Unfortunately, the news is starting to resemble my novel, as America willingly opens our borders to a flood of (possibly) plague-infected illegals, terrorists, and drug cartel gangbangers, then disperses them widely around the country and puts the children into local schools. TSA now admits that illegals with no ID are being flown all over the country. Link. And inserted into our schools. Link.
How many illegals so far? The government is refusing to release detailed data, but the total number (through June) is estimated at 290,000 illegals for 2014 alone. There are multiple reports that a large facility in New Mexico has been on total lock-down with hundreds of illegals infected with Chicken Pox inside. The exact count was never revealed.
Note: It was announced in late 2014 that this facility was to be closed. In early 2015 I attended a book signing with an author friend from NM. He told me that the facility will stay open and be re-purposed. It is a very remote location. Instead of being an out-of-sight storage facility for illegals, it will become a medical facility funded with money taken from Obama’s scandal-ridden VA. This is a hardship and another slap in the face for our Vets who need care and to be close to their families. Thanks, Barry.
“The deadly EV-D68 enterovirus epidemic, which struck thousands of kids this fall, was likely propelled through America by President Barack Obama’s decision to allow tens of thousands of Central Americans across the Texas border, according to a growing body of genetic and statistical evidence.”
-Neil Munro, White House Correspondent for The Daily Caller
HIV screening was of immigrants was suspended by Obama in 2010. Link.
Dengue hemorrhagic fever has been added to the list of diseases brought by the surge of “unaccompanied minors” who have illegally entered the U.S.
What is Chagas? It’s a little known alien parasitic disease imported across our Southern Border by parasites. It’s called “the kissing disease,” but it can kill you.
Media Minimize Mexico’s Role in Spread of Debilitating Virus Hitting U.S.
(Breitbart) – Lost in much of the media coverage of new domestic cases of chikungunya, a painful and sometimes debilitating mosquito-borne virus, is that Mexico has been experiencing an alarming rise in infections that could potentially spread across the porous border. And there is already evidence of at last one case arriving from Mexico.
In May, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added Mexico to the “Watch Level 1” category for the disease. Last week, the CDC updated their “Level 1” warning, advising travelers to Mexico to “protect themselves from chikungunya by preventing mosquito bites.”
Local transmission began in Mexico in October 2014, with 155 cases confirmed before the end of the year. The numbers skyrocketed this year, with 9,952 cases reported in Mexico as of November 8.
According to CDC data, the U.S. this year has seen 571 chikungunya cases in 42 states as of November 17, with all reported cases coming from “travelers returning from affected areas.”
There is immediate cause for concern about the spread of the disease domestically, due to the increased detection of yellow fever mosquitoes–also known by their scientific name, Aedes aegypti–in California over the past year. The aggressive mosquito is one of the insects capable of transmitting chikungunya, as well as the deadly dengue hemorrhagic fever and other serious diseases.
The news media has spotlighted chikungunya in recent days after a study released last week found the disease can cause severe and potentially fatal brain infection, especially in infants and seniors. The report, published in the journal Neurology, examined a 2005-2006 chikungunya outbreak on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean. Scientists found that the rate of encephalitis among those infected with the chikungunya virus outpaced the rate for all encephalitis reported in the U.S. from 1998 to 2010.
The most common symptoms of chikungunya are fever and joint pain. Other symptoms include headache, muscle pain, joint swelling, or rash.
Much of the news media reported the disease largely originates in the Caribbean as well as Central and South America, failing to document the outbreak across the southern U.S. border.
NBC News reported on chikungunya last week:
The virus only arrived in the Western Hemisphere in December 2013, on St. Martin. But it spread fast and has been found as far north as Florida and across Central and South America.
More than 600,000 cases have been reported so far this year, with 76 deaths, according to the Pan American Health Organization. In 2013 and 2014 more than 1.1 million cases were reported and it killed 194 people.
U.S. News and World Report noted:
Americans who contract chikungunya usually acquire the virus while traveling. The first locally transmitted case occurred in Florida in 2014, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Chikungunya, described in medical literature as debilitating, causes fever, headache, and severe joint pain that can last months.
Chikungunya, which originated in Africa, was first seen in the Western Hemisphere in the Caribbean island of St. Martin. It has since spread to other islands in the region, as well as Central and South America, and been seen as far north as Florida, Georgia and North Carolina.
Unlike most news coverage, CBS News did mention Mexico in its most recent article on the virus. In a piece published Friday titled, “Mosquito-borne virus may cause brain swelling, death,” CBSNews.com noted in one sentence at the end of the seventh paragraph that “as of September 2015, more than 7,000 cases had been reported in Mexico, according to the CDC.”
The main CDC information page for chikungunya does not mention Mexico when discussing the spread of the disease. Instead, the health agency points to the prevalence of the virus in the Caribbean and South America.
The CDC states:
More chikungunya-infected travelers will come into the U.S. from the Americas, increasing the likelihood that limited local chikungunya virus transmission could occur. Since the Caribbean outbreak began in December 2013, over 750 travelers have returned to the U.S. infected with chikungunya virus. And as of August 2013, a handful of locally acquired cases had been reported in the continental U.S.
Migrants, chikungunya and Texas
Missing from the discussion is the potential for illegal aliens to bring in Chikungunya from Mexico. One area to watch is clearly the Texas-Mexico border, where dengue is already endemic.
Indeed, there is at least one case of transmission from Mexico to Texas.
On August 11, 2015, the city of Garland issued the following press release:
On August 11, 2015 the Garland Health Department (GHD) confirmed the first case of imported Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) in Garland in 2015. The individual was infected with the virus during recent travel to Mexico and is no longer contagious.
And Breitbart unearthed a June 2014 dispatch from the Public Health and Environmental Services for Harris County, the most populous county in Texas. The pamphlet on Chikungunya stated, “Global travel, urbanization, immigration, climate, and presence of the mosquito species known to transmit these diseases in Harris County are all factors that contribute to the possibility of these diseases emerging in our area.”
On July 7, 2014, the Texas Department of State Health Services confirmed the first human case of the disease, reportedly an individual who had traveled to the Caribbean. Two days later, a second case was confirmed, this time in an 18-year old woman who had returned from a trip to Haiti. By July 23, 2014 a “handful of Texas residents”were identified as being infected with the chikungunya in five Texas counties. The next month, Texas was home to at least 14 cases. Nationwide that month, cases in New Jersey more than doubled to 25; New York confirmed 44 cases, and Florida saw a marked increase.
These cases came before the Mexico outbreak reached a “Level 1” CDC threat.
The World Health Organization documented a previous case in which infected migrants introduced chikungunya in 2007 in a coastal village in Italy, sparking an outbreak of 197 cases.
In June 2012, Scientific American discussed the disease as well as other illnesses such as Chagas and dengue fever in the context of possible transmission via illegal aliens crossing the border. “Since undocumented immigrants are difficult to track, officials have a hard time measuring and treating infected individuals,” the magazine reported.
The chikungunya-spreading Aedes aegypti mosquito, meanwhile, is spreading across California and threatens to spill into other states.
In September 2015, it was detected for the first time in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties.
In 2014 the insects were found in offices at San Diego’s 32nd Street Naval Station, the Los Angeles Times reported. The same kind of mosquitoes were found on Oct. 7 and Oct. 8, 2014 in the Los Angeles-area counties of Commerce and Pico Rivera.
They have since been detected in Tulare, Kern, Imperial, Orange, and Alameda counties.
Another transmitter of the disease, the mosquito Aedes albopictus, was detected in Kern and San Diego counties as well as regions of Los Angeles County.
The mosquitoes can also spread yellow fever. The World Health Organization’s global alert on yellow fever says the disease is “endemic in 10 South and Central American countries and in several Caribbean islands.”
“The disease was originally imported into the Americas from Africa, but became widely established there,” the alert adds.
Last year, the Obama administration announced plans to facilitate the immigration of up to 100,000 Haitians to the U.S. to be “reunited with their families.”
The Caribbean country is currently in the midst of outbreaks of chikungunya and the worst cholera epidemic in recent history.
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Then there is Measles, rare in for decades in the U.S. and declared eradicated in 2000. It came back with a vengeance when someone infected visited Disneyland in 2014. This is now spreading rapidly, and it puts infants and seniors at high risk.
It was almost certainly stared by someone infected who came across from Mexico, as the disease did not exist in the U.S. Disneyland was an excellent center to spread an epidemic, and so is the 2015 Super Bowl game in AZ. Local officials think, pre-game, that some 1,000 people may have already been exposed.
“Measles is one of the most contagious diseases known to man.”
– – Doctor Rebecca Sunenshine (Front Page, AZ Republic 1/23, 2015)
CDC Ties Measles Outbreak to Foreign Origin: http://goo.gl/4f6B9u
It’s not just Mexico and South America, the whole world is exploiting our open borders, including some from terrorist states and regions where Ebola epidemics are raging. TB is back, highly contagious, and CA has issued a report listing it as their state’s major medical risk. Some forms of TB are drug resistant.
It’s not just illegals: How many unscreened Muslims has Obama “legally” allowed in over the past year or two? There are no official numbers (why not?), but estimates are as high as a million. How can this be? Obama risks our national security by allowing the UN (not Congress) to select 95% of the “political refugee” immigrants for America. These are mostly Muslims. ISIS has said many times it will use this policy to place its jihadist terrorists here.
“At least 71 individuals from the three nations affected by the current Ebola outbreak have either turned themselves in or been caught attempting to illegally enter the U.S. by U.S. authorities between January 2014 and July 2014.” How can Ebola be transmitted? The government says, “low risk,” but there are unanswered disturbing questions.
Obama: “You Cannot Get Ebola Sitting Next To Someone On A Bus” – CDC: “Actually, Yes You Can…”
“Ebola is MORE contagious in colder climates, in the winter -than in areas where the outbreak occurred.
It is AT LEAST as contagious as Influenza A.
It takes an amazingly small amount of the Ebola virus to infect you.
They’ve been lying to you about this virus.
With this positive identification of the arrival of Ebola in America, we now have to ask ourselves about how much of a threat this is, and what the elites are attempting to do with this threat.” Read more at:
The US Army did research and validated the airborne spread of Ebola several decades ago. This was tested on monkeys and documented.
The Obama Ebola Strategy Revealed (A guest post). Yikes. Never waste a crisis!
“I have an idea. Let’s bring Ebola here instead of worrying about it coming here unexpectedly. If we are going to put 300 million people in jeopardy it should be our choice to do so rather than having it come as a surprise….”
“Among the significant revelations are that individuals from nations currently suffering from the world’s largest Ebola outbreak have been caught attempting to sneak across the porous U.S. border into the interior of the United States. At least 71 individuals from the three nations affected by the current Ebola outbreak have either turned themselves in or been caught attempting to illegally enter the U.S. by U.S. authorities between January 2014 and July 2014.”
Why not expose our troops while we are at it?
Note: Some of the illegal “children” surging across our borders are infected bioweapons. Others are merely violent and lawless, affiliated with drug gangs. Violence with guns and other weapons in our big cities is increasing. Link.
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) introduced legislation in 2007 to lift the ban that prohibits those with full-blown AIDS from immigrating to the U.S. The ban was ended in 2010. So we’re now forced to accept immigrants with HIV/AIDS. Now where could those immigrants be coming from?? About three-fourths of those afflicted with HIV/AIDS are from Sub-Saharan Africa and South Africa.
Sub-Saharan African countries include Guinea, Eritrea, Liberia, Somalia, Sudan, etc. It was Rep. Barbara Lee who spearheaded lifting the ban. American health could be at risk and we’ll also be forced to pay for immigrants expensive HIV treatment, just as we do for our south-of-the-border friends who arrive with drug-resistant TB.