Congress must tighten Tuberculosis testing and reporting requirements for refugee flow

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“[Within 90 days! So they are walking around with active TB for months!—ed]”

Refugee Resettlement Watch

Michael Patrick Leahy writing at Breitbartpublished one more reportin his series that extensively analyzes the Tuberculosis problem in the US refugee population. Here we learn that in Illinois, 8 cases of ACTIVE TB were discovered in newly resettled refugees.

tb-symptoms-treatment If you volunteer with a resettlement agency and spot any of these symptoms report it immediately and protect yourself.

This report demonstrates one of my greatest concerns and that is: how long are refugees with active TB wandering around your towns and cities, going to school,  shopping at Walmart, and otherwise interacting with the community before anyone even tests them?

Here is Leahy:

The Illinois Department of Public Health has confirmed that eight refugees were diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB) “during the initial health screening or within 90 days of the refugee arrival” in the four years between 2012 and 2015. [Within 90 days! So they are walking around…

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