April 15, 2019
Ebola Laredo Texas: Congo Migrants Monitored for Ebola
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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. Shortly after his announcement during a Laredo City Council meeting, the World Health Organization (WHO) considered declaring a “global emergency” in response to a massive outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
“We have 8 Congolese right now in one of our shelters and a dozen in Nuevo Laredo,” Laredo Health Director Dr. Hector Gonzalez told the Laredo City Councilman George Altget during a council meeting on April 4. “For them, my concern was Ebola.” He said that due to the time element, the Congolese migrants were not developing symptoms of Ebola. “But, we’re on alert to check that,” he said.
Ebola virus monitoring 21 days Ebola Virus monitoring is done to ensure migrants are not infected with Ebola Virus. CDC website says it takes 21 days for Ebola virus symptoms to show up.
Ebola Outbreak Map has reports of Congo migrants showing up in Kentucky as well. This news is not being aired on main stream news, just the local TV station in Kentucky. We even called the local AP office in Kentucky they had no idea ebola virus monitoring was occurring in Kentucky.
A report from the WHO states that, as of April 10, there have been more than 1,200 reported cases of Ebola in the Congo (1,140 confirmed, 66 probable). Those cases resulted in the deaths of 764 patients (698 confirmed, 66 probable). On Friday, The WHO decided the outbreak does not yet constitute a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).”
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