VT Health Dept admits: three cases of ACTIVE TB in Vermont in last seven months
Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 7, 2016
And, their treatment expenses are coming out of your wallets! Isn’t diversity beautiful!
See our previous post—-what is Vermont hiding?
More from Michael Patrick Leahy at Breitbart:
A spokesperson for the Vermont Department of Health confirms to Breitbart News that “three refugees [have been] diagnosed with TB in Vermont over the past seven months.”
One case was diagnosed in December 2015, and the other two cases were diagnosed in 2016.
No one other than a refugee has been diagnosed with active TB in Vermont during the first six months of 2016, the spokesperson adds.
The stunning admission comes after Breitbart News reported that the number of active TB cases in Vermont tripled from two in 2014 to seven in 2015.
I don’t want to become an expert on refugee health, but you might be interested if you have some connection to the medical field or are in regular close contact with the refugees newly arriving in the US.
Just now I had a look at the Centers for Disease Control guidelines for refugee health screening and what I don’t get is this: refugees are domestically screened between 30 and 90 days of arrival. How many people have interacted or come in contact with a refugee family and then don’t learn for 30 to 90 days that someone in the family has TB (or HIV or parasites or other transmittable health conditions)?
See our ‘health issues’ category with over 300 previous posts on the topic.
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