Let’s hear the ‘suspend all unvaccinated kids’ crowd speak up about this case. Because if ANYTHING is a threat to the general health of our kids… THIS is.
There has been an outbreak of Tuberculosis.
It’s a disease that had been more or less dealt with in the West. Extremely communicable. Think ‘Quarantine’. And it’s making a comeback.
Fingers are being pointed at the influx of people from parts of the world where they don’t have the same medical care… where TB is running rampant. And ‘super-strains’ that resist standard treatment have now become a problem in some parts of the world.
It so happens that Omaha has an unusually high percentage of refugee students.
A number of Omaha’s refugee students were born in countries burdened by TB; Myanmar/Burma (617), Nepal (186), Somalia (140), and Bhutan (84).
As Breitbart News reported previously, foreign-born residents of Nebraska accounted for 82 percent of all cases of TB diagnosed in the state in 2014, much higher than the national average of 66 percent:
Eighty-two percent of the active tuberculosis (TB) cases diagnosed in Nebraska in 2014, that’s 31 out of 38, were foreign-born, according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
Only six percent of the 1.9 million residents of the Cornhusker State are foreign-born.
2014’s 38 active TB cases represented an 80 percent increase in active TB cases in the state in one year, up from 21 in 2013.
Douglas County, which includes the city of Omaha, has a population of 550,000 according to the Census Bureau, approximately 29 percent of the state’s population of 1.9 million. The county saw a doubling in the number of reported cases of TB from 9 in 2013 to 18 in 2014, according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Tuberculosis Program Report 2014. —Breitbart
Remember. We live in a world where … ‘for the greater good of the other students’ … children can be suspended for failing to be vaccinated for diseases like mumps, measles and Rubella.
AND we ALSO live in a world where children with active cases of TB are showing up in school.
Becuase it’s ‘compassionate’ to give sanctuary to large numbers of refugees and have them bringing communicable diseases into the general population.