Leprosy is caused by a bacteria and is completely treatable. Enough with the hysteria.
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.
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.