Immigration has the potential to bring new illnesses to the United States. And it’s done exactly that. A biblical-era disease is now spreading in the United States all thanks to Joe Biden’s open borders. Most of the diseases that immigration brings with it comes from overcrowded government shelters.
This biblical-era disease is none other than leprosy.
A study published by the CDC has revealed 159 new cases that were reported in the U.S. in 2020, doubling the number of reported cases in the last decade based on data collected by National Hansen’s Disease Program. Approximately 70 percent of these new cases were reported in Florida, California, Louisiana, Hawaii, New York, and Texas. Central Florida represents 81% of the cases of leprosy in the United States, making leprosy an endemic. The CDC case report was published revealing this data for August 2023.
Researchers say that there is no clear evidence of zoonotic exposure — caused by germs that spread between animals and people — in Central Florida, nor did any patients travel outside of the United States. However, researchers say evidence exists showing the spread of leprosy could be due to immigration. “Reports from Spain linked an increase in migration from other countries to an increase in autochthonous leprosy,” the study read. “The number of international migrants in North America increased from 27.6 million persons in 1990 to 58.7 million in 2020, so a link to migration may account for the increase in incidence of leprosy in historically non-endemic areas.”
A separate study by the National Institute of Health found a high prevalence of tuberculosis (TB), hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, and human immunodeficiency virus among refugees and migrants.
The report noted that 85 percent of migrants staying in government-run shelters along the northern border were recorded to have health problems.
“As a result of scant access to basic sanitation and overcrowded living conditions, infectious diseases such as measles, cholera, tuberculosis, chickenpox, scabies, respiratory infections, rashes, and eye infections have all been reported,” the report stated.
Let’s go, Brandon.