Immigration and infectious disease: Irelands policy?
The recent outbreak of tuberculosis in a Cork school has caused great concern in the community.
There is no proof that the infection has been caused by a non-Irish national.
However there is talk on the ground and hints in local media that this is the case( see P.J. Coogans column in cork independent below )
As a result of political correctness and doctor-patient confidentional we may never know.
This thread is not about this case specificly but to start a general debate on
Immigration and Infectious Diseases.
I have included P.J. Coogans piece and a few other links on immigration. and infectious disease
I am not an expert on infectious disease and your health controls so I ask the
the following questions.
What is Irelands policy on Immigration and infectious disease?
- Do we in Ireland test Immigrants from high risk states for dangerous infectious disease such as HIV/AIDS and TB?
- If no to above, why not?
- What do other developed countries do?
- Is the health of the Irish nation being put at risk by HSE and government incompentence and political correctness?
- Do we need to tighten immigration health controls?
- Screen people from high risk states already here?
Talking TB - Cork Independent News
Originally Posted by El Mundo, 23 September 2006, p. 24 (“El 25% Trae Graves Dolencias
INFECTIOUS DISEASES IN IMMIGRANTS FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF A TROPICAL MEDICINE REFERRAL UNIT -- LÓPEZ-VÉLEZ et al. 69 (1): 115 -- American Journal of Tropical Medicine and HygieneOriginally Posted by R. LÓPEZ-VÉLEZ, H. HUERGA, AND M. C. TURRIENTES
Tropical Medicine and Clinical Parasitology Unit, Infectious Diseases Department and Microbiology Department, Hospital Ramón y Cajal, Madrid, Spain;1