Americans are being bludgeoned with a new flood of health alerts, but this time they are not about one of the descendants of the infamous COVID-19 virus that apparently came out of a lab experiment in China and circled the globe, killing millions.
It's about much more ordinary, but still dangerous, communicable diseases that are coming into the country thanks to the millions of illegal aliens that Joe Biden's open southern border program has allowed to enter.
A Center Square report published at Just the News confirmed the alerts are already coming from health departments at the city, state, and federal levels.
Polio and chickenpox got the attention of officials in New York City, the report said, where Health Commissioner Ashwin Vasan ordered providers to take precautions because of what he called an "alarming trend" of contagious disease among illegal foreign nationals.
And he warned about tuberculosis.
"Many people who recently arrived in NYC have lived in or traveled through countries with high rates of TB," he said.
At the federal level, the report said the Centers for Disease Control were already warning about TB, because "for the second year in a row," those cases have been on the rise.
Cases have been found even in children ages 4 and under, creating a "particular concern," the report said.
Chicago's health department specifically warned about immigrants with chickenpox: "Most cases have been in people newly arrived from the U.S. southern border living in shelters."
And the agency warned that 90% of the cases are in those who have not been vaccinated.
The CDC said those cases nationwide now "are at the highest level in at least 30 years."
California's concern, to this point, is monkeypox.
The state health agency warned about the number of cases and pushed residents to "be aware of the signs and symptoms of mpox and to take preventive measures, including vaccination, to protect against severe illness."
The report said the CDC sources that infection to the Congo.
Of course, as has been the case for several years, the fact that illegals rarely are vaccinated for COVID also raises concerns for many.