Like a scene out of a Hollywood disaster movie, prosecutors in California have issued an arrest warrant for a possible illegal immigrant who may be carrying a strain of tuberculosis that is highly drug resistant and has the opportunity to affect large numbers of people.
Prosecutors with the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s office have said they are looking for 25 year old Eduardo Rosas Cruz, a transient who is known to have come from a part of Mexico that is known to be a possess a drug resistant strain of Tuberculosis. The disease is easily spread through the air whenever infected people cough or sneeze. Left untreated the disease can be deadly, however the drug resistant strains are even more deadlier.
According to prosecutors, Rosas was first diagnosed with the disease in March after he went to a hospital for a severe cough. He was instructed to remain in a motel room so a health care worker could bring him his medication and keep him away from the general public. However, Rosas has since disappeared.
Opponents of President’s Obama lack of enforcement towards border security have long sounded the alarm about the danger posted by illegal immigrants allowed with impunity to walk among the American people without being screened for potentially fatal diseases.
Border Patrol agents and health care whistleblowers have been warning that the Obama administration has been shipping illegal immigrants around the country without proper medical treatment or screening.
In the 20th century, antibiotics were developed which resulted in the disease being virtually eradicated in America in the 1960s. However, in recent years the disease has been making a comeback with new strains that are resistant to most antibiotics.
Last year Los Angeles suffered from a persistent strain of tuberculosis that may have been exposed to over 4,500 people. Police officers were advised to wear protective masks while dealing with members of the public who may have been exposed to the disease.
Besides California and Florida, the states with the greatest number of multi-drug resistant TB are Texas and New York. All of these states have large numbers of illegal immigrants within their borders. Florida was recently ranked as having the third largest illegal immigrant population by the Department of Homeland Security. Many of the illegals in Florida come from the Caribbean and other countries in the Southern hemisphere. Some of these countries have widespread problems with tuberculosis.