Borders Patrol agents are accustomed to dealing with illegal aliens who are trying to enter the United States and to deal with drug traffickers, or at least those who are sneaking up to the United States There are also temporary bounces at the agency's facilities .
But there is probably nothing that gives rise to an increase in adrenaline for one of the federal workers, to realize that the person you just encountered may be infected with tuberculosis or measles or chicken pox.
It is a matter that needs much more attention than it gets, according to an expert, the CEO of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Jane Orient.
She told WND on Monday that things that immigration officer needs to know about those who enter the country are if they have infectious diseases, where they have been and who they have encountered, where they are going and who to meet, and if they get – or should get – had medical treatment for different exposures.
"All these things we really don't know," she said. "Consciously."
The fact that newcomers are sending infectious diseases to the United States is not new. But there have been some recent reports that cause alarms.
Kalen McBreen reported at Infowars that "hundreds of" newcomers today have come from an area in Congo in Africa to San Antonio and hundreds are on their way. 19659003] The problem?
The area of Conge is currently experiencing a major outbreak of the Ebola virus, and the report said the World Health Organization confirmed that one of four Ebola infections in the Congo is undetected.
Then it was the MS-13 gang member who introduced himself at the border as part of a "family".
With him, a child was about 18 months old.
With chicken pox.
Orient was concerned.
"The problem is to bring in people who may have a disease that you don't know about. You don't know where they've been, or where they go, who they've been in contact with," she said.
Sometimes people are infected with an infectious disease without showing symptoms and can transmit a virus.
She warned, "may be fatal".
She quoted the Ebola cases in the United States just a few years ago. Then, a patient only appeared in a hospital in Dallas.
As for this threat, she said that there are probably only a handful of hospital beds equipped to handle Ebola.
Since there is latent TB, she noted that many immigrants may have.
"A cough on the bus, and you've infected a busload," she warned.
#BorderPatrol Agent who cares for a 1.5 year old child with chickenpox that was part of a fraudulent family unit. The man with whom the child was involved is not related to the child and has ties to the MS-13 band. Our agents continue to do their best during this crisis. pic.twitter.com/vvCMQVuvA1
– CBP El Centro (@CBPElCentro) June 7, 2019
A few months ago, WND reported concerns about pig smoke and dengue fever – from illegal immigrants.
At that time, Reuters reported that thousands of such patients were on lock because of their illnesses or exposure to diseases.
At that time, dumps, 186 cases in Texas were also confirmed
In a Colorado plant, it was worse, 357 cases in just a few weeks.
Elizabeth Lee Vliet, MD, also by AAPS, warned several years ago that viruses and infections had already made their presence known in other countries where there had been large numbers of immigrants.
"US and German citizens are exposed to significant risks by politically correct acceptance of unprotected immigrants from countries with a high incidence of infectious diseases, which are difficult or impossible to treat. But the authorities in both countries have failed to fully inform the public about the dangers , "she wrote at that time.
She added: "TB is one of the most serious threats. Latent TB can remain dormant for years, even decades. It is alarming that 18 percent of Arizona refugees arrive with latent TB while in the public In Arizona, the incidence was only 4 percent, multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB), common to migrants, can cost more than $ 400,000 per patient compared to $ 20,000 for the drug-reactive TB that has been dominant in US born patients. Treatment of MDR-TB has serious side effects, with no guarantee of success, "she said.