The world could be on the brink of an outbreak of a deadly and ‘virtually untreatable’ strain of drug resistant tuberculosis unless immediate action is taken, doctors have warned.

The first cases of ‘totally drug-resistant’ tuberculosis have been found in South Africa, according to a new paper published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Emerging Infectious Diseases journal.

Clinics across the country ravaged by the bacterial lung infection, have reported an explosion in the number of patients struck down with a virulent strain.

Fears are mounting that conventional treatments would be next to useless in the face of the new disease, which killed 1.4 million people globally in 2011, according to the World Health Organisation.

The disease is particularly prevalent in South Africa, where high rates of HIV means the immune systems of many more people are susceptible to infections.

But compounding the problem is the higher cases in which the illness is only partially treated.

This has led to the disease evolving into a strain which is not vulnerable to antibiotics.

Dr Uvistra Naidoo, who treats TB sufferers in a South African clinic, has horrific first-hand experience of the new disease after contracting a strain himself.

He underwent three years of agonising treatment after contracting the new multi drug-resistant disease – only surviving after undergoing a cocktail of powerful drugs which caused life-threatening side effects.

Mr Naidoo contracted Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, a complication from the treatment that causes layers of skin to separate from each other which caused him regularly to bleed from his eyes.

He told U.S.News: ‘The TB doesn’t feel like it’s killing you, but the drugs do,’ adding: ‘My case was three years long. I don’t think the average patient has that kind of patience.’

As far back as March 2010, the World Health Organisation warned that in some areas of the world, one in four people with tuberculosis were being struck down with the ‘disease that can no longer be treated with standard drugs regimens’.

After widespread vaccination in much of the developed world, the disease has been largely isolated in 22 so-called ‘high burden’ countries – including South Africa.

These poorer regions account for around 80 per cent of global cases of TB.

But it is feared not enough is being done to tackle the growing problem, which is not limited to South Africa.

A New York hospital was hit by a multi drug-resistant TB outbreak in the early ’90s.

Of the 32 patients who caught the infection, 29 died.

Serious outbreaks have also been reported in Peru, Russia, and India during the last ten years,

Despite drug companies developing a new generation of treatments, experts have warned more action needs to be taken and new drugs brought out.

Karin Weyer, coordinator of the World Health Organisation’s Stop TB department on drug resistance told U.S.News: ‘It’s encouraging we have a few drugs in the pipeline, but we need several new ones, with new mechanisms of action, to protect against new resistances.’

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  • Triarius

    Disease is mother nature’s way of saying “no more” in regards to human population(s) in a specific area. Considering the black population in Africa was estimated to be around 50 million max during colonial times, and their population is now over 1 billion, I’d say Africa is long overdue for a plague.

    I hope the libtards going over there with medicine get it too and are quarantined.

    • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

      Well, we interfered with natural law long ago by creating antibiotics, vaccinations and bringing down infectious disease deaths by a huge percent. Also, the advent of sterile surgery also has saved a huge amount of lives. Other medical advancements has put an end to the early deaths in so many children and death during childbirth, which used to be a huge number. We have been pushing the pendulum of nature to one side for a long time, ecologically too (despite the popular denial of conservatives). The swing back will be devastating to human and higher life forms and according to scientists like Issac Asimov, it is set to start in the present because as an isolated culture, the earth is like a petri dish environment in a lab. It is a mathematical formula.

      • Joseph

        “Well, we interfered with natural law long ago…”

        Yes, by inventing the wheel, fire on demand, clothing, artificial structures, water purification, computers, etc. so what is your point?

        • Garrett Brown

          Not even close to being the same thing.

      • rebelcelt

        I had such high hopes for AIDS.

    • Garrett Brown

      Too many people(including children) are kept alive now. The strongest don’t survive anymore and the stupid most certainly don’t.

      • You volunteering?

        • Garrett Brown

          I wouldn’t have to if the technology wasn’t there. Which is my point. And even then, I have great genetics. I’d live like a Spartan.

    • StillModerated

      Africa’s population was only 400 million in 1960, which means that the population has more than doubled within 50 years — despite AIDS, famine, war, drought, pestilence, and social disorder. I guess Oxfam, and Medecins Sans Frontieres are contributing factors.

      • rebelcelt

        A doubling of a population in 50 years is actually anemic population growth, especially for a third world.

      • Garrett Brown

        When you pop em out like they are it’s too little of no surprise!

      • Bantu_Education

        The world population passed 3 billion in 1960 and its now well over 7 billion, so if Africa had only doubled it would have grown less than the average. Fact is, the increase in Africa’s pop´n since 1960 is more like 5 or 6-fold.

    • Intrepid

      It was largely western medicine that was responsible for Africa’s population explosion. People that would have died from disease stayed alive, and the cycle of destitution only became worse. The approach taken should be what China’s doing today; namely, frowning on free aid, and keeping things mostly business and investments. This way, they’ll have a chance to lift themselves out of poverty rather than become dependent on continued welfare.

  • IstvanIN

    Interesting articel about TB evolving to become drug resistant. I have wondered for quite some time why AIDS, which from everything I have read is very prone to evolving, hasn’t caused a massive population decreases in countries where it is a primarily heterosexual disease. Maybe it will be a combination of factors what will bring the third world under control, such as TB combined with AIDS, after 100 years of white support for ballooning third-world population growth.

    • The__Bobster

      Diseases become drug-resistant at a much faster rate when the at-risk groups use massive quantities of these drugs.

      • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

        I am sure that any health care system would soon go bankrupt if a significant number of people had to be on these drugs for years. In fact, the companies that make them won’t be able to keep up, either.

      • 1stworlder

        Diseases become resistant when stupid people think they are smarter than Drs and dont take the freely given drugs the way they are told to. The problem of Sqatmonstera not being smart enough to take a birth control pill every other day risks everyone when she is given free medication. What normally happens is Shanene forgets to take doses so most of the disease dies off but whats left is whatever best resisted the drugs.

        • Joseph

          Drug counterfeiting is very common in most third-world and in some second-world countries. The stuff is not used under supervision and it often does not contain an effective dose of the putative drugs -which is worse than none. Southeast Asia is a center of poor quality antibiotics which are sold on the street like a commodity. One reason is the rampant sex-trade there.

      • Thomas Katt

        Gay males are notorious for abuse of antibiotics. Many drug resistant strains of STDs are traceable to the gay sexual revolution in the US.

        • IstvanIN

          Gay males in the US wouldn’t have any affect on population growth in the US. I am referring specifically to heterosexually spread disease in Africa and why that hasn’t caused a population decrease there. Actually I am surprised that the generally squalid conditions in most of black Africa and India haven’t caused some sort of population decimating epidemic in those places. Third world people are pretty resilient, much like cockroaches.

          • Joseph

            Aids is not normally lethal enough to have the dramatic population-culling effect. Malaria is. HIV carriers, even children, can live for years thus live long enough to have many more children (often infected also) before succumbing to fatal secondary infections or cancer.

          • IstvanIN

            It still amazes me that something hasn’t mutated enough, like the flu mutates quickly, to take out millions up millions of third world peoples considering how they live, and especially black Africans, who are apparently very sexually promiscuous.

          • toldev

            It will probably happen sooner or later.

            In European history, a plague would suddenly appear and wipe or 1/3 or 1/2 of the population. Then it would fade away and wouldn’t happen again for centuries. It would seem like Africa would follow the same pattern.

          • French reader

            African women are actually not that promiscuous, but male urban bachelors tend to visit prostitutes as soon as payday comes and booze flows. Rape is also a major cause of HIV infection and women hardly desire that event, although many will experience it.

            Moreover, there often exists in Western Africa a disguised form of prostitution which consists of “gifts” to the female lover. That’s why many African immigrants complain that Black women are “materialistic” compared to White women who expect only companionship with a responsible man.

            It’s not a coincidence that the southern tip of the continent is the most contaminated. The wealth created by Whites there begets population explosion, male migration to the cities, greed, and therefore prostitution.

            Naturally, it’s absolutely taboo to tell that Black men drool more over paid sex, but you can’t understand the issue if you never cross the truth.

          • Joseph

            Takes too long to kill to make much impact. Besides, much of flu virulence comes from novel recombination, not simple mutation. Flu infects many mammals and birds. HIV doesn’t.

          • rebelcelt

            I kknow an old missionary that served in Malawi. He told me that where he served the death rate for babies before age 5 was 80%. My God they know heartbreak.

  • The__Bobster

    I’m sure we’ll allow these people to enter this country without being checked for this deadly disease. It would be razzist to do otherwise.

    • NYB

      Chinese immigrants are supposed to submit chest x-rays to demonstrate their good health before they are admitted to our country. There are reported cases of Chinese who purchase someone else’s x-ray and submit it as their own, to hide the fact they’ve been exposed to TB.

      • Intrepid

        When it comes to TB sreening, x-rays aren’t all that reliable. Also, people who are infected may not develop anything for years.

  • Barrack Osama

    The current state of Africa is a shameful aberration inflicted upon nature. Guilty whites gorge themselves on the false virtue marketed by tear-jerking “Feed Africa” shills, which do nothing to solve any problem, but rather are the source of the only problem. Alleged humanitarians and philanthropists physically visit Africa and interfere in dangerous and cruel ways with the natural equilibrium the r-leaning species of man would normally have found there. When all of that inevitably fails to produce something resembling Western civilization, the only madness left to commit is to attempt to fit these square r-types into our round K-type society by physically importing them to our countries. Shockingly, this also fails.

    • IstvanIN

      Feeding Africans is akin to feeding rats by not securing garbage, or by leaving trash barrels out in the open and attracting bears, you end up increasing a feral population that you really don’t need.

    • rebelcelt

      I agree, it is sad but when we feed them, all we do is create more of the same problem. We will feed the next generation (as we are now) then the next etc. It is sad that children are starving because their fathers do not give a damn and have walked off like they do in the states. We feed each generation in america also.

  • Joseph

    They will be importing these nasty human incubators into the US “for treatment” and blacks are notoriously poor with regard to patient compliance. They will then disseminate the active disease(s) far and wide and of course, “the minority community is hardest hit by the outbreak”.

    The usual suspects, churches and “human rights” organizations will be the big promoters.

    • StillModerated

      Not my church.

  • Please come to Shitcago. Spread your disease around.

  • When I lived out in Utah it was a mile drive up the canyon to the town d*mpster.

    YT people.

  • bigone4u

    The next 9/11 event may not involve muzzies flying aircraft into buildings or setting off bombs, but black immigrants flying into JFK from Africa bringing a medical apocolypse with them.

  • It took ages to reach TV to countries of Africa, but i took a year for HIV to get spread , disease move faster then technologies.

    • Michael_C_Scott

      Air travel did this wonderful thing for you.

  • Token Finn

    From Africa to Africa, from mud to mud, till whites rest in peace.

  • Tom Iron

    My wife worked for years in one of the nyc tb centers. they constantly came up against these situations. there’s no way of stopping it. These people are coming here with all sorts of illnesses.

  • rebelcelt

    Maybe if the very rich start catching these diseases from their servents and a few actually die, well maybe real immigration control can start.

  • Michael_C_Scott

    I was tested as a volunteer in US federal prison as immune to quite a few of these diseases, I think this is really hilarious, now that I’ve been poor for the last 12 years of my life, and you’re worried about this only now. I won’t help anyone now, and you all should have thought of this before July 14, 2000.

    I’m so very glad.

  • stalina

    Looking at table 4.4, HIV/AIDS was listed as the cause of death in 2.5% of cases, 14532 in 2005, up from 13440 in 2004.

    These numbers are not going up, people. This is supposed to be in a country where 5 million or so people were supposed to be ‘HIV positive’.

    The standard response by the orthodoxy is to add all the influenza and TB cases to pad HIV/AIDS deaths, but they still have to explain how so many doctors would risk their licenses by committing the crime of listing the wrong cause of death. And this, while virtually all doctors are orthodox believers.