A health staffer checks the blood pressure of a Central American migrant, moving towards the United States in hopes of a better life, in the street in Mexicali, Baja California state, Mexico, on November 16, 2018. - The Central American migrant caravan faced a desperate situation Friday as its numbers …

Some Caravan Migrants Have HIV/AIDS and TB, Say Mexican Authorities

Mexican officials stated that more than one-third of the 6,000 caravan migrants currently living in the border city of Tijuana, Baja California, are being treated for health-related issues. Some are being treated for infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and chickenpox.

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Active TB Increased 30 Percent in Germany In 2015, Year of Massive Immigration

The German equivalent of the Centers for Disease Control says the number of active cases of tuberculosis (TB) diagnosed in Germany increased 30 percent in one year, jumping to 5,852 in 2015, up from 4,488 in 2014. That dramatic increase slowed significantly in 2016, when 5,915 cases were reported.

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65 Test Positive for TB at Texas Border Senior Center

An uncomfortably high number of positive tests results for tuberculosis came back to a west Texas border senior day care center, putting city health officials on alert as they monitor the cases to see if any show signs of active TB.

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Minnesota Health Officials Conceal Case of Active TB in High School for Six Weeks

A student or staff member at St. Louis Park High School in suburban Minneapolis, Minnesota, was diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB) in late November, but Hennepin County Department of Health officials and St. Louis Park Public Schools officials concealed that information from the public until the second week of January, six weeks later.

A laboratory technician tests sputum samples for tuberculosis strains. File.

County ‘Not Being Informed Which Refugees Completed Their Initial Domestic Screening’ at Nebraska School With Active TB Diagnosis

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has not responded to a Breitbart News request for the number of Benson Magnet High School students who arrived in the country as refugees and completed an initial domestic medical screening, tested positive for latent TB infection (LTBI), and successfully completed medical treatment for that condition.

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Six Refugees in Wisconsin Diagnosed with Multi-Drug Resistant TB Since 2014

As Breitbart News reported previously, twenty-one additional refugees in Wisconsin were diagnosed with active TB during the same time period, making the Badger State the refugee TB capital of the country, at least among the handful of states that have so far reported that data.

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Colorado Increases Number of Refugees Diagnosed With Active TB to Sixteen

The admission comes one month after Breitbart News reported ten recently arrived refugees in Colorado were diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB). Between 2011 and 2014, 16 out of 7,754 refugees were diagnosed with active TB at the time of their initial medical screening.

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Wisconsin the Refugee TB Capital of US: Twenty-Seven Cases in Two Years

Wisconsin may not be the actual TB leader, though. Only eight of the forty nine states that resettle refugees under the federal refugee resettlement program have responded to Breitbart News requests to provide this important public health data, which resettlement agencies are required by law to monitor and report in each state.

A laboratory technician tests sputum samples for tuberculosis strains. File.

Twenty-One Refugees with Active TB Sent to Louisiana Since 2011

Louisiana now has the dubious distinction as the state with the highest reported number of recently resettled refugees with active TB —at least among the five states that have confirmed to Breitbart that refugees resettled in their state have either arrived with active TB, or developed it within the first year of their arrival.