Way to go, Wisconsin! We’ve been chronicling the whole “refugee resettlement” scam, a huge part of Obama’s “remaking” America, including the way local governments and federal contractors scheme to keep you from knowing what’s really going on.
Epidemiologists at the Vermont Department of Health are concealing the number of refugees with contagious active tuberculosis nearly a month after Watchdog reported that more than one-third of Vermont’s resettled refugees test positive for TB.
Earlier this month, Watchdog revealed that 35 percent of Vermont’s incoming refugees in the past four years tested positive for tuberculosis. How many of those cases are contagious and symptomatic, however, remains a secret, as state epidemiologists and top officials at the Health Department have spent weeks blocking efforts to obtain the data.
Now from our friend and one-time Teri O’Brien Show guest Michael Patrick Leahy, whose reporting we have shared extensively at this site, is this latest:
Twenty-seven recently resettled refugees were among the 117 cases of active tuberculosis (TB) diagnosed in Wisconsin in 2014 and 2015, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. That makes the Badger State the new refugee TB capital of the United States.
Wisconsin replaces Louisiana as the state with the most reported cases of active TB among recently resettled refugees in the country.
As Breitbart News has reported previously, twenty-one cases of active TB were diagnosed among recently resettled refugees in Louisiana between 2011 and 2015.
Six other states have reported recently resettled refugees have been diagnosed with active TB: Florida (eleven), Colorado (ten), Idaho (seven), Indiana (four), Kentucky (nine in one county), and North Dakota (four in one county).
Wisconsin may not be the actual leader, though. Only eight of the forty nine states that resettle refugees under the federal refugee resettlement program have responded to Breitbart News requests to provide this important public health data, which resettlement agencies are required by law to monitor and report in each state…
As Breitbart News reported previously, Wisconsin saw one of the biggest increases in TB of any state in 2015: a forty percent increase from 48 cases in 2014 to 69 in 2015.
In 2014, twelve recently resettled refugees were diagnosed with active TB in Wisconsin. That number increased to fifteen cases of active TB among recently resettled refugees in 2015, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
During that same time, the number of multi-drug resistant (MDR) TB cases increased from three in 2014 to four in 2015.
Between 2005 and 2012, twenty cases of MDR TB, all foreign-born, were diagnosed in Wisconsin.
Breitbart News has asked the Wisconsin Department of Health Services how many of the seven cases of MDR TB diagnosed in 2014 and 2015 were foreign-born, and how many were recently resettled refugees, but has not received a response.
MDR TB is a growing threat around the world. In 2015, 480,000 of the 9 million cases of the new cases of active TB diagnosed worldwide were MDR. 190,000 deaths from MDR TB were reported.
Few of those cases have made it to the United States, yet, though that may change as the number of foreign-born residents of the country continues to increase.
In 2014, 91 cases of MDR TB were diagnosed in the United States. The CDC has yet to release the number of MDR TB cases diagnosed in 2015, though it has confirmed the number of active TB cases increased that year by 1.7 percent to 9,563.
Active TB can be successfully treated over six to nine months with a four drug combination at a total cost of $17,000 per patient.
MDR TB, however, is much more expensive to treat, and the success rate is less than the virtual 100 percent cure rate among patients treated with the standard four drug protocol for active TB.
The CDC says that it takes 20 to 26 months to treat MDR TB, at a cost of $150,000. Not all patients with MDR TB survive, even if they receive the complete treatment.
Sounds like this whole import the 3rd world to “remake” America by changing its demographics thing is going to be expensive, huh, Bitter Clinger? We have chronicled the cost here, not just of the medical treatment, but the many other goodies refugees and asylum seekers receive when they arrive.
If you are concerned about the issue of “refugee” (actually economic migrant) resettlement in this country, what do you think we should do about it? Or, are you unconcerned, agreeing with Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton that denying entry to these people, 98% of whom are Muslims from jihadist hotbeds, would not be “who we are?”