Disease Breaks Out In Migrant Caravan

At least 60 people, including around 40 children, traveling with a migrant caravan through Mexico exhibited symptoms of either Dengue Fever or COVID-19, according to several reports on Wednesday night.

Despite the potential disease outbreaks, journalists covering the caravan said the group planned to continue traveling north from Pijijiapan, Mexico. Symptoms of Dengue Fever include fevers, aches, and rashes, and the virus is commonly spread by mosquitos, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Mexican Institute of Migration provided aid to several migrants traveling with the caravan, including tending to a Honduran father and son with blisters on their feet and transporting a Nicaraguan minor to the hospital for a fever, cough, vomiting, and headache, according to the agency’s social media posts. Several other migrants were treated for flu-like symptoms and dehydration.

At least 60 people, including around 40 children, traveling with a migrant caravan through Mexico exhibited symptoms of either Dengue Fever or COVID-19, according to several reports on Wednesday night.

Despite the potential disease outbreaks, journalists covering the caravan said the group planned to continue traveling north from Pijijiapan, Mexico. Symptoms of Dengue Fever include fevers, aches, and rashes, and the virus is commonly spread by mosquitos, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Mexican Institute of Migration provided aid to several migrants traveling with the caravan, including tending to a Honduran father and son with blisters on their feet and transporting a Nicaraguan minor to the hospital for a fever, cough, vomiting, and headache, according to the agency’s social media posts. Several other migrants were treated for flu-like symptoms and dehydration.

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