Reports from the southern border indicate that some of the newly-arrived illegal border crossers are carrying infectious diseases and a few border patrol agents have already contracted the diseases. Physician and Congressman Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) has sent a letter to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention asking for more details on the activation of their Emergency Operations Center in response to the border crisis and what steps are being taken to safeguard Americans.
"We cannot afford to wait for this to become a full-blown health crisis," said Rep. Gingrey in a press release. "As a physician for more than 30 years, I know that these diseases pose great danger to our citizens and can spread too rapidly to control. Our leaders must act swiftly to get ahead of this threat before it gets out of hand, and give the American people the information they deserve on the dangers it poses to their health."
Here's a copy of Rep. Gingrey's letter.
Updated: Tue, Jul 22nd 2014 @ 10:50am EDT