Health Department Receives More Money to Screen Refugees

By Sammira Little

June 18, 2010 Updated Nov 13, 2007 at 5:51 PM EDT

Allen County Council voted to allow the Allen County Board of Health to juggle its budget, to help pay for vaccinating the city's growing refugee population.
The health department will reallocate its 2007 budget, allowing for two new people to be hired to screen each Burmese refugee for communicable diseases.
The county has screened 478 refugees this year, but that number is expected to jump as high as 800 for 2008.
County council did not address the health department's financial needs for next year.

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