KPJ <email@example.com> wrote:
> |True. But for First World purposes TBC and cholera have been absent for
> |several decades.
> Then USA and Europe do not belong to the First World, since tuberculosis
> exists in both areas.
Okay, I've been sloppy in my language. It's around, and lots of First
Worlders are supposed to carry the bacterium in a dormant state, I think.
But actual cases of it have been at very low levels for quite a while, yes?
Because when it crops up it gets hit with antibiotics. I don't know or
have heard of anyone having had it, within the circles of people I know, in my
lifetime, whereas my grandmother and Feynman's wife both died of it in the
So, _effectively_ absent. As a significant cause of death. Am I still wrong?
-xx- Damien X-)
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