Germany: Infectious Diseases Spreading As Migrants Settle In

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Authored by Soeren Kern via The Gatestone Institute,

  • A new report by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the federal government's central institution for monitoring and preventing diseases, confirms an across-the-board increase in disease since 2015, when Germany took in an unprecedented number of migrants.
  • Some doctors say the actual number of cases of tuberculosis is far higher than the official figures suggest and have accused the RKI of downplaying the threat in an effort to avoid fueling anti-immigration sentiments.
  • "Around 700,000 to 800,000 applications for asylum were submitted and 300,000 refugees have disappeared. Have they been checked? Do they come from the high-risk countries?" - Carsten Boos, orthopedic surgeon, interview with Focus magazine.

A failed asylum seeker from Yemen who was given sanctuary at a church in northern Germany to prevent him from being deported has potentially infected more than 50 German children with a highly contagious strain of tuberculosis.

The man, who was sheltered at a church in Bünsdorf between January and May 2017, was in frequent contact with the children, some as young as three, who were attending a day care center at the facility. He was admitted to a hospital in Rendsburg in June and subsequently diagnosed with tuberculosis — a disease which only recently has reentered the German consciousness.

Local health authorities say that in addition to the children, parents and teachers as well as parishioners are also being tested for the disease, which can develop months or even years after exposure. It remains unclear if the man received the required medical exams when he first arrived in Germany, or if he is one of the hundreds of thousands of migrants who have slipped through the cracks.

The tuberculosis scare has cast a renewed spotlight on the increased risk of infectious diseases in Germany since Chancellor Angela Merkel allowed in around two million migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

A new report by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the federal government's central institution for monitoring and preventing diseases, confirms an across-the-board increase in disease since 2015, when Germany took in an unprecedented number of migrants.

The Infectious Disease Epidemiology Annual Report — which was published on July 12, 2017 and provides data on the status of more than 50 infectious diseases in Germany during 2016 — offers the first glimpse into the public health consequences of the massive influx of migrants in late 2015.

The report shows increased incidences in Germany of adenoviral conjunctivitis, botulism, chicken pox, cholera, cryptosporidiosis, dengue fever, echinococcosis, enterohemorrhagic E. coli, giardiasis, haemophilus influenza, Hantavirus, hepatitis, hemorrhagic fever, HIV/AIDS, leprosy, louse-borne relapsing fever, malaria, measles, meningococcal disease, meningoencephalitis, mumps, paratyphoid, rubella, shigellosis, syphilis, toxoplasmosis, trichinellosis, tuberculosis, tularemia, typhus and whooping cough.

Germany has — so far at least — escaped the worst-case scenario: most of the tropical and exotic diseases brought into the country by migrants have been contained; there have no mass outbreaks among the general population. More common diseases, however, many of which are directly or indirectly linked to mass migration, are on the rise, according to the report.

The incidence of Hepatitis B, for example, has increased by 300% during the last three years, according to the RKI. The number of reported cases in Germany was 3,006 in 2016, up from 755 cases in 2014. Most of the cases are said to involve unvaccinated migrants from Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. The incidence of measles in Germany jumped by more than 450% between 2014 and 2015, while the number of cases of chicken pox, meningitis, mumps, rubella and whooping cough were also up. Migrants also accounted for at least 40% of the new cases of HIV/AIDS identified in Germany since 2015, according to a separate RKI report.

The RKI statistics may be just the tip of the iceberg. The number of reported cases of tuberculosis, for example, was 5,915 in 2016, up from 4,488 cases in 2014, an increase of more than 30% during that period. Some doctors, however, believe that the actual number of cases of tuberculosis is far higher and have accused the RKI of downplaying the threat in an effort to avoid fueling anti-immigration sentiments.

In an interview with Focus, Carsten Boos, an orthopedic surgeon, warned that German authorities have lost track of hundreds of thousands of migrants who may be infected. He added that 40% of all tuberculosis pathogens are multidrug-resistant and therefore inherently dangerous to the general population:

"When asylum seekers come from countries with a high risk for tuberculosis infections, the RKI, as the highest German body for infection protection, should not downplay the danger. Is a federal institute using political correctness to conceal the unpleasant reality?

 

"The media reports that in 2015, the federal police registered about 1.1 million refugees. Around 700,000 to 800,000 applications for asylum were submitted and 300,000 refugees have disappeared. Have they been checked? Do they come from the high risk countries?

 

"One has the impression that in the RKI the left hand does not know what the right one is doing."


Joachim Gauck, then Germany's president, speaks to doctors in the infirmary of a reception center for migrants on August 26, 2015 in Berlin-Wilmersdorf, Germany. (Photo by Jesco Denzel/Bundesregierung via Getty Images)

German newspapers have published a flurry of articles about the public health dimension of the migrant crisis. The articles often quote medical professionals with first-hand experience of treating migrants. Many admit that mass migration has increased the risk of infectious diseases in Germany. Headlines include:

"Refugees Often Bring Unknown Diseases to the Host Country"; "Refugees Bring Rare Diseases to Berlin"; Refugees in Hesse: Return of Rare Diseases"; "Refugees Often Bring Unknown Diseases to Germany"; "Experts: Refugees Bring 'Forgotten' Diseases"; "Three Times More Hepatitis-B Cases in Bavaria"; "Cases of Tapeworm in Germany Increased by More than 30%"; "Infectious Disease: Refugees Bring Tuberculosis"; "Tuberculosis in Germany is on the Rise Again, Especially in the Big Cities: Caused by Migration and Poverty"; "Refugees Are Bringing Tuberculosis"; More Diseases in Germany: Tuberculosis is Back"; "Medical Practitioner Fears Tuberculosis Risk due to Refugee Wave"; "Significantly More Tuberculosis in Baden-Württemberg: Migrants often Affected"; "Expert: Refugee Policy to Blame for Measles Outbreak"; "Scabies on the Rise in North Rhine-Westphalia"; "Almost Forgotten Diseases Like Scabies Return to Bielefeld"; "Do You Come into Contact with Refugees? You Should Pay Attention"; and "Refugees: A Wide Range of Disorders."

At the height of the migrant crisis in October 2015, Michael Melter, the chief physician at the University Hospital Regensburg, reported that migrants were arriving at his hospital with illnesses that are hardly ever seen in Germany. "Some of the ailments I have not seen for 20 or 25 years," he said, "and many of my younger colleagues have actually never seen them."

Marc Schreiner, director of international relations for the German Hospital Federation (Deutschen Krankenhausgesellschaft), echoed Melter's concerns:

"In the clinics, it is becoming increasingly common to see patients with diseases that were considered to have been eradicated in Germany, such as scabies. These diseases must reliably be diagnosed, which is a challenge."

Christoph Lange, a tuberculosis expert at the Research Center Borstel, said that German doctors were unfamiliar with many of the diseases imported by migrants: "It would be useful if tropical diseases and other diseases that are rare in our lives played a bigger role in the training of physicians."

The German Society for Gastroenterology, Digestive and Metabolic Diseases recently held a five-day symposium in Hamburg to help medical practitioners diagnose diseases which are rarely seen in Germany. Those include:

  • Louse-borne relapsing fever (LBRF): During the past two years, at least 48 people in Germany were diagnosed with LBRF, a disease that was unheard of in the country before the migration crisis in 2015, according to the RKI report. The disease, which is transmitted by clothing lice, has been prevalent among migrants from East Africa who have been travelling for months to reach Germany on a single set of clothes. "We had all forgotten about LBRF," said Hans Jäger, a Munich-based doctor. "It has a mortality rate of up to 40% if it is not recognized and not treated with antibiotics. The symptoms are like in malaria: fever, headache, skin rash."

  • Lassa fever: In February 2016, a patient who had been infected in Togo, West Africa, was treated and died in Germany. After his death, a Lassa virus infection was confirmed in another person who had professional contact with the corpse of the deceased. The person was treated at an isolation facility and survived the disease. This was the first documented transmission of the Lassa virus in Germany.

  • Dengue fever: Nearly a thousand people were diagnosed with dengue fever, a mosquito-borne tropical disease, in Germany during 2016. This is up 25% from 2014, when 755 people were diagnosed with the disease.

  • Malaria: The number of people diagnosed with malaria jumped sharply in 2014 (1,007) and 2015 (1,063), but declined slightly in 2016 (970). Most of those affected contracted the disease in Africa, particularly from Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria and Togo.

  • Echinococcosis: Between 2014 and 2016, more than 200 people in Germany have been diagnosed with echinococcosis, a tapeworm infection. This represents in an increase of around 30%. Those affected contracted the disease in Afghanistan, Bulgaria, Greece, Kosovo, Iraq, Macedonia, Morocco, Syria and Turkey.

  • Diphtheria: Between 2014 and 2016, more than 30 people in Germany have been diagnosed with diphtheria. Those affected contracted the disease in Ethiopia, Eritrea, Libya, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

  • Scabies: Between 2013 and 2016, the number of people diagnosed with scabies in North Rhine-Westphalia jumped by nearly 3,000%.

Meanwhile, Germany currently is in the throes of a measles outbreak that health authorities have linked to immigration from Romania. Around 700 people in Germany have been diagnosed with measles during the first six months of 2017, compared with 323 cases in all of 2016, according to the Robert Koch Institute. The measles outbreak has spread to all of Germany's 16 federal states except one, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, a state with a very low migrant population.

The epicenter of the measles crisis is in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), Germany's most populous state and also the state with the highest number of migrants. Nearly 500 people have been diagnosed with measles in NRW during the first six months of 2017; most of the cases have been reported in Duisburg and Essen, where a 37-year-old mother of three children died from the disease in May. Outbreaks of measles have also been reported in Berlin, Cologne, Dresden, Hamburg, Leipzig, Munich and Frankfurt, where a nine-month-old baby was diagnosed with the disease.

On June 1, 2017, the German Parliament approved a controversial new law that requires kindergartens to inform German authorities if parents fail to provide evidence that they have consulted a doctor about vaccinating their children. Parents who refuse to comply face a fine of €2,500 ($2,850). "We cannot be indifferent to the fact that people are still dying of measles," said German Health Minister Hermann Gröhe. "That's why we are tightening up regulations on vaccination."

Some say the new law does not go far enough; they are calling for vaccinations to be made compulsory for everyone in Germany. Others say the law goes too far and infringes on privacy protections guaranteed by the German constitution; they add that parents, not the government, should decide what is best for their children. The fallout from Chancellor Merkel's open-door migration policy continues.

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Four chan's picture

BOY I BET SOMEONE IS MAKING A FORTUNE FINANCING THE INVASION OF EUROPE. A POORLY RUNNING SOCIETY IS AN EXPENSIVE SOCIETY. FUCKING JEWS.

HenryKissingerBilderberg's picture

just fixing their teeth to German standards would cost 100 000 euros per rapefugee...

HenryKissingerBilderberg's picture

ALL acording to plan...nothing to see here, it is just a plan to turn europe into a future race of mongrel Jew-worshippers...

check also:
-KALERGI plan (miscegenation into low IQ brown mongrels) / also Hooton plan
-George Soros leaks on the Merkel plan  http://soros.dcleaks.com
-ESI Merkel Plan Compassion and Control http://journal-neo.org/2016/04/27/how-nato-linked-think-tanks-control-eu...
-Kalergi/ Charlemagne Prize BEARERS list http://www.karlspreis.de/en/laureates
-Soros professional rapefugee smuggler operation https://gefira.org/en/2017/07/13/soros-sponsored-immigration-network-in-...
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-12-04/something-strange-taking-place-...
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/12/17/major-charities-smuggling-gan...
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/03/22/public-anger-growing-at-taxi-...
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/migrant-smuggling-business-mea...

-Barbara divörsity™ Lerner Spectre
"I think there is a resurgence of anti-Semitism because at this point in time Europe has not yet learned how to be multicultural. And I think we are going to be part of the throes of that transformation, which must take place. Europe is not going to be the monolithic societies they once were in the last century. Jews are going to be at the centre of that. It’s a huge transformation for Europe to make. They are now going into a multicultural mode and Jews will be resented because of our leading role. But without that leading role and without that transformation, Europe will not survive." ~ Barbara Lerner Spectre
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFE0qAiofMQ

"Instead of destroying European Jewry, Europe, against its own will, refined and educated this people into a future leader-nation through this artificial selection process. No wonder that this people, that escaped Ghetto-Prison, developed into a spiritual nobility of Europe. Therefore a gracious Providence provided Europe with a new race of nobility by the Grace of Spirit...
The man of the future will be a mongrel.  Today’s races and classes will gradually disappear owing to the vanishing of space, time, and prejudice. The Eurasian–Negroid race of the future, similar in its outward appearance to the Ancient Egyptians, will replace the diversity of peoples with a diversity of individuals."Practical Idealism - by Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi
http://archives.eui.eu/en/isaar/89
http://www.karlspreis.de/en/laureates

Jubal Early's picture

Ghordius's pets spreading the joy of diversity across the Europe that he claims to care about.  Can we please just face it, Ghordius is a liar who hates Germany and Europe and their peoples even more.

38BWD22's picture

 

 

Trump deported some 400 MS-13 gangbangers to El Salvador recently.  Germany ought to do some thing similar.  If a rapefugee commits any felony (their equivalent), out they go.  It's the only way.

And don't let more in.  Note the ZH article at top re US Border Patrol happy re Trump and lower illegals crossing into the USA.

rado_watching's picture

I'm making over $7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do... www.jobproplan.com

HenryKissingerBilderberg's picture

Ghordius's pets spreading the joy of diversity across the Europe that he claims to care about.  Can we please just face it, Ghordius is a liar who hates Germany and Europe and their peoples even more.

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”

Ghordius somehow works for the EUro burocracy so , there . http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-07-09/unspeakable-crime-viktor-orban#...

Dame Ednas Possum's picture

Germany outbreaks in deadly infectious diseases.

Rather an apt metaphor for the cultural enrichment from the south.

Both delivered via an anal raping by George Soros'

DPLETTENBERG's picture

I bet the Native American population is seeing this as some kind of poetic justice after the Europeans brought so many diseases over here and decimated their population.

RagnarRedux's picture

Now if only the American Indians could have produced something of use, modern medicine, science, technology, engineering, manufacturing, educational institutions, modern communication tech, transportation, space travel, anything.

PT's picture

Did the visitors offer the hosts some nice blankets?

junction's picture

The situation is worse than the article describes since many of these refugees suffer from mental illnesses as well as infectious diseases.  People with incurable diseases who communist Merkel greenlighted in to destroy the Germany she hates.

Sanity Bear's picture

Almost all of them have a terminal mental disease called Islam. Different from most terminal diseases, it's primarily terminal to everyone around them.

bunkers's picture

It's not so much that Merkel hates Germany. It's that she's paid massive sums to betray her people.

oDumbo's picture

Fucking george soros evil piece of shit slime. But odumbo, Hitlery and the rest of the demonic clan are having a good laugh. So at least there's that.

land_of_the_few's picture

Well, if I were a global competitor of the EU (because it has a bigger economy or population than mine)

what I would do to bring it down would be to start refugee flows by bombing the refugees' home countries,

in an effort to persuade them to close their borders and break up the bloc.

I would also run lots of scare stories about the "dirty foreigners" (that I am encouraging to go to Europe to f**k them up).

BTW some of the illnesses listed are from eating wild boar or bear meat (forest animals) .....or swimming in warm temperate-zone lakes in the summer (e.g. Europe, North America) and TB comes into Europe generally from India and Pakistan.

Stop the ME wars, and block the jihadi revolving door system encouraged by the MIC.

And how about flogging some of the jihadi f**ks that are pretending to be Syrians.

Volaille de Bresse's picture

"Deport them all"

Nooooo you can't. These people are EUROPEANS just like you and me! (sarc)

css1971's picture

The problem is welfare.

Has to be eliminated.

DPLETTENBERG's picture

I spent a lot of time in Germany about 10 years ago. Back then the "auslander" problem was the Turks. But from what I saw most Turks blended in pretty well, spoke the language and had jobs. It really has to be a mess over there now. 

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

The problem is rabid politicians who infect everything they touch. A thorough cleansing and effective infection control is needed to ward-off further spreading of the leftist global pandemic.

cwsuisse's picture

Deportation would contradict the efforts of the Merkel government to convert Germany into a slum.

jcbudmo's picture

Western do-gooder liberals: the first creed in human history to celebrate their own demise.

Problem is the mofos are takng us and our culture with them.

css1971's picture

IQ tests for voters...

Or at least, limit voting to direct taxpayers.

cognitive dissident's picture

Bayer must be very pleased...

G-R-U-N-T's picture

It wasn't enough for Merkel and Brussels to invade their own people with 'economic' refuges, but refuges carrying diseases, come on!

cognitive dissident's picture

Krauts, bringing the markets home... Way to go assholes.

TheSilentMajority's picture

The art of the stealth war:

- mass immigration, both illegally & legally
- breed much faster than the indigenous population
- bankrupt the state with massive new security costs and huge new unsustainable welfare costs
- gain overwhelming political influence and power
- legislate blasphemony laws and sharia courts

Caliphate accompli

CatsPaw's picture

Well well, Germany went full retard... and is now paying the price.

I am almost certain Merkel will vanish from Germany as soon as she is done.

Nexus789's picture

Not the full price yet. That is still to come as the Germans have no idea of the real hell they are going pay.  

josie0802's picture

So medicins witthout borders means spreading the diseases everywhere. Get it. Oh and kudos from the neighbors Angie.

BritBob's picture

Ah! that'll be Mrs. Merkel's open door policy. UK's best out of the EU.

Hard or soft Brexit the road ahead might be a little bumpy especially when one country (or part of a country in Belgium re the Canada EU deal) can stall negotiations for so long. Spain could act in a similar fashion over Gibraltar and has the cheek to maintain its Gibraltar sovereignty claim. Claim?

Gibraltar - Some Relevant International Law: https://www.academia.edu/10575180/Gibraltar_-_Some_Relevant_Internationa...

So it could be a quick hasta luego !

 

38BWD22's picture

 

 

Yet Spain wants to hang on to ITS enclaves in Africa: Ceuta and Melilla.  LOL.

 

waspwench's picture

Many of these "refugees' are from countries where there are no problems.   They are NOT refugees.   They are immigrants.   They should be summarily turned back or deported.   Genuine refugees - displaced persons - ought to be accommodated in safe haven camps until their own countries are stabilised and then sent back

NO-ONE SHOULD BE ALLOWED INTO EUROPE OR THE US FROM AFRICA OR ANY OTHER PROBLEMATIC AREAS UNTIL THEY HAVE BEEN CAREFULLY SCREENED FOR DISEASES AND TREATED.   TO DO OTHERWISE IS INSANITY.   No responsible government voluntarily exposes it's population to disease.

css1971's picture

Oh fucking awsome!

Just what I want to read about while sitting on Berlin public transport.

 

HenryKissingerBilderberg's picture

Just what I want to read about while sitting on Berlin public transport.

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeWWWW ! almost as dirty as Bremen !

Volaille de Bresse's picture

Terrorist attacks, massive rapes, diseases no one has ever seen... what's next? REALLY I wonder what's next.

 

50 years from now Merkel's name will be forgotten while Orban's will be remembered as the Churchill of our times : he fought invasions he protected his country and eventually he prevailed.

Volaille de Bresse's picture

"A failed asylum seeker from Yemen who was given sanctuary at a church in northern Germany to prevent him from being deported has potentially infected more than 50 German children with a highly contagious strain of tuberculosis"

 

LOL fucking LOL! When will ppl understand the white race and white countries are far above the human dumps that are Africa and the middle East. It's not racism it's common wisdom.

oak111's picture

I doubt that Bresse's chicken brains are any larger than that of a normal chicken. What you wrote seems indeed to confirm this, especially if this is your common wisdom.

Robert Trip's picture

Germans are not healthy people.

In the 1930's they had mass exercise workouts and were in top physical condition thanks to the forward-thinking policies of their Fuhrer.

Under Merkel they have lost hope and the spread of various diseases goes hand in hand with that.

The migrants were healthy upon arrival never expecting to be cursed by all of the medical maladies carried by the German citizens.

Compensation panels should be set up to award settlements to cover the medical expenses of these migrant victims.

Megaton Jim's picture

Send the bastards back to Africa and the ME and infect them with Ebola on the way. Problem will be solved very quickly!

The_Dude's picture

The German girls, tired of all the cuck boys, will be spreading their legs soon for all the hairy muzzies.  So we should see the STD rate jump fairly soon also...and hairy little babies soon after.

You know who to thank for the brainwashing...

True Contrarian's picture

"Motaba, see how it rolls off the tongue."

EEEEEEEEEEE's picture

GET REKT GERMANOCUCK

 

GET AIDS AND DIE ALTOGETHER UNDER THE BRIDGE

D7z's picture

You can only be a german, most self hating creature on the planet, perfectly manipulated and brainwashed by the school system and massmedia.

Do us a favor and end yourself, one german less.