Friday, August 02, 2019

Tuberculosis: I Told You So.

Sometimes is sucks to be right, and this is one of those times. Hat tip to Blazing Cat Fur

Health officials on Thursday examined a school in the southwestern German town of Bad Schönborn where a tuberculosis outbreak has infected dozens of children and adults.
A total of 109 students, teachers and other school employees have been infected, the district administration of Karlsruhe said.
Four people, including at least two students, have active cases of tuberculosis. That means they are presenting symptoms and could be contagious.
The actively sick students have been removed from the school and are receiving medical treatment, the district administration said.
"We cannot rule out the possibility that there will be new cases of active illness," Ulrich Wagner from the Karlsruhe health department told the Badische Neueste Nachrichten newspaper.

I've been talking about this for a decade now. There's a REASON that everyone gets screened for TB at the border, and that reason is what we see in action here. It is an airborn, persistent bacterial infection, and it can be fatal. Untreated, it is usually fatal. There are new, drug-resistant strains emerging in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Not all the same one either, there's a variety.

The way you stop it is with screening, aggressive treatment and the quarantine of infected individuals. Quarantine is a necessary, unavoidable part of defending the population from this disease.

This is not a cold, ladies and gentlemen. This shit can and will kill you. If you get timely treatment, it may only scar your lungs and weaken your immune system for the rest of your life.

But here we are, fucking around with tuberculosis outbreaks because the Left likes to call people racists.

Time to put on the big boy pants, people.

The Phantom

Update: Welcome Instapundit! Thanks for the linkage, Sarah Hoyt!


Joan said...

The influx along our southern border in the 90s instigated a renewal of public health TB programs in California. Programs were set up with Public Health nurses going to residences and observing TB infected patients taking their dose. This was expensive, but necessary. Specifically we would get bulletins from school informing us of an active case that had been discovered. When SE Asian refugees came over in the 70s, they were all screened. By the 80s and 90s TB had become reestablished in California due to the trespass from Mexico.

Anonymous said...

I'm sick of leftists putting our lives in danger. If it isn't from overt crime by criminal aliens, it's from communicable diseases like this. EVERY person coming into the U.S., whether a student, vacationer or a legal immigrant should be screened for diseases, the border should be robust and anyone caught harboring disease should be either treated and charged the medical cost or sent BACK forthwith.

TPS said...

Slow motion suicide. We are allowing the Third World to destroy us in more ways than you think.

Tuberculosis has killed more people than any other disease (I didn't know either).

If you want to read one of the most amazing firsthand accounts of a young prodigy from a Southern slave-holding family journaling daily for five years about his illness (he had no idea what he had, and it was horrific and coming out his spine), and the American Civil War, I highly recommend "The War Outside My Window: The Civil War Diary of LeRoy Wiley Gresham, 1860-1865." Keep Kleenex close by. this: