When Patients Escape
I saw an interesting story today and it involves the Christmas spirit. We all know how prisoners spend 24 hours a day trying to think of a way to escape. I guess people in hospitals can share a lot of their desires to get out as well. I know the 2 times I have spent in the hospital, I just couldn’t wait to leave. Some patients in South Africa decided to make their own escape plan and it was because they wanted to spend time with their families for Christmas. Now that sounds like a nice gesture, but these patients all suffer from TB. Tuberculosis is a highly contagious disease and people that suffer from it have to stay in quarantine. These 49 patients in Africa escaped by cutting a wire fence and getting out of the hospital’s isolation unit, in an apparent attempt for them to spend time with their families.
Since this story has broke 20 of the 49 patients have turned their self in. Authorities are hoping that more of these patients will follow suit. The area already suffers from a high aids population and the TB feeds that virus and a TB outbreak would be devastating to the folks in Southern Africa.Click here for reuse options!
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