It recently came to our attention that the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), in conjunction with its partner group Public Health Solutions, recently filled a temporary position for a "short-term project," set to end in May 2020, that involves keeping track of the Ebola virus as it continues to spread around the world.
According to the job description for this position, Public Health Solutions had been looking for someone to "[s]upport the Ebola and special pathogen preparedness programming for healthcare partners including designated treatment centers, network coalitions, and partner agencies (e.g. FDNY), and special projects through deliverable-based contracts (7 Network Coalitions, 2 Designated Treatment Centers, FDNY, others)."
This hired candidate, the job description goes on to explain, will need to "support document development for assessing and supporting the preparedness needs of hospital networks and treatment centers for Ebola and special pathogens" – the implication being that New York City is expecting an outbreak of Ebola in the very near future.
New York City apparently has in store some "new initiatives to support communicable disease preparedness" that involve making sure that "deliverables" make it to hospitals and other facilities within their networks in anticipation of having to deal with a potential Ebola crisis.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has repeatedly expressed concerns about the spike in Ebola cases, particularly in the Mabalako and Mandima areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A recent announcement from the global agency indicated that expected new Ebola cases would likely bring the running total to nearly 3,000.
But the United Nations, of which the WHO is a part, has yet to issue its own warning, or even admit that Ebola is now a global health emergency. In fact, the U.N. is actually happy about the so-called "replacement migration" that's now occurring in the United States, where refugees from the Congo who may be harboring Ebola are now being allowed entry into the country through San Antonio, Texas.
Meanwhile, at least three people are now being quarantined with a "mystery disease" at a private hospital in El Paso, Texas, that could turn out to be Ebola. And as for the rest of the Congolese migrants who've been let into the country in San Antonio, nobody really knows where they've ended up settling.
"There were some Congolese people caught crossing the border, it was suspected they had Ebola," a medical professional at the border told Big League Politics. "In one facility there are three patients being held because they don't know what they have."
While this same individual admitted that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been down to evaluate and assess the three quarantined patients, the agency has not been able to identify what they have.
"They are isolated, they only have certain specialists who can see them," the medical professional added. "What scares me is, what happens if someone comes over here with Ebola. We only need one person, and there's a pandemic."
According to officials, some of the foreign invaders have also been identified as having mumps, which reportedly triggered a mumps outbreak at the border. Other diseases like influenza liver cirrhosis are also common, adding to the public health threat.
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