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Bolivia has activated its sanitary protocols after several people fell ill in that country due to a still unknown disease. At least five suspected cases of infection are reported for what is presumed to be a virus, which caused the death of a doctor a little less than a month ago.
According to reports, the situation originated in the town of Caranavi, about 230 kilometers from La Paz, where the internist Ximena Cuéllar treated a man with a fever before he died of unknown causes. That patient, who did not undergo laboratory tests, is considered the ‘zero case’.
Cuéllar then fell ill and moved to the capital, where he died on June 4 despite the efforts of doctors. Two of them, of last names Vidales and Ortiz, appear from Thursday between the presumed infected ones and they remain in intensive therapy with hemorrhagic fever.
Valerie and her son took a walk around this city’s downtown area on Monday after spending three months on a treacherous trek from Brazil, through Central America to Texas.
It's not just Congolese migrants arriving in alarming numbers. Border Patrol agents reported arresting more than 500 people from Africa since May 30. The group included nationals from Angola, Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
originally posted by: EnhancedInterrogator
a reply to: watchitburn
By the time anybody exposed to it in Bolivia would even get anywhere near the US/Mexico border, thousands of exposed individuals would have already come here by airplane.
So, closing the border would be pointless. By then, both coastline cities would be in freefall.