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Lawmaker Wants Quarantine

Lawmaker Wants Quarantine

State Representative Mike Ritze of Broken Arrow is calling for the immigrant juveniles housed at Fort Sill to be quarantined. He is also a physician and says he is concerned about the possibility of communicable diseases being carried by a population that does not have the same vaccination requirements as in the United States. He says he recently observed three cases of illegal immigrants having tuberculosis. He says the Arkansas Department of Health reported leprosy in patients who were illegal immigrants in northwest Arkansas. He says the Oklahoma Health Department has reported cases of syphilis in northeast Oklahoma in patients who are illegal immigrants.

 

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