Skip to comments.Leprosy outbreak causes concerns in Northwest Arkansas (illegal immigrant connection)
Posted on 02/08/2008 12:44:53 PM PST by ddtorquee
The medical community is warning the public: a leprosy outbreak in Springdale could blossom into an epidemic, if something isn't done soon.
Doctors say at least nine cases of leprosy have been confirmed in Springdale. Local doctors say they would be shocked by even one case of leprosy in their entire career, so they say something must be done soon, in order to stop leprosy's spread.
Springdale MD Jennifer Bingham says, "my initial response was: I am shocked. I am shocked we are seeing this. It's a true reason to be very worried."
Medical specialists say the Marshall Islands have the most cases of leprosy, in the world. And the city with the largest number of Marshallese people, outside the Marshall islands, is Springdale. And Bingham says, it makes sense, then, that leprosy is spreading to the city. "It's from the Marshall islands; that's why we're seeing it."
Bingham says she is all for Marshallese people entering the United States, after proper medical tests. But whether they're immigrants or not, she says people must stick to treatment, when infected. And she says, when she treats those from the Marshall Islands, this doesn't happen. "We're not getting the compliance that is absolutely essential to take care of this process."
Bingham says without cooperation, leprosy, which has no vaccine, and is transmitted through the air, will spread, and could easily become an epidemic. "People absolutely should be concerned. What I'm afraid of, is when people start thinking about it enough, it will already be out of control."
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There is NO illegal immigration concern. This was posted already twice. This was about LEGAL immigration.
Sigh, we’re one giant melting pot.
How close to Bentonville,world headquarters of WAL-MART is this?.....
It would be unlikely that legal immigrants would have leprosy.
We’re not getting the compliance that is absolutely essential to take care of this process.”
In a Christian and thus life-valuing culture, this is never an issue.
Bring up charges of negligent homicide (what Ted Kennedy didn’t get for allowing Mary Jo Kopechne to drown) on whoever is lackadaisical about proper treatment of a communicable disease.
But now if you are your get sick, you may lose your home and everything in it.
Has Mclame started paying chicken plucker's fifty dollars an hour just like the lettuce pickers
Apparently one giant FESTERING melting pot....
Feengers?! We don’ need no stinkin’ feengers!
Not very far, and Springdale is the headquarters of Tyson Foods.
Just think of Leprosy plagued workers preparing your chicken.
Melting pot... Leprosy... I get it... That’s funny.
I said CHICKEN FINGERS, NOT chicken with some fingers...
I wonder if the gov. will wake up after an outbreak like this. This is scary.
Or worse, Tyson Chickens
Didn’t Huckabee claim a leper colony in Arkansas might make a good tourist attraction?
Guess I should have read all the replies before I posted. :(
Think I’ll stick to Perdue chicken. (usually do anyway)
Isn’t political correctness wonderful?
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