Immigration Health Concerns

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Illegal immigrants are posing health risks to Americans, according to Dr. Jane Orient, Executive Director of The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons.  

“Illegals circumvent public health screening, bringing once banished foreign organisms with them. The most serious one is probably multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, which one can catch on a bus. Head lice are far more common than previously in schools. Dengue has reached the continental U.S. and the parasite that causes Chagas disease now infests more than 40 percent of the kissing bugs found near Tucson, compared with only 4 percent in 1964.”

Dr. Orient spoke with Alan Stock Tuesday afternoon on KXNT.

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