Border Patrol agents are accustomed to dealing with illegal aliens trying to enter the U.S. And to handling drug dealers, or at least those who haul contraband into the U.S.
But there's probably nothing to trigger a surge in adrenaline for one of those federal workers, realizing that the person you just encountered might be infected with tuberculosis, or measles, or chicken pox.
It's an issue that needs a lot more attention than it is getting, according to an expert, the executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Jane Orient
She told WND Monday that things that immigration officers need to know about those coming into the country are whether they have contagious diseases, where they've been and who they've encountered, where they're going and who they will encounter, and if they are getting – or should be getting – have had medical treatment for various exposures
"All of these things we really do not know," she said. "Deliberately."
The fact that newcomers are bringing communicable diseases into the U.S. is not new.
Kalen McBreen reported at Infowars that "hundreds" of newcomers today have come from an area in Congo in Africa to San Antonio, and hundreds more are en route. 19659003] The issue
This area of the Conge is currently experiencing a massive Ebola virus outbreak, and, the report said, the World Health Organization confirmed one in four Ebola infections in Congo are going undetected
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With chicken pox.
With chicken pox.
Orient was concerned.
"The problem is bringing in people who may have a disease you do not know about. You do not know where they've been or where they're going, who they've been in contact with, "she said.
Sometimes people are contagious with a communicable disease without showing symptoms, and can transmit a
That she warned, "can be fatal."
She cited the Ebola cases found in United States only a few years ago. Then, there was a latent TB, she noticed, that many
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At the time, Reuters reported that thousands of such patients were locked down because of their illnesses, or exposure to illnesses
At that time, mumps were also confirmed, 186 cases in Texas
Elizabeth Lee Vliet, MD, also of the AAPS, warned several years ago that the viruses and infections were already making their own
In a Colorado facility it was worse, 357 cases in just weeks. presence known in other countries where there have been huge numbers of migrants
"US and German citizens are put at significant risk by the politically correct acceptance of unscreened immigrants from countries with a high prevalence of infectious diseases, many difficult or impossible to treat. But authorities in both countries have failed to fully inform the public of the dangers, "she wrote at the time.
She added," TB is one of the most serious threats. Latent TB can remain dormant for years, even decades. It is alarming that 18 percent of the refugees in Arizona arrive with latent TB, while in the general Arizona population the incidence was only 4 percent. Multidrug resistant TB (MDR-TB), common in migrants, may cost more than $ 400,000 per patient compared to $ 20,000 for the drug-responsive TB that prevailed in US-born patients. Treatment of MDR-TB has serious side effects, with no guarantee of success, "she said.