Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Alarm over deadly disease

Daily Dispatch Online: "PATIENTS with a killer strain of TB regularly leave their East London hospital’s isolation ward beds to drink with locals in community taverns.
The disclosure yesterday shocked health specialists tracking the treatment of extremely drug resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) patients at the specialised facility in Fort Grey.
Primary health specialist Dr Helmut Fritsche said: “If this problem is not managed right away the disease will have affected greater East London within a few weeks, and will spread to the rest of the province very soon thereafter.”"