Part 2: Illegals carry rare and deadly diseases across border

March 19, 2013

 

Rare and deadly diseases like tuberculosis, malaria, typhoid and polio once thought to be eradicated from this country, are now becoming prevalent again. Also being seen are diseases common to Third World countries such as West Nile Virus and Dengue Fever.

 

It is inaccurate to think that only border states with Mexico are experiencing any cases of the rare or exotic diseases that illegals can carry with them into this country. Unlike initial health screenings required of permanent residents who are entering the country legally, many illegal immigrants simply walk across the border carrying the deadly diseases and spreading to all with whom they come in contact.

 

Illinois was mentioned in “Liberty News Online” as one of ten states with an unusual outbreak. A disease found in Illinois not before mentioned, Chagas, is carried by certain insects typically found in South and Central America. It is spread when a “kissing bug” bites a human and defecates while it feeds. The feces contain the parasite, which can enter the human when the bitten person rubs or scratches the bug bite. Chagas can also be contracted by eating uncooked food contaminated with the infective feces of “kissing bugs.” There is no effective cure. Up to 40% die when their hearts or intestines explode.

 

Chagas

The Triatomine bug carries the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, which causes Chagas disease.

 

Endangering the U.S. medical system are highy infectious cases of drug-resistant and lethal tuberculosis. Tuberculosis, a bacterial infection that generally attacks the lungs, can attack any part of the body and spreads easily when an infected individual coughs, sneezes or even talks in the presence of another person.  Once the leading cause of death in America, with the 20th century came the development of antibiotics and the virtual eradication of TB.  The new strains of TB finding their way across the border by illegals are resistant to most antibiotics.

 

A shock was received recently when a national news report told of an illegal alien from Nepal who carried TB across our southern border after traveling through 13 countries most likely infecting people all along the way, proving there are many OTMs (Other Than Mexicans) crossing our borders illegally.

 

If the diseased alien should be detected after crossing the border, years of medication and isolation are required of the affected illegal while they put in danger the lives of those caring for them. Typical TB treatment costs, according to a recent CDC study, average out at $140,000.  Some cases can run as high as $700,000.

 

A report by Phyllis Schafly of Eagle Forum, “Alien Diseases threaten Us All,” tells how 7,000 cases of leprosy have been diagnosed,especially in the northeastern states, and how a  restaurant worker in Pennsylvania exposed 3,000 people to Hepatitis A, resulting in two dying.

 

Prospective immigrants entering through Ellis Island were medically screened and sent  back to their home country if there was evidence of a communicable disease.  Today, instead of screening undesirable people at the border, we are asked to pay our health workers to treat them.

 

Is it any wonder why the doors of dozens of hospitals are closing upon finding themselves unable to cover the costs of non-paying illegal patients?

 

Through our property and income taxes taxpayers are forced to pay because of Congress’s unfunded mandate (EMTALA, Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act) in 1986 that all hospitals treat all illegal aliens who show up at the Emergency Room.

 

There are rumblings that the US Senate’s “Gang of 8” would like to have their bill ready to pass and to have signed by late spring or early summer. Call your senators and demand answers to these two important questions:

 

1. What about the fence that was never built according to a law signed by President George W. Bush in 2006 requiring the building of a fence on our southern border?

 

2. What about protecting American citizens from the diseases of illegal aliens.  Minus a fence a new flood of illegals will take advantage of the opportunity to stream across our lax southern border.

Part 1:  Cost not the only factor inn amnesty debate  –  Monday, March 18
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