Breaking: Measles Outbreak in Chicago Suburbs – Five Babies Infected
Five babies in Palatine, Illinois have been diagnosed with Measles.
The Chicago Tribune reported:
Five children at a KinderCare Learning Center in northwest suburban Palatine have been diagnosed with measles, Illinois and Cook County health officials announced Thursday.
Public health officials are investigating the cluster of measles cases at KinderCare Learning Center, 929 E. Palatine Road, according to a statement. Two of the cases have been confirmed with laboratory testing while the other three diagnoses are pending test results, according to a joint statement from health officials.
All five children are under the age of 1.
The announcement comes about a week after Cook County officials announced the state’s first confirmed case this year of the respiratory disease, traced to a suburban Cook County resident that officials would only identify as being older than 18.
Cook County officials say it’s not clear if the adult’s diagnosis is linked to the children at the day care or to the outbreak associated with Disneyland, which has grown to more than 100 cases, many of them in California.
Students and staff at the Palatine facility have been notified, and anyone who hasn’t been vaccinated with the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine has been instructed to remain at home.
In 2011, there were 222 confirmed Measles cases in the United States, 200 were linked with importations, including 72 that were linked with importations from other countries.
So is this latest outbreak linked to the influx of illegal immigrant children welcomed to America by the Obama administration?
Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet warned about this possibility at The Monitor back in June 2014:
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 Arizona.
Why are such swarms now entering the United States illegally, 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 United States had controlled or virtually eradicated: tuberculosis (TB), Chagas disease, dengue fever, hepatitis, malaria and measles. I have been working on medical projects in Central and South America since 2009, so I am aware of problems these countries face from such diseases…
…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. And treatment costs are borne by taxpayers.
There are many unanswered questions about this invasion of illegals with unaccompanied children:
• Who are paying for so many impoverished people and young children to get to the U.S. border from Central and South America?
• Why is our government preventing Border Patrol agents from speaking out?
• Why is our government not enforcing our immigration laws as other countries do?
• Why are federal officials transporting illegal immigrants from Texas to Arizona?
Illegal immigration is not a victimless crime. All taxpayers and all patients are its victims. Diseases don’t stop at borders. Diseases don’t discriminate based on political affiliation.
Today it is Arizona and Texas. Tomorrow it will be your state, your medical care, your health, your life and your children. Demand Congress stop this flagrant lawlessness at our borders.
The Canadian government blames the current US outbreak on “imported cases.”