SALT LAKE CITY – A migrants detained in a US Customs and Border Protection camp came to Utah with typhoid last month, health officials said Tuesday.
Utah Department of Health Announced on May 22 The Salt Lake County boy was hospitalized shortly after his arrival in Utah with a severe typhoid case, state epidemiologist Angela Dunn said.
The care providers are required to report typhoid to the state health department, which is working with Salt Lake County to notify anyone who has come into contact with the boy and to find out if any of the residents of Utah may have been exposed.
Soon after arriving in Utah, "Dunn explained.
The health department worked with the boy's family to make sure they understood the signs and symptoms of typhoid fever, she said, and no one reported typhoid until Tuesday.
Typhoid fever is caused by salmonella and, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, can be life-threatening and can be passed on from person to person by drinking a drink or eating foods that have been touched by someone with a fever. Symptoms include persistent fever, weakness, abdominal pain and headaches, and doctors treat it with antibiotics.
After the boy was treated in an intensive care unit, he was released after about a week.
"Luckily, he was well looked after and recovered completely, "Dunn said, believing that he could then return to his family.
There is no additional threat to the disease in Utah as the boy's incubation period has expired.
In Utah, no other illnesses were reported by people who came from migrant camps, according to Dunn. "We rely on our federal partners to identify other potentially ill persons with due care and to ensure that the spread of the disease in the detention centers is limited," Dunn said.
In the case of the boy, when Dunn contacted the authorities, officials "quickly contacted me to find out the name and date of birth of the patient so that they could follow him on the Internet" system, "Dunn said moreover, they have not hired us. "
The reported treatment of migrants detained in border prisons has come under fire again and again lately.
Last week, a group of lawyers warned children to take care of it Children, and there is inadequate food, water and sanitation for the 250 infants, children and adolescents at a border control station in Texas, according to the Associated Press The data obtained by the AP showed that there were three infants in the ward, all with their adolescents Mothers, other toddlers and dozens of children under the age of 1
Fifteen had the flu and ten more were quarantined, t hurried the AP with.  ×