The road from tropical Central America to jungle to the giant Mexican capital and then to the desert that leads to the United States. UU., it reduces the crowded population of Karavan, with the risk of respiratory infections such as tuberculosis and influenza.
On Sunday morning, nearly 5,000 Central Americans, mostly Hondurans, march to Tanja, where for which they want asylum for EE. UU., Even though President Donald Trump of that country signed a presidential election last week that limits the chances of asylum seekers Mexican border and prevent this protection from being granted to those who illegally get their country.
Push cars with children who are still sleeping and pull out the heavy blankets they encountered on a cold night at the corridors of the Corregidora stadium in the Querétaro center, and they reached the point where the road starts at the neighboring Guanajuato. There were the first signs of disappearance among migrants who suffered from extreme changes in climate, overload and physical exhaustion.
Teenage girl disappeared at the edge of the road. "It takes days with fever," said one of the youngsters who followed it before it was loaded. A few yards ahead, a 4-year-old Honduran girl collapsed on the floor cramping while an eternal line climbed into a cruise plane with her mother Mirna Carolina Ayala.
"I do not know what he has, he did not want to eat in the days … if something happens, I'm dying," the woman said in tears when the first aiders gave oxygen to the girl. Small Madaleli "brings high fever and glucose, pediatrician estimates possible prevention, has been dried, has not eaten well," says Luis Manuel Martinez, coordinator of the local health secretary's emergency system. When he returned to consciousness, he was taken to an ambulance hospital. The pain of his pain shocked a good part of the caravan.
Winter is coming
Usually, the wagon becomes a "weakened space". "They come from the hot climate and here the temperature has fallen, the more consumption, people are not used to walking these days, they have eaten and slept poorly."says Martínez.
The most important risks for the physician are inflammation of the respiratory tract and digestive tract. "We have discovered infections of influenza and tuberculosis," said the Red Cross doctor, who asked for anonymity and spent the night under shelter.
At dawn, the sneezes symphony, moaning sighs and coughs aroused a disastrous stadium camp with strong ice currents. "Most of us are suffering from cough, flu, because of the exaggerated climate, very cold, I can not stand it," said 20-year-old José Castellano, Honduras, who left the camp in a medical hand full of medicines.
The spread of viruses and bacteria is common. "If you do not take your boat with water, you must take it from your partner," explains the young man with cold cold under the two pants and the twin jeans you saw. Castellano understands that every passing day is closer to the winter, rising below zero below the northern boundary. "You have to be ready to stop us in hypothermia," he said.
Most of us suffer from cough, flu. Because of the exaggerated climate, very cold
Waste and new toilets
Tuberculosis affects the lungs, causing cough, fever, night sweating and weight loss according to the World Health Organization. Although it is curable, if it is to be treated without delay, it will be spread by coughing, sneezing or spitting, such as influenza. These diseases can degenerate into epidemics, cause pneumonia or death.
Immigrants sleep to sleep, forming a giant carpet or multicolored mosaic. Along with them there are always moving vesss that sometimes overflow the dirt and debris that they give birth.
The stadium borrowed only 10 toilets for "five men and five women (…) and we are crowds", complained Julio Díaz, an electrician in Honduras who needs to improve the infant's eye inflammation.
"The problem is that some of us who go here are neat, but others are very dirty, they have no training," he said, clamping in a plastic bag.
Through the labyrinthine corridors of the camp, the screams of headaches, bones, feet, shoulders, molars, stomach, chest marks. There is also the pain of the soul. "What hurts me is a heart, I miss everything I love in my country," says Araceli López, the single mother who hugs her daughter with a specialty jacket.
"Kids always hug and play, so they were all full of lice," he explains when he crushes one parasite between his nails.