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Over 5000 Quarantined By ICE Due to Infectious Disease

Over 5000 immigrants are being quarantined by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) due to infectious disease concerns, according to CNN.

The quarantine of 5,200 adult immigrants is related to concerns they were exposed to mumps or chicken pox while held in detention centers around the country.

According to the CDC, “Mumps is a contagious disease caused by a virus. It spreads through direct contact with saliva or respiratory droplets from the mouth, nose, or throat. An infected person can spread the virus by coughing, sneezing, or talking,” among other ways.

The disease can cause a fever and headache and is some cases it can lead to serious complications.

AXIOS reports:

“As of June 13, there are 4,276 detainees quarantined for exposure to mumps, 99 for exposure to mumps and chicken pox, and 825 for exposure to chicken pox alone. Since September 2018, ICE has had 334 confirmed cases of mumps among people in custody.”

This is not the first time a group of migrants was quarantined. Last March, hundreds of migrants in Arizona were held because of mumps and chicken pox.

KTAR News reports, “Federal immigration authorities have quarantined more than 400 migrants in Arizona detention centers due to an exposure to two highly contagious diseases.

The invasion at the U.S.-Mexico southern border is now a public health issue.

Tom Borelli

Dr. Tom Borelli is a Newsmax TV contributor and radio commentator addressing political issues from a conservative grassroots perspective. As a columnist, he has written for The Washington Times and authored articles for Newsmax Magazine, Newsmax Insider and previously was a co-host with his wife Deneen Borelli on the SiriusXM Patriot channel. Dr. Borelli appeared on numerous television programs, including the highly ranked Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Hannity,” “The Kelly File," and "America’s News Headquarters." He has also appeared on Fox Business Network’s “Making Money with Charles Payne” and “After the Bell” as well as TheBlaze TV’s "The Glenn Beck Program" and "Dana!" Prior to working for public policy organizations, Dr. Borelli was a managing partner with the investment advisory firm of Action Fund Management, LLC and a portfolio manager for the Free Enterprise Action Fund (FEAF) where he used shareholder activism to challenge corporations that sought to profit from the growth of government. During his 25 years with the Altria Group, Inc., he built a foundation in public policy and issues management, drawing from diverse experiences ranging from basic research to corporate affairs. Dr. Borelli served as science fellow for the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space, and Technology during the 100th Congress. Dr. Borelli has also published scientific papers on interferon and human leukemia.

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