Illegal immigration is threatening our sovereignty and our national security. It is also presents a danger to the health of our nation.
Border Patrol has seen Tuberculosis, scabies, Hand and Foot Disease, and Chagos as well as H1N1 (“swine”) flu, EV-D 68, and chicken pox, et al. We can expect Dengue and Ebola at some point. Click here for more information.
Too few understand the seriousness of the situation.
There is no denying the tropical Chagas disease Mr. Obama has helped usher into the States. It will be very expensive to treat people coming here with Chagos and since we don’t screen the one million illegal immigrants coming into our country each year, we can expect it to burden our already burdened healthcare system.
It is spread by a bug but it can also spread through the blood.
The United States is non endemic for Chagos. It is spread by the “kissing bug” and is found in Mexico and Latin American countries like Nicaragua, Guatemala, and El Salvador, where it is endemic.
In other words, it has been imported to the United States with the illegal immigrants who are freely flowing over our borders.
Instead of caring for the sick, Mr. Obama is putting them on planes, trains and in ICE vans and sending them around the country. Mr. Obama doesn’t care about these people. He cares about transforming the electorate into a permanent Democrat majority.
The Daily Mail reported that over 300,000 Americans have been infected but because many U.S. healthcare workers are unaware of the disease, many cases of the parasite have gone unnoticed.
If caught early, it can be cured. However, it can be symptomatic. There is little in the way of medication for the condition. The drugs available aren’t approved in the U.S. We have the FDA “protecting” us.
It is primarily spread throughout the feces of kissing bugs aka Triatomine bugs.
Triatomine bugs live primarily in mud, thatch or adobe huts in Mexico, South America and Central America. They hide in crevices in the walls or roof during the day, then come out at night — often feeding on sleeping humans.
Chagas commonly affects people in poverty-stricken areas and most U.S. cases are found in immigrants.
Infected bugs defecate after feeding, leaving behind T. cruzi parasites on the skin. The parasites can then enter your body through your eyes, mouth, a cut or scratch, or the wound from the bug’s bite.
Scratching or rubbing the bite site helps the parasites enter your body. Once in your body, the parasites multiply and spread.
Mothers can infect unborn babies.
It leads to fever, fatigue, aching, rash,eyelid swelling, enlargement of the liver or spleen, swollen glands, loss of appetite, diarrhea and vomiting.
Symptoms can come back after 10 to 20 years.
It can cause irregular heartbeat, congestive heart failure, sudden cardiac arrest, difficulty swallowing due to enlarged esophagus, abdominal pain or constipation due to enlarged colon digestive problems.
The parasite can eventually make its way to the heart, where it can live and multiply.
About a quarter of the people who contract Chagas, develop enlarged heart or intestines that can burst causing sudden death.
It can be mild or severe. It can be short-lived or chronic.
The CDC says most people with the disease contracted it in Mexico or South America before coming here.
It is most often diagnosed in children.
Peter Hotez, MD, dean of Baylor College of Medicine’s National School of Tropical Medicine in Houston, wrote: ‘Based on the chronic morbidities and high mortalities, the prolonged and expensive treatment courses, the lack of therapeutic options, and barriers to access to essential medicines, a patient living with Chagas disease faces formidable challenges that resemble those faced by someone living with HIV/AIDS.’
Since it can be spread through the blood, blood banks in the U.S. have screened for it since 2007.