Border guards are used to dealing with illegal aliens who try to enter the US and deal with drug dealers, or at least those who carry contraband into the United States. There are even occasional shootings in the agency's premises.
But there's probably nothing that could trigger an adrenaline rush for one of these federal employees, rather than realizing that the person you've just met may be infected with tuberculosis, measles, or chickenpox.
It is an issue that requires much more attention than, according to an expert executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Ing. Jane Orient.
She told WND Monday that things the immigration officer needs to know, whether they have communicable diseases, where they've been and whom they've met, where they're going and who they are going to be "all these things we really do not know," said you. "Intentionally."
The fact that newcomers bring communicable diseases to the US is not new. Recently, however, there have been some reports of concern.
Kalen McBreen told Infowars that "hundreds of new arrivals today have come to San Antonio from an area in the Congo in Africa and hundreds more are on their way. [1
A massive outbreak of the Ebola virus has occurred in this area of the Conge, and according to the report, the World Health Organization has confirmed that one out of every four Ebola infections in the Congo remains undetected.
Then it was the MS-13 gang member who presented himself as part of a "family" at the border.
With him was a child about 18 months old.
Orient was worried.
"The problem is to recruit people with a disease you do not know about. They do not know where they went or where they went, who they were in contact with, "she said.
Sometimes, people with a communicable disease are contagious, with no symptoms to show, and can transmit a disease virus.
That, she warned, "can be deadly".
She cited the Ebola cases found in the United States only a few years ago. Then a patient just showed up in a hospital in Dallas.
With regard to this threat, there are likely to be only a handful of hospital beds equipped for the treatment of Ebola.
Then there are latent TB, as many as they may have noticed immigrants.
"Coughing in the bus and you have a busload infected," she warned.
#BorderPatrol Agent taking care of a 1.5-year-old child with chickenpox, which was part of a fraudulent family unit. The man the child was with is not related to the child and has ties to the MS-13 gang. Our agents continue to do their best in this crisis. pic.twitter.com/vvCMQVuvA1
– CBP El Centro (@CBPElCentro) June 7, 2019
Only a few months ago, WND reported concerns about swine fever – illegal immigrants ,
At the time, Reuters reported that thousands of such patients were banned for their illness or exposure to disease.
At this time, mumps were also confirmed, 186 cases in Texas At that time, the facilities were alone.
In a facility in Colorado, it was worse, 357 cases in just a few weeks.
Elizabeth Lee Vliet, MD, also from the AAPS, warned several years ago that viruses and infections had already occurred in other countries where there had been a large number of migrants.
"US and German citizens are at considerable risk from politically correct intake of undocumented immigrants from countries with a high prevalence of infectious diseases, many of whom are difficult or impossible to treat. However, the authorities in both countries have not fully informed the public about the dangers, "she wrote.
She added, "TB is one of the most serious threats. Latent tuberculosis can remain inactive for years or even decades. It is alarming that 18 percent of Arizona's refugees arrive with latent tuberculosis, while in the general population of Arizona the incidence was only 4 percent. Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), which is common in migrants, can cost more than US $ 400,000 per patient compared to US $ 20,000 for drug-dependent tuberculosis that is prevalent in US-born patients. The treatment of MDR-TB has serious side effects with no guarantee of success, "she said.