America’s children are paying the price of Obama’s largesse. We were warned
An agent stationed at the McAllen, Texas, Border Patrol station told a radio host Sunday that diseases carried by illegal aliens crossing the Rio Grande are “slipping through the cracks” and will soon begin affecting the entire nation, possibly even “coming to your town.”
Border Patrol Agent Chris Cabrera said that diseased illegals were being dumped at various areas around the country. Pay close attention to where:
“It’s not always the ideal medical care,” Cabrera confessed, “and a lot of it is slipping through the cracks. I read now one of the publications this morning that [reported] they had a bunch of people go in there in at a detention facility [that] had to be shut down due to chicken pox. It’s kind of alarming, seeing as we toured that facility less than a month ago and they assured us that they had everything in order, that something like this wouldn’t happen. And sure enough, it fell through the cracks.
“We’re not set up for this, and we’re inviting more problems,” he said. “The thing is, these [illegal immigrants] aren’t staying down here in the border region. This problem isn’t contained in the border areas. [They] are coming in here, they’re going north, and it’s going to affect the entire country. It’s going to affect the New Yorks, the Washington, D.C.s, the Chicago, the Dallas, even the Kansas, the Iowa, that’s where they’re headed, and that’s where it’s headed.”
Klein asked Cabrera to clarify that he was talking about was medical issues spreading to places like Chicago, New York City and Kansas.
Remember that Cabrera said Kansas was a dumping site for illegals? Obama policies bear fruit there now:
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An unusual respiratory virus is striking children in the metro in big numbers. Children’s Mercy Hospital is hospitalizing 20 to 30 kids a day with the virus. The hospital is as full now as it is at the height of flu season.
This is not the same virus we told you about several weeks ago that can cause meningitis. This one can cause severe breathing trouble. Children’s Mercy has seen more than 300 cases in recent days in kids of all ages.
Preston Sheldon’s mom says he seemed fine when she took him to pre-school Tuesday. But minutes later, the Grain Valley mom got the call. Her three-year-old son was having trouble breathing.
“You could see his ribs, and his stomach was pushing out really hard… I thought it was an asthma attack,” said Pam Sheldon.
But it was a virus that is inundating Children’s Mercy with patients.
And when you hear the word “unusual” from doctors, it means it has recently been introduced:
“To be at winter census is quite unusual in August obviously. To see a virus we’ve not seen before is unusual, too,” said Dr. Mary Anne Jackson, an infectious disease specialist.
It is enterovirus 68. The doctor says it’s well-known around the world, but cases have not been seen in Kansas City before.
Barack Obama dumped illegals in Lynn MA.
Lynn is a municipality on the brink. Key department officials say a recent influx of illegal immigrant children and families in the city is stressing almost every service from trash collection to healthcare.
“We have been aware of the unaccompanied children issue for quite a while, and we were able to absorb a lot of these children early on,” said Lynn Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy. “But now it’s gotten to the point where the school system is overwhelmed, our health department is overwhelmed, the city’s budget is being sustainably altered in order of accommodate all of these admissions in the school department.”
Well, hello Tuberculosis
LYNN, Mass. (AP) — More than 30 Lynn Community Health Center employees and 800 patients are being tested to determine if they were exposed to tuberculosis after center doctors confirmed a case.
Center Director Lori Berry says after confirming the single positive test for tuberculosis in a male health care worker around Labor Day, center medical workers contacted and tested employees as well as patients ‘‘having sufficient exposure to warrant testing.’’
Now a respiratory illness is spreading to children like wildfire across the country.
A respiratory illness that has already sickened more than a thousand children in 10 states is likely to become a nationwide problem, doctors say.
The disease hasn’t been officially identified but officials suspect a rare respiratory virus called human enterovirus 68. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the virus is related to the rhinovirus, which causes the common cold.
According to Mark Pallansch, director of the Division of Viral Diseases at the CDC, similar cases to the ones in Colorado have been cropping up across the U.S. At least 10 states — Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Iowa, Colorado, Ohio, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Georgia — have reported suspected outbreaks of human enterovirus 68 and requested CDC support.
It’s struck Ohio hard:
Medical officials admitted a record number of children to a local hospital over the weekend because of what they believe to be a rare respiratory virus spreading throughout the country.
Although there’s been no confirmed cases of the enterovirus at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, officials admitted 540 patients Friday, said Dr. Derek Wheeler, associate chief of staff at the hospital.
The previous record was around 515, Wheeler said.
Some reports out of Missouri and Colorado suggest the virus, with symptoms similar to the common cold, brought sicker patients to hospitals, Wheeler said.
“We’re just seeing the (increased) volumes, we haven’t seen (patients) sicker than usual yet,” he said.
Hospitals from other states have placed restrictions on visitations, but Wheeler said there are no plans to do that in Cincinnati.
Ohio, you say?
Immigration cases involving unaccompanied minors are clogging one of the Denver area’s two immigration courts, records obtained by CBS4 indicate.
There are nearly 8,000 immigration cases backlogged in the immigration court in downtown Denver. Nationwide, there are 400,000 cases in a backlog.
“It’s creating another extreme crisis within the immigration court system throughout the United States to deal with all these additional cases,” David Kolko, the chairman of the Colorado chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, said.
The CDC has confirmed samples from children in Colorado have tested positive for Enterovirus 68.
The illness causes symptoms similar to the common cold, only those symptoms progress quickly and become much more severe.
Colorado is one of 10 states that asked the CDC to look into it. No deaths have been reported yet, but with thousands of cases being diagnosed in just days, doctors are racing to contain it.
Confirmation tonight from the CDC is putting health officials on higher alert.
“Most of the isolates that we have sent them are the enterovirus, giving them increased wheezing and asthma problems,” said Dr. Christine Nyquist, Children’s Hospital Colorado.
Enterovirus typically causes symptoms similar to a cold, but this year’s strain is so severe, some believe it could turn into an epidemic.
“It’s a phenomenal number of cases that you didn’t even hear about before,” said Dr. John Torres, KRDO medical expert. “If you listen to different hospitals and press conferences. Its hundreds of cases that three days ago you didn’t even hear about.”
900 cases so far.
Enteroviruses are a family of viruses that include polio and Hepatitis A. Five children in California have been identified as having “polio-like syndrome.” Two of them tested positive for Enterovirus 68.
This disease is painful for children and it is becoming a significant health care cost. These kids should not be sick and if not for Obama’s narcissism none would be ill. None would be ill had Obama not created the illegal alien DREAM Act magnet. There have been no reported deaths so far but if one American child dies Obama will have a great of explaining to do.