Skip to comments.AR Dept of Health debunks leprosy fears (Arkansas Leprosy Coverup)
Posted on 02/09/2008 7:24:27 AM PST by Scythian
SPRINGDALE - The Arkansas Department of Health in Little Rock says some Northwest Arkansas doctors have wrong information that's leading them to fears of leprosy cases
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Not to get off topic, but the CDC is doing the same thing with Morgellons, I know 1st hand how contagious it is. However, in the leprosy case my guess is the Akansas Health Department is simply full of a bunch of liberal pro-immigration folks who'd rather see us get sick than some poor immigrant have his feelings hurt.
What do we expect from a state that produced the Clinton/Huckabee style of politics?
Leprosy is caused by a bacteria and is completely treatable. Enough with the hysteria.
Last I heard, leprosy was not highly contagious.
“over 100 people have leprosy “
Not quie right. There are over a 100 cases of TB. 8 for leprosy. I read the original article and even sent the link to a couple of friends.
If Mike Huckabee could do this to Arkansas, just think what he could do to the country.
LOL, Ok it’s a joke relax.
>> LINK TO THE ORIGINAL FREEPER POST
“Thanks for the tip.”
So are these people employed at the big chicken processing plant down there?
“Leprosy is caused by a bacteria and is completely treatable.”
But many other less treatable diseases which were once under control in the USA are resurfacing, and the vector is the same.
There was a GOOD reason for requiring immigrants to go through a health screen before they were allowed into the country.
By the way, have you ever tried to bring a plant or an animal into this country? It’s a BIG deal.
Many times the animal will be quarantined, and the plants carefully inspected for disease.
I guess plant and animal health is more important than our health, and they are not as easily offended.
From doing a quick internet review of leprosy, it appears indeed that the original story was comprised of panicky uneducated idiot doctors, and the supposed “coverup” article is the one with accurate information.
Here is the cached article in its entirety:
Last last line mentions the “over 100” with TB.
Darn, Google is fast!
AAAAHHH......Akansas, the land of tainted blood.
Its obviously an issue but leprosy is not ebola. Illegals should be run out of this country and force to enter legally and work legally.
Health screenings are vitally important and those entering from Mexico are the only ones given a free pass.
“So are these people employed at the big chicken processing plant down there?”
Anyone who handles food should be screened. Even if you eat your chicken raw there are far greater threats to your health from poultry then leprosy.
What is also missing is that the original article also listed that there are at least 100 KNOWN cases of TB...
And guess where this is all coming from (hint: it ain’t the chickens, but you might check those PROCESSING those chickens).
Learned in grade school that leprosy (known as Hansen’s Disease after the bacterium was isolated in 1911) is mildly contagious where modern public hygiene is in effect, and can be arrested but not cured.
Anyway, I agree the downplaying of the epidemic alarm in Arkansas is PC-motivated.
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