Mexico has lengthy handled the New River as a drain somewhat than a river, discharging uncooked, untreated sewage immediately into the water. People within the California border city of Calexico are paying the worth. In the meantime, ICE confirms that seven detainees in a U.S. facility have been identified with mumps.
The New York Times:
‘Pit Of Infection’: A Border Town’s Crisis Has Nothing To Do With Migrants
For generations, residents of the Southern California border city of Calexico watched with trepidation as their river became a cesspool, contaminated by the booming human and industrial improvement on the opposite aspect of the border in Mexico. Noxious sewage stuffed with feces, industrial chemical substances and different uncooked waste usually is available in by means of the New River, which flows from Mexico’s Mexicali Valley and thru Calexico, leaving neighborhoods alongside the waterway engulfed in pungent fumes. (Del Actual, 2/9)
Seven Mumps Cases Confirmed At Houston ICE Detention Facility
Seven grownup detainees at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility in Houston have been identified with mumps, however the contagious illness is contained, town’s well being division stated on Saturday. “Since these people have been remoted inside the power throughout the interval they have been infectious, we don’t anticipate these circumstances posing a risk to the group,” Dr. David Persse, Houston’s native well being authority and emergency medical companies medical director, stated in a press release. ICE’s Houston Contract Detention Facility homes roughly 950-1,000 adults. (2/9)
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