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  • CA: Dozens quarantined at hotels amid growing flu outbreak at San Diego migrant shelter

    Source: https://fox5sandiego.com/2019/05/24/...grant-shelter/



    Dozens quarantined at hotels amid growing flu outbreak at migrant shelter
    Posted 4:42 PM, May 24, 2019, by Christy Simeral and City News Service, Updated at 05:40PM, May 24, 2019

    SAN DIEGO -- County health officials Friday announced more than dozen new flu cases at a local immigrant shelter housing asylum seekers flown from Texas to San Diego by federal immigration authorities.

    On Thursday, the county had identified 16 people at the shelter who have an "influenza-like illness," according to Dr. Dean Sidelinger, the county's deputy public health officer. By Friday, the county said there were 13 new cases of the illness for a total amount of 29 cases, according to county spokesman José Álvarez.

    County health officials on Thursday began treating those affected. Twenty-four of those migrants were being quarantined at various hotels across the county, Álvarez said. They are staying in rooms where there is no ventilation, heating or AC connecting with other rooms.

    The patients were being housed at a shelter in Bankers Hill operated by the San Diego Rapid Response Network, a coalition of human-rights, service and faith-based organizations such as Jewish Family Service of San Diego. The county Board of Supervisors voted in January to authorize the SDRRN to use the former courthouse as a temporary shelter...


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    2 new flu cases reported at local migrant shelter, bringing total number to 31

    POSTED 6:16 PM, MAY 25, 2019, BY CITY NEWS SERVICE AND FOX 5 DIGITAL TEAM

    SAN DIEGO -- The number of flu cases at the shelter housing migrants flown to San Diego from Texas by federal immigration authorities has jumped from 29 to 31, county health officials announced Saturday.

    On Thursday, the county had identified 16 people at the shelter who have an "influenza-like illness," according to Dr. Dean Sidelinger, the county's deputy public health officer. By Friday, the county said there were 13 new cases of the illness for a total amount of 29 cases, according to county spokesman José Álvarez. Two new cases were identified on Saturday.

    County health officials began treating those affected on Thursday. Twenty-four of those migrants were being quarantined at various hotels across the county, Álvarez said. They are staying in rooms where there is no ventilation, heating or AC connecting with other rooms.
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    https://fox5sandiego.com/2019/05/25/...-number-to-31/
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    • #3
      Source: https://timesofsandiego.com/life/201...-to-san-diego/

      New Cases in Flu Outbreak Among Immigrant Detainees Transferred From Texas to San Diego
      Posted by Editor on May 26, 2019 in Life | Views

      An outbreak of influenza among undocumented immigrants flown into San Diego last week from a Texas federal detention center appears to be dwindling, though three new cases have been reported in the past two days.

      In addition, county health officials Sunday reported one new case of flu-like symptoms.

      That brings to 32 the number of immigrants displaying symptoms at a downtown shelter since dozens began arriving daily last week from a federal facility in McAllen, Texas, where a 16-year-old Guatemalan boy recently died of the flu while in federal custody.

      Federal officials shut down the Texas facility after the outbreak, and began moving detainees to San Diego...

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      • #4
        Source; https://www.kpbs.org/news/2019/may/3...-81-county-co/


        Flu Cases At Local Migrant Shelter Reach 81, County Confirms 22 New Cases
        Friday, May 31, 2019
        By City News Service

        County health officials announced Thursday that the influenza outbreak at a local migrant shelter continues to worsen with 22 new cases of flu or flu-like symptoms.

        The total number of confirmed flu and "influenza-like illness" since May 19 among asylum-seeking migrants at a shelter in Bankers Hill operated by Jewish Family Service of San Diego now stands at 81. Officials with the county's Health and Human Services Agency confirmed 12 new cases on both Tuesday and Wednesday...

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