Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Sweden: More children diagnosed with Tuberculosis

One of the downsides of the ongoing mass-immigration is that diseases we had worked carefully for generations to eradicate are now back. I used to know about tuberculosis mainly from the history books, but it is making a roaring comeback in many Western European nations. Anthony Browne in the London Times puts it like this (the link no longer seems to be working):

Britain must face some home truths about abroad

In the US, an official study concluded that immigration added just 0.1 per cent to GDP. The Treasury claimed that mass immigration is an economic boon, but one Treasury migration expert admitted to me that it could never conclude anything that could be used to justify racial hatred. While the economic benefits are marginal, the costs are great: it leads to massive overcrowding and congestion, overstretched public services, exacerbates the housing crisis, imports poverty, crime, public health problems such as HIV and TB, increases social tension, and creates parallel communities.

More children diagnosed with TB

A further 21 children who attend a daycare centre in Stockholm have tested positive for tuberculosis, bringing the count up to 30 in total. The test results were formally confirmed Monday evening by Stockholm’s Infectious Disease Unit. 58 children were tested last week after a teacher from the Rainbow Daycare Centre in Bromma, a suburb of the capital, was diagnosed with TB. The children are all under seven years of age. TB usually goes to the lungs but it can invade the body’s organs and cause inflammation of the brain. Children are more susceptible than adults. A treatment of antibiotics over four to nine months, however, can help. Doctors at the Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control are now trying to trace the source of the infection. Tuberculosis is on the rise in Sweden with a 13% rise in cases since last year.

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