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Old 03-23-2009, 05:14 PM
 
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"Immigrant" communities in states such as California are particularly vulnerable because many people are foreign born or travel frequently to countries where TB is a greater risk, including Mexico, India and China.
The state leads the nation with 2,696 TB recorded cases in 2008 — and with 451 cases of drug-resistant TB identified between 1993 and 2007. About 83 percent of these drug-resistant cases involve immigrants born abroad.
"California, having so much exposure to the world via immigration and travel, is particularly at risk," said Gil Chavez, deputy director of the California Department of Public Health.


Patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis do not respond to the most commonly used antibiotics. Of even greater concern is extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis, which is even more resistant to an even greater number of drugs, making treatment extremely difficult.


As TB rates go down, drug resistance in California's immigrant communities causes worry - San Jose Mercury News


This is what happens when people from 3rd world countries enter the US illegally, uninvited and unscreened. One way or another they are going to destroy us all.
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Old 03-23-2009, 07:03 PM
 
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"Immigrant" communities in states such as California are particularly vulnerable because many people are foreign born or travel frequently to countries where TB is a greater risk, including Mexico, India and China.
The state leads the nation with 2,696 TB recorded cases in 2008 — and with 451 cases of drug-resistant TB identified between 1993 and 2007. About 83 percent of these drug-resistant cases involve immigrants born abroad.
"California, having so much exposure to the world via immigration and travel, is particularly at risk," said Gil Chavez, deputy director of the California Department of Public Health.


Patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis do not respond to the most commonly used antibiotics. Of even greater concern is extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis, which is even more resistant to an even greater number of drugs, making treatment extremely difficult.


As TB rates go down, drug resistance in California's immigrant communities causes worry - San Jose Mercury News


This is what happens when people from 3rd world countries enter the US illegally, uninvited and unscreened. One way or another they are going to destroy us all.
War of the Worlds, anybody?
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Old 03-24-2009, 06:54 PM
 
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The most important part of the article was:

"With extensively resistant TB, the patient can lose lung tissue and need surgery, pushing the cost of treatment up to $1 million, with no guarantee of survival, said Kenneth Castro, director of the Centers for Disease Control's Division of Tuberculosis Elimination. "You get a couple of these patients and you can bankrupt a city program," he said.

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They are talking about Multiple Drug Resistant TB, which is extremely costly to cure, and EXtremely Drug Resistant TB, which is actually a misnomer as it is nearly impossible to cure, AT ANY COST.

See:

THE DARK SIDE Of ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – Diseases
http://www.congressandimmigration.com/TheDarkSide6B.htm

There is or was an illegal alien down in Texas (Dallas?) who had XDR TB. At my last recollection, he had been in a PERSONAL ISOLATION ward for over 18 months. Guess who paid for that?

I think the Guinea Worm Disease is my favorite illegal alien disease, although Morgellons may be a close second.

The Guinea Worm is a miniature form of Alien, the movie, not the foreign invaders. It would make a great show & tell for your infected children at school.

If you have a strong stomach:

Guinea Worm Disease - Google Image Search
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:09 PM
 
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War of the Worlds, anybody?
Thats all you have to say?
While saying pat phrases like 'they just want to work', people do ignore one of the prime reasons immigration laws and procedures exist.....to be able to screen potential immigrants that may have communicable diseases. Illegal immigrants by their very defination are not following US immigration laws and procedures thus the ability to spread disease such as drug resistence tb.
It is a very real problem and despite your stance on illegal immigration, you should be able to admit that much.
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