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15 March 2013

KILLER TUBERCULOSIS ARRIVES IN CAIRNS - WE WARNED YOU SIX MONTHS AGO

Untreatable tuberculosis has arrived in Cairns, just months after Campbell Newman and the LNP have gutted TB treatment and prevention programmes across Queensland.

We warned you.


Member for MacKenzie Gavin "Don't Rape Me" King's response?  "We're going to do something about all the smoking in front of Cairns Base Hospital".



20 comments:

ruby said...

The Queensland Government won't achieve their AAA rating from the gobal credit agencies if a killer contagion rages through the State. Wonder if they realise that, as they continue to slash and burn health services in the Cape and on Thursday Island? At this point in time, Springborg and Newman still don't understand they have a duty to keep this contagion out of Australia and to look after the health of the population.

Alison Alloway said...

Hillbilly, the Newman Government did keep the State's main Tuberculosis Treatment Centre open after intense lobbying from medicos and people like myself last year. Gavin King did take up representations on my behalf with the Minister for Health to keep the centre operational. A lot more needs to be done however on both a State and Federal level at putting up some defences. I believe time is of the essence and we cannot afford to dally on this one.

Anonymous said...

Well, well, well! Typical of the arrogance of the LNP not to listen to the people (except those members who focused on removing Fluoride whilst at the same time medicating themselves with Dr's scripts).

Anonymous said...

Alison Alloway warned us, stop taking credit for others.

Anonymous said...

What we have here is a useless state gov hell bent on building a world tower in brisbane for their own ego and stuff the rest of us and they bagged Val because she wanted a CEP for the better of all, how dare they.Wankings fakebook has gone dead and all his groupies are sleeping

Anonymous said...

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/bric-yard/chinas-tb-epidemic

Nearly half of China's population carries the bacteria that causes tuberculosis and 5 million people here develop the disease every year, according to a new study from the Chinese Ministry of Health.
The study, reported in state-run media on World Tuberculosis Day, revealed some staggering statistics: an estimated 500 million Chinese citizens (45 percent of the population) are TB carriers, creating a TB epidemic second only to that of India and accounting for 14 percent of the world's TB carriers. As China has developed and grown wealthier, it hasn't reined in its TB problem. Health officials have long called for more serious measures to tackle the potentially deadly disease but with such a high infection rate, they face an uphill battle.
Multi drug resistant strains of tuberculosis are on the rise in China.
This is the other source of the threat we face here in Australia as we open our doors wide open to the Chinese.
We urgently need talks between the Chinese and Australian Governments as to what can be done to prevent this contagion from entering Australia via tourism.

Anonymous said...

King's FB has gone dead because the groupies have nothing to say and must be getting bored with their own insipid, fawning praise of the King Rat. Without any input from dissenters or people questioning the shameless LNP propaganda, there is nothing to write about,other than "Good Onya GAV, "I love the LNP", the ALP and the Unions are baaaaaad"....the whole thing is just pretty banal and trivial. No wonder these people are so easily fooled. Not an active brain between them.Wonder when they will start rewriting history and blame the looming TB crisis on Labor.

Bob R. said...

The Queensland Government are doing everything they can to bring t.b. into Queensland. Opening up our doors wide open to the Chinese without any precautions whatsoever, taking money away from t.b. clinics, reducing medical funding in the Cape and the Torres Straits and now, the latest, taking funding away from the Salvation Army. So we will now see homeless people out in the elements suffering from malnutrition, perfect sitting ducks with compromised immune systems, to contract t.b. Oh, and privatising some medical services, including pathology and pharmacy. So that if a person does get t.b. and they are on a low income, what fucken chance will they have of paying for their medication? NONE. Yeah, adding it all up, the LNP are doing everything they can to make bloody damned certain we get another major contagion in this State. If any LNP fuckwit is reading this, your $$$$$$$$ won't give you any immunity against a raging contagion. You'll be coughing your guts out along with everyone else.

JETHRO said...

We are certainly vulnerable to this contagion. With massive international air travel, and tens of thousands of Australians travelling to China and hundreds of thousands of Chinese expected to fly here, it is only a matter of time before some infected people slip through and the disease starts spreading. The young won't know what it is and probably will think it great that they lose weight. The Queensland Government are not doing anything at all to prevent or contain the disease from entering Queensland. It seems they don't give a stuff.
You would think that an education program would be implemented by this warning Queenslanders of the symptoms etc. But oh that's right, the Newman Government have made massive cutback to health education programs.

jim-bob jnr said...

Its just a boody nightmare. Pinch me, quick. All the welfare and medical safety nets to curb a contagion have been ripped away by the Newman Government. I mean Jesus Christ if someone does get bloody crook, and they're not well off, they won't be able to pay for their medication once the LNP privatises hospital pharmacys. Holy fucken hell, just imagine what it is going to be like on Thursday Island and in the Cape? We will have dead indigy people everywhere. Meanwhile Campbell Newman is spending $658 million building himself a tower in Brisbane while giving the finger to all of us up here. Its criminal.

Hoof Hearted said...

"Bob R. said... The Queensland Government are doing everything they can to bring t.b. into Queensland."

Bob R - you are a complete and utter fuckwit!

Anonymous said...

Let's see: "Cairns Closed! Queensland now ends at Townsville." Yup, that works.

Tony Hillier said...

While State health services continue to be decimated, another LNP member is caught with fat fingers in the cookie jar!
http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/queensland-liberal-national-party-mp-for-redcliffe-scott-driscoll-link-to-fund-scandal-and-claims-of-secret-control-of-taxpayer-funded-community-association/story-e6freoof-1226599398605

Seth said...

I think the regimen for contracting the ordinary strand of tuberculosis is to go on combatant medication for up to a year. That is a hell of a lot of medication and once the Newman government privatise the State's free hospitals pharmaceuticals, that will cost the t.b sufferer a hell of a lot of money. I suspect those who won't be able to afford it will just take some of the medication and hope for the best.
Hoof Hearted, I agree with Bob R. The Newman Government are creating open pathways for the disease to take root again and flourish in the community. As ruby points out as well, once Queensland has a contagion raging, we can kiss our AAA rating goodbye.

Anonymous said...

The Chinese delegates to cairns have today giving member for Cairns a revelant and spirtual Chinese name for all his fantastic work he has done for them with his freaks and weirdo comments, absolute gem of a story ,he is to be now refered to in China as Mr. Wan King

John said...

ROFL Anonymous 16.09 (above). I haven't laughed so much in ages.

Anonymous said...

Yes John but not as funny as Mr. Wan Kings cut & paste comment on the cairns property values report by the state Gov.in his fakebook. Read Nic Turns comment in the cairns post today and you get the true story not a fairy tale ,what a goose .

Anonymous said...

Tuberculosis in our community is just that bit closer with the sacking on Friday of Dr Selvey, Director of the Communicable Diseases unit, Queensland Health.

Dr Selvey first knew something was wrong when she left the building for a meeting, and then tried to get back in and her swipe card failed. After verification, she was allowed in, but could not access her computer. She was then escorted out of the building, as were at least one of her staff on the Thursday before.

She was sacked because she spoke up for the sacked sexual health staff member who was notified by email first thing Thursday morning that her services were no longer required, then within 5 minutes escorted out of the building.

So now we have a situation in the public service, that if a boss speaks out, they are gone too!!

Who said Campbell Newman was no longer sacking public servants, and in this case, a medical clinician with years of experience in the public health response to emerging infections diseases such as TB, Hendra virus, Swine flu etc.

Anonymous said...

Dr Selvey's 2 IC also gone after stepping up into her position for less than 24 hours.

The head of TB also gone.

What the hell is going on down there in Queensland Health?????

Anonymous said...

So now we have cases of Bird Flu in China.

Next, Bird Flu in Cairns and we currently have no Director of Communicable Diseases, QH should this virus become a world wide epidemic and arrive in Cairns today via direct flights from China!