BREAKING: Measles Outbreak Traced

CC BY by Dave Haygarth

CC BY by Dave Haygarth

For many months, conservatives and Republicans have been trying to warn the public that the incoming flood of immigrants, coupled with our existing illegal immigration problem, posed a serious health risk to America.

Now it looks like these warnings were correct as the Casa Grande Dispatch has reported that an outbreak of measles in Arizona has been traced to the local detention facility for illegal immigrants.

There are now 11 confirmed cases of measles, and it is likely that more cases will continue to be reported.

If President Barack Obama’s federal government had just followed the rules and deported the illegals instead of keeping them locked up, much of this could probably have been prevented.

“It’s extremely important that people who have a rash and fever call their health care provider or emergency department ahead of time to let them know they may have measles,” explained the director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, Dr. Cara Christ.

Many illegal immigrants and refugees from the Middle East lack basic health services in their native countries and as a result tend to carry diseases that we don’t often see in America anymore.

If Obama’s plan to take in tens of thousands of refugees from the Middle East goes forward, we can expect to see more outbreaks of very contagious diseases as the refugees start interacting with American communities.

“Measles is one of the most communicable diseases there is. Ninety percent of non-immune people exposed to measles will get the disease,” Christ stated.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, measles had been eliminated from the U.S. in 2000. Now illegal immigrants have brought the sometimes fatal disease back to our doorsteps.

Who says illegal immigrants don’t contribute anything to our society? Thanks, Obama.

We can’t afford to have a massive outbreak of diseases in America, and millions of Americans don’t deserve to be sick because of actions our government is taking.

We can’t keep letting illegal immigrants stay here. It’s time to deport them and protect our own citizens for a change.

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