Fifth Case of Swine Flu Confirmed at Krome

Fred Tasker, Miami Herald, June 16, 2009

With a fifth case of H1N1 flu confirmed at the Krome Detention Camp, the federal facility has begun giving anti-viral medicine to all 542 detainees, and has stopped receiving or releasing anyone for the time being, a spokeswoman said Monday.

In addition to the five confirmed cases, 20 other detainees have flu-like symptoms, but cannot be tested for swine flu because they have already been given anti-viral drugs, which invalidates the tests, said spokeswoman Nicole Navas of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which runs Krome.

The detainees confirmed to have the flu are from Jamaica, Mexico, Brazil and Peru, Navas said. All are men, she said.

[Editor’s Note: Earlier stories on the swine flu are listed here. Jared Taylor’s essay “Swine Flu: Is There a Racial Link?” is available here.]

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