Infectious Diseases Found in Migrant Caravan

The Tijuana health department is reporting a significant percentage of the caravan migrants are suffering from illness including some with infectious diseases.

Fox News reports:

The spokesman told Fox News that out of 6,000 migrants currently residing in the city, over a third of them (2,267) are being treated for health-related issues.

There are three confirmed cases of tuberculosis, four cases of HIV/AIDS and four separate cases of chickenpox, the spokesman said.

One infectious disease detected in the caravan was tuberculosis which can easily spread via the air.

From the CDC website:

TB bacteria are spread through the air from one person to another. The TB bacteria are put into the air when a person with TB disease of the lungs or throat coughs, speaks, or sings. People nearby may breathe in these bacteria and become infected.

Chickenpox is also dangerous:

While the number of individuals with infectious diseases are small, the findings document a public health risk from the migrant caravan.