By Claire Russel – Re-Blogged From Liberty Headlines
‘The biggest concern that I’ve heard about is not that they’re disease-ridden, but the fact that they don’t vaccinate…’
There are at least 900 confirmed cases of mumps among illegal immigrants being held at the southern border, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report.
Over the past year, diseases along the southern border have skyrocketed as waves of immigrants flood the U.S. seeking asylum.
Outbreaks of mumps spiked between March and June, when high numbers of immigrants were arriving at the border.
So far, 898 individuals have been diagnosed with mumps among 57 detention facilities in 19 states, the report says. An additional 33 cases occurred among border patrol staff members.