Tijuana health officials are reporting that many of the migrants who have come to the city with the caravan are suffering from serious medical issues like tuberculosis and chickenpox.
More than one-third of the 6,000 migrants now living in the Mexican city are being treated for respiratory infections and other health-related issues, a Tijuana Health Department spokesperson told Fox News.
Data from the health department showed 101 migrants being treated for skin infections and lice while four cases of HIV/AIDS, four cases of chickenpox and three cases of tuberculosis were confirmed, according to Fox News reporter Griff Jenkins, reporting from the border. More than 60 percent of the 2,267 migrants treated so far have respiratory infections.
With the migrants camped out at the Benito Juarez Sports Complex near the San Ysidro U.S.-Mexico Port of Entry, officials fear a Hepatitis outbreak due to the unsanitary and crowded conditions as only about 1,000 people can be effectively cared for in the location which has only 35 bathrooms.
Tijuana is reportedly spending about $30,000 a day caring for the influx of migrants who plan to cross the border illegally onto the U.S. There is only enough funding to take care of the thousands of Central American migrants for a few more days, Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum said Tuesday.
“We won’t compromise the resources of the residents of Tijuana,” Gastelum said at a press conference, according to Fox News. “We won’t raise taxes tomorrow to pay for today’s problem.”
And the left continues to slam the Trump administration for not swinging open the border entries and allowing the illegal immigrants to freely enter the U.S. and drain Americans’ pockets to foot their medical bills.
An illegal immigrant is suing the United States for the death of her infant daughter.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) November 28, 2018
The mother from Guatemala alleged that her one-year-old contracted a respiratory illness at a family detention center in Dilley, Texas, six weeks after being released. How the mother who jumped the border in Texas risking her infant’s life managed to hire a law firm to pursue her claim is not clear but the wrongful-death claim was filed against several federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Meanwhile, the alarming data from the Tijuana Health Department is coming out as scientists are investigating a new “mysterious illness” that seems to be affecting children.
A polio-like illness caused by a virus has been on the rise, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) which has launched a task force to learn more, according to American Thinker, which reported: “The disease sleuths at the CDC are befuddled.”
The publication noted that scientists are “stumped” by Acute flaccid myelitis, or perhaps “for political reasons” don’t want to reveal too much.
“Perhaps the scientists have some ideas where AFM came from and why it is increasing in prevalence, but if they want to keep their jobs, pensions, and reputations, they feign ignorance,” Denver based physician Brian C. Joondeph wrote.
“A task force with a few scientists and many more non-scientists, skilled at media and public relations, will eventually announce their findings, scrubbed of anything politically incorrect or offensive to any of the many victim groups in America,” he added. “But it’s worth looking at who’s bringing this disease in, because it coincides with recent vast waves of illegal immigration.”
The article expounded the details of the new disease and looked into the politically incorrect questions surrounding illegal immigrants entering the U.S., bringing a slew of diseases with them.
“The answer for the CDC is not a bureaucratic and politically correct task force, but common-sense analysis and solutions,” Joondeph concluded. “Secure the border, scrutinize who comes across and stays, and put the well-being of Americans first.”
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