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The Unsolved Mystery of Deaths in Healthy Migrant Children

The Children’s Health Defense team is concerned with all unexplained deaths of children. Lately, some media and government officials are calling attention to the sudden deaths of over half a dozen mostly Guatemalan children taken into U.S. custody at the border over the past year.  Despite media reports about the deaths, however, little critical analysis is taking place. In about half of the cases, news accounts indicate that the children (ranging from infants to 16-year-olds) were in good health upon arrival in the U.S. For other fatalities, information about the children’s baseline health status has gone unreported. In either scenario, no reporter has ventured to guess what might cause a healthy young person in custody to develop fatal symptoms literally from one day to the next.  Read more....



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