Doctors: Undocumented Children In The U.S. May Pose Health Risks


Thursday, June 26th 2014, 9:17 am
By: News 9


We're following more controversy surrounding the thousands of undocumented children now being housed in the U.S.. Doctors say they could be a health risk.

Hundreds of undocumented children are being held at Fort Sill right now, and Thursday morning, concern is growing nationwide about the possible health risks the children may pose to the public.

6/20/2014 Related Story: Governor Mary Fallin Tours Immigrant Housing At Fort Sill

Our CBS affiliate in San Antonio, Texas, says a child there is infected with the H1N1 virus, also known as the Swine Flu.

Doctor Austin King heads the Texas Medical Association. He's calling on the president to allow doctors to screen children who have come across the border. He says we don't know what disease they currently have, and screening them would be a "humanitarian gesture."

6/9/2014 Related Story: State Leaders Question Immigration Shelter At Fort Sill

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has told News 9 that all children entering the HHS program are given a well-child exam and all necessary childhood vaccinations to protect against communicable diseases.