Migrant detention centers across the U.S. are being ravaged by mumps according to CDC report. According to the report, there were 931 cases of mumps in 57 Customs and Border Protection detention centers between September 2018 and August 2019.
Dr. Todd Ellerin, Director of Infectious Diseases and Vice Chair of Medicine at Southshore Health in Massachusetts told ABC News, “These detention centers are a perfect storm for mumps to spread. Individuals have to be within 3-6 feet of each other to spread this virus. Sneezing, coughing on someone, or sharing a drink can spread the virus.”
With reports of diseases ravaging our border detention centers, and ICE’s policies of catch and release, it is no wonder why cases of measles, mumps and other previously “eradicated” diseases are returning to our communities. If we want to secure our health and our nation, we must first know who is coming in, and what their medical status is. It was not long ago that immigrants from Europe were quarantined on Ellis Island until they were medically cleared. It’s time we start doing the same again, or we may be facing a outbreak of something we have never seen before.
Source: Daily Caller