Migrant who died after contracting diphtheria had been discharged from hospital, inquest hears
- Husean Hseb, 31, died on November 19, one week after reaching Britain
- He was first taken to hospital in Margate on November 14 but was discharged
- Mr Hseb suffered multiple organ failure after he returned to hospital
A Channel migrant who died of diphtheria had earlier been taken to hospital and discharged.
Husean Hseb, 31, died on November 19, one week after reaching Britain, an inquest heard.
He was first taken to hospital in Margate on November 14 but was discharged back to the Manston migrant centre. Mr Hseb, said to be a Kurd, suffered multiple organ failure after he was returned to hospital on November 19 with a fever.
Diphtheria is a highly contagious bacterial infection that can lead to difficulty breathing and heart problems. Children in Britain have been vaccinated against it since the 1940s. The inquest at Maidstone was adjourned.
Husean Hseb was first taken to hospital in Margate on November 14 but was discharged back to the Manston migrant centre (pictured)
The medical cause of death was described in court as unascertained.
Sources have previously said Mr Hseb was ill when he arrived at the Western Jet Foil in Dover – the disembarkation point for Channel migrants who are intercepted by British authorities.
He was initially thought to be suffering from tonsilitis, which can have similar symptoms to early cases of diphtheria, the sources said.
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