The Syrian refugee crisis has been in a red alert state for quite some time. The threat of terrorism is a huge concern as terrorists can hide among the refugees. However, the threat of terrorism may be the least of our concerns when it comes to Syrian refugees.
The refugees are caring around a number of infectious and dangerous diseases. A report from the Neglected Tropical Diseases Journal details this situation has “created a setting in which we have seen the re-emergence of polio and measles, as well as tuberculosis, hepatitis A, and other infections in Syria and among displaced Syrian refugees.”
The rapid spread of refugees makes these diseases all the more dangerous as they are spread throughout the globe and even to our own shores. But, that’s not the worst of it.
The scariest disease being spread is Leishmaniasis. It is a flesh eating disease that is spread by sand flies. This disease is very sneaky as you might not show any symptoms for months. It’s spread when flies bite someone who is infected. The video below details the dangers when an American was infected by a sand fly while on vacation. He continues to battle the effects of the experience.
While these diseases are beginning to spread throughout Europe, Obama intends to greatly expand the number of refugees into the United States. This can create our very own health crisis. I for one don’t want any kind of flesh eating disease near me! Do you?
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