(FeaturedNews.com) – The increase in unvaccinated migrants in Chicago has led to local health officials reporting that there is an increased number of chickenpox cases. This year far there have been a total number of 400 cases of chickenpox identified.
In the past four weeks, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH)has been specifically called to note the increase in the number of cases. It was then noted in their report that from 2005 to 2022 there had been an average of 53 cases in the city. However, there has been an increase in the cases of the city which has coincided with the city’s officials trying to handle the increase in migrations as migrants have been bussed from several cities across the United States. The number of migrants crossing into the United States through the U.S.-Mexico border continues to be high, however, cities do not currently have the necessary resources to handle the large increase.
Since August 31, 2022, the data has shown that over 25,000 migrants have arrived in Chicago.
Chickenpox in particular comes from the varicella-zoster virus which results in a red rash that is usually non-life threatening. Still, there are some cases where the disease could end up more serious and could result in certain health issues including brain swelling, dehydration, pneumonia, and skin infections. There are some rare cases where the virus could also lead to death.
The illness can easily spread through those who have had no prior infection or who have not yet been vaccinated.
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