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    Mexican Crisscrossed Border with TB
    Health/Wellness; Posted on: 2007-10-18 01:17:06 [ Printer friendly / Instant flyer ]
    Homeland Security sources spoke on the condition of anonymity for fear of retribution.

    By Sara A. Carter and Audrey Hudson
    The Washington Times

    A Mexican national infected with a highly contagious form of tuberculosis crossed the U.S. border 76 times and took multiple domestic flights in the past year, according to Customs and Border Protection interviews and documents obtained by The Washington Times.

    The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency was warned by health officials on April 16 that the frequent traveler was infected, but it took Homeland Security officials more than six weeks to issue a May 31 alert to warn its own border inspectors, according to Homeland Security sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity for fear of retribution.

    Homeland Security took a further week to tell its own Transportation Security Agency.

    Full article

    TB or Not TB

    Illegal Immigration Tuberculosis Crisis

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    Hispanics are three times more likely than whites not to have medical insurance, and die from AIDS and tuberculosis at three times the white rate.

    Illegal Aliens Threaten U.S. Medical System
    News Source: The Washington Times

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