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Number of sick kids soars at border; tuberculosis, flu, infections land migrants in hospitals

Jan 01, 2019 - The Washington Times

Border authorities are referring 50 people a day for urgent medical care, including tuberculosis, flu and even pregnant women about to give birth, a top official said Monday, saying it's unlike anything they've ever seen before.

Most of those in need of care are children, and a staggering 28 percent are under age 5, having been dragged along for the trip by parents who in many cases are hoping to use the children as a shield against speedy deportation from the U.S.

The numbers were ...