UPNetwork  

Go Back   UPNetwork > General Forums > The Misc

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-19-2007, 08:35 PM   #1
Talon87
Nebby. Back into the bag.
 
Talon87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Lafayette, Indiana
Posts: 20,496
Send a message via AIM to Talon87
1.9 billion infected with TB

I was just given this quote in a medical video I am watching as part of my HIPPA / OSHA / other hospital training prior to med school, and I couldn't believe it. But straight from the horse's mouth ...
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wikipedia
Over one-third of the world's population now carries the TB bacterium, and new infections occur at a rate of one per second. Not everyone infected develops the full-blown disease, so asymptomatic, latent TB infection is most common. However, one in ten latent infections will progress to active TB disease, which, if left untreated, kills more than half of its victims.
1/3 of the world ~= 1.9 billion people, check
Most people are asymptomatic = my video said that too, check
1 in 10 of the 1 in 3 (a.k.a. 3.3% of planet Earth) develops active TB =

Quote:
Originally Posted by Talon's med school video
Tuberculosis causes approximately 3 millions deaths per year worldwide. It is the seventh leading cause of death worldwide. It is the most common infectious disease cause of death.
*pushes AIDS off the stage*, somebody get a TB cure instead of the BCG or other quasi-effective vaccines, stat
Talon87 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2007, 08:51 PM   #2
Doppleganger
我が名は勇者王!
 
Doppleganger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Yukinomiya City, Fukushima Prefecture
Posts: 11,734
Send a message via AIM to Doppleganger
Re: 1.9 billion infected with TB

My Dad had TB when he was younger, did nasty things to him. He can't give blood anymore.
__________________
あなたの勇気が切り開く未来
ふたりの想いが見つけだす希望
今 信じあえる
あきらめない 心かさね
永遠を抱きしめて
Doppleganger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2007, 03:12 AM   #3
Sylar
Cascade Badge
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: England
Posts: 434
Send a message via AIM to Sylar Send a message via MSN to Sylar
Re: 1.9 billion infected with TB

I have the tiniest of TB in my blood, since I got my injection a little while ago.

Never thought 1/3 of the world would have TB though. Oo;
__________________
Sylar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2007, 07:44 AM   #4
Talon87
Nebby. Back into the bag.
 
Talon87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Lafayette, Indiana
Posts: 20,496
Send a message via AIM to Talon87
Re: 1.9 billion infected with TB

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sylar
I have the tiniest of TB in my blood, since I got my injection a little while ago.

Never thought 1/3 of the world would have TB though. Oo;
Mom was considering getting me the BCG while we were over there. But I went online and looked into it, and it turns out that the jury is out on whether or not ...
a) the BCG has any good effect at all, and
b) the BCG contributes in any form to some of the British cases of TB infection (i.e. the vaccine backfires)

Incidence rates are very very low if there is any truth to B, but the concern is apparently enough to get Parliament to consider taking the BCG off the roster. *shrug* Truth be told, the BCG was a placeholder for a better TB vaccine and we (as a planet) simply got lazy and abandoned the search.

Did your arm hurt like hell?
Talon87 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2007, 08:23 AM   #5
Sylar
Cascade Badge
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: England
Posts: 434
Send a message via AIM to Sylar Send a message via MSN to Sylar
Re: 1.9 billion infected with TB

For about 5 minutes yeah, then it just went a little bit numb for a while, then was fine.

Except my body is so resistant to the actual virus that now I have a small pink lump on my arm. Oo;
__________________
Sylar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2007, 08:47 AM   #6
Talon87
Nebby. Back into the bag.
 
Talon87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Lafayette, Indiana
Posts: 20,496
Send a message via AIM to Talon87
Re: 1.9 billion infected with TB

I forget (and always get it mixed up >_<) whether it's the BCG or the smallpox vaccine what does it, but both of my parents have a circular absess (like a cropcircle) on their arms, above the deltoid muscle. IIRC it's the smallpox vaccine, but I still thought of that just now. Do they still give smallpox vaccine in England? (We do not. Sort of wish we did, but the argument at this point is that it would neither be cost-effective [to mass-produce the vaccine] nor would it be safe [since the risks of developing actual smallpox outweigh the infinitesimal chances of contracting smallpox].)
Talon87 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2007, 10:06 AM   #7
Sylar
Cascade Badge
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: England
Posts: 434
Send a message via AIM to Sylar Send a message via MSN to Sylar
Re: 1.9 billion infected with TB

No, we don't get the smallpox one. The only ones we get are the BCG and Meningitis one. And obviously, the ones you have as a baby.

I hated the meningitis one, I was about 7 and it stinged like hell. Plus, my whole class at school was in the room, so you weren't allowed to cry for fear of popularity. xD
__________________
Sylar is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   UPNetwork > General Forums > The Misc


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:45 PM.


Design By: Miner Skinz.com
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.