Muslim refugees bringing wave of tuberculosis to Minnesota… CDC silent, media refuses to accurately cover

Thursday, March 21, 2019
By Paul Martin

by: Isabelle Z.
Thursday, March 21, 2019

While parents of schoolchildren in California are being bullied into getting their kids vaccinated and shamed by the mainstream media, refugees are entering our country with highly contagious diseases and the media and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are barely batting an eye.

In the span of five years, 296 cases of active tuberculosis were diagnosed among Somalian refuses in Minnesota alone. In fact, the 81 percent of TB cases that were diagnosed among foreign-born residents in Minnesota is much greater than the 66 percent of tuberculosis cases nationwide attributed to foreign-born residents.

It’s also worth noting that the number of tuberculosis cases reported in the U.S. climbed for the first time in 23 years in 2015, and much of that rise is being pinned on the jump in foreign-born population compared to the total population during the same period.

Many of these Somali-born migrants came to the country through the federal refugee resettlement program. More Somalis are living Minnesota than in any other state. Around 20 percent of Somalis aged five and older speak little or no English, most are Sunni Muslims, and eight out of ten of them live in poverty.

Tax payers in Minnesota spent an estimated $5 million treating active TB cases among refugees, spending roughly $3 million on the Somalian refugees diagnosed with the disease and $2 million on refugees from other countries with the illness.

If this is the first time you’re hearing about this tuberculosis wave, you’re not alone; although sites like Natural News and Breitbart reported on this back in 2016, it’s hardly getting the coverage it deserves. The mainstream media, despite being all too eager to devote countless hours of coverage to measles outbreaks, has been completely ignoring it, with coverage these days coming mostly from more obscure outlets like The Israel Wire.

Michigan’s “culture of concealment” surrounding TB in refugees

Although Minnesota’s TB problem isn’t being widely reported on, at least the statistics are being made available. States like Michigan, on the other hand, are doing their best to ensure that word doesn’t spread about the problem, with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services being accused of adopting a “culture of concealment” when it comes to hiding latent tuberculosis infection rates in refugees from the public.

In fact, Michigan has not been collecting and keeping data on latent TB infection rates. County health departments and private refugee health screening services carrying out initial medical screenings are not sharing their screening data, even though the provision of such data is required by federal health statutes pertaining to refugee health screening.

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