Officially a Public Health Disaster: Tuberculosis Occupying Atlanta

Katie Pavlich
Posted: Nov 11, 2011 8:04 AM

What is occupying Occupy "Wall Street?" First, it was simply body odor, then, it was lice and now it is.....tuberculosis.

The home base for Occupy Atlanta has tested positive for tuberculosis.

The Fulton County Health Department confirmed Wednesday that residents at the homeless shelter where protesters have been occupying have contracted the drug-resistant disease. WGCL reports that a health department spokeswoman said there is a possibility that both Occupy Atlanta protesters and the homeless people in the shelter may still be at risk since tuberculosis is contracted through air contact.

“Over the last three months were have been two persons who have resided in this facility who have been diagnosed with confirmed or suspected infectious tuberculosis (TB),” said Fulton County Services Director Matthew McKenna in a written statement to CBS Atlanta. “One of these persons was confirmed to have a strain of TB that is resistant to a single, standard medication used to treat this condition. All person(s) identified as positive have begun treatment and are being monitored to ensure that medication is taken as directed.”

Is this really the America these occupiers are looking for? One full of violence, rape and disease? At this point that is exactly what it looks like.