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Stomach Bug Hits 115 Detainees At Immigration Center

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MIAMI HERALD
A view of the Broward Transitional Center, a detention center owned by Boca Raton based Geo Group, in Pompano Beach on Monday, June 25, 2018.

About 115 detainees were treated for “gastrointestinal distress” at an immigration detention center in South Florida over the weekend, Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed Tuesday, about 16 percent of the facility’s detainee population.

Some unknown illness caused an outbreak at Broward Transitional Center, the immigration detention facility at 3900 N. Powerline Road in Pompano Beach, multiple visitors said.

“Over the course of 24 hours, from Nov. 1 to Nov. 2, approximately 115 detainees at the Broward Transitional Center presented symptoms of gastrointestinal distress,” Nestor Yglesias, a spokesman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said in an email Tuesday.

Read more at the Sun Sentinel.