you!
    I am (obviously) extremely conservative and both parties sickitate me.

  4. Cuss permalink
    January 3, 2010 3:01 pm

    Seriously, what are “high crimes and misdemeanors”?

  5. Cuss permalink
    January 3, 2010 3:22 pm

    Impeachment!! And removal from office. That was the part they left out with clinton.

    • January 3, 2010 3:27 pm

      SERIOUSLY. “Here’s your slap on the wrist, Mr. Clinton.”

      I guess the biggest punishment is having to remain married to Hillary until one of them croaks. I bet she beats him.

      • January 3, 2010 3:28 pm


        I bet she BEATS him… as in I BET SHE PHYSICALLY ABUSES HIM.

        Don’t let that make you think I assume that Hillary croaks first. 😉 We know how the misunderstandings can get a little out of hand.

  6. Cuss permalink
    January 3, 2010 3:33 pm

    We know he owes her BIG TIME!!

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