Skip to comments.OUTBREAK: Leprosy in Arkansas – Brought Here by Whom?
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 dont 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 dont do. However, we dont know who they are or what horrific contagions they may have brought with them.
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Someone from India? the Middle East?
Well then thank goodness for John McCain, huh?
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!
Probably brought here by some white guy from Iowa. /s
... and do you still get stopped at the California ‘border’ and made to throw away your oranges?
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....
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.
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.
Muchos gracias, El Presidente Jorge Bush.
Spoilsport. Boring facts versus prejudice.
I wonder if armadillo tastes like fried squirrel.
All the diseases that my children were inoculated against, and had been eradicated, are now back. Illegal immigration is directly responsible.
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.
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.
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.
I for one welcome the resurgence of once eradicated diseases brought here by our new Hispanic Overlords.
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.
The Marshall Islands aren't "hispanic".
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.
Carrying the diseases Americans won’t carry....
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.
“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.
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.
Close the damn borders once and for all.
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?
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.
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.”
To me, buying Tyson chicken is as smart as buying chicken processed in China.
another gift from arkansas.
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.
“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.
I’m surprised it’s not a syphilis outbreak.
“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)
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.
It does say Marshallese, so I may have been mistaken about any connection to American Samoa.
Don’t be so impatient.
“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? ;)
Hepatitis too... plenty of Canucks got infected via bad blood from Arkansas prison donors... Sold by slick willie and co. to the Libs
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.
"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.
Hmmm, it was on the news all the time back home in BC Canada
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