First case of highly drug-resistant TB found in US

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" His treatment cost Florida taxpayers an estimated $500,000, a price tag medical director Ashkin says seems like an astronomical amount to spend on someone who's not an American citizen. But he questions how the world can afford not to treat Juarez and others sick with similar lethal strains.
"This is an airborne spread disease ... so when we treat that individual, we're actually treating and protecting all of us," he said. "This is true homeland security."
In July, at age 21 — 19 months after checking in — Juarez swallowed his last pills, packed a few small suitcases and wheeled them down the hospital's long corridor.
The last time doctors saw him, he was walking out of the sanitarium into south Florida's soupy heat."
Note: Yes - this TB was "found" in the US - AFTER we allowed the person carrying the disease to breeze right over the border. I guess our government has no responsibility to monitor for this - they don't call it the CDCP any more do they? I think they dropped the "P" at the end since it was too hard to say - and obviously not something they do well anyway.

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