Navigation Links
Quarantine Sought For Harsh TB Strain

People infected with a deadly, virtually untreatable new form of tuberculosis should be isolated and confined -- against their will, if necessary -- to prevent// a "potentially explosive international health crisis," according to a group of Canadian and African scientists.

These harsh measures are justified given the "extreme risk" posed by an ongoing outbreak of extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB) in South Africa, they argue in today's edition of the medical journal Public Library of Science Medicine.

"We're not saying put people in leper colonies," Ross Upshur, director of the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics and co-author of the paper, said in an interview. "But if voluntary measures fail, we need systems in place to contain the spread."

Dr. Upshur said the call for draconian restrictions on the movements of people infected with XDR-TB is not made lightly -- it reflects the severity of the outbreak.

He also stressed that people who are isolated or detained should be compensated, to ensure they do not remain in the community and spread the illness to others.

"Right now, all the incentives are the wrong way," Dr. Upshur said, noting that when patients are in hospital in South Africa, they lose their social-welfare benefits.

TB is one of the oldest scourges known to humanity, and one-third of the world's population is believed to be infected. It is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which is spread through coughing or sneezing.

The disease can be easily cured with cheap antibiotics, but misuse has resulted in mutations that have rendered the drugs ineffective and made resistant TB a growing public health challenge.

Last September, the United Nations World Health Organization said there were 53 cases of XDR-TB in South Africa, of which 52 proved fatal, an unprecedented rate.

In total, more than 300 cases of XDR-TB have been identif
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. U.S. To Tighten Sick Passenger, Quarantine Rules
2. Bird-Flu: A Child and Two Adults, Quarantined At Jalgaon
3. Sugarcane Disease Causes Farm to be Quarantined
4. Farms in Quarantine after Anthrax Outbreak in Saskatchewan
5. Officer of Anti-Submarine Squadron Quarantined With Tuberculosis
6. Quarantine Hits 3 More Hospitals In San Mateo
7. Pigs Quarantined in US Farm Following Melamine Contamination
8. Solutions Being Sought For Prevention Of Rickets
9. Dosage Of Tamiflu Sought To Be Increased
10. Scrutiny Sought For Reused Devices in U.S.
11. Muslim Leaders’ Help Sought To Discourage Smokin
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Quarantine Sought For Harsh Strain

(Date:1/22/2015)... AngelWeddingDress, the premier women’s dress supplier, has recently released ... website of AngelWeddingDress.com to find more details. , ... for a bridal party. AngelWeddingDress offers a variety of ... maternity wedding dresses are specially designed for 2015. , ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Thousand of ... Medical Care recalled its GranuFlo and NaturaLyte dialysis concentrates ... underway in U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, Bernstein ... 20th, the Court has remanded a case filed by ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Joan Lunden, award-winning American journalist, beloved ... upcoming 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference ... LLC (PER®) , shares that “a fast-growing, virulent” cancer ... she had not followed up her clean mammogram with ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Florida (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 IsoComforter, Inc. ... therapy machine with patented IsoTube design to treat specific body ... introduced the most progressive and easy to use patented cold ... post-operative and sports related orthopedic and muscle injuries. IsoComforter ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... New York, NY (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... component of overall health care gains momentum worldwide, Rev. ... York-based HealthCare Chaplaincy Network (HCCN), will be the ... advance spiritual care in Israel’s public health system. , The ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:AngelWeddingDress Has Recently Released Its Collection Of 2015 Maternity Wedding Dresses 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 2Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 3Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 4Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 5Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 6Health News:IsoComforter Introduces Best of Class Cold Therapy Product to the Worldwide Market 2Health News:HealthCare Chaplaincy CEO to Keynote Spiritual Care Summit in Israel 2Health News:HealthCare Chaplaincy CEO to Keynote Spiritual Care Summit in Israel 3
... exists in men, it could lead to new treatments, study ... in a gene that,s essential for the formation of functioning ... sperm from being able to penetrate an egg. , The ... Chapel Hill, was based on research with mice. But it ...
... calls for research into treatment, cure for,devastating lung ... for,Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) announced the passage of important ... cause of idiopathic,pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a deadly lung ... cure and a diseases which claims 40,000 lives ...
... Governors,University (http://www.wgu.edu ) is now offering its ... managers and nurse educators. These,scholarships are designed to ... become educators, managers, and leaders in various healthcare,settings. ... and,M.S. in Nursing-Leadership and Management degree programs., ...
... Highlights to Include New Research on HIV Screening, ... Bullying, WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 More than ... Nov. 3-7 to address the,nation,s top public health ... Annual Meeting., The conference will feature leading ...
... Bros., World,s Biggest,Engagement Ring Store(R) announces its major sponsorship ... event scheduled for Sunday,October 21, 2007 in West Hollywood. ... will donate 60,000,bottles of water to all participants, available ... is distributed, 10% of the cost will be,donated to ...
... Company Looks to Add Even More Space in ... TOWN, W.Va., ReBuilder Medical Technologies,Inc. (Pink Sheets: ... medical device inventor David B. Phillips, Ph.D., today,announced ... growing demand,of it cutting edge medical devices and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Gene Mutation Key to Infertility in Male Mice 2Health News:Resolution Recognizing Pulmonary Fibrosis Challenges Overwhelmingly Passes House 2Health News:Resolution Recognizing Pulmonary Fibrosis Challenges Overwhelmingly Passes House 3Health News:Resolution Recognizing Pulmonary Fibrosis Challenges Overwhelmingly Passes House 4Health News:Nursing Scholarships Offered by Western Governors University for Master's Degree Programs 2Health News:Thousands of Public Health Experts to Address Leading Issues at APHA Annual Meeting, Nov. 3-7 2Health News:Robbins Bros. Gives Water at AIDS Walk L.A. 2Health News:ReBuilder Medical Technologies, Inc. Increases Manufacturing Space to Meet Demand 2Health News:ReBuilder Medical Technologies, Inc. Increases Manufacturing Space to Meet Demand 3
(Date:1/23/2015)... analysis of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, (CMS) ... percent of seniors chose lower-cost preferred pharmacy plans that ... The findings were released by Drug Channels . ... of Medicare Part D," said Pharmaceutical Care Management Association ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... and DUBLIN , Jan. 23, 2015 ... with KRS Global Biotechnology, Inc. for the compounding, packaging and ... for shipment in the United States . ... Outsourcing Facility capable of compounding naltrexone tablets in various strengths ...
(Date:1/23/2015)...  Now available for sale, The Armor1 Ankle Roll Guard is ... sprains by cushioning the ankle from an inversion or ... outside of any shoe type and allows the user ... protection against sprains. With customers in physical therapy, podiatry, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New Analysis: 81 Percent of Medicare Part D Seniors Choose "Preferred Pharmacy" Plans in 2015 2Immune Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Agreement with KRS Global Biotechnology, Inc. 2Immune Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Agreement with KRS Global Biotechnology, Inc. 3Immune Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Agreement with KRS Global Biotechnology, Inc. 4The Armor1 Ankle Roll Guard is the New Breakthrough Solution for Ankle Sprain Prevention! 2
... , FRANKLIN, Mass., Nov. 26 PLC ... has received full approval from the U.S. Food and Drug ... effectiveness of the Company,s RenalGuard System(TM) and associated therapy ... , The FDA also approved PLC,s request ...
... use broadly in wake of AHA-presented data , ... JUPITER, a clinical trial suggesting rosuvastatin may lower the ... prompt universal statin use in older adults, according to a ... part in the online poll conducted by medical news site ...
Cached Medicine Technology:PLC Systems Receives Full FDA Approval for Pivotal Study of RenalGuard(TM) in The U.S. 2PLC Systems Receives Full FDA Approval for Pivotal Study of RenalGuard(TM) in The U.S. 3PLC Systems Receives Full FDA Approval for Pivotal Study of RenalGuard(TM) in The U.S. 4Dramatic JUPITER Findings Fail to Sway Prescribing Behavior, Poll Shows 2Dramatic JUPITER Findings Fail to Sway Prescribing Behavior, Poll Shows 3
Fiber optic illumination with XHL xenon halogen illumination. Large-diameter glass viewing window with 3X magnification, airtight window seal and swivelling viewing window....
Pocket-sized instrument with direct illumination. Avaliable in black, green or blue....
The Pneumatic Consulting Otoscope provides two viewing lenses for dual observation of the tympanic membrane. Sealed system for pneumnatic otoscopy and rotatable head for left- and right-sided viewin...
Features a built-in throat illuminator, providing 30% more magnification and twice the field of view. Adjustable focus....
Medicine Products: