Skip to comments.TB-tainted man crosses border 76 times
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.
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“The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency”
Does not seem to work either.
Just spreading highly contagious diseases that Americans won’t spead.
spead = spread
No wonder US citizens think so little of our selfish contemptable leadership.
A pox on all of them. Tar and feathers too.
Amado Isidro Armendariz Amaya
Man with t.b.?
Man with a.i.d.s,
which one is worse to let in to the country?
Both are bad.
That's being spread too.
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...
LOL. I am quite sure you are right. It needs to spread on Capitol Hill.
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.)
I just blasted a nastygram to my congressman along those same exact lines.
talk about a frequent traveler!
"Seventy-six Border Crossers Led The Big Parade..."
Hopefully from an illegal alien........
LOL! Yeah I hope their lawn illegal infects them with a pox.
However, it’s none of our business how many HIV infected people come into the country.
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