(Breitbart) 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.
"The porous land borders among countries and remoteness of many villages have greatly complicated control efforts," Frieden conceded in his prepared statement, noting that there have been Ebola cases "imported into Nigeria and Senegal from the initially-affected" West African nations.
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Frieden only had five minutes to deliver his opening remarks and skipped over much of his prepared statement, including the remarks about Africa's porous borders. Later in the hearing, Frieden spoke about how Africa's "porous borders" made it difficult to contain Ebola.