Thursday, March 22, 2007

New York City: The health department says that immigrant communities account for 70% of new tuberculosis cases

Associated Press:

City Health Commissioner Thomas Frieden said New York City's TB rate is still double the rate of the nation.

The Health Department said 954 cases of TB were identified in 2006, down three percent from the previous year.

Foreign-born New Yorkers accounted for 672 new diagnoses, three percent less than in 2005. Although on the decline, the rate among New York's immigrant community is more than five times the citywide average for U.S.-born residents.

Of the city's five boroughs, Queens and Brooklyn, which have the largest number of foreign-born residents, had the highest number of TB cases.

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At 11:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are all a bunch of racists and bigots, especially you Lawson, you bastard! How dare you imply that these wonderful people from diverse nations are bringing deadly diseases into out multicultural paradise that is America! And even if they are, they are doing jobs American won't do and contributing to this wonderful mosaic of diversity. A deadly, costly and crippling and painful disease is a small price to pay for the benefits of immigration.

At 2:02 PM, Anonymous Lewis said...

Didn't the government used to screen immigrants for infectious diseases in the old days? What happened to that policy?

At 4:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They used to examine immigrants (and even turned some away the racists!), but not anymore. Nobody is checking jack shit because most here are illegals. If they are legal immigrants, they don't check for diseases because it could potentially hurt someone's feelings and prevent group hugs and the distribution of food stamps/welfare checks in Farsi, Spanish or whatever fucked up jabbering language these savages speak when they come to our nation. Hurt feelings are the worst and we must do everything to prevent that. If some people have to die, then that is a price we will all gladly pay for benefitting from this multicultural paradise. If you find yourself coughing more than usual and with blood, don't be upset. You are only during your part. Thanks in advance for understanding.


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