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Tennessee Measles outbreak first identified at Memphis mosque

Posted by Ann Corcoran on May 11, 2016

Update May 12th:  More here from Leahy at Breitbart.

We have long contended that you may be at greater risk from the health issues related to refugee resettlement than you would be from a catastrophic terrorist attack by a refugee.  See our health issues category with 290! previous posts to see what I mean!

[That said, I do believe that in the long term, the very greatest threat we face from the resettlement of tens of thousands of refugees each year is the more gradual, but ultimately more devastating, demographic change (the Hijra) that is necessary for the expansion of Islamic shariah law.]

But, nothing frightens people more in the short term than thinking about their children being exposed to potentially deadly diseases.

Holly Johnson Memphis

Leahy tells us that the Health Department has yet to call Holly Johnson who runs Catholic Charities of Tennessee and is responsible for the refugees entering the state. Wouldn’t she be able to tell them quickly if those infected were in their refugee data base for TN? And, doesn’t she have records on refugees’ immunizations? Here is how to reach Johnson:

Here is the news at Breitbart.  You can be sure this information would not have come out without relentless digging by Breitbart reporter Michael Patrick Leahy.

The first reported case of a person with measles in the recent Memphis outbreak, which now numbers seven confirmed cases, was at a local mosque on April 15, according to the Shelby County Health Department.

“The first public place where there was a public exposure potentially [to measles] was the Masjid Al-Noor Mosque on April 15,” Dr. Alisa Haushalter, Director of the Shelby County Health Department, tells Breitbart News.

“The mosque is one location we know that individuals who were infectious were during their infectious period, but that’s not necessarily where the first case occurred. I don’t want you to draw conclusions without sufficient information,” she added.

Haushalter acknowledged, however, that the measles outbreak could have originated with an unvaccinated for measles adult or child brought to Tennessee under the federal refugee resettlement program, something she called “a possibility amongst many.”


Surprisingly, the majority of the more than 70,000 refugees resettled annually across the United States through the federal refugee resettlement program are not required to have been vaccinated for measles prior to their arrival here.

Continue reading here.

If you live in the area, you definitely want to go to the full story because reporter Leahy provides a whole list of locations where you might have come in contact with one of the infectious Measles cases.

I get so steamed when I see stories like this because there is so much our good-for-nothing Congress could do to at least make this program safer if they can’t bring themselves to scrap it altogether!

8 Responses to “Tennessee Measles outbreak first identified at Memphis mosque”

  1. domstudent11 said

    It’s not just measles. It’s other diseases as well like whooping cough. I have previously mentioned my concerns about what is going on in Evanston IL, an area that has seen a sudden influx of refugees into local schools. Two of my family members who live in Evanston are small children. Both came down with whooping cough in January, despite being vaccinated. Turns out there was an epidemic of whooping cough in the older child’s kindergarten class this winter. At one point, at least 10 kids were out sick, as well as the teacher, yet the school did not notify the other parents as is customary. (Wouldn’t parents want to take their child to the doctor if he/she has a recurring cough to see if it is more than just a cold?) Pertussis is serious and needs to be treated early with antibiotics.

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  2. To prevent bringing any health issues to America was one of the many things my grandparents had to prove when they came thru Ellis Island in the early 1900`s.It appears today that that is not a concern of this administration or the contractors that are bringing refugees to America.
    What comes first is the money being paid and (in most cases) forcing refugees on unsuspecting communities. This is the big lie that is being played on the American people.

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  3. PapaBear 76 said

    How does the World Health Organization, another entity of the United Nations

    fit into this complex equation. After all they are the Agency responsible for proper immunizations

    given to persons, one would think by now that massing people into refugee camps they would have

    provided the necessary immunizations and issued each person a Certificate of International Immunization for International Travel??


  4. kerberos616 said

    Reblogged this on Kerberos616.


  5. I always get a kick out of these “outbreak scares” of what used to be common childhood diseases, especially from the “pro-vax” lunatics. If the vax works, what are the “pro-vax” people worried about? They are safe, no? So what if a bunch of the unwashed masses manages to catch something, the vax protects you and yours, right? Right? RIGHT? What the hell are they afraid of? And please, don’t try any of that pop-psych “herd immunity” and “social contract” shit with me or anyone else who is an intelligent free-thinker. Not everyone is a sheep ( herd animal ) and I don’t recall signing any damned “contract”.


    • domstudent11 said

      John, you can still contract these diseases even if you have been vaccinated. Case in point: my 2 young family members who contracted whooping cough AFTER vaccination. Some parents are choosing NOT to vaccinate their children, and those kids are at risk. Whooping cough is dangerous to pregnant women and potentially fatal to infants (especially under 6 months of age). Vaccination does NOT guarantee that you will NEVER get the disease. It only reduces the chance. Other people have auto-immune diseases that make them more susceptible to contracting diseases EVEN IF they have been vaccinated (for example lupus and rheumatoid arthritis). Let’s face it, the more unvaccinated people in the population, the greater the chance you will be exposed to one of these diseases and possibly contract it…EVEN IF you have been vaccinated.


  6. Reblogged this on Rifleman III Journal.


  7. bari1951 said

    Reblogged this on Kattukse Vrienden voor Israël.


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