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County TB rate bucks trend, remains high

Original post made on Mar 23, 2010

Tuberculosis cases in Santa Clara County are the third highest in the state and remain high despite a large drop in the rest of the state, according to a report released Monday by The Tuberculosis Prevention Partnership of Santa Clara County.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, March 22, 2010, 5:28 PM

Comments (5)

Posted by John Schmidt, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Mar 23, 2010 at 8:29 am

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Posted by George, a resident of another community
on Mar 23, 2010 at 3:34 pm

Gee, interesting that there is nothing said about WHY the increase.. In the early growth of America, every person seeking to enter the U.S.A. was tested for TB.. and if found to have TB, they were denied access to this country.
Now, with 1/3 (your figures) of the Third World so infected, and with our total lack of border control, we wonder "Why"???
And MtnView, with its seemingly welcoming arms is pro-immigrant (workers at locations, Worker's "centers".. etc.. you can stop worrying..
I do NOT mean this in a racist way at all.. just that this is another "benefit" of our immigration policies..

George


Posted by Observer, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 23, 2010 at 4:08 pm

It's just amazing how the author of the article is loath to mention the words or tie in the term illegal immigration to this story. Illegal immigration is a HUGE factor in the rise of TB, and other diseases, in this area. The sooner we come to terms with it, the better.


Posted by letsgetreal, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Mar 23, 2010 at 4:13 pm

ditto on the last 2 comments.


Posted by NeHi, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Mar 23, 2010 at 7:04 pm

If we all danced around the subject as did the author, obesity wouldn't be much of a problem, would it.


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