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Late Friday, San Diego’s Local 1613 of the National Border Patrol Council issued a press release announcing a Border Patrol Agent had contracted scabies in connection with the transfer of detained illegal unaccompanied alien children from Texas’ Rio Grande Valley.
“Despite following proper protocol, sometime during routine processing of the first group of 140 illegal immigrants from Texas, a Border Patrol Agent did contract scabies;
this was confirmed by a physician.”
Scabies is contagious and can be spread by scratching an infected area, thereby picking up the mites under the fingernails, or through physical contact with a scabies-infected person for a prolonged period of time.
Scabies is usually transmitted by direct skin-to-skin contact.
It can also be spread through contact with other objects, such as clothing, bedding, furniture, or surfaces with which a person infected with scabies might have come in contact.
Scabies mites can survive without a human host for 24 to 36 hours.
As with lice, scabies can be transmitted through sexual intercourse even if a latex condom is used, because it is transmitted from skin-to-skin at sites other than sex organs.
originally posted by: rustyclutch
I started a thread about the people they have running the show down there. BCFS. Thread died. Basically they are private contractors for FEMA and DHS. Even if the Feds resign they have companies such as them to do their dirty work at the border. BCFS being baptist child and family services. This is their website. They were there at Katrina. They were there at Waco. They were in Haiti whom, I believe is still quietly fighting a cholera outbreak.
originally posted by: rickymouse
Scabies....they suck. Not a real bad thing to get rid of though. Just about as much a nuisance as crabs. A cop can get either of those from someone they arrest, that is probably a known hazard.
Both of those could be possibly gotten from a crowded bar where people are bumping arms and bodies. I can't see anyone quitting their job because of catching stuff like that.
Swimmers itch sucks also.
an internal medicine specialist and the Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), said
the country is "one outbreak" away from "an overwhelming public health crisis."
Several of the infectious diseases associated with human lice are life-threatening, including epidemic typhus, relapsing fever, and trench fever, which are caused by Rickettsia prowazekii, Borrelia recurrentis, and Bartonella quintana, respectively. Although these diseases have been known for several centuries, they remain a major public health concern in populations living in poor-hygiene conditions because of war, social disruption, severe poverty, or gaps in public health management. Poor-hygiene conditions favour a higher prevalence of body lice, which are the main vectors for these diseases. Trench fever has been reported in both developing and developed countries in populations living in poor conditions, such as homeless individuals. In contrast, outbreaks of epidemic typhus and epidemic relapsing fever have occurred in jails and refugee camps in developing countries. However, reports of a significantly high seroprevalence for epidemic typhus and epidemic relapsing fever in the homeless populations of developed countries suggest that these populations remain at high risk for outbreaks of these diseases. Additionally, experimental laboratory studies have demonstrated that the body louse can transmit other emerging or re-emerging pathogens, such as Acinetobacter baumannii and Yersinia pestis. Therefore, a strict survey of louse-borne diseases and the implementation of efficient delousing strategies in these populations should be public health priorities.
originally posted by: rustyclutch
a reply to: FarleyWayne
Yes, this isnt going to end well. Crowding a bunch of people into a Petri dish and then releasing them to scatter to the 4 winds is defintely going to have repercussions. Its obviously a planned breakdown of society. There are so many ways this can be used to bring us down or bring in martial law that it makes my head spin. Its getting to the point TPTB aren't even trying to be slick about things anymore. With all the drones and military assets we have, how hard can it be to secure a border? Not very. Its so obvious that all of this is being allowed to happen. The only questions are where does this road lead and how long is it going to take us to get there.
Below are recommendations from the Center for Disease Control on preventing and controlling Transmissible Diseases. We will be contacting command staff to ensure they are aware of these recommendations.
The intervention measures reported to be efficient for the control and the prevention of common transmissible infections. Depending on the populations targeted, these interventions may include education, chest radiography screening for tuberculosis, directly observed therapy for tuberculosis treatment, improvement of personal clothing and bedding hygiene, and widespread use of ivermectin for scabies and body louse infestation. Systematic vaccination against hepatitis B virus, hepatitis A virus, influenza, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and diphtheria is strongly recommended.