African Migrants Flee Ebola Epidemic

Paul Joseph Watson published an article yesterday at the InfoWars website entitled “U.S. Cities Overwhelmed with Numbers of Illegal Migrants Arriving from Ebola-Stricken Countries.” We’ve reported recently about the increase in illegal African migrants to the U.S. as well as the danger of importation of infectious diseases. Watson has put the two together, along with some ominous words of warning from the World Health Organization (WHO), to suggest a frightening scenario that could already be unfolding here in the U.S.

Red Cross Disinfecting Body Bag of Congolese Ebola Victim (Courtesy of CDC Public Health Image Library)

One of the countries most represented among the hundreds of recent African illegals apprehended on our southern border is the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  Coincidentally or not, that country is experiencing “one of the biggest Ebola outbreaks in history, with 2,000 recorded cases in the last 10 months.” Of the 2,025 cases thus far reported, the BBC reports, 1,357 have already resulted in death, a scale reminiscent of the three-year outbreak in West Africa in 2014-2016, which killed 11,310.

These figures indicate a marked change in the virulence of the disease. Each of the dozen previous outbreaks between 2000 and 2010 averaged less than 100 cases per outbreak.

Dr. Michael Ryan, a WHO official, told the BBC that  the world is “seeing a very worrying convergence of risks” that is increasing the dangers of various diseases including not just Ebola but other diseases such as cholera and yellow fever. One of these risks he notes is “large and highly mobile populations” in the affected regions: the kind of mobility that enables refugees to make their way to the Americas and eventually to the United States. Dr. Ryan calls the increase in the frequency and scale of the epidemics “the new normal,” and sees no relief from it in the foreseeable future.

For more, see InfoWars and the BBC.

 

 

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