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Friday, November 30, 2018

One-third of migrants in caravan are being treated for health issues

Migrants who came with the caravan are suffering from respiratory infections, tuberculosis, chickenpox and other serious health issues, Tijuana's Health Department warned on Thursday morning.

The spokesman told Fox News that out of 6,000 migrants currently residing in the city, over a third of them (2,267) are being treated for health-related issues.

There are three confirmed cases of tuberculosis, four cases of HIV/AIDS and four separate cases of chickenpox, the spokesman said.

At least 101 migrants have lice and multiple instances of skin infections, the department’s data shows.

There’s also a threat of Hepatitis outbreak due to unsanitary conditions, the spokesman said. The thousands of migrants are being sheltered at the Benito Juarez Sports Complex near the San Ysidro U.S.-Mexico Port of Entry, despite the place being capable of providing for 1,000 people.

The location also has only 35 portable bathrooms. A sign reading “No Spitting” was put up, as coughing and spitting by migrants are rampant in the shelter.

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Anonymous said...

A 2017 study said 55% of Americans take prescription drugs daily. So it sounds like the caravaners are healthier than we are. Only 33% of them need treatment

Anonymous said...

Northwest Woodsman: virtue signaling Marxist liberals desire to allow these people into our country will have severe consequences with regard to public health issues. Is this facet of their invasion part of the plan to destroy my country or is this just an added benefit that they had not considered?