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Poor Hygiene Reaches Critical Mass: Occupy Atlanta Base Tests Positive for Tuberculosis


By now it is well known that health and hygiene issues for the Occupy movement and their respective encampments abound. But TB? Yes. The home base for Occupy Atlanta has tested positive for tuberculosis and an outbreak could be on the rise.

CBS reports:

The Fulton County Health Department confirmed Wednesday that residents at the homeless shelter where protesters have been occupying have contracted the drug-resistant disease. WGCL reports that a health department spokeswoman said there is a possibility that both Occupy Atlanta protesters and the homeless people in the shelter may still be at risk since tuberculosis is contracted through air contact.

“Over the last three months were have been two persons who have resided in this facility who have bee

Added: Nov-10-2011 Occurred On: Nov-10-2011
By: aranger45
Tags: Poor, Hygiene, Occupy, Atlanta, Tests, Positive, for, Tuberculosis
Location: Georgia, United States (load item map)
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