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Caravan Contagion: Could Migrant Wave Pose Major Health Risk?

Central American migrants moving towards the United States in hopes of a better life, are seen at a temporary shelter near the US-Mexico border in Tijuana, Mexico, on November 17, 2018. (  ARIAS/AFP/Getty Images) 

By    |   Sunday, 18 November 2018 07:30 AM

The sudden influx of thousands of undocumented immigrants from strife-torn Central America could pose a significant public health problem, despite the mainstream view that such concerns amount to xenophobic fear-mongering, medical experts tell Newsmax.

Dr. Jane Orient, executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, warns that individuals from nations with lower public health standards can develop resistance to a disease that Americans rarely encounter and are more vulnerable to contracting.

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The sudden influx of thousands of undocumented immigrants from strife-torn Central America could pose a significant public health problem, despite the mainstream view that such concerns amount to xenophobic fear-mongering, medical experts tell Newsmax.
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