By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
The Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare (STPS) reported that, with the coordination between health sector authorities and epidemiologists of the Integrating Center for Migrants “Leona Vicario”, located in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua , managed to control the chickenpox outbreak affecting dozens of people, mostly children, according to a Proceso news report (computer translated).
The shelter, across the border from El Paso, Texas, closed on Thursday after 72 people, including 69 children, were diagnosed with the virus.
“The staff works 24 hours in the Integrating Center for Migrants, located in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua. People and families who have chickenpox symptoms receive medical treatment in a timely manner and remain in an isolation area to monitor their evolution and avoid future complications,” according to an official.
He pointed out the participation of the staff of the Coordination of the Northern Border Migrant Care Plan and installed tables in each pavilion, bathrooms and dining room exclusively for infected people and distributed mouth covers and special sanitary containers.
The Ciudad Juarez facility, which houses nearly 800 people awaiting court dates in the United States, is part of a network of shelters in Mexico that the Trump administration has used to enforce its policy of sending mostly Central American migrants south of the border while their asylum cases are pending, Reuters reports.
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