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XDR-TB

08 Dec

Sound sinister?

It is. XDR = extremely drug resistant.  People are dying of tuberculosis faster than before.

My gran nursed George Orwell towards the end of his life when he had TB.  Around the time maybe a few years after streptomycin was discovered, but only beginning to become available.

Well, we had the drugs back then – and they’ve moved on a bit in the meantime, but basically the worst could now be abated.

So, why is there still a story two generations later?

Let these pictures tell you…

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Edit: Sorry, everyone… this was meant to have posted itself a while back, but it never happened for some reason. Ah well, not that it’s much excuse after going ages and ages hardly posting at all… oops!

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Posted by on Monday, December 8, 2008 in selfish

 

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