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Thread: XDR-TB real threat

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    Default XDR-TB real threat

    Multi-drug if not all drugs resistent Tuberculosis.

    currently XDR-TB is present in 37 countries. 50 % who contract it will die and AIDS endemic countries will suffer most.

    Medicine sans Frontiers has been beating the drum but few are listening.

    Does Military Medicine or WHO or CDC have a plan for where this is and will be endemic?

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    I wonder if this is the strain the guy out in Arizona has. The authorities have him quarentined in the county jail because he refuses to wear a surgical mask in public. The media said it was an untreatbale TB strain.

    Jim

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    For those without SIPR or JWICS, AFMIC is a great resource - if they permit you access.

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    Here is the Center for Disease Control link:

    CDCís Role in Preventing Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis (XDR TB)
    Posted: April 2007

    http://www.cdc.gov/tb/pubs/tbfactsheets/cdcandxdrtb.htm
    John Wolfsberger, Jr.

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    great site!
    unfortunately grim and unwieldly options when developed

    Thanks Sir
    Last edited by Jedburgh; 05-03-2007 at 06:56 PM.

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    Kind of goes along with COL Hammes' article in the current Military Review about the emergence of 5th generation warfare. Scary stuff.
    "But the bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet withstanding, go out to meet it."

    -Thucydides

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