Of the 68,541 unaccompanied illegal alien children who entered the U.S. in fiscal year 2014, none were reported to have the enterovirus, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.
CNSNews.com asked, “Just to clarify, you’re saying that none of the unaccompanied minors who have entered the U.S. had the enterovirus?”
“There were none reported to the Office of Refugee Resettlement,” Kenneth Wolfe, spokesman for the Administration of Children and Families for the Department of Health and Human Services, told CNSNews.com in an emailed response.
I said that the enterovirus outbreak was caused by these kids without medical screening being scattered across the country. I said I would stick by that belief until it was proven otherwise.
However, evidence buried in peer-reviewed medical journals provides support for the argument enterovirus D-68, or EV-D68, in the United States was a relatively rare disease. The EV-D68 epidemic occurred only after the surge this year of unaccompanied alien children illegally crossing the border from Latin America, a region where the virus is more prevalent among young children.
Jane Orient, M.D., of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, responded to the Centers for Disease Control’s denial of a causal link between the virus and the surge of illegal-alien minors.
“Keep in mind that Latin American children likely have some immunity and may not be sick, while still contagious,” she told WND.
The concern is that Latin American children in the U.S. might be carriers of EV-D68 even if they display no symptoms of the disease. It can be spread, the study said, by sneezing, coughing and the poor bathroom hygiene commonly found among Latin American unaccompanied alien children. The disease can be transmitted by “feces-to-mouth” contact between an infected person showing no symptoms and a previously uninfected person.
WND reported last week, a peer-reviewed article by German medical doctors challenges a key CDC assumption regarding Ebola, concluding patients who show no symptoms can still transmit a virus like Ebola to another person by a sneeze or a cough.
“Some serious work needs to be done to get to the bottom of this,” Orient said, suggesting a Freedom of Information Act request of CDC confirmations of EV-D68 patient records might reveal important information about how the disease is being contracted in the current epidemic.
I have no evidence that kids raised in the Guatemalan health care system (hah!) are infecting American kids with enterovirus (though TB is another matter). But the blanket statement that not one of the 68,541 abandoned alien kids had the virus? Please. Stop.
That’s the same “settled science” that led to Thomas Eric Duncan infecting two nurses in Dallas. For the love of God, please stop lying to us.
Then I’ll admit I was wr…wro…mistaken.