Sunday, April 08, 2007

Complacency about disease is dangerous

From the Ottawa Citizen:
Paul Thorn has seen the monster that's coming for us. He's been in a hospital bed with it. It attacked his body and nearly drove him out of his mind.

Ten years later, he's cured of the multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis that attacked him in a hospital in London. Seven people died in that outbreak. He's the only survivor. What makes his survival more impressive is that he was already infected with HIV....more

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