'It's unlike anything we've seen before': Traumatized and sick unaccompanied immigrant children are being sent to Chicago shelters where there are alarming outbreaks of flu, fever, chickenpox and even tuberculosis | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


'It's unlike anything we've seen before': Traumatized and sick unaccompanied immigrant children are being sent to Chicago shelters where there are alarming outbreaks of flu, fever, chickenpox and even tuberculosis

Fears are mounting for the health of migrant children after reports of an outbreak of flu, tuberculosis and chicken pox at a non-profit shelter in the Chicago area.

Heartland Human Care Services, which operates five shelters in Illinois, said it has seen an increase in communicable diseases among minors who arrive there after processing at overtaxed Customs and Border Protection facilities at the border.

'The largest increase in illness we are seeing currently is flu, fevers and strep throat,' a Heartland spokesperson told DailyMail.com. 'The spike in these contagious illnesses is significant and unlike what we have seen before.'

'Historically, we have seen intermittent cases of TB and chicken pox; however, lately, we are seeing them come in clusters,' the statement continued.

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