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From the article:Bingham says she is all for Marshallese people entering the United States, after proper medical tests. But whether they're immigrants or not, she says people must stick to treatment, when infected. And she says, when she treats those from the Marshall Islands, this doesn't happen. "We're not getting the compliance that is absolutely essential to take care of this process."
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."
posted on 02/08/2008 9:02:15 AM PST
by Smokin' Joe
(How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
To: Smokin' Joe
Sooooooooo, do these lepers work in the meat packing industry? Or is that strictly an illegal alien province in Arkansas?
posted on 02/08/2008 9:11:01 AM PST
by null and void
(President Hillary!™ Clinton? Time to invest in body bags. Again...)
To: Smokin' Joe
posted on 02/08/2008 10:21:34 AM PST
(I have to hope for a brokered GOP Convention. It can't get any worse.)
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