Young immigrant diagnosed with H1N1 at Lackland Air Force Base
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:06:04 GMT —
A young immigrant in custody in custody at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio has been diagnosed with swine flu.
The San Antonio Metro Health District confirmed the H1N1 virus case with WOAI-TV.
Online media outlet The Blaze first reported the case of H1N1 at the base, quoting Rep. Louie Gohmert as saying the child was "feverish for several days."
The Blaze reported that 2,000 swine flu vaccines are being sent to Lackland to treat anyone who may have been exposed to the child.
A spokeswoman for San Antonio Metro Health told WOAI-TV that the military reported the case to the health agency.
But WOAI-TV reported that Metro Health is not involved with any treatment or vaccination efforts.
A spokesperson for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) told WOAI-TV that the agency is in discussions with the State of Texas and the U.S. Department of Defense about whether to vaccinate other children who may have been exposed.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services runs facilities to care for unaccompanied immigrant children currently at Lackland.