Tuberculosis in the Migrant and Refugee Population: Is Silence Deception?

This story from Fargo, ND this week got me thinking.

Refugees and tuberculosis: After Fargo commissioner expresses fears, other officials offer perspective

Before I tell you more about the apparent sudden realization by some in North Dakota that refugees are admitted to the US with tuberculosis (I was shocked by that fact in 2007!),  know that this is how and why the US Refugee Admissions Program has become reviled by many: the contractors and promoters of it keep secret certain things they don’t want the public to know because the general public would find it unacceptable.
When citizens learn the truth, then they believe they have been lied to!
One such example involves the issue of the infectious diseases that are permitted entry to the US with the refugee flow. (A separate issue is the one involving diseases that arrive with illegal aliens and travelers.)

Symptoms and signs to watch for!

We permit refugees with Latent TB and HIV entry to the US and then we, the taxpayers, must fund their medication and the cost of tracking those people through our local health departments.  There is even some evidence that we have admitted refugees with active TB as well. (See one of many stories on that subject at Breitbart, here.)
Just recently the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) put out an analysis of their data from 2017 which confirms that, yes, we have thousands of active cases of TB in the US and most involve immigrants. Asians top the list (that would include refugees from Burma).
Here is the news from Fargo that attracted my attention:

FARGO — City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn proposed this week to cut off refugee resettlement in Fargo after airing concerns about local refugees who carry tuberculosis. His proposal floundered after other commissioners did not support it.

Now we have the media scurrying to put peoples’ minds at ease!

We talked with health and refugee resettlement officials about TB, a potentially serious infectious bacterial disease that mainly affects the lungs, and got some perspective on the issue.

In 2018, Cass County had 133 cases of latent TB. Those are cases in which someone carries TB, but isn’t contagious. Of those 133, 24 were refugees. There were also five active cases of TB, none of which were refugees.

Desi Fleming

Monday’s City Commission meeting took a contentious turn after Piepkorn called for a stop to refugee resettlement in Fargo. “People will die,” he said. His concern appeared to be with the 24 refugees carrying latent TB.

Desi Fleming, public health director for Fargo Cass Public Health, explained why people with latent TB are not considered a threat. “Someone with latent tuberculosis can not spread the disease to others,” she told WDAY-TV. She said anyone with latent TB would be watched closely and caught before they posed a health risk.

“People with latent TB have no restrictions. They are being followed medically. They’re on treatment, and the treatment kills the germs inside the body,” Fleming said.

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Once again, we see the effort being made to lull concerned citizens back to sleep.
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Here (under Prevention Challenges), and in response to Ms. Fleming, is what the CDC said just last month on the issue of latent TB and the problem with managing it so it doesn’t become active!

Treatment duration and completion
~Treatment TB disease can be lengthy. Patients are often unable or reluctant to take medication for several months. For people with TB disease, inadequate treatment can lead to treatment failure, relapse, ongoing transmission, and development of drug resistance.
~For people with latent TB infection, medication for a condition with no symptoms of illness is often not a priority.

So Ms. Fleming can say she is watching her latent TB immigrants carefully, but is everyone? How about when they move from one meatpacking town to another, are they tracked? Does someone make sure they are taking their meds after they move? And, how about the fact that taxpayers are paying for all of this!

question markI debated with myself about whether this news fits my overall theme here at Frauds, Crooks and Criminals, but obviously decided that deceiving citizens by keeping important information about “new Americans” from us is a form of fraud. What do you think? 
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19 thoughts on “Tuberculosis in the Migrant and Refugee Population: Is Silence Deception?

  1. Almost 3,000 cases of active TB have been identified in Minnesota in the last 10 years alone. We also lead the nation with an 80% share of the measles outbreak for the entire country…and located in the very same areas of Minnesota as the diagnosed TB cases…
    Then there are the other 18 diseases identified, and some quite lethal..
    The St Louis Park (Minneapolis suburb) school system and Health Department was actually caught 2 years ago hiding the active TB cases from faculty, parents and the community.
    6 people died in 2017 in the Woodbury (eastern part of St Paul suburbs) area of Minnesota.. 5 or 6 more were identified, but the story dead ended there..
    This place is a mess..

  2. Anne: fully support your including this issue under your blog title. The immigration process is replete with fraud.

  3. Ann, of course it is fraud. The main thing that comes to my mind is no one can force these migrants or refugees to even go in the first time for testing or treatment. So they cannot be tracked. No wonder there are all these meat packing recalls. Can’t even eat ground beef anymore. The whole refugee scheme is a big fraud on the American people.

  4. My wife is in the medical field. Trust me when I say this a much larger problem than any of us know, at least those who care about the country more than virtue signals. In other words people who have caused this massive rise in TB knew they were going to cause it but kept silent.

  5. Remember Ellis Island? People wishing admittance into America were screened for illness,
    if they were ill, they were not allowed in, we need to do this at our borders.

  6. Another issue which really bothers me is foreign meat from Brazil, China, etc., if it is packaged in
    this country, they can state the meat is a product of the USA. This is major fraud.

    1. In light of the problems with meat processing and packaging of all sorts in the US (using refugee labor), I have long recommended that meat lovers find a local source of meat in any nearby farm community.

        1. Yes, good and better than creating more demand for refugee laborers. I would gladly pay more for those strawberries we are always told will cost more if we close the border!

      1. Reminds me of the southeastern slaughterhouse long employing and exploiting illegals that was periodically be emptied out by ICE. They finally arrested the employers, as law permits and calls for, and lo and behold the impoverished native Americans of the area all had jobs. Funny how that works.

  7. Same happening downunder, in Australia. We’re finding that diseases once thought eradicated here are on the way back due to the influx of illegal migrants, TB is just one of them.

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