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In Letter To CDC, Rep. Gingrey Warns Of Disease Spread Potential From Child Migrants To U.S.

The Hill: Gingrey: Child migrants pose health risk
“Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) warned that the unaccompanied children illegally crossing the border into the U.S. carrying infectious diseases could pose a threat to public health. In a letter to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Thomas Frieden, Gingrey, a former physician, expressed concern that the child migrants could spread illnesses … throughout the country…” (Marcos, 7/8).

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