Ros-Lehtinen Wants Assurances That Miami Airport Will Be Ebola-Free

Oct 23, 2014

Ros-Lehtinen Wants Assurances That Miami Airport Will Be Ebola-Free

"Our community must be ready for any eventuality and that includes the possible spread of the Ebola virus from a Latin American country."

(WASHINGTON) – U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) sent a letter to Miami International Airport (MIA) Director Emilio Gonzalez asking about the preparations MIA is making for any possible spread of Ebola affecting the airport. Although travelers from West African countries do not enter the country through MIA, the possible spread of Ebola throughout Latin America by returning Cuban health professionals is a risk South Florida should be prepared to confront. Statement by Ros-Lehtinen:

“Our community must be ready for any eventuality and that includes the possible spread of the Ebola virus from a Latin American country. The Castro regime’s decision to send Cuban doctors in a thinly disguised propaganda attempt may put the region and South Florida at risk. MIA should have up to date equipment and plans to ensure that any Ebola outbreak is contained and managed in a professional manner to protect our community.”