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Florida TB outbreak handled in the worst way possble
« on: July 10, 2012, 12:30:25 pm »
Florida needs it's own unlimited thread, like Arizona's

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/07/08/florida-accused-of-concealing-worst-tuberculosis-outbreak-in-20-years/

So TB only affecting the poor and the mentally ill? No problem there... Until it spreads outside of the marginalised, and whoops, Rick Scott closed down the facility.
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Re: Florida TB outbreak handled in the worst way possble
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2012, 12:59:25 pm »
Florida needs it's own unlimited thread, like Arizona's

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/07/08/florida-accused-of-concealing-worst-tuberculosis-outbreak-in-20-years/

So TB only affecting the poor and the mentally ill? No problem there... Until it spreads outside of the marginalised, and whoops, Rick Scott closed down the facility.

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Re: Florida TB outbreak handled in the worst way possble
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2012, 02:54:58 pm »
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According to the Post, the coverup began as early as last February, “when Duval County Health Department officials felt so overwhelmed by the sudden spike in tuberculosis that they asked the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to become involved. Believing the outbreak affected only their underclass, the health officials made a conscious decision not to not tell the public, repeating a decision they had made in 2008, when the same strain had appeared in an assisted living home for people with schizophrenia.”

That decision now appears to have gone terribly awry, partly because the disease appears to have already spread into the general population but also because just nine days before the CDC warning was issued, Florida Governor Rick Scott had signed a bill downsizing the state’s Department of Health and closing the A.G. Holley State Hospital that had treated the most difficult tuberculosis cases for over 60 years.

With health officials preoccupied by the challenge of restructuring, the CDC report went unseen, and an order even went out for the hospital to be closed immediately, six months ahead of schedule.

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