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36 New Flu Cases Among Immigrants Detained In San Diego

A bottle of influenza vaccine sits on a table at the South Region Live Well Center in Chula Vista, April 26, 2018.
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A bottle of influenza vaccine sits on a table at the South Region Live Well Center in Chula Vista, April 26, 2018.

Health officials announced Sunday there were 13 new flu-like cases among migrants who entered the U.S. illegally being sheltered in San Diego.

A total of 23 flu cases were also reported on Saturday, health officials said.

Fourteen families, totaling 34 people, remain quarantined at a number of hotels in San Diego, according to the county.

Federal officials shut down a holding facility in McAllen, Texas after a flu outbreak there and began moving detainees to San Diego. The first transfers began arriving on May 19.

Hundreds of people currently are being housed at a migrant shelter in Bankers Hill operated by Jewish Family Services of San Diego and those immigrants have begun receiving health screenings.

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