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TB cases take big jump in big Apple

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 27, 2018

Health officials claim they don’t know why….

….but then go on to point out that most cases are among immigrants!  Too funny if it weren’t such a deadly serious business.

 

tuberculosis-cartoon

Is this the scariest cartoon!

 

From the New York Post (Hat tip: Judy):

The number of tuberculosis cases in New York City suddenly jumped by 10 percent last year — the largest increase since 1992, according to the Health Department.

TB is a highly infectious bacterial disease that largely attacks the lungs, but can also infect and spread to other organs, including the kidneys, spine or brain.

[….]

In an alert to medical professionals Monday, the Health Department offered no explanation for the surge.

[….]

Sixty-three percent of TB cases occurred among males.

TB disproportionately affects foreign-born New Yorkers — accounting for 86 percent of all cases in the city.

Many of the infected city residents came from China, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, India or Mexico.

 

For much more on the re-emergence of Tuberculosis in the US, see my ‘health issues‘ category by clicking here.

4 Responses to “TB cases take big jump in big Apple”

  1. The same in Europe.But there are 2 types of TBC.The open one is dangerous and not so often.
    Funny.Before the Perestroika Germany checked everybody from the east who immigrated.But now nobody is cheked!Also Asylum seekers where send into Kindergardens and schools!!!Months later it came out they had TBC.

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  2. There should be screening for mental illness in addition to physical illness before ANYBODY is accepted for citizenship.

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  3. Mickey S. said

    Geez, figures! If we don’t obey the laws of our land and our Constitution, we will fail, we will fall, we will destroy ourselves. Letting people in our Country with diseases is one of the laws we already have about letting them come here. If we would just follow our laws and our Constitution, our Country would be so much better for it.
    1952 Immigration and Nationality Act, a.k.a. the McCarran-Walter Act
    TITLE II-IMMIGRATION

    Revocation of Approval of Petitions
    Sec. 206.

    General Classes of Aliens Ineligible to Receive Visas and Excluded from Admission Sec. 212. (a) Except as otherwise provided in this Act, the following classes of aliens shall be ineligible to receive visas and shall be excluded from admission into the United States:
    (1) Aliens who are feeble-minded;
    (2) Aliens who are insane;
    (3) Aliens who have had one or more attacks of insanity;
    (4) Aliens afflicted with psychopathic personality, epilepsy, or a mental defect;
    (5) Aliens who are narcotic drug addicts or chronic alcoholics;
    (6) ALIENS WHO ARE AFFLICTED WITH TUBERCULOSIS IN ANY FORM, OR WITH LEPROSY, OR ANY DANGEROUS CONTAGIOUS DISEASE; (RIGHT here in this statute it specifically mentions TB).
    (7) Aliens not comprehended within any of the foregoing classes who are certified by the examining surgeon as having a physical defect, disease, or disability, when determined by the consular or immigration officer to be of such a nature that it may affect the ability of the alien to earn a living, unless the alien affirmatively establishes that he will not have to earn a living;
    (8) Aliens who are paupers, professional beggars, or vagrants;
    ***
    (11) ALIENS WHO ARE POLYGAMISTS OR WHO PRACTICE POLYGAMY OR ADVOCATE THE PRACTICE OF POLYGAMY; (Wouldn’t number 11 pertain to the Muslim Refugees who have more than one wife?) Why are we giving these people a pass and we have to pay for their dozen kids and wives when we can’t even take care of our own families?

    Can we please start obeying our own laws. The politicians seem to think they have to keep remaking laws that we already have on the books.

    The Trump administration is protecting illegal aliens and allowing diseased Refugees into our Country. There has to be something we can do to stop this lawlessness.

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  4. TwoLaine said

    Imported 3rd world health issues, and the maintenance thereof. Just like we imported ebola and all of the mosquito-borne diseases.

    Tell me again how all this “diversity” is great for us.

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