Over the summer as experts and adherents of common sense were warning of an unprecedented health crisis due to the flood of illegal immigrants, the state-run media was decrying the “myth of the diseased immigrant”.
A few days ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added Ohio to a list of at least 28 states hit by the virus, which has caused complications in children and led to a surge in pediatric illnesses and hospitalizations in recent weeks.
In Columbus, the increase in respiratory illnesses has been seen at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and pediatric urgent cares, said Dr. Mysheika Williams Roberts, medical director at Columbus Public Health.
From Sept. 17 through Sept.22 555 children went to Columbus Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s emergency department for respiratory symptoms, according to data provided by Columbus Public Health. Now in the coming weeks propagandists will be working overtime to downplay the fact that more than 3000 children in 10 states have been hospitalized after being infected with a potentially fatal respiratory virus. In that State up north, the Michigan Department of Community Health has confirmed numerous cases of the enterovirus in Detroit.
The virus is called Enterovirus 68 (EV68) and it’s been plaguing the world’s developing nations for decades. The onset is marked by flu-like symptoms and for some victims infection will result in paralysis and even death. All twelve species of Enterovirus, including polio and rhinovirus (the common cold), mutate rapidly and are highly contagious. EV68 was first isolated and identified in California in 1962. While the CDC has noted ‘clusters’ of the virus occurring in Europe, Asia and North America between 2008-2010, global statistics are inconclusive due to a lack of testing and inadequate documentation in developing nations.
However, in November of 2013 a study published by the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal (PIDJ) found that among 345 Honduran children, more than 75% were found to be infected with a respiratory virus, most commonly enterovirus.
EV-D68 can cause mild to severe respiratory illness. Mild symptoms may include fever, runny nose, sneezing, cough, and body and muscle aches. Severe symptoms may include wheezing and difficulty breathing. Since EV-D68 causes respiratory illness, the virus can be found in an infected person’s respiratory secretions, such as saliva, nasal mucus, or sputum. EV-D68 likely spreads from person to person when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or touches contaminated surfaces.
Commenting on the ‘unprecedented’ number of children hospitalized under intensive care the CDC said that the current number of EV68 cases may just be the tip of the iceberg. While not yet declaring an emergency, the statement released by the Centers for Disease Control said that prior to the mass migration of illegal children into the U.S. only 79 cases of EV68 were recorded by the National Enterovirus Surveillance System in the prior four years.
Since this summer, Obama’s ‘Dreamers’ have been sidestepping TSA security and boarding commercial airline flights to every corner of the nation including Alaska, Hawaii and the Virgin Islands. Airliners are notoriously conducive to the rapid and widespread distribution of communicable diseases yet the Obama regime has been happily providing illegals with a free ride to the destination of their choice (funded by the US Taxpayer) but only after they’ve spent a few weeks locked up in overcrowded cages with others that are known to be carrying the dangerous EV68 virus.
Paralysis and fatalities resulting from EV68 are believed to occur in only a minority of cases, but for the United States even a small number of children killed or permanently disabled because of a communicable disease represents a shocking regression of our national standard of living.
On Sept. 22 Emily Otrando, a 10-year-old from Cumberland, Rhode Island died at the Hasbro Children's Hospital, after tested positive for enterovirus D68. Dr. Michael Fine, Rhode Island's Department of Health director, told reporters that the girl "died from overwhelming Staphylococcus aureus sepsis." Staphylococcus aureus is a bacteria resistant to many antibiotics, while sepsis is an illness affecting all parts of the body that springs up in response to an infection, according to the CDC. That determination notwithstanding, Fine also noted that "cultures also showed the presence of enterovirus D68." He explained that the child, who was otherwise healthy, experienced shortness of breath "and really by the time she got to the hospital, everything fell apart very quickly within 24 hours."
What is the CDC and the current administration not telling us? Funny of how the timing of the illegal migration of illegals and the 9/11 date coexist in this mysterious enterovirus breakout. Could “The Strain” be turning into fact rather than fiction?