A "Natural Death": The Political Battlefield of Infections and Migrant Children's Bodies
JournalClinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
PublisherOxford University Press
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AbstractBefore September 2018, no child had died in United States Border Patrol custody in a decade. Since then, 7 detained children have died in the past 10 months. Migrant children's bodies have become the latest political battlefield, and these children have been caught in the crossfire. This piece focuses on the recent deaths of several migrant children from overwhelming infections in United States detainment centers. The circumstances surrounding these illnesses bring to the fore concerns about the care of these children, suggesting infectious disease outbreaks in these detainment centers, delays in bringing children to medical attention, and inadequate medical expertise in their care. There is an urgent need for advocacy by clinicians and professional societies to resolve this crisis. Copyright The Author(s) 2019.
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