Originally Posted at PatDollard.com:
This is another side effect or consequence of a porous border and not enforcing immigration laws. How many other diseases will start springing up as Obama allows more illegal immigrants into our country through his Deferred Deportation program and pending amnesty program?
This is another reason we need to control our borders and determine who is coming here and whether they have been properly vaccinated before bringing third world diseases into the United States endangering our children and more Americans.
TB is contracted by inhaling droplets from infected patients who sneeze, cough or laugh.
Los Angeles CBS has this report:
The feds are descending on downtown Los Angeles to combat a dangerous outbreak of a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis.
KCAL9's Jeff Nguyen went downtown in search of people who may have been exposed.
John Williams started living at the Weingart shelter on LA’s Skid Row two weeks ago. Before he could be admitted, he had to undergo a screening for tuberculosis.
“They make you go get checked before you get into one of these programs because they don’t want it spread out in there,” Williams said.
With nearly 80 cases of tuberculosis being identified in LA County since 2007 — thirty of which have been on Skid Row — tuberculosis screenings are more important than ever for some.
In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has launched a coordinated effort to contain the area’s largest outbreak in a decade.
Worldwide TB cases
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