“Refugee” TB Update: Colorado and Vermont Admit More Infected Than Reported

The almost total news blackout on stories about the “refugees” that Obama is hellbent on importing into our country, including the number infected with TB, continues.

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From one-time Teri O’Brien Show guest Michael Patrick Leahy, who has been doing excellent reporting on this issue over at Breitbart:

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment admits that sixteen refugees were diagnosed with active TB between 2011 and 2014.
The admission comes one month after Breitbart News reported ten recently arrived refugees in Colorado were diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB). Between 2011 and 2014, 16 out of 7,754 refugees were diagnosed with active TB at the time of their initial medical screening.

That’s one out of every 484 arriving refugees.

During that same time period, 67 out of the state’s estimated 4.5 million U.S.-born residents were diagnosed with active TB.

That’s one out of every 67,164 U.S.-born residents of Colorado.

Refugees resettled in Colorado developed active TB at a rate 138 times higher than U.S.-born residents of Colorado.

The number of refugees resettled in Colorado between 2011 and 2015 diagnosed with active TB may actually be higher than sixteen, since the most recent total does not include any refugees who may have been diagnosed in 2015.

As Breitbart News reported previously, at least one migrant to Colorado in 2015 reported as a “B1” tuberculosis health risk by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) was diagnosed with active TB that year.

Also, unlike several other states which track refugees who develop active TB within one to five years of their arrival in the United States, the most recent Colorado data only reports refugees who are diagnosed with active TB at the time of their initial domestic medical screening, which usually takes place within 90 days of their arrival.

According to the newly reported data on refugee health from the Colorado Department of Health for the years 2011 to 2014, 19 percent of the refugees – or 1,348 out of 7,754–tested positive for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI).

Of those, 71 percent – or 961 out of 1,348 — initiated treatment.

Of those, 79 percent – or 759 out of 961 — completed treatment within one year.

All told, only 56 percent of those refugees who tested positive for LTBI — or 759 out of 1,348 — successfully completed treatment within one year of testing positive.

The low rate of successfully completed treatment among refugees who test positive for LTBI in Colorado is consistent with the results of several recent medical studies.

One study, in particular, conducted at UC San Diego in 2013, concluded that this low rate of successful treatment for LTBI may be one of the reasons that high rates of LTBI among resettled refugees “increase [the] risk of active TB in refugee resettlement communities.”

The upgraded number of refugees diagnosed with active TB in Colorado- from ten to at least sixteen–comes just days after officials with the State of Vermont made an equally embarrassing admission–that the number of refugees diagnosed with active TB in the Green Mountain State was not just the three they initially confirmed, but was, in fact, seventeen, between 2003 and June 30, 2016.

Most, if not all, of the seventeen cases of active TB diagnosed among refugees in Vermont arose from refugees who were cleared prior to their arrival in overseas medical screenings, (emphasis mine) but arrived with pre-existing tubercular conditions, either LTBI or what the Office of Refugee Resettlement calls “active non-infectious tuberculosis.”

What do you think we should do about this effort by the Obama Regime to colonize our country from within?

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