(Examiner) – In straightforward defiance against the White House position of non-transparency, previous communication from the Center of Disease Control discovered Tuesday acknowledged that 97 percent of the measles found in United States this year could be attributed to “importations from at least 18 countries.”
Soon, after school doors opened this semester, doctors and hospitals across the country began tackling massive flare-ups of infectious diseases and severe respiratory illness among children. Experts have called these outbreak unprecedented.
“It’s worse in terms of scope of critically ill children who require intensive care,” noted Children’s Mercy Hospital’s division director for Infectious Diseases, Dr. Mary Anne Jackson. I’ve practiced for 30 years in pediatrics, and I’ve never seen anything quite like this.”
While analyzing hundreds of documents, articles, and releases for this article, this examiner discovered on Tuesday that the Center of Disease Control (CDC) disclosed in a May 29, 2014 press release that “nearly all cases of measles this year have been associated with international travel by unvaccinated people.” As thousands of illegal immigrants from South and Central America crossed over the U.S.-Mexico border, the CDC recognized that this was “the largest number of measles cases in the United States in the first five months of a year since 1994.”
By the end of May, CDC also declared that 97 percent of the measles cases “were associated with importations from at least 18 countries. More than one in seven cases has led to hospitalization.”
From Jan. 1 to Oct. 11, 2014, the CDC announced that 599 confirmed cases of measles were reported with 18 outbreaks in 22 states. In 2013 and 2012 there were only 187 and 55 cases reported.
Measles, respiratory illness, tuberculosis and other communicable diseases continue as a prime concern for the millions of Americans conflicted about the perpetual arrivals of illegal immigrants pouring into the country. While some diseases have emerged from the Philippines, Africa, Asia and Europe, the unprecedented amount of undocumented aliens is a major issue.
Even Hollywood is taking notice as actress Tori Spelling was reportedly admitted and placed in quarantine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in California Monday for respiratory concerns that some media say could be Enterovirus related.
Hospitals throughout America are reporting record breaking numbers as their emergency rooms are overwhelmed beyond capacity. Figures as of October 20, 2014 show the largest reported cases of these mystery illnesses included over 4,300 children at Children’s Hospital Colorado. In just one day 540 children visited the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and 340 cases were reported by a Mobile, Alabama children’s hospital. Many hospitals have ceased admitting children temporarily as they determine ways to deal with the outbreaks.
Medical labs testing confirm many of these cases are Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68). The Obama Administration has been working overtime to keep the reporting and narrative away from blaming the ongoing illegal and undocumented immigrant invasion into the country. Media reports show at least eight known deaths from EV-D68 in the U.S. in 2014.
Perhaps the White House doesn’t want Americans to know that out of over 70,000 illegal immigrant children who crossed into the U.S. almost 48,000 came from Honduras, Guatemala and Salvador. In these countries measles and the EV-D68 virus are quite common. If we include these children’s family and friends, not listed an “unaccompanied,” over a quarter of a million people from Central and South America have entered the U.S. illegally this year.
From 1970 to 2005 there were only 26 cases of EV-D68 ever reported in America. The number in 2014 is approaching 1,000 cases, with about 10 percent of those cases known to be causing a polio-type virus that has left children crippled.
Information from doctors, nurses, law enforcement and staff workers at immigration housing and transition facilities exposed enormous fears about the infectious diseases aliens were carrying as they process and care for them. Thousands of these illegal children have been placed into public schools, seen in hospitals, and are receiving medical care, without meeting normal immunization requirements that American children are expected to have.
In San Antonio, Texas, news regarding chicken pox, tuberculosis and respiratory diseases flourished at the Lackland Air Force facility. The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center facility in Artesia, New Mexico was forced into “lock down” mode because disease was so prevalent this summer. Providence Memorial Hospital located in El Paso, Texas, a major port of entry for illegal aliens, recently revealed that more than 700 infants had been exposed to tuberculosis, the most dangerous infectious disease in the world.
The CDC reports that the current case count for Whooping Cough, or Pertussis, is 1874. There have been two deaths reported and the percentage of cases hospitalized is 10.9 percent. From January 1 to the week ending Oct. 4, 2014, mumps, conceivably carried in from children of Central America regions, has spiraled to 1,024 cases across America. Last year at this time it was 525 according to the CDC’s Weekly Morbidity and Mortality Report.
While information from government agencies is sporadic and patchy, an analysis of data and reports confirms and supports the link between the illegal immigrant invasion and infectious disease outbreaks in the U.S. this year. The CDC admitted it “does not know how many infections and deaths from EV-D68 occur each year in the United States” because it is considered an un-reportable disease.
During the week of October 5-11, 2014, the CDC reports that 282 specimens tested positive for influenza activity in the U.S.
State-by-state highlights of the link between the infectious diseases and the known immigrant activity are given:
Alabama. The Department of Public Health says they continue “investigating clusters of respiratory illnesses in children.” About 50 children have been evaluated as part of the investigation with five results testing back positive for EV-D68 so far. The department indicates they are “not counting potential cases on an individual basis so it is unknown how many people in Alabama have been infected with D68.”
Two major clusters of respiratory illness in children are occurring in Mobile and in north Alabama. Over 200 undocumented children were sent to Jefferson and Marshall Counties.
Arizona has reported over 11,800 cases of infectious diseases in 2014, compared to a five year median average of 8,667. By this time last year, Arizona had only once case of Mumps. As of September 1, 2014 there have been nine cases reported.
Maricopa County, which received at least 205 of the immigrant children this summer, the most of any county in the state, also reports record breaking cases of infectious disease. This includes 840 cases of hepatitis, 578 cases of invasive MRSA, over 400 cases of various Strep, 217 reports of Pertussis, 183 cases of viral aseptic meningitis, and at least one infant death from influenza. While not transferred from person to person, the state has been burdened with another disease. There were 3,298 cases of Coccidioidomycosis reported in the county, almost 4,800 have been found statewide.
Arkansas. The Department of Health reported they received confirmation through laboratory testing from CDC that EV-D68 is in the state. Pulaski County received about 70 illegal immigrants out of the almost 300 transported to Arkansas.
“While the Ebola virus carries a very low risk to the general public, the timing of its arrival coincides with seasonal rise of another, far better known and dangerous virus,” said Governor Mike Beebe this week. “Flu season is beginning in Arkansas and across the U.S. and the flu causes thousands of American deaths every year.”
Both senators from Arkansas, Democrat Mark Pryor and Republican John Boozman, called on President Barack Obama to ban Ebola stricken countries in West Africa from traveling to the U.S. All four members of the State’s U.S. House delegation also called for a ban.
California. Health officials revealed that at least 14 patients have tested for EV-D68 on October 3, 2014. Over 40 illegal immigrants were quarantined in July because of an outbreak of scabies and lice.
The number of cases of EV-D68 (first number) are broken down in by the known number of illegal immigrants (second number) sent to these counties: San Diego 8/98, Alameda 6/281, Solano 2/unknown, Long Beach 3/unknown, Los Angeles 6/2,313, Santa Clara 5/160, Orange 3/235, Riverside 2/147, San Francisco 4/208, Santa Cruz 1/unknown, Ventura 1/52, Contra Costa 1/117, Berkley 1/unknown.
One of the children has suffered paralysis, although an October 1 report from neurologists say that up to 25 children in California may have suffered from polio-like illness that has caused some degree of paralysis. The first case of EV-D68 was reported on September 18, 2014.
Colorado is one of the hardest hit locations in the world for the EV-D68 virus. At least 10 children have been struck with paralysis in the Denver area. Arapahoe and Denver Counties received at least 67 and 64 undocumented immigrant children respectively.
Since the middle of August the Denver area has treated over 4,600 children at different hospitals and urgent care centers. Many of them had to be admitted. Just this month alone, 692 children, with 54 being hospitalized, have been treated.
Connecticut. Influenza has been reported in New Haven, Hartford, Fairfield, New London, Windham, Tolland, Middlesex and Litchfield. EV-D68 has been confirmed. In the last month, 10 deaths in New Haven and Bridgeport (each) were attributed to Pneumonia and Influenza. There were 11 such deaths in Hartford. Among the over 500 undocumented children sent to that state, Fairfield (291), New Haven (60) and Hartford (60) Counties received the majority.
Delaware. For some unexplained reason, the states weekly flu incident summaries have been pulled for weeks 21-39 are not available. However, Wilmington health officials have reported deaths from Pneumonia and Influenza in the last 30 days. EV-D68 has been confirmed. Of the almost 200 immigrant children received by the state, at least 132 went to Sussex County.
Florida. A confirmed case of EV-D68 in a 10-year-old girl was reported in Polk County on Oct. 6 just two days after 28 counties reported increases in influenza activity. Some 35 counties reported flu like activity was at a plateau for that week. These counties have been hit the hardest (as of Oct. 8): Calhoun, Citrus, Columbia, Dade, Desoto, Dixie, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Glades, Gulf, Hamilton, Indian River, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Liberty, Madison, Monroe, Santa Rosa, St. Johns, Taylor, Union, Walton and Washington.
There have been 140 deaths due to influenza and pneumonia in 2014 from Jan. 1 through the end of September.
The following counties are known to have received undocumented children (known numbers provided):
Miami-Dade (1,248), Palm Beach (891), Lee (275), Orange (244), Hillsborough (161), Martin (98), Manatee (63), St. Lucie (53), and Seminole (50) Counties. This is just a partial list as Florida has received over 4,400 children.
Georgia. Atlanta has experienced 30 deaths in the last 30 days attributed to pneumonia and influenza. EV-D68 has been confirmed. Savannah has reported 13 cases. Out of over 1,600 children sent to Georgia, the following counties received the given number of children: DeKalb (386), Gwinnett (314), Cobb (164), Hall (101), Cherokee (80) and Fulton (73).
Idaho. Boise had 13 deaths related to Pneumonia and Influenza in the last 30 days. EV-D68 has been confirmed. Only 15 undocumented children are known to have been sent to Idaho.
Illinois. The number of deaths for the last 30 days in these cities are attributed to pneumonia and influenza: Chicago (38), Rockford (15), and Peoria (15), EV-D68 has been confirmed. So far just over 800 children were taken in by Illinois. Among those known, were these counties: Cook (215), DuPage (80) and Lake (61). Cook County has reported 11 cases of EV-D68.
Illinois has seen an increase to 116 cases of mumps so far in 2014 from 23 last year. The federal government, through a Health and Human Services grant of $20,809,351 established a shelter for the immigrants to locate in Chicago.
Indiana. Fort Wayne has reported pneumonia and flu related deaths in the last 30 days totaling 11. Indianapolis had 56 such deaths. EV-D68 has been confirmed. Approximately 400 children were sent to Indiana with 151 going to Marion and 50 to Elkhart Counties.
Iowa. EV-D68 has been confirmed. Over 200 children were sent to Iowa to live with sponsors.
Kansas. At least 262 cases of pertussis have been confirmed Pottawatomie County, which also reported more than 100 confirmed cases of measles as of Oct. 20, 2014. Sedgwick and Johnson Counties have reported 13 cases of measles. The state has experienced 1002 reports of Hepatitis so far this year. EV-D68 has been confirmed. Wyandotte County, which received at least 60 undocumented immigrant children has experienced 84 cases of Hepatitis as of Oct. 18, 2014. At least 250 children were sent to sponsors in Kansas.
Kentucky. Lexington had 12 deaths related to flu and pneumonia in the last 30 days. EV-D68 has been confirmed. Jefferson County received over 100 of the 350 known children sent to Kentucky.
Louisiana. Shreveport reported 12 deaths related to flu and pneumonia in the last 30 days. EV-D68 has been confirmed. Among the 1,500-plus children sent to the state, almost 600 were hosted by Jefferson Parish. Other Parish counts known include Orleans (256), East Baton Rouge (191), St. Tammany (58) and Lafayette (54).
Maine. EV-D68 has been confirmed in York County. Maine has received less than 50 undocumented children as of Oct. 1.
Maryland. Baltimore has had a high number of deaths, 40, this last 30 days due to flu and pneumonia reports. EV-D68 has been confirmed. The state has received over 3,500 children including over 1,100 in Prince George’s County. Other county counts include Anne Arundel (174), Baltimore City (300), Baltimore County (240), Frederick (156), Howard (110) and Montgomery (919).
Massachusetts. Boston reported 25 deaths related to flu and pneumonia in the last 30 days. EV-D68 and paralysis in some children has been confirmed. Some of the county counts for children include Suffolk (423), Essex (238), Middlesex (215), Worcester (79) and Bristol (71). The state received over 1,200 children to live with sponsors.
Michigan. At least 35 cases of EV-D68 and some with paralysis in children have been confirmed. A toddler was reported as the latest victim on October 13, 2014. Washtenaw County has one confirmed case of paralysis of a 7-month-old. Grand Rapids had 18 deaths related to flu and pneumonia in the last 30 days. Kent, Michigan has reported 31 cases of EV-D68 virus with two leading to paralysis and one death. Detroit has not reported their information for the past four weeks.
Missouri. There are 13 reported cases of measles in Kansas City Missouri. EV-D68 and paralysis in some children have been confirmed. St. Louis reported 13 deaths related to flu and pneumonia in the last 30 days. Less than 200 children have been known to have been placed in Missouri, although various reports indicate the total could be more.
Montana. At least seven cases of EV-D68 have been confirmed. Counties effected include Yellowstone, Jefferson, Musselshell and Cascade.
Nebraska. Omaha has reported 22 deaths related to flu and pneumonia in the last 30 days. EV-D68 has been confirmed.
New Hampshire. Over 125 deaths related to flu and pneumonia in the last 30 days have been reported in the New England states. EV-D68 has been confirmed.
New Jersey. EV-D68 has been confirmed in at least 18 cases. The counties are Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Essex, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Passaic, and Sussex. A 4-year-old preschool boy died on September 25 in Mercer County.
These counties are known to have received undocumented children: Atlantic (53), Bergen (154), Camden (85), Essex (277), Hudson (271), Mercer (170), Middlesex (171), Morris (200), Passaic (80), Somerset (75) and Union (468).
New Mexico. Albuquerque has reported 36 deaths related to flu and pneumonia in the last 30 days. EV-D68 has been confirmed. Homeland Security Jeb Johnson visited an Artesia facility to house the illegal immigrants in July. He cited the facility as a model. Two weeks later the facility was placed on lock-down because of a serious outbreak of chicken pox.
New York. The number of “patients admitted to the hospital with laboratory-confirmed influenza or hospitalized patients newly diagnosed with laboratory-influenza” increased 60% on the week of October 11 from the previous week according to Department of Health data. EV-D68 has been confirmed.
New York is now home to at least 5,000 of the immigrant children. Some of the counties housing the aliens include: Suffolk (1,400), Nassau (1,207), Queens (686), Kings (409), Bronx (404), Westchester (300) and Rockland (205).
The state has receiving centers for undocumented immigrant children at locations in Irvington, Mahopac, Syosset, New York City, Valhalla, Dobbs Ferry, Kingston and Poughkeepsie. New York has experienced 109 cases of mumps as compared to just 28 at this point in 2013.
North Carolina. Charlotte has reported 20 deaths related to flu and pneumonia in the last 30 days. EV-D68 has been confirmed. Over 1,700 undocumented immigrant children were transferred there.
North Dakota. EV-D68 has been confirmed.
Ohio. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed on Oct. 20 that although there are no confirmed cases of Ebola in the state, 142 people are being monitored for symptoms. 46 are in Cuyahoga County, 40 in Summit County and 56 in other counties: Belmont, Erie, Franklin, Geauga, Hamilton, Hardin, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Median, Portage, Putnam, Stark, Tuscarawas and Wayne counties. EV-D68 has been confirmed.
Since March 22, there have been 377 cases of measles reported in Ohio. This includes Ashland (46), Coshocton (44), Holmes (64), and Knox (195) Counties. Other counties include Richland, Stark, and Crawford.
Cleveland has reported 62 deaths related to flu and pneumonia in the last 30 days. Columbus reported 42, Dayton reported 26 and Toledo reported 14 such deaths. There have been 536 reported occurrences of mumps in Ohio in 2014 (vs. 11 last year). Hamilton County has received at least 152 immigrant children so far this year.
Oklahoma. EV-D68 has been confirmed. Tulsa has reported 28 deaths related to flu and pneumonia in the last 30 days. Oklahoma has received about 500 immigrant children.
Pennsylvania. EV-D68 has been confirmed. There has been several case of measles in Allegheny County and at least one case in Dauphin County.
Rhode Island. At least one death, of a 10-year-old girl last month, has been attributed EV-D68 and a Staph (aureus sepsis) infection. In the past month 9 death have been attributed to Pneumonia and Influenza in Providence. The state has received over 200 children.
South Carolina. Over 2,000 hospitalizations, with over 80 deaths associated with flu and pneumonia were reported this year for the state. EV-D68 has been confirmed. Although the number of illegal immigrants sent to the state is unclear, at least 500 were transferred including Greenville (124), Beaufort (68) and Horry (50) Counties.
Tennessee. The total state reported 9,161 patients with influenza like illness during the week of Oct. 5-Oct. 11, 2014. Measles has been reported in Madison, Shelby, Gibson, Hardeman and Hamilton Counties. The Volunteer State has received well over 1,000 immigrant children, including Davidson (282), Shelby (249), Hamilton (138), Sevier (111), and Knox (78) Counties.
Texas. Deaths related to flu and pneumonia in the last 30 days: San Antonio 54 Houston 45, Dallas 34, Austin 23, Corpus Christi 20, and El Paso 16. EV-D68 has been confirmed. Cases of H1N1 flu virus were found at Brownsville and San Antonio detention facilities for the illegal immigrants. Other diseases reported by law enforcement, nurses and staff at the facilities include malaria, dengue fever, scabies, tuberculosis, and other historically uncommon illnesses.
San Antonio has received the highest amounts of grants for housing the immigrant children.
Utah. Salt Lake City has reported 42 deaths related to flu and pneumonia in the last 30 days. Ogden has reported 11. EV-D68 has been confirmed.
Virginia. Virginia is housing and caring for over 4,000 illegal immigrants with most going to Fairfax, Prince William and Loudoun Counties. Richmond has reported 9 deaths related to flu and pneumonia in the last 30 days. EV-D68 has been confirmed.
Washington. Tacoma has reported 38 deaths related to flu and pneumonia in the last 30 days. Seattle has reported 10 deaths and Spokane had 16. EV-D68 has been confirmed. There have been at least 27 cases of measles this year, including a man in Kitsap Country who traveled to San Juan County. Whatcom County has seen an outbreak. Grant County had at least one case.
West Virginia. EV-D68 has been confirmed.
Wisconsin. Milwaukee has reported 14 deaths related to flu and pneumonia in the last 30 days. EV-D68 has been confirmed in that state. Wisconsin’s mump cases was 2 in 2013 by this time. Now it has risen to 61.
Wyoming. EV-D68 has been confirmed.
Many doctors across the nation see the recent announcement of beefing up airport security to prevent disease from entering the country as a joke.
Dr. Mark Gendreau, vice chairman of emergency medicine at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, Mass., calls the new protocols at major airports “more political and trying to calm the crowd than being effective.”
The hunting for temperatures at the airports are “a very expensive means of trying to look for a needle in the haystack,” Dr. Gendreau states.
Dr. Jane Orient, Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, is especially concerned about illegal immigrants from Central American children bringing these viruses into the U.S. Dr. Orient says a key measure to combat spread of these diseases is to devote more resources to border security.
She admits that the upsurge in illegal immigrant children being dispersed around to locations across the U.S. could very well be much of the causes of these viruses. “We don’t know for sure the government is being real tight-lipped about this, and it only takes one infected child to infect the whole classroom,” Dr. Orient said.
It is becoming especially difficult for the Obama Administration to designate truths are merely rumors when startling statistics go against their political agendas. Each Wednesday, the Center of Disease Control releases some updates, but the data is according to their authority to determine the appropriate information to release.
The fact that the highest rates of TB in America are along the Mexican Border States is hard to push as just coincidence, blame past administrations or opposing political parties.