Listen: 2,200 quarantined over mumps outbreak at immigration centers
"More than two thousand illegals currently ice custody are in quarantine for contagious diseases. Those are just the ones we know about an ice spokesman said, quote as of March seven two thousand nineteen there was a total of two thousand two hundred eighty seven detainees co hoarded cohort cohort it okay for exposure to a detainee with a contagious condition over the past twelve months. There have been investigations at fifty-one ice detention centers for mumps, chicken, pox influenza. The numbers of immigrants in custody with a contagious disease has spiked in the past year for the previous two years. The agency is not encountered a single case of monks of mumps among its detainees. They're now has been two hundred forty six reported cases of mumps with another sixteen suspected. Nearly two hundred people in Texas immigration, detention facilities have contracted mum's. The Texas Department of state health services say the illegals who have contracted the mumps range in age from thirteen to sixty six years old, Dr David purse Houston's public health authority says I should start isolating people who show mumps Simpson symptoms and Corentin people who may have been infected US officials have been warning of the perils of diseases for migrants arriving in the US increasingly in large numbers of families and children US customs and border protection. Commissioner Kevin Michael mcallen said before congress last week, quote migrants travelled north from countries where poverty and disease are rampant and their health can be aggravated by the physical toll of the journey. Many individuals we encounter may have may never have seen the doctor. Receive immunizations or lived insanitary conditions, close quarters on trains and buses can hasten the spread of communicable diseases. End quote. Ice says that comprehensive medical care is provided to everyone in custody, including access to nurses physicians and twenty four hour emergency"