Between April 15 and May 10, there have suddenly been seven confirmed cases of measles in Memphis, Tennessee.
Prior to that, there have only been nine people who contacted the disease in the entire state of Tennessee in the past 12 years.
The sudden outbreak has now been traced back to a local mosque, where the first case was reported on April 15, according to the Shelby County Health Department.
“The first public place where there was a public exposure potentially [to measles] was the Masjid Al-Noor Mosque on April 15,” Dr. Alisa Haushalter, Director of the Shelby County Health Department, tells Breitbart News.
“The mosque is one location we know that individuals who were infectious were during their infectious period, but that’s not necessarily where the first case occurred. I don’t want you to draw conclusions without sufficient information,” she added.
Haushalter acknowledged, however, that the measles outbreak could have originated with an unvaccinated for measles adult or child brought to Tennessee under the federal refugee resettlement program, something she called “a possibility amongst many.”
Officials have confirmed that the majority of the more than 70,000 refugees resettled annually across the United States through the federal refugee resettlement program are not required to have been vaccinated for measles prior to their arrival here.
Concerns are extremely valid that immigrants being brought to the United States under Obama’s refugee resettlement program pose a tremendous health risk to the rest of the nation.
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