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Monday, February 27, 2012

Australia : Two typhoid cases halts transfer of asylum seekers

Via ABC News :

" The Immigration Department has halted the transfer of a planeload of asylum seekers from Christmas Island to the mainland because two detainees have typhoid.

The department says two people who arrived on separate boats have been diagnosed with the disease.

A spokeswoman says they were immediately isolated and one of the men has since been transferred to a hospital on the mainland.

The department says it is working with local and state health authorities to ensure the disease does not spread to Christmas Island residents.

There are just under 1,500 asylum seekers on the island."

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