TB Found in Chicago Migrant Shelters

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As you know, constant immigrant surges don’t just threaten our jobs and economy. They also threaten our very lives. In Chicago, that threat comes in the form of tuberculosis or TB.

On Wednesday, health officials from the city confirmed and announced that tuberculosis has indeed been found in the Windy City, with a number of cases popping up among illegal border crossers now being housed in Chicago’s “migrant shelters.”

Of course, those officials are downplaying both the number of known cases and the threat it can deliver to the people of Chicago. They noted a “small number of cases” so far in a “few different shelters. In other words, they don’t want to tell you how many cases there are, but they are widespread throughout the city.

They also added those who are infected are not spreading it.

But I find that hard to believe.

For starters, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC says that, first of all, TB can be fatal. Second of all, it is spread through the air. Please, tell me how something that is spread through the air is not being spread.

But I digress…

According to the CDC, usually the bacteria attack the lungs, however, other body parts, including the brain, spine, and kidneys, can be affected.

Currently, there is no cure for TB or effective vaccine. However, it can be treated with antibiotics. It is assumed most of these infected illegals will get such treatment for free.

According to Dr. Aniruddha Hazra of the University of Chicago, there is no real need to panic. “The people who are most at risk of tuberculosis are the other migrants living in that shelter.”

And when those migrants go out to eat, find a job, etc.?

The city, in particular, its Department of Public Health, says it has not confirmed any reports of TB being the result of new arrivals to the city.

However, then they admit that about 10 to 20 percent of all Central and South American residents have latent TB infection, usually without symptoms and is non-transmissible.

But you’re telling me this didn’t come from outside the US? Right…