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Sunday, February 11, 2007

Illegal Immigration Is A Blessing In So Many Ways!

Source: Washington times

Here's yet another way illegal immigration blesses us...
Federal researchers say neurocysticercosis, a brain infection caused by a pork tapeworm, is a “growing public health problem in the United States,” especially in states bordering Mexico, where the disease is endemic.

Neurocysticercosis is the “most common parasitic disease of the central nervous system,” according to a study jointly conducted by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and California public health officials, who reported that “international travel and illegal immigration are bringing the disorder to areas where it is not endemic,” such as this country.

“Neurocysticercosis is the primary cause of epilepsy in endemic areas. This brain worm is very serious,” Victor C. Tsang, chief of the immunochemistry laboratory in the Parasitic Disease Division of the CDC said in a telephone interview.

Oral-fecal contamination is the standard route of transmission,” he said of the condition.
How lovely!

H/T immigration watchdog

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