Attkisson: Lack of Transparency About Enterovirus Outbreak Causing Americans to Question if Illegals Responsible

Attkisson: Lack of Transparency About Enterovirus Outbreak Causing Americans to Question if Illegals Responsible

Sharyl Attkisson, the former CBS reporter who was stonewalled while investigating the Benghazi scandal, said the federal government’s lack of transparency regarding the Enterovirus outbreak is leading some Americans to believe that it could be related to the thousands of illegal immigrant juveniles from Central America who have been released in every state. 

The polio-like Enterovirus has killed five children, most recently a four-year-old New Jersey boy who went to sleep last Friday asymptomatic and was found dead. Writing on her new websiteAttkisson said “the origin could be entirely unrelated” but because the “CDC hasn’t suggested reasons for the current uptick or its origin,” some are questioning “whether the disease is being spread by the presence of tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children from Central America admitted to the U.S. in the past year.”

Attkisson cited “a study published in Virology Journal,” which “found EV-D68 among some of the 3,375 young, ill people tested in eight Latin American countries, including the Central American nations of El Salvador and Nicaragua, in 2013.” And she mentioned that “though the U.S. government is keeping secret the locations of the illegal immigrant children, there are significant numbers of them in both cities in which the current outbreak was first identified, Kansas City, Missouri and Chicago, Illinois.” 

Dr. Jane Orient, the Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) who warned in June of a potential public health crisis, recently asked of the Enterovirus: 

We don’t know where it’s coming from… Are there immigrants from Central America, where this disease has allegedly been prevalent before? Should we be [looking at] the virus to see whether it’s like what’s been found in some of these countries that are just sending waves of children across our border and they haven’t been quarantined long enough to make sure they’re not sick?

On Tuesday, Florida got its first confirmed case of Enterovirus on Tuesday, which means there are people in 44 state and the District of Columbia who have the Enterovirus. According to the CDC, at least 538 people have contracted the virus in the last month and a half. As of August, the federal government had released 43,419 illegal immigrant juveniles throughout the United States. There have been at least 66,500 illegal immigrant juveniles who have been apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border since October of last year.


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