Less than one month ago, we warned about Congolese immigrants illegally entering the United States who may be infected with or may have been exposed to the deadly Ebola virus.
Thousands of people waiting to cross the border from Mexico to the United States, but they’re not just coming from Mexico and Central America, they’re also coming from Africa, Haiti, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. The migrants from a number of foreign nations aren’t just bringing their suitcases, they’re also bringing potentially deadly diseases from their countries of origin. Many of them are being processed and checked for deadly diseases, but what about the thousands who are sneaking across our open borders?
We’ve previously reported on Africans entering the U.S. but it’s increasing because word is out that they will be released into the interior of the U.S. with a “promise” they’ll come back for their asylum hearing.
This list of cities where Congolese immigratns are being taken. The list was provided by the city of San Antonio to KENS5:
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Just days after hundreds of Congolese migrants left town, city officials are expecting more to come in. City leaders did not how many would make their way to SA but anticipate they would arrive in the coming days and weeks
Just days after hundreds of Congolese migrants left town, city officials are expecting more to come in. City leaders did not how many would make their way to SA but anticipate they would arrive in the coming days and weeks. @KENS5 #kens5eyewitness pic.twitter.com/12bzY5OoNR
— Jaleesa Irizarry (@JaleesaReports) June 12, 2019
OUR PREVIOUS REPORT ON THE CONGOLESE ILLEGALS:
A Texas city has confirmed that hundreds of migrants from the Congo and Angola have arrived in San Antonio. They claim that Border Patrol didn’t give them notice and dropped 400 illegals.
The city had more than 400 migrants at the Migrant Resource Center yesterday.
They housed roughly 300 of them at Travis Park Church overnight.
For those of you following along on the Congolese migrant influx in San Antonio, this is what made air on Thursday. A lengthier write-up including the struggles Catholic Charities is facing can be found here: https://t.co/MRIGBQuntl@KENS5 #kens5eyewitness pic.twitter.com/nJeC215LQv
— Jaleesa Irizarry (@JaleesaReports) June 6, 2019
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The World Health Organization is now calling the Ebola outbreak in the Congo a global health emergency after a case of Ebola was confirmed in Goma, a city of two million residents.
The AP reports – After feeling sick for several days the pastor boarded a bus to eastern Congo’s largest city. Only upon arrival at his destination did anyone suspect he had the highly deadly and infectious Ebola virus.
During his trip to Goma, the 46-year-old preacher managed to pass through three health checkpoints aimed at stopping those who are sick with Ebola and contagious.
Now health authorities along his route are trying to hunt down all those he may have been in contact with after the man became Goma’s first confirmed Ebola case on Sunday.
It’s a crucial task to contain the spread of Ebola in Goma, home to more than 2 million people and the largest city to confirm a case of the disease since the epidemic here began nearly a year ago.
“It’s the door of this region to the rest of the world,” said Dr. Harouna Djingarey, infectious disease program manager for the World Health Organization’s regional office in eastern Congo. “From here you can fly to everywhere in the world. If we don’t have the control over the contacts, some high-risk contacts may fly, take a plane and go somewhere.”
Health experts have long feared that the disease responsible for killing nearly 1,700 people since August would eventually make its way to Goma. The city is an important transit point for the region and beyond and a bustling trade hub drawing travelers from throughout Congo’s east.
From AP News – A WHO expert committee declined on three previous occasions to advise the United Nations health agency to make the declaration for this outbreak, even though other experts say it has long met the required conditions. More than 1,600 people have died since August in the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, which is unfolding in a region described as a war zone.
A declaration of a global health emergency often brings greater international attention and aid, along with concerns that nervous governments might overreact with border closures.
This is the fifth such declaration in history. Previous emergencies were declared for the devastating 2014-16 Ebola outbreak in West Africa that killed more than 11,000 people, the emergence of Zika in the Americas, the swine flu pandemic and polio.
WHO defines a global emergency as an “extraordinary event” that constitutes a risk to other countries and requires a coordinated international response. Last month, the outbreak spilled across the border for the first time when a family brought the virus into Uganda after attending the burial in Congo of an infected relative. Even then, the expert committee advised against a declaration.