DENMARK: Unvaccinated Migrants Are Bringing in Diphtheria, Malaria, Tuberculosis
Danish authorities announced this week that the third world migrants have brought deadly Diphtheria into the country.
DENMARK: Unvaccinated refugees have spread the contagious & potentially fatal illness of Diphtheria in the country. pic.twitter.com/rOzKDFM0ta
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Diphtheria was last seen in Denmark 20 years ago.
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The migrants are also bringing Tuberculosis and Malaria into Denmark.
The Local reported:
Danish hospitals have been warned by authorities to be on the lookout for diphtheria, an illness that hasn’t been seen in Denmark for nearly 20 years but may have returned with asylum seekers.
The Danish State Serum Institute (SSI) said on Tuesday that diphtheria was found in two Libyan refugees.
“The infection can be very dangerous if one isn’t vaccinated against it. The dangerous type is very rare and we last saw it in Denmark in 1998,” SSI spokesman Kurt Fuursted told Metroxpress.
SSI has warned Danish hospitals about the possible return of diphtheria and Metroxpress reported that asylum seekers have also been found to carry tuberculosis and malaria.
Unlike some European countries, Denmark does not screen arriving refugees for illnesses but Fuursted said that policy might change.
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