More than one-third of migrants in caravan are under medical treatment; confirmed cases of HIV and AIDS

TIJUANA (KUSI) – There are serious health issues with the migrant caravan according to Tijuana’s health department. More than 1/3 of the 6,000 living in a make shift shelter are now under medical treatment. The majority dealing with respiratory infections but others with confirmed cases of tuberculosis and HIV or AIDS.

This as the department of justice says there are at least 600 criminals in the caravan, some with gang ties. Authorities are also worried about a Hepititis breakout because of the sewage overflow at the outdoor sports complex housing the migrants.

A second temporary shelter 11 miles further south will be  opened to to help improve conditions.  However, officials in Tijuana say they’re spending $30,000.00 a day to care for these migrants and that money runs out this week.

 

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