AlertsUSA is calling subscriber attention to an unfolding situation in Mexico.
As most are aware, the U.S. State Department has a sole source contract with Phoenix Air Group of Cartersville, GA to provide specialized air ambulance medical evacuation services for those infected with unique and highly contagious pathogens, including Ebola. At the present time, Phoenix Air Group is the singular organization worldwide operating aircraft with an Aeromedical Biological Containment Shelter (ABCS) which allows medical personnel to enter the containment vessel in-flight to attend to the patient. The latest reports indicate the company has only TWO such aircraft.
Over the last several months, Phoenix Air Group has evacuated a large number of individuals infected with Ebola from West Africa to the United States. These individuals include medical missionaries Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, the first reported cases treated in the U.S., as well as Dr. Martin Salia who arrived at the Nebraska Medical Center over the weekend from Sierra Leone and who died this morning.
EBOLA EVAC PLANE HEADED TO MEXICO
At the time of the preparation of this report, the same plane used to transport Dr. Salia (tail number N163PA) is currently en route from its home base in Cartersville, GA to Housten, TX, then to Guadalajara, Mexico, then back to Fulton County Airport near Atlanta, GA (home of Emory University).
The flight plan and current position of the aircraft can be viewed HERE. You can also jump to this page via http://www.EbolaReady.com .
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT TO YOU?
The implications of a possible Ebola outbreak in Mexico are extraordinary.
As reported within Threat Journal in October, 4-star Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly, commander of U.S. Southern Command, issued dire warnings about Ebola and the impact of an outbreak in the Caribbean or Central America:
“It will make the 68,000 unaccompanied minors look like a small problem."
“If Ebola breaks out in Haiti or in Central America, I think it is literally ‘Katie bar the door’ in terms of the mass migration ... into the United States."
'By the end of the year, there's supposed to be 1.4 million people infected with Ebola and 62 percent of them dying, according to the CDC. That's horrific. And there is no way we can keep Ebola [contained] in West Africa."
“The nightmare scenario, I think, is right around the corner.”
While unspoken, General Kelly's comments call to the forefront the dangerous trifecta combination of poor public health capabilities in Mexico, Central and S. America, the severely weakened U.S. border control situation and the growing number of individuals currently surging North in an attempt to take advantage of President Obama's promised amnesty actions.
Given the tense political environment surrounding amnesty, it is highly unlikely that mainstream news organizations will touch reporting on this developing situation.
AlertsUSA continues to closely monitor developments in Mexico as well as the ongoing spread of this virus elsewhere and will immediately notify service subscribers of major changes in the overall threat environment as events warrant.