Threat: Ever heard of 'Mexican Ebola?'

Dave Gibson
Immigration Reform Examiner
September 23, 2014

U.S. health officials refuse to admit the link between the recent surge of illegal alien children over our Southern border, and the expanding epidemic of Enterovirus (DV-68, which is landing children in emergency rooms across the country. However, considering that between 2009-2013 there were only 79 reported cases of DV-68, compared to the hundreds of such cases reported in the last few is not difficult to draw a link between tens of thousands of recently-arrived children distributed around the country with no real health checks and this very frightening disease, apparently now making its way through our public schools.

But, there may be an even more chilling threat lurking out there...

One of the diseases common throughout Mexico and Central America is dengue fever, which is a virus spread victim-to-victim through the bites of female mosquitoes. Dengue fever causes flu-like symptoms in both children and adults, but does not ordinarily cause death.
However, the virus can develop into a much more severe illness known as dengue hemorrhagic fever, which like Ebola, causes massive internal bleeding and organ failure.

The illness initially causes small spots of blood (petechiae) to appear on the patient's skin, followed by larger patches of blood (ecchymoses) to appear under the skin. After those rather gory symptoms present themselves, the patient slips into a state of shock, which is followed by death in half of these patients.

The National Library of Medicine lists the following symptoms for dengue hemorrhagic fever:

Early symptoms include:
-Decreased appetite
-Joint or muscle aches
Acute phase symptoms include:
Restlessness followed by:
-Generalized rash
-Worsening of earlier symptoms
Shock-like state
-Cold, clammy extremities

Why should we be worried about this disease, which some in the American Southwest refer to as 'Mexican Ebola?'

-In 2013 alone, 2.35 million cases of dengue fever were reported across the Americas (with only a few cases seen as far North as Florida and Texas), of which 37, 687 cases developed into dengue hemorrhagic fever, according to the World Health Organization.

-Those younger than 12 years of age, females and Caucasians are more at risk for contracting dengue hemorrhagic fever.

-As stated earlier, unlike those who come to this country legally, the tens of thousands who came here illegally in the past few months, received little to no health checks before being sent to live with their relatives (already here illegally) across the U.S., and many could have easily been infected before leaving or while making the trip to this country atop freight trains.

-Because it is a virus, there is no treatment for dengue, other than providing relief for some of the symptoms.

It is important to remember, that flu-like symptoms were widely reported at Border Patrol stations and detention centers, and unlike the adults, as a matter of policy, the government is not allowed to detain children who come here illegally for more than three days, before placing them in a home (The incubation period for dengue is 410 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito.).
All it takes is the bite from one mosquito, after it has bitten an infected human.

Incidentally, on Sept. 20, it was reported that the Army Corps of Engineers would begin spraying for mosquitoes in Hampton Roads, Va...It should also be noted that this type of mosquito control usually takes place during the Spring and Summer in this region.

Do they know something?