More than 1,000 people have died from Ebola in eastern Congo since August. Ebola is back, it’s deadly and it’s on the march. Its time to put an emergency halt on all immigration- especially the Congo- until we can be sure that Australia is safe from this disease.
The Congo’s health minister said on Friday that more than 1,000 people have died from Ebola in eastern Congo since August. The outbreak declared almost nine months ago already had caused the most deaths behind the 2014-2016 outbreak in West Africa’s Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia that killed more than 11,000 people.
The AP reports that there is continued “hostility toward health workers continues to hamper efforts to contain the second-deadliest outbreak of the virus”.
In this report from the World Health Organization (WHO), they warned earlier on Friday that health officials were “anticipating a scenario of continued intense transmission” after 126 confirmed cases were reported over a seven-day stretch ending on Sunday, a record for the current outbreak.
Its time for Australia to demand an immediate stop to any and all immigration from the impacted areas. The Australian government’s first job is to protect its people from all threats, including viruses and deadly disease outbreaks.