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What kind of diseases do the illegal immigrants harbor that could spread through the USA?
Americans normally get medical check-ups, medical care when ill, and vaccinations. Each person who goes on a vacation somewhere DOES face the risk of catching disease from the place he goes. We shouldn't be exposed to those diseases from Illegals bringing them IN. Don't complacently think you can't catch them because you're healthy. Your children are also at risk.
Thank you for the info Cher that is what I was needing. ;)
- 2 decades agoFavorite Answer
Our Golden Door is propped open thanks to advocacy and legal aid of Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Foundation, National Immigration Law Center, Southern Poverty Law Center, and similar open border groups America is fast becoming Hospital to the World.
Horrendous diseases that long ago America had conquered are resurging. Horrific diseases common in Third World poverty and medical ignorance suddenly are appearing in American emergency rooms and medical offices. Along with the visible invasion of Illegal Aliens across our borders is an invisible invasion of deadly diseases.
Many illegals who skulk across our borders have tuberculosis (TB). That disease had disappeared from America thanks to excellent hygiene and powerful modern drugs such as Isoniazid and Rifampin. TB’s swift, deadly return now is lethal for about 60% of those infected. The culprit is the new Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Until recently MDR-TB was endemic to MexicoThe mycobacterium tuberculosis is resistant to at least two major TB drugs. Ordinary TB usually is cured in six months with four drugs (that cost about $2000). MDR-TB takes 24 months with many expensive drugs with toxic side effects (that cost around $250,000). Each Illegal Alien with MDR-TB coughs and infects numerous people who will not show symptoms immediately. Latent disease explodes later, like a time bomb.
TB was virtually absent in Virginia until in 2002 it spiked a 17% increase, but Prince William County, not far from Washington, D.C., had a meteoric rise of 188%. Public health officials blamed immigrants. Indiana School of Medicine in 2001 studied an outbreak of MDR-TB traced to illegal aliens from Mexico.
The Queens, New York, health department attributed 81% of new TB cases in 2001 to immigrants. The Centers for Disease Control ascribed 42% of all new TB cases to “foreign born” people who have up to eight times higher incidence. Apparently 66% of all TB cases coming to America originate in Mexico, the Philippines, and Viet Nam.
Virulent TB outbreaks afflicted schoolteachers and children in Michigan, and adults and kids in Texas. The teachers and kids caught it at school from coughing children of Illegal Aliens. In Minnesota, policemen suddenly came down with MDR-TB. The cops caught it in their patrol cars when they arrested Illegal Aliens who coughed in their faces. Recently TB erupted in Portland, Maine, and Del Ray Beach, Florida.
Chagas Disease has no known cure. Chagas has the revolting nickname of kissing bug disease. The Reduviid bug has parasites that favor the lips and face for infection. That noxious Trypanosoma-Cruzi protozoan annually infects 18 million people in Latin America and causes 50,000 deaths. This seditious disease also infiltrates America’s blood supply. Chagas affects blood transfusions and transplanted organs. Hundreds of blood recipients may be silently infected. After 10 to 20 years, up to 30% will die when their hearts or intestines, enlarged and weakened by Chagas Disease, burst. Two people died of the three people in 2001 who received Chagas-infected organ transplants.
Leprosy, a scourge in Biblical days and in medieval Europe, so horribly destroys flesh, faces, and fingers it was called Disease of the Soul. Lepers quarantined in leprosaria sounded noisemakers when they ventured out to warn people to stay far away. Leprosy or Hansen’s Disease was so rare in America that in 40 years only 900 people were afflicted. Suddenly, in the past three years America has more than 7,000 cases of leprosy. Leprosy now is endemic to northeastern states. There are leprosy clinics in New York City. Illegal Aliens and other immigrants brought leprosy from India, Brazil, the Caribbean, and Mexico.
Dengue Fever is exceptionally rare in America though common in Ecuador, Peru, Viet Nam, Thailand, Bangladesh, Malaysia, and Mexico. Recently there was a virulent outbreak of Dengue Fever on the Webb County, Texas, border with Mexico. Though Dengue usually is not a fatal disease, Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever, is one strain of the disease that routinely kills.
Polio was eradicated from America but now reappears in illegal immigrants. Intestinal parasites were mostly obliterated. Our fine sanitation and microbe-safe food supplies made them disappear. But they are back, in the bodies of Illegal Aliens.
Malaria was obliterated but now is re-emerging in Texas and other states. No mosquito that bites a person infected with malaria checks identification papers before biting another person to transmit debilitating fever.
About 4000 young children under age five annually in America contract the infectious disease called Kawasaki Disease. Youngsters develop fever, red eyes, “strawberry tongue,” and acute inflammation of their coronary arteries and other blood vessels. Many suffer heart attacks and sudden death.
Hepatitis A, B, and C are resurging. An outbreak of Hepatitis A in 2003 near Pittsburgh endangered 3000 thanks to infected Mexico-grown scallions and Illegal Alien kitchen workers in a Chi-Chi’s restaurant. Two Americans died. Asians number 4% of Americans but over 50% of Hepatitis B cases. We inoculate all newborns for Hepatitis B although mainly Asians are susceptible. Why? The answer is political judgment not medical judgment.
Deadly Marburg disease, like the fierce hemorrhagic Ebola, right now in April, 2005, is devastating Angola. Physicians in that African country are despairing as hundreds of infected people bleed to death. Just one infected person who could walk through the Golden Door of our Hospital to the World could be a suicide bomber with incendiaries in his arteries, veins, or capillaries.
Terrorists are buying so-called “weapons grade” strains of disease organisms for bio-warfare. America risks devastation by evil intent of a terrorist or by innocent accident of an infected Illegal Alien walking through our foolishly open Golden Door.
Illegal Aliens secret in their bodies invisible, deadly time bombs. Homeland Security ignores these lethal weapons of health destruction.
- Anonymous2 decades ago
TB is one . It would be easier to list what they wouldn't have . They don't give shots for disease like we do in the US . Here , most children by the age of 5 have had all their immunization shots to start school .
I work in the health field and we see a lot of sickness with the children of illegals . Whooping Cough , Measles , etc ...For the adults , there is a lot of syphilis and other sexual diseases . Chagas is another one and that one has no cure ..
Here is something else to think about . We trade with Mexico and they ship a lot of fresh veg here but do you know that they use human waste as a fertilizer on some of the vegetables they grow .
They don't have running water and no toilets on their farms sooo they use the nearest bush , shurb or tree .
Even though Mexico is a very rich country , they don't spend any of it to enrich their people . That's why their people are like those from a third world country .Source(s): The State Health Dept in all 50 states
- puresplprixLv 42 decades ago
The same ones that Americans that go on vacation where ever the immigrants are from and bring back after eating, drinking and having sex with people while they are there. That was a very discriminant comment you act like Americans don't go to every other country on this earth and bring back diseases
- 2 decades ago
They used to say it was TB, but I don't know if it was ever true. The medical situation down there is so far behind the US, and the poverty is high so not everyone gets the immunizations we do in the states. It is not just Mexico a lot of smaller country's have the same problems. But to answer your question I don't know that there really is a specific disease.
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- Anonymous2 decades ago
Intelligence. You better be careful son, you might catch it. Actually, with your level of immunity, don't worry, you are thick as a brick.
Overall, the U.S., the wealthiest nation on the planet, takes in only about 2 percent of the world’s total immigrant population. And today, the percentage of the U.S. population that is foreign-born is lower than it was 100 years ago.
- Anonymous5 years ago
This is a interesting question. For sure the real answer is yes they do but just as they do so do we who were born and raised here. You are speaking about the undocumented worker but remember that AIDS came from Africa by a Canadian flight attendant who was here legally. It would be better for all to be very watchful of where they are going and with whom they come in contact with, but there will be times when you are no giving a choice. You need to eat, go to the Doctor, travel on airlines, buses and so forth.
- 2 decades ago
A bit harsh-diseases of all sorts are on the rise everywhere.!!!!!!!!!!!
But to answer yours-TB and not to long ago Smallpox was creeping his ugly head there .Rheumatic Fever and Measles.
Just looked -Cher has it right. Polio is showing its ugly head. And many she mentioned. Do we need to ad more to an already problem area. Do we do nothing at all or do we do the best we can to isolate it?
- Anonymous2 decades ago
It has been said by others the worst kinds of diseases imaginable. Horrible diseases third world diseases. Diseases not seen since the middle ages.
- diehard0603Lv 42 decades ago
Oh brooooooooother, as if Americans don't have their own diseases to spread around the world!
- yars232cLv 62 decades ago
Can someone...anyone...please tell me in the world where it is illegal for it's government to protect it's borders?
I used to be an American. Now I am nobody.
- 2 decades ago
Common sense, a hard work ethic, and an appreciation of what a privilege it is to live in America.