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posted on Jul, 14 2014 @ 05:57 PM
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A high school in one of the nation's top sanctuary counties for illegal immigrants confirmed that a student was infected with tuberculosis last week.


According to the local CBS affiliate, "though the school believes the risk of any other students having contracted the sickness is small, TB officials within the county Department of Health and Human Services recommend testing for all students and staff who were in any class or after-school activity with the infected individual between October 2013 and January 2014."

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“Agents in the El Paso and Laredo sectors are getting sick,” said Shawn Moran vice president of the National Border Patrol Council.

“We’re working in close proximity doing medical screening on people and seeing cases of H1N1 swine flu, chicken pox, measles, lice and tuberculosis.

People who are supposed to be cleared are being released into the community.

Given the dormant period of some of these diseases there is a concern.

Moran doubts there’s much legal recourse for agents who get injured or sick as a result of the border crisis.

And taxpayers won’t have much recourse, either, Vaughn predicted.

“The average taxpayer does not have the means,” Vaughn said. “There’s more financial aid available to illegal immigrants than there is for the average taxpayer.”

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OPINION: Some Folks Need To Learn ...

"HOW to WHOA!"

MAP: Relocations of Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors


Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) said ... "WHOA!"

In a Monday appearance on WBAL radio in Baltimore, Harris said he found out late Thursday evening about the Obama administration's plans and "hit the ground running on Friday morning" to stop it from happening.


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posted on Jul, 14 2014 @ 06:16 PM
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My wife is a legal immigrant ... did the whole process, even though we could have easily gamed the system. She also has lung scarring from TB. When that showed up in her medical screening it was a huge show stopper.

I wonder why?



posted on Jul, 14 2014 @ 07:28 PM
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a reply to: FarleyWayne

TB has always been a concern for me because illegal hispanics always start with low income jobs, and one of those in particular is fast food, not a good place for someone with TB to be breathing, right over and handling your food.



posted on Jul, 14 2014 @ 07:41 PM
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originally posted by: MarlinGrace
a reply to: FarleyWayne

TB has always been a concern for me because illegal hispanics always start with low income jobs, and one of those in particular is fast food, not a good place for someone with TB to be breathing, right over and handling your food.



Wait until school starts after Summer. Schools are petri dishes....

Des



posted on Jul, 14 2014 @ 08:05 PM
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a reply to: FarleyWayne

I honestly think that we can thank the Obama administration for any new illnesses or worse because of his ineffectual handling of the border.

What we're seeing is only the beginning.

I wonder if hospitals will have the same gag orders that HHS is putting on the facilities for reporting true illness numbers.



posted on Jul, 14 2014 @ 08:11 PM
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I wonder how those so in favor of this flood of new diseases entering our school system in probably every state, are going to make it politically incorrect for parents to worry about their children getting anti biotic resistant TB.

IF YOU ARE A PARENT, ELDERLY, OR ALREADY HAVE A COMPROMISED IMMUNE SYSTEM...I highly recommend you read this whole article published today.


Monday, July 14, 2014
Tuberculosis (TB): Illegal Immigrants Bring Serious New Threats

JpegBy Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D. -

Seventy-five percent of current illegal immigrants are coming from countries in Central America, South America, the Middle East, West Africa, China, India, Pakistan and others far beyond Mexico where multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is common and extremely widespread in children and adults. Extensively Drug Resistant TB (XDR-TB) is an even more serious form of TB accounting for about 10% of cases in these countries, particularly Central/South America and India. Many illegal border crossers now flooding the U.S. southern border, are carrying an invisible, disease-causing co-traveler: the Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacterium.

MDR-TB does not respond well to treatment, even with complicated and expensive medications that must be taken over a two-year period and can cause severe adverse drug reactions. XDR-TB doesn’t respond well even to second-line drugs and therefore is more likely to cause death.

Tuberculosis, or "consumption" as it was called in the past, is a highly contagious disease that killed millions before being essentially eradicated in the U.S. In the 1920s, TB was the 8th leading cause of death in children 1-4 years old. By the 1960s, with improved sanitation, medical care, and antibiotics, TB was drastically reduced. The last remaining TB hospital in the U.S. recently closed its doors.

In Central and South America, where public health programs are limited and antibiotics are not widely available, TB is a widespread, debilitating, and deadly disease. Consider data from World Health Organization, WHO:

TB is second only to HIV/AIDS as the greatest killer worldwide due to a single infectious agent.
In 2012 alone, 15% of the reported 8.6 million cases resulted in death.
HIV/AID and TB are a lethal combination, each disease accelerating the progression of the other. People with HIV/AIDS who are exposed to TB are 30 times more likely to develop the disease, with a death rate of over 20% or 1 in 5.
TB is the 3rd leading cause of death for women ages 15-44 in low and middle income countries.
All age groups are at risk, though TB primarily affects young adults. About 80% of those crossing our southern borders in this latest wave are in this age group.
Hardest hit are people those with compromised immune systems: HIV/AIDS, cancer, and elderly patients.

TB is spread when infected people cough or sneeze. People can inhale the bacteria-laden droplets in the air. In the crowded, hot, humid detention centers, conditions are perfect for the spread of TB—as well as dengue fever, Chagas, Ebola, chicken pox, measles, mumps, whooping cough, scabies, and lice.

After exposure to TB, the incubation period can range from 2 to 12 weeks after a positive TB skin test. Long before this incubation period is over, illegal immigrants are being shipped to communities throughout the United States, risking major spread. BCG is the vaccine for TB, but it has limited effectiveness and also destroys the usefulness of the skin test.

Symptoms of TB include fever, loss of appetite, weight loss, weakness, fatigue, and constant coughing, sneezing and spitting up blood, along with marked chest pain. If not properly treated with antibiotics, people die of loss of oxygen (asphyxiation) due to the bacteria's massive destruction of the lungs.

Border Patrol agents have already tested positive for TB. Breitbart reported on July 8 that a previously deported illegal from Guatemala with active TB infection was admitted to UMC El Paso Hospital. Cases of TB have been identified in the illegal immigrant camps in San Antonio, Austin, and El Paso, Texas, but we do not have information released on the situation for Arizona with the planeloads of illegal immigrants being shipped to Arizona from Texas.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has downplayed the risks, but anonymous nurses and doctors from Lackland AFB have come forward to say that the government is covering up a serious public health threat. One health care worker was quoted saying: "The amount of tuberculosis is astonishing. The nurses are telling us the kids are really sick."

Normally the CDC would be providing warnings and preventive steps for the public to take. This time, however, the CDC has been strangely silent. In fact, medical staff at detention centers have been threatened with criminal prosecution if they report these cases to the public or press.

This suppression of critical medical information is egregious negligence putting millions of Americans at serious risk. Americans need to demand that Congress and public officials provide answers and appropriate steps to control the spread of disease before thousands of Americans die.

Dr. Vliet is a past Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS). She received her M.D. degree and internship in Internal Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School, and completed specialty training at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She earned her B.S. and Master’s degrees from the College of William and Mary in Virginia.

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Hope that made you stop and think about your own Families first...

Des
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posted on Jul, 14 2014 @ 08:15 PM
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a reply to: beezzer

What we're seeing is only the beginning.

That's gonna be the understatement of the century.

I've had quite the experience with the anti-vax crowd in these forums. I'm willing to bet they'll take on a change of heart once they realize what is being dispersed throughout their communities.

Some of this stuff is _hyper_ infectious. Stuff so scary you can't find a doc willing to accept payment to get around it. And ... it ... just ... keeps ... flowing ... in ... unabated.



posted on Jul, 14 2014 @ 08:19 PM
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originally posted by: beezzer
a reply to: FarleyWayne

I honestly think that we can thank the Obama administration for any new illnesses or worse because of his ineffectual handling of the border.

What we're seeing is only the beginning.

I wonder if hospitals will have the same gag orders that HHS is putting on the facilities for reporting true illness numbers.


Beezer ... Thanks for Posting!

At least Maryland is in O'Wonder's-Backyard ... ( hopefully it will occupy the remainder of his mental-capacity ).

ADDITIONALLY:

I was reading U.N. seeking to intervene in U.S. border crisis ...

SO

MY Texas Governor Rick Perry and the other Texas-TOP-Leaderships will have to use more of their "mental-capacity"s to follow-thru with ... Action(s).

OPINION: Folks Will NOT Be Tollerant Of ... Just-MORE-Talk.

( i.e. actions speak louder than words )
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posted on Jul, 14 2014 @ 08:19 PM
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originally posted by: Snarl
a reply to: beezzer

What we're seeing is only the beginning.

That's gonna be the understatement of the century.

I've had quite the experience with the anti-vax crowd in these forums. I'm willing to bet they'll take on a change of heart once they realize what is being dispersed throughout their communities.

Some of this stuff is _hyper_ infectious. Stuff so scary you can't find a doc willing to accept payment to get around it. And ... it ... just ... keeps ... flowing ... in ... unabated.


That is why the nurses working in the border intake facilities are being paid $5,000 per week.

Des



posted on Jul, 14 2014 @ 08:30 PM
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originally posted by: Destinyone

originally posted by: Snarl
a reply to: beezzer

What we're seeing is only the beginning.

That's gonna be the understatement of the century.

I've had quite the experience with the anti-vax crowd in these forums. I'm willing to bet they'll take on a change of heart once they realize what is being dispersed throughout their communities.

Some of this stuff is _hyper_ infectious. Stuff so scary you can't find a doc willing to accept payment to get around it. And ... it ... just ... keeps ... flowing ... in ... unabated.


That is why the nurses working in the border intake facilities are being paid $5,000 per week.

Des

I would really like to see their vaccination schedules. I could see Gamma Globulin being right at the top. Wanna bet the information is CLASSIFIED? That it carries a PHI caveat? That NDAs have been signed all around?



posted on Jul, 14 2014 @ 08:38 PM
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originally posted by: Snarl
a reply to: beezzer

What we're seeing is only the beginning.

That's gonna be the understatement of the century.

I've had quite the experience with the anti-vax crowd in these forums. I'm willing to bet they'll take on a change of heart once they realize what is being dispersed throughout their communities.

Some of this stuff is _hyper_ infectious. Stuff so scary you can't find a doc willing to accept payment to get around it. And ... it ... just ... keeps ... flowing ... in ... unabated.


If this TB is 'so scary you won't be able to find a doc willing to accept payment to get around it', just wait until you have a full blown plague on your hands...the hospital I worked for expected in this situation that the non-trained office staff would show up to work to handle 'whatever needed to be done' as they told us in a memo one day. Sure, no problemo - when the docs and nurses and various technicians drop dead from Spanish Flu 2.0, the clerks are gonna take over....


I'll be happy to 'take on a change of heart' about preemptive vaccinations when they're proven to be safe AND effective, and the manufacturers are made liable for either lying about them, or paying for damages from them; although there's a quiet federal program that pays off on deaths and other horrific outcomes from their 'safe' vaccinations. It's paid out billions last I Iooked so I guess vaccinations aren't so great after all and many of the people coming down with these diseases are the vaccinated themselves.

And medical care workers who have never spent a moment out of the U.S. are routinely screened for TB before being hired, and usually every two years after the fact. I had to get a chest x-ray and skin test for TB even though I worked in an office situation without any patient contact whatsoever, in fact I was in a completely different building from the hospital. If TB is so rare in the U.S. why would that be? Or are immigrant's bacteria scarier than the ones we've already got, that they will be exposed to once here?



posted on Jul, 14 2014 @ 08:43 PM
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a reply to: Snarl

Are you kidding me. Political heads of their own States, can't even get into these facilities. All the Doctors and medical personnel have to turn in their phones before entering. The secrecy is so damn illegal, yet they keep doing it.

What few bits of film I've seen that have been passed to the press, show rooms packed with grown men, with beards and mustaches. NOT kids. In one facility in Texas, they said there were over 450 adult men today alone.

This stinks to high heaven.

Des



posted on Jul, 14 2014 @ 08:54 PM
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a reply to: Destinyone

Political heads of their own States, can't even get into these facilities.

Try and imagine the fallout if someone like Governor Perry contracted a life-threatening illness.

I work in medical. I work overseas. I have eyes.

There's a reason people are quarantined. You don't open the doors to the hospital and risk contaminating the whole facility. You take 'the threat' out back to the BSL3 lab and lock 'em up. There isn't any question about this. It's done by force if necessary. And ... you oughta see the precautions the Korean government has set up at every point of international entry to this country.

Yeah ... I understand why 0bama dodged his photo-op. I'd love to see him hugging 'little refugees' and taking a bit of risk himself.



posted on Jul, 14 2014 @ 09:12 PM
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a reply to: Snarl

That's why we haven't seen *never miss a photo op* Pelosi hugging the kids...nor Michelle Obama.

Des



posted on Jul, 14 2014 @ 09:29 PM
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An acquaintance of mine tested positive for TB last fall. She was completely shocked. She didn't know if it was laying dormant in her or would take hold, and I haven't talked to her since to find out how she's been doing. The only thing that comes to mind is she had traveled to LA, and spent a few weeks there. No one expects to have a test come back positive where I live. I was naive in thinking it was a disease of the past.



posted on Jul, 14 2014 @ 09:32 PM
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ADDENDUM:

POSSIBLE-EVIDENCE: DHS and ICE may be getting ... SKEER'd ???


Earlier this month, Vliet told Breitbart Texas that a patient informed her of a supposedly TB-positive illegal immigrant who was being treated at the University Medical Center (UMC) of El Paso.

According to Vliet's patient, ICE and DHS would not take the illegal immigrant--who was previously deported but is now back in the U.S.--into custody.

"My source said that after the story broke and a Congressional Office made an inquiry, ICE's Enforcement and Removal Office (ERO) reversed their earlier decision and took custody of his case," Vliet claimed.

"He is now being monitored under the watchful eye of CDC and the Texas Public Health Department.

He has been transferred by ICE/ERO to the Otero Detention Facility, which has a TB facility where he is receiving treatment."

Vliet said that most cases of TB in Central America--where the majority of new immigrants are coming from--are multi-drug resistant.

This makes the strain of disease more worrisome and harder to treat.



ICE and DHS would not take the illegal immigrant

AND

MY PRIOR OPINION:

FED Employess Will Revolt or Resign ... (at some point)
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posted on Jul, 14 2014 @ 09:38 PM
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a reply to: Snarl

Wait until a new batch of street teens start working the corners. Daddy stops for a quickie...takes home more than a smile to his whole family.

Des



posted on Jul, 14 2014 @ 09:45 PM
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originally posted by: Destinyone
a reply to: Snarl

Wait until a new batch of street teens start working the corners. Daddy stops for a quickie...takes home more than a smile to his whole family.

Des

Ooohh ... didn't think of that problem.


Hopefully, your common sense will take hold in the minds of men (and women) who might stray.



posted on Jul, 14 2014 @ 09:51 PM
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a reply to: Snarl

The big head doesn't have the best of track records...

Seriously...we are looking at a whole new ball game with what is flooding into our country. Do you honestly think all these really poor people go out and buy condoms? I don't think so.

Look at it this way too. Illegal teen girl, gets pregnant with legal American teen boy...bingo...Momma and baby get to stay. Now, who thinks that will never happen.....think again...

Des
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posted on Jul, 14 2014 @ 10:38 PM
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a reply to: Destinyone


Look at it this way too. Illegal teen girl, gets pregnant with legal American teen boy...bingo...Momma and baby get to stay. Now, who thinks that will never happen.....think again...


Hell yeah. There are already pregnant women coming in with these 'children' and the anchor baby will allow welfare and freebies. This entire thing is beyond a nightmare. For years we have tried making people aware of the negative impact of illegal immigration and were called racist and heartless. Bah! If we can't take care of our own, we can't take care of illegals. I bet if pro illegal/open border people got sick from one of these diseases coming over, maybe they would think different.





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