A tuberculosis outbreak at Grant Union High School in Sacramento is providing a glimpse into the new reality we will face under Hussein Obamaâ€™s open borders.
It used to be that health screenings were a common part of the immigration process, and they still are for those who respect the country and its laws enough to go through the system.
For todayâ€™s modern border-crashers, under our â€œif you can get here you can stayâ€ policy, physicals are a minor consideration only for those apprehended and released. Those who are able to evade our severely understaffed Border Patrol agents can bring their infections in with them and share them with the American citizens and our families.
One student at Grant Union tested positive for TB in February, and that led to more testing which revealed four other students who were infected with active TB. The Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services spokesperson, LauraÂ McCasland, said that the three related cases are considered an outbreak.
Four of the originally discovered studentâ€™s friends and relatives also have contracted active TB, for a total nine known related cases.
Active TB, according to Olivia Kasirye, the county public health officer, is contagious if it is located in the lungs and accompanied by a cough.
The four additional students are not considered infectious, Kasirye said, adding that an outbreak such as this was not uncommon. The four additional students are receiving treatment.
Over 450 students and staff have been tested as a result of this infection and their close proximity to the initial infected student.
The frequency of discoveries and outbreaks such as this is sure to increase dramatically as those infected among the ranks of what they are calling â€œCentral American refugeesâ€ are dispersed among our population.
Additionally, those who have an unobstructed path across the border due to the overwhelmed interdiction capacity of our preoccupied Border Patrol agents are free to bring with them unknown threats of every imaginable kind, and surely are.
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