Border Agent says, ‘We Are Not Ready for Ebola’

Steve Monroe, deputy director of the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, looks over a map showing global health issues under the agency's surveillance from their Emergency Operations Center, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in Atlanta. An American aid worker infected with Ebola arrived Tuesday from Liberia to Emory University Hospital, just downhill from the CDC, joining a second patient being given an experimental treatment that has never before been tested on humans. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Steve Monroe, deputy director of the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, looks over a map showing global health issues under the agency’s surveillance from their Emergency Operations Center, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

A U.S. Border Agent is saying that his department has no policy in place to watch the borders for illegals entering who might be infected with Ebola.

Fox 5 San Diego reports that the federal government has confirmed that six percent of people from Africa who enter the U.S. do so illegally through the southern border.

But apparently the U.S. government has no plan to monitor such people from Ebola countries who enter illegally and might be brining in the Ebola virus with them.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection claims that agents have received training for Ebola. But Fox 5 found one local official who disputes that claim.

National Border Patrol Council spokesman Gabe Pacheco told the station that agents are not up to the task of identifying symptoms of Ebola in immigrants.

“We have not been trained,” Pacheco said. “There are no protocols in place and we haven’t seen any protective equipment. We haven’t had anyone tell us these are the protocols you’re going to be using.”

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