01-07-2013, 07:06 PM
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Having just watched an episode of McMillian and Wife, an old 1970's mystery show on COZI TV which stared Rock Hudson I did some Wiki research on the series. One search lead me to another in which I discovered an interesting fact.

According to the Wikipedia page for Jim Nabors it states he suffered from a severe case of Hepatitis B which he contracted in India while using a straight razor to shave his face. This infection nearly caused his death which occured from a cut and untreated water in the early 1980's

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 01-07-2013, 07:17 PM
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Interesting fact Joe, thanks for sharing!

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 01-07-2013, 08:49 PM
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It was the water and not the steel. Shazzam!!Tongue

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 01-07-2013, 09:18 PM
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(01-07-2013, 08:49 PM)CyanideMetal Wrote: It was the water and not the steel. Shazzam!!Tongue

* Hee hee!

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 01-07-2013, 10:21 PM
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It's virtually impossible to transmit hepatitis B through water; it is pretty much strictly transmitted via body fluids. Nabors contracted it after using a straight razor and cutting himself, so it's most likely that he used a dirty razor that had been used by someone infected.

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 01-07-2013, 10:34 PM
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He should have used some Bay Rum afterwards, that woulda killed off those nasties. Thanks for sharing Joe and its good to see you back and active after the storm.

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 01-09-2013, 08:34 PM
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(01-07-2013, 10:34 PM)blzrfn Wrote: He should have used some Bay Rum afterwards, that woulda killed off those nasties.

Well yes, I would be all in favor of THAT!

A relative of mine traveled in China for several years and once was accompanied by an MD from the States. It is common in many cities for straight shaves to be done in markets. The doc told my relative that is one of the primary ways to transmit Hep B there is.

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 01-13-2013, 08:13 PM
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Yeah right! I'm from Alabama and have been to the Jim Nabors exhibit in his hometown's museum. It's commn believe here that he died from a disease that is transmitted thru body fluids alright but it wasn't hepatitis.

Correction, he isn't dead yet. Still alive and kicking. My bad.

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 01-13-2013, 08:28 PM
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(01-09-2013, 08:34 PM)Captain Capsize Wrote:
(01-07-2013, 10:34 PM)blzrfn Wrote: He should have used some Bay Rum afterwards, that woulda killed off those nasties.

Well yes, I would be all in favor of THAT!

A relative of mine traveled in China for several years and once was accompanied by an MD from the States. It is common in many cities for straight shaves to be done in markets. The doc told my relative that is one of the primary ways to transmit Hep B there is.

Interesting.

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 02-16-2013, 04:27 PM
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After I put the Rum on my face, I would also take a long pull to make sure that all of the little bad bugs were washed away.

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