Border Patrol agents of Del Rio, Texas, have captured more than 1,100 migrants from multiple African countries since May 30. This influx of Africans, raises the chances of an Ebola outbreak tremendously.
The surge of African migrants crossing the border first began in late May after hundreds of Congolese migrants were dropped-off in San Antonio, Texas, with no warning.
“The apprehension of people from African countries illegally crossing our borders continues to increase,” Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz said in a statement on Friday.
“Our agents this year have encountered people from 51 countries other than Mexico including 19 countries from the continent of Africa.”
The numbers come just days after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the African-borne Ebola virus a global health emergency after an outbreak was reported in a Congo town bordering Rwanda.
Absolutely no screening protocols were in place when the Congolese migrants were dumped off in San Antonio when they entered the USA illegally across the Rio Grande.
The WHO found last month that 1 in 4 Ebola cases in the Congo are not detected, as the country experiences the second worst epidemic, with well over 1,600 dead.