The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reportedly sent illegal immigrant children with communicable diseases on planes to sites around the country that are being forced to house them.
According to an ABC News report, HHS has admitted to “a breakdown of the medical screening processes” at an Arizona facility. While the illegal immigrant children were clear of symptoms during their initial screenings, they were not “re-screened and cleared for travel and placement at a temporary shelter.”
Children with fevers and pneumonia have been flown from Arizona to California, where they had to be hospitalized. Three other children are reportedly “in the ICU at local hospitals in California.” And a “Ventura Naval Base suffered an outbreak of pneumonia and influenza among the unaccompanied minors inside the shelter” after illegal immigrant children with fevers, chicken pox, and the coxsackie virus were put on planes to the facility. In Texas, there have been at least two cases of swine flu confirmed.
Officials are also reportedly “fearing that they and their teams who come in contact with the sick children face potential exposure to infectious diseases from chicken pox to influenza, including rare cases of H1N1, more commonly called swine flu.”