Meanwhile the US continues to be one of the only countries in the world that refuses to make anti-TB vaccine available: The Anti TB Vaccine Americans Have Never Heard Of
By Elizabeth Lee Vliet, MD
- 35% of refugees in Vermont test positive for latent TB, yet officials are silent on how many have active, infectious TB
- 22%, or one in every 5 refugees resettled in Minnesota by the federal government tested positive for TB in 2014
- Recently, two hospital workers in Minnesota tested positive for active TB, and may have exposed more than 140 patients.
- 18% of all refugees resettled in Arizona have latent TB on arrival. Arizona identified 222 cases of TB among refugees whose latent TB became active and infectious.
- Most Americans do not even know about TB, much less have awareness of their rapidly increasing risk of being exposed to someone with TB because of the hundreds of thousands of refugees now…
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