First cases of totally drug resistant TB in India, one dead

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posted on Jan, 7 2012 @ 02:31 PM
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First cases of totally drug resistant TB in India, one dead


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This is as scary as it can get. The PD Hinduja hospital detected four people with total drug resistant (TDR) tuberculosis (TB), the first such cases in the country till November last year. In the last two months, eight others have been detected with TDR-TB.

Of the 12 patients, a 31-year-old woman from Dharavi died in November 2011. She underwent a surgery to remove one of the infected lungs before she passed away. Doctors say the condition is a result of inappropriate treatment of TB patients in private clinics. A person with TB can infect 15 people a year and cause an epidemic, according t
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posted on Jan, 7 2012 @ 02:31 PM
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Possibly a game changer for hospital treatment, the infirmed, the young, and the very old. Though harping about the evils of Vaccine use has been in... the one thing modern medicine has done for us is cure serious bacterial infections... I know of few who won't take antibiotics for the clap, serious infections, or TB.. Following up with links from some of the med journals below...

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posted on Jan, 7 2012 @ 02:38 PM
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Now this story is chilling in a way few others can be. If this is true and alternatives aren't found before it may spread further...I guess it's back to the asylums the world and America saw earlier in history. What other option is there? It's a real bad thing to imagine the days back when all they could do is warehouse the infected and give some comfort and A LOT of isolation while they wait to die.


Here is hoping Medicine has a few miracles left up it's sleeve.



posted on Jan, 7 2012 @ 03:00 PM
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When they say that history repeats itself they sure aren't kidding around are they?



posted on Jan, 7 2012 @ 03:20 PM
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I could not agree more... Let modern medicine win one.. here..



posted on Jan, 7 2012 @ 03:36 PM
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It is only a question of time, drug resistant tb has been around in Africa since 2006. If you know evolution, or understand biology then it only makes perfect sense that it had to happen sooner or later. I am not going to go into a lecture mode about the predator-prey, the Red-Queen or evolutionary arms race hypotheses (you can Google it).

on second thought, I will include some links to it.
For every step we take in eradicating some bacterial disease, guess what, nature follows it, and her arsenal is unlimited, unlike ours. Here are some links that makes for interesting reading. Now I know some ATS'ers just hate Wikipedia, but I still include 2 wikipedia links.
the red queen hypothesis
en.wikipedia.org...
pespmc1.vub.ac.be...
en.wikipedia.org...

This article shows that the WHO was concerned about the rise of drug-resistant TB in Africa since 2006.
www.who.int...

more about drug resistant tb in Africa
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov...
wwwnc.cdc.gov...
allafrica.com...
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