Friday, March 21, 2008

Return of the White Death

Picked up today’s Guardian to see that the first case of drug resistant TB has arrived in this country.
And its in Glasgow. A Somali man is being kept in isolation in Gartnavel hospital having arrived in this country a few months go.

The city used to be one of the worst, if not the worst, black spot for TB in the country with the outskirts of the city ringed with sanatoriums. One hospital alone catered for 500 children.

Now the first case of drug resistant TB is a mere 35 minutes down the motorway from my home...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

like all the other foreigners that are coming into the UK with TB and other diseases he along with the rest of them should all be deported and sent back where they come from,this counytu has enough problems trying to look after UK residents without any more, we wouldnt have any overcrowded in our hospitals here then