Breath a sigh of relief? More refugees with Tuberculosis are being identified before they get here
Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 18, 2015
But, not mentioned is how many we are placing in IOM (International Organization for Migration) treatment facilities like the one we told you about here just to get them well enough to come here anyway? By the way, we (US taxpayers) pay IOM to get refugees ready to travel to America.
From NBC News:
Nearly 2,200 immigrants and refugees headed for America have tested positive for tuberculosis under a more-sensitive exam that, before bolstering, would have missed the illnesses, U.S. health officials said Monday.
In 2012 alone, overseas physicians using the tougher screening identified 629 additional cases of TB among people bound for U.S. borders, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The article does not say they would be prohibited from coming to America at some point in the future.
See our archive on TB, here. And see our Ten Things your town needs to know if considering “welcoming” refugees. Health issues will be a major concern for your local health department (Who will be responsible for monitoring them to assure they stay on their meds?).
Our ‘health issues’ category is here. See 269 previous posts on mental and physical health issues affecting refugees and immigrants.
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