Skip to comments.Immigration Crisis: Tuberculosis Spreading at Camps
Posted on 07/07/2014 9:27:49 AM PDT by kristinn
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seems to think the children coming across the southern border are remarkably healthy. It's a sentiment shared by BCFS -- the Texas-based agency formerly known as Baptist Child & Family Services contracted to run camps at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio and Fort Sill in Oklahoma.
More than 7,000 children have been processed through the two camps, according to a BCFS official. They allege that only 119 children have been treated for lice, 22 for scabies, and one for the H1N1 Flu. BCFS says the most common illnesses seen at Lackland are fever, headache, upper respiratory cold and ingrown toenails.
However, at least a half dozen anonymous sources, including nurses and health care providers who worked at Lackland, allege that the government is covering up what they believe to be a very serious health threat.
Several of my sources tell me that tuberculosis has become a dangerous issue at both the border and the camps.
"The amount of tuberculosis is astonishing," one health care provider told me. "The nurses are telling us the kids are really sick. The tuberculosis is definitely there."
Texas Department of State Health Services Commissioner David Lakey, M.D. says state health officials have seen only three cases of tuberculosis, the Associated Press reports. One of my sources with close ties to the Texas HHS tells me all three cases were reported in Austin.
However, nurses at Lackland in San Antonio, said they know of at least four teenagers in their camp who have tuberculosis.
My source said there are children showing classic tuberculosis symptoms -- spitting up blood, a constant cough and chest pain.
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I’d be willing to bet that there are more exotic unpublicized diseases present than lice, scabies and drug-resistant tuberculosis. There are some particularly nasty ailments out there. Flesh eating disease comes to mind.
Send em to Murrieta !!!
Spread the “love” around !!!
A few weeks ago the emergency team from CDC got involved so it must be dire...
Gee, who would have thought that Obama’s minions would lie about the public health risk imposed by tens of thousands of illegal aliens who are allowed in.
Bio warfare on the cheap. Target - us citizens.
Streptococcus pyogenes is found in the environment and has nothing to do with immigration or particular countries.
I’ve seen your posts before.
Obama is intent upon blanketing our Nation with all sorts of diseases to celebrate his beloved Obamacare.
This is why Obama doesn’t want to visit the border.
He’s afraid he will get TB.
The Governors should arrest the bus drivers and pilots moving these kids around for human trafficking and endangering the public health.
Soon to be at your local elementary school.
Go take a look at
and then search the page for “extremely contagious through direct contact.”
Well.... did anyone really think that the adults in these South American countries would send their HEALTHY children to be escorted by gang members to the US ?
“The Governors should arrest the bus drivers and pilots moving these kids around for human trafficking and endangering the public health.”
Good idea! Too bad it will never happen.
There are FIVE species of bacteria which release the toxins which attack connective tissue - a condition known as necrotizing fasciitis. ALL five can be spread through contact with infected fecal matter or blood, so they do not just spread from the environment but also due to unsanitary conditions in the home or community.
The disease is rare but not unheard of, especially in some of the countries where these illegals are coming from.
This is intentional to bleed America dry. Which is exactly why the uni-party has done every sneaky trick they can to prevent fortification of the southern border.
oh, THEY are EXEMPT again, and to be protected.
Church Lady: Well, isn't that special?
Looks like we are taking in the Frito Bandito wannabes. Seriously, the dumb electorate in this country has elected criminals to office.
I am a doctor and the bacteria causing necrotizing fasciitis are all around. They have nothing to do with immigration. The infection is usually started because of a defect in the immune system of the host. Usually diabetes or folks with transplants on multiple immune suppressing drugs.
Im not afraid of the common bacteria they are bringing in. What scared me is the resistant TB, tropical illnesses such as dengue that we do not commonly see here and may be difficult to diagnose, and really fun things like ebola. There is plenty of reason to be alarmed, but routine bacteria is not one of them
Obama should make visits to them all.
I think they are part of an MS13 gang. Not good people to have here in America.
I’ve considered this. It is the truth as I know it based on experience but I am not an expert in infectious diseases.
You can check me here on TB: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuberculosis
TB is often not curable, only treatable. NO matter the strain it is a devastating disease that seems to never completely go away and thus the reason our society considered it such a scourge and wanted rid of it any way possible.
Also, you can be infected and not present symptoms at all or until later. Even if not sick you can be a cursed carrier for the rest of your life and may have a ticking time bomb living within you.
We have people that have been exposed on airplanes returning from Africa. NHS amazed me how fast they tracked them down and tested them. They must be tested for active TB on some frequency for the rest of their lives.
It is a serious disease and worse for a population that has not been exposed.
FRiends... I believe this a huge national disaster in the making. Protect your children. Know who they are with in school with and whom they are exposed to. We are living with a delayed reaction since school is not in session. Wait for it and watch carefully. This is not something to mess around with.
Under normal conditions NHS would track these disease carriers down and isolate them and monitor them for a long time. These children will probably cease to exist when they are released. They are illegal and without papers, a past or a future. They will vanish and our privacy laws will keep them hidden.
I think our food supply may also be in danger. Chickens in particular. Most workers in the poultry industry, from the growing houses to the processing, are from Central America. They have jobs and will take these kids in and the diseases they have can spread to the food supply. Sure, you can cook the chicken well but you can’t prevent the spread of disease to the production houses. If one growing house is infected the infection can spread to an entire production region pretty quickly. Growers are terrified of an outbreak since it can wipe out an entire area of poultry production and do it for a long time. Growers try and do prevent the spread of disease in the birds. Workers are to take showers between growing houses but many don’t. FDA has more green card vets than real Americans and they have their knives out to shut down the US poultry industry.
Chickens are particularly susceptible to respiratory infection because they have plural sacks instead of real lungs and because of that they do not fully exhale so microbes are retained longer and once infection begins it is usually fatal. Thankfully, many human diseases do not cross to other species but some do.
Obastard is making all of us play with fire and we are all going to get burned... badly I fear.
Time for some Constitutional rebellion within the ranks of the Fed... this is insanity.
I wonder if all these “special” things are the reason obastard is not going for a visit to hug and kiss them?
Maybe we can encourage at least some politicians to visit them and get close.
TB scares the dickens out of me.
I suggest mass initial delousing. There must be some Agent Orange in storage from the Vietnam war days.
It will spread far beyond the camps.
Disease and pestilence, thy name is Obama
I read an article that said TB in children is most difficult to screen for. In other words -it doesn't always show up at first in the screening. Moving these kids around to other areas of the country is just totally insane. TB needs to be contained and treated, not spread around throughout the population.
The kids are being shipped to other cities "to be procesed"-so have they even been screened at all, before moving them?
Why don't the states experiencing an overflow of illegals declare a state of emergency, call in the Guard, and put up tent facilities exc.. to take care of them where they are, then send them back to their home countries ASAP?
Another completely outrageous thing I read about, if it's true, is that these kids are being turned over to total strangers, with no proof that they are a relatve of the child? That's crazy!
None of this makes any sense. Something is wrong with the whole thing.
Yes. Very wrong.
TB aint a joke either. You don’t want it.
A FISH ROTS FROM THE HEAD DOWN
= = = = = = = = = = = =
Never, in the history of this great country has the saying
A FISH ROTS FROM THE HEAD DOWN
been so meaningful or truthful.
so have they even been screened at all, before moving them?
NO that’s one of the mayor problems...
the government officials don’t know who or what the illegal aliens are or might be or what diseases they have until they get to the processing place..
Not sure you can call rank on me.
If you want an MD's opinion look at #22.
BTW, I was diagnosed with necrotizing fasciitis some years ago.
Unsanitary conditions had nothing to do with the infection; neither did illegal immigrants (there were very few if any in this area at that time). Etiology was unknown.
Let me know when someone catches necrotizing fasciitis from one of these border kids.
So you’re definitely saying the link I gave you is BS.
Strep pyogenes is ubiquitous If I cultured your mouth or mine right now chances are better than not that I could isolate it from your specimen.