An illegal immigrant infected a Maryland class of kids who were forced to get TB shots.
This from Gateway Pundit:
Dr. Elaina George, an ear, nose, throat and chest specialist from Atlanta, told Charles Payne on FOX News today that the US could be facing a health crisis as the thousands of newly illegal children enter the classrooms this fall.
“There’s an example in Maryland, where parents got a letter from the school that there children had been exposed to an illegal child who had TB who was one of their classmates. So this fall it is potentially possible that these children entering the school systems could be carrying all sorts of things, diseases that are not on the radar.”
ABC News likewise notes the issue. I do take notice with their claim this will have no impact on the greater population… as they fly these illegals all over the country on confined — air recycled — planes.
And this note from Lonely Conservative:
This can’t be repeated enough. The illegal immigrants surging across the southern border are not being properly screened for diseases. While they wait to be processed and sent to communities all around the country they live in extremely unsanitary conditions, making the problem even worse. This is a public health threat that could affect every citizen and legal immigrant living in the United States.
…Border Patrol agents in Murrieta, Calif., have tested positive for tuberculosis. Hand and foot disease and Chagas disease, a tropical parasitic illness, both previously eradicated from the area, are on the rise.
The possibility also exists in these conditions for diseases such as dengue fever to hit the U.S.
“We had one get bacterial pneumonia a couple days ago,” Border Patrol union vice president Chris Cabrera told host Martha MacCallum on Fox News Channel’s America’s Newsroom Monday. “A lot of our guys are coming down with scabies or lice.”
Read the whole thing. This is scary.