The home base for Occupy Atlanta has tested positive for tuberculosis.
The Fulton County Health Department confirmed Wednesday that residents at the homeless shelter where protesters have been occupying have contracted the drug-resistant disease. WGCL reports that a health department spokeswoman said there is a possibility that both Occupy Atlanta protesters and the homeless people in the shelter may still be at risk since tuberculosis is contracted through air contact.
The AJC’s David Ibata talked to Tim Franzen, a member of Occupy Atlanta, who said this:
”We have gone as far as having our folks get tested today for TB. Zero people – not even halfway infected. No trace of any TB at all.”
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider