Monday, 28 March 2016

Labelling migrants as a health threat

Labelling migrants as a health threat in Thailand:
Health officials warn that foreign maids and workers could bring leprosy, elephantiasis, etc. The soaring labour migration in the region following the implementation of the Asean Economic Community may increase the risks of people contracting many diseases in Thailand including leprosy, the Disease Control Department has warned... She said illegal migrant workers usually did not undergo blood tests and might sneak into the country with elephantiasis. 
 "Asean worker influx stirs fear of ‘diseases returning’," The Nation, 26 March, 2016.

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