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Marshallese Immigrants Force Authorities to Adapt

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Jacqueline Froelich of member station KUAR in Fayetteville, Ark., reports that an influx of immigrants from the Marshall Islands is presenting state and local public health officials with an unusual challenge. About 6,000 islanders have come to work in the area's poultry processing plants and they've brought a proliferation of diseases with them. But for cultural reasons they are reluctant to seek medical care, so state and local officials have initiated a major outreach.



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