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OUTBREAK: Leprosy in Arkansas Brought Here by Whom?
Family Security Matters ^ | 2/18,2008 | Renee Taylor

Posted on 02/18/2008 7:37:11 AM PST by captjanaway

In an emergency room in Arkansas, the patient exhibits dark red boils, her skin numb. Another case of leprosy in America. Not far away, a tuberculosis-infected illegal immigrant coughs while on break at the local chicken processing plant – spreading his infectious germs across the break room table. His children, also carrying the disease, which had been all but eradicated from the United States years ago, join hundreds of children at the local public school. Crossing the Mexican border, in a pickup truck filled with “migrant workers” coming to “do the jobs Americans don’t do” in our fields and food processing plants, is the Islamic terrorist who purposefully infected himself with smallpox in order to spread the deadly disease to unsuspecting Americans nationwide.

Fact or fiction? Well over 12 million illegal aliens have invaded our country from our southern border, circumventing the strict health requirements that are enforced for those entering legally – requirements that include ensuring the entrants are free from infectious diseases. Our own government continues its push to give them legitimacy, in some cases welcoming them with open arms under the guise of “they are doing the work Americans just don’t do.” However, we don’t know who they are – or what horrific contagions they may have brought with them.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; US: Arkansas
KEYWORDS: amnesty; bioterrorism; illegalimmigration; illegals; immigrantlist; immigration; leaches; leprosy; mexico; publicpolicy; suckingusdry
Another one of many reasons to close the border and strictly enforce immigration laws......
1 posted on 02/18/2008 7:37:12 AM PST by captjanaway
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To: captjanaway

Someone from India? the Middle East?


2 posted on 02/18/2008 7:38:23 AM PST by madison10
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To: madison10

Armadillos.


3 posted on 02/18/2008 7:40:03 AM PST by SeanOGuano
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To: captjanaway
I recall some early stories of this and the doctors were suspecting this leprosy outbreak started after some people in this town returned from a mission trip in the South Pacific or something like that.
4 posted on 02/18/2008 7:40:48 AM PST by mnehring (Make your plans to fit the circumstances. - General George S. Patton, Jr)
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To: captjanaway
Another one of many reasons to close the border and strictly enforce immigration laws......

Well then thank goodness for John McCain, huh?

5 posted on 02/18/2008 7:41:47 AM PST by NurdlyPeon (New tag line in progress.)
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To: captjanaway

6 posted on 02/18/2008 7:42:50 AM PST by Vasilli22
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To: captjanaway

Don’t forget the little tape worms they’re bringing.

An interesting thing about tapeworms - when they lay eggs, those eggs get into the blood stream and some travel to your brain. Once there they grow like a brain tumor.

The surgery is very expensive but if you are an illegal, IT’S FREE!


7 posted on 02/18/2008 7:43:05 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: captjanaway

Probably brought here by some white guy from Iowa. /s


8 posted on 02/18/2008 7:43:16 AM PST by Obadiah
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To: captjanaway

... and do you still get stopped at the California ‘border’ and made to throw away your oranges?


9 posted on 02/18/2008 7:44:35 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: captjanaway
Need to change the title to reflect the role of illegals bringing this dread into the US.
10 posted on 02/18/2008 7:45:04 AM PST by OKIEDOC (Kalifornia, a red state wannabe. I don't take Ex Lax I just read the New York Times.)
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To: SeanOGuano
You know, I completely forgot that one of the causes of leprosy is people eating undercooked Armadillos.. ..hmmm, eating Armadillo, Arkansas.. no connection there..

11 posted on 02/18/2008 7:45:42 AM PST by mnehring (Make your plans to fit the circumstances. - General George S. Patton, Jr)
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To: ladyjane

I have read that part of the reason we have these outbreaks is because our invaders from the south do not practice the same health and hygeine habits we do.
Little worms - how simply GROSS....


12 posted on 02/18/2008 7:47:10 AM PST by captjanaway
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To: captjanaway

Our hero nominee Juan McCain sure doesn’t give a rat’s ass if the US citizen’s get leprosy or TB.

This will be the new plague on the US. Selfish, power hungry people are in charge.

All of us are going to pay as we watch our children and grandchildren die from diseases we had pretty much eradicated.

To think that there are people posting here on this forum who want to try to shame me into voting for a man without a conscience. You can’t have a conscience if you can pretend there is something high minded and noble about turning your back on the health and safety of your own citizens.


13 posted on 02/18/2008 7:49:54 AM PST by dforest (Nothing left to say.)
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To: madison10

I am for closed borders as much as anyone, but this is a non story designed to scare people.

The Marshall Islanders are good Christian people who’s homeland was used by us to test many dozens of nuclear weapons. Leprosy isn’t a threat to the general population and the Marshall Islanders aren’t illegal.


14 posted on 02/18/2008 7:50:43 AM PST by Soliton
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To: captjanaway
Communicable diseases don't stop at the Rio Grande.

Muchos gracias, El Presidente Jorge Bush.

15 posted on 02/18/2008 7:52:36 AM PST by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: SeanOGuano

Spoilsport. Boring facts versus prejudice.

I wonder if armadillo tastes like fried squirrel.


16 posted on 02/18/2008 7:52:48 AM PST by From many - one.
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To: captjanaway
I know first hand that the illegal children attending our school do not get immunizations. Here in San Diego we are seeing an outbreak of measles for this reason.

All the diseases that my children were inoculated against, and had been eradicated, are now back. Illegal immigration is directly responsible.

17 posted on 02/18/2008 7:53:56 AM PST by CAluvdubya (A good man has come home to San Diego! Thank you Congressman Hunter)
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To: madison10

When I lived in Yemen I knew of a leper colony founded by the Sisters of Charity of Mother Teresa. It was called the City of Light situated near the town of Taiz.

Just like in biblical times, lepers are shunned by society and have to take care of themselves until they die. These nuns taught them to till the ground and became more or less self-sufficient.

I understand that leprosy is not the dreaded desease it once was - it is not curable but it can be made non-communicable. Yet, the problem in Arkansas is a serous one.

Ah, how wonderful multi-culturalism can be. Thank the feds with their nationally destructive immigration policy.


18 posted on 02/18/2008 7:55:45 AM PST by 353FMG (Vote for the Person who will do the least damage to our country.)
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To: 353FMG

Leprosy is caused by bacteria. It is cured with antibiotics. The nerve and tissue damage cannot be reversed, but the disease is relatively easy to cure.


19 posted on 02/18/2008 7:57:57 AM PST by Soliton
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To: CAluvdubya

My husband recently came down with chicken pox. Everyone in the family has had the disease. Most kids now are immunized from chicken pox. He evidently caught it from someone in a public place. As an adult the disease can be terrible, but he went to the doctor immediately and was given Valtrex which is used for the STD herpes. This drug shortens the duration and the severity of the disease.


20 posted on 02/18/2008 8:00:05 AM PST by lone star annie
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To: Soliton

I for one welcome the resurgence of once eradicated diseases brought here by our new Hispanic Overlords.


21 posted on 02/18/2008 8:00:26 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: From many - one.
I wonder if armadillo tastes like fried squirrel.

Armadillo has a slightly fishy taste like rattle snake. Just to provide more anti-South, anti-Arkansas ammunition, until a prion disease similar to mad cow disease was traced to it's source, squirrel head stew was a favorite dish in Arkansas. By the way, I would chose squirrel over deer any day.

22 posted on 02/18/2008 8:02:17 AM PST by Soliton
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To: captjanaway
Brought to you by Tyson chicken and the chamber of commerce.
23 posted on 02/18/2008 8:02:19 AM PST by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: massgopguy
I for one welcome the resurgence of once eradicated diseases brought here by our new Hispanic Overlords

The Marshall Islands aren't "hispanic".

24 posted on 02/18/2008 8:03:35 AM PST by Soliton
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To: captjanaway

There was another story on this here a week or two ago. I tried to post an update, but the mods removed it, apparently thinking that it was a duplicate post.

Anyway, these leprosy cases are among a group of American Samoans who are in Arkansas to work in a Tyson chicken plant. The original story was that a group of doctors were questioning why lepers had been admitted to Arkansas and apparently were running around loose.

The Arkansas Health Dept then proceeded to lean on the local TV station that posted the story. They removed it and posted another story, saying that according the the state health department, leprosy isn’t dangerous and can’t be transmitted to other people, so chill out and forget it.

American Samoa has some sort of deal with the US that allows its people in whenever they like, I gather. Tyson is using that exception to bring in cheap labor.

So, nothing to do with Mexico. What’s broken is Tyson, who started out as a drug-smuggling mobster, and the Arkansas Health Department, which is probably still run by the kind of guys who approved of bill clinton’s prison blood scheme, which transmitted AIDS to a number of innocent people around the world, notably in Canada. Clinton made money, and Canadian Leukemia patients got AIDS. Since he was clinton, the story was buried by the MSM and the Canadian Liberal government.


25 posted on 02/18/2008 8:05:23 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: captjanaway

Carrying the diseases Americans won’t carry....


26 posted on 02/18/2008 8:05:43 AM PST by NRA1995 (Bill Clinton: HILLARY!'s other big ass)
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To: Cicero

And, by the way, not much changed between when clinton was running Arkansas and Huckabee was running Arkansas. Same Tyson, same cheap alien labor, and same corrupted Health Department.


27 posted on 02/18/2008 8:07:28 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

“Anyway, these leprosy cases are among a group of American Samoans who are in Arkansas to work in a Tyson chicken plant.”

That is very heartening to know considering that raw Tyson chicken meat is shipped all over the US and displayed near other meats in the supermarket. Here is a chance for many lawyers to get rich.


28 posted on 02/18/2008 8:20:31 AM PST by 353FMG (Vote for the Person who will do the least damage to our country.)
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To: captjanaway

AIDS, chagas disease, leprosy ... as if our health care system is supposed to handle this AND all the senior citizens about to retire.
You can’t do both.


29 posted on 02/18/2008 8:23:16 AM PST by tbw2 (Science fiction with real science - "Humanity's Edge" - on amazon.com)
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To: captjanaway

Close the damn borders once and for all.


30 posted on 02/18/2008 8:37:28 AM PST by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: Cicero
“... these leprosy cases are among a group of American Samoans ...”

The article says that the Arkansas health department has identified a group of Marshall Islanders working in Springdale as the primary source of the leprosy. Are American Samoans also implicated in the leprosy?

31 posted on 02/18/2008 8:40:31 AM PST by riverdawg
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To: riverdawg

Not sure. I can’t find the earlier article, but I thought it said American Samoa.

It also mentioned the figure of about 3000 workers at the chicken plant. And some TB as well as leprosy.


32 posted on 02/18/2008 8:44:27 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: CAluvdubya

From yesterdays measles outbreak thread:
“The first suspicion might be the outbreak is among immigrants and poorer people. It is not. The outbreak is taking place among the well to do. A child on a flight from Switzerland, another child on a flight to Hawaii, other children shopping at Trader Joe’s, and Whole Foods.”


33 posted on 02/18/2008 8:47:24 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: 353FMG

To me, buying Tyson chicken is as smart as buying chicken processed in China.


34 posted on 02/18/2008 9:05:37 AM PST by Cold Heart
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To: captjanaway

another gift from arkansas.


35 posted on 02/18/2008 9:05:39 AM PST by the invisib1e hand
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To: captjanaway

Also another reason to have food plant supervision at the higher government levels run by medical public health professionals familiar with food processing and animals(veterinarians). The Clinton administration put lawyers in charge of much of the public health with a few physicians that specialized in public health and is why many of the requirements for food processing employees were dropped. The Food Inspection service is still reeling from the Clinton Administration actions. No longer do food plant and restaurant workers have the requirement to be screened for TB, infectious diseases and have health exams yearly prior to working in these plants.


36 posted on 02/18/2008 10:13:15 AM PST by vetvetdoug (Just when one thinks life is strange, it gets stranger.)
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To: captjanaway

“OUTBREAK: Leprosy in Arkansas – Brought Here by Whom?”

Not to worry.
At least the illegals/leprosy cases shouldn’t be clogging up our
emergency rooms as much.

Seeing how they are now stealing Americans’ medical records in order
to get credentials to visit doctors without prior consultation.
(in other words, stealing Americans’ idenitities in order to get
Platinum-Class medical coverage).

This reported in USA Today, Friday 15, 2008 in the “Technology”
section on page 4B.


37 posted on 02/18/2008 10:22:20 AM PST by VOA
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To: captjanaway

I’m surprised it’s not a syphilis outbreak.


38 posted on 02/18/2008 10:25:50 AM PST by LIConFem (Thompson. Lifetime ACU Rating: 86 -- Hunter Lifetime ACU Rating: 92 (any combo will do, fellas))
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To: 353FMG

“Yet, the problem in Arkansas is a serous one.”

Not all that series.
This problem might be an ecomonic-revitalization-shot-in-the-arm for
one Democrat’s stompin’ grounds! Time to reopen the facilities.
(and yes, I’m being facetious)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carville,_Louisiana


39 posted on 02/18/2008 10:39:10 AM PST by VOA
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To: riverdawg

I still can’t find the story here on FR, but I did manage to find a blog that gives the original story and the curious way that Arkansas authorities managed to suppress it.

http://wwwwakeupamericans-spree.blogspot.com/2008/02/why-did-arkansas-leprosy-story-simply.html

It does say Marshallese, so I may have been mistaken about any connection to American Samoa.


40 posted on 02/18/2008 11:18:44 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: LIConFem

Don’t be so impatient.


41 posted on 02/18/2008 2:03:57 PM PST by 353FMG (Vote for the Person who will do the least damage to our country.)
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To: massgopguy

“I for one welcome the resurgence of once eradicated diseases brought here by our new Hispanic Overlords.”

Shouldn’t you be posting that at Fark? ;)


42 posted on 02/18/2008 2:53:27 PM PST by Old Student (We have a name for the people who think indiscriminate killing is fine. They're called "The Bad Guys)
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To: Cicero

Hepatitis too... plenty of Canucks got infected via bad blood from Arkansas prison donors... Sold by slick willie and co. to the Libs


43 posted on 02/18/2008 6:05:46 PM PST by MD_Willington_1976
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To: MD_Willington_1976

We spent years here in FR trying to get that story out to the public, but the press and the Canadian government just caved to the clintons, as always.


44 posted on 02/18/2008 6:08:31 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero
Yes, there are about 6,000 immigrants from the Marshall Islands in Spring dale.

"Springdale has become an escape valve for the Marshallese. The small industrial city is host to the largest population of Marshall Islanders outside of the home islands."

"Many islanders call Springdale the “land of opportunity,” probably unaware that Arkansas license plates once carried that slogan."

Marshallese immigrants benefit from extraordinarily close ties to the United States that were codified when the countries signed the Compact of Free Association in 1986, when the islands gained their independence. Marshallese are allowed to live and work in the United States indefinitely without visas. As a result, few of those who immigrate seek U.S. citizenship."

But it's amazing they all come to Arkansas.

45 posted on 02/18/2008 7:10:15 PM PST by spectre (spectre's wife)
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To: lone star annie
Uh-huh. Well. I think you should start taking Valtrex as well. Just to shorten the severity and duration of the outbreaks "chicken pox", just in case you, too, have "caught it from someone in a public place".
Btw, according to a medical resource whom I trust, if you/he/both continue to take Valtrex every day as a prophylactic (and it's working), the chances of again passing it on to "someone in a public place" are nearly (but not quite) nil.
46 posted on 02/18/2008 8:16:01 PM PST by Ignatz (Hi-jacking threads without reading the article since 9/2000!)
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To: Cicero

Hmmm, it was on the news all the time back home in BC Canada


47 posted on 02/19/2008 10:47:21 AM PST by MD_Willington_1976
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