US-Mexico border refugee camps have a poor health outbreak and infectious diseases 200 people have been voluntarily repatriated

The Tijuana refugee camp in Mexico near the US-Mexico border. Tijuana, a border city in Mexico, is 19 kilometers from the United States, and 40 million people each year realize the two-way flow of US and Mexico. (Photo: Midland)

Overseas Network December 1st Tijuana, a border city in northern Mexico, is packed with 6,000 Central and South American refugees seeking US political asylum, but the local health environment is poor, refugee camps There have been cases of infectious diseases such as chickenpox and tuberculosis, and more than one-third of refugees seek medical treatment for health problems. Health officials warned that a large-scale epidemic could soon erupt. According to Mexican officials, more than 100 refugees returned home on Monday (26th) on a free flight. Another 200 refugees are willing to repatriate this week.

According to foreign media, Tijuana Health Department announced the investigation data on the 29th. Three cases of tuberculosis, 4 cases of chickenpox and 4 cases of AIDS have been confirmed in the camp. There are also potential risks of skin diseases and hepatitis. . A spokesperson for the health department said that 2,267 of the 6,000 immigrants gathered in the city were being treated for health problems, and at least 101 had parasitic or skin infections.

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