Arizona Measles Outbreak Caused by Immigration Detention Center

BREITBART — The nation’s largest measles outbreak may, at least in part, be caused by the refusal of federal immigration detention center workers to get vaccinations. Arizona health officials have pinpointed one detention center as the focal point of the spreading virus.

Health officials in Arizona have confirmed at least twenty-two cases of measles in the state in the past two months. All of the cases have reportedly come from the Eloy Detention Center that is controlled by the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, according to the Los Angeles Times’ Astrod Galvan.

Thomas Schryer, health director for Pinal County, believes the outbreak most likely began with an immigrant being detained. Since that time, the detainees have all been vaccinated. However, some of the employees of the facility appear to be unwilling to get vaccinations and are apparently spreading the virus.

“And so they’re actually the ones that are passing along the measles among each other and then going out into the community,” Schryer said.

The Arizona Department of Health Services lists the following “exposure areas”:

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