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    Ebola outbreak fuels concerns over health risks along US-Mexico border

    Ebola outbreak fuels concerns over health risks along US-Mexico border

    Published August 05, 2014 FoxNews.com

    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is fueling concerns that the porous U.S.-Mexico border poses a growing health risk, with statistics showing dozens of people from the epicenter of the Ebola scare illegally entered the U.S. -- or tried to -- this year alone.

    Breitbart.com on Monday published
    a Customs and Border Protection document breaking down where illegal immigrants who turn themselves in or are caught by immigration authorities are coming from. The statistics reportedly showed they are traveling from more than 75 different countries.


    Among them, between January and July of this year, at least 71 reportedly arrived from the three West African nations hit with the current Ebola outbreak.


    The numbers come after Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Ga., wrote to the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last month raising concerns about illegal immigrants carrying "swine flu, dengue fever, Ebola virus and tuberculosis."


    "As the unaccompanied children continue to be transported to shelters around the country on commercial airlines and other forms of transportation, I have serious concerns that the diseases carried by these children may begin to spread too rapidly to control," he wrote.


    Gingrey was ridiculed in the media for his letter and accused of unnecessarily spreading fears about the disease and about the children crossing the border.

    The nonpartisan PolitiFact.com panned his Ebola warning, noting that the CDC at the time had no reports of Ebola infection "anywhere in the Western Hemisphere, much less the U.S.-Mexico border," and that anyone with Ebola and traveling by foot would likely die before reaching the U.S. border. (Since that report, two Americans with Ebola have been brought to the U.S. for treatment, though extreme medical precautions are being taken.)

    But Indiana Republican Rep. Todd Rokita once again raised the Ebola issue while discussing the border crisis Monday on WIBC's The Garrison Show.


    Noting that he, Rep. Larry Bucshon, R-Ind., and other members of the Indiana delegation sent a letter to President Obama inquiring about the hundreds of illegal immigrant minors released to sponsors in their state, he said: "We sent a letter to the president saying look, first of all, we have got to know. ... [Bucshon] said, look, we need to know just from a public health standpoint, with Ebola circulating and everything else -- no, that's my addition to it, not necessarily his -- but he said we need to know the condition of these kids as well."


    CDC Director Thomas Frieden tried to assuage concerns about the spread of the disease during an interview earlier with "Fox News Sunday."


    "There are 50 million travelers from around the world that come to the U.S. each year that are essential to our economy, to our families, to our communities. We're not going to hermetically seal this country," Frieden said.

    "What we can do is put in place sensible screening procedures."


    Frieden was speaking in reference to a major U.S.-Africa summit being held in Washington, D.C., this week. In response to the Ebola scare, delegations from certain countries are being screened at their point of departure, and upon arrival in the U.S.


    On Ebola, Frieden said that with the proper steps, "we can turn it around."

    No case of an illegal immigrant carrying Ebola has been reported.

    But several reports have surfaced, including in a recent inspector general review, of other health issues connected to the surge along the U.S.-Mexico border.


    The Department of Homeland Security IG report last week said that in two cases, the children of a border agent got chicken pox after their exposure to a child who had the illness.


    Other Border Patrol personnel reported they were "potentially exposed to tuberculosis."


    There also were reports of U.S. personnel contracting scabies and lice, according to the IG findings.


    Despite these concerns, according to the Department of Health and Human Services, any unaccompanied minor caught crossing the border is given what's called a "well-child" exam as well as any needed childhood vaccinations. They are also screened for tuberculosis and get a mental health exam.


    According to the department, if they have or have been exposed to a communicable disease, they are put in a facility "that has the capacity to quarantine."

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014...mexico-border/

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    Do you realize how much just 1 ebola case costs to treat????? Probably close to $500,000 MINIMUM!!!!! Have you seen the cost of healthcare at these hospitals lately? I have in a few cases and it will blow you away. I assume what these hospital do is transfer the cost of cases where they don't get paid into the cases where they do get paid and that's why the cost of healthcare continues to spiral out of control. STAY HEALTHY, EXERCISE and DRIVE CAREFULLY if you're not insured and have assets to be sued against if you run up a bill at a hospital.
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    One case of TB costs U.S. taxpayers $50,000 - $150,000 per person.

    Obama dumped hundred of them with TB all over the U.S.!

    This is outrages.

    That does not include 50 GRAND per year for kidney dialysis. Then the treatment for tumors, cancer, broken bones, diabetes, STD's, and the multitude of diseases they carry!

    Pregnancy is 30 GRAND out of our pockets per anchor rat.

    GET THEM OUT OF OUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM AND OFF OUR SOIL.
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    STAY HOME AND BUILD AMERICA ON YOUR SOIL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beezer View Post
    One case of TB costs U.S. taxpayers $50,000 - $150,000 per person.

    Obama dumped hundred of them with TB all over the U.S.!

    This is outrages.

    That does not include 50 GRAND per year for kidney dialysis. Then the treatment for tumors, cancer, broken bones, diabetes, STD's, and the multitude of diseases they carry!

    Pregnancy is 30 GRAND out of our pockets per anchor rat.

    GET THEM OUT OF OUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM AND OFF OUR SOIL.
    On 2nd thought, I bet 1 case of ebola runs closer to 1 MILLION $$$$ in bills. Remember those couple of cases a few years back in TX., I do. Thing is, there's very few hospitals that can even handle a case because of the extra equipment they need to treat it. It's like a 3 week minimum hospital stay under quarantee. HOW ARE ANYBODY down in San Antonio even getting close to these people? How did the CBP get close to these people? They could have already spread it in Mexico? IT'S CRIMINAL TO FLY THESE PEOPLE OVER HEAR FROM NATIONS WHERE EBOLA IS A PROBLEM!!!!!
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