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Article posted Jul 09 2012, 8:04 AM Category: Health Source: The Raw Story Print

Florida accused of concealing worst tuberculosis outbreak in 20 years

By Muriel Kane

The state of Florida has been struggling for months with what the Centers for Disease Control describe as the worst tuberculosis outbreak in the United States in twenty years.

Although a CDC report went out to state health officials in April encouraging them to take concerted action, the warning went largely unnoticed and nothing has been done. The public did not even learn of the outbreak until June, after a man with an active case of TB was spotted in a Jacksonville soup kitchen.

The Palm Beach Post has managed to obtain records on the outbreak and the CDC report, though only after weeks of repeated requests. These documents should have been freely available under Florida’s Sunshine Law.

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Posted: Jul 10 2012, 5:07 PM

7565 Just what we expect of republican fascist gov rick scott - closing down the US's only dedicated TB hospital in the face of the biggest TB outbreak since the 1950s. But what the hell, says fascist scott. As the article said, it supposedly affected "only the underclass."

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