Once again, doing the job Americans won’t do - and that is spreading diseases that were mostly eradicated in this nation. This is a DIRECT result of allowing millions of people to enter this country illegally who are NOT SCREENED for DISEASES. Thanks to George Bush who refuses to secure our borders. I hope his family catches Whooping Cough. Oh that’s right. His family will never have a chance to come into contact with this disease or any other because they live in their own little high society where they rarely brush shoulders with illegal aliens like WE are forced to. God damn elitist!
Posted: December 4, 2007
WASHINGTON – Cover your mouth when you cough.
Wash your hands frequently.
And don’t knowingly expose yourself to those infected with an illness you may have thought was a thing of the past.
That’s the advice from public health officials who report small outbreaks of whooping cough, or pertussis, in all 50 states – with some pockets resulting in school closings and even one infant death.
The Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta reports some 8,000 cases in the U.S. this season.
At Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C., the campus has been shut down for an early Christmas break as a result of a major outbreak among students and staff. Some of the 30 infected with the bacterial disease at Bob Jones reportedly had been vaccinated against the illness as infants, suggesting those inoculations are not holding up after 20 years.
The fall semester officially ended prematurely – a full week before the scheduled date.
The state Department of Health and Environmental Control said that it is working with the school to make sure all necessary precautions are being taken to prevent the spread of the disease.
Whooping cough is an infection of the respiratory system, characterized by severe coughing spells that end in a “whooping” sound when the person breathes in.
The bacterial disease is highly contagious and can be treated with antibiotics. There is a vaccination against pertussis available for children 6 years old and younger.
A rise in diseases such as whooping cough, tuberculosis, malaria, measles and even leprosy are creating public health concerns and have hit hospitals and health care systems already financially burdened by indigent illegals flooding emergency rooms and urgent care centers.
Madeleine Pelner Cosman, author of a report in the spring issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, is one of those professionals who has linked the increase in diseases with illegal immigration.
“Certain diseases that we thought we had vanquished years ago are coming back, and other diseases that we’ve never seen or rarely seen in America, because they’ve always been the diseases of poverty and the third world, are coming in now,” she said.