It has been confirmed that the first Ebola patient in Texas, who was diagnosed with the deadly disease, had been in contact with school age children. It has been reported the unidentified man had some sort of contact with at least 12 to 18 people, including some members of his family, who are all being closely monitored as well. In a news conference today, Governor Rick Perry stated that “some school-age children have been identified as having some contact. These children have been identified and they are being monitored.”
The man left Liberia on September 19th and arrived the next day to visit relatives and has now been in isolation since Sunday. To make things worse, the Dallas County Health and Human Services also reported a second possible patient who may have Ebola. What makes this frustrating is Obama claiming a couple of weeks ago that the chances of an Ebola outbreak here were very low, but continuing to make these types of statements isn’t going to stop it. He’s only making things worse every time he opens his mouth.
Plus, why would Obama send 3,000 American troops to West Africa to attempt combating Ebola? He surely has to know he’s putting them at a very high risk. If he’s going to use 3,000 troops, I think they would be more useful to fight ISIS.
Not only are we now dealing with Ebola in our own country, but don’t forget about the numerous other diseases carried by illegal aliens from Central and South America that Obama is allowing in. He permits such a crisis, while not mentioning Sgt. Tahmooressi, our own marine, still imprisoned in Mexico.
I pray that the man’s family and school-age children do not get infected with Ebola, but only time will tell to see what happens. It is hard to take Obama seriously about wanting to prevent Ebola when he is already bringing infected individuals across our southern border. There also needs to be a serious discussion about flight risks for those who plan to travel to West Africa, so that we don’t have additional individuals bring Ebola back here. One case of Ebola here is one too many, and this needs to be solved immediately.