Sunday, October 12, 2014
Head of the United States Southern Military Command, (SOUTHCOM), warned that an Ebola outbreak in Central America or the Caribbean could trigger a mass migration to the United States and implied that established Central American illegal trafficking networks could introduce the infected into the US.
It is said that if Ebola comes to the Western Hemisphere, the countries in question have almost no ability to deal with it ? particularly in Haiti and Central America.
The US has sent 4,000 troops to West Africa to assist countries in dealing with the Ebola outbreaks in the region, but a growing number of West Africans are using the illicit trafficking routes through Central America to enter the US illegally and could introduce the disease in the US.
It was said that the nightmare scenario is right around the corner and SOUTHCOM is in regular contact with US Africa Command (AFRICOM) in the event of the worst-case outcome the five services of the US military will get it done and be a large solution to this problem.