Thursday, October 19, 2023

NYC Struggling to Contain ‘dramatic’ Increase in Tuberculosis Cases Amid COVID, Migrant Concerns; Migrants Diagnosed with Tuberculosis Unaccounted for Along the Border; Biden’s Open Borders are Bringing Contagious Diseases to Your Neighborhood

NYC struggling to contain ‘dramatic’ increase in tuberculosis cases amid COVID, migrant concerns:
Years of budget cuts and staffing shortages have left the New York City Department of Health too hobbled to contain a sharp rise in local cases of tuberculosis, according to a bombshell new report.
“TB is the top killer of people worldwide among infectious diseases,” Dr. Bruce Hirsch, infectious disease specialist at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y., told The Post.
And there have been about 500 active cases of TB in NYC so far in 2023.
That’s an increase of about 20% over the same time last year, according to “internal preliminary data” reported by Politico, making 2023 the worst year for TB infections in a decade.
“This is definitely a more dramatic resurgence than we would have probably expected,” said Elizabeth Lovinger of Treatment Action Group, a NYC public health advocacy group. “When there are particularly high spikes in TB and other infectious diseases in New York City, that tends to be kind of a bellwether for the rest of the country.”
NYC is an epicenter
Hirsch and other medical experts agree: “Everything in the world comes to New York City,” he said. --->READ MORE HERE
Migrants diagnosed with tuberculosis unaccounted for along the border:
More than two dozen migrants who entered the United States and were diagnosed with tuberculosis before being returned to Mexico and other countries last year remain unaccounted for.
According to information released by Mexico’s Health Secretary, a total of 74 migrants were diagnosed with tuberculosis, and most of them sought follow-up medical care south of the border. But 25 of them remain unaccounted for and their whereabouts are unknown.
TB primarily attacks the lungs but it can also infect the kidneys, the spine and the brain. It can be fatal and easily spreads.
Patients, including the migrants, are supposed to be monitored for at least six months, according to the U.S. National Institute of Health.
Both the U.S. and Mexico share health data related to infectious diseases along the border such as tuberculosis and COVID-19. --->READ MORE HERE
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