I read a scary article about TB that is resistant to anti-biotics and other drugs breaking out in London and UK right before olympics! I couldn't find the article online, but here is some other info on it showing up in Italy and India too.
I remember there being A LOT more than usual during the SARS and H1N1 outbreaks.....as well as hordes of people looking for iodine after the tsunami in Japan. When you see people that who aren't walking steotypes wearing masks, or it's recommended by public health, then I think it's time to jump on the bandwagon.
A friend of mine was hospitalized with TB a few years ago. Another friend of ours contracted it from the first guy by being in the same car as him.
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Flew back from Montreal last sunday and someone must have been sick, because lucky me, I got it too! Sure wish the asshole was wearing a mask. I've been down for the count since monday night
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On my wife's flight to and from the Philippines this year, I requested she wear a mask to and home again. Lot's of sniviling babies and caughing passengers. She arrived home well, no issues. Just a screwed up body clock.
While I don't claim to be an expert (yet) on either of these two pathogens, my experience and profession has afforded me the occasion to become familiar with these lovely guys and risks involved.
well... even if it is hard to catch, it is still scary to think of rising numbers of drug resistant TB at all! Personally, I just don't like the sounds of it.
Don't go into a 7-11 at 3am wearing one.