Thursday, September 07, 2006

This Isn't Good

Deadly TB strain reported in South Africa.
An extremely deadly strain of Tuberculosis has appeared in South Africa, killing 52 of 53 people diagnosed with it so far. It is called XDR-TB (Extreme Drug Resistant Tuberculosis). Officials say it started in rural areas of the Kwazulu-Natal region of the country among miners, and has probably found its way into urban areas.

Some people still have their heads in the sand.
Public health officials in South Africa insist there is no outbreak.

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