Breitbart– One of the 3,554 refugees resettled in Ingham County, Michigan (Lansing) during the six years beginning October 1, 2010 and ending on September 30, 2016 (FY 2011 to FY 2016) has been diagnosed with multi-drug resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB), the Ingham County Health Department tells Breitbart News.
MDR TB is a very dangerous and expensive to treat type of TB that is a growing world wide problem and has recently become a public health issue in the United States as well.
In addition to to the one case of MDR TB diagnosed among refugees in Ingham County, four additional cases of active TB were diagnosed among refugees in Ingham County during this six-year period, the Ingham County Health Department says.
Previously, Breitbart News reported that the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) confirmed that eighteen refugees have been diagnosed with active TB in the state of Michigan during the five years between FY 2011 and FY 2015. A nineteenth case of active TB among refugees was reported in March 2016 by the Oakland County Health Department. more