Sunday, April 26, 2009

Swine Flu Outbreak In Beardstown Illinois?

As swine flu spreads across the U.S. it will be interesting to see which communities get hit first, and worst. I would imagine that cities and towns with high percentages of illegal aliens, like Beardstown, Illinois, will get hit early.

The illegal status of the workers at Beardstown's meat packing plant will tend to discourage workers, mostly illegals from Mexico, from seeking medical assistance. This will hurt the communities, and communities like Beardstown, Illinois from controlling the spread of Swine Flu.

Hopefully, as the epidemic spreads across the U.S. the various infectious disease agencies across the U.S. will reach out to the millions of illegals in the U.S. to provide care, and information.

Could an illegal alien sneaking into Beardstown, Illinois from Mexico carry Swine Flu from Mexico, and contaminate the meat packing plant? Could the virus be carried back to farms aboard trucks?

I have no idea what might be possible, but certainly as the epidemic spreads rumors will too.

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