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1-The hard truth about human trafficking  LIBRARIES OF MDC Victims of human trafficking are exposed to numerous health issues. Most victims present with some kind of physical trauma usually resulting from forced manual labor or from direct physical violence by the trafficker or his or her clients in order to control the victim.9 Any form of bodily injury may be a result of extreme physical stress. Cigarette burns, fractures, bruises, contusions, and other burns are common injuries secondary to physical violence.1 Nonetheless, healthcare providers should pay close attention to any bodily injury that doesn't correlate with the history provided by the victim. Many victims have tattoos that clearly brand them to a particular trafficker.14 This might expose victims to infection with hepatitis and other bloodborne diseases 3-HUMAN TRAFFICKING : HOW A JOINT TASK FORCE BETWEEN HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT CAN ASSIST WITH IDENTIFYING VICTIMS AND PROSECUTING TRAFFICKERS.
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  • Fall '07
  • Lamazares
  • It, Physical trauma, human trafficking victims

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