Breaking: Occupy Atlanta’s Base Tests Positive for Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis …Update: Jesse Jackson Just Spoke at the Camp

The homeless shelter that Occupy Atlanta protesters have been camping out in has been confirmed for housing two cases of drug-resistant tuberculosis. (Spencer Platt/CBS Atlanta)

Jesse Jackson just spoke at the TB camp four days ago.

Public health officials in Atlanta confirmed today that the Occupy Atlanta camp has tested possitive for tuberculosis.
CBS Atlanta reported:

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.”

The Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless has indicated that two cases have been made public knowledge to the group, the first coming from someone who contracted the disease in September. The identities of the people who have contracted the disease, however, have not been disclosed by the health department to this point.

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  • OWSCarl Nitwit Extraordinaire

    I was there. This is a lie. The occupiers are drug resistant. er,…oh wait!

  • Sam Stone

    Vermin are safer to be around than these flebaggers!

  • bg
  • PB-in-AL

    Nice, so we’re likely to be the ultimate payers of this medical care through the extra expenses that cover indigent care. Yeah, we’re already paying for it, but still, this just makes a bad problem worse.

    Not to mention that, oh by the way OWS folks, you may or may not have been exposed. But… shhh… it’s a secret. You’ll just have to see if you rolled snake-eyes or a 7.

    I suppose they’ll have to have a couple more cases before they even start to look at the “W-” questions, by which incubation time, they’ll have more than a few cases, considering the conditions. Wow, I’m sooo relieved that the CDC is based in Atlanta…

  • bg
  • StandingTall

    Now if this doesn’t clean out the camp, then we have definite proof of OWSers utter stupidity.

    Coughing in a crowded setting by a TBer ain’t good for your health,

  • How Many Murdered With Fast and Furious Guns?

    Regretfully, we have no choice but to quarantine Mr. Jackson and all those with which he’s had contact in the last week. We must do this for the good of the country.

  • Adirondack Patriot

    He survived all those years with syphillis, what’s a little TB to a stud like Jesse.

  • jimg

    Dogs. Sleep. Fleas.

    Some assembly required.

  • Militant Conservative

    Third world sanitation in the USA. Mainly due to

    The occupy ignorant masses. New IR scope on

    My AR-10 w laser designator. Not looking good for

    the TB party. Filth begets filth.

    Powder is dry

  • bg


    Move the protest to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

    Newt Mocks Bartiromo’s ‘Funny’ Defense of the Liberal Media

    “What is amazing to me is the inability of much of our academic
    world and much of our news media and most of the people on
    Occupy Wall Street to have a clue about history.”


  • Hailee

    Isn’t the CDC based in Atlanta?

  • http://gatewaypundit Cutlers bad knee

    TB in the camp and the black plague speaking, whatta day…..

  • bg
  • bg



    pretend the headline reads: Investigator:
    Rick Perry innocent of triple brain-freeze..

    ht Doctor Bulldog


  • NeoKong

    I remember when Jesse Jackson wasn’t a friggin’ joke.
    Nowadays he’ll show up at a dog fight just to get on T.V.

  • Wild Bill

    Although it’s fun to mock these fools, I don’t wish harm onto them.

  • MrGoodWench

    So I’m guessing the infested marxists will refuse anti-biotics made by the big pharma because they are traded @……………..wait for it ……..
    …..WALL STREET ?

  • PB-in-AL

    I’d just about bet that Saint Jackson is relatively safe. I doubt that much of the riff-raff was allowed near him.

    #13 Cutler’s bad knee – LOL! right on the $$!

  • PB-in-AL

    @#17 Wild Bill – “Although it’s fun to mock these fools, I don’t wish harm onto them.”

    Indeed, no harm desired toward them. However, there comes a certain reluctance to pity when the harsh reality of “you make your choice, you live with your consequences” comes in to play with this. They’ll be the ones whining the loudest. And they’ll expect Big Brother to come save and comfort them.

    Boy are they in for a big surprise: useful idiots are just collateral damage in the war of ideologies.