Wednesday, July 2, 2014

AZMEX I3 2-7-14

AZMEX I3 2 JUL 2014

Woman says she was raped during illegal border-crossing
Posted: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 4:31 pm | Updated: 4:35 pm, Wed Jul 2, 2014.
Nogales International

A woman from Southern Mexico told authorities that she was raped by her guide during an illegal border-crossing in the local area.
The U.S. Border Patrol notified Santa Cruz County Sheriff's deputies of the alleged offense on Tuesday after agents detained the woman, a 24-year-old native of the state of Oaxaca.
After deputies responded to the Nogales Border Patrol Station, the woman told them that she had crossed into the United States with a group approximately one week earlier near the Mariposa Port of Entry. On Friday evening, her guide removed her from the rest of the group and raped her, she said.
According to Sheriff's Lt. Raoul Rodriguez, a helicopter apparently flew overhead during the assault and the suspected assailant and a secondary guide fled the scene, leaving the group behind.
The woman told deputies that the migrants continued walking for a few more days until they were apprehended by Border Patrol agents. While the woman was being booked by agents' she reported the alleged rape.
Rodriguez said the woman provided a description of her attacker and the Sheriff's Office is working with the Border Patrol in hopes of locating him.
Last December, a 14-year-old girl, also from Oaxaca, told sheriff's deputies that she had been raped by her group's guide during an illegal border-crossing. The guide, 23-year-old Jose Ramon Mancinas-Flores of Mexico had also been taken into custody and was subsequently charged in local court with two counts of sexual conduct with a minor. His case is still pending at Santa Cruz County Superior Court.


Note: related? SLRC on AZMEX AND CAMEX borders.

AZMEX I3 10 JUN 2014
Note: A story going around about numerous cases (50) of TB in San Luis Rio Colorado, just south of Yuma, AZ. (Spanish)


Tuberculosis outbreak at Sacramento high school
The Associated Press
Published: Wednesday, Jul. 2, 2014 - 6:27 am
Last Modified: Wednesday, Jul. 2, 2014 - 12:53 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A California high school is at the center of a tuberculosis outbreak linked to an infectious student who tested positive for active TB in February, county health officials said Wednesday.

Four more students at Grant Union High School in Sacramento have contracted active TB. Three related tuberculosis cases are considered an outbreak, Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services spokeswoman Laura McCasland said.

Four relatives and friends of the student who initially tested positive have also contracted active TB — bringing the total to nine known cases.

Symptoms of active TB can include a persistent cough and fever. Active TB is contagious if it's in the lungs and accompanied by a cough, said Olivia Kasirye, the county's public health officer.

The four additional students — two of whom have TB in their lymph nodes — are not infectious, she said.

Kasirye said such an outbreak was not uncommon. The county sees about 90 active TB cases a year, though most of those are adults. She noted that no additional people have been found to be contagious.

"In a way, they are wrapping this up," McCasland said.

The four additional students are receiving treatment.

In all, a little more than 450 students and staff have been tested. They were considered at high risk because they used the same classrooms or adjacent classrooms as the student who was infectious, health officials said.

Of those, 116 have tested positive for TB, though the vast majority have been confirmed to be latent TB, which is dormant and doesn't produce symptoms. An additional thirty of the students in that group still need further testing to determine whether they have active TB, McCasland said.

Information from: The Sacramento Bee,

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