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They pulled their original story stating it could turn into an epedemic, over 100 people have leprosy there now which is EXTREMELY HIGH.

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.

1 posted on 02/09/2008 7:24:31 AM PST by Scythian
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The medical community is warning the public: a leprosy outbreak in Springdale could blossom into an epidemic, if something isn't done soon.

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Move along folks, nothin to see here
2 posted on 02/09/2008 7:26:09 AM PST by Scythian
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What do we expect from a state that produced the Clinton/Huckabee style of politics?


3 posted on 02/09/2008 7:28:17 AM PST by snowrip (Liberal? YOU ARE A SOCIALIST WITH NO RATIONAL ARGUMENT.)
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Leprosy is caused by a bacteria and is completely treatable. Enough with the hysteria.


4 posted on 02/09/2008 7:33:10 AM PST by driftdiver
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5 posted on 02/09/2008 7:37:26 AM PST by mirkwood
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Last I heard, leprosy was not highly contagious.


6 posted on 02/09/2008 7:38:42 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
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“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.


9 posted on 02/09/2008 7:42:11 AM PST by nralife
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>> LINK TO THE ORIGINAL FREEPER POST

“Thanks for the tip.”


11 posted on 02/09/2008 7:43:17 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
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AAAAHHH......Akansas, the land of tainted blood.


16 posted on 02/09/2008 8:03:59 AM PST by mommadooo3 (Old concept in justice. If the law won't take care of it, it's just us.)
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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).


19 posted on 02/09/2008 8:08:41 AM PST by TheBattman (LORD God, please give us a Christian Patriot with a backbone for President in 08, Amen.)
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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.


21 posted on 02/09/2008 8:42:18 AM PST by live+let_live
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I started adding the keyword diseases to these kinds of threads several years ago. And most of these just happen to be associated with the massive influx of illegals. Hmmmmmmm.

The list continues to grow:

TB
leishmaniasis
chagas disease
dengue fever
polio
hepatitis A, B, and C
neurocysticercosis
Necrotizing Pneumonia (MRSA
Morgellons Fibre Disease
syphilis
pertussis
sickle cell anemia
measles



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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 · 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 · 58 replies · 1,576+ views


KTLA ^ | KTLA
"Americans should be told that diseases long eradicated in this country — tuberculosis, leprosy, polio, for example — 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 · 68 replies · 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 – tuberculosis, leprosy, polio, for example – 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...

22 posted on 02/09/2008 10:14:08 AM PST by TomGuy
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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.

Perry Webb
President/CEO

Copyright © 2002-2003-2008 Springdale Chamber of Commerce. All rights reserved. You may reproduce materials
available at this site for your own personal use and for non-commercial distribution.


25 posted on 02/09/2008 4:38:23 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Only infidel blood can quench Muslim thirst-- Abdul-Jalil Nazeer al-Karouri)
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