Hundreds of newborns exposed to TB at El Paso hospital

Hundreds of newborns exposed to TB at El Paso hospital

Warnings were issued by local communities about the impact these diseases [brought in by illegal immigrants] could potentially have in the public school system where their children are educated. For example, protestors in Murrieta, California turned bus loads of illegal immigrants away, citing concerns about public health. Those protesters and people who warned about the spread of disease were accused of fear mongering and exaggeration. …

As a result, cases of Tuberculosis are popping up with five confirmed infections and at least 700 children being put at risk. From NBC:

Five babies have tested positive for tuberculosis infection after an employee at an El Paso hospital exposed hundreds of infants to the disease, according to a statement released by the El Paso Department of Public Health.

And more from the Washington Post:

An employee working at Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso, Tex., may have exposed more than 700 infants to tuberculosis.

Parents of potentially infected children received a letter from the El Paso Department of Health last week, according to ABC News. They include children born at the hospital between September 2013 and August of this year…

Tuberculosis kills more people in the world than any other infection.

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