June 06, 2007

XDR-TB: And the plot thickens

So I guess I should have been more cautious in my previous post on XDR-TB (Extremely Drug Resistant TB). I was initially very angry at Mr. Speaker who alledgedly knew about his TB, but chose to travel to several countries in Europe, Canada and the U.S. anyways.

He defended himself today and swears no medical officials told him he was a risk to anyone. In addition, he made everyone including his doctors well-aware that he was planning to travel for his honeymoon.

You can hear his testimony here.

Where did the public health system fail? And the plot thickens.


Anonymous said...

Lousy education of public health students I'm sure ;)

Victoria said...

I'm still finding it hard to believe that such an educated man didn't know better. Hmpf.