Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Tuberculosis Cases at Highest Level in a Decade in US: Report; Experts Warn Nation's Food Supply Threatened by Infected ILLEGALS; Migrants Diagnosed with Tuberculosis Unaccounted for Along the Border

Tuberculosis cases at highest level in a decade in US: report
The number of U.S. tuberculosis cases in 2023 was the highest in a decade, according to a new government report.
Forty states reported an increase in TB, and rates were up among all age groups, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.
More than 9,600 cases were reported, a 16% increase from 2022 and the highest since 2013.
Cases declined sharply at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, but have been rising since.
Most U.S. TB cases are diagnosed in people born in other countries.
Experts say the 2023 number is in part a combination of a surge in TB cases internationally — the World Health Organization said TB was behind only COVID-19 in infectious fatal diseases worldwide in 2022.
And there are also increases in migration and post-pandemic international travel.
But other factors are also at play, including other illnesses that weaken the immune system and allow latent TB infections to emerge.
CDC officials expected TB numbers would rise, but the 2023 count “was a little more than was expected,” said Dr. Philip LoBue, director of the agency’s Division of Tuberculosis Elimination.
Despite the jump, the number and rate of new TB cases each year remains smaller than it was in the past, and the U.S. has a lower rate of new TB cases than most countries.
Tuberculosis is caused by bacteria that usually attack the lungs, and is spread through the air when an infectious person coughs or sneezes. --->READ MORE HERE
Experts warn nation's food supply threatened by infected illegals:
'Mass releasing these people who could be carrying multiple diseases'
There is ample evidence the illegal aliens invading the United States under Joe Biden's open borders policy have brought in dangerous diseases – infections like chicken pox, mumps, measles and tuberculosis, that mostly had been eliminated from America.
But now a report by the Epoch Times warns that diseases riding the flood of illegals into the United States actually could threaten the nation's food supply.
That tuberculosis, for example, already has infected cattle in Texas, the report said.
And worse could be coming.
The report noted with "unfettered illegal immigration – some 9 million encounters since 2021" – there's simply no option for screening for "unwanted diseases."
It was Dr Michael Vickers, a veterinarian for 50 years and member of the Texas Animal Health Commission, who said the tuberculosis cases in dairy cattle were just the start, and "it’s only a matter of time before U.S. agriculture experiences a fresh disaster on a grand scale," the report explained.
"These people are just destroying our country. And our food supply is going to be a real critical issue," he confirmed in an interview with the Times.
He said in recent years "thousands" of cattle in Texas have been slaughter after being infected with TB, and not just TB, but drug-resistant TB, through contact with illegal aliens. --->READ MORE HERE
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