By Aaron Klein
Is there more to the measles outbreak than the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have acknowledged?
A close look at the history of measles outbreaks in the U.S. over the last 15 years evidences two significant themes – the vast majority of all cases were imported from outside the country, and many of the disease clusters were located in California, a state known for its large concentration of illegal aliens.
Still, while diseases such as enterovirus are rampant in the countries where most illegal aliens originate, there does not appear to be strong evidence that current or past measles outbreak originated with illegal aliens.
The medical debate has entered the political arena. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., and radio host Rush Limbaugh have suggested a connection between illegals and the spread of disease, including measles.
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