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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LINK TO THE ORIGINAL FREEPER POST
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.
I’m going on a backpacking trip the end of the month. We had decided on northwestern Arkansas since Louisiana (where we really wanted to go) was too far and has alligators.
Years from now you’re sitting in the Old Folks home and somebody asks, “How did you lose your leg?” Do you want to answer, “alligaor” or “leprosy”? — Me too. We’re going to Louisiana.
The list continues to grow:
hepatitis A, B, and C
Necrotizing Pneumonia (MRSA
Morgellons Fibre Disease
sickle cell anemia
Some former threads of related interest. Notice especially the dates of these.
(December 2007) Marshallese in Arkansas unhealthy, ineligible for health care programs
Posted by navysealdad
On News/Activism 02/07/2008 10:36:10 PM CST Â· 68 replies
The Morning News NWA Online ^ | December 10, 2007 | By John Lyon
LITTLE ROCK -- The people of the Republic of the Marshall Islands are among the unhealthiest people in the world. An estimated 6,000-8,000 Marshallese immigrants live in Springdale, AR. and the surrounding areas, of whom 867 are children enrolled in the Springdale School District, Pritchard told the House and Senate Interim Committees on Public Health, Welfare and Labor.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 nine cases of leprosy, all Marshallese....
Hayworth: Americans should know TB, leprosy, polio, have been linked to illegal immigrants
Posted by hsmomx3
On News/Activism 07/11/2005 1:40:24 PM CDT Â· 58 replies Â· 1,576+ views
KTLA ^ | KTLA
"Americans should be told that diseases long eradicated in this country Â tuberculosis, leprosy, polio, for example Â and other extremely contagious diseases have been linked directly to" illegal immigrants, Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R-Ariz.) told the Business Journal of Phoenix last month.
Are illegals making U.S. a leper colony? (Leprosy in America)
Posted by wagglebee
On News/Activism 05/22/2005 4:19:16 PM CDT Â· 68 replies Â· 2,284+ views
WorldNetDaily ^ | 5/22/05 | WorldNetDaily
Leprosy, the contagious skin disease evoking thoughts of biblical and Medieval times, is now making its mark in the United States, and many believe the influx of illegal aliens is a main factor. "Americans should be told that diseases long eradicated in this country Â tuberculosis, leprosy, polio, for example Â and other extremely contagious diseases have been linked directly to illegals," Rep. J.D. Hayworth, R-Ariz., told the Business Journal of Phoenix. "For example, in 40 years, only 900 persons were afflicted by leprosy in the U.S.; in the past three years, more than 7,000 cases have been presented." "This...
“Learned in grade school that leprosy (known as Hansens 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.”
Leprosy can be cured.
“Today, there is effective treatment and the disease can be cured. There is no longer any justification for isolating persons with leprosy.”
They could easily be; they have a special status which allows them to immigrate without a green card, work and stay here almost permanently (violation of criminal laws prohibits entry and can cause future deportation)...
This is from the Chamber of Commerce in Springdale, Arkansas.
A Special Message from Perry Webb
Health Organizations Refute Story
A personal message from Perry Webb
Dear Chamber Members
You may be aware of a media report that is suggesting there has been an outbreak of leprosy in Springdale. This is not true.
The Chamber has been in touch this morning with Governor Mike Beebe, Congressman John Boozman, the Center for Disease Control and the Washington County Health Department. Each of these entities are fully engaged and are reporting to us that there is no “outbreak” of leprosy in Springdale or Northwest Arkansas.
In fact, the Washington County Health Department explains nothing has changed in the number of known cases of communicable diseases in Northwest Arkansas in the past year.
Please help us in our effort to diffuse this non-factual story with the accurate details of the Chamber’s research from this morning.
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