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TB patient ordered to undergo medical treatment at South Carolina facility

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An Augusta man with a possible case of active tuberculosis who twice ran afoul of public health safety rules was involuntarily committed to a treatment facility Monday.

After a Richmond County Superior Court hearing conducted at the jail where Richard Pearre Jr. has been held since his arrest last week, Judge Sheryl B. Jolly ordered Pearre to undergo treatment at the closest facility in Columbia.

Pearre stopped complying with the medication treatment in April and the Richmond County Health Department sought a court order to force Pearre to continue with the treatment.

On May 31, Pearre agreed to begin treatment again and Jolly released him from custody. He was arrested again Thursday after he made an office visit without wearing the protective mask worn to stop the spread of TB, which is an airborne infectious disease.

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Fiat_Lux 06/10/13 - 09:39 pm
'Bout dang time

This loser needs some serious jail time. He was like a load weapon firing infection wherever he went, and obviously, he couldn't have cared less aobut infection other people.

And if you don't like reading that, get over yourself. It's the plain, unvarnished truth.

shescountry1972 06/13/13 - 11:11 am
His Sister

This is to the loser that commented on Richard Pearre. Using your own quote " This loser needs some serious jail time". First of all who appointed you to be judge and jury. The last time i checked the only true judge we have is the good Lord above. Before you sit on here and pass judgement and try to dehumanize someone else why dont you sit down and think long and hard. This could be you or a member of your family. How would you feel if you or a member of your family got Tuberculosis after all Tuberculosis dont discriminate. Try hitting your knees every now and then and pray for our world and all the bad thats in it instead of putting someone down and tainting their name. We deal with alot just coping with the day to day problems we have in our lives without losers like you making it worse. now this is the unvarnished truth.

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