Fox News correspondent Griff Jenkins fearmongers about debunked "rumors of ebola" in migrant caravan

Fox News correspondent Griff Jenkins fearmongers about debunked "rumors of ebola" in migrant caravan

Jenkins: "Mexican officials knocking that down saying there are no cases of ebola, but confirming some cases of measles, syphilis and other things amongst these caravan migrants" 

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From the May 2 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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GRIFF JENKINS (FOX NEWS CORRESPONDENT): It has been a very busy morning. Let me just show you a little bit of what's happening here, because we have some live -- these are many of the families coming because it is visitation day. They want to get in to find out what is going on inside there. There have been at least two escape attempts in there because they say it is overcrowded and conditions are bad. We had some ambulance activity inside this gate though. Three different ambulances coming in and going out. Officials won't confirm exactly what the cause was. Was it a fight that broke out or was it sickness? Because there is a concern in the Mexican press about sickness. Rumors of ebola. Mexican officials knocking that down saying there are no cases of ebola, but confirming some cases of measles, syphilis and other things amongst these caravan migrants. Overall it has absolutely driven the Mexican people, residents of these towns where caravans go through to their wits end. They're frustrated. 

Previously:

Tucker Carlson and guest warn that migrant caravans full of diseases like scabies are headed to the border

Fox's Brian Kilmeade fearmongers that refugees at the southern border are bringing disease into America

How Fox has been using racist, nativist, and anti-immigrant rhetoric to talk about border issues

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