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Trouble on the border: international health problems merge at the Rio Grande.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2763214     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
"Mosquitoes don't have green cards", Laurance N. Nickey, MD, says. That is Dr Nickey's way of saying that disease and environmental pollutants do not recognize the political boundary that separates Texas from Mexico. Dr Nickey, director of the El Paso City-County Health District and chairman of Texas Medical Association's Council on Public Health, is a native and lifelong resident of the city. He is an expert on the public health problems that plague El Paso and the other cities along the international border, all of which are exacerbated by abject poverty and a burgeoning population. Dr Nickey works tirelessly to bring these problems to the attention of Texas physicians, legislators, and other opinion leaders because, as he says, "Out here, we feel like we're the forgotten Texans."
Authors:
D B Jones
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Texas medicine     Volume:  85     ISSN:  0040-4470     ISO Abbreviation:  Tex Med     Publication Date:  1989 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-09-21     Completed Date:  1989-09-21     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0051012     Medline TA:  Tex Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  28-33     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Communicable Disease Control*
Community Health Services*
Environmental Pollution
Humans
Mexico
Occupational Diseases / prevention & control*
United States
World Health*

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