Rep. Phil Gingrey says migrants may be bringing ebola virus through the U.S.-Mexico border. And it’s worth noting that there’s currently a major Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Through July 12, there were 964 ebola virus cases in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, including 603 deaths, according to CNN.
Breitbart News is now reporting that 20 Congolese migrants are being monitored for Ebola in shelters as they wait to enter the United States. A public health official in Laredo, Texas, said 20 Congolese migrants were monitored for Ebola and other diseases in shelters in his city and across the Mexican border in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas.
On October 8, Duncan died of Ebola.The other three cases diagnosed in the United States as of October 2014 were: October 11, 2014, a nurse, Nina Pham, who had provided care to Duncan at the hospital. october 14, 2014, Amber Joy Vinson, another nurse who treated Duncan.
During the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, there were four reported cases of the ebola virus reaching the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. While three of those victims made full recoveries, one – Liberian national Thomas Duncan – died of the disease in Texas more than a week after arriving in the United States.
Oct. 24, 2014 – dallas nurse nina pham, 26, the first person to contract Ebola in the United States, is virus-free, the National Institutes of Health announces.
ATLANTA (Reuters) – Smiling and looking vibrant, the second of two nurses infected while treating the first Ebola patient in the United States was released from an Atlanta hospital and flew home to.
And if the recipient of that new infection has natural immunity against Ebola, they could be a symptomless carrier, meaning they would never show symptoms but might still infect others. The fact is: There is a greater-than-zero risk that migrants from the Republic of Congo may be carrying Ebola into the United States right now.
Americans need to be aware of the fact that the United States only has 19 Ebola-ready Level-4 Biocontainment beds in the entire country. The United States only has four, Level 4 biocontainment labs in the entire country. The United States is woefully under-prepared to handle even the smallest of Ebola outbreaks.