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Arrest warrant issued for
Santa Barbara tuberculosis patient

Los Angeles Times, by Veronica Rocha

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 8/22/2014 8:20:05 PM

Santa Barbara County officials issued an arrest warrant Friday for a 24-year-old man who stopped treatment for tuberculosis and who they say poses a public health risk. Agustin Zeferino, 24, received "extensive" information and medication for his illness, but he discontinued his treatment, public health officials said. He has not been seen for two weeks. Authorities checked his last known address but have not been able to locate him, said Susan Klein-Rothschild, a spokeswoman for the Santa Barbara County Health Department. If he does not continue his treatment, she said his lung condition could worsen, he could die or he

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I was working at one of the hospitals in Santa Barbara when their first HIV positive patient came in through the ER. No one knew till the next day, but those in contact, especially taking the portable X-RAYS had to be spooked when blood showed disease. Patients like this, or with tuberculosis, Ebola virus, etc, should be made to wear an ankle bracelet until their condition is "resolved." In this case, a possible illegal alien does what they do when facing "quarantine," they run. And, no mention of cost of treatment picked up by taxpayers.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: KarenJ1, 8/22/2014 8:32:22 PM     (No. 9977124)

What a horror show! How many more are there like him who are roving around this country? Who will pay for the $250M treatment?? Of course, we will. I´m concerned about people he may infect, but sorry I´m going to be cold hearted and say I don´t care what happens to that criminal. In another article I read earlier that this is the second warrant for him and he´s an illegal. Of course he is.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: glcinpdx, 8/22/2014 8:48:42 PM     (No. 9977138)

Just doing the jobs most Americans won´t...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/22/2014 9:03:14 PM     (No. 9977151)

How long has he been walking the streets free infecting others ?

Think how many sick immigrants are crossing the border, only to disappear until they show up in an ER.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 8/22/2014 9:37:51 PM     (No. 9977186)

Because of the rampant disease known as political correctness our federal government is putting this nation in mortal peril. It´s not just TB or Ebola. They allowed HIV to escape when if rational action had been taken at the first of the outbreak it could have at least been lessened.

As a consequence of political correctness thousands and thousands of gay men died. This is a tragedy that can be laid directly at the feet of feckless politicians and gay activists. They propagandized that it was not a "gay" disease. The hell it wasn´t and thousands of gays paid with their lives because our so-called leaders would not do the right thing.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 8/23/2014 10:16:35 AM     (No. 9977635)

Is it too early to label this as terrorism ? I can think of no other way to describe it -given the fact that he is well aware of the danger of his actions and how many innocents could perish as an expected result.

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