Conservatives and Republicans have continuously been trying to warn the public that the incoming flood of immigrants, coupled with our existing illegal immigration problem, posed a serious health risk to America.
Now their predictions may just be coming true as the Casa Grande Dispatch has reported that an outbreak of measles in Arizona has been traced to the local detention facility for illegal immigrants. There are now 11 confirmed cases of measles, and it is likely that more cases will continue to be reported.
Now many are upset and worried that an outbreak will spread. People are voicing their outrage that President Barack Obama’s federal government had not followed the rules and deported the illegals which could probably have been prevented this. Instead they were kept in the US and locked up.
“It’s extremely important that people who have a rash and fever call their health care provider or emergency department ahead of time to let them know they may have measles,” explained the director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, Dr. Cara Christ.
Since many illegal immigrants and refugees from the Middle East don’t have basic health services in their native countries, they tend to carry diseases that we don’t often see in America anymore.
If Obama’s plan to take in tens of thousands of refugees from the Middle East goes forward, we will probably see many more outbreaks of very contagious diseases as the refugees start interacting with American communities.
“Measles is one of the most communicable diseases there is. Ninety percent of non-immune people exposed to measles will get the disease,” Christ stated.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, measles had been eliminated from the U.S. in 2000. Now illegal immigrants have brought the sometimes fatal disease back.