Why this story today? More for the point that we have been getting more fake news than we could possibly imagine. And this one could impact our health. We find out now that many States are not reporting or have under reported the number of TB cases in each State. Keep in mind, the TB of today is not your Grandparents TB. Many cases are extremely difficult to treat and have morphed into a virulent form. So put this one down as “Now you know.” Meanwhile, Obama rushes more refugees down our gullet before he departs.
Between 2012 and 2015, 1,565 refugees were diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB) in the United States, according to annual reports published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
The CDC data, which has been public but obscure until now, shows that the number of refugees diagnosed with active TB in recent years is more than three times greater than previously reported by any media outlet.
Georgia, for instance, is the most surprising untold story. During the four years between 2012 and 2015, 96 cases of active TB were diagnosed among refugees in the Peach State. On a per capita basis, Georgia has one of the highest instances of refugee TB of any state in the country. Yet nowhere has this important story been reported.
The number of refugees diagnosed with TB in the United States has increased every year since 2012, the first year the CDC began publishing data on foreign-born cases of the disease by category, when 358 were diagnosed. In 2013, 396 refugees were diagnosed with TB. The following year, 2014, 402 refugees were diagnosed with TB, and in 2015, the number of refugees diagnosed with TB rose again to 409. Data for 2016 has not yet been reported.
More at Breitbart for the full impact of this under and none reported story.