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Migrants need a better deal

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Public health concerns are one of the main reasons why it is important to put in place an effective system to regulate migrant workers. 

Due to poor public health services in their countries, many migrant workers arrive here carrying communicable diseases that have already been brought under control in this country, among them pulmonary tuberculosis, elephantiasis and malaria.

There is only one solution to prevent a local resurgence of these diseases _ include migrant workers in the public health system.

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