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Illegal Immigration: Importing Illness

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As the Obama administration dumps over 4000 more illegal alien kids into the US Border Patrol is reporting a lot of nasty unchecked illnesses are coming with these children and the adults, and threatening to spread as they are dispersed throughout the US by the feds.

One example is TB…

(Breitbart) – Seven refugees with active tuberculosis (TB) were diagnosed shortly after their resettlement in Idaho between 2011 and 2015, according to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.
This makes Idaho the seventh state to confirm to Breitbart News that recently arrived refugees have been diagnosed with active TB.

The other states in which recently arrived refugees have been diagnosed with active TB include: Louisiana (twenty-one), Florida (eleven), Colorado, (ten), Indiana (four), Kentucky (where nine were diagnosed in one county), and North Dakota (where four refugees who resided in the United States for less than five years were diagnosed in one county).

Idaho is one of fourteen states that have withdrawn from the federal refugee resettlement program where the federal government has hired a voluntary agency (VOLAG) to resettle refugees under the statutorily questionable Wilson Fish alternative program.

In Idaho, the federal government has contracted the Idaho Office for Refugees (IOR), a division of the large non-profit known as Janus, to run the program. Janus is one of the largest organizations within the lucrative and politically connected refugee resettlement industry, which is paid more than $1 billion per year by the federal government.

Jan Reeves, the man who runs IOR, was honored by the Obama administration at the White House in 2013 as a “champion of change.”

“The White House honors ten leaders with the Welcoming America organization — helping immigrants integrate civicilly, linguistically and socially into the fabric of their neighborhoods – and our nation,” the announcement read.

“During the last 5 years, Mr. Reeves, in partnership with the City of Boise Mayor’s Office, has led the effort to more fully integrate refugees into the community and create a more welcoming environment for all newcomers. Through the successful engagement of dozens of community partners, this effort has led to the development and implementation of Boise’s first Refugee Community Plan,” the White House said of Reeves.

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4,650 refugees were resettled in Idaho between 2011 and 2015. Of these, 17 percent, or 785 were from Iraq, 15 percent, or 708, were from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 12 percent, or 554, were from Bhutan, and 11 percent, or 500, were from Burma.

The Congo, Burma, and Bhutan are countries with high rates of active TB and latent TB infection (LTBI).

90 percent of the 4,650 refugees resettled in Idaho between 2011 and 2015, or 4202, were medically screened within the first three months of their arrival, according to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

Of those screened, 21 percent (896) tested positive for LTBI.

Only four percent of the general population in the United States tests positive for LTBI.

A recent UC San Diego study concluded that high rates of LTBI among resettled refugees “increase risk of active TB in refugee resettlement communities.”

The rate of LTBI among refugees resettled in other states ranges from 35 percent to 12 percent in these states: Vermont (35 percent), Tennessee (27 percent), Indiana (26 percent), Minnesota (22 percent), Texas (15 percent), and California (12 percent). In addition, one county in North Dakota reports a 29 percent rate of LTBI infection among recently arrived refugees.

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare also provided Breitbart News with a breakdown of B1, B2, and B3 tuberculosis health risk notifications it received from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) through its Electronic Disease Notification system between 2011 and 2015 at the time of refugee arrivals.

274 B1 notifications were received, 160 B2 notifications were received, and 8 B3 notifications were received.

“The CDC sends all B notifications simultaneously to both the local public health districts and state public health. Upon each notification, the state works very closely with the local public health district to ensure treatment is offered and monitored. With these direct notifications from the CDC, neither the state nor counties require identical notifications from Janus,” a spokesperson for the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare tells Breitbart News.

“Approximately 44% of TB B notifications are for non-refugee visa types,” the spokesperson adds.

B1 tuberculosis health risk notices are for what the CDC calls “active non-infectious” cases of TB where radiographs indicate the presence of the disease but sputum spears and cultures are negative.

B2 tuberculosis health risk notices indicate positive tests for LTBI

B3 tuberculosis health risk notices indicate the individual has been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with active TB.

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare also provided some data on the treatment of refugees who tested positive for LTBI.

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