Hello Jeff - Disease-ridden,
unscreened Somali 'refugees' were brought here under the direction of
this zionist-run government and zion's effort to genocide the white Christian
West. Now we will see the CDC lie and try to cover it all
up as is always the case.
It is my opinion many of these savages, called 'refugees', are
deliberately spreading MDR TB…just like they are intentionally
spreading AIDS in Europe.
When MDR-TB infected Somalis gang rape or come into close physical
contact with Americans, many of our people are given this often
deadly illness. Also, keep in mind, the young and the
elderly are most at risk of becoming infected with MDR TB.
Europe has its AIDS crisis and now the masses of Somali refugees
will make sure the US has an MDR TB outbreak.
And these savage 'refugees' with their 60 IQs keep coming…usually
flown here in US passenger jetliners. Neither the liar zionist
Trump nor the Jewish-controlled Congress, or the CDC, will do
anything to stop them. This IS A NATIONAL SECURITY crisis and
the President could stop this with the stroke of a pen. He is
a powerless dupe who will not protect us. This IS planned
genocide against US white Christians.
Published Date: 2017-12-02 10:46:31
Subject: PRO/EDR> Tuberculosis, MDR - USA: (MN) fatal, Hmong,
Archive Number: 20171202.5478416
TUBERCULOSIS, MDR - USA: (MINNESOTA) FATAL, HMONG, SENIOR CENTER
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International Society for Infectious Diseases
Date: Thu 30 Nov 2017
Source: Tommie Media [edited]
Minnesota is in the midst of the largest outbreak of multi-drug
resistant tuberculosis [MDR TB] in the country. Tuberculosis is a
common disease across the world and is treatable in most cases.
However, the multi-drug resistant strain needs to be treated with
much harsher and more expensive medication. It also takes 3 times as
long to treat. It costs USD17 000 to treat a normal case of
tuberculosis and USD134 000 to treat the multi-drug resistant
version, according to Kris Ehresmann, director of infectious disease
epidemiology, prevention and control for the Minnesota Department of
"We have 160 cases of tuberculosis every year in Minnesota that
we're following up on, but we tend not to see much multi-drug
resistant disease, thankfully," Ehresmann said. "Our average is zero
to one (cases) a year... in 2016, we had 9 cases of multi-drug
resistant disease that we identified. That obviously got our
attention. Now in 2017 we've added to that 8 more cases so we have
17 total cases of multi-drug resistant disease." As of right now,
the majority of the cases are in Hmong senior citizens.
"It's not a concern for college students in terms of acquiring
disease, but yes, it has the potential to be a problem for more than
just the elder population and that's why we're following it so
closely," Ehresmann said.
[Byline: Solveig Rennan]
ProMED-mail from HealthMap Alerts
Date: Mon 6 Nov 2017 1:55 pm
Source: Twin Cities / Pioneer Press [edited]
In the past 2 years, Ramsey County [within the Minneapolis-St.
Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area in the U.S.
state of Minnesota] has had 17 cases of multi-drug resistant
tuberculosis, a drastic increase from the one-or-fewer average in
other years. Up to 6 of the 17 have died, with 3 of those deaths
being directly attributed to tuberculosis, said Kris Ehresmann,
director for Infectious Disease at the Minnesota Department of
Health, on [Mon 6 Nov 2017]. Of the 17 cases, 14 were in the Hmong
community and 10 are associated with individuals who participate in
activities at a senior center, Ehresmann said. Though it's the
largest outbreak in the country, Ehresmann said it does not pose a
concern to the general public.
"It's important for folks in the Hmong community to know that if you
have older family members who have symptoms, cough, weight loss,
night sweats, and other symptoms that are compatible with TB, you
should be aware that this is something to be considered," Ehresmann
said. "But definitely the general public needs to know it's not a
concern. I would hate for anybody to think 'I'm not going to talk to
my Hmong colleague or my Hmong friend' because of this."
Tuberculosis is not easily transmitted and requires close, prolonged
contact with an infected person to be transmitted, Director of St.
Paul-Ramsey County Public Health Anne Barry said [Mon 6 Nov 2017].
The number of pansensitive tuberculosis cases has not changed
recently. Most of the cases have been in Ramsey County, but other
east-metro counties have seen the disease as well, Ehresmann said.
The department estimated the cause of the outbreak dates back to the
Vietnam War. After helping the United States in the war, Hmong
refugees fled 1st to Thailand and then gradually to the United
States. Many of them came from the WatThamKrabok camp, Ehresmann
said, which exposed many of its refugees to both multi-drug
resistant and pansensitive tuberculosis. More than 3000 refugees
ultimately resettled in Minnesota, bringing possible exposure with
Authorities don't know how many of these latent tuberculosis [a
non-contagious form of tuberculous] infections are multi-drug
resistant and how many are pansensitive , Ehresmann said, and
there's no way to test it. About 10 percent of latent tuberculosis
infections reactivate when the carrier gets older and more
vulnerable. Minnesota officials are now discussing it because of the
Ramsey County outbreak, but multi-drug resistant tuberculosis is an
issue worldwide, Ehresmann said. About 25 percent of the population
worldwide is estimated to have latent tuberculosis.
The state has identified more than 500 people to monitor for
possible exposure, most of whom also participate in senior
activities. The Department of Health is working with the Hmong
community to raise awareness, Ehresmann said.
The Department of Health also requested USD224 635 from the state's
new public health response fund to limit the disease's spread.
Ramsey County health officials are heading the Health Department's
efforts, working directly with clients, Barry said. "In our
partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health, we're really
the front line," Barry said. "We're working directly with the
community and with people of the community in the health department,
so we have health educations, community health workers, nurses who
are in and of the Hmong community, and that's an essential part of
the work that's being done here. We're often not trusted by people
of the community, so having relationships has been essential."
[Byline: S. M. Chavey]
[Ramsey County is included in the Minneapolis-Saint
Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area. With a
population of 540 649 residents, Ramsey County is one of the most
densely populated counties in the United States
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramsey_County,_Minnesota). The city
of St. Paul is the county seat of Ramsey County.
The Hmong are an indigenous people in Vietnam who resettled in
Western countries after the Vietnam war, starting in the 1970's. The
United States is home to the largest Hmong population (260 073),
centered in Wisconsin (49 240), Minnesota (66 181) and California
(91 224) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hmong_people). The largest
Hmong-American community is in St. Paul, Minnesota (29 662),
followed by Fresno, California (24 328), Sacramento, California (16
676), Milwaukee, Wisconsin (10 245), and Minneapolis, Minnesota
In 2016, a total of 9287 tuberculosis (TB) cases were reported in
the United States; 10 states [Alaska (7.7), Hawaii (8.3), California
(5.3), Texas (4.5), New York (3.9), Maryland (3.7), New York (3.9),
New Jersey (3.3), Florida (3.1), Minnesota (3.0), and Arkansas
(3.0), and the District of Columbia (3.7) reported incidence rates
above the national average (2.9 cases per 100 000 persons). In 2016,
67.9 percent of reported TB cases in the U.S. occurred among
non-U.S.-born persons; their incidence rate (14.6 cases per 100 000
persons) was approximately 14 times higher than among U.S.-born
persons (1.1 cases per 100 000 persons)
foreign-born persons, the highest TB incidence in 2016 was among
Asians (26.9 cases per 100 000)
In 2016, 96 TB cases were multidrug resistant (1.4 percent of cases
with drug susceptibility results), i.e., were resistant to both
isoniazid (INH) and rifampin (RIF)
Multidrug-resistant TB accounted for 0.4 percent and 1.2 percent of
culture-confirmed TB cases among U.S.-born and foreign-born persons,
The CDC estimated that about 14 percent of U.S. TB cases with
genotype data are attributed to recent transmission; the rest were
due to reactivation of untreated latent disease
The news reports above do not tell us how many of the cases in
Ramsey County outbreak were thought to be reactivation of untreated
latent TB and how many were thought to be recent acquisitions.
Genotyping isolates would help in this regard.
Eradication of TB depends in part on treatment of latent TB, a
non-contagious form of TB with negative cultures, to prevent its
reactivation to pulmonary TB disease, the contagious form of the
disease with positive cultures; but, as pointed out in the 2nd news
report above, it is difficult to establish an effective treatment
regimen for latent TB, if it is possibly due to multidrug resistant
organisms. Latent TB is only recognized by reactivity to tuberculin;
TB cultures are characteristically negative in latent TB. Without
the availability of an organism, drug susceptibility testing is not
possible. If a person is suspected to have latent TB due to a
multidrug-resistant organism, the CDC suggests consultation with an
expert in the treatment of multidrug resistant TB
(https://www.cdc.gov/tb/publications/ltbi/treatment.htm). - Mod.ML
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