Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Another consequence of illegal immigration

The return of diseases long eradicated in the U.S., such as the Mycobacterium bovis strain of drug resistant TB:

"But the germ can infect anyone who eats contaminated fresh cheeses sold by street vendors, smuggled across the Mexican border or produced by families who try to make a living selling so-called “bathtub cheese” made in home tubs and backyard troughs."

"By 2005, more than half the M. bovis cases were diagnosed in children younger than 15, the study said. Nearly all of the cases were in Hispanics, and 60 percent were in people from Mexico. Between 2001 and 2005, 19 adults with M. Bovis died before or during treatment."

Yes, legal immigrants eat this stuff as well. There is no doubt, however, that the huge illegal population in California is driving the demand for this type of cheese, causing opportunists to make it on the cheap.

California consumers, beware of what you buy. It could very well kill you.

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