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TB-tainted man crosses border 76 times
Washington Times ^ | 10-17-07 | Sara A. Carter and Audrey Hudson

Posted on 10/17/2007 3:35:25 PM PDT by Dysart

A Mexican national infected with a highly contagious form of tuberculosis crossed the U.S. border 76 times and took multiple domestic flights in the last year, according to Customs and Border Protection interviews and documents obtained by The Washington Times.

he Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency was warned by health officials on April 16 that the frequent traveler was infected, but it took the Homeland Security officials more than six weeks to issue a May 31 alert to warn its own border inspectors, according to Homeland Security sources who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution. Homeland Security took one more week to tell its own Transportation Security Agency.

Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR) is a highly contagious illness and also resistant to the two most commonly used drugs to treat TB. It is the same dangerous strain of tuberculosis that concerned health officials when Andrew Speaker, a 31-year-old Atlanta lawyer, slipped into the U.S. from Europe via a flight to Canada.

A physician with the CDC says that they usually only notify flights that are eight hours or longer that passengers could have potentially been infected. But other physicians say the disease can be transmitted within minutes — especially in persons with lowered immunity — and recommend anyone coming in contact with this contagious illness seek medical attention.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; contagion; diseases; immigrantlist; immigration; publichealth; superbugs; tuberculosis
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1 posted on 10/17/2007 3:35:29 PM PDT by Dysart
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To: Dysart

“The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency”

Does not seem to work either.


2 posted on 10/17/2007 3:37:52 PM PDT by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: Dysart

Just spreading highly contagious diseases that Americans won’t spead.


3 posted on 10/17/2007 3:38:30 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

spead = spread


4 posted on 10/17/2007 3:38:59 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Dysart

No wonder US citizens think so little of our selfish contemptable leadership.

A pox on all of them. Tar and feathers too.


5 posted on 10/17/2007 3:39:51 PM PDT by dforest (Duncan Hunter is the best hope we have on both fronts.)
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To: Dysart

Amado Isidro Armendariz Amaya


6 posted on 10/17/2007 3:41:13 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 ( An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping that it will eat him last..)
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To: Dysart

Man with t.b.?
Man with a.i.d.s,
which one is worse to let in to the country?

Both are bad.


7 posted on 10/17/2007 3:41:24 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: indylindy
A pox on all of them.

That's being spread too.

8 posted on 10/17/2007 3:42:01 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Take the wheel, Fred.)
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To: Dysart

The nitwits at Homeland Security are worried about more than 3 oz of toothpaste or shampoo, but don’t seem concerned about folks with contagious diseases...


9 posted on 10/17/2007 3:42:49 PM PDT by tips up
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To: ElkGroveDan

LOL. I am quite sure you are right. It needs to spread on Capitol Hill.


10 posted on 10/17/2007 3:43:48 PM PDT by dforest (Duncan Hunter is the best hope we have on both fronts.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

I got the Mumps at the age of 30 after moving to Texas, and yes, I had all the proper immunizations in my childhood. I have no doubt that I was exposed to it by some illegal here. (We have tons in the DFW area.)


11 posted on 10/17/2007 3:45:44 PM PDT by Dysart (Temporarily Unavailable)
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To: Joe Boucher
Man with t.b.?
Man with a.i.d.s,
which one is worse to let in to the country?


Well, you can contract TB just by breathing. Abstinence? Won't work.
12 posted on 10/17/2007 3:46:06 PM PDT by ruination
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To: tips up

I just blasted a nastygram to my congressman along those same exact lines.


13 posted on 10/17/2007 3:47:46 PM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: Dysart

talk about a frequent traveler!


14 posted on 10/17/2007 3:48:48 PM PDT by RDTF ("Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear". Mark Twain)
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To: Dysart

"Seventy-six Border Crossers Led The Big Parade..."

15 posted on 10/17/2007 3:49:15 PM PDT by Old Sarge (This tagline in memory of FReeper 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub)
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To: indylindy
A pox on all of them.

Hopefully from an illegal alien........

16 posted on 10/17/2007 3:52:34 PM PDT by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we have consensus.......)
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To: TigersEye
This is one of the things I am very afraid of. But Bush says these people are the people with values & are family oriented. Shaking my head!
17 posted on 10/17/2007 3:54:15 PM PDT by pandoraou812 ( Its NOT for the good of the children! Its BS along with bending over for Muslim's demands)
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To: Red Badger

LOL! Yeah I hope their lawn illegal infects them with a pox.


18 posted on 10/17/2007 3:54:17 PM PDT by dforest (Duncan Hunter is the best hope we have on both fronts.)
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To: Dysart

However, it’s none of our business how many HIV infected people come into the country.


19 posted on 10/17/2007 3:55:00 PM PDT by ValerieTexas
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To: Dysart
Tainted and taint seems to have become new media buzz words. Any one else noticing this? What ever happened to “infected” or “contaminated”?
20 posted on 10/17/2007 3:57:45 PM PDT by chaos_5 (Fred & Hunter '08)
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To: Dysart

this is breaking news now on Fox


21 posted on 10/17/2007 4:00:20 PM PDT by RDTF ("Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear". Mark Twain)
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To: tips up
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"Drop it!"

22 posted on 10/17/2007 4:04:44 PM PDT by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Good one.


23 posted on 10/17/2007 4:14:41 PM PDT by dr_who_2
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To: pandoraou812
Be careful where you get food. The best thing you can do with veggies, if you have to get them from a big store, is fill a sink with cold water and an ounce of Clorox. Let stand one minute then drain and rinse.

Other than that don't fly and don't hire illegal aliens.

24 posted on 10/17/2007 4:20:59 PM PDT by TigersEye (Hillary can tap Hsus but she can't tuna fish.)
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To: Dysart

With our most superb border security I don’t see how such a thing could happen.


25 posted on 10/17/2007 4:22:26 PM PDT by rdl6989
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To: indylindy

If only it could be so.


26 posted on 10/17/2007 4:28:30 PM PDT by isrul (Lamentations 5:2)
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To: TigersEye
I use the Clorox method too. But I have to do it when nobody is around or they would think I were poisoning them. My mom taught me that one years ago. I refuse to fly & avoid malls too. We are getting diseases we have long gotten rid of back. It is scary.
27 posted on 10/17/2007 4:30:04 PM PDT by pandoraou812 ( Its NOT for the good of the children! Its BS along with bending over for Muslim's demands)
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To: Dysart
This is absolutely unbelievable that after all the political fights the past few years that this could occur.

Homeland Security could not secure a bicycle much less our border.

Malfeasance anyone.

28 posted on 10/17/2007 4:37:49 PM PDT by OKIEDOC (Kalifornia, a red state wannabe. I don't take Ex Lax I just read the New York Times.)
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To: rdl6989
With our most superb border security I don’t see how such a thing could happen.

With the "Decider" and Chertoff in charge it really makes you wonder.

Next thing you know, these folks will be using stolen Social Security numbers...

29 posted on 10/17/2007 4:39:40 PM PDT by Cyropaedia ("Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principal of evil...".)
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To: Responsibility2nd

30 posted on 10/17/2007 4:43:58 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Dysart

Does anyone know which borders are involved in this maniac’s crossings? Was it by air?


31 posted on 10/17/2007 5:35:01 PM PDT by FryingPan101 (Who will lead?)
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To: FryingPan101

Both, actually.


32 posted on 10/17/2007 5:36:14 PM PDT by Dysart (Temporarily Unavailable)
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To: Dysart

Just spreading the diseases that Americans won’t spread.


33 posted on 10/17/2007 5:36:49 PM PDT by ought-six ("Give me liberty, or give me death!")
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To: Dysart

Mr. C needs to step down. THIS is beyond the pale.


34 posted on 10/17/2007 5:44:00 PM PDT by NordP (Such tough choices ahead, I'm now a "middle of the road" voter--somewhere between RUSH & Savage ;-))
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To: Dysart
A Mexican national infected with a highly contagious form of tuberculosis crossed the U.S. border 76 times and took multiple domestic flights in the last year

One of these days, those in government responsible for chaotic lawlessness, will be held directly responsible.

35 posted on 10/17/2007 5:48:06 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: Dysart
Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR) is a highly contagious illness and also resistant to the two most commonly used drugs to treat TB.

Begs the question...How many have already entered and are currently entering with this highly contagious disease?

36 posted on 10/17/2007 5:54:24 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: indylindy
No wonder US citizens think so little of our selfish contemptable leadership. A pox on all of them. Tar and feathers too.

Then prosecute all in government that are responsible.

37 posted on 10/17/2007 6:23:18 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: Dysart

He finally alerted them by using an alias? How do we know that it wasn’t just his passport that crossed the border the other 75 times?


38 posted on 10/17/2007 6:30:35 PM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

ping


39 posted on 10/17/2007 9:58:14 PM PDT by gubamyster
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To: TigersEye; indylindy; Dysart; Red Badger; pandoraou812

I have flown in and out of the McAllen airport so many times. Years ago I started putting Triple Antibiotic ointment in my nose as a precautionary measure. My main thought was to prevent TB as I knew I was at a greater risk in a small enclosed place with people coughing. It should help prevent any bacterial infection.


40 posted on 10/17/2007 10:24:06 PM PDT by texastoo ((((((USA)))))((((((, USA))))))((((((. USA))))))))
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To: gubamyster

Read post #40. It is a good idea for anyone.


41 posted on 10/17/2007 10:25:59 PM PDT by texastoo ((((((USA)))))((((((, USA))))))((((((. USA))))))))
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To: texastoo
Years ago I started putting Triple Antibiotic ointment in my nose as a precautionary measure.

Have you checked with your doctor to see if this is safe? I know it is not safe to put Vicks in your nose. I use MesoSilver in a spray bottle when I have a cold. It kills many germs. It helped clear my daughter of MRSA when she took it orally & poured it on her infections. I know many people do not believe in the use of liq silver but I've seen 1st hand that it worked. I also take it & have never turned gray.

42 posted on 10/17/2007 10:35:13 PM PDT by pandoraou812 ( Its NOT for the good of the children! Its BS along with bending over for Muslim's demands)
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To: Dysart

bump


43 posted on 10/17/2007 10:42:17 PM PDT by VOA
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To: texastoo

Not a bad idea.


44 posted on 10/17/2007 10:48:53 PM PDT by TigersEye (Hillary can tap Hsus but she can't tuna fish.)
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To: Dysart

A country this stupid...


45 posted on 10/18/2007 5:16:19 AM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Travis McGee

Read the article and comments.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1912863/posts


46 posted on 10/18/2007 8:09:56 AM PDT by B4Ranch (( "Freedom is not free, but don't worry the U.S. Marine Corps will pay most of your share." ))
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To: Dysart
Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR) is a highly contagious illness and also resistant to the two most commonly used drugs to treat TB. It is the same dangerous strain of tuberculosis that concerned health officials when Andrew Speaker, a 31-year-old Atlanta lawyer, slipped into the U.S. from Europe via a flight to Canada.

Speaker's story was all over the news. Where's the outrage over this guy? What this Mexican did is far worse.

47 posted on 10/18/2007 9:02:26 PM PDT by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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To: FryingPan101
Does anyone know which borders are involved in this maniac’s crossings? Was it by air?

He crossed mostly by land through El Paso!

48 posted on 10/19/2007 12:35:16 PM PDT by Marine Inspector
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To: Marine Inspector

That’s just great.


49 posted on 10/19/2007 2:23:55 PM PDT by FryingPan101 (Who will lead?)
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To: FryingPan101

We just need bigger government and this won’t happen anymore. Honest. This time - just make it bigger this once more and I promise you we’ll all be safer from now on. It’s WW III everywhere but on the border.


50 posted on 10/19/2007 2:28:17 PM PDT by Puddleglum
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