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    Illegal Immigration Leads to Tuberculosis Outbreak In Sacramento High School

    ALIPAC NOTE: 100 years ago immigrants were screened for TB at places like Ellis Island. Today's illegal immigrants are streaming across our borders unchecked and then being smuggled into our towns by our own government! Since TB was virtually eradicated in the United States by the 1990's, we are seeing a resurgence due to rampant illegal immigration.

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    Tuberculosis outbreak at Sacramento high school

    The Associated Press
    Published: Wednesday, Jul. 2, 2014 - 6:27 am
    Last Modified: Wednesday, Jul. 2, 2014 - 12:53 pm

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A California high school is at the center of a tuberculosis outbreak linked to an infectious student who tested positive for active TB in February, county health officials said Wednesday.
    Four more students at Grant Union High School in Sacramento have contracted active TB. Three related tuberculosis cases are considered an outbreak, Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services spokeswoman Laura McCasland said.
    Four relatives and friends of the student who initially tested positive have also contracted active TB — bringing the total to nine known cases.
    Symptoms of active TB can include a persistent cough and fever. Active TB is contagious if it's in the lungs and accompanied by a cough, said Olivia Kasirye, the county's public health officer.
    The four additional students — two of whom have TB in their lymph nodes — are not infectious, she said.
    Kasirye said such an outbreak was not uncommon. The county sees about 90 active TB cases a year, though most of those are adults. She noted that no additional people have been found to be contagious.
    "In a way, they are wrapping this up," McCasland said.
    The four additional students are receiving treatment.
    In all, a little more than 450 students and staff have been tested. They were considered at high risk because they used the same classrooms or adjacent classrooms as the student who was infectious, health officials said.
    Of those, 116 have tested positive for TB, though the vast majority have been confirmed to be latent TB, which is dormant and doesn't produce symptoms. An additional thirty of the students in that group still need further testing to determine whether they have active TB, McCasland said.



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    TB Outbreak at Sacramento High School...

    Tuberculosis outbreak at Sacramento high school - The Sacramento Bee
    Health officials in California say a high school is at the center of a tuberculosis outbreak in Sacramento County.

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    TB Outbreak in Sacramento School is America’s Future Thanks To Obama’s Open Borders



    TB Outbreak in Sacramento School is America’s Future Thanks To Obama’s...
    A tuberculosis outbreak at Grant Union High School in Sacramento is providing a...
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    TB Outbreak in Sacramento School is America’s Future Thanks To Obama’s Open Borders

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    A tuberculosis outbreak at Grant Union High School in Sacramento is providing a glimpse into the new reality we will face under Hussein Obama’s open borders.
    It used to be that health screenings were a common part of the immigration process, and they still are for those who respect the country and its laws enough to go through the system.
    For today’s modern border-crashers, under our “if you can get here you can stay” policy, physicals are a minor consideration only for those apprehended and released. Those who are able to evade our severely understaffed Border Patrol agents can bring their infections in with them and share them with the American citizens and our families.
    One student at Grant Union tested positive for TB in February, and that led to more testing which revealed four other students who were infected with active TB. The Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services spokesperson, Laura McCasland, said that the three related cases are considered an outbreak.
    Four of the originally discovered student’s friends and relatives also have contracted active TB, for a total nine known related cases.
    Active TB, according to Olivia Kasirye, the county public health officer, is contagious if it is located in the lungs and accompanied by a cough.
    The four additional students are not considered infectious, Kasirye said, adding that an outbreak such as this was not uncommon. The four additional students are receiving treatment.
    Over 450 students and staff have been tested as a result of this infection and their close proximity to the initial infected student.
    The frequency of discoveries and outbreaks such as this is sure to increase dramatically as those infected among the ranks of what they are calling “Central American refugees” are dispersed among our population.
    Additionally, those who have an unobstructed path across the border due to the overwhelmed interdiction capacity of our preoccupied Border Patrol agents are free to bring with them unknown threats of every imaginable kind, and surely are.

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    ITs getting worse...there are more diagnosed with TB now from this HS...
    I wish i knew more about the demographics of this HS and area of Sacto..

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    Four more students test positive for tuberculosis at Grant High

    By Diana Lambert
    dlambert@sacbee.com
    Published: Tuesday, Jul. 1, 2014 - 1:26 pm


    Grant Union High School is in the midst of a tuberculosis outbreak, Sacramento County health officials said Tuesday.
    After previously reporting only one case of active TB, officials said four more students have tested positive for the active disease, which attacks the lungs and can be fatal. Scientists consider three related tuberculosis cases an outbreak, said Sacramento County Public Health Officer Olivia Kasirye.
    Beyond the Grant cases, four relatives and friends of the student who initially tested positive also contracted active TB, bringing the total to nine known cases.
    “It is higher than we usually get for most of our investigations,” Kasirye said. “This is considered an outbreak. The good news is that many of these additional cases were caught early and they are all in treatment.”
    The health department has tested nearly 500 Grant students and school employees since a student at the school tested positive for active TB in February.
    Of those, the health department diagnosed 122 people with latent tuberculosis, which has no symptoms and is not infectious but can become active after a long period of dormancy. Twenty-four people have completed treatment, and 55 others are being treated.
    Tuberculosis is spread through the air when infected people cough, laugh, sneeze or sing. It cannot be spread through hand-shaking or touching objects such as doorknobs or railings.
    Parents contacted Tuesday had not heard of the new active tuberculosis cases and complained that communication from the health department and school district has been limited. Shannon Daniel said his daughter learned of one of them on Instagram two weeks ago because the TB patient is a friend.
    The district on Tuesday said in a prepared statement: “We have been communicating with parents and staff as we get updated information from Sacramento County Public Health. We just received the information about the most recent chest X-ray, and we will communicate the results to parents and staff.”
    Daniel is among the parents who have misgivings about sending their students back to the school in the fall, he said. Leaving Grant isn’t a decision he wants to make. His daughter is a star basketball player there.
    “Now I’m really worried,” Daniel said when told about the other three cases. He has taken his daughter to their private doctor to be tested twice and plans to do it again to ensure she is TB-free. His grandmother died of tuberculosis. His son, a recent Grant graduate, is one of the 122 diagnosed with latent TB and is still taking antibiotics to battle the disease.
    Daniel said the barbershop where he works next door to Grant – 3 B’s – has been abuzz about tuberculosis since the first case was announced in the spring.
    “It has been a daily subject, and I work six days a week,” he said. “A lot of parents are really concerned.”
    The four students with tuberculosis had positive screenings in March. But health officials did not confirm them as active cases until they obtained the results from chest X-rays and evaluated their symptoms. All four cases were identified as active within the last month, one as recently as last week, said Laura McCasland, health department spokeswoman.
    Three of the four students had symptoms. One had a slight fever and coughing, while two others had lymphadenitis, an inflammation of the lymph nodes. All four of the cases were caught early and were never contagious, McCasland said.
    The number of active tuberculosis cases could still go up. Thirty of the students who tested positive for TB have not undergone chest X-rays and other evaluations necessary to determine if they have active cases. Kasirye said these students will not be allowed to register for classes unless they are cleared.
    “We are working with the school ... to reach out and make sure they complete the evaluations. We hope to get this done at the end of summer,” she said.
    The health department has completed three separate screenings at the school. The first two included students who had had direct contact with the student diagnosed with active tuberculosis in February or whose classrooms were on a shared ventilation system with rooms the student occupied.
    Parents, worried about the high number of latent cases, pushed for a screening of the general population in June. Two of the 75 students in that group tested positive for TB, which is typical of the number that would be found in a sampling of the general population, Kasirye said. The lower percentage showed that the initial groups screened were at high risk and that “not the entire school was a high risk, something some parents were concerned about,” she said.
    Access to testing is an issue for parent Sascha Vogt, who said the only tuberculosis screening offered by the health department for the entire Grant Union High School population was on June 13 – two days after school ended for the year. “Access to health care is an issue in our community as it is,” she said. “Ideally, you would offer it to everyone when school is open.”
    Kasirye said there are still 20 students who were identified as at-risk who have not had an initial screening. She encouraged students who have avoided screenings or follow-up procedures to “realize it is a serious thing” and undergo testing.
    Grant students and staff members who would like to be screened for TB should go to their health care provider or contact the Sacramento County Division of Public Health at (916) 875-5881.

    Call The Bee’s Diana Lambert, (916) 321-1090. Follow her on Twitter @dianalambert.
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    Found it....very interesting..
    Im pretty sure we can assume where the TB came from after reading this

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    The California Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program evaluates student performance in California public schools according to standards determined by the California Department of Education. The STAR test is administered each spring to students in 2nd through 11th grade and, depending on the testing grade level, assesses student knowledge of mathematics, reading, writing, science, and history.
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    801 students, or 39.6% of the student population at Grant Union High identify as Hispanic, making up the majority of the student body. A typical school in Sacramento is made up of 34.8% Hispanic students, so Grant Union High has a very similar ethnic distribution compared to other schools in the city.
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