Enterovirus D68, or EV-D68, is what should be called “The UAC Virus”.
The timing, specific strain and outbreak pockets coincide with the introduction of virus carrying Central American Immigrant children.
It might sound alarming to think that EV-D68 was introduced by President Obama and his policies for the distribution of virus carrying Central American UAC’s, Unaccompanied Alien Children, but research reflects the accuracy of such a hypothesis.
Actually, documentation to support that hypothesis is growing, not shrinking. Our ongoing research on virus distribution follows these two articles on the latest victims.
DETROIT – A 21-month-old girl is the first person in Michigan to die from the virus that has caused severe respiratory illness across the country, state health officials said Saturday.
Madeline Reid died Friday afternoon from enterovirus D68, according to Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit. Its chief medical officer, Dr. Rudolph Valentini, said in a statement that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the illness after the Clinton Township girl’s arrival, but did not specify which day she arrived. (link)
ALABAMA – Five-year-old Kinley Galbreath, from Hamilton [Alabama], has spent the past three weeks in intensive care at Children’s of Alabama, where she remains on a ventilator paralyzed from her arms to her legs
Speaking exclusively to ABC 3340, the mother said: ‘As she was getting ready to doze off, she said ‘mommy, my hands are going numb’ and by that point she started to lose movement in her neck.
‘On the third day is when she lost movement from her legs down,’ Ms Nichols added. ‘The only thing she’s had control of has been her toes. And that’s what she wiggles to let me know something’s wrong. And she’ll blink her eyes for yes, and won’t blink her eyes for no.’ (link)
EV-D68 More Dangerous Than Ebola
PHILADELPHIA – Infectious diseases caregivers and public health professionals were gathered in Philadelphia through the weekend for the annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), more commonly known as IDWeek 2014. (You can also follow attendees in real-time on Twitter at the hashtag, #IDweek.)
The Society organized the press conference because of the very timely news about Ebola here, Europe, and West Africa, as well as children with respiratory disease caused by enterovirus D68.
The vast majority of the panel discussions focused on enterovirus D68, or EV-D68 for short, a virus that’s causing particularly severe respiratory illness in children nationwide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported last week that EV-D68 infections have been confirmed in 45 states. Five children [now six] with the virus have died thus far and some children, especially in the Denver area, are experiencing muscle paralysis.
[…] The virus was first discovered in 1962 but not seen again in the U.S. for 36 years. Over 100 types of enterovirus are known, but they are distinct from polioviruses, stressed Aaron M. Milstone, MD, an assistant professor of infectious diseases at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.
In the current outbreak, Jackson said that EV-D68 is primarily affecting children. No cases have been identified in adults, suggesting that some previous exposure to EV-D68 conferred immunity to the currently-circulating virus.
Jackson said that the more severe form of the disease is more prevalent in the Midwest than either coast. At the peak of the Kansas City-area outbreak, from August 19 through September 2, their 354-bed hospital was filled. At one point, Children’s Mercy had 100 patients in their pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), three times the number this time of the last two years. Most often, patients end up on the PICU because of unusually severe bronchospasms. The treatment is generally supportive because antiviral drugs lack effectiveness against EV-D68. (link)
This is where it becomes important to think of the three connections to the UAC CRISIS.
#1 Timing – The outbreak coincides with the UAC assimilation into the aggregate community.
#2 Geography of outbreaks – The distribution pattern of the UAC’s directly coincides with the outbreaks of UV-D68
#3 Strain of Virus – The specific Strain of virus is the same as the virus strain found in test samples from 3,375 children in Central America.
From the 2013 Virological Research Abstract:
Background – Human rhinoviruses (HRVs) belong to the Picornaviridae family with high similarity to human enteroviruses (HEVs). Limited data is available from Latin America regarding the clinical presentation and strains of these viruses in respiratory disease.
Methods – We collected nasopharyngeal swabs at clinics located in eight Latin American countries from 3,375 subjects aged 25 years or younger who presented with influenza-like illness.
Results – Our subjects had a median age of 3 years and a 1.2:1.0 male:female ratio. HRV was identified in 16% and HEV was identified in 3%. HRVs accounted for a higher frequency of isolates in those of younger age, in particular children < 1 years old. HRV-C accounted for 38% of all HRVs detected. Phylogenetic analysis revealed a high proportion of recombinant strains between HRV-A/HRV-C and between HEV-A/HEV-B. In addition, both EV-D68 and EV-A71 were identified.
Conclusions – In Latin America as in other regions, HRVs and HEVs account for a substantial proportion of respiratory viruses identified in young people with ILI, a finding that provides additional support for the development of pharmaceuticals and vaccines targeting these pathogens.
Knowing the new U.S. EV-D68 strain is identical to the strain that originated in Latin America, we can now look at timing and location(s) of the outbreak:
We have tracked the influx of Unaccompanied Alien Children throughout the Summer in anticipation of issues when schools returned to session and interactions with non immunized UAC’s (carrying Central American viruses) increase.
What we have found is a DIRECT correlation between the location(s) of the outbreaks, and the locations of the UAC shipments.
Using the excellent outline Sharyl Attkisson previously presented we have added the UAC (Unaccompanied Alien Children) locations to her analysis. You can see for yourself and make the decision. All citations are embedded.
(Via Sharyl Attkisson) At least five children infected with the respiratory illness known enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) have died in the U.S. in the past month.
The latest confirmed victim was a four-year-old New Jersey boy, Eli Waller. He died at home on September 25. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed the cause of death Friday night. But health officials say they have no idea how he contracted the virus.
A health official says Eli was “asymptomatic and fine” when he went to bed but died overnight. He had no known preexisting immune weakness.
(UAC LINK) Elizabeth, New Jersey – County of Union New Jersey Department of Human Services [Foster Placement not a facility] address: 10 Elizabethtown Plaza ELIZABETH, NJ 07207 HHS Grants $1,100,766 (Approx 27 illegal children first shipment)
UPDATE 10/9/14 NEW JERSEY–The CDC confirmed 5 more cases of enterovirus D68 in New Jersey, which brings the total to 14 cases in the state.
A 10-year girl Rhode Island girl infected with EV-D68, Emily Otrando, died less than 24 hours after being rushed to the hospital with breathing problems. Three other patients with EV-D68 also died in September.
(UAC LINK) The Mayor of New Haven is looking for facilities to house illegal aliens after the Governor of Connecticut refused to house 2,000.
While governors in Connecticut and Maryland and elsewhere are saying “No,” Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick Friday said he’s offering two locations in the state – the former Camp Edwards at Joint Base Cape Cod in Bourne and Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee – to house up to 1,000 immigrant children who have fled Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. (link)
The CDC reports that in the past month and a half, at least 538 people in 43 states and the District of Columbia have become ill with EV-D68. Most of them are children and some developed limb paralysis. Polio, which can cause paralysis and death, is a type of enterovirus. EV-D68 is one of more than a hundred “non-polio” enteroviruses.
The actual number of EV-D68 infections is likely significantly higher than reported since some state health officials are not testing every suspected case.
Link to Illegal Immigrant Children?
Enteroviruses commonly circulate in the U.S. during summer and fall. EV-D68 was first identified in California in 1962. Over the past thirty years, only small numbers were reported in the U.S.
The CDC hasn’t suggested reasons for the current uptick or its origin. Without that answer, some question whether the disease is being spread by the presence of tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children from Central America admitted to the U.S. in the past year.
The origin could be entirely unrelated.
However, a study published in Virology Journal, found EV-D68 among some of the 3,375 young, ill people tested in eight Latin American countries, including the Central American nations of El Salvador and Nicaragua, in 2013. (See Fig. 3)
Though the U.S. government is keeping secret the locations of the illegal immigrant children, there are significant numbers of them in both cities in which the current outbreak was first identified, Kansas City, Missouri and Chicago, Illinois, according to local advocates and press reports.
The EV-D68 outbreak was first recognized after Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri notified CDC on August 19, 2014 of an increase in severe respiratory illnesses. Four days later, on August 23, the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital notified CDC of a similar increase. (continue reading Sharyl Attkisson)
From the CDC Website:
CDC is prioritizing testing of specimens from children with severe respiratory illness. Of the specimens tested by CDC lab, about half have tested positive for EV-D68.
The primary reason for increases in cases is that several states are investigating clusters of people with severe respiratory illness, and specimens are still being tested for EV-D68. It can take a while to test specimens and obtain lab results. (link)
Using information within the TAGGS system for Health and Human Services we are able to identify the recipients for Grants specifically designated for “Unaccompanied Alien Children”, or UAC’s.
With that data, a few more search tools, some time and a little more research, we are able to identify the locations of facilities throughout the country where the HHS grants are being directed and the UAC’s are being transferred/housed. There are essentially two broad types: Residence Care, and Transitional to Foster Care Services.
From the FY 2014 HHS Grants we can identify the communities where direct HHS UAC funds have been sent.
We can identify the specific facility, or the organization supporting the foster care placement. If you live in, or close to, one of the listed cities below, the UAC’s transfers are already in your community.
It should be noted that where possible we have tried to find out the number of children within the agency unit. For some it was easy, some were listed on the grants, for others it was not possible. Some are housed in Juvenile detention camps; some are in hospitals with specifically designated beds and dorms. A large percentage are/were in transitional housing during placement to foster families, and some appear to have gone directly to foster families as the transition to their permanent family takes place.
We have also included the exact amount of the HHS grant for two reasons. Number one, so that you can see how much this is costing you, the taxpayer. However, there is a more valuable secondary reason.
We have identified (through extensive research) that each UAC, each individual, is estimated/evaluated at a HHS cost level of around $25,000 to $40,000 per grant (give or take). So if you see a grant for $2,325,000 you can divide by $40k and find out that’s at least 58 (people) UAC’s in that facility or process for the quarter (3 month period), or time they are being transitioned/processed in that facility or organization.
2014 Meza Arizona – 1 Facility – New Leaf Inc. Dorothy Mitchell [Residence Facility for UAC] Address: 868 E. UNIVERSITY DRIVE MESA, AZ 85203 HHS Grant $387,936
2014 Irvington, New York – 1 Facility – Abbott House Residential Services [Residential facility for UAC “Unaccompanied Alien Children”] ABBOTT HOUSE 100 N BROADWAY IRVINGTON, NY 105331254 HHS Grant $ 2,983,200
2014 Windsor Mill, Maryland – 1 Facility – BOARD OF CHILD CARE OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, INC [Residential Emergency Housing and Care for UAC’s] Address: 3300 Gaither Road BALTIMORE, MD 21244 HHS Grant $2,387,200
2014 Miami, Florida – 2 (possibly 3) facilities each housing 60 children – CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MIAMI INC Address: 9401 BISCAYNE BLVD MIAMI SHORES, FL 33138-2970 Most recent HHS Grant(s) $1,675,094 and $748,740
2014 Houston, Texas – 2 facilities – St. Michael’s Homes for Children [Residential Housing via CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE DIOCESE OF GALVESTON-HOUSTON] – Address: 1111 LOVETT BOULEVARD HOUSTON, TX 77006 Most recent HHS Grant(s) $2,792,549 and $1,396,274
2014 Galveston, Texas – 2 facilities – Galveston Multicultural Institute/The Children’s Center [Residential Housing CHILDREN’S CENTER, INC] Address: 2127 AVENUE M GALVESTON, TX 77550 HHS Grants $4,826,682
2014 Valhalla, New York – 1 Facility – Cardinal McCloskey School & Home for Children [Long Term Housing while awaiting Foster Care Program for UAC’s] – Address: 115 Stevens Avenue VALHALLA, NY 105951252 HHS Grants $1,477,330
2014 New York, New York – 1 Facility – Catholic Guardian Services [Looks like a placement service not a facility] Address: 1011 First Avenue NEW YORK, NY 10022 HHS Grants $2,663,492
2014 Clearwater, Florida – 1 Facility – GULF COAST JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES, INC [foster care placement service] Address: 14041 ICOT BLVD CLEARWATER, FL 33760 HHS Grant $958,424
2014 Auburn, New York – 1 Foster Facility – Cayuga Home for Children DBA Cayuga Centers [In-Home Foster Care Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children] Address: 101 Hamilton Ave AUBURN, NY 13021 HHS Grants $8,376,471
2014 Elizabeth, New Jersey – 1 Foster Facility – County of Union New Jersey Department of Human Services [Foster Placement not a facility] address: 10 Elizabethtown Plaza ELIZABETH, NJ 07207 HHS Grants $825,576
2014 La Verne, California – 1 Facility – David & Margaret Youth and Family Services – [Basic Emergency Shelter Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) Program] 1350 THIRD STREET LA VERNE, CA 91750 HHS Grant $3,750,000
2014 Redmond, Washington – 1 Facility – FRIENDS OF YOUTH [Transitional Living Facility] Address: 16225 NE 87TH A-6 REDMOND, WA 98052-3536 HHS Grant $1,730,955
2014 Fullerton, California – 1 Facility – Florence Crittenton Services of Orange County [Placement Service] Address: 801 E. Chapman Ave., Ste. 230
FULLERTON, CA 92831-3847 HHS Grant $8,172,157
2014 Chicago, Illinois – 1 Facility – HEARTLAND HUMAN CARE SERVICES, INC [Staffed Shelter Facility] Address: 208 SOUTH LASALLE STREET CHICAGO, IL 606041156 HHS Grant $20,809,351
2014 Opa Locka, Florida – 1 Facility – (Miami Dade) His House Inc. [Residential and Long Term Shelter Facility] Address: 20000 NW 47th Avenue MIAMI, FL 33055 HHS Grant $6,514,232
2014 Los Fresnos, Texas – 5 or 6 Facilities – Driscoll Shelter Care Program, Hidalgo Foster Care Specialized Program, Harlingen Foster Care Program, Brownsville Foster Care Program, Emergency Shelter Care Program, INTERNATIONAL EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, INC. Address: P.O. BOX 112 LOS FRESNOS, TX 78566-0112 HHS Grant $55,024,914
2014 Alexandria, Virginia – 1 facility – Juvenile Detention Commission for Northern Virginia [23 Beds -various security levels- Assigned for UAC’s] Address: 200 S. Whiting Street ALEXANDRIA, VA 22304 HHS Grant $1,992,900
2014 Schnecksville, Pennsylvania – 1 facility – KidsPeace National Centers, Inc. [Staffed Shelter Facility] Address: 4085 Independence Drive SCHNECKSVILLE, PA 18078 HHS Grant $6,909,809
2014 Baltimore, Maryland – 1 facility – LUTHERAN IMMIGRATION & REFUGEE SERVICE [Foster Care Placement] Address: 700 LIGHT ST BALTIMORE, MD 21230-3850 HHS Grant $14,957,523
2014 Austin. Texas – 2 facilities – LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF THE SOUTH,INC. [Emergency Shelter and Transitional foster Care] Address: POST OFFICE BOX 49589 AUSTIN, TX 78765 HHS Grant $8,389,270
2014 Mahopac, New York – 1 facility – Lincoln Hall [Temporary “Reunification” Shelter] Address: 145 Lincolndale Road LINCOLNDALE, NY 10541 $12,067,942
2014 New York, New York – 1 facility – Lutheran Family & Community Services [Residential and Foster Care] Address: 308 West 46th Street NEW YORK, NY 10036 HHS Grant $1,858,700
2014 Syosset, New York – 1 facility – Mercy First [Residential Care] Address: 525 Convent Road SYOSSET, NY 11791 HHS Grant $3,773,763
2014 Portland, Oregon – 1 facility – Morrison Child & Family Services [Residential Care] Address: 9911 SE MT SCOTT BLVD PORTLAND, OR 97266 HHS Grant $3,694,729
2014 Daytona Beach, FL – 1 facility – Neighbor to Family [Residential and Transitional Foster Care] Address: 955 Orange Avenue, Ste M DAYTONA BEACH, FL 32114 HHS Grant $2,727,525
2014 Seattle, Washington – 1 facility – Pioneer Human Services [Foster placement] Address: 7440 W. Marginal Way, So. SEATTLE, WA 98108-4141 HHS Grant $2,075,820
2014 Jupiter, Florida – 1 facility – Sandy Pines Hospital [Residential Care] Address: 11301 SE Tequesta Terrace TEQUESTA, FL 33469 HHS Grant $1,384,703
2014 San Antonio, Texas – 1 facility – Seton Home [Residential Housing for Pregnant and Parenting UAC and their Children] Address: 1115 Mission Road SAN ANTONIO, TX 78210 HHS Grant $2,717,801
2014 Staunton, Virginia – 1 facility – Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Detention Home [Residential ORR/DCS Secure and Staff Secure] Address: 300 Technology Drive STAUNTON, VA 24401 HHS Grant $3,282,893
2014 Manvel, Texas – 1 facility – Shiloh Treatment Center, Inc. [Emergency Medical Housing, Treatment and Transition Facility] Address: 3926 Bahler Avenue MANVEL, TX 77578 HHS Grant $5,103,561
2014 San Antonio, Texas – 1 facility – St. Peter St. Joseph Children`s Home [Transitional residential Housing] Address: 919 Mission Road
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78210 HHS Grant $7,086,020
2014 Dobbs Ferry, New York – 1 facility – THE CHILDREN`S VILLAGE INC. [Domicile Care Facility – Longer Term UAC’s] Address: WETMORE HALL, 3RD FLOOR
DOBBS FERRY, NY 10522 HHS Grant $12,525,435
2014 Phoenix, Arizona – 1 facility – TUMBLEWEED CENTER FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT INC [Residential Shelter and Long Term Foster UAC Care] Address: 1419 NORTH 3RD ST, SUITE 102 PHOENIX, AZ 85004-1639 HHS Grant $1,557,966
2014 Kingston, New York – 1 facility – The Children`s Home of Kingston [Residential Shelter and Long Term UAC Housing] Address: 26 Grove St
KINGSTON, NY 12401 HHS Grant $999,200
2014 Poughkeepsie, New York – 1 facility – The Children`s Home of Poughkeepsie, Inc. [Residential Shelter and Long Term UAC Housing] Address: 10 Children`s Way POUGHKEEPSIE, NY 12601 HHS Grant $775,361
2014 Woodland, California – 1 facility – YOLO COUNTY DEPT OF PROBATION [criminal detention center – Secured UAC Housing] Address: 2780 E. Gibson Road WOODLAND, CA 95776 HHS Grant $1,682,520
2014 Seattle, Washington – 1 facility – YOUTH CARE [Youth Homeless Shelter – “House of Friends Program” Long Term UAC Housing] Address: 2500 NE 54TH ST, SUITE 100 SEATTLE, WA 98105 HHS Grant $1,182,183
2014 Bristow, Virginia – 1 facility – Youth For Tomorrow [Residential Shelter UAC Program ] Address: 11835 Hazel Circle Drive BRISTOW, VA 20136 HHS Grant $8,314,702
~ The Three Corp Entities Below Are Receiving Grants and Using Sub Contractors ~
BRONZE MEMBER ♦ 2014 Washington DC – numerous facilities – Corporate office Facility for U.S. CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS [Working similar to BCFS structure throughout the U.S. No specific residence use available – “Safe Passages Program”] Corp Address: 3211 4TH ST, NE WASHINGTON, DC 20017-1106 HHS Grant $6,761,412
SILVER MEMBER ♦ 2014 Austin, Texas – *Numerous Facilities* SOUTHWEST KEY PROGRAMS, INC. [This is a large entity like BCFS – Emergency Shelter(?)] Address: 3000 I-H 35, SUITE 410 AUSTIN, TX 78704 HHS Grant $26,822,183 and $95,462,917
GOLD MEMBER ♦ 2014 San Antonio Texas – numerous facilities – Baptist Child & Family Services – HHS and BCFS EMD (Emergency Management Division) Corporate office Address: 909 NE Loop 410 SAN ANTONIO, TX 78209 HHS Grant $280,156,954 !!
[BCFS-EMD is the single largest facilitator of UAC transition throughout the U.S. – specific housing locales unknown] However, we do know as a result of the $190 million grant BCFS received just before the 7/9/14 Dallas meeting with President Obama they planned massive expansion. (Press Release )
BCFS now operates regional offices in San Antonio, Miami, Los Angeles-area and Houston-area. We have outlined the massive construct behind BCFS HERE and HERE including their 2012 tax documents and the detail of the Dallas visit with the Obama administration. BCFS-EMD is bigger than ACORN was.
Here’s where it gets a little difficult and tricky. The facilities, organizations and entities above all received HHS grants to care for UAC’s directly. However, some of those organizations may have further sub contracted the actual housing (example BCFS).
Because HHS is not directly paying the sub contractor (grant funds) the sub will not appear on the TAGGS system. Consequently some of the facilities actually housing the UAC’s will not have been listed – only the entities being given $$ directly from HHS.
Some of the facilities above might be included in this map which has been assembled based on “ground reports” and “media reports” of UAC transfers.
However, many of the facilities listed above will not be on this map. Many of the recipients for the HHS grants -government dependent non profits- have quietly put the UAC’s into their community facility, or foster program. Subsequently the community might not even be aware of it. So both the interactive MAP and the above list should be referenced if you are researching your community:
The methodology to update your own research is time consuming but possible with a few bits of information.
The internal HHS coding for Federal Grants related to Unaccompanied Alien Children is #93676. The types of grants (there are thousands) are numerically listed in the HHS TAGGS tracking system.
There is a search function which you can use to identify UAC Grants by Zip code, Date, Award or Recipient. The most useful tool for starters is the Award Search knowing 93676 is the code for UAC Grants (it’s 2/3rds of the way down the drop menu).
You can use a reverse Zip Code Search Engine (like this one) If you are unsure of a location of a facility.
Read Full Outline by Sharyl Attkisson
Link To TAGGS System
Link To CDC Site On Outbreak
Link To Interactive Map
Prior Research On Alien Children Shipments
Link To Forbes Article on Philadelphia IDSA Conference