RSOE EDIS Event Report
Biological Hazard in USA
Monday, 07 July, 2014 at 10:31 (10:31 AM) UTC.
Border guards in Texas are on high alert after two child immigrants were confirmed to have swine flu following their interception trying to cross the border from Mexico.
The minors were diagnosed with the highly-contagious H1N1 virus on Friday at two separate military detention facilities in Brownsville, Texas.
Both centres, at Brownsville and nearby Fort Brown, were today on lockdown as border officials scrambled to contain a potential outbreak, placing some 120 people who came in contact with the juveniles in isolation.
It comes days after Texas officials renewed demands that the federal government take further steps to secure the border as waves of illegal immigrants are turning military bases into makeshift settlements.
Medical teams are stationed inside the detention centers to screen for lice, scabies and chicken pox but not everyone gets medical clearance.
National Border Patrol Council Vice President Chris Cabrera said: 'If someone is released and they are symptomatic, it could spread rapidly.'
President Barack Obama is under mounting pressure to stem the rising tide of South and Central American migrants flocking across the border in search of better lives.
Last week, House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) claimed American military bases are turning into 'refugee camps', adding: 'I never thought I'd see this in the United States of America.'
Texas Governor Rick Perry, also a Republican, demanded 'Secure this border, Mr. President' in a separate speech.
McCaul also claimed the President's series of executive actions have made it easier for minors to stay in the country and put them at even greater risk for harm.
As of mid-March 2010, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that about 59 million Americans contracted the H1N1 virus, 265,000 were hospitalized as a result, and 12,000 died.
originally posted by: TDawgRex
I think that the MSM will keep a cover on this potentially dangerous outbreak until it's to late. Then, of course, some will raise holy hell (FoxNews), while all the others will find some reason to say that this is the conservative's fault.
Yea...let's all play nice and allow diseased people into our country willy-nilly without trying at a minimum to treating them before being released upon a unsuspecting populace.
"We have six minors in Nogales who have admitted to killing and doing grievous bodily injuries.
One admitted to killing as young as eight years old," an agent tells Townhall anonymously for fear of losing his job for speaking out.
"They are being held for placement in the U.S."
Obviously, some of these illnesses are worse for certain populations like the elderly or young children. I get the concern, I really do... but I also think that whatever happens is meant to happen!
originally posted by: theantediluvian
Not to be a buzzkill but every day there are airplane and cruise ship loads of people travelling to and from every single one of the countries that these children are coming from.
The biggest threat is to the other people detained who might be in close quarters with infected persons.