Does Illegal Immigration Spread Infectious Disease
Donald Trump’s selection to head the Department of Health and Human Services is part of a group of doctors who believe physicians rely too much on scientific evidence.
Rep. Tom Price, a Republican from Georgia, is an orthopedic specialist and part of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons — which advanced the misrepresentation that illegal aliens were responsible for carrying leprosy into America.
The connection between illegal immigrants and infectious disease will be discussed for awhile before any definitive answer is reached.
When Trump announced his campaign in 2015, he made it clear that he was going to put a stop to Mexico sending its rapists, drug dealers, and other criminals. In a statement released in July 2015, Trump added disease, saying, ” Tremendous contagious illness is flooding over the border, America is a dumping place for Mexico and other parts of the planet.”
Trump partially based his statement on a report by the AAPS.
Shortly after schools opened in 2014, physicians and hospitals started seeing scattered spikes of infectious disorders and respiratory disease amongst the children. Infectious disease specialists with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) called the outbreak unprecedented.
“It’s worse regarding critically sick children who need intense care,” said Children’s Mercy Hospital’s division director, Dr. Mary Anne Jackson. “I’ve practiced for three decades and have never seen something like this,” she added.”
Hospitals across the nation are announcing record shattering numbers. Data, as of October 2014, show the biggest reported cases of the mystery illness include over 4,000 children at Children’s Hospital Colorado. In just one 24-hour period, over 500 children went to the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, and more than 300 cases were recorded in Mobile.
Data reported by physicians and law enforcement medical care as well as staff at immigration quarters have expressed fear regarding the infectious conditions immigrants were bringing as they get processed into the country.
The CDC reports the contemporary case number for Whooping Cough, Pertussis, is almost two-thousand with two deaths recorded.
Despite data from federal bureaus being sporadic, an analysis seems to tentatively support the possible link between illegal immigrants and infectious disease flare ups in America. Since EV-D68, a respiratory-like illness, is an un-reportable disease, the CDC admits it does not know how many infections and deaths happen each year from the disease.
Proper health screenings of immigrants as difficult because the current system is based on a fear that encourages illegal immigration and is accompanied by a welfare-backed system. The government’s huge relocation operation in 2014 did help reunite immigrant families in the U.S., but it also exposed Americans to viruses that had gone undetected in immigrants who entered illegally.
Since 2000, regional measles outbreaks have appeared and vanished. Many clusters originated in California as the Office of Refugee Resettlement called for vaccinating all children who did not have documentation of previous vaccine doses.”
“When kids come into the department of health, they are provided with a well-child examination and given all needed vaccinations to protect them,” said a spokesman for DHHS.
Thousands though still slip through the cracks. Even children that are not intercepted are released within 72 hours without any health screening.