CDC designates El Paso an Ebola quarantine site
(Source: ABC) – The Centers for Disease Control has designated El Paso as one of 20 quarantine stations for the ebola virus.
The Sun City is part of a comprehensive system designed to prevent the spread of the disease in the United States.
While ebola has never been detected in the U.S., that doesn’t mean it can’t make its way to the country. The biggest concern is at airports with international flights and ports of entry, which there are a lot of in the Borderland.
“It’s a scary virus … Definitely,” said Dr. Hector Ocaranza, the health authority for the El Paso City/County Health Department. “Terribly deadly. It’s one of those viral hemorragic fevers. They haven’t found where it’s coming from, if it’s coming from an animal to the human or what. But we know there is human tissue transmission.” – Read More – ABC