Exactly. Thank you Senator McCain.
Don’t forget to add in increases in polio, TB, and whooping cough too.
Sorry, but it’s legal immigration:
BGHater posted this on the other thread:
In 1986, a compact was created between the United States and the Republic of the Marshall Islands. The compact granted the Marshall Islands the site of numerous nuclear tests between 1947 and 1962 its sovereignty and allowed the U.S. to continue maintaining a missile test site at the Kwajalein Atoll.
The compact also allows citizens of the Marshall Islands to live and work in the United States without being subject to U.S. immigration laws, but they are ineligible for Medicare, non-emergency Medicaid, Social Security, food stamps, the State Childrens Health Insurance Program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and most other forms of federally-funded public assistance.
Diseases such as tuberculosis and leprosy are alarmingly common among Marshallese immigrants, yet many are unable to afford treatment, according to Pritchard.
Very often they do not come in for some help until the disease has (caused) very serious physical symptoms and is very far advanced, he said. So you can imagine the time bomb that were sitting on here with ... 6,000-8,000 folks freely traveling in and out of this country and in and out of the state, that when we have an outbreak of serious disease, it is going to be a state health problem.
Deputy State Health Officer Dr. Joe Bates testified that between 2000 and 2005, Northwest Arkansas had nine cases of congenital syphilis, six of which involved Marshallese; 38 people with infectious syphilis, 21 of whom were Marshallese; and eight cases of leprosy, all Marshallese.
Bates said the rate of leprosy in the Marshall Islands is the highest in the world, yet no survey has been done to determine the extent of the disease in among Marshallese immigrants in Arkansas.
Check this out Ping
Someone go tell Bill to wash his damn hands.
this might be something for huckabee to tend to. surely curing lepers would get some attention . . .
Bingham says without cooperation, leprosy, which has no vaccine, and is transmitted through the air, will spread, and could easily become an epidemic. "People absolutely should be concerned. What I'm afraid of, is when people start thinking about it enough, it will already be out of control."
So now, Bingham, and others like Mayoral candidate Nancy Jenkins, say government help is the next step. Jenkins says she's angered the federal government has been so lax with border patrol. She says, "We've just opened the borders and said, 'Come on in! Bring your diseases! Bring 'em!' Why are we doing that? Those who have it need to be quarantined and treated, or sent back to their country."
Jeez Louisez! And where did this come from? Hey Jorge, hope they camp on the White House lawn!!!
Call Father Damian!
Multiculturalism and diversity are our strengths.
This is “breaking news,” but the sugar plant explosion, and the tornado outbreak, aren’t???
Q: What did the leper say to the hooker?
A: Keep the tip.
Just in time for the man from Hope to show us all that he is the Savior and one true heir to the great one, Ronald Reagen. </s>
Anyways, best of luck to the victims, really freaky to have that stuff still here in the US.
There has been a fair sized community of Marshall Islanders in Springdale for a long time. They have been a health problem all this time. When they are diagnosed with something like this or even worse they usually refuse to take any medication unless paid for each dose and the health department has to watch them take the dose or they otherwise won’t do it. Very few of them will work as they have learned the welfare game very well. They are citizens because the Marshall Islands are under a U.S. mandate.
Springdale is the location of the headquarters of Tyson Foods Inc., the largest meat producing company in the world, and has been dubbed the "Chicken Capital of the World" by several publications. Residents of the surrounding areas refer to the city as "Chickendale" - a name that was once shunned by Springdale residents.
Effects of illegal immigration, Ping.
If you click the link to this story as originally posted, it has been removed by KFSM, which has replaced it by another story, as I found by searching their site.
I posted that new information but the moderators removed it as not linked.
Anyway, the current link at the top of this post—which was on Drudge earlier—is now busted.
Those interested in following it up can find two other stories linked here at KFSM:
The first story was evidently withdrawn at the urging of Arkansas state medical authorities.