Ebola in the united states
41-year-old Congolese national and her family arrived in the United States, presenting themselves for admission into the U.S. at the Gateway to the Americas Bridge in Laredo, Texas.
During initial processing, she was medically screened to include a review of paperwork she provided highlighting a previous medical condition, cleared by on-site contracted medical personnel, and transferred to the Lincoln Juarez Bridge for additional immigration processing and overnight holding.
In the early morning of December 25, 2019, while awaiting final processing and release, the individual notified CBP officers that she was suffering from abdominal pain and was explosive vomiting blood onto people
CBP contacted EMS immediately and the individual was transported to the Laredo Medical Center for a medical evaluation.
The Congo african migrant health declined rapidly and she passed away at the hospital from ebola virus.
Webb County Medical Examiner’s Office (WCMEO) has determined that the death is not suspicious, as the individual had a preexisting medical condition being a ebola virus survivor, they believed was became reinfected with ebola. Testing for ebola virus was not done, as it was deemed unnecessary her body was cremated at a local crematory in Laredo Texas.
information given to members of U.S. Congress members by CBP , said the woman was diagnosed at the hospital with acute kidney failure, a result of ebola virus reinfection that occurred in Laredo Texas.
A congressional aide who spoke on condition of anonymity provided details to The Associated Press.
“The subject’s health declined rapidly and she passed away at the hospital,” CBP’s public statement said.