Measles Cases Growing Amid Illegal Immigration Crisis

All eyes are on the Biden administration and an emerging public health crisis that comes as millions of illegal immigrants, including those carrying infectious diseases, are being crammed into migrant shelters across the U.S.

The Daily Mail recently reported that the U.S. is on the verge of a “major measles outbreak,” with cases being documented in the first two months of 2024.

“… as doctors warn many young physicians have never ever seen a patient infected with the virus. Hundreds of people are already feared to be infected in California and Arizona after cases were confirmed in people in the states who visited local hospitals,” the outlet wrote.

Medical officials have said that vaccines have been successful in general and that Americans can’t remember life during a disease. Such comments come as vaccination rates have fallen for the third year in a row.

Under Biden’s tenure, millions of illegal immigrants have poured across the southern border, given the president’s refusal to mitigate the crisis. As such, experts have warned that overcrowded migrant shelters and dropping vaccination rates could prompt an outbreak in the U.S.

In the first two months of 2024, 45 measles cases were recorded in America across 17 dates. In 2023, 58 infections of the disease were documented.

During this period, vaccination rates against measles had fallen to 93.1% for children in kindergarten. It is estimated that rates must reach 95% to stop the virus from spreading.

“Measles infections can be easily prevented with the two-dose MMR vaccine, which is more than 97 percent effective against infections with the disease,” the Daily Mail reported.

Measles is one of the most infectious diseases. It is known to spread through air droplets or contaminated surfaces, with 90% of unvaccinated individuals exposed to the virus developing an infection. Symptoms of infection include a runny nose and red eyes that are sensitive to light.

Infections could worsen, with some patients experiencing a harsh cough and rash that spreads throughout most of their body.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that about 20% of measles-infected people are hospitalized, adding that a small percentage of patients die upon infection.