A border patrol agent was diagnosed with scabies after processing undocumented immigrants in Otay Mesa, California, the agent’s union representative said. Ronald Zermeno, health and safety director for the National Border Control Council union, said the agent told him that he observed several people with open sores while screening them in preparation to be released to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Scabies is caused by a mite that burrows into skin and lays eggs, causing an intense itching and rash, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In a letter to the chief patrol agent of San Diego’s U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Zermeno said border patrol agents processing the undocumented immigrants were told that those arriving in California had been pre-screened for health conditions. Agents in California, however, were not advised to decontaminate themselves or their uniforms, he added. “This demonstrates that we are not properly trained to identify infectious disease and to properly respond when we suspect a disease,” Zermeno said. Agents are “encouraged to use personal protective gear including latex or non-latex gloves, long-sleeve shirts, and to take precaution, including frequent hand washing,” U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said in a statement without commenting on the specific case.
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Oh God! I’m itching at the sheer thought of it!
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I posted as a nurse the first to succumb to these diseases would be the caregivers. Now how did I know that LOL>
Like minds GrinNBarrett. Makes sense as they are first contact.
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“A border patrol agent was diagnosed with scabies after processing undocumented immigrants in Otay Mesa, California, the agent’s union representative said.”
How sad. 🙁
Sad that it’s not something fatal.
Ugh, parasites. Scabies eggs can survive for 2 months. If a family member ends up with scabies, besides treating the infested person top to toes with topical neem or colloidal silver (per # 1 NWO Hatr’s post “People of the Lie: Colloidal Silver” http://www.fromthetrenchesworldreport.com/people-of-the-lie-colloidal-silver/95125) or a salt brine bath soak including scalp hair, you have to do a form of de-infestation and isolation in your home, i.e., thorough room by room cleaning, particularly bedroom bedding (hot wash with detergent and hot dry), mattress and box springs (spray vinegar or colloidal silver on all surfaces), clothing, towels, throw rugs, fabric-upholstered furniture (thorough steam cleaning or complete plastic wrapping for 9-10 weeks), carpets and drapes/curtains (detergent wash and hot dry or thorough steam/dry clean), floors, etc., otherwise the parasites will keep cropping up in your home and making your family miserable.
Good!!! I hope it kills the son-of-a-bitch. He should have been defending the border instead of changing their diapers.
“Oh, you work for the border control. You must work hard keeping the illegals out of our country”.
“No, sir. Actually I wipe their baby’s asses for them”.
What about food grade Diatomaceous earth.. would this work? I’ll do some research. If Cayenne can work, then I’d probably grind up fresh Habanero and apply to the skin and burn them, it is much much hotter and would probably work faster.