Reports are now surfacing that claim border agents in the state of Texas are apprehending illegal immigrants from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Congo is currently experiencing one of the worst Ebola outbreaks in history. The CDC is now concerned that Ebola may enter the state of Texas.
Travelers to this area could be infected with Ebola if they come into contact with an infected person’s blood or other body fluids.
Travelers should seek medical care immediately if they develop fever, headache, body aches, sore throat, diarrhea, weakness, vomiting, stomach pain, rash, or red eyes during or after travel.
a DHS insider exposed to us Congo migrants have made it to the USA with confirmed cases of #ebola. 3 are in custody in Laredo Tx and 6 in Laredo Mexico, and in Juarez next to our wall@WeBuildtheWall is securing our nation! @RyanAFournier @gehrig38 @cnnbrk @CBSNews @NBCNews
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The UN is furiously urging health workers to find a resolution to the growing Ebola outbreak in the Congo. But emergency response teams are working behind the proverbial 8-ball. The situation is worsened by attacks on emergency response workers which seem to be aimed at helping the deadly illness thrive.
Customs and Border Protection said in a statement that they’ve observed “the first large group of people from Africa” have been arrested at the Del Rio sector of Texas. The confirmation is troubling as it’s almost impossible to predict if Ebola is a part of the caravan. What we do know is that the regions they’ve originated from are experiencing deadly Ebola outbreaks. Additionally, Texas is taking thoughtful and advanced precautions to fight the potential.
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has built one of the most sophisticated Ebola care centers in the country. It’s Biocontainment Care Unit is prepared to treat mass Ebola victims.
“We’re part of a network of care providers who know how to do this and are willing to do this,” said Susan McLellan, M.D., Ph.D., the unit’s acting medical director. “The fact that we’re here—the fact that we think about it—means that we won’t have someone accidentally coming through the ER, being sent up to the general ward with something that could kill people. … This makes this kind of hospital the safest place to be in when there’s a risk of a highly infectious pathogen.”
Catch and release strategy means that Ebola cases would be difficult to catch. Persons with Ebola don’t typically show any signs, or the symptoms they do show initially reflect a common cold or flu.
Ebola can be spread through insect bites and stings or unhygienic needles or even by kissing. With places such as Seattle, Los Angeles, and San Fransisco experiencing historical homeless issues, Ebola could spread through IV drug users unabated for months.
Global migration continues to prompt concerns over an all-out pandemic. The U.S. is currently preoccupied with measles, however, Ebola is one of the most deadly illnesses on earth. Even a country as sophisticated as the United States would struggle to battle a deeply rooted Ebola outbreak. Since last August, the Congo has lost at least 1,300 persons to Ebola. And the prognosis for the future isn’t getting any better as attacks on health workers continue to harm containment efforts.
In Los Angeles, several LAPD officers are being treated for Typhoid Fever as homeless encampments continue to rise. Dr. Drew Pinksy stirred controversy last week when he suggested that the Bubonic Plague was already in Los Angeles.
Author: Jim Satney
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