By Miriam Raftery
May 26, 2019 (San Diego) – A total of 32 cases of influenza (flu) have been diagnosed among migrants at a San Diego shelter since May 19, when the federal government began air-lifting asylum seekers here from Texas. This includes 14 new cases since May 23, when the County initially announced the outbreak.
San Diego County health officials have quarantined 24 migrants, including 10 families, at local hotels. One person has been hospitalized.
All migrants arriving are screened for flu and other health issues as the county works to contain the outbreak, one of 27 at facilities countywide this flu season, such as long-term care facilities for San Diegans.
The public is not considered to be at risk from this outbreak.