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Physicians Work To Dispel Myths That Migrants To U.S. Carry Disease

NBC News: Vectors or Victims? Docs Slam Rumors That Migrants Carry Disease
“Doctors say they are concerned about false rumors and ‘hysteria’ that the unaccompanied children coming across the border from Mexico into Texas are carrying diseases such as Ebola and dengue fever. The rumors have been carried on anti-immigration websites but have made it onto some mainstream media sites and they’ve even caught the eye of a member of Congress…” (Fox, 7/9).

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