Unintended consequence: American TB rates rise for first time in 20 years!
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have done neither, lacking the power to stem the flow of essentially unimpeded immigration into the U.S. by unaccompanied minors.
Judicial Watch recently reviewed the records generated by that agency during the past few years, and the findings were truly sickening.
A government official warned employees deploying for the influx of illegal immigrant minors about health and safety risks because the new arrivals would have tuberculosis and some were young adults—not children—like the Obama administration proclaimed, according to records obtained by Judicial Watch. “We might as well plan on many of the kids having [Tuberculosis] TB,” states a June 26, 2014 guidance e-mail from a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) environmental health scientist, Alaric C. Denton, as the agency prepared to handle the crisis.
“Most of these kids are not immunized, so we need to make sure all our staff are immunized.” Denton, who is stationed at the CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, predicts in the directive that the agency will be overwhelmed pretty quickly and that screening requirements will be hard to keep up with.
Judicial Watch had to sue the CDC’s umbrella agency, the Department of Health and Human Services, (HHS) for the records. Though chunks have been redacted, the documents contradict the Obama administration’s public statements dismissing possible health and safety risks created by the tens of thousands of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) fleeing violence in Central America.
About a year ago, I noted that 50 Indiana school kids test “positive” for tuberculosis (an illness caused by a species of bacteria attacking the lungs and which was once the leading cause of death in the United State). At that time, I wondered what the tally of TB infected people would be in January, 2017.
It certainly will be more than projected in 2008. After nearly 20 years of controlling the spread of this deadly disease, the CDC is reporting a rise in infections.
After a long period of strong progress in dealing with tuberculosis (TB), the number of cases has increased in the United States in the recent times. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday reported that last year, incidences of the one the deadliest disease saw a rise. When compared with 2014, the cases reported in 2015 are more in each of the twenty-nine states and also in the District of Columbia.
In 2015, number of cases increased was not significant, it accounted for 157, and total number of cases reached to 9,563. Two-thirds of people suffering from TB were born abroad, with Asians accounting for the most cases (3,007) and the highest rate of 28.2 cases per 100,000 persons. On the other hand, there were only 0.5 cases per 100,000 Whites the same year.
There are no causes that define why the cases have gone up in the recent times. There is need of doing studies to find reason for the same. “After two decades of declining incidence, progress toward TB elimination in the United States appears to have stalled,” the CDC report said.
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