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By Matt Wood in News on Oct 11, 2006 2:38PM

chicagoist_200610_prescript.jpgAnna Ferguson, a 67-year-old great-grandmother, has been quarantined in her house since August 19 because she refuses to take medication for her tuberculosis. Yesterday, a judge ordered her to stay inside on Halloween so she won't hand out Loogie Ruths instead of Snickers to neighborhood children and spread the disease. But that won't be necessary, says her lawyer, because she didn't intend to entertain little costumed ghosts and ghouls anyway. They have germs, you know.

But now, the Sun-Times reports that she has started taking her meds. Apparently, contracting a potentially deadly disease in the first place isn't enough to make her want to treat it, but being prevented from handing out Smarties to smart-asses is. So you hear that, Ma? You start takin' that Cipro, or there's no Easter egg hunt at your house this year!