the past 40 years, the
those are the ones we know about," Dr. William Levis, attending physician at
known as Hansen's disease, leprosy arrives with immigrants from crowded, poor
countries with scant sanitation. However, its new presence in
symptoms show in bumpy rashes, skin indentations and loss of feeling in hands
and feet. They're usually misdiagnosed because the disease was unheard of in the
Because illegal and legal immigrants are hired into food service, dish washing, cooking, hotels and day care--leprosy finds speedy access across the country.
bug riding in the bodies of newcomers to
Lee Reichman, executive director of
legal immigrants don't get screened under the age of 15. They slip under the
radar. However, it's illegal aliens creating the crisis. Strains of TB once only found in
show you how fast TB spreads; one infected illegal alien will infect between 10
to 50 Americans—depending on his or her public contact. If that illegal alien has children, now
numbering over 1.1 million illegal alien kids in
you stand in line at K-Mart, Krogers, Safeway, Target, Sears, eat at fast food
or go to the movies, you are inches away from those carrying the disease. If
they sneeze, cough, laugh or touch your food, you and your children are at
risk. To date, over 15 million illegal
aliens walk around in our communities across
won't stay put for long. It's found in
overcrowded city conditions, but again, immigrants take jobs in the travel
industry and fast foods. One illegal in
Is anyone talking about it? Yes and no. Dr. Reichman's assistant, Rebecca Stevens calls on patients, but she, too contracted the disease. But most public officials turn a deaf ear toward more 'important' matters such as war and terror since 9/11.
Where does that leave average American citizens? Simple. You are at risk and it's growing daily with 2.1 million newcomers (one million illegally and 1.1 million legally) each year according to the Center for Immigration Studies.
remember my travels in
to be outdone, another disease makes its way across our borders. In
Can you do anything? Most Americans sit, watch, wait and listen until personally affected. By then, it's too late. As you can see, our Congress does nothing and our president works to open the borders to more illegal alien migration. For those who want to take preemptive action, it's time to call, write your senators that you want our border secured with troops and you want deportation of illegal aliens—slowly, methodically and surely. Call your local TV and radio station and demand attention be paid to this crisis.
Once illegal aliens arrive, along with TB, leprosy, Chagas Disease, hepatitis, head lice and AIDS, it becomes our problem. Nothing in the current amnesty bill addresses detection or prevention of diseases arriving in the bodies of illegal aliens.
Sources: 'CASES OF LEPROSY ON THE RISE IN
Sources: MOTHER JONES NEWS, March Issue 2003, Dr. Kevin Patterson, 'THE PATIENT PREDATOR'.
Sources: “Timebomb: Global Epidemic of Multi Drug Resistant Diseases,” Lee Reichmann, MD
Sources: Time Magazine: “Who Left the Door Open?” September 12, 2004
Sources: Carlos Bastien: “Chagas Disease: The Kiss of Death”
About the author: Frosty Wooldridge is a teacher and author has bicycled 100,000 miles on six continents to witness overpopulation up close and ugly. Explosive new book: “IMMIGRATION’S UNARMED INVASION: DEADLY CONSEQUENCES.” www.frostywooldridge.com