URGENT! Illegal immigrant kids with tuberculosis (TB) infections released into 44 states; now this is serious if 'active' clinical TB disease (and not just LATENT infection); latent is not infectious
by Paul Alexander
The government is releasing thousands of illegal immigrant children with latent tuberculosis infections into American communities, no assurances of treatment; latent at risk if immune system declines
Good and bad if this surrounds latent infection then it is not same as ‘active’ deadly disease, highly infectious with symptoms, and spread.
Problem is with latent infection and a declined immune system, the latent infection can become active disease e.g. if one has HIV etc. Then that prior non-lethal person is a threat to the society.