Africa's 'Porous Land Borders' Made Ebola Outbreak Worse

October 16, 2014 7:56 PM

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Africa's 'Porous Land Borders' Made Ebola Outbreak Worse

On Thursday, Dr. Thomas Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control, admitted that Africa's porous land borders made the Ebola crisis worse. 

In a statement to the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee, Frieden said the "current epidemic in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone" is the "biggest and most complex Ebola challenge the world has ever faced." He said he feared the disease could spread even more in Africa.

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