Refugees aren’t only having an effect on the American economy, they are also spreading sickness throughout the country.
Two Minnesota cities, Minneapolis and St. Paul, are known to have the largest population of Somalian’s in the US. Most of whom are here under the title of refugee. Recently reports have come out stating that this Somalian population has experienced an outbreak of measles. It is said that measles can be so contagious that there is a 9 out of 10 chance that coming in contact with someone infected will result in contracting the virus. Add that to the tuberculosis problem this community also presents and you have a recipe for the disaster of health throughout the entire US once you involve outside contact and countrywide travel.
A recent outbreak of measles is the latest public health problem among Somalis who live in metropolitan Minneapolis-St.Paul, Minnesota, home to the largest Somali community in the country.
Measles now joins active tuberculosis as a public health problem within Minnesota’s Somali community.
“During the five years between 2010 and 2014, 732 cases of active TB were diagnosed in Minnesota. Of these, 81 percent, or 593, were foreign-born. Of foreign-born cases, 50 percent, or 296, were refugees, according to “The Epidemiology of Tuberculosis in Minnesota, 2010-2014,” a report published by the Minnesota Department of Health,” Breitbart News noted in October.
“Twenty-nine percent of the 593 foreign-born cases of active TB diagnosed in Minnesota [between 2012 and 2015], or 161, were attributed to Somali-born migrants. Almost all Somali migrants to the United States have arrived under the federal refugee resettlement program,” Breitbart News reported at the time.