TB-Tainted Man Crosses Border 76 Times

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from The Washington Times

A Mexican national infected with a highly contagious form of tuberculosis crossed the U.S. border 76 times and took multiple domestic flights in the last year, according to Customs and Border Protection interviews and documents obtained by The Washington Times.

The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency was warned by health officials on April 16 that the frequent traveler was infected, but it took the Homeland Security officials more than six weeks to issue a May 31 alert to warn its own border inspectors, according to Homeland Security sources who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution. Homeland Security took one more week to tell its own Transportation Security Agency.

Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR) is a highly contagious illness and also resistant to the two most commonly used drugs to treat TB. It is the same dangerous strain of tuberculosis that concerned health officials when Andrew Speaker, a 31-year-old Atlanta lawyer, slipped into the U.S. from Europe via a flight to Canada.

Unbelievable! This interagency cooperation thing is working well for us... no?


Anyone know how much money he contributed to the Hill '08 campaign coffers?

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Mind staying on topic!

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...who spend their weekends at NASCAR races.

contagious disease epidemics. I sure hope its not a deadly epidemic, which could easily kill more than a terror attack, that is necessary to wake us up to the border problem.

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