Obama’s Syrian Refugees Bringing A New, Deadly Disease to US
In President Obama’s rush to bring Syrian refugees to the U.S., his Administration has overlooked a very serious and deadly health hazard these “refugees” are bringing with them.
Despite assurances by Obama that these are just innocent women and orphans, it now has been confirmed that some of these “refugees”, aside from being possible ISIS radical Islamic terrorists, could also be bringing a life-threatening disease with them to America’s shores.
Breitbart has the story:
JERUSALEM – There is a risk that Middle Eastern refugees entering the U.S. could be infected with a flesh-eating disease that is sweeping across Syria.
Health agencies confirmed that Syrian refugees have transported leishmaniasis to Lebanon and Turkey, where it has been difficult to manage and treat.
Compounding the problem, patients can be infected with the parasitic disease without showing symptoms for weeks, months, or even years, and an asymptomatic patient most likely doesn’t know that he or she is a carrier.
This means the health screening process for refugees could miss the disease entirely.
Breitbart Jerusalem spoke with healthcare experts, including an epidemiologist from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC’s Immigrant, Refugee, and Migrant Health Branch, which is responsible for guiding the medical screening of the Syrian refugees seeking to enter the U.S.
Leishmaniasis is a disease caused by protozoan parasites. It is spread almost entirely by sandflies, including those present in the U.S.
There are three main types of the disease: cutaneous, mucocutaneous, and visceral leishmaniasis.
Cutaneous is the most common form among Syrians. It manifests in skin sores that typically develop within a few weeks or months of a sand fly bite. The sores can initially appear as bumps or nodules and may evolve into volcano-like ulcers.
Mucocutaneous leishmaniasis causes skin ulcers like the cutaneous form, as well as mucosal ulcers that usually damage the nose and mouth.
Visceral leishmaniasis, which has also been found among Syrian
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