Seven refugees in Idaho have been diagnosed with tuberculosis. Idaho is the seventh state to have refugees that are diagnosed with the infection. 21 percent of the over 4,000 refugees in Idaho have been diagnosed with LTBI (latent tuberculosis infection.)
Between 2011 and 2015 seven refugees, who were resettled in Idaho, were diagnosed with tuberculosis, according to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.
If that’s not scary enough, Idaho isn’t the first state to have refugees with Tuberculosis move in. It’s not even the second state. It’s the seventh.
Lousiana has twenty-one refugees diagnosed with tuberculosis, Florida has eleven, Colorado has ten, Indiana has four, Kentucky has nine, and North Dakota has four. All together that is sixty-six diagnosed cases of tuberculosis inside the United States, some of which did not start exhibiting symptoms till as long as five years…