Wednesday, November 12, 2014

First Ebola, now Dengue hemorrhagic fever has arrived in the U.S.

U.S. Agents Take Undocumented Immigrants Into Custody Near Tex-Mex Border
                Photo by John Moore/Getty Images

The immigration policies of the Obama administration and the democrats in Congress have opened the door to another disease, Dengue hemorrhagic fever that is now showing up in the U.S., Jerome R. Corsi of WND reported on Tuesday. With the influx of unaccompanied illegal minors who have illegally entered the U.S. this year, Dr. Lee Hieb, past president of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, explained to WND in an interview that the U.S is now facing another deadly disease. Hieb told Corsi, “The big picture here is that we are getting all these diseases brought into the United States by the ‘imported disease people’ from Latin America. Other diseases tied to illegal aliens include Chagas disease, Enterovirus D-68, drug-resistant tuberculosis and malaria. We don’t generally test fordengue fever, because until recently we have not had hordes of people coming into the United States from areas of the world like Latin America where dengue fever is endemic. With other diseases, like TB, we generally test to see if immigrants coming into the United States legally have the disease. But if you’re one of the “chosen few” coming into the United States illegally from Latin America, the U.S. does no health screening whatsoever,” Hieb said. Corsi said that in March 2014, as the Ebola outbreak was first becoming evident in West Africa, the United Nations World Health Organization warned the incidence of dengue hemorrhagic fever had “grown dramatically” around the world in recent decades. Corisi also reported that at least 2.5 billion people, more than 40 percent of the world’s population, were now at risk from dengue, and that the World Health Organization (WHO) anticipated that some 50 to 100 million dengue infections would occur worldwide every year. Hieb explained to Corsi on why allowing into the U.S. illegal immigrants already infected by diseases such as malaria and dengue fever will increase the risk of starting an epidemic of a disease that was once thought to have been eradicated in the U.S. “Right now, if you get bitten by a mosquito in your backyard in Nebraska, the chance of you getting malaria or dengue fever is very small,” Hieb said. “But the more people you bring into the United States who have malaria or dengue fever in their blood streams, the greater the chances you are going to get malaria or dengue fever from being bitten by a mosquito in your backyard in Nebraska.”Aaron Klein first reported of the dengue hemorrhagic fever in the U.S. in October 2014 in which he found that cases of the dengue hemorrhagic fever mosquito had surfaced in San Diego as well as Los Angeles. As a result, suspicions were growing that the disease-bearing mosquitoes have been carried into the United States on the clothing and baggage of the “unaccompanied minors”. According to the National Library of Medicine, the Dengue hemorrhagic fever is a severe, potentially deadly infection spread by mosquitoes, mainly the species “Aedes aegypti”. Four different dengue viruses are known to cause dengue hemorrhagic fever. Dengue hemorrhagic fever occurs when a person is bitten by a mosquito that is infected with the virus. There are more than 100 million new cases of dengue fever every year throughout the world. A small number of these develop into dengue hemorrhagic fever. Most infections in the United States are brought in from other countries. Risk factors for dengue hemorrhagic fever include having antibodies to dengue virus from an earlier infection and being younger than 12, female, or Caucasian.

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