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Ray Miller

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If you find a home that has this human problem what do you say in your comments about the organism being in the house?


http://www.kfsm.com/Global/story.asp?S=7841296

Or you don't say anything and move on?

Page is no longer there. It was a story on leprosy outbreak in Hot Springs, ARK.
 
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Marcia Langley

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I'm no athority but I thought leprosy was curable, or at least containable these days.

Do you have info that a house, if sold, could transmit the disease? If not, then it would be no different impact than any other disease.
 

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I wouldn't appraise it. I would run like the wind!!
 

Richard Carlsen

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You don't worry about it. If there was a problem, you can assume that the house and/or area would be closed by the health department. Since it was not, Limiting Condition #5 in the FNMA report would seem to apply.

This is a human problem for which you are not license to consider. We appraise real estate. Stick to termites and leave the infectious diseases to the licensed medical people.
 
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Page is no longer there. It was a story on leprosy outbreak in Hot Springs, ARK.
Thursday, Springdale Doctor Jennifer Bingham told 5News there were nine cases of leprosy in the Springdale Marshallese population.
Those cases are not new. In fact, the health department has been tracking them for the last two to three years.
Dr. Phillips says the latest medical information shows only five percent of the population is suceptible to leprosy, which is typically spread through close contact with mucous or other bodily fluids, over a long period of time.
http://www.kfsm.com/Global/story.asp?s=7845322


It's AR no ARK.
 

Lobo Fan

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It reminds me of when AIDS was first discovered. Nobody knew how it was spread. If someone died of AIDS in a house there was a stigma. Of course all of that is illegal now.
 

Ray Miller

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It reminds me of when AIDS was first discovered. Nobody knew how it was spread. If someone died of AIDS in a house there was a stigma. Of course all of that is illegal now.


You all have that little mouse running around in and under some of your houses that the virus they carry can kill people. Do you adjust for them critters ?
 

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Of course all of that is illegal now.
Reaaly? If I decide not to buy a house because someone who lived their had AIDS, what crime would I be committing? Unfettered excercise of free will?
 
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