The United States Customs and Border Patrol has confirmed that there have been three confirmed cases of tuberculosis among migrants at the southern border in El Paso, Texas.
Griff Jenkins confirmed the confirmed cases on X and tweeted “BP sources confirm to FOX News that there are ** three confirmed cases of Tuberculosis ** among migrants in the El Paso sector… further complicating the already daunting task of managing an overwhelming number arriving daily.”
The CDC reported in 2022 the United States saw a major uptick in TB cases and many doctors believe it’s due to the increase of migrants crossing the southern border.
Tuberculosis is coming through the border https://t.co/dYTa0SfRx4
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) September 22, 2023
WATCH: @GriffJenkins on how the record Biden Border Crisis has overwhelmed border cities and is now raising new health concerns as tuberculosis has been detected in illegal aliens crossing the border:
“Never seen anything like this.” pic.twitter.com/xqAX4xj805
— Conservative War Machine (@WarMachineRR) September 22, 2023
Here’s what the Daily Caller reported:
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) sources confirmed Friday three migrants arrived at the border in El Paso with tuberculosis, according to Griff Jenkins of Fox News.
“BREAKING: CBP sources confirm to FOX News that there are ** three confirmed cases of Tuberculosis ** among migrants in the El Paso sector… further complicating the already daunting task of managing an overwhelming number arriving daily,” Jenkins, a national correspondent for Fox News, wrote on Twitter.
Although there has been a surge in illegal immigration since the end of Title 42 in May, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre claimed Biden is “stopping the flow at the border” during an August press conference. The Trump-era expulsion policy turned away asylum seekers at the border if there was a “serious danger to the introduction of [a communicable] disease into the United States.”
🚨 – Tuberculosis now streaming across the border… 👇 pic.twitter.com/bEmj1mVsXG
— Brian (@Brian_4848) September 22, 2023
Per News Nation:
Fox News is reporting sources from U.S. Customs and Border Patrol confirmed to the network that there are three confirmed cases of tuberculosis (TB) among migrants at the El Paso sector.
The disease is caused by bacteria and is usually found in the lungs, according to the World Health Organization. It can be spread through the air in sneezes, coughs and spit.
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TB is both preventable and curable, but about 10 million people contract it annually.
There were 8,300 TB cases reported in the United States last year, compared with 7,874 in 2021, according to the National Institutes of Health.
Hundreds of #migrants are ALREADY crossing the border at #EaglePass as they get off 'The Beast' cargo train: Border patrol says at least three tested positive for TUBERCULOSIS in #ElPaso pic.twitter.com/wCawvKDwdV
— Across The Line (@AcrossTheLine11) September 22, 2023