From the jungles to the gigantic capital of Mexico, and from the tropical Central America to the desert that leads to America. United States of America, It reduces the health of crowded caravans of immigrants who are at risk of respiratory infections such as tuberculosis and influenza.
Nearly 5,000 Central Americans, mainly Honduras, marched to Tijuana this Sunday at dawn. I would like to request an asylum from EE. UU., President Donald Trump last week signed a presidential order restricting the choice of asylum seekers It is located at the border with Mexico and prevents people from accessing their country illegally from being granted this protection.
When the children ran a heavy blanket on a cold night at the Corregidora Stadium in central Querétaro, they reached the point where they were heading towards their neighbors and fattors. There, the first signs of friction appeared among immigrants who endured extreme changes in climate, overcrowding and physical fatigue.
The teenage girl disappeared from the roadside. "It takes a few days for the fever to come down," I spoke to one of the young people who accompanied me before I carried my baggage. A few meters before a 4 – year – old Honduras girl collapsed on the floor, her mother, Mirna Carolina Ayala, convulsed her and made an eternal line to ride a cargo trailer.
"I do not know what he has, he did not want to eat for a few days, and if something happens, he is dying." She said among the herbs. The ambulance supplied oxygen to the woman. Small Madaleli is feverish and high in glucose, so a pediatric team should evaluate the pre-diabetes. I was dehydrated and could not get enough. "Luis Manuel Martinez, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator of the Regional Health Minister Emergency System. When she regained consciousness, the girl was taken to the hospital by an ambulance. His cries of pain embarrassed a good part of the caravan.
Winter is coming.
Generally, the caravan becomes "deteriorated". "They came from a hot climate, where temperatures are getting lower and worn more and more people are not used to walking nowadays."Martínez explains.
The greatest risks to doctors are respiratory and gastrointestinal tract infections. The Red Cross asked for anonymity and spent the night at the refuge. "We have found pockets of infection by influenza and tuberculosis.
At dawn, sneezing, groaning, and coughing sounded in the overcrowded arenas, which were hit by the strong currents of the icy air. "Most of us were affected by coughs and flu, but it was very cold due to the exaggerated climate, and I can not stand it," said Castellano, 20, Honduras, who left the clinic with about 20 percent of his hands.
The spread of viruses and bacteria is frequent. "If you do not take the boat with water, you have to bring it from your partner," explains the young man in a pair of pants and a double jacket under the cold. Castellano knows that the passing day is closer in winter when temperatures near the northern borders are below zero. "We should be prepared not to kill us with hypothermia," he said.
Most of us have been influenced by coughs and flu. It is very cold because of the exaggerated climate.
Trash and new toilet
Pulmonary tuberculosis is said to cause coughing, fever, night sweats and weight loss according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Rapid cure is treatable but spreads through saliva, such as coughing, sneezing or the flu. These diseases can turn into infectious diseases that can cause pneumonia or death.
Immigrants sleeping on huge matte or multicolored mosaics are piled up in an open state. In addition to the mountains of dust and debris they always produce with them, there are sometimes overflowing mobile restrooms.
The stadium drowned Julio Díaz, a Honduras electrical technician who had to cure the baby for an eye infection, "ten men, five men, women (…), and we are a crowd.
"The problem is that some of us here are neat, others are very dirty, and there is no education," he said.
Headache, bones, feet, shoulders, molars, stomachs, chest cries are heard through the maze hallway of the camp. There is also the pain of the soul. "It is the heart that hurts me, I miss everything I like in my country." Araceli Lopez is a mother holding her daughter with a special tooth.
"Children are always full of hugs and playing them." She breaks one of the parasites between her fingernails.