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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Spreading TB

Well, the first world has woken up to air travel spreading lethal bugs across to susceptible populations, even as countries like India and Africa sleep in blissful disregard. You can read the story of the TB guy at this site.
Now, if a doctor has to be posed the issue of confidentiality versus the duty to prevent spread, should he warn the State everytime a case of a contagious disease is detected? What happens to patient privacy then?

1 comment:

B. Ramana said...

Here is an update on the XDR-TB guy who flew around, presumably spreading his germs benevolently to others in need. CDC tried to stop him, as this story says