Tuberculosis, diseases spreading at immigration camps

Posted: July 7, 2014 in Uncategorized
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“The amount of tuberculosis is astonishing,” one health care provider told me. “The nurses are telling us the kids are really sick. The tuberculosis is definitely there.””The nurses are telling us the kids are really sick,” the source told me. “The tuberculosis is definitely there.”My source said there are children showing classic tuberculosis symptoms — spitting up blood, a constant cough and chest pain.

Dr. Marc Siegel, a professor of medicine at New York University’s Langone Medical Center and a Fox News A Team medical contributor, said tuberculosis appears to be spreading through several counties in southern Texas. He told me that some counties are reporting twice the usual average number of cases.

“Some of the tuberculosis that comes from Central America is drug resistant,” he told me. “It’s not easier to spread but it is harder to treat. I’m concerned about that.”

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/07/07/immigration-crisis-tuberculosis-spreading-at-camps/

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