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Medicaid expansion in Va. still a threat

On March 8, Virginia's Regular Legislative Session ended in a stalemate. The Virginia Assembly and Senate were at an impasse over the expan…

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Eric Cantor’s Challenger from the Right

Add another to the lengthy list of contests between powerful Republican incumbents and Washington far-outsiders: An economics professor fr…

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Thank you for contacting me regarding events in Benghazi, Libya.  I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts. I remain very d…

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Letter Congressman Griffith 9th Dist

Thank you for contacting me regarding Obamacare.  I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts.   However you feel about the ph…

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New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg Buying Your Second Amendment Rights In Virginia! Bloomberg must be stopped VOTE KEN CUCCINELLI FOR G…

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“Deal maker…” In other words, McAuliffe has a scandalous business track record where he has earned tens of millions of dollars, allegedly b…

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Thank you for contacting me to share your thoughts on legislative efforts to reduce gun violence in the United States.   On December 14, 20…

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The Senate's Gang of Eight released the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S. 744) on April 16, 2013…

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Thank you for contacting me regarding our nation's immigration system.  I appreciate hearing from you on such an important issue and I hop…

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SICK: Leprosy On The Rise In Los Angeles 

Ahh, the joys of open borders and Democrat leadership.

California is not just a public toilet but now there is evidence that leprosy is on the rise in Los Angeles County.

Barack Obama changed US law in 2016 and allowed immigrants with blistering STDs and leprosy to migrate to the US.

Medscape reported:

Leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease, is rarely seen in the United States, but cases continue to emerge in Los Angeles County, a new report says.

“Hansen’s disease still exists, and we need to educate medical students and physicians,” coauthor Dr. Maria Teresa Ochoa from Keck Medical Center of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, told Reuters Health by email.

Dr. Ochoa and colleagues identified 187 patients with the disease in a review of medical records from their leprosy clinic spanning 1973 to 2018. Most patients were Latino, originating from Mexico, and they experienced a median delay in diagnosis of more than three years, the team reports JAMA Dermatology, online August 7.

Multibacillary leprosy (MB) cases outnumbered paucibacillary leprosy (PB) cases by nearly eight to one (88.6% vs. 11.4%, respectively), and Latino patients were more likely than non-Latino patients to have MB, as were patients from Central or South America (versus other regions).

Most patients (80.7%) received multidrug therapy, and most (92.6%) received antibiotics for more than two years, especially if they had MB.

Only about half of patients (56.7%) had World Health Organization (WHO) grade 0 disability (no signs or symptoms suggestive of leprosy or disability) at the one-year follow-up, whereas 16.0% had grade 1 disability (loss of protective sensation) and 26.2% had grade 2 disability (visible deformity) at the last follow-up.

Among the patients who lost protective sensation, 87.7% (50/57) did not regain it following therapy.

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