Caravans of Illegals Have Brought Deadly “Assassin Bug” and Chagas Disease to the U.S.

This is a reprint of original article with a very important update at the end of the article.

Many of us have been wondering about diseases brought into the U.S. by illegal immigrants.  Little did we know that deadly bugs never seen in our country have now invaded half of our States.  These bugs come from Mexico, Central America and South America.

The bug goes by various names.  One of these names has a rather endearing sound to it:  the Kissing Bug.  But don’t be fooled. When you see why it was named this, you will be alarmed.

The Kissing Bug name came about because when these insects enter your home, they wait till the middle of the night and bite around the mouth area and also around the eyes.

Here is a map of States where the Assassin bug has been spotted:

Picture of Kissing or “Assassin” Bug from the Internet. This bug was found in Maryland where we live:

Kissing Bug found on the screen of our porch:

Chagas Disease

From forbes.com

Chagas: An Emerging Infectious Disease Threat In U.S.

Chagas, a parasitic disease, is the latest invisible killer infection to be recognized as a growing threat here. The infection is transmitted by the Triatomine bug, known as the “kissing” bug. The bugs infect people through bites—often near the eyes or mouth—or when their infected feces are accidentally rubbed into eyes or mucous membranes. Some transmission occurs from mother to child during pregnancy. Occasionally, transmission is through contaminated food or drink.

Most people in the U.S. with Chagas disease probably became infected as children, living in Latin America. The infection often has few symptoms early on, but after several decades, strikes fatally, often with sudden death from heart disease. I suspect that, similar to Lyme disease, the magnitude of disease and deaths from the protozoan parasite, Trypanosoma cruzi, which causes Chagas disease, is unrecognized in the U.S.

In Latin America, however, up to 12 million people might be infected, with a third going on to develop life-threatening heart complications. Chagas is a major cause of congestive heart failure and cardiac deaths, with an estimated 11,000 people dying annually, according to the WHO.

There are an estimated 300,167 people with Trypanosoma cruzi infection the U.S., including 40,000 pregnant women in North America. There are 30,000-45,000 cardiomyopathy cases and 63-315 congenital infections each year. Most of the people come from Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, or Argentina; Bolivia has the highest rate of Chagas in the world.

But in the U.S., we don’t often think of Chagas. Even as an infectious disease physician, I’ve never treated anyone with it, and it is not on my radar. So when a physician sees a patient who may have come to the U.S. as a child, and now has diabetes and hypertension, he or she is likely to attribute the heart disease to that and not look for infection. In fact, though, there are large pockets of undiagnosed disease. For example, a survey in Los Angeles of patients with a new diagnosis of cardiomyopathy who had lived in Latin America for at least a year, found 19% had Chagas disease, and they had a worse prognosis than those without the infection.

There are other reasons Chagas is overlooked. One is that Chagas is not a reportable disease except in four states, and Texas only began reporting in 2010. Most cases here have been detected by screening of blood donations, which has found about 1 in every 27,500 donors to be infected, according to CDC. However, a 2014 survey showed “one in every 6,500 blood donors tested positive for exposure to the parasite that causes Chagas disease.” A map of positive donations is here. While the triatome bugs are most common in the southern half of the U.S., they are actually quite widespread, as shown here.

Much bigger barriers to diagnosis are social and cultural. Many patients lack health insurance. Others are undocumented immigrants fearing deportation. Health literacy and language barriers are huge. There is a stigma associated with the diagnosis, as there is for many patients with TB, as Chagas is associated with poverty and poor living conditions. As Daisy Hernández noted in her excellent story in the Atlantic, “it’s hard, if not impossible, for moms with Chagas and no health insurance to see the doctors who would connect them to the CDC” and “patients don’t necessarily have savings in case they have adverse reactions to the medication and can’t work.”

There are pockets of Chagas in the states, including Los Angeles, the Washington metropolitan area, and the Texas border, where there are large immigrant communities from endemic areas. But I suspect that with climate change, we’ll see more Chagas in the southwest U.S., as more triatomine bugs are found further north. One recent study found more than 60% of the collected bugs carried the Trypanosome parasite, up from 40-50% in two similar studies. There are also now seven reports of Chagas infection that are clearly autochthonous, or locally acquired. University of Pennsylvaniaresearcher Michael Levy has shown that bedbugs might be capable of transmitting Chagas, but no one has shown that they actually do. Entomologist and Wired author Gwen Pearson nicely explains why bedbugs are an unlikely vector and notes that you “far more likely to be injured by misusing pesticides to try to exterminate” them.

There’s more bad news. Treatment for Chagas is effective if given early in infection, although with significant side effects. There is no effective treatment for late stages of gastrointestinal or cardiac disease. A newly released study showed that benznidazole was no more effective than placebo in reducing cardiac complications, even though it reduced levels of parasites in the blood.

The two drugs available to treat Chagas, benznidazole and nifurtimox, are not yet FDA approved and are only available through the CDC under investigational protocols. Both carry significant side effects. Treatment of children with early Chagas is generally effective but, as with many drugs, treatment is hampered by lack of data on pediatric dosing and limited formulations. There is little research funding for new drug development, with less than US $1 million (0.04% of R&D funding dedicated to neglected diseases) focused on new drugs for Chagas disease, according to the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi).

Where do we go from here? The most immediate and cost-effective proposals are to increase surveillance for disease and screening of high-risk populations. Since the most effective treatment is given early in the course of infection, screening of pregnant women and children is a priority, as is education for these women and Ob-Gyn physicians.

While there is no effective treatment for advanced disease, efforts are underway to develop a vaccine against Chagas. The National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine just received a boost from a $2.6 million grant from the Carlos Slim Foundation for their initiative. source

This bug and Chagas disease is affecting our pets as well.

Kissing bugs aka Assassin bugs bring Chagas disease to our pets

This morning, one of our dogs was chasing a bug and then ate it before I could get to him.  Although I am not certain that it was one of these deadly bugs; because I found one on our porch just days ago (photo above) I called our vet. Our vet said to bring Buddy over immediately because this bug can cause severe neurological symptoms in dogs.

Our dog was frantic in wanting to go out into our yard, so my husband took him out. He ate grass as if he was a cow and then vomited. The vet looked Buddy over and basically said it’s a wait and see at this point.

Brethren, although I do feel compassion for those in various other countries who have contracted Chagas disease;  I cannot express the anger I feel because the Leftists in our Congress care not for the American people and have refused to build a wall along our border.  The wall may not have protected us from any of these bugs or people carrying “Chagas” but I believe that it would have made a huge difference in slowing this down in our country.

Now, we’re infested.  There is no known cure for Chagas. It can be fatal. It causes congestive heart failure and heart attacks.

My Bizarre Discussion with a Top Editor of the Washington Times

To say that I was shocked would still be an understatement. When I got this gentleman on the phone, I began to tell him that I was a freelance writer, presently doing research on the Kissing bug which had been spotted in the Balt/Wash area. I told him that most of these insects carried Chagas disease which could be fatal.  When I told him that America had never had to battle this very dangerous insect in the past; and that they came from Mexico, Central and South America – the editor was enraged!

He said to me “Are you trying to say that we have these bugs because of immigrants coming into America?!  Do you think that they boxed many of them up and imported them maliciously?”

In my state of shock, I found myself almost speechless. But again the editor broke in and said to me “NO – this is certainly NOT something the Washington Times would consider covering!”

Then he hung up. I was so confused. One would have thought that I had called the Washington Post. I would have expected that response from them – but certainly not the Times, which is the most Conservative news source in our area.

That experience has stayed with me.  I can’t help but wonder if the Washington Times may, in the near future, lean left. This would be disturbing to many of us who have come to love the Times for their Conservative viewpoints.

But nothing surprises me anymore.

God help us all.

How Can I Be Saved?

Shalom b’Yeshua

MARANATHA!!!

 

Jew Hater Rashida Tlaib Lied About Money She Received from GEORGE SOROS

Something about House Freshman Rashida Tlaib caused me to wonder if she might be in some way connected to world famous boogeyman,  George Soros.

Actually, we should not be surprised at all.  I have learned during my many years of following and writing about Soros, that whenever bad things begin to happen suddenly – Soros is in someway involved.

Just follow the money……….

He hides behind his NGO’s like “Open Society Foundation” and “Black Lives Matter.” Also the billionaire has an NGO called “New America” and “Best for Britain.”

Trump’s election in 2016 was most likely the worst day of Soros’s life. It definitely was not the “New America” George was expecting. But coming in a close second would have to be Great Britain’s “Boris Johnson” a Conservative and supporter of Brexit.  Poor George must be having the worst case of indigestion of his entire miserable life.

Back to Rashida

From  gellerreport.com

Jihad Jew-hater Rashida Tlaib got $225,180 from Soros’s organization AND paid herself $45K from campaign funds

“Newly elected Democrats are more radical than their predecessors. Lowlife Democrats like Rashida Tlaib and [Alexandria] Ocasio-Cortez, [D-N.Y..,] have no respect for the rule of law. They abhor the constitution and the Judeo-Christian values that shaped this great nation. If we continue electing socialists, Muslims and pro-open border politicians who refuse to enforce our laws and protect our sovereignty – we will lose more American lives and eventually lose our country,” he wrote.

Rashida Tlaib received $68,307 income from a “Leadership in Government Fellowship” in 2017. And George Soros’ Open Society Foundation listed an expenditure of $85,307 for Tlaib. A Soros spokesman said her assignment was to focus on increasing civic participation of “disenfranchised urban communities of color.” Tlaib ultimately collected $225,180 from Soros’s organization throughout 2016 and 2017, according to the group’s tax forms,” the Free Beacon reported.

New Muslim Congresswoman Sets Off Ethics Alarms

Rashida Tlaib Paid Herself $45,500 From Campaign Funds

MADE $17,550 IN PAYMENTS FOLLOWING ELECTION

From Washington Free Beacon:

Freshman Democratic representative Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) paid herself tens of thousands of dollars from her campaign’s funds during the midterm elections, filings with the Federal Election Commission show.

Tlaib, who was elected to the House last November, began paying herself on May 7, 2018, from Rashida Tlaib for Congress, her campaign committee, and averaged $4,000 per month outside of August, which included two checks of $3,000 each.

From May 7 until the general election on Nov. 6, Tlaib paid herself a total of $28,000 in payments from the campaign committee, which first-time candidates are permitted to do up until the day of the general election if they so choose.

“If the candidate wins the primary election, his or her principal campaign committee may pay him or her a salary from campaign funds through the date of the general election, up to and including the date of any general election runoff,” FEC provisions state. “If the candidate loses the primary, withdraws from the race, or otherwise ceases to be a candidate, no salary payments may be paid beyond the date he or she is no longer a candidate.”

An FEC spokesperson said that a candidate can pay themselves after the general election only for activity that occurred up to the day of the election.

Following the general election, Tlaib cut herself a $2,000 check on Nov. 16 and disbursed $15,500to herself on Dec. 1, which was well above the average of what she was paying herself during the campaign.

“On its face, it looks like the $2,000 payment on November 16 might be for the candidate’s salary for the first two weeks of November,” an election law and government ethics lawyer told the Free Beacon when asked about the payments. “But given that the election occurred on November 6—i.e., part-way through the first November pay period—I am surprised that this last payment wasn’t prorated. In other words, Tlaib stopped being a candidate halfway through this period, but it appears that she kept collecting her full salary as if she was still a candidate throughout the full first two weeks of November.”

“The $15,500 payment is interesting. It’s not 100% clear what she’s doing, but what she may have done is to low ball her earlier payments for political purposes (at $2k), knowing full well that she would make up any difference at the end by giving herself a lump sum payment,” the lawyer continued. “That would let her skirt negative publicity, of the sort that Alan Keyes generated when he paid himself a sizable salary. An after-the-fact, lump sum payment cuts against the purpose of the rule, which is to help the candidate pay for daily living expenses while campaigning.”

Tlaib’s campaign did not respond to requests for comment on the payments.

During the campaign, Tlaib said that she had taken a leave of absence from her job at the Sugar Law Center, a Detroit-based economic and social justice organization, and cut her hours down to seven per week. The now-congresswoman was paid $28,712.79 from the law center up until May of last year—when the payments from the campaign started—and collected $42,500 salary in 2017, according to her financial disclosure forms.

Tlaib also reported a $68,307 salary for a “Leadership in Government Fellowship” in 2017 but did not disclose the name of the organization who provided the funding for the fellowship, as required by the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ethics.

The Washington Free Beacon reached out to George Soros’s spokesperson in December and were provided copies of tax forms for all entities that are run by the liberal billionaire and make up his Open Society network.

On page 97 of the 321-page tax form for the Open Society Institute, the legal name for the Open Society Foundation, an expenditure of $85,307 is shown to Tlaib for a “leadership in government fellowship,” the Free Beacon reported.

The amount that Soros’s group reported paying out to Tlaib on its tax forms, $85,307, differs from the amount Tlaib reported on her financial disclosure—$68,307—for her leadership in government fellowship.

“Rashida Tlaib was awarded a Leadership in Government fellowship from the Open Society Foundations in the fall of 2016,” Jonathan Kaplan, Soros’s spokesperson, told the Free Beacon at the time. “Her project: to focus on increasing the civic participation of disenfranchised urban communities of color. When Ms. Tlaib informed us that she was planning to run for Congress, we mutually agreed to suspend her fellowship and no further payments were made.”

Kendra Arnold, the executive director of the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, a government watchdog group, said that the payment was “problematic” given that candidates are required to disclose the source of their income.

“Identify the source by naming the organization, corporation, or other entity making the payment. It is not necessary that individual clients of a business be named, only the business itself,” the manual states. Tlaib did not report that it came from Soros’s Open Society Foundation.

Tlaib ultimately collected $225,180 from Soros’s organization throughout 2016 and 2017, according to the group’s tax forms. source

Since Rashida’s election in 2018, we have been assaulted by her filthy mouth on many occasions; the first being “I’m gonna get that M____F’er impeached” – speaking of our president.

The woman is a foul-mouthed, Anti Semitic, Jihad loving, Muslim Train Wreck.  And what better person to be financially backing her than Self-Hating Jewish Nazi, George Soros!?

Will Tlaib be Held Accountable for her crimes?

Funny – that.  It’s uncanny how people involved with George Soros always seem to evade criminal charges.  Life goes on, and before long these events become old news and just fade away.

From the washingtonexaminer.com

A Republican candidate for Congress took to Twitter to react to a recently resurfaced video of a screaming Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib being escorted from a 2016 Donald Trump event. In a tweet, Robert “Buzz” Patterson remarked on Tlaib’s behavior and her appearance in the video saying, “When you go to sleep tonight, remember, she is a ‘representative’ from Detroit. I think she needs to chill and buy a new bra. But, that’s just me.”

The video from 2016, which shows Tlaib being escorted from a Detroit Trump event while screaming, “You guys are crazy!” resurfaced and became viral over the weekend. Trump supporters in the video can be heard screaming back at Tlaib “You’re an animal!” and “Get a job!” Tlaib and at least 14 other protesters were escorted from the event that night after screaming various things at Trump including “racist” and “Boo boo, shame on you!”

Tlaib, who was defeated for a third term as a Michigan state representative in 2014, ran successfully for Congress in 2018. She has since become known as part of “the squad” of ultra-liberal freshmen Democratic congresswomen.

Buzz Patterson, 63, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, worked as a personal military aide to the Clinton White House and has since become a successful author and conservative speaker. He is currently running as a Republican to represent District-7 of California in Congress, which covers much of Sacramento and is considered a battleground district in the central part of the state. If nominated, he will attempt to unseat Democratic incumbent Ami Bera in 2020. source

Brethren, we know that the times we are in are perilous as the Bible tells us.  I’m just not sure which is more alarming – the Congressional freshmen Jew Hating Squad or the increase of earthquakes, volcanos and pestilence!

And it will only get worse…….

How Can I Be Saved?

Shalom b’Yeshua

MARANATHA!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CNN Editor Resigns After Calling Jews “Pigs” When You See His Name – Everything Will Make Sense

This cake was ordered by a French government official. But it would not shock me if CNN has had swastika cakes brought in for their celebrations of hatred of Jews worldwide.  

From cnn.com

This is CNN? Photo editor resigns after being caught calling terror victims ‘Jewish pigs’

This is CNN? A photo editor for the struggling network resigned on Thursday night after vile, anti-Semitic statements that he tweeted prior to landing a gig at CNN resurfaced.

The now-former CNN employee, identified as Mohammed Elshamy, referred to victims killed in a terror attack as “Jewish pigs” on at least one occasion that was unearthed by political strategist Arthur Schwartz.

CNN staffer Mohammed Elshamy resigned Thursday after anti-Semitic statements he tweeted in the past were unearthed. (Reuters).   

“The network has accepted the resignation of a photo editor, who joined CNN earlier this year, after anti-Semitic statements he’d made in 2011 came to light,” CNN said in a statement to Fox News. “CNN is committed to maintaining a workplace in which every employee feels safe, secure and free from discrimination regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or religion.”

When Schwartz initially unearthed the anti-Semitic tweet, he tagged CNN’s verified public relations account, presumably alerting network honchos to the embarrassing past of its employee.

“Hey @CNNPR,” Schwartz wrote during a series of tweets. “You should have @KFILE look into the social media activities of your employees. He might find things like this gem from CNN’s @elshamyme talking about ‘Jewish pigs’ killed by Palestinian terrorists.”

Elshamy has since made his Twitter account private.

NewsBusters’ Nicholas Fondacaro slammed CNN for hiring Elshamy in the first place.

“For all of CNN’s suggestions that President Trump was a racist and anti-Semite, they sure don’t seem to catch those tendencies of prospective employees during the hiring process,” Fondacaro wrote. “Instead, they have them resign after they’re exposed on social media. It’s especially troubling when the prospective employee had publicly celebrated the deaths of ‘Jewish pigs’ in Jerusalem.”

“For all of CNN’s suggestions that President Trump was a racist and anti-Semite, they sure don’t seem to catch those tendencies of prospective employees during the hiring process.”

Daily Wire reporter Jordan Schachtel noted that the terror attack that Elshamy was excited about was a “bombing that killed a Christian woman,” severely injured a 14-year-old Israeli girl who would succumb to her wounds six years later and injured 39 others.

Last Sunday, Elshamy shared a byline on a CNN story about a Syrian photographer named Anas al-Dyab, who was a member of the rescue group known as the White Helmets and was killed that day at age 23.

In January, Elshamy announced on Twitter that he’d been hired by CNN after working for six years as a photographer for Anadolu Agency.

“I’m ready and looking forward to the new challenge,” Elshamy wrote at the time.

“They owe the Jewish community and the victims of terrorism an apology.”

— Rabbi Abraham Cooper

Following Elshamy’s resignation, Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean and director of the global social action agenda at the Simon Wiesenthal Center, said he didn’t think CNN’s statement was good enough, the Jewish Journal reported.

“They owe the Jewish community and the victims of terrorism an apology,” Cooper told the outlet.

Schwartz asked, “CNN accepted his resignation? Why was the vicious bigot allowed to resign? Why wasn’t he fired?”  source

The Anti Semitism is at an all time high. It spans the globe, and Hitler’s SS would pale in comparison to the number of people worldwide who would love to see every Jew on earth “exterminated.”

We as believers know the one who leads this rage against my people. His name is Satan, and he has tried in vain throughout the years to thwart God’s plans for the Jewish people. Will there be another mass slaughter of the Jews?  Sadly, we know from the Word that during the Great Tribulation, 2/3 of Israel will be slaughtered by Antichrist. 1/3 will flee to the hills.

The fact that CNN would hire a radical Jew-hating Muslim to be an editor speaks Loudly.  CNN’s ratings are in the tank, and after this, perhaps they will fold completely.

One can hope……….

How Can I Be Saved?

Shalom b’Yeshua

MARANATHA!!