Illegal immigration raises disease risks

Feb 19, 2012 Read more: Jacksonville Daily News 495
To the editor: Did you know that hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants crossing our borders without being health-screened have brought us thousands of new cases of leprosy in the years since we opened the southern border? Additionally, they brought tens of thousands of cases of incurable, i.e. multiple-drug resistant, tuberculosis; hundreds ... (more) Read more

Since: Apr 10

Houston, TX

#23 Mar 10, 2012
REWBA wrote:
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Did you click the link to the story and read it?
The author begins his rant with his opinion about illegal immigrants bringing exotic diseases, including head lice, into our nation. He sites a case of sick chickens back in the seventies as proof of the problem. Then he begins to rant about “Obama’s stash” giving us the "Liberal answer" (as if this idiot speaks for liberals) His next line is to scare us about the dangers of children mingling with children. Then he attempts to bring credibility to his opinion by claiming to be a veteran as he drifts into a poorly delivered war story about how he brought an exotic disease back from Vietnam. Finally, he ended his incoherent rant with a meaningless rhyme.
So what was he saying? Should we quarantine all the warriors returning from the Bush wars? Are we to fear contact with a veteran of wars because of the chance he/she might be carrying some exotic disease?
Face it. We live in a global world where people can travel around the globe in less than 24 hours. Get your shots, cover your mouth with your sleeve when you cough, wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your eyes, mouth and keep your finger out of your nose and you will be just fine.
Soldiers also carry shot records. Mexico does even have a shot policy. I remember as a kid going to a baby station and getting shots, can Mexicans?

Drug-resistant tuberculosis arises in Mexico.

"The public health system issued a health alert across the country in the presence of a challenging disease to be eradicated: tuberculosis, a disease that has acquired a new, more resistant and lethal strain. Mexico City, Mexico. The problem, experts say, is serious, since it is not typical or sensitive tuberculosis, as doctors call it, but of the so-called drug-resistant TB, the multidrug and extremely durable diseases have become immune to one or more drugs that are traditionally used to cure a patient.
Mexico is not the only country with this alert. The disease is an emerging threat on the planet, says the World Health Organization (WHO), an organization that in 2010 warned that drug-resistant tuberculosis reached unprecedented levels, as in parts of Asia and Africa, one in four people is resistant to standard treatment regimens.
The WHO says that in the world there are about 600 thousand new cases a year of multidrug resistance, and that "at least 19% of those with multidrug resistance are extremely resilient, " situation that called for countries to gain access to universal diagnosis and treatment of these types of tuberculosis.
This disease is one of the oldest that attacks mainly the lungs and, if not treated early or adequately, it can cause death. It is spread by air when an infected person coughs and the bacillus spreads through saliva. He stays in people who have an illness that predisposes them and affects their defenses, like diabetes or HIV / AIDS."

http://www.demotix.com/news/567326/drug-resis...

“RelaxEverythingW illBeAllright”

Since: Mar 11

Wichita, KS

#24 Mar 10, 2012
spytheweb wrote:
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Soldiers also carry shot records. Mexico does even have a shot policy. I remember as a kid going to a baby station and getting shots, can Mexicans?
Drug-resistant tuberculosis arises in Mexico.
"The public health system issued a health alert across the country in the presence of a challenging disease to be eradicated: tuberculosis, a disease that has acquired a new, more resistant and lethal strain. Mexico City, Mexico. The problem, experts say, is serious, since it is not typical or sensitive tuberculosis, as doctors call it, but of the so-called drug-resistant TB, the multidrug and extremely durable diseases have become immune to one or more drugs that are traditionally used to cure a patient.
Mexico is not the only country with this alert. The disease is an emerging threat on the planet, says the World Health Organization (WHO), an organization that in 2010 warned that drug-resistant tuberculosis reached unprecedented levels, as in parts of Asia and Africa, one in four people is resistant to standard treatment regimens.
The WHO says that in the world there are about 600 thousand new cases a year of multidrug resistance, and that "at least 19% of those with multidrug resistance are extremely resilient, " situation that called for countries to gain access to universal diagnosis and treatment of these types of tuberculosis.
This disease is one of the oldest that attacks mainly the lungs and, if not treated early or adequately, it can cause death. It is spread by air when an infected person coughs and the bacillus spreads through saliva. He stays in people who have an illness that predisposes them and affects their defenses, like diabetes or HIV / AIDS."
http://www.demotix.com/news/567326/drug-resis...
You read my post, clicked on reply, then copied and pasted an article about TB. What is your point and how does it relate to the remarks you replied to?
Moliner

Enterprise, AL

#25 Mar 10, 2012
REWBA wrote:
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You read my post, clicked on reply, then copied and pasted an article about TB. What is your point and how does it relate to the remarks you replied to?
Tell me how this relates to your remarks.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2005/feb/...

“RelaxEverythingW illBeAllright”

Since: Mar 11

Wichita, KS

#26 Mar 10, 2012
Moliner wrote:
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Tell me how this relates to your remarks.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2005/feb/...
There is a difference between an informative article and the right wing rant to the editor of the Jacksonville Daily News.

Get your shots, cover your mouth with your sleeve when you cough, wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your face and stop eating your boogers...you will be fine.

“United We Stand”

Since: Dec 11

Divided We Fall

#27 Mar 11, 2012
REWBA wrote:
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There is a difference between an informative article and the right wing rant to the editor of the Jacksonville Daily News.
Get your shots, cover your mouth with your sleeve when you cough, wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your face and stop eating your boogers...you will be fine.
For your consideration;
http://straightuptruth.blogspot.com/2006/09/e...
I suggest you try it.
funny looking illegals

Woodbridge, VA

#28 Mar 11, 2012
I do poke a lot of fun at illegals but one thing that isn't funny is the threat of epidemics they bring with them. Because of their uneducated and unclean lifestyle they do many things that civilized society deems foul.
I personally have seen illegals picking their nose at restaurants without the least attempt at shielding it, sneezing without covering their mouths, leaving the stall after doing a number 2 without washing hands, repeatedly neglecting to wipe down gym equipment after sweating on it, and in one of the most flagrant acts of gross I have ever witnessed a female illegal who was shopping in a grocery store actually spit on the floor and continued to push the cart as if it was nothing.
Alabama DoHicky

Buffalo, NY

#29 Mar 11, 2012
You have more of a chance to die in a car accident than you do catching leprosy.

Get over it ya fear mongers.
funny looking illegals

Woodbridge, VA

#30 Mar 11, 2012
Alabama DoHicky wrote:
You have more of a chance to die in a car accident than you do catching leprosy.
Get over it ya fear mongers.
Leprosy is just one of the diseases illegals have brought into America. Migrating people throughout history have been a great transmitter of plague and parasite. This is a fact.

“Feel The Force!!!”

Since: Mar 12

Dagobah, Dagobah system

#31 Mar 11, 2012
Alabama DoHicky wrote:
You have more of a chance to die in a car accident than you do catching leprosy.
Get over it ya fear mongers.
The same..I say to Anakin

Destroy him ...fear did.

“RelaxEverythingW illBeAllright”

Since: Mar 11

Wichita, KS

#33 Mar 11, 2012
White people never do nasty things.

http://cdn.mediatakeout.com/50931/in-todays-e...

“Feel The Force!!!”

Since: Mar 12

Dagobah, Dagobah system

#35 Mar 11, 2012
REWBA wrote:
White people never do nasty things.
http://cdn.mediatakeout.com/50931/in-todays-e...
Hrmmm...confused I am at this custom.

Threw up in my mouth...I did!
funny looking illegals

Woodbridge, VA

#36 Mar 11, 2012
When you see illegals you should be mindful of the disease risk. Try to cover your mouth and carry a little bottle of hand sanitizer with you at all times. In addition, you must be wary when dining out. Nice restaurants and dumps often have illegals somewhere in the kitchen. You may not see them but that doesn't mean you are safe.
funny looking illegals

Woodbridge, VA

#37 Mar 11, 2012
REWBA wrote:
White people never do nasty things.
http://cdn.mediatakeout.com/50931/in-todays-e...
About a year ago I heard a ruckus out back and when I went to investigate I caught a kneeger having relations with one of my chickens. I immediately grabbed a nearby switch and gave it stripes across it's back, just like my great granddaddy done with the kneegers he owned.
funny looking illegals

Woodbridge, VA

#38 Mar 11, 2012
Yo-da-man wrote:
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The same..I say to Anakin
Destroy him ...fear did.
Jungle diseases were also brought to our land when we shipped over enslaved garbungalopes to work our cotton fields. Nobody cared much if the disease wiped out there own but sometimes disease jumps from animals to humans and that is a concern.

“Feel The Force!!!”

Since: Mar 12

Dagobah, Dagobah system

#39 Mar 11, 2012
funny looking illegals wrote:
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Jungle diseases were also brought to our land when we shipped over enslaved garbungalopes to work our cotton fields. Nobody cared much if the disease wiped out there own but sometimes disease jumps from animals to humans and that is a concern.
Hrmm..

Shower I will..before visiting your planet.

Satisfied will you be?

“Feel The Force!!!”

Since: Mar 12

Dagobah, Dagobah system

#41 Mar 11, 2012
ILLEGAL A-HOLE wrote:
<quoted text>Fresh towel for you?
Fresh joke for you???
The Fear The Fear

Portland, OR

#43 Mar 11, 2012
funny looking illegals wrote:
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Leprosy is just one of the diseases illegals have brought into America. Migrating people throughout history have been a great transmitter of plague and parasite. This is a fact.
You're 100x more likely to die from 2nd hand smoke than you are from Leprosy. Stop the fear mongering.
Smells like Illegals

Woodbridge, VA

#45 Mar 11, 2012
Yo-da-man wrote:
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Fresh joke for you???
Ok, Star Wars was a decent trilogy but don't you think pretending to be Yoda is going a tad overboard? You probably don't get laid much do you?
Jesus says

Portland, OR

#46 Mar 11, 2012
Smells like Illegals wrote:
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Ok, Star Wars was a decent trilogy but don't you think pretending to be Yoda is going a tad overboard? You probably don't get laid much do you?
You probably never get laid with all those warts on your lips.
TOBYHANNA A-HOLE

Canyon Country, CA

#47 Mar 11, 2012
ILLEGAL A-HOLE wrote:
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Fresh joke on you, I phony Illegal.
YUP!

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