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One more reason for vaccination. I know my inoculations are up to date; I hope yours are too.

27 Infected With Tuberculosis At Kansas City High School

I don’t have to opine how I can absolutely guarantee that the carrier is an illegal immigrant, do I? We all know it.

Nearly 30 people have tested positive for tuberculosis at a Kansas City-area high school, officials confirmed Wednesday.

That’s about 10 percent of the 300 tested after one person tested positive at Olathe Northwest High School last week, KSHB reports.

“The number of individuals with TB infection does not exceed what we would anticipate in this setting,” said Lougene Marsh, director of the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment in a statement.

Officials have not confirmed who may have been the original carrier of the disease.

“Does not exceed what we anticipate in this setting”? No, of course not. Because you already knew what the setting was: a bunch of disease carrying foreigners forcibly mixed in with a generation of American kids who live such a germ free life that their parents didn’t get them inoculated because of some perceived moral high ground, or because they objected to some possibly GMO derived ingredient in the injections. Because we spent our tax dollars wiping out TB in this country so long ago that nobody even knows what the heck it is anymore. They’ve lost the fear.

Thanks for nothing Obozo. Let’s let another wave of invaders over the border.

PROFESSIONAL UPDATE: A doctor who reads BMEWS, let’s call him Dr. Walker, has written me several times with additional information concerning tuberculosis:

Doc: HI, I am not a registered user, just a reader, and a doctor.  There is no immunization used in the states for tuberculosis.  Shots would not have prevented the outbreak.  Although, border control would have.
Overseas a vaccine called BCG is slightly effective but is not used in developed countries, there are valid reasons too extensive to explain why it is not given here. Suffice it to say one of them is that developed countries don’t need vaccines for TB as it is not rampant in our population. Again, although it likely will be soon.

Drew responds: Thanks for the clarification. So that little thing they stick kids with just tests for TB, not immunizes? Ok.
...

Doc: Rright, it is called a “Mantoux test” it just tests for it, and if you have had the BCG vaccine then that test is positive,, thus making the Mantoux test useless in countries where everyone has had a bcg vaccine....
Actually, Mantoux test tests for exposure to TB, if you have antibodies to it; to see if you actually have active disease you need a chest x-ray and possibly bronchoscopy with washings of the fluid secretions in your lung then await the cultures of that test. this is not simple. I have had experts not be able to pin down a diagnosis for a week or two in my patients due to the diagnostic tests being imperfect and the disease not obvious.
Since there is almost no TB in the states we don’t use BCG vaccine as it is not needed and thus the Mantoux test can be used, relied upon ...  the vaccine is not all that good but is better than nothing and is also why it is not used here.  but in countries where there is TB on every street corner the BCG vaccine helps reduce overall disease burden.

Thanks for that, Dr. Walker.

Quick internet research shows that the standard treatment for TB is to hit it with a cocktail of heavy duty antibiotics for an extended time period. I gather it also spreads through an airborne vector. The point is, border jumpers get into our society with no health screening, so they could be carrying anything and everything in the way of nasty diseases. And I’m pretty certain that whatever “screening” was done with the hordes last summer was cursory at best, and most likely just applied on a random sampling. Looks like some of them didn’t get a chest X-ray, at least.


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