There have been growing reports of illegal aliens and refugees coming to the United States infected with diseases that have been previously eradicated. I reached out to Dr. Bob McCann, a licensed physician and certified lawyer in Florida, about this growing threat.
The following is information that Dr. McCann provided to me,
A flood of illegals has massively surged at our southwestern borders. The economic impact of medical care, education and incarceration for illegals forced on taxpayers is bankrupting states.
Why are such swarms entering the U.S. illegally NOW, particularly children? Newspapers in Mexico and Central and South America are actually describing U.S. “open borders,” encouraging people to come with promises of food stamps or “amnesty.” It is textbook Cloward-Piven strategy to overwhelm and collapse the economic and social systems, in order to replace them with a “new socialist order” under federal control.
Carried by this tsunami of illegals are the invisible “travelers” our politicians don’t like to mention: diseases the U.S. had controlled or virtually eradicated: tuberculosis (TB), Chagas disease, dengue fever, hepatitis, malaria, measles, plus more.
A public health crisis, the likes of which I have not seen in my lifetime, is looming.
Hardest hit by exposures to these difficult-to-treat diseases will be elderly, children, immunosuppressed cancer-patients, patients with chronic lung disease or congestive heart failure. Drug-resistant tuberculosis is the most serious risk, but even diseases like measles can cause severe complications and death in older or immunocompromised patients.
TB is highly contagious – you catch it anywhere around infected people: schools, malls, buses, etc. The drug-resistant TB now coming across our borders requires a complex, extremely expensive treatment regimen that has serious side effects and a low cure rate.
Chagas, or “kissing bug” disease, caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, is carried by the triatomine bug that transmits disease to humans. Although “kissing bugs” are already here, they are not as widespread as in Latin America. Right now, Chagas disease is uncommon in the U.S., so many doctors do not think to check for it.
Chagas causes debilitating fatigue, headaches, body aches, nausea/vomiting, liver and spleen enlargement, swollen glands, loss of appetite. When Chagas reaches the chronic phase, medications will not cure it. It can kill by arrhythmias, congestive heart failure or sudden cardiac arrest.
Vaccine-preventable diseases like chicken pox, measles and whooping cough spread like wildfire among unvaccinated children. Other illnesses, along with scabies and head lice, also thrive as children are transported by bus and herded into crowded shelters – courtesy of the federal government. Treatment costs are borne by taxpayers.
Our public health departments complain of being overtaxed by a dozen cases of measles or whooping cough. How will they cope with thousands of patients with many different, and uncommon, diseases? Americans, especially Medicaid patients, will see major delays for treatment.
Dr. McCann concluded that we must:
Stop illegal immigration!
Infectious diseases that we had controlled are returning such as tuberculosis was almost non-existent in the USA, Leprosy (a biblical disease) spreads by infected illegal aliens working in fast food, dish washing and hotels. Whether it’s dengue fever, now in Florida, Hemorrhagic Fever coming up from Texas border towns or E-coli intestinal parasites arriving with illegal aliens from Mexico daily, every American citizen is under a form of ‘Bio Terrorism’.
Illegal immigration is a mounting invasion from an ‘unarmed army’ of disease carrying illegals who carry head lice, leprosy, tuberculosis and hepatitis A, B, and C.
While many focus on illegal aliens taking jobs away from Americans who are seeking work, another issue is the rising costs to all American taxpayers of dealing with this form of Bio Terrorism.
Illegal immigration and refugee resettlement are creating a heath crisis in the U.S. This is a clear and present danger to every American, their families and children.
ABOUT DR. BOB MCCANN
Dr. McCann is a native of Chicago, Illinois, and a Roman Catholic of Irish decent. He is the second of four sons born to Harry McCann Jr., a Steel Worker, and the late Catherine (Dwyer) McCann, a Homemaker. Dr. McCann attended Annunciata Catholic Grammar School, and graduated from George Washington High School in the Chicago Public School System. In 1975, Dr. McCann joined the United States Navy and served honorably in the Hospital Corps. Dr. McCann received an Honorable Discharge from the Navy in 1979 and attended college on an Illinois Veteran’s Scholarship and the G.I. Bill. Dr. McCann obtained his Associate of Science degree from Thornton Community College located in South Holland, Illinois and his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University located in DeKalb, Illinois. Dr. McCann is married to Rosemarie G. (Mrzik) McCann. They own a home in Bradenton, FL where they have resided for the last 6 years.
Dr. McCann received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree in 1988 from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri. Dr. McCann is a Member of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association (FOMA), a Member of the Federation of State Medical Boards, and a Fellow of the American Association of Osteopathic Examiners (AAOE). Dr. McCann practices Emergency Medicine and Aviation Medicine.
Dr. McCann is designated by the Federal Aviation Administration as a Senior Aviation Medical Examiner. Dr. McCann is a licensed commercial pilot with single and multi-engine/instrument ratings, and he enjoys flying complex and multi-engine aircraft.
Dr. McCann obtained his Juris Doctor degree with Honors from the Florida Coastal School of Law located in Jacksonville, Florida in 1999. Dr. McCann is a practicing member of the Florida Bar; the District of Columbia Bar; the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida; and the United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, Atlanta, Georgia, and the United States Supreme Court as of June 9, 2008. Dr. McCann practices Health Care Law, Administrative Law, and Litigation.
Dr. McCann currently practices both Medicine and Law and has lectured on medical investigations including Bioterrorism and Counterterrorism, Medical Ethics, Prevention of Medical Errors, and Proper Prescriptions of Controlled Substances.