Refugee Resettlement Watch

Four cases of active TB reported in refugees in Indiana!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on May 22, 2016

TB AlertYikes! Literally moments after posting my previous post on Tuberculosis in the US refugee population, up pops another shocking report from Michael Patrick Leahy at Breitbart with the news that yes, indeed, there is active TB in the refugee community (at least in Indiana!).

Just a reminder, in 2007, it was news from Indiana, from Ft. Wayne to be exact, that alarmed me and was part of the inspiration for me to continue writing this blog.  See that original post here (Ft. Wayne freaking out!).

Now to Breitbart:

Four refugees sent to Indiana by the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement in 2015 were diagnosed with active tuberculosis once they arrived in the Hoosier State, according to the Indiana Department of Health.

Active tuberculosis (TB) is infectious, while so-called “latent TB” is not infectious. But 10 percent of those infected with latent TB develop active infectious TB.

In 2015, almost 400 migrants with latent TB settled in Indiana, according to state records. The state’s TB rate had declined for the 54 years up to 2010, but it now increasing as more migrants settle in the state.

Continue here.  You don’t want to miss this!

Be sure to note the large percentage of refugees who arrived in the state and were never health-screened at all after arriving.

7 Responses to “Four cases of active TB reported in refugees in Indiana!”

  1. […] Four cases of active TB reported in refugees in Indiana, here. […]

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  3. Bear in mind not all TB is “equal” ; there’s active TB, drug resistent active TB, and superdrug resisten TB. I don’t know what strain the refugees are bringing in, specifically, as the CDC pages have not reported that. Many of the illegals coming across our borders are bringing the latter 2strains, and it would surprise me if the refugees are not also. However, even when TB is contagious, it’s NOT that easy to catch. Use good hygiene, especially handwashing, don’t share foods or drinks, and keep your immune system up. Those are your best defenses.

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  4. Reblogged this on Kerberos616.

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  5. M Starry said

    Reblogged this on Minnesotans For Freedom and commented:
    And in Fargo, ND, you get protested for even speaking about it.

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  6. […] Four cases of active TB reported in refugees in Indiana! May 22, 2016 […]

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  7. Reblogged this on Rifleman III Journal and commented:
    Quarantine them all until medicals are given [in Area-51, or someplace remote].

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