Thousands of Caravan Migrants in Tijuana Being Treated For Health-Related Issues, Including TB, HIV/AIDS
Honduran migrants try to breach fence in Tijuana, Mexico
Mexican officials are reporting that more than one-third of the 6,000 Honduran caravan migrants currently camped out in Tijuana are being treated for health-related issues.
Some of the migrants are suffering from highly dangerous and infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, chickenpox and HIV/AIDS.
There is also a threat of a Hepatitis outbreak because of the unsanitary conditions with the 35 portable bathrooms.
Fox News reported:
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.
Migrants in the caravan stuck in Tijuana, Mexico, announced a hunger strike Thursday morning, according to reports as they ramp up their efforts to cross the border.
More Hondurans and Salvadorans are headed to Tijuana, Mexico, the city that borders San Diego, California, with the intention of crossing into the US legally or illegally.
Last weekend hundreds of Hondurans stormed the San Ysidro port of entry and were repelled by tear gas deployed by US border patrol agents.
The last thing the US needs are thousands of diseased migrants who will be totally dependent on government assistance. None of these migrants should be permitted to enter the United States.