By R. Cort Kirkwood (The New American)
More frightening is the chance that the Afghans will unleash an epidemic of diseases once thought all but wiped out.
In an “Emergency Preparedness and Response” release published on Monday, the Centers for Disease Control warned that doctors must prepare for a wave of mumps, measles, leishmaniasis, and worse still, polio. Already, 20 people arriving from Afghanistan have been diagnosed with mumps or measles.
Coming soon to a school or restaurant near you: a possibly fatal, infectious disease that blows up into a contagion.