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Is H5N1 flu actually EBOLA?
Apparantly from replies so far, H5N1 flu is NOT ebola
A nurse told me ebola is not caught quickly because people think its flu.

REMEMBER, when I first went on this hunt I did not know what related to what, so this includes some things you should know about but unrelated to ebola.

Evil or Very Mad    THE PLAN
Depopulation bio weapon, how it appears

Pestilence Watch * Ebola, SARS

The RAPE of Africa

FLU * H1N1 * H5N1 * H7N9 * H10N8 * MERS, SARS

Calcivirus reported in 1998 in Northern California (can you say weaponized)
It is loosely associated with hemorrhagic fever (ebola), herpes (chickenpox), attacks the respiratory system, changes the RNA of cells so a person will not get over it.
The kicker is that it changes your immune system to deposit your immune fighters and debris into organs and veins causing organ failure.

A new rhabdovirus hemorrhagic fever
OCTOBER 2012  Hemorrhagic fevers are among the most graphic viral diseases. They are characterized by an abrupt onset involving bleeding from the nose and mouth, vomiting with blood, and bloody diarrhea. The most famous is the Ebola virus, but members of three other viral families – Arenaviridae, Bunyaviridae, and Flaviviridae – can also cause this syndrome. The isolation of rhabdovirus from an African with hemorrhagic fever suggests that members of a fifth viral family can also cause this disease.  (Some sources list hantavirus as hemorrhagic.)
Deep sequence analysis of RNA revealed a novel rhabdovirus, provisionally named Bas-Congo virus (BASV).

H5N1 Health Hazard January 20, 2012  Recombinomics
5 censored H5N1 changes are already circulating.

I was sent on this hunt because of the CONFIRMED ebola outbreak in WAfrica Guinea

West Africa news  
Algeria, Nigeria, Mali, Guinea, etc.
Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, and Nigeria reporting EBOLA

EBOLA patients flown into the USA
Some with EBOLA have flown on planes, spread in airports.  This could spread globally.  And thats the UN PLAN.
August 2014 they are flying sick ebola patients into the USA from Africa

UN Agenda 21  *  Depopulation
Ebola will do the job

How interesting the first Ebola patient is flown into - ATLANTA GEORIGA

Ebola and the RAPE of Africa
Africa is rich in gold, diamonds, chocolate, rubber trees, etc.
Has ebola been given by needle, not nature?

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Reply from Celeste March 23, 2014

H5N1 is not exactly flu or ebola

Remember I covered the Calcivirus, the Star of David shaped crystal virus
Costco Olive Oil article.

H1N1, 9 or whatever are not exactly flu or ebola.
Influenza, most often weaponized, is hemorrhagic which means that it causes you to hemorrhage out.  

The flu in 1918 was weaponized.  It happened when service men were given vaccinations during WWI.  
It was live virus and they came back home and spread it.  
There was a news black out on it with only one Army report surviving.

There are going to be lots of virus emerging in coming days.
Everything is attacking our DNA/RNA and changing it.  
3 or more new or novel bugs are emerging each year and
old bugs once extinct, are coming back thanks to researchers digging them up.
It is all part of Agenda 21 and One Health.

There is also the Coxsackie Virus that is extremely dangerous because
it can imitate any disease and hides in cells and fat.
It can mimic cancer, organ failure, or anything.  

U. N. Agenda 21  -  depopulation

One Health
Animals and plants valued above humans, Davos * 666 watch


Reply from Dr. John March 23, 2014

The bird flu and Ebola are different organisms. But they, like almost everything else, start out with what people call "flu symptoms." The truth is, doctors are just guessing when they diagnose someone with the flu. Some clinics do have rapid flu tests, which really aren't that trustworthy. They basically indicate a type A or type B type influenza.

The nurse is correct in that all of these may start out looking the same. It's really not until people start dying, or the person deteriorate significantly, that multiple tests are done and they just might come up with an accurate diagnosis before the first person dies. The more people that die or become deathly ill, the more time they have to pin down a diagnosis.


Ebola-like virus in Canadian hospital
Mar 25, 2014
A man is in hospital in Canada with symptoms of a haemorrhagic fever resembling the Ebola virus.
He recently returned from Liberia in west Africa.
Anyone he traveled with or sat by is at risk, and they will spread it.

West Africa news - Guinea, Liberia ebola

January 15, 2014  Canadian firm may have figured out how to beat Ebola, starts human trials this week
Tekmira, a British Columbia pharmaceutical company, may have figured out how to beat Ebola, a deadly virus that kills up to 90 per cent of the people it infects.
Tekmira had given a dose of the new cure to the first human trial participants, a significant milestone in bringing the drug, called TKM-Ebola, to market.

The drug is being developed in Canada with US$140 million contract from the U.S. Department of Defense.
“We are pleased to announce the first subject has been dosed in a Phase I clinical trial evaluating the safety of a new LNP formulation for our TKM-Ebola therapeutic,” Tekmira’s president and CEO, Mark Murray, said in a release.

In infected non-human primates, previous tests fully protected the animals from the effects of Ebola. The team are now hoping to get appropriate dosage and side-effect information for humans.
According to the World Health Organization, Ebola outbreaks happen primarily in African countries where death rates can be higher than 90%

FG issues red alert on Ebola outbreak :It is now confirmed that the outbreak has further spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone where suspected cases are being investigated.

A terrifying fight against the deadliest virus on Earth: Medic reveals true horror of Ebola outbreak as incurable disease liquifies victims from the inside

   Naoufel Dridi, 41, works with humanitarian charity Médecins Sans Frontières
   Medic describes suffering of patients and the difficulty facing aid workers
   Number of suspected cases in Guinea has now reached 122
   80 people are believed to have died from the tropical virus in the country
   Highly contagious virus has no cure, and there is no vaccine

A medic has spoken of the horrific scenes witnessed by emergency doctors and nurses in the fight against the deadly Ebola outbreak in Guinea.

Naoufel Dridi, who works with humanitarian charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), described the suffering by patients struck down by the tropical virus, and the difficulties facing aid workers as they attempt to treat those suffering.

French Mr Dridi, 41, has been helping coordinate the charity's relief work in the West African country and said that in his 13 years working with MSF he had never had to cope with the number of deaths in such a short space of time.

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Ebola spreads panic in West Africa
April 2014
 The rising death toll in West Africa’s Ebola outbreak has sparked fear across the region with at least 80 already having died from the nearly always fatal virus.

5 new cases in past 24 hours...

Guinea scrambles to contain deadly Ebola outbreak...;_ylt=AwrTWfyRVTBT5FgAIcrQtDMD

'High level of concern'...;_ylt=AwrTWVXpWDBTMh0AVNnQtDMD

Spreads to Liberia?

Possible Ebola case in Canada...

Man In Isolation; Critical Condition...

US Licensing LIVE Rabies Based EBOLA Vaccine, Preps Pandemic Quarantine Stations & Injury Fund

Just in time for the most recent outbreak of Ebola in Africa, which potentially has already spread into North America via Canada, the National Institute for Health is licensing a Rabies based Ebola vaccine produced by Exxell Bio.

   "trivalent filovirus vaccine based on killed rabies virus virions for use in humans to confer protection from all medically relevant filoviruses and RABV. Two additional vectors containing EBOV Sudan GP or MARV GP are planned to be constructed in addition to the previously developed EBOV Zaire GP containing vaccine. Live attenuated vaccines have been developed for use in at risk nonhuman primate populations in Africa and inactivated vaccines have been developed for use in humans."

Basically, what they have done here is taken the Rabies virus and altered its exterior coating to contain Ebola proteins. So if all works as planned, the person vaccinated is protected from Rabies and Ebola. Or course such things often have unintended consequences, we'll make a wager that giving live attenuated Ebola modified Rabies vaccines to wild non-human primates in Africa may result in some unusual and deadly selection pressures.

These efforts seem to tie in with recent government contracts to increase capacities at CDC Quarantine Stations located throughout the country. In similar regard, the government has also laid out its plans to reimburse people from injuries caused by governmental Pandemic actions. All these actions are tied in with a large Federal effort to mitigate the impact of a Zero Day Pandemic Exploit. (see sources below)

France alerts doctors for any signs of Ebola from West Africa
April 3, 2014
French health authorities on Thursday put doctors and hospitals on alert to report any signs that an Ebola virus outbreak affecting West Africa had infected patients in France, though no symptoms had yet been detected.
France maintains close relations with several former colonies in the region, with immigrants and the employees of French multinational firms travelling frequently back and forth.

An outbreak of the disease - which has a fatality rate of up to 90 percent - originated in Guinea two months ago and has spread to neighbouring Libera and Sierra Leone, while Gambia has placed two people in quarantine. [ID:nL5N0MU54S]

"We have put doctors in France on alert so that they will think of this disease if they come across certain symptoms," Health Minister Marisol Touraine told i>Tele television.

The move was preventative and not been prompted by the detection of any symptoms, she added.
France's DGS public health authority placed hospitals and emergency services on alert, a spokeswoman said.
Further instructions were sent to health authorities in the larger Paris region regarding passengers arriving at the Charles de Gaulle international airport, though no measures had yet been taken to restrict travel.

Liberia reports suspected Ebola outbreak unconnected to Guinea
Liberia said on Thursday it was dealing with the first case of suspected Ebola to have originated within its own borders, unconnected to the epidemic raging in neighbouring Guinea.
If confirmed, the case in the eastern town of Tapeta would mark a worrying development in the fight against Ebola, as cases so far have been attributed to people returning with the infection from Guinea, where 84 people have died.

"We have a case in Tapeta where a hunter who has not had any contact with anyone coming from Guinea got sick," chief medical officer Bernice Dahn told AFP.

"He was rushed to the hospital and died 30 minutes later. He never had any interaction with someone suspected to be a carrier of the virus and he has never gone to Guinea. This an a isolated case."
The fruit bat, thought to be the host of the highly contagious Ebola virus, is a delicacy in the region straddling Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, and experts suspect bushmeat caught by huntsmen may be the source of the outbreak.

Aid groups take emergency steps against Ebola onslaught
4/10/14  International aid organisations launched a series of emergency measures across west Africa on Thursday in a bid to contain one of the worst ever outbreaks of the deadly Ebola virus, which is threatening every country in the region.
The tropical bug is thought to have killed more than 110 people in Guinea and Liberia since January, with suspected cases reported in Mali and Sierra Leone and aid workers warning that vital hygiene products could run out.

The Geneva-based World Health Organization (WHO) announced emergency training for 70 people who would fan out across the Guinean capital Conakry to track people who have had close contact with Ebola patients.
The UN agency is also setting up a special alert and response operation centre within the Guinean health ministry and training staff at Guinea's main hospital and other health facilities.

The organisation has described west Africa's first Ebola outbreak as one of the most challenging since the virus emerged in 1976 in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo.
It is also one of the most deadly, with 157 people infected and 101 deaths in Guinea alone.
The outbreak began in the impoverished country's southern forests, but has spread to Conakry, a sprawling port city on the Atlantic coast and home to two million people.

Mali suspects first Ebola cases as regional death toll tops 90...;_ylt=AwrBJR471j5TohQAZpjQtDMD

Angry mob attacks treatment center...;_ylt=AwrBJSAwIT9TPDMAukHQtDMD

Plane from Guinea briefly quarantined in Paris;_ylt=AwrBJSBr2D5Tcz8AA7jQtDMD

Ebola spreads from jungle to urban centers...

Death toll tops 120...

World Health Organization: The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has claimed 137 lives - @AP

End Time Current Events: 4-6-14 — Part 4

Table of Contents:

   A terrifying fight against the deadliest virus on Earth: Medic reveals true horror of Ebola outbreak as incurable disease liquefies victims from the inside
   The Ebola Outbreak Is Spreading: Pray to God It Doesn’t Hitch A Ride To The West
   Angry mob attacks Ebola treatment center…
   Outbreak is a 1995 American medical disaster film about an Ebola like Pandemic
   US Licensing LIVE Rabies Based EBOLA Vaccine, Preps Pandemic Quarantine Stations & Injury Fund
   Prospective Grant of Exclusive License: Multivalent Vaccines for Rabies Virus and Ebola and Marburg (Filoviruses)
   “Zombie Virus” Possible via Rabies-Flu Hybrid?
   Vaccine warfare! Texas air-drops rabies vaccines for animals over a 7,000 sq. miles area
   The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has already conducted bizarre experiments on genetically engineered mosquitoes that carry vaccines to be silently injected into unsuspecting humans and have also invested heavily in a covert vaccination technology that could vaccinate you with a spray mist used at airport security checkpoints
   ‘I Am Legend’ and the Depopulation Agenda
   Vaccine For Rabies and their Diabolical Ingredients
   US Government Showing Major Concern For A Devastating ZERO DAY Pandemic Exploit
   Dr. Johnson’s Presentation: Avian Flu – Killer of Millions  
   Recommended Protocols for Ebola and Rabies

Click Here to Play the Part 4 Audio

PDF: End Time Current Events 4-6-14

CJ wrote:
The clock is ticking ..............

Some of it is justified. That's because this time, the outbreak is different. In the past, Ebola rarely made it out of the remote forested areas of Africa.

Key to that is a grim version of good news/bad news: because Ebola tends to incapacitate its victims and kill them quickly, they rarely have a chance to travel and spread the disease beyond their small villages. Now, however, Ebola is in Conakry, the capital city, with 2 million residents. Equally concerning: it's just a short distance from where we touched down, at an international airport.

It has gone "viral," and now the hope is that it doesn't go global.


With some infections, you can shed and spread the virus long before you get ill. That's not the case with Ebola. It's only after you are sick and feverish do you become contagious. However, it only takes a miniscule amount to infect and kill. A microscopic droplet of blood or saliva on your bare hand could enter through a break in your skin. And, whether you realize it or not, we all have breaks in our skin.


That is all that can really be offered. Again, there is no cure for Ebola.

For her neighbors, in Guinea and across its border, another critical number is 42 -- as in 42 days, or two incubation periods. If the health care teams here don't see any new cases during that time then they officially say the outbreak is over. We are not there yet, not even close.

The clock is ticking ..............

West Africa Ebola confirmed in outbreak is new strain
April 16, 2014  -  121 deaths - the worst is over

West Africa news
Algeria, Nigeria, Mali, Guinea, etc. ebola

Ebola virus circulating in Guinea is new strain

The virus that has caused a deadly Ebola epidemic in Guinea is a new strain that emerged locally, possibly transmitted by fruit bats, virologists have said.

The outbreak is the first to be recorded in west Africa, but researchers said the virus causing it did not come from other countries where Ebola already circulates.

An international team of scientists unravelled the genome of the virus and found it to be distinct from strains in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Gabon, though they share an ancestor.

The virus is of the EBOV type -- one of three species that have caused outbreaks in sub-Saharan Africa, said the study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday.


42 new Ebola cases reported in West Africa: WHO   2014-04-18 19:12:22    

NAIROBI, April 18 (Xinhua) -- A total of 42 new cases of the Ebola virus disease (EVD), including suspected and confirmed cases, were reported in West Africa in the past three days, according to a latest update from the World Health Organization (WHO).

In an EVD status update published Thursday on its website, the WHO says that death toll from the Ebola virus increased from 121 to 137 in the past three days, with most of the new deaths, or 87 percent, reported in Guinea.

The total number of suspected and confirmed EVD cases in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone has jumped from 194 to 236 in the past three days. Most of the new cases came from Guinea and Sierra Leone.

There is still no cure for the deadly Ebola virus disease which has an incubation period between two and 21 days and carries a fatality rate of up to 90 percent.

Ebola virus was first discovered in 1976 in two simultaneous outbreaks in Sudan and in the Democratic Republic of Congo, taking its name from the Ebola River where the DR Congo outbreak was found in a nearby village.

The WHO defines the Ebola virus disease, formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, as "a severe, often fatal illness" and "one of the world's most virulent diseases."

Guinea Ebola death toll at 155

The Ministry of Health (MOH) of Guinea has reported a cumulative total of 231 clinical cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD), including 155 deaths, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) update today.

There have been 5 new probable cases and 5 new deaths among the probable cases of EVD since the last report (currently 49 cases, including 39 deaths). In addition, 55 cases (34 deaths) are classified as suspected cases.

The geographical distribution of clinical cases of EVD since the beginning of the outbreak is: Conakry (53 cases, including 24 deaths), Guekedou (145/105), Macenta (22/16), Kissidougou (6/5), Dabola (4/4) and Djingaraye(1/1). There have been no new cases of EVD in Kissidougou since 1 April and in Macenta since 9 April. In Djingaraye and Dabola, no new cases have been reported since the end of March 2014.

The cumulative total of laboratory confirmed cases and deaths since the beginning of the outbreak is: Conakry (40 cases, including 20 deaths); Guekedou (72/50); Macenta (13/10); Kissidougou (1/1); and Dabola (1/1). The analysis of the epidemiological data during the last 3 weeks shows that the number of new cases is decreasing in Guekedou.

The numbers of cases and contacts remain subject to change due to consolidation of case, contact and laboratory data, enhanced surveillance activities and contact tracing activities. The recent introduction of ebolavirus serology to test PCR negative clinical cases is also likely to change the final number of laboratory confirmed cases.

As the incubation period for EVD can be up to 3 weeks, it is likely that the Guinean health authorities will report new cases in the coming weeks and additional suspected cases may also be identified in neighbouring countries.

EBOLA  out of control
June 20, 2014
Senegal  - The Ebola outbreak ravaging West Africa is totally out of control, according to Doctors Without Borders.
Ebola linked to 330 deaths in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
The epidemic is now in a second wave and totally out of control.
The outbreak which began in Guinea had appeared to slow before picking up pace again and spread to the Liberian capital.
The outbreak shows no sign of abating, and it will continue to spread to more countries.

The only way to stop the spread is to persuade people to come forward when symptoms occur and to avoid touching the sick and dead.
There is still not a real change of behavior of the people, so a lot of sick people still remain in hiding or continue to travel. And there is still news that burial practices are remaining dangerous.

British firm leaves Sierra Leone over Ebola
June 3, 2014
Several London Mining staff in Sierra Leone have left there following Ebola outbreak.
London Mining has restricted some travel to the area but said production at mine is unaffected.
There are already about 50 cases in Sierra Leone and 5 have died. There have been over 100 deaths in  Guinea where the outbreak started, with cases also in Liberia.
The staff who left departed on regular flights.
This means all on those flights and people in London may be exposed.
Will this become a pandemic?

West Africa news
EBOLA spreading, 4 nations July 2014
Current Ebola Outbreak Is Now The Worst In History And 'Totally Out Of Control'

Healthcare workers from the Doctors Without Borders prepare isolation and treatment areas for their Ebola, hemorrhagic fever operations, in Gueckedou, Guinea.

An outbreak of the terrifying Ebola virus emerged in the West African nation of Guinea in February and has been spreading ever since, infecting people in Sierra Leonne and Liberia as well. It is now the biggest and deadliest outbreak of Ebola since the virus was identified in 1976.

The disease's spread seemed to slow down for a while, but has picked up in recent weeks. An estimated 528 people have been infected, and 337 have died in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. While it's likely that many cases go uncounted, the Associated Press notes that previously, the largest reported death toll was in the Congo in 1976, when 280 people died. (The most widespread outbreak infected 425 people in Uganda in 2000, killing 224.)

"The epidemic is now in a second wave," Bart Janssens, the director of operations for Doctors Without Borders told the Associated Press. "It is totally out of control."

The World Health Organization has planned a meeting between the three countries affected by this latest outbreak for June 23.

"There needs to be a real political commitment that this is a very big emergency," Janssens added. "Otherwise, it will continue to spread, and for sure it will spread to more countries."

This outbreak is unique because it has struck densely populated areas like Monrovia, the capital city of Liberia, and Conakry, the capital city of Guinea. Ebola usually emerges in sparsely populated rural regions, where fewer people pass through.

In an interview with NBC News, Robert Garry, a microbiology professor at the Tulane University School of Medicine, warned that the outbreak so far is just "the tip of the iceberg."

Ebola is one of the deadliest viruses ever known, with the most fatal strains killing up to 90% of people infected. The current strain is killing about 60% of people infected, NBC News reports.

Ebola begins as fever, weakness, muscle pain, headache, and sore throat, but soon progresses to vomiting, diarrhea, rash, and impaired organ function. A large proportion of those infected also bleed profusely, both internally and externally. It's considered highly contagious, though it isn't transmitted through the air — instead it's spread by bodily fluids like blood and saliva which can be very hard to avoid when someone is bleeding heavily from every orifice.

Ebola first emerged in humans in 1976, and there have been more than 18 outbreaks since then. There is currently no vaccine and no cure.
Risk of Ebola spread in west Africa, WHO warns

Geneva (AFP) - The World Health Organization has warned that Ebola could spread beyond hard-hit Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to neighbouring nations, but insisted that travel bans were not the answer.

"We want other countries in west Africa to be ready," WHO Ebola specialist Pierre Formenty said on Friday. "I'm talking about bordering countries like Ivory Coast, Mali, Senegal, Guinea-Bissau."

Those countries are among 11 nations due to attend WHO-brokered talks on the crisis in Ghana next week.

To date, there have been 635 cases of haemorrhagic fever in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, most confirmed as Ebola. A total of 399 people have died, 280 of them in Guinea.

With the hardest-hit countries struggling to contain the outbreak, Sierra Leone announced on Friday that it was dedicating 1.3 million euros ($1.8 million) to a public education campaign on haemorrhagic fever.

Abubakarr Kamara, an official from the country's health ministry, said the funding would also help teams on the ground to carry out door-to-door health visits in the worst-affected areas.

Ebola, which is deadly in up to 90 percent of cases, is believed to be carried by animals hunted for meat, notably bats.

Speaking to reporters, Formenty said highways appeared to be key to the virus's spread from a forested region between the three most badly-affected nations.

"Of course there are some controls, but we all know that all these borders are quite porous," he said, adding that draconian measures on travel would not help.

"We are not recommending any travel or trade restrictions to be applied to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone," he underlined.

"If we try to institute measures that are going to be seen as restrictive by the population, we are going in fact to fuel the outbreak," he said.

"We favour dialogue with the affected families, the affected villages, the affected districts, rather than trying to be a sort of sanitary police."

- "Not out of hand" -

Last week, Formenty told AFP that a recent surge in cases was partly because efforts to contain the virus were relaxed too quickly after the outbreak appeared to lose pace in April.

"This failure of the system has created a clandestine chain of transmission that explains why we are where we are today," he said.

Medical charity Doctors Without Borders has warned the outbreak is out of control, although Formenty played that down.

"This is not out of hand," he said. "We have been able to control this outbreak in a number of places. In some other places it's been more difficult."

Ebola can fell victims within days, causing severe fever and muscle pain, vomiting and diarrhoea -- and in some cases, organ failure and unstoppable bleeding.

It spreads via bodily fluids including sweat, meaning you can get sick from simply touching an infected person, and with no vaccine, patients believed to have caught the virus have to be isolated to prevent further contagion.

Funeral rites involving touching corpses also pose a threat, but Formenty noted it had been difficult to spread that message, because the passing of a loved one was such a sensitive time.

"The only way we will succeed is when the people will understand clearly how dangerous it is for their lives to conduct unsafe burials during an outbreak of Ebola," he said.

Ebola outbreak spreading, World Health Organization calls for 'drastic action'

The World Health Organization said it was "gravely concerned" about the "further international spread" of the Ebola virus, already responsible for some 400 deaths. In a message released Thursday, the group called for "drastic action" to stymie the spread.

The outbreak began in the West African country of Guinea; the disease has since spread to neighboring nations Sierra Leone and Liberia. Officials remain worried that the virus could move elsewhere.

"There is an urgent need to intensify response efforts...this is the only way that the outbreak will be effectively addressed," WHO officials pleaded.

WHO has already sent 150 experts West Africa to try to slow the spread. But even though officials last week denied the virus was increasing its pace of infection, their recent statement acknowledged that: "there has been significant increase in the number of daily reported cases and deaths."

The state from WHO comes only days after the international aid group Doctors Without Borders claimed the outbreak was "out of control."

And though it's quickly become the single most deadly outbreak in Ebola's history, it could be worse. Previous outbreaks have featured mortality rates close to 95 percent. The current outbreak has killed roughly 60 percent of those infected.

No vaccine or cure currently exists for the flu-like virus, which causes fever with chills, joint pain, muscle pain and chest pain.

But even as international groups like WHO and other aid workers sound the alarms, experts say the chance Ebola making its way to the U.S. or Europe remains quite low -- most travel in the region is local.
W.African nations in crisis talks as Ebola spreads

Health ministers from across western Africa will meet on Wednesday to plan "drastic action" against the deadliest ever Ebola epidemic as dozens of new cases continue to emerge.

There have been 759 confirmed or suspected cases of the haemorrhagic fever in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday, with 467 people dead.

"This makes the ongoing Ebola outbreak the largest in terms of the number of cases and deaths as well as geographical spread," the WHO said in a statement announcing a two-day conference in Ghana to be attended by 11 West African health ministers.

"Decisions taken at this meeting will be critical in addressing the current and future outbreaks," it said.

Since West Africa's first ever epidemic of the deadly and highly contagious fever broke out in Guinea in January, the WHO has sent in more than 150 experts to help tackle the regional crisis.

Despite the efforts of the UN agency and other health workers, there has been a "significant increase" in the rate of new cases and deaths in recent weeks, the WHO said.

Medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF)said last week that the spread of the virus, which has had a mortality rate of up to 90 percent in previous outbreaks, was "out of control", with more than 60 outbreak hotspots.

The Who’s latest figures confirm 129 additional cases of Ebola. There have been 22 new cases and 14 deaths in the past week.

The agency has warned that Ebola could spread to other countries, warning those hardest hit could struggle to contain the disease.

The agency's top Ebola specialist Pierre Formenti told AFP last month that the recent surge in cases had come in part because efforts to contain the virus had been relaxed too quickly after the outbreak appeared to slow down in April.

"One case can restart an entire epidemic," he warned, justifying the dramatic measures taken to contain Ebola, which is spread via bodily fluids including sweat, meaning just touching an infected person is enough to spread the virus.

Unstoppable bleeding

Ministers from Guinea, where 413 confirmed, suspected and probable cases have surfaced so far including 303 deaths, and Liberia, which has seen 107 cases and 65 deaths, will take part in the meeting.

Sierra Leone, which has recorded 239 cases and 99 deaths, will also be represented at the conference.

In addition, officials from Ivory Coast, Mali, Senegal, Gambia and Guinea-Bissau, along with Ghana and countries as far afield as Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo -- where Ebola was first detected nearly 40 years ago -- have been invited, the WHO said.

They will be joined by a host of UN agencies and other aid organisations including MSF and the Red Cross, as well as personnel from disease control centres in western Africa, the United States, Britain and the European Union.

The WHO has described the current Ebola epidemic as one of the most challenging since the virus was first identified in 1976 in what is now DR Congo.

That outbreak, the deadliest until this year, killed 280 people, according to WHO figures.

Ebola can fell its victims within days, causing severe fever and muscle pain, weakness, vomiting and diarrhoea -- in some cases shutting down organs and causing unstoppable bleeding.

No medicine or vaccine exists for Ebola, which is named after a small river in the DR Congo.
Fifty new Ebola cases and 25 deaths in West Africa: WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - Fifty new cases of Ebola and 25 deaths have been reported in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea since July 3, as the deadly virus continues to spread in families, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.

In a statement, the United Nations agency said that the latest figures from health ministries in the three countries showed a total of 844 cases including 518 deaths in the epidemic that began in February.

Guinea's ministry reported two deaths since July 3, but no new cases in the past week, the WHO said, calling the situation in the affected region of West Africa a "mixed picture".

Sierra Leone accounted for 34 of the new cases and 14 deaths, while Liberia reported 16 new cases and 9 deaths, it said, adding: "These numbers indicate that active viral transmission continues in the community."

WHO spokeswoman Fadela Chaib, speaking to a Geneva news briefing earlier on Tuesday, said: "This means that the two main modes of transmission are home care, people who care for their relative at home, and during funerals, are still ongoing.

"If we don't stop the transmission in the several hotspots in the three countries we will not be able to say that we control the outbreak," she said.

West African countries and international health organizations adopted a fresh strategy last Thursday to fight the world's deadliest Ebola epidemic to date. Measures include better surveillance to detect the virus and enhancing cross-border cooperation.

Fear, cash shortages hinder fight against Ebola outbreak
3 Jul 2014
West African states lack the resources to battle the world's worst outbreak of Ebola and deep cultural suspicions about the disease remain a big obstacle to halting its spread.
The outbreak has killed 467 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since February, making it the largest and deadliest ever, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

West African health ministers meeting in Ghana to draw up a regional response mixed appeals for cash with warnings of the practices that have allowed the disease to spread across borders and into cities.
Abubakarr Fofanah, deputy health minister for Sierra Leone, a country with one of the world's weakest health systems, said cash was needed for drugs, basic protective gear and staff pay.

Ebola deaths surge in Sierra Leone and Liberia
11 Jul 2014 [/b]  Ebola continues to spread in Sierra Leone, Liberia and to a lesser extent in Guinea, with a combined 44 new cases and 21 deaths between July 6-8, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. This brought the total in West Africa's first outbreak of the deadly viral disease to 888 cases including 539 deaths since February, the United Nations agency said.

Ebola cases explode, 44 new cases, 539 deaths
July 12, 2014
Doctors send out desperate pleas for help – whole villages infected.

Ebola crisis in West Africa deepens; 500+ dead

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Deep in the forests of southern Guinea, the first victims fell ill with high fevers. People assumed it was the perennial killer malaria and had no reason to fear touching the bodies, as is the custom in traditional funerals.

Some desperate relatives brought their loved ones to the distant capital in search of better medical care, unknowingly spreading what ultimately was discovered to be Ebola, one of the world's most deadly diseases.

Ebola, a hemorrhagic fever that can cause its victims to bleed from the ears and nose, had never before been seen in this part of West Africa where medical clinics are few and far between. The disease has turned up in at least two other countries — Liberia and Sierra Leone — and 539 deaths have been attributed to the outbreak that is now the largest on record.

The key to halting Ebola is isolating the sick, but fear and panic have sent some patients into hiding, complicating efforts to stop its spread. Ebola has reached the capitals of all three countries, and the World Health Organization reported 44 new cases including 21 deaths on Friday.

There has been "a gross misjudgment across the board in gauging the severity and scale of damage the current Ebola outbreak can unleash," the aid group Plan International warned earlier this month.

"There are no cases from outside Africa to date. The threat of it spreading though is very much there," said Dr. Unni Krishnan, head of disaster preparedness and response for the aid group.

Preachers are calling for divine intervention, and panicked residents in remote areas have on multiple occasions attacked the very health workers sent to help them. In one town in Sierra Leone, residents partially burned down a treatment center over fears that the drugs given to victims were actually causing the disease.

Activists are trying to spread awareness in the countryside where literacy is low, even through a song penned about Ebola.

"It has no cure, but it can be prevented; let us fight it together. Let's protect ourselves, our families and our nation," sings the chorus.

"Do not touch people with the signs of Ebola," sings musician and activist Juli Endee. "Don't eat bush meat. Don't play with monkey and baboons. Plums that bats have bitten or half-eaten, don't eat them."

Guinea first notified WHO about the emergence of Ebola in March and soon after cases were reported in neighboring Liberia. Two months later there were hopes that the outbreak was waning, but then people began falling ill in Sierra Leone.

Doctors Without Borders says it fears the number of patients now being treated in Sierra Leone could be "just the tip of the iceberg." Nearly 40 were reported in a single village in the country's east.

"We're under massive time pressure: The longer it takes to find and follow up with people who have come in contact with sick people, the more difficult it will be to control the outbreak," said Anja Wolz, emergency coordinator for the group, also referred to by its French name Medecins Sans Frontieres.

This Ebola virus is a new strain and did not spread to West Africa from previous outbreaks in Uganda and Congo, researchers say. Many believe it is linked to the human consumption of bats carrying the virus. Many of those who have fallen ill in the current outbreak are family members of victims and the health workers who treated them.

There is no cure and no vaccine for Ebola, and those who have survived managed to do so only by receiving rehydration and other supportive treatment. Ebola's high fatality rate means many of those brought to health clinics have been merely kept as comfortable as possible in quarantine as they await death. As a result, some families have been afraid to take sick loved ones to the clinics.

"Let this warning go out: Anyone found or reported to be holding suspected Ebola cases in homes or prayer houses can be prosecuted under the law of Liberia," President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf stated recently.

Her comments came just days after Sierra Leone issued a similar warning, saying some patients had discharged themselves from the hospital and had gone into hiding.

At the airport in Guinea's capital, departing passengers must undergo temperature screening, and those with a fever are pulled aside for further evaluation. Still, the stigma of Ebola follows Guineans well outside the region.

"The police treated us like we were aliens. They said they didn't want us in their country because of the disease affecting Guinea," says Tafsir Sow, a businessman who was briefly detained at the airport in Casablanca, Morocco before continuing on to Paris. "I had tears in my eyes."

Still, WHO health officials are hopeful they will be able to get the situation under control in the next several weeks. A recent conference in the capital of Ghana brought together health authorities from across the affected areas, and the countries agreed on a common approach to fight Ebola.

"When you have it spread, of course it's moving in the wrong direction," said Dr. Keiji Fukuda, WHO's assistant director-general for health security and environment. "You want to see the number of infections going down. So we really have to redouble our efforts. But saying that it's out of control makes it sound like there are no solutions. This is a virus for which there are very clear solutions."
Ebola outbreak spreads to 4th West African country

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — An Ebola outbreak that has left more than 660 people dead across West Africa has spread to the continent's most populous nation after a Liberian man with a high fever vomited aboard an airplane to Nigeria and then died there, officials said Friday.

The 40-year-old man had recently lost his sister to Ebola in Liberia, health officials there said. It was not immediately clear how he managed to board a flight, but he was moved into an isolation ward upon arrival in Nigeria on Tuesday and died on Friday.

Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said it was the first case of Ebola to be confirmed in Nigeria since the current outbreak emerged this year. The disease already has hit Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

"All ports of entry into Nigeria, including airports, seaports and land borders, are placed on red alert," he said. "Ministry of Health specialists have been positioned in all entry points. Active surveillance has also been stepped up."

Authorities are investigating anyone who may have come into contact with the deceased, Chukwu said.

"We have already gotten in touch with all the passengers," he said. "We are monitoring and investigating."

Liberia's Chief Medical Officer Bernice Dahn identified the Ebola victim as a government official with the finance ministry.

"When his sister died, his workmates were kind of afraid for him to be around," she said. "We received several calls from workmates on whether it was advisable for him to go to work."

The man told health officials that he had not had any physical contact with his sister, and based on his explanation, he initially was told to report back to work but was advised not to travel. He later was asked to stay home for 21 days but apparently continued working.

He flew to Nigeria to attend an international conference. Blood tests for Ebola returned positive from the Lagos University Teaching Hospital later Tuesday.

Ebola, one of the world's most deadly and contagious diseases, has now infected at least 1,093 people in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, and now Nigeria, according to the World Health Organization.

West Africa news  
Algeria, Nigeria, Mali, Guinea, etc.
Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, and Nigeria reporting EBOLA

Some with EBOLA have flown on planes.  This could spread globally, likely will.
There are planes which fly DIRECTLY to USA from West Africa
Second American infected with Ebola

(CNN) -- A second American aid worker in Liberia has tested positive for Ebola, according to the Christian humanitarian group she works for.

Nancy Writebol is employed by Serving in Mission, or SIM, in Liberia and was helping the joint SIM/Samaritan's Purse team that is treating Ebola patients in Monrovia, according to a Samaritan's Purse statement.

Writebol, who serves as SIM's personnel coordinator, has been living in Monrovia with her husband, David, according to SIM's website. The Charlotte, North Carolina, residents have been in Liberia since August 2013, according to the blog Writebols2Liberia. They have two adult children.

On Saturday, Samaritan's Purse announced that American doctor Kent Brantly had become infected. The 33-year-old former Indianapolis resident had been treating Ebola patients in Monrovia and started feeling ill, spokeswoman Melissa Strickland said. Once he started noticing the symptoms last week, Brantly isolated himself.

Brantly, the medical director for Samaritan Purse's Ebola Consolidated Case Management Center in Monrovia, has been in the country since October, Strickland said.

"When the Ebola outbreak hit, he took on responsibilities with our Ebola direct clinical treatment response, but he was serving in a missionary hospital in Liberia prior to his work with Ebola patients," she said.


Nigeria isolates Lagos hospital where Ebola victim died
July 29, 2014  
Lagos Nigeria shut down and quarantined a hospital where a man died of Ebola.
Patrick Sawyer collapsed on arrival at Lagos airport on July 20 and taken to hospital where he died.
The private hospital was evacuated and the primary source of infection eliminated, decontaminated.
Some hospital staff who were in close contact with the victim have been isolated. The hospital will be shut for a week and all staff closely monitored.
But the airline he flew in with has yet to provide a passenger list for the flights he used.

Kenema bioweapons lab and EBOLA -
George Soros is funding Bioweapons Lab
at the focus of Ebola Outbreak;list=UUFjOi1ZpZVErr8EYxg8t1dQ

Ebola only a plane ride away from USA  
EBOLA virus rapidly spreading.
Two U.S. doctors contracted the virus while trying to stop the spread of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Ebola could easily travel to the USA through infected travelers.
On a plane, a sick person could potentially contaminate the bathroom if he or she vomits or has diarrhea.

Nigeria isolates Lagos hospital where Ebola victim died
July 29, 2014  
Lagos Nigeria shut down and quarantined a hospital where a man died of Ebola.
Patrick Sawyer collapsed on arrival at Lagos airport on July 20 and taken to hospital where he died.
The private hospital was evacuated and the primary source of infection eliminated, decontaminated.
Some hospital staff who were in close contact with the victim have been isolated. The hospital will be shut for a week and all staff closely monitored.
But the airline he flew in with has yet to provide a passenger list for the flights he used.

Kenema bioweapons lab and EBOLA -
George Soros is funding Bioweapons Lab
at the focus of Ebola Outbreak;list=UUFjOi1ZpZVErr8EYxg8t1dQ

Ebola only a plane ride away from USA  
EBOLA virus rapidly spreading.
Two U.S. doctors contracted the virus while trying to stop the spread of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Ebola could easily travel to the USA through infected travelers.
On a plane, a sick person could potentially contaminate the bathroom if he or she vomits or has diarrhea.

EBOLA could easily come across our border!
July 30, 2014  

Ebola victim planned to fly to Minnesota in August.
Patrick could have easily come home with Ebola, Decontee Sawyer, his wife, told KSTP-TV. She lives in Coon Rapids, Minnesota with their 3 daughters.

Africans passing through Mexico raise new flags in 'out of control' outbreak
World Health Organization admits the current outbreak in Western Africa – which has infected at least two Americans working in relief efforts there – is the worst on record. Doctors Without Borders warns the outbreak is “out of control.”

So far, the current outbreak has infected over 1,200 people and killed at least 672 in nearly a dozen countries in Western Africa, where fruit bats are thought to be the natural host of the virus, and the disease spreads through close contact with the infected or their bodily fluids.

But travel authorities and news outlets were alarmed over the weekend when a Liberian man infected with Ebola boarded a plane and brought the disease to Lagos, Nigeria, Africa’s largest city, with 21 million people.
The current outbreak, Reuters reports, is the first time that Ebola has appeared in heavily populated urban areas and international travel hubs.


Ebola virus a threat to UK, USA
July 30, 2014  
The Ebola virus in West Africa is a threat to the UK.
There are no cases in the UK so far, but the government is viewing the outbreak very seriously.
Public Health England has issued a national alert to UK doctors amid fears the virus could spread.
In July 2014 an infected Liberian man was found to have travelled through a major Nigerian airport.

Several West African airlines have now stopped flying to Liberia and Sierra Leone over concerns about the outbreak.
The outbreak is clearly not yet under control in West Africa.

The risk to travellers and people working in affected countries of contracting Ebola is very low but we have alerted UK medical practitioners about the situation in West Africa and requested they remain vigilant for unexplained illness in those who have visited the affected area.

No cases of imported Ebola have ever been reported in the UK.
Local people in WAfrica have been looking after the sick and carrying out burials which can actually help to spread the virus.
Most articles say ebola death rate is 90% but a few are saying this strain is only 60%.
W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The deadliest recorded Ebola outbreak surpassed 700 deaths across West Africa on Thursday as the World Health Organization announced dozens of new deaths reported in the last several days.

In Sierra Leone, President Ernest Bai Koroma vowed to quarantine sick patients at home and have authorities conduct house-to-house searches for others who may have been exposed as the country struggles with families resisting treatment at isolation centers. Some have kept loved ones at home given the high death rates at clinics where Ebola patients are quarantined.

His announcement late Wednesday came as neighboring Liberia also ramped up its efforts to slow the virulent disease's spread, shutting down schools and ordering most public servants to stay home from work.

The U.S. Peace Corps also was evacuating hundreds of its volunteers in the affected countries. Two Peace Corps workers are under isolation outside the U.S. after having contact with a person who later died of the Ebola virus, a State Department official said.

Ebola now has been blamed for 729 deaths in four West African countries this year, and has shown no signs of slowing down particularly in Liberia and Sierra Leone. On Thursday, the WHO announced 57 new deaths — 27 in Liberia, 20 in Guinea, nine in Sierra Leone and one in Nigeria.

Among the dead was the chief doctor treating Ebola in Sierra Leone, who was to be buried Thursday.

The government said Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan's death was "an irreparable loss of this son of the soil." The 39-year-old was a leading doctor on hemorrhagic fevers in a nation with very few medical resources.

Ebola cases first emerged in the nation of Guinea back in March, and later spread across the borders to Liberia and Sierra Leone. The outbreak is now the largest recorded in world history, and has infected three African capitals with international airports. Officials are trying to step up screening of passengers, though an American man was able to fly from Liberia to Nigeria, where authorities say he died days later from Ebola.

Ebola has no vaccine and no specific treatment, with a fatality rate of about 60 percent in this particular outbreak. But experts say the risk of travelers contracting it is considered low because it requires direct contact with bodily fluids or secretions such as urine, blood, sweat or saliva. Ebola can't be spread like flu through casual contact or breathing in the same air.

Patients are contagious only once the disease has progressed to the point they show symptoms, according to the World Health Organization. The most vulnerable are health care workers and relatives who come in much closer contact with the sick.

In Liberia, authorities say 28 out of the 45 health workers who have contracted the disease so far have died. Two American health workers sick with the virus remain in isolation.
Ebola Outbreak: 30,000 In Nigeria Believed Exposed To Virus, And No One Knows Who They Are

The catastrophic Ebola outbreak in West Africa may be spreading faster than health experts previously believed. Yesterday, officials in Nigeria said that they were looking for up to 59 people who may have been exposed to the lethal virus by flying on a plane with Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer, who died soon after getting off a flight in Lagos.

On Wednesday, the health authorities there said that they have expanded their search from 59 people — to 30,000.

And those 30,000 people could be anywhere, with most of them not even realizing they have been exposed to Ebola.

The staggering figure of 30,000 possible Ebola virus carriers was arrived at because officials now say that not only the people who flew on the same plane as Sawyer could have been exposed, but anyone in any of the four airports where the 40-year-old dad of three stopped on his journey from Monrovia, Liberia, to Lagos is believed to be at risk.

The number also includes anyone who came into contact with Sawyer when he got off of his ASKY Airlines flight in the 21-million-population city of Lagos, the most populous city on the African continent and a major international trade and travel hub.

‘We’re actually looking at contacting over 30,000 people in this very scenario. Because any and everybody that has contacted this person is going to be treated as a suspect,” Yewande Adeshina, a Nigerian health adviser, told the Voice of America News.

“This is the worst Ebola outbreak the world has ever seen,” Mike Noyes of the international charity group ActionAid told Britain’s Mirror newspaper. “If anyone could answer the question ‘Why?’we might be able to stop it. Instead, the reach of the spider web of infection is growing.”

In Liberia, along with Guinea and Sierra Leone one of the three African countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak, the government announced that it will begin closing schools and possibly placing whole towns under quarantine in a desperate attempt to check the alarming spread of the virus, which so far has claimed 672 lives.

But quarantining entire communities will require the use of Liberia’s security force against the country’s own population, which threatens to create an entirely new level of problems.

“This is a major public health emergency. It’s fierce, deadly and many of our countrymen are dying, and we need to act to stop the spread,” said Liberian Information Minister Lewis Brown, in an interview with the news agency Reuters. “We are hoping there will be a level of understanding and that there will not be a need for exceptional force.”

The global health group Doctors Without Borders has characterized the Ebola outbreak as “absolutely out of control,” and the group’s director of operations, Bart Jannsens said that the outbreak “can only get worse.”
WHO: Ebola moving faster than control efforts

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than the efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization warned as presidents from the affected countries met Friday in Guinea's capital.

Dr. Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization, said the meeting in Conakry "must be a turning point" in the battle against Ebola, which is now sickening people in three African capitals for the first time in history.

"If the situation continues to deteriorate, the consequences can be catastrophic in terms of lost lives but also severe socio-economic disruption and a high risk of spread to other countries," she said.

At least 729 people in four countries — Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria — have died since cases first emerged back in March. While health officials say the virus is transmitted through direct contact with bodily fluids, many sick patients have refused to go to isolation centers.

The fatality rate has been about 60 percent, and the scenes of patients bleeding from the eyes, mouth and ears has led many relatives to keep their sick family members at home instead. Sierra Leone is now sending teams door-to-door in search of Ebola patients and others who have been exposed to the disease.

Chan emphasized Friday that the general public "is not at high risk of infection," but also said the Ebola virus should not be allowed to circulate widely.

"Constant mutation and adaptation are the survival mechanisms of viruses and other microbes," she said. "We must not give this virus opportunities to deliver more surprises."

WHO has said it plans to launch a $100 million response plan that would include funding the deployment of hundreds more health care workers to the affected countries.

Ebola Contraction through the Air?   YES
The growing ineffectiveness of antibiotics opens the door to a pandemic.
The EBOLA incubation period is such that a carrier could be in the same stadium, mall, airport or restaurant and you wouldnt know it until it was well too late.
Liberty Radio discusses the growing concern of an Ebola outbreak in the United States.
This Ebola strain is being spread by more than direct contact.

CJ wrote:
Ebola Contraction through the Air?   YES
The growing ineffectiveness of antibiotics opens the door to a pandemic.
The EBOLA incubation period is such that a carrier could be in the same stadium, mall, airport or restaurant and you wouldnt know it until it was well too late.
Liberty Radio discusses the growing concern of an Ebola outbreak in the United States.
This Ebola strain is being spread by more than direct contact.

Obamacare for Ebola?

On August 1, 2014, President Barack Obama held a combination press conference and filibuster.  Among other things, he stated:

   Keep in mind that Ebola is not something that is easily transmitted.  That’s why, generally, outbreaks dissipate.

Contrary to Obama’s statement, Ebola is easily transmitted.  Moreover, past outbreaks have dissipated because the infected people died so quickly that the opportunity to infect other people was reduced.

According to an opinion piece in the New York Times by David Quammen, author of the book “Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic,” Ebola:

   ... is transmissible from human to human through direct contact with bodily fluids, but can be stopped by preventing such contact.  Furthermore, Ebola burns so hotly in its victims, incapacitating and killing so quickly, that it is poorly adapted to achieve global dispersal.

An article from July of this year in Great Britain’s The Independent entitled “Ebola Outbreak: Why Has a Disease That's Only Ever Killed 2,000 People Captivated the Darkest Side of Our Imagination?” makes the same point:

   People who are infected with Ebola, after all, aren't out running around spreading the disease for long before they're too sick to leave the bed.

   The virus is too hot – choke the supply of new hosts and it smothers itself.

The World Health Organization (WHO) states the following about the transmissibility of Ebola:

   Once a person comes into contact with an animal that has Ebola, it can spread within the community from human to human.  Infection occurs from direct contact (through broken skin or mucous membranes) with the blood, or other bodily fluids or secretions (stool, urine, saliva, semen) of infected people.  Infection can also occur if broken skin or mucous membranes of a healthy person come into contact with environments that have become contaminated with an Ebola patient’s infectious fluids such as soiled clothing, bed linen, or used needles.

   Health workers have frequently been exposed to the virus when caring for Ebola patients.  This happens because they are not wearing personal protection equipment, such as gloves, when caring for the patients.  Health care providers at all levels of the health system – hospitals, clinics and health posts – should be briefed on the nature of the disease and how it is transmitted, and strictly follow recommended infection control precautions.

   Burial ceremonies in which mourners have direct contact with the body of the deceased person can also play a role in the transmission of Ebola.  Persons who have died of Ebola must be handled using strong protective clothing and gloves, and be buried immediately.

   People are infectious as long as their blood and secretions contain the virus.  For this reason, infected patients receive close monitoring from medical professionals and receive laboratory tests to ensure the virus is no longer circulating in their systems before they return home.  When the medical professionals determine it is okay for the patient to return home, they are no longer infectious and cannot infect anyone else in their communities.

   Men who have recovered from the illness can still spread the virus to their partner through their semen for up to 7 weeks after recovery.  For this reason, it is important for men to avoid sexual intercourse for at least 7 weeks after recovery or to wear condoms if having sexual intercourse during 7 weeks after recovery.

Does this sound like something that is not easily transmitted?  WHO also states:

       In addition to standard health care precautions, health workers should strictly apply recommended infection control measures to avoid exposure to infected blood, fluids, or contaminated environments or objects – such as a patient’s soiled linen or used needles.
       They should use personal protection equipment such as individual gowns, gloves, masks and goggles or face shields.
       They should not reuse protective equipment or clothing unless they have been properly disinfected.
       They should change gloves between caring for each patient suspected of having Ebola.
       Invasive procedures that can expose medical doctors, nurses and others to infection should be carried out under strict, safe conditions.
       Infected patients should be kept separate from other patients and healthy people, as much as possible.

In an article entitled “Growing Concerns Over 'In the Air' Transmission of Ebola,” the British Broadcasting Corporation reported the following in November of 2012 about airborne transmissibility of Ebola:

   Canadian scientists have shown that the deadliest form of the ebola virus could be transmitted by air between species.

   In experiments, they demonstrated that the virus was transmitted from pigs to monkeys without any direct contact between them.

   The researchers say they believe that limited airborne transmission might be contributing to the spread of the disease in some parts of Africa.

   One possibility is that the monkeys became infected by inhaling large aerosol droplets produced from the respiratory tracts of the pigs.

   One of the scientists involved is Dr Gary Kobinger from the National Microbiology Laboratory at the Public Health Agency of Canada.  He told BBC News this was the most likely route of the infection.

   "What we suspect is happening is large droplets - they can stay in the air, but not long, they don't go far," he explained.

   "But they can be absorbed in the airway and this is how the infection starts, and this is what we think, because we saw a lot of evidence in the lungs of the non-human primates that the virus got in that way."

It looks like Obama’s medical advice is the first attempt to address the Ebola virus under Obamacare.

AFRICA  WHO warns of ‘catastrophic’ consequences of Ebola outbreak: disease is spreading faster than our ability to control it.
August 2, 2014  
Extinction Protocol
The WHO director warned the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is spreading quickly and the consequences could be “catastrophic” if greater efforts to control the outbreak aren’t put into place now. “This outbreak is moving faster than our efforts to control it,” Director-General Margaret Chan told the presidents of Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Ivory Coast at a gathering in Conakry, the capital of Guinea.

The world’s largest Ebola outbreak is in its fifth month and escalating in West Africa. Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia have together reported 1,323 cases, of whom 729 people have died. Neighboring Ivory Coast is at risk if the outbreak isn’t tamed.
WHO suggests deploying soldiers to quarantine stricken neighborhoods in Sierra Leone.

The dead include 60 health-care workers in Africa.

Chains of transmission have moved underground. They are invisible. They are not being reported.

Men who have recovered from the illness can still spread the virus to their partner through their semen for up to 7 weeks after recovery.  For this reason, it is important for men to avoid sexual intercourse for at least 7 weeks after recovery.

Obama bringing EBOLA into the U.S.A.
August 1, 2014   Ground Zero
One patient taken to Texas, the other to Atlanta Georgia


Ebola outbreak may already be uncontrollable
July 31, 2014  by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

Monsanto invests in Ebola treatment drug company as pandemic spreads
A global outbreak of deadly Ebola is underway and has crossed national borders. One infected victim of the disease flew on international flights, vomiting on board and exposing hundreds of people to the deadly virus which can be transmitted through airborne particles. Ebola has an 8-10 day incubation period, meaning thousands of people could be carrying it right now and spreading it across the cities of the world without even knowing it.

Ebola could become a global pandemic.  Passengers in Hong Kong and the UK have already shown symptoms of the disease and are being tested.
There are NO KNOWN TREATMENTS for human infections.

Ebola causes cells in the body to self-destruct, resulting in massive internal and external bleeding.

A top Ebola doctor died from Ebola. Although well trained in infectious disease, even he underestimated the ability to leap from person to person.

Monsanto and Dept. of Defense help fund pharma company that could earn billions from Ebola treatment
There are some experimental drugs under development by pharma companies that show some promise, but nothing is commercialized yet.

One fascinating development worth investigating further is that TEKMIRA Pharmaceuticals, a company working on an anti-Ebola drug, just received a $1.5 million cash infusion from none other than Monsanto. Click here to read the press release, which states "Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corporation is a biopharmaceutical company focused on advancing novel RNAi therapeutics and providing its leading lipid nanoparticle (LNP) delivery technology to pharmaceutical partners."

The money from Monsanto is reportedly related to the company's developed of RNAi technology used in agriculture. The deal is valued at up to $86.2 million, according to the WSJ.

Another press release about Tekmira reveals a $140 million contract with the U.S. military for Ebola treatment drugs:
Additional Tekmira partnership are listed at this Tekmira web page.

Not to invoke any charges of collusion or conspiracy here, but a whole lot of people are going to have raised eyebrows over the fact that Monsanto just happened to be giving a cash infusion to a key pharma company working on an Ebola cure right in the middle of a highly-publicized Ebola outbreak which could create huge market demand for the drugs. The fact that the U.S. Department of Defense is also involved with all this is going to have alternative news websites digging hard for additional links.

Sadly, the history of medicine reveals that drug companies, the CDC and the WHO have repeatedly played up the severity of disease outbreaks in order to promote sales of treatment drugs. I'm not saying this outbreak isn't very real and very alarming, of course. It is real. But we always have to be suspicious when windfalls profits just happen to line up for certain corporations following global outbreaks of infectious disease. Vaccine manufacturers, remember, made billions off the false swine flu scare, and tens of millions of dollars in stockpiled swine flu vaccines later had to be destroyed by the governments that panicked and purchased them.
Well worth reading this link

"Well persons" who "do not show symptoms" would be forcibly detained

Monsanto   Question

Asia on Alert for Ebola Outbreak
August 2, 2014  
The largest known outbreak of the lethal Ebola virus in West Africa is prompting authorities as far away as Asia to take preventive measures.
At South Korea Incheon International airport, a major  hub for air travel in Asia, quarantine inspections of arriving passengers are being enhanced.  All passengers are being recorded by an infrared camera to detect fevers.

High alert for Ebola in Hong Kong
Hong Kong woman given all-clear

Someone commented there is no test for ebola -
so was the HK woman cleared?

Ebola Already in the USA, Across Mexican Border
August 2, 2014
A doctor and border patrol agent alleges that some illegals from Africa have already come across the US-Mexican border almost-certainly infected with Ebola, and the Obama Administration is covering it up by falsely claiming that their cases are only Tuberculosis (TB).

In West Africa, Ebola has already broken out of containment and is spreading into major cities fast.  The virus is getting to large, dense, city areas.

In the United States, extreme reaction raise suspicions whether TB is being used as a cover to mask Ebola cases.

The discovery of hundreds of dead bodies strewn across the desert leading across Mexico into the United States and just across our border raises further questions about exactly how they died.

Border Patrol Officers state that West African illegals are coming into the U.S. through Mexico.
100,000 West Africans are being admitted to the United States from the same region as the uncontained outbreak of Ebola.

The U.S. is establishing Ebola Quarantine Centers
The incubation period is 2 to 21 days.
Ebola hemorrhagic fever broke out in West Africa in March, and is totally out of control.
But once the Ebola disease reaches more-modern cities, with mass transit, a catastrophic pandemic could spread quickly around the world.  


Obama is shipping potentially disease ridden illegals to every major metropolitan area in the United States.

A Phoenix area hospital received a confidential memo detailing the symptoms of Ebola.
A reader told me upon being treated in a Washington DC emergency room, that she saw a sign on the wall listing the symptoms of Ebola.

A doctor with decades of experience confirmed that the early signs of TB and Ebola are nearly identical.

This has been a long time coming, but the rotten fruits of going against Israel is starting to reap(as much as I hate to say it).

We've been saying this since 2011(when Obama and co were pushing Israel for a "land for peace" treaty with the Palestineans"), but again - the rotten fruits are starting to ripe now.

But be of good courage, fellow brethren and sisters...

2Thes 1:4  So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure:
2Th 1:5  Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer:
2Th 1:6  Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;
2Th 1:7  And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,
2Th 1:8  In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:
2Th 1:9  Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;
2Th 1:10  When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.

Ebola airborne

Are we sure Ebola isnt airborne?
August 3, 2014
Dr. Tara Smith
There was an experimental study done in the wake of the 2008 finding of the Reston Ebola virus in pigs and a previous study looking at the Zaire virus in pigs. In the air transmission study, they inoculated pigs with Ebola and examined transmission to macaques (monkeys who were not in direct contact with the infected pigs).
They did find aerosolized Ebola in air samples, and some of the macaques did come down with symptoms of Ebola. So, it looked like pigs could spread Ebola through the air.

I've just finished re-reading Richard Preston's 1995 book The Hot Zone, which deals largely with a 1989 Ebola outbreak in Reston, Virginia, among Philippine crabeater monkeys imported for medical research.
A key factor in the outbreak was that it was indeed airborne: the virus moved from one room to another in the building where the monkeys were kept caged. An Army team was able, with great difficulty, to enter the building, euthanize the monkeys, and take samples. One result was the identification of a new strain, Ebola Reston.

One of the most striking results of this very alarming event was that four employees in the building housing the monkeys were eventually found to be carrying Ebola Reston antibodies. But the same airborne strain that killed the monkeys had no symptomatic effect on the humans.
So far, then, we've been absurdly lucky: We can sicken and die from strains of Ebola (like Zaire) that aren't airborne, but something about the airborne strains can't do us serious harm.

Gatwick passenger from Sierra Leone vomiting
August 4, 2014  
A passenger from Sierra Leone collapsed and died as she got off a plane at London Gatwick.  She was sweating and vomiting before she collapsed, and she died in hospital.
Jet from Africa is quarantined.
Officials desperately tried to trace everyone who had been in contact with the woman.

skynews says she tested negative for ebola.
can we believe that?

Ebola test carried out after air passenger death in UK

A test for Ebola has been carried out on a female passenger who died after arriving in the UK from The Gambia.

The Department for Health said the test on the elderly woman, who landed at Gatwick Airport, came back negative on Sunday afternoon.

Some 728 people have died of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone this year, in the worst-ever outbreak of the disease.

Public Health England says the risk to the UK remains very low.

The Ebola virus spreads through human contact with a sufferer's bodily fluids.

Initial flu-like symptoms can lead to external haemorrhaging from areas like eyes and gums, and internal bleeding which can lead to organ failure. The current mortality rate is about 55%.

'No public health risk'

The woman, believed to be in her early 70s, had been a passenger on a Gambia Bird flight that arrived at Gatwick on Saturday morning.

She collapsed at the airport and was later pronounced dead in hospital.

A Department of Health spokeswoman said the passenger's symptoms had not suggested she was an Ebola victim but the test was carried out because she had travelled from West Africa.

Dr Brian McCloskey, director of global public health at Public Health England (PHE), said: "There was no health risk to other passengers or crew, as the passenger did not have symptoms during the flight.

"It was considered very unlikely to be a case of Ebola but testing was done as a precaution, and was negative.

"The correct procedures were followed to confirm there was no reason to quarantine the airplane, the passengers or staff. PHE can confirm there was no public health risk around the sad death of this individual."

A Gatwick spokeswoman said the aircraft, as well as some airline and airport staff, were isolated "as a precaution" but that the plane was later cleared for its return journey.

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said the government is taking the outbreak, and the threat to the UK, "very seriously".

Ministers have discussed what precautionary measures could be taken if any UK nationals in West Africa become infected with Ebola.

Public Health England has advised UK medical staff to watch out for unexplained illnesses in patients who have visited West Africa.

It said no cases of imported Ebola have ever been reported in the UK.

The US is to send at least 50 public health experts to the region to help fight the disease. They are expected to arrive in the next month.

Meanwhile, American Ebola patient Dr Kent Brantly is improving in hospital after returning to the US from Liberia. Another infected US citizen, aid worker Nancy Writebol, is expected to arrive in the US soon.

Nurse on radio Aug. 4, 2014
This is a biological warfare agent
Phillippines reports possible Ebola cases

The Phillipines has reported the country's first suspected cases of the Ebola virus. According to the country's health officials, seven workers who returned to the Phillipines from Sierra Leone are showing symptoms symilar to that of the tropical virus.

There are currently over 1,300 suspected cases worldwide. The World Health Organization says there is little risk of the virus spreading outside of West Africa, but countries outside of the affected region are still taking precautions to prevent a spread.

The outbreak is the biggest since Ebola first emerged in Africa nearly 40 years ago. So far, more than 700 people have died in West Africa.

Nigeria confirms doctor as 2nd Ebola case;_ylt=AwrBJSAFi99T618ATEPQtDMD

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian authorities on Monday confirmed a second case of Ebola in Africa's most populous country, an alarming setback as officials across the region battle to stop the spread of a disease that has killed more than 700 people.

Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu also said test samples were pending for three other people who had shown symptoms of Ebola.

The confirmed second case is a doctor who had helped treat Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian-American man who died July 25 days after arriving in Nigeria amid the unprecedented outbreak in West Africa.

"Three others who participated in that treatment who are currently symptomatic have had their samples taken and hopefully by the end of today we should have the results of their own test," Chukwu said.

The emergence of a second case raises serious concerns about the infection control practices that were used while Sawyer was in Nigeria, and also raise the specter that more cases could emerge. It can take up to 21 days after exposure to the virus for symptoms to appear. They include fever, sore throat, muscle pains and headaches. Often nausea, vomiting and diarrhea follow, along with bleeding.

Sawyer, who was traveling to Nigeria on business, became ill while aboard a flight and Nigerian authorities immediately took him into isolation. They did not quarantine his fellow passengers, and have insisted that the risk of additional cases was minimal.

Nigeria is the fourth country to report Ebola cases and at least 728 other people have died in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Nigerian authorities said a total of 70 people are under surveillance and that they hoped to have eight people in quarantine by the end of Monday in an isolation ward in Lagos.

August 4, 2014
EBOLA treatments

* I am just posting everything I get - for YOU to discern.

Mapp Biopharmaceutical, Inc.
6160 Lusk Blvd. # C105
San Diego, CA 92121
EBOLA -  monoclonal antiboody

Zmapp is the serum the 2 ebola American patients were treated with.
We are told they are recovering.  What is true?  I have no idea.

USAMRID - Scientists have successfully treated the deadly Ebola virus in infected animals

Unless I read this wrong - the Zmapp premise is highly similar to an antibiotic

Ebola Experimental Treatments
Tekmira TKM-EBOLA, Mapp Biopharmaceuticals MB-003
Treatments currently in the works - development

Mapp Biopharmaceuticals  MB-003
Researchers at Mapp Biopharmaceuticals are hoping to fight Ebola using a drug developed with the help of tobacco leaves.

Their method involves two steps, passive immunization, which means the antibodies attack the virus directly, combined with active immunization, something that helps boost the patients immune system to fight back on its own.

Another team has figured out how to combine these treatments using plants as a pharmaceutical production line.

“We can manufacture both of these post-Ebola exposure reagents for a defensive stockpile, using tobacco,” said Charles Arntzen, a researcher at Arizona State’s Biodesign Institute, who authored a paper on the subject, in an ASU report.
They tested a few compounds on mice and found that 80 percent survived, but this technology is still far from human trials.

Tekmira: TKM-EBOLA

Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp. (TSE:TKM), a Canadian company, has been working on a treatment for four years as part of a $140 million contract with the U.S. Department of Defense.

Their treatment, TKM-EBOLA, uses “Lipid Nanoparticle” technology, which sends the drugs through the patient's bloodsteam with tiny oil particles.

The process, called small interfering RNA (siRNA), has already saved primates injected with a fatal amount of the virus. In January, their researchers dosed their first human subjects in a clinical trial, but it’s nowhere near ready for distribution.

The Canadian company’s stock has soared more than 50 percent in the past two weeks.
“What Wall Street does is that it sees an Ebola crisis and it sees Tekmira with an Ebola medical countermeasure that has shown a 100 percent effectiveness in animals,” Maxim Group analyst.

Survivor Plasma

For a few decades now, doctors treating outbreaks have toyed with the idea of injecting blood from those who survived the virus into patients showing symptoms. But the theory hasn’t been well-tested.

As Newsweek reported, at the tail end of a 1995 outbreak in Zaire, medical professionals who had survived an infection earlier donated their blood to eight health workers showing Ebola symptoms, and seven of eight people survived. A 14-year-old survivor recently donated his blood to the American Dr. Kent Brantly, who was working in Liberia but started showing symptoms.

The transfusion treatment was also used when treating other infectious diseases around the world, but it has been difficult to test on Ebola specifically, which is unpredictable and infects relatively fewer people.

“There are so many things we don’t know about why somebody may recover and which antibodies might be effective,” said Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to NBC.

The method has been tried a few times on monkeys and reportedly hasn’t been effective.
“The sad fact is we don’t have any proven treatment for Ebola. We don’t have any proven vaccine against Ebola,” Frieden said

Ebola drug maker's stock surges
August 4, 2014
There is no cure for Ebola. But don't tell that to traders. Shares of a Vancouver-based company working on a drug to treat the infectious disease surged nearly 40% last week.
Tekmira Pharmaceuticals (TKMR) popped on much higher trading volume than usual because investors are hopeful that health agencies in the United States might approve its drug, known as TKM-Ebola.
But investors buying this stock now need to be extremely careful.
CNN reported Monday that two Americans who were infected with the Ebola virus in Liberia were treated with a drug made by privately-held San Diego company Mapp Biopharmaceutical.
Shares of Tekmira, which were up as much as 26% at one point Monday, gave up all of their gains following the CNN report and finished the day down 7%. Meanwhile, shares of BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (BCRX), another small biotech working on a drug that could be used to treat Ebola, were up more than 5% Monday.


Zmapp is the cure - hopefully
zmapp cure
tekmira is working on a vaccine against EBOLA

2 American missionary workers who had contracted Ebola were treated with varying success by ZMapp, a drug from biotech company Mapp Biophamaceutical Inc, a private company.

Tekmira was one of a few companies to have developed Ebola treatments advanced enough to be tested on people. In July, the U.S. Federal Drug Administration placed a hold on a clinical trial for a Tekmira drug in development due to safety concerns. On Friday, however, the FDA said it "stands ready" to work with patients in need of treatment.

Hope that Tekmira's drug might be used in the wake of the outbreak sparked a furious rally in the shares Monday morning. The stock gained more than 18 percent before slumping on the news that a drug developed by Mapp had been used to treat two patients.

The stock, as of late morning, was down 0.4 percent to $14.20 a share with more than 6.7 million shares traded, the busiest day in the stock's history.

The Mapp Biopharmaceutical drug, ZMapp, has not been approved for human use yet.
The two patients were reported to be in stable condition after being given the drug.


Tekmira Pharma shares give up sharp gains after Ebola report
Shares of Tekmira Pharmaceuticals soared on Monday, only to slump after a CNN report suggested another company could be first to see its Ebola treatment used to treat an outbreak in Africa.

CNN reported Monday that two American missionary workers who had contracted Ebola were treated with varying success by a drug from biotech company Mapp Biopharmaceutical, a private company.
Tekmira was one of a few companies to have developed Ebola treatments advanced enough to be tested on people. In July, the U.S. Federal Drug Administration placed a hold on a clinical trial for a Tekmira drug in development due to safety concerns.

On Friday, however, the FDA said it "stands ready'' to work with patients in need of treatment.

Hope that Tekmira's drug might be used in the wake of the outbreak sparked a furious rally in the shares Monday morning.

The stock gained more than 18 percent before slumping on the news that a drug developed by Mapp had been used to treat two patients.
The Mapp Biopharmaceutical drug, ZMapp, has not been approved for human use yet, according to CNN. The two patients were reported to be in stable condition after being given the drug.

An Ebola vaccine?

Assessment of the Risk of Ebola Virus Transmission from Bodily Fluids and Fomites
Although Ebola virus (EBOV) is transmitted by unprotected physical contact with infected persons, few data exist on which specific bodily fluids are infected or on the risk of fomite transmission. Therefore, we tested various clinical specimens from 26 laboratory-confirmed cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever, as well as environmental specimens collected from an isolation ward, for the presence of EBOV. Virus was detected by culture and/or reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction in 16 of 54 clinical specimens (including saliva, stool, semen, breast milk, tears, nasal blood, and a skin swab) and in 2 of 33 environmental specimens.We conclude that EBOV is shed in a wide variety of bodily fluids during the acute period of illness but that the risk of transmission from fomites in an isolation ward and from convalescent patients is low when currently recommended infection control guidelines for the viral hemorrhagic fevers are followed.
Very technical info

Ebola and Vitamin C
Colloidal silver kills viruses as well as bacteria.

Ebola causes the complete removal of all vitamin C from the body.
Ebola USES UP all the vitamin C as your body tries to defend itself against the Ebola virus.
Ebola acts like scurvy.  The very first symptoms of ebola are exactly the same as scurvy.
Perhaps take enormous doses of vitamin C until the immune system succeeds in killing off the virus.

August 4, 2014


CDC concerned about airborne transmission of Ebola Virus
August 5, 2014
CDC has directed airline staff to take steps to prevent the spread of infectious material through the air.
While Ebola is highly contagious, the risk of a full blown pandemic has been downplayed because of the misleading chant - Ebola, is not airborne.

However, concerns are rising that the current strain of the virus could be airborne.
CDC is concerned about airborne contamination.

The advisory urges airline staff to provide surgical masks to potential Ebola victims in order to reduce the number of droplets expelled into the air by talking, sneezing, or coughing.

A 2012 experiment conducted by Canadian scientists proved that, the ebola virus could be transmitted by air between species.

Canada Public Health Agency official website states under that airborne spread among humans is strongly suspected, although it has not yet been conclusively demonstrated.

The potential for a new strain of the Ebola virus to have achieved airborne transmission only serves to cast further doubt on the logic of the United States choosing to import two Ebola sufferers into the country.

Obama signed an executive order which allows health authorities to detain Americans who merely show signs of respiratory illness.
The CDC has also outlined measures for dealing with an outbreak of a communicable disease which allow for the quarantine of “well persons” who “do not show symptoms” of the disease.

Ebola virus

The Pale Horseman rides
August 5, 2014  
I've been keeping my eye on Ebola for several years. In 1976, the virus was first spotted in the Congo.  Ebola was elusive, emerging every few years from the jungles of Africa, killing several people, and then disappearing without a trace.

The five known strains of Ebola have a mortality rate of between 50% and 90% of those who are infected. It is generally believed to only spread through close contact with  blood or bodily fluid. However, Ebola has just managed to infect doctors who wore heavy protective gear.
The virus has also resisted all efforts to develop a vaccine.

This current ongoing 2014 outbreak is the largest, killed nearly 800 to date, which is more than all the other outbreaks combined.
It is running unchecked in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. The global community has reason to be worried.

We seem to be under increasing attacks from a growing number of infectious diseases. It was just a few months ago that the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, was out to get us.

In China, around 200 people were killed by the bird flu. The reason for the big concern over diseases that only claim relatively few number of lives is because the gap between a few hundred deaths and several million could become very narrow.
If Ebola turns into a pandemic, we have a strong indication that the pale horse rider is getting ready to head out.

And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. And I looked, and behold a pale horse, and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.  Revelation 6:7-8

The Man Comes Around


Next Phase of the Ebola Crisis: Terrorism
Frightening dimension to forever evolving war on terror


The Ebola scare may soon feed into the war on terror narrative.

On Sunday Breitbart covered a report produced by the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency stating that an increasing number of people apprehended on the border are infected with the Ebola virus.

At least 71 individuals from the three nations affected by the current Ebola outbreak have either turned themselves in or been caught attempting to illegally enter the U.S. by U.S. authorities between January 2014 and July 2014,” Breitbart reported.

The report also noted a significant number of illegal immigrants caught crossing the border are from Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia, countries where Islamic terrorists are active.

Texas Governor Rick Perry underscored this potential threat when he told CNN some illegal immigrants coming across the border are from countries with substantial terrorist ties.

The mention of possible terrorist infiltration and Ebola sets the stage for a scary prospect — a biological attack on America.

For the government this represents an opportunity to expand a terror narrative that has dominated domestic and foreign policy for over a decade.

Weaponized Ebola

In 2013 Global Policy, a journal produced by the London School of Economics, warned about the prospect of Ebola being used as a terrorist weapon.

“The increase in natural outbreaks in [Africa], coupled with a possibility of a terrorist group recruiting experts to acquire the virus and to prepare it to use as a bioweapon, should lead policymakers to consider the risk of a deliberate outbreak,” Amanda M. Teckman wrote for the journal.

Although weaponization of Ebola is complex and unlikely, experts in the field say transmission of the virus by air has occurred between animals. They believe “with advancing knowledge about how to manipulate viruses, the traits that make these [hemorrhagic fever virus agents] difficult to weaponize might be a diminishing barrier.” Additionally, a “reverse genetics system provides a way to produce highly virulent mutated viruses for the purpose of biological warfare or biological terrorism,” scientists believe, according to Teckman’s research.

It remains to be seen if a terrorist group like ISIS – which has demonstrated a willingness to engage in large scale mass murder, including the uninhibited murder of civilians – has the capability to produce a weaponized version of Ebola.

If ISIS manages to defeat the al-Assad regime in Syria it may come into possession of biological weapons. According to U.S. intelligence the Syrians have a biological weapon program run out of the Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC) in Damascus with labs in Aleppo and Homs.

“The SSRC is a huge complex, with wings and units designated for specific pathogen research. The labs are state of the art and, unlike chemical weapons, stockpiling biological weapons is obsolete. The infrastructure to support both clandestine and legitimate research is identical, making identification of the development of biological weapons exceptionally difficult,” the National Interest reported last September.

In October British experts at the Henry Jackson Society (HJS) “issued a stark warning over what they say is the ‘clear and present danger’ of Al Qaeda gaining possession of the Assad regime’s stockpile of biological weapons, claiming to have substantial evidence that Al Qaeda-linked groups may already have possession of toxic agents,” Israel National News reported.

“Unlike chemical weapons, maintained in military designated stockpiles which are generally identifiable and which Assad maintains command and control over, the structure of Syria’s biological warfare programs are latent, compartmentalized and spread across its remaining bio-pharmaceutical infrastructure. The programs are designed to be highly agile to allow swift production if required,” the HJS report explains.

“Worryingly, the report suggests that the Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front may already have possession of ‘biological pathogens or weaponized agents either of which would pose a threat to the international community.’”

In June it was reported al-Nusra had merged with ISIS.

This does not mean Syria has developed weaponized Ebola, only that it likely has a sophisticated biological weapons program and, if the victory trajectory of ISIS continues, viral agents may fall into the hands of terrorists who would use the weapon in an attack in the United States or Europe.
Biological Terror Meme Part of U.S. Propaganda War

Despite the infeasibility of terrorists acquiring sophisticated biological weapons, the U.S. government has constructed a narrative portraying al-Qaeda as a terrorist group fully capable of launching a biological attack.

Key figures in the al-Qaeda constellation have professed a desire to use biological weapons. For instance, U.S.-born Anwar al-Awlaki, the al-Qaeda leader reportedly killed in a drone attack in 2011, called for the use of biological weapons. “The use of chemical and biological weapons against population centers is allowed and is strongly recommended,” he wrote for the al-Qaeda magazine, Inspire.

In 2001, less than three months after 9/11, the government pushed the meme that al-Qaeda had stockpiled anthrax spores in Afghanistan and planned to attack the United States. The theory arose following the September 18 anthrax attack which the Bush administration reflexively blamed on Osama bin Laden.

The fear al-Qaeda may eventually attack America with biological weapons is a central tenet of the terror narrative. From the death of 40 members of al-Qaeda in Algeria allegedly infected with Black Death when a biological program went wrong to the less than incontrovertible proof the al-Nusra used sarin gas in Syria, the threat of biological warfare by terrorist groups has dominated the war on terror storyline for more than a decade.

The fear of terrorists crossing the U.S.-Mexico border and the recent CBP reports of Ebola victims present in the growing influx adds a new and frightening dimension to the ever evolving war on terror.

It remains to be seen if terrorists are indeed crossing with tens of thousands of unaccompanied children and other illegal immigrants, or if there is an active terrorist plot in the works.

Despite the lack of evidence the government will opportunistically marry the fear of Ebola and terror together to advance its ongoing effort to forge a police state with a high-tech surveillance apparatus and a military and diplomatic component designed to put forward the foreign policy objectives of the global elite.

WHO meets in Geneva, Switzerland
August 6, 2014
British Airways has temporarily suspended flights to and from Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Airports in Nigeria are now screening passengers for Ebola on arrival.
Global health experts at the World Health Organization are meeting to discuss new measures to tackle the Ebola outbreak.
The WHO in Geneva, Switzerland will decide whether to declare a global health emergency.
That could involve imposing travel restrictions on affected areas.

It comes as leading infectious disease experts have called for experimental treatments to be offered more widely.
Two US aid workers who contracted Ebola in Liberia appear to be improving after receiving an unapproved medicine before being evacuated back to the US.
But it is not clear if the ZMapp drug, which has only been tested on monkeys, can be credited with their improvement.

CDC getting dozens of calls
Aug 6, 2014
CDC has received several dozen calls from hospitals about people who are ill after traveling in Africa.  A lot more Ebola testing has been going on around the nation than we have been hearing about in the mainstream media.  
A Liberian man just died from Ebola in Morocco, and a man that traveled to Saudi Arabia from Sierra Leone Aug. 3 is being tested for Ebola.

A Liberian has died of Ebola virus in Morocco

Ebola Victim on the run
July 25, 2014
African Ebola epidemic will deteriorate before it gets better.
Sierra Leone officials appealed for help on Friday to trace the first known resident in the capital with Ebola whose family removed her from a Freetown hospital after testing positive for Ebola.
Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone outbreaks identified in February 2014.
Nigerian capital Lagos, where a man collapsed at the airport and is now being tested whether he too had Ebola, like the plot of the movie Outbreak.

The drug used to treat the two is called ZMapp and boosts the immune system to battle against Ebola. The treatment consists of antibodies from lab animals exposed to the virus.

Saudi Arabia - ebola?
Sierra Leone deploys troops to guard Ebola clinics

Freetown (AFP) - Sierra Leone has deployed troops to guard quarantined Ebola patients as Saudi Arabia's first suspected case sparked fears of a possible global spread and British Airways cancelled flights to two west African countries.

A presidential aide in Sierra Leone told AFP the soldiers would "deter relatives and friends of Ebola patients from forcefully taking them from hospitals without medical consent".

Ebola, a deadly tropical virus that causes severe fever and, in the worst cases, unstoppable bleeding, has claimed the lives of almost 900 people in four west African nations since the start of the year.

Sierra Leone has seen 646 cases, the highest number of any nation, and 273 deaths.

But the fight against its spread has been hampered by distrustful relatives discharging highly contagious patients from hospitals and taking them back to die in their villages, where countless individuals may have contact with them.

Many indigenous people living in the forested border areas that straddle Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea believe the virus was introduced deliberately by outsiders, or is a hoax fabricated by the West, designed to subjugate them.

The presidency did not give exact numbers or locations for the army deployment, but most of the country's Ebola clinics are in Kailahun and Kenema, the eastern districts hit hardest by the outbreak.

The announcement came after British Airways said it had suspended flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone until the end of August "due to the deteriorating public health situation in both countries".

"The safety of our customers, crew and ground teams is always our top priority and we will keep the routes under constant review in the coming weeks," it said in a statement.

- US patient arrives home -

The threat of a spread outside of Africa was underlined as Saudi Arabia said doctors were testing a patient suspected of having contracted Ebola during a trip to Sierra Leone.

The health ministry said the Saudi man was admitted to hospital in the Red Sea city of Jeddah after showing Ebola-like symptoms upon his return.

Meanwhile an American woman infected with Ebola -- the second US patient evacuated from the growing outbreak in west Africa -- arrived Tuesday in the United States from Liberia for treatment.

After landing at a military air strip aboard a small medical evacuation plane, Nancy Writebol, 60, was transported by ambulance to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.

Television crews followed the ambulance by helicopter, and images showed a patient wrapped in a white protective suit being transported on a stretcher to the hospital entrance.

The woman's colleague, missionary doctor Kent Brantly, 33, is also receiving care at a special containment unit at the same hospital.

Both Writebol and Brantly worked for Christian aid agencies in Liberia and were infected with Ebola while caring for patients in Monrovia.

Three foreign missionaries -- a Spaniard, a Congolese and an Equatorial Guinean -- have also tested positive for the virus in the Liberian capital Monrovia, the Spanish charity St John of God said Tuesday.

They were named as Spanish priest Miguel Pajares, 75, Chantal Pascaline Mutwamene of Congo and Paciencia Melgar of Equatorial Guinea.

Spain's defence ministry said it was sending an air force plane to Liberia to bring Pajares home for treatment.

- 'Stay at home' -

Also Tuesday, Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma toured health facilities being set up to combat Ebola in the capital Freetown.

A 20-bed treatment centre and laboratory under construction in the western suburb of Lakka will be the first in the city of 1.2 million, which reported its first Ebola case nine days ago.

Business returned to normal in the capital after a "stay at home" day called to give the authorities breathing space to reorganise the response to the outbreak.

Many shops were screening customers' temperatures with high-tech gadgets at their entrances while others provided chlorinated water and soap for customers to wash their hands.

"No handshakes please," read a poster on display at a bank in the central business district.

Health officials have been forced to issue warnings over the danger of excessive use of chlorine, however, following reports of people sipping solutions of the poisonous chemical and washing with it.

"It is detrimental to the user's health and can cause serious internal injury," health ministry spokesman Yahya Tunis said in a public announcement broadcast on television and radio.

"People should return to the traditional hygiene practice of hand-washing with soap."

In Sierra Leone on Tuesday, a former youth and education minister, Lansana Nyallah, told state television he has lost nine members of his family to Ebola and warned: "To those who still believe that Ebola does not exist, please take heed."

Breaking News: Saudi man dies in Jeddah, thought to have contracted Ebola on Sierra Leone trip @Yahoo News

21 questions about Ebola
Government propaganda, medical corruption and bioweapons experiments
August 05, 2014
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews
Something's fishy about the official stories we're being told on Ebola. 21 important questions we should all be considering.

How are U.S. doctors and health workers supposed to even identify people with Ebola when they appear "fit and healthy" right until the very end? "What's shocking is how healthy the patients look before they die and how quickly they decline

The 2 ebola patients brought into the USA - at least thats what we are told.

My FIRST suspicion was when the doctor - supposedly, or an actor, climbed out of the ambulance himself then walked into the hosptal.  I thot - NO WAY!  DANGEROUS if nothing else!!  BAD protocol.
So they made sure the nurse was carried in on a stretcher.  
Too many ppl asked too many Questions.
You need to read this link.  It is 100% valid and full of a few of my own questions.

Exclamation  Idea

I was thinking the same thing too - if anything, these 2 doctors who supposedly have ebola and being flown in to America from Africa...all it's doing is distracting away all of the attention over what's going on at the southern American border(where REAL POTENTIAL ebola people are being infiltrated in).

The 'ole bait-and-switch tactic they're using.

Report: Ebola Virus Spread Because of Lax Quarantine Enforcement;utm_medium=twitter

According to a report in The New York Times, the Ebola virus has been spreading because African governments did not take quarantine efforts seriously, especially in regions where it is customary to touch dead bodies before the funeral. Those who came in contact with Ebola victims were not ordered to be quarantined; some who handled dead bodies of Ebola victims were allowed to even potentially contaminate communal water supplies.

Not surprisingly, the virus spread.

The New York Times notes that the Ebola outbreak was "first identified in March in Guinea’s remote Forest Region:"

   Since then, it has spread with a deadly swiftness, spilling over porous borders in one of the poorest parts of Africa. The epidemic also leapfrogged by air after an American working in Liberia flew to Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, and died there last week. On Monday, Nigerian news media reported that a doctor who treated him had contracted the disease as well.

Read more at The New York Times.
Ebola outbreak: US says it won't turn back Africa flights

Asserting that there was "no significant risk" to the country from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the White House has ruled out turning back flights coming to the US and said there are screening measures in place to ward off threats from the disease.

"No, not at this point," the White House Press Secretary, Josh Earnest, told reporters when asked if the flights coming to the US would be turned back over Ebola.

"At this point, there are screenings that are in place both before individuals board flights in their home countries or where these flights originate, but also after these individuals arrive here in the United States they're screened once again," he said.

"There are facilities available that if an individual is detected exhibiting these symptoms, that they can be quarantined and promptly evaluated by a medical professional," he added.

The Centers for Disease Control, which is in close coordination with the World Health Organisation and other multilateral organisations, he said, has assessed that there is "no significant risk" to the United States from this current Ebola outbreak.


Saudi Arabian man being tested for Ebola virus dies

RIYADH (Reuters) - A Saudi Arabian man suspected of having contracted the Ebola virus during a recent business trip to Sierra Leone died early on Wednesday in Jeddah, the Health Ministry said.

Saudi authorities and international laboratories certified by the World Health Organization are testing samples from the man for Ebola and other diseases after he showed symptoms of viral hemorrhagic fever, the ministry said in a statement.

The ministry said it was working to trace the man's route of travel and identify people he was in contact with.

Ebola is one of the deadliest diseases known in humans with a fatality rate of up to 90 percent. The death rate in the current outbreak in West Africa, which has killed close to 900, is around 60 percent.

The kingdom has suspended pilgrimage visas from West African countries to counter the further possible spread of the disease.
Ebola outbreak may already be uncontrollable; Monsanto invests in Ebola treatment drug company as pandemic spreads

(NaturalNews) A global outbreak of deadly Ebola is underway and has crossed national borders. One infected victim of the horrifying disease flew on international flights, vomiting on board and exposing hundreds of people to the deadly virus which can be transmitted through airborne particles. Ebola has an 8-10 day incubation period, meaning thousands of people could be carrying it right now and spreading it across the cities of the world without even knowing it.

Passengers in Hong Kong and the UK have already shown symptoms of the disease and are being tested, reports USA Today. (2) The Peace Corps has evacuated its volunteers from the region after two were exposed to Ebola. (3)

"Expert claims panic over death of U.S. man in Nigeria is 'justified'" reports the Daily Mail. (1) "He warned the spread of Ebola could become a global pandemic."

Ebola is the closest thing to real-life zombie infections
With apologies to those victims who have suffered the horrible fate of Ebola, I'm offering a medically accurate description here as a warning to everybody else. Believe me when I say you do NOT want to contract Ebola. Warning: Graphic language below.

Ebola is a gruesome disease that causes cells in the body to self-destruct, resulting in massive internal and external bleeding. In its late stages, Ebola can cause the victim to experience convulsions, vomiting and bleeding from the eyes and ears while convulsing, flinging blood all over the room and anyone standing nearby, thereby infecting those people as well. This gruesome ending is the reason Ebola spreads so effectively. The virus "weaponizes" the blood, then causes the victim to fling it around on everyone else almost like you might see depicted in some horror zombie flick.

"Haemorrhaging symptoms begin 4 - 5 days after onset, which includes hemorrhagic conjunctivitis, pharyngitis, bleeding gums, oral/lip ulceration, hematemesis, melena, hematuria, epistaxis, and vaginal bleeding," reports the Pathogen Safety Data Sheet from the Public Health Agency of Canada. (Cool That same publication also explains, "There are no known antiviral treatments available for human infections."

Read that again: There are NO KNOWN TREATMENTS for human infections.

Sierra Leone's top Ebola doctor tragically died yesterday from an Ebola infection. Although well trained in infectious disease, even he underestimated the ability of this insidious killer to leap from person to person. Around half of those infected with Ebola die, making it one of the most fatal diseases known to modern medical science. And yet medical staff around the world still aren't exercising sufficient precautions when interfacing with infected patients.

Monsanto and Dept. of Defense help fund pharma company that could earn billions from Ebola treatment
There are some experimental drugs under development by pharma companies that show some promise, but nothing is commercialized yet. (9)

One fascinating development worth investigating further is that TEKMIRA Pharmaceuticals, a company working on an anti-Ebola drug, just received a $1.5 million cash infusion from none other than Monsanto. Click here to read the press release, which states "Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corporation is a biopharmaceutical company focused on advancing novel RNAi therapeutics and providing its leading lipid nanoparticle (LNP) delivery technology to pharmaceutical partners."

The money from Monsanto is reportedly related to the company's developed of RNAi technology used in agriculture. The deal is valued at up to $86.2 million, according to the WSJ. (11)

Another press release about Tekmira reveals a $140 million contract with the U.S. military for Ebola treatment drugs:

TKM-Ebola, an anti-Ebola virus RNAi therapeutic, is being developed under a $140 million contract with the U.S. Department of Defense's Medical Countermeasure Systems BioDefense Therapeutics (MCS-BDTX) Joint Product Management Office.

Additional Tekmira partnership are listed at this Tekmira web page.

Not to invoke any charges of collusion or conspiracy here, but a whole lot of people are going to have raised eyebrows over the fact that Monsanto just happened to be giving a cash infusion to a key pharma company working on an Ebola cure right in the middle of a highly-publicized Ebola outbreak which could create huge market demand for the drugs. The fact that the U.S. Department of Defense is also involved with all this is going to have alternative news websites digging hard for additional links.

Sadly, the history of medicine reveals that drug companies, the CDC and the WHO have repeatedly played up the severity of disease outbreaks in order to promote sales of treatment drugs. I'm not saying this outbreak isn't very real and very alarming, of course. It is real. But we always have to be suspicious when windfalls profits just happen to line up for certain corporations following global outbreaks of infectious disease. Vaccine manufacturers, remember, made billions off the false swine flu scare, and tens of millions of dollars in stockpiled swine flu vaccines later had to be destroyed by the governments that panicked and purchased them.

Has air travel doomed humanity to a pandemic outbreak?
Air travel creates the "perfect storm" for Ebola to devastate humanity. It all starts with these irrefutable facts about air travel:

1) All passengers are confined to the same enclosed space.

2) All passengers are breathing THE SAME AIR.

3) Ebola can become airborne via very small particles in the air, and just a single Ebola virus riding on a dust particle is sufficient to infect a human being (see below).

4) Following the flight, infected passengers then intermingle with thousands of other people at the airport, each doing to a different unique destination somewhere else across the country or around the world.

5) The speed of air travel vastly out-paces the speed of governments being able to deploy infectious disease prevention teams.

A global pandemic wipeout from Ebola, in other words, could originate from a single person on a single international flight. And it could circle the globe in less than 48 hours.

Just one organism is sufficient to infect a new host
Just how much Ebola virus does it take to infect someone? Alarmingly, as the Public Health Agency of Canada explains, "1 - 10 aerosolized organisms are sufficient to cause infection in humans." (Cool

Read that again: it takes just ONE aerosolized organism (a microscopic virus riding on a dust particle) to cause a full-blown infection in humans. This is why one man vomiting on an international flight can infect dozens or hundreds of other people all at once.

Some experts fear that has already happened. As the Daily Mail reports: (1)

Nigerian health officials are in the process of trying to trace 30,000 people, believed to be at risk of contracting the highly-infectious virus, following the death of Patrick Sawyer in Lagos. It comes as Nigerian actor Jim Lyke sparked outrage, posting a picture of himself wearing an Ebola mask while sitting in a first class airport lounge as he fled Liberia.

Dave Hodges of The Commonsense Show reports: (7)

A desperate search is on to find the hundreds of passengers who flew on the same jets as Sawyer. A total of 59 passengers and crew are estimated to have come into contact with Sawyer and effort is being made to track each individual down. There is an inherent problem with this "track down". Presumably, some of the passengers connected to other flights, which known to be the case. Let's just say for the sake of argument that only 20 people, a low estimate given the nature of the airports that Sawyer was traveling in, were connecting to other flights, the spread of the virus would quickly expand beyond any possibility of containment because in less than a half a day, nearly a half a million people would be potentially exposed. Within a matter of a couple of hours, Sawyer's infected fellow travelers would each have made contact with 200 other passengers and crew. Hours later, these flights would land and these people would go home to the friends, families and coworkers across several continents.

CBS News adds: (4)

"Witnesses say Sawyer, a 40-year-old Liberian Finance Ministry employee en route to a conference in Nigeria, was vomiting and had diarrhea aboard at least one of his flights with some 50 other passengers aboard. Ebola can be contracted from traces of feces or vomit, experts say."

American family members quarantined in Texas
A U.S. doctor named Dr. Kent Brantly has reportedly contracted Ebola. "Brantly and the couple's 3- and 5-year-old children left Liberia for a scheduled visit to the United States on July 20. Days later, Kent Brantly quarantined himself in the isolation ward of a hospital where he had been treating Ebola patients after testing positive for the disease," reports CBS News. (3)

That same story goes on to say, "Amber Brantly and the children are in Abilene, Texas, under a 21-day fever watch," which is essentially a quarantine. This means the necessary quarantine of American citizens on U.S. soil has already begun.

Nobody is yet talking about what all this might mean if a large U.S. city shows an outbreak of infections. Will the federal government use the military to quarantine an entire city? Ultimately, it must! And make no mistake: this possibility is already written up and on the books for national emergencies. One declaration of martial law is all that's required to seal off an entire U.S. city at gunpoint.

Another CBS News article reports: (4)

"If it gets into a big city, that's everybody's worse nightmare," said Dr. Tim Geisbert, a professor of microbiology and immunology at University of Texas Medical Branch, in an interview with CBS News. "It gets harder to control then. How do you quarantine a big city?"

The answer, by the way, is by deploying America's armed forces against its own citizens in a domestic national emergency scenario. Everybody in the federal government already knows that. It's only the mainstream media that pretends such plans don't already exist.

Ebola detection kits deployed to all 50 U.S. states
Although the federal government's official reaction to all this is low-key, in truth the U.S. government is rapidly preparing for the possibility of an Ebola outbreak reaching the continental USA.

As reported above, the U.S. Department of Defense already has a $140 million contract awarded to Tekmira for its Ebola treatment drugs.

Additionally, as reports: (5)

The Department of Defense informed Congress that it has deployed biological diagnostic systems to National Guard support teams in all 50 states, according to a report published by the Committee on Armed Services. Some 340 Joint Biological Agent Identification and Diagnostic System (JBAIDS) units have thus far been given to emergency response personnel. The systems are "rapid, reliable, and [provide] simultaneous identification of specific biological agents and pathogens."

On one hand, we might all applaud the government's preparedness actions in all this. It's smart to have diagnostic systems deployed nationwide, of course. But it begs the question: When was the government planning on telling the public about all this? Probably never. There's no sense in causing a panic when half the people won't survive an outbreak anyway, they figure.

The perfect bioweapon against humanity?
I also need to make you urgently aware that Ebola is a "perfect" bioweapon. Because of its ability to survive storage and still function many days, weeks or years later, it could be very easily harvested from infected victims and then preserved using nothing more than a common food dehydrator.

As the Public Health Agency of Canada explains: (Cool

The virus can survive in liquid or dried material for a number of days (23). Infectivity is found to be stable at room temperature or at 4 (C) for several days, and indefinitely stable at -70 C.

To translate this into laymen's terms, this means the Ebola virus can be:

• Stored in a liquid vial and easily smuggled across international borders.

• Dehydrated and stored in a dried state, then easily smuggled.

• Frozen at very low temperatures where it remains viable indefinitely.

Once dried, contained or frozen, Ebola pathogens can be smuggled into target countries with ridiculous ease. In the United States, for example, people can literally walk right through our Southern open borders with zero security whatsoever.

Open borders is an open invitation for bioweapons terrorism
Once inside the target country, a bioweapons terrorist could then easily infect people in public transit hubs such as subway stations, airports, bus stations and so on. Unfortunately, spraying a few Ebola particles into people's faces is ridiculously easy, especially if the terrorist carrying out the activities decides he is on a suicide mission and doesn't care about self-exposure.

An outbreak of Ebola in a major U.S. city would quite literally threaten the public health of the entire nation. That's why an "open borders" policy in the middle of a global Ebola outbreak is unconscionable from the point of view of public health. CDC officials must be tearing their hair out over this issue.

Think about it: America is a country where public health officials freak out and go crazy when two children acquire whooping cough in a public school in Maryland. But when tens of thousands of people are streaming into the country, unbounded, with near-zero medical scrutiny in the middle of an international Ebola outbreak, federal officials do almost nothing at all. If there is an Ebola outbreak in the U.S., this is most likely how it will arrive.

CDC issues emergency 'all-hands' call for Ebola response

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday issued its highest alert for an all-hands on deck response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa.

"Ops Center moved to Level 1 response to given the extension to Nigeria & potential to affect many lives," CDC chief Tom Frieden said on Twitter.

Level 1 is the highest on a 1-6 scale and signals that increased staff and resources will be devoted to the outbreak.

"Basically this activation allows us to pull resources from throughout the agency to respond to this," said CDC spokesman Tom Skinner.

He said it was the first time since 2009 that the Level 1 alert had been issued. Back then it was in response to the outbreak of H1N1 flu.

West Africa is experiencing the largest outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever in history.

A total of 932 people have died since March in Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia and Nigeria.

Ebola is spread through direct contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person.

Symptoms include fever, muscle aches, red eyes, diarrhea, vomiting and bleeding.

And when he had opened the fourth seal, and behold a pale horse, and his name that sat on him was
Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth,
to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.  Revelation 6:7-8

ZionsCRY Analysis

I am putting everything I see in my forum.  That DOES NOT mean I think it has merit!  Some is hype.
I DO NOT EVEN KNOW if there is any reality to ANYTHING
apart from some in West Africa died of ebola, at least so we are told.

I can think of many - if this, then that - scenarios.  Example -
If the U.S. govt looses ebola across America, they know they have a cure - for themselves.  
Then they plan martial law, no one out of their house, troops on the streets.
Dont lament no elections, those are rigged anyway.
I have said that to 2 Christians and they said, o well, I have GOD.
God help us.  Here are my 3 forum links on EBOLA.

Lockdown: No one goes out
Prepping for an Ebola Lockdown: No one goes out, no one comes in.
Are you prepared to go into lockdown mode if the Ebola virus begins to spread across the country?
Hopefully, fears of a possible Ebola pandemic are exaggerated and being fanned by a government with an agenda and greedy pharmaceutical companies.

With something that displays itself as gruesomely as Ebola, a cover-up cant last long.
If EBOLA continues to spread, government cannot keep it under wraps.
This is NOT going to be easy to contain. The virus is spreading far more rapidly than it has in the past in West Africa, giving some people reason to believe it has mutated into something more easily transmissible.

Contagion Silence

This reminds me of that scene in the movie Contagion, where the CDC experts have their quiet, closed-door meetings and discuss preventing a panic.  Officials seem more intent on keeping it quiet than on stopping the spread of the illness.

The Silence of the facts

There are a lot of facts that are being kept quiet. The government seems really excited about producing an untested vaccine and jabbing us all with it. Because we cant trust the government, you may not have a lot of warning before things get really bad. Consider this your warning. You need to be prepared to go into family lockdown mode for at least 6 weeks.

How do you know when it’s time to go into lockdown?
The time is here - prep today

Avoiding contact with people who have the illness is the only way to prevent getting it.
Isolating yourselves is the best way to stay safe and healthy.

Experiment on West Africans
Pharma pushers want to conduct Ebola medical experiments on entire population of West Africa.
As the death toll from this latest Ebola outbreak edges closer to 1,000, a group of "experts" has come forward with calls to start administering experimental medicines to West Africans.
Peter Piot (co-discovered the Ebola virus) and others urge WHO to allow mass medical experimentation with drugs and vaccines that have never been safety tested.

I consider this an excellent and accurate website.

Ebola outbreak could be much worse than thought
When main news media begin covering it a lot, I smell agenda.


VIDEOS - You figure out the validity
Judge Jeanine Asks The Tough Questions About Ebola!

Depopulation Agenda? Or Media Hype For Martial Law False Flag?
Time Will Tell

Obama Planned For Ebola in 2009
Well that wouldnt surprise me

Now listen to this


Several Britons quarantined for Ebola, virus may be airborne
August 7, 2014  Several British nationals have been voluntarily quarantined with suspected Ebola.

Britain, UK news

Where the Ebola outbreak is most likely to spread next
August 2014  There are suspected Ebola cases in Europe, Asia, and North America but none are confirmed.

25 Critical Facts About This Ebola Outbreak That Every American Needs To Know

Ebola Nightmare - Public DomainWhat would a global pandemic look like for a disease that has no cure and that kills more than half of the people that it infects?  Let's hope that we don't get to find out, but what we do know is that more than 100 health workers that were on the front lines of fighting this disease have ended up getting it themselves.  The top health officials in the entire world are sounding the alarm and the phrase "out of control" is constantly being thrown around by professionals with decades of experience.  So should average Americans be concerned about Ebola?  If so, how bad could an Ebola outbreak in the U.S. potentially become?  The following are 25 critical facts about this Ebola outbreak that every American needs to know... (Read More....)

  What Will It Mean If The Potential Ebola Victim In New York City Actually Has The Virus?

Ebola In New York CityOn Monday, we learned that a "possible Ebola patient" was being treated at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.  We are being told that this individual recently returned from a country in Africa where there have been confirmed cases of Ebola.  So that would narrow it down to Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia and Nigeria.  The patient is being described as a male "with high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms".  The hospital says that "necessary steps are being taken to ensure the safety of all patients, visitors and staff".  But could you imagine the panic that is going to be created if there actually is a confirmed case of Ebola in the heart of New York City?  There is nothing in the post-World War II era that would even be comparable.  Certainly 9/11 created fear for a short period of time, but a full-blown Ebola outbreak would create a panic that could potentially last for months or even years. (Read More....)

  CDC Getting Dozens Of Calls ‘About People Who Are Ill After Traveling In Africa’

Telephone - Public DomainShould we be alarmed that the CDC has received "several dozen calls" from hospitals around the country "about people who are ill after traveling in Africa"?  As you will read about below, a lot more Ebola testing has been going on around the nation than we have been hearing about in the mainstream media.  I can understand the need to keep people calm, but don't we have a right to know what is really going on?  And the media has also been very quiet about the fact that Ebola is now potentially spreading to even more countries.  As you will read about below, a Liberian man just died from Ebola in Morocco, and a man that traveled to Saudi Arabia from Sierra Leone on Sunday night is being tested for Ebola after exhibiting "symptoms of the viral hemorrhagic fever".  Top officials in the U.S. keep assuring us that everything is going to be just fine, but the truth is that this is a crisis that is beginning to spiral out of control. On Tuesday, the CDC told Time Magazine that it had received dozens of calls from all over the United States about people that had gotten sick after traveling to Africa... (Read More....)

  It Is Becoming Clear – We Are NOT Prepared For An Ebola Pandemic

Ebola Symptoms - CDCThe United States is woefully unprepared for an Ebola outbreak.  If a pandemic were to erupt, the very limited number of hospital labs and isolation units that we currently have would be rapidly overwhelmed.  Yes, we may be able to provide "state of the art care" for a handful of people, but if thousands (or millions) of Americans get the virus you can forget about it.  Our health industry is already stretched incredibly thin, and we simply do not have the resources to handle a tsunami of high risk Ebola patients.  And of course conventional medicine does not have a cure for Ebola anyway.  The "experimental drug" that is being used on the two American health professionals with the disease seems to be helping them, but even if it does turn out to be safe and even if it is approved for the general public it will still be a long time before there is ever enough of the drug for everyone.  So let us hope that we do not see a full-blown Ebola pandemic in this country.  Because if we do, we could potentially see millions of people die. (Read More....)

  What Will You Do If They Make It Mandatory For All Americans To Take An Ebola Vaccine?

Ebola Vaccine - Public DomainAs the Ebola death toll rises and as images of bodies being abandoned in the streets of Liberia are broadcast around the globe, there has been a growing outcry for the scientific community to “do something” about this deadly virus.  And as luck would have it, there is an “experimental Ebola vaccine” that is ready to be tested on humans next month.  If Ebola starts to spread outside of Africa, and especially if it starts spreading inside the United States, people will be absolutely clamoring to get this vaccine.  But will it be safe?  And there will certainly be millions of people that do not want to take this vaccine under any circumstances.  If the outbreak gets bad enough, will it be made mandatory at some point?  If they do make it mandatory for all Americans to take an Ebola vaccine, what will you do? (Read More...)

CDC director: Scale of Ebola crisis unprecedented

WASHINGTON (AP) — The current Ebola crisis in West Africa is on pace to sicken more people than all other previous outbreaks of the disease combined, the health official leading the U.S. response said Thursday.

The next few weeks will be critical, said Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is sending more workers into the affected countries to help.

"It will be a long and hard fight," Frieden told a congressional committee Thursday.

In his prepared testimony, he estimated it would take at least three to six months to end the outbreak, under what he called a best-case scenario.

Frieden said the outbreak, which began in March, is unprecedented in part because it's in a region of Africa that never has dealt with Ebola before and has particularly weak health systems. He said the outbreak's two main drivers are lack of infection control as both health workers and families care for the sick and risky burial practices.

More than 1,700 people have been sickened in the current outbreak, in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. Nearly 1,000 have died, according to the World Health Organization, or WHO.

On Thursday Frieden said there's no way to know exactly how accurate that count is, or whether some cases are going unreported.

"The data coming out is kind of a fog-of-war situation," he said.

A medical charity told the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee that the world was too slow to react to the crisis, until recent headlines about two American aid workers who became infected in Liberia and were flown to the U.S. for care.

"Ebola is out of control in West Africa, and we are starting to see panic now around the world," said Ken Isaacs, vice president at Samaritan's Purse.

The two American aid workers, who were flown to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, "seem to get a little better every day," Isaacs said.

Frieden didn't rule out the possibility that a traveler could arrive in the U.S. unknowingly infected with Ebola. But he said he is confident there will not be a large Ebola outbreak here. The CDC has put hospitals on alert for symptoms and to check whether people are recent travelers so that they can promptly isolate any suspected cases until proper testing can be done.

Frieden said it is possible to stop the outbreak in West Africa using tried-and-true public health measures: find and isolate all possible patients, track down everyone they could have exposed, educate the public about risks and ensure health workers follow proper infection control. The virus is spread through direct contact with the bodily fluids of someone who is sick.

Any case missed or exposed person lost to follow-up could keep the outbreak going.

"If you leave behind even a single burning ember, it's like a forest fire," he said. "It flares back up."

Isaacs of Samaritan's Purse said that a huge problem will be persuading African communities to abandon the traditional practice of washing the body and kissing the corpse immediately after death, when the body is most infectious. He said aid workers have been attacked when trying to intervene, and that some physicians in Liberia even mocked the existence of the Ebola virus, shunning protection around patients.

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf declared a national state of emergency this week, and officials said Thursday that no one with a fever would be allowed in or out of the country. In the capital, there were reports of bodies abandoned in the streets. Relatives have been hiding feverish patients at home for fear that if they are brought to isolation centers and don't have Ebola, they will catch it.

Troops were deployed there and in Sierra Leone to stem movement of possibly infected people. According to the WHO, Liberia and Sierra Leone account for more than 60 percent of the deaths so far.

On Thursday, Frieden said Guinea was furthest along in responding to the outbreak although it is still spread there.

The World Bank Group on Monday pledged as much as $200 million in emergency funding to fight the outbreak, including paying for urgently needed medical supplies, medical staff salaries and lab networks. On Thursday, the U.S. Agency for International Development said it was sending tens of thousands of protective suits for health care workers.

At least one of the affected countries, Nigeria, has requested access to the experimental drug ZMapp, used on the two American aid workers. U.S. health officials have stressed that only extremely limited doses exist, the drug hasn't ever been tested in people and there's no proof it helped the two Americans. They have said it would take several months to make enough even for a small study.

"The plain fact is that we don't know whether that treatment is helpful, harmful or doesn't have any impact," Frieden told the congressional subcommittee. He added, "I don't want any false hopes out there."
CDC Chief: Ebola's Spread to the United States 'Inevitable'

Thursday at the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health hearing titled, “Combating the Ebola Threat,” the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Tom Frieden said "We are all connected and inevitably there will be travelers, American citizens" who will travel in the infected African countries and come "here with symptoms."

He added, "It is certainly possible that we could have ill people in the US who develop Ebola after having been exposed elsewhere."

The Associated Press reported "one man with dual US-Liberian citizenship has died from Ebola, after becoming sick on a plane from Monrovia to Lagos and exposing as many as seven other people in Nigeria."

Today the CDC, announced it has moved to a "level 1" alert to combat the Ebola outbreak in the African countries of Sierra Leone, Guinea, Nigeria and Liberia. According to the World Health Organization the virus has killed 932 people since March.

Man dies of suspected Ebola virus in Ghana, 5th nation
August 9, 2014  Fifth African country?
Benin reports two suspected Ebola cases – awaiting test results
Benin has reported two cases of the deadly Ebola virus in the west African country. Health Ministry official Aboubacar Moufiliatou said that a man suspected to have contracted the virus had died. “Fortunately, blood samples have been taken from the deceased patient to examine if his death was linked with Ebola,” Moufililatou told the state television Thursday night. He said another man has been quarantined after showing symptoms of the deadly virus after returning from the Nigerian city of Lagos. “Blood tests from the suspected case will be conducted in laboratories approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) to confirm or deny the infection,” he said. The WHO has declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to be an “international public health emergency” as the virus reportedly continues to spread through the region in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. According to the latest WHO report, Ebola has killed 932 people in West Africa. The Ebola virus, a contagious disease for which there is no known treatment or cure, can be transmitted to humans from wild animals and also spreads through contact with the body fluids of an infected person or someone who has died of the disease. Medical doctors say common symptoms of Ebola include high fever and headaches, followed by bleeding from openings in the body. If the cases turn out to be Ebola, this would be the fifth country in Africa where the virus has spread.  –Turkish Weekly

Man dies of suspected Ebola virus in Ghana
A nun who worked with Spanish missionaries, dies of Ebola in Liberia.
Ghana may be recording its first case of Ebola if tests on the blood samples of a Burkinabe man suspected to have died of Ebola proves positive. The man who was rushed to the Bawku Presby Hospital in the Upper East Region from Burkina Faso, died on arrival. The Medical Director at the Hospital, Dr Joseph Yaw Manu, who confirmed the incident to Citi News, said they sent the blood samples for testing because the man was brought in showing symptoms of Ebola. In an interview with Citi News, Dr. Manu said the patient was bleeding from his nostrils which raised their suspicion he may have died of the Ebola disease. Dr. Manu said they are awaiting the results from the blood sample test to verify the cause of death. He gave the assurance that the hospital is prepared to battle the disease. This is the fourth suspected case of Ebola reported in Ghana; two in Kumasi, one in Accra and now the Upper East Region.

Tests on the blood samples from the suspected patients by the Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical Research all proved negative. The Ebola disease has killed over 800 persons in four West African countries including, Nigeria, Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an international health emergency due to the rapid spread of the disease in the West African sub-region. Ghanaians are currently apprehensive about the disease which has affected neighboring countries. The Health Ministries says it is working closely with all health institutions and border officials to ensure citizens are protected. –Ghana Web

Nun with Spanish missionaries dies of Ebola in Liberia: A Congolese nun who worked with Spanish Catholic missionaries in Liberia has died of Ebola, the charity she worked for said today in Madrid. Chantal Pascaline died early today “due to Ebola at the Hospital of Saint Joseph of Monrovia” in the Liberian capital, the Hospitaller Brothers of St John of God said in a statement. Pascaline worked with Spanish priest Miguel Pajares, 75, who left Liberia on Thursday and returned to Spain to receive treatment after contracting Ebola. The Hospitaller Brothers are in charge of the NGO that runs the Liberian hospital where the priest and the nuns worked. Spanish health authorities said Thursday that the priest – the first Ebola victim in the fast-spreading outbreak to be evacuated to Europe – was in stable condition with no sign of bleeding. The hospital is not providing medical updates for the missionary, at his request.

A weakened Pajares arrived in Madrid aboard a special hospital plane along with 65-year-old Spanish nun Juliana Bonoha Bohe. The nun had been cleared of Ebola before leaving Liberia, but doctors at Madrid’s La Paz-Carlos III hospital repeated the blood test on Thursday and said they would do so again in four days. The Hospitaller Brothers asked Madrid on Tuesday to “urgently” repatriate Pajares, Bonoha Bohe, Pascaline, and a Guinean-born nun, Paciencia Melgar, who was also infected with the virus. But officials said they would evacuate only the Spanish nationals. -TAP

MAP West Africa

August 9 there was a special meeting in congress on EBOLA, which is a very REAL threat to the U.S.A.  EBOLA outbreak is still growing, not diminishing.  (radio)

Man dies of suspected Ebola virus in Ghana, 5th nation
MAP Wafrica

Canada tests man for Ebola
Nigeria confirms 2 more Ebola cases, 9 in total
August 9, 2014
 Friday Aug 8 Nigeria confirmed two new cases of Ebola, bringing the total number of infections in Africa’s most populous country to 9.
President Goodluck Jonathan declared a national emergency.  
Nigeria currently has six suspected cases that are under investigation and a total of 139 people have been placed under surveillance.

The president discouraged gatherings and set up of additional isolation centers, screening at borders and contact-tracing.
The epidemic in west Africa has killed nearly 1,000 people in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria was the worst of its kind in four decades. –Chanel News Asia

Canada testing man for Ebola: A Brampton hospital is taking precautionary measures after a patient who recently travelled to Canada from Nigeria came down with a fever and other flu-like symptoms. The patient arrived at the emergency department at William Osler Health System’s Brampton Civic Hospital earlier today. Osler sees and treats several patients a week with similar symptoms because of its proximity to the airport and over the last week, has put in heightened infection control protocols as a precautionary measure due to the emerging situation in West Africa.
Ebola starting to take an economic toll in region

WASHINGTON (AP) — Caterpillar has evacuated a handful of employees from Liberia. Canadian Overseas Petroleum Ltd. has suspended a drilling project. British Airways has canceled flights to the region. ExxonMobil and Chevron are waiting to see whether health officials can contain the danger.

The Ebola outbreak, which has claimed nearly 1,000 lives, is disrupting business and inflicting economic damage in the three African countries at the center of the crisis: Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. So far, analysts say the crisis doesn't threaten the broader African or global economies.

"We must make sure it is controlled and contained as quickly as possible," said Olusegun Aganga, trade minister in Nigeria, which has confirmed nine cases of Ebola. "Once that is done, I don't think it will have a lasting impact on the economy."

The World Health Organization on Friday declared the outbreak an international public health emergency. The WHO didn't recommend any travel or trade bans. But it cautioned anyone who had had close contact with Ebola patients to avoid international travel and urged exit screenings at international airports and border crossings.

"When you have a widespread outbreak of Ebola, you can end up with a panic," said John Campbell, senior fellow for Africa studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. "People won't go to work. Expatriates will leave. Economic activity will slow. Fields won't get planted."

The World Bank estimates that the outbreak will shrink economic growth in Guinea, where the crisis emerged in March, from 4.5 percent to 3.5 percent this year.

Ama Egyaba Baidu-Forson, an economist at IHS Global Insight who focuses on sub-Saharan Africa, is cutting her forecasts for growth this year in Liberia and Sierra Leone. She warned that prices would rise as food and other staples become scarce and that the region's already fragile governments would run up big budget deficits in fighting Ebola.

Baidu-Forson says the countries hit by Ebola ultimately could require financial help from the International Monetary Fund.

In the meantime, multinational companies that do business in the resource-rich region are scrambling to respond to the crisis. Among them:

— Heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar Inc., based in Peoria, Illinois, has "evacuated less than 10 people" from Liberia, company spokeswoman Barbara Cox said by email. In a statement, Caterpillar said: "The health and safety of our people is our top priority.... We will continue to monitor the situation closely."

— British Airways has announced that it's suspending flights to and from Liberia and Sierra Leone through Aug. 31 "due to the deteriorating public health situation in both countries."

— Tawana Resources, an Australian iron-ore company, said it had suspended "all non-essential field activities within Liberia" and sent all non-essential African workers, expatriates and contractors home.

— London-based mining company African Minerals has begun imposing health checks and travel restrictions on employees in the region.

— Canadian Overseas Petroleum, based in Calgary, has stopped drilling in Liberia. And some of its expatriate employees have left the country.

— ExxonMobil said in a statement that its offices remain open and that "we're taking precautions to ensure the health and safety of our employees." The company has offices in Liberia, Nigeria and several other African nations.

— Chevron, which has an office in the Liberian capital of Monrovia and is in the process of exploring for oil off Liberia's coast, said it's "closely monitoring the outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa." But the company wouldn't say whether it was withdrawing any employees or taking any other steps as a result of the outbreak.

So far, the economic damage has not affected West Africa's biggest economy, Nigeria's, though the disease has already spread to that country.

"It's not stopped commerce; it's not stopped buying," said Danladi Verheijen, managing director of the investment firm Verod Capital. "The flights are still full going into Nigeria."

Timi Austen-Peters, chairman of the Nigerian engineering and manufacturing firm Dorman Long, met in Washington on Friday with investors who were interested in Africa. Ebola, he says, didn't come up in the discussion.

"We were having a good old-fashioned business meeting," he says. "They were not in any way spooked."

Ghana playing with Ebola
August 9, 2014
In 2014, cholera still remains an epidemic Ghana has been unable to effectively combat and now, we have to deal with Ebola.
Ghana Health said it has put measures in place to prevent a possible outbreak.
It claimed it has trained health workers but the Ghana Medical Association says it is not ready to deal with an outbreak.
Very disturbing link.

August 9, 2014 -  3 suspected Ebola patients isolated at Nsawam Government hospital

Ebola Outbreak and Ghana Porous Borders
Ghana location makes it vulnerable to the spread of the Ebola virus.
Ghana is worried about ebola infected people strolling into Ghana.

The spread of Ebola to the USA is inevitable, due to international air travel, said Tom Frieden, the head of the CDC in a House Subcommittee hearing.

Ebola spread to USA inevitable
The spread of Ebola to the USA is inevitable, said Tom Frieden, the head of the CDC in a House Subcommittee hearing.
EBOLA is uncontained and out of control in West Africa, the international response to the disease has been a failure.

America is nowhere near prepared for an Ebola outbreak, not the people, not the hospitals, not the grocery stores and certainly not the government.
Outbreak USA will immediately turn to panic.

Even a small, local Ebola outbreak would result in a mandatory lock down of people in their own homes. The government's phrase for this is "shelter in place," and it was invoked at gunpoint during the Boston Marathon bombings.
People are completely on their own, with other residents utterly unwilling to help them.

What You Need to Do to Survive Ebola BEFORE the Panic Starts.
The Ebola virus is spreading and no one in any position of authority is releasing information to the public about how serious of a contagion this is.

In Nigeria things are much worse there than are being reported.
WHO reports Aug. 6 an explosion in confirmed cases over the last 48 hours.

4 new Ebola cases in Nigeria, all related to American who brought virus there
August 10, 2014  Patrick Sawyer
urinated on the medical staff treating him. He flew into a rage when they told him he had Ebola, ripped out his IV, pulled down his pants and pissed on a nurse. The nurse died, several others have tested positive for Ebola.

Man suspected of Ebola infection in Romania admitted to hospital
August 11, 2014
 A man from Romania suspected of Ebola was admitted to Ploiesti County Hospital in the capital Bucharest on Sunday.
He recently come back from a business trip to Nigeria. He is from the city of Ploiesti.

On Saturday, a Canadian patient showing symptoms of what could possibly be Ebola virus was quarantined near Toronto upon his arrival from Nigeria.

Germany Quarantines Patient With Suspected Ebola
A man who recently came from Sierra Leone sought medical help on Saturday due to high fever and nausea. He was isolated and transferred to the UMC Hamburg-Eppendorf accompanied by a convoy of six police cars. It remains unclear whether the patient had any contact with Ebola-infected people in Africa.

EBOLA Africa link -


The government's phrase for this is "shelter in place," and it was invoked at gunpoint during the Boston Marathon bombings.

Was thinking this too - was a dry run for the inevitable...

One resident of New Orleans said there was gun confiscation during Hurricane Katrina, leaving residents with no protection

Suspected Ebola patient isolated in Rwanda
August 11, 2014
Rwanda health officials have placed a European medical student suspected of Ebola in isolation at King Faisal Hospital Kigali.  He is being tested. Samples sent to an international accredited laboratory, and results will be available in 48 hours.

Rwanda is a long way from West Africa!
For ebola to leave West Africa and now be in East Africa, near Sudan, Egypt, mideast - its spreading VERY FAST - a major concern

East Africa news
Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Rwanda

Hong Kong - Nigerian hospitalized with suspected Ebola
10 August, 2014
An African national has been hospitalized with suspected Ebola in Hong Kong.
The man arrived in Hong Kong from Nigeria Aug 7 and has been staying in Chungking Mansions. He was hospitalized with vomiting and diarrhea symptoms.

Missionaries return to US and Ebola quarantine
Three missionaries who worked with patients infected with the Ebola virus in Liberia are back in the United States and feeling upbeat after their trans-Atlantic charter flight, the head of the North Carolina-based mission hosting them said Monday.

Ivory Coast Travel Ban Over Ebola
Ivory Coast has banned all passenger flights from three countries hit by Ebola, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, in an attempt to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.

Gov’t Rolls Out Ebola Strategy

What the Ebola outbreak means locally

U.S. bots flagged Ebola before outbreak announced

CJ wrote:
One resident of New Orleans said there was gun confiscation during Hurricane Katrina, leaving residents with no protection

I lived in New Orleans for almost 20 years(and moved out a year after Katrina).

Yes, what this resident of NOLA said is a PROVEN FACT! But ONLY the local news there did any reporting on it(and the role the Clergy Response Teams, with their partnership with Homeland Security, played in all of this).

Pretty much those hireling pastors in that area acted like Christians were going through some "Job test", and how God was calling everyone to work together to "rebuild" the city.

Hhhhmmm...9 years later, and that city has continued to get progressively worse!

Rwanda is a long way from West Africa!
For ebola to leave West Africa and now be in East Africa, near Sudan, Egypt, mideast - its spreading VERY FAST - a major concern

FYI, Rwanda happens to be one of Rick Warren's "Purpose Driven" countries.

Russian Health Official: The current epidemic of Ebola may be due to the use of biological weapons

“The ability to use deadly Ebola hemorrhagic fever as a dangerous biological weapon exists.”

This statement was made by the head of the Department for Infectious Diseases’ Institute for Advanced Studies of the Russian Federal Medical-Biology Agency, Professor Vladimir Nikiforov, during a press conference in MIA “Russia Today” on Friday, August 8th.

On the eve of Thursday, August 7, former Chief Sanitary Doctor Gennady Onishchenko said that he did not exclude the possibility that the current spread of Ebola is caused by someone’s artificial intervention.

Original Source in Russian:


Eight Chinese quarantined as panic grips Ebola-hit west Africa

Freetown (AFP) - Eight Chinese medical workers have been placed in quarantine in Sierra Leone, as health experts grappled with ethical questions over the use of experimental drugs to combat the killer Ebola virus.

Gripped by panic, west African nations battling the tropical disease ramped up drastic containment measures that have caused transport chaos, price hikes and food shortages.

The World Health Organization scrambled to draft guidelines for the use of experimental medicines at a meeting in Geneva as the death toll from the worst Ebola outbreak in history neared 1,000.

There is currently no available cure or vaccine for Ebola, one of the deadliest viruses known to man, which the WHO has declared a global public health emergency.

The disease has hit doctors hard in the ill-equipped and fragile health systems of the worst-hit west African nations, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Chinese ambassador to Sierra Leone Zhao Yanbo told journalists seven doctors and one nurse who treated Ebola patients had been placed under quarantine, but would not be drawn on whether they were displaying symptoms of the disease.

In addition 24 Sierra Leonean nurses, most from the military hospital in the capital, have also been placed under quarantine, according to figures from Yanbo and hospital director Dr Sahr Foday.


The current epidemic of Ebola may be due to the use of biological weapon. (Russian Health)
This is what I have believed all along.
Report: Ebola outbreak probably started with 2-year-old in Guinea

(CNN) -- The worst outbreak of Ebola, which has killed 961 people and triggered an international public health emergency, may have started with a 2-year-old patient in a village in Guinea.

About eight months ago, the toddler, whom researchers believe may have been Patient Zero, suffered fever, black stool and vomiting. Just four days after showing the painful symptoms, the child died on December 6, 2013, according to a report published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Scientists don't know exactly how the toddler contracted the virus. Ebola is spread from animals to humans through infected fluids or tissue, according to the World Health Organization.

"In Africa, infection has been documented through the handling of infected chimpanzees, gorillas, fruit bats, monkeys, forest antelope and porcupines," WHO says, though researchers think fruit bats are what they call the virus's "natural host."

Researchers who published the paper this year found a chain of illnesses in the toddler's family.

After the child's death, the mother suffered bleeding symptoms and died on December 13, according to the report. Then, the toddler's 3-year-old sister died on December 29, with symptoms including fever, vomiting and black diarrhea. The illness subsequently affected the toddler's grandmother, who died on January 1, in the family's village of Meliandou in Guéckédou.

The area in southern Guinea is close to the Sierra Leone and Liberia borders.

The illness spread outside their village after several people attended the grandmother's funeral.

Funerals tend to bring people in close contact with the body. Ebola spreads from person to person through contact with organs and bodily fluids such as blood, saliva, urine and other secretions of infected people. It has no known cure.

Two of the funeral attendees appeared to bring back the virus to their village, and it spread to health care workers and other family members who took care of infected patients

"A health care worker from Guéckédou with suspected disease, seems to have triggered the spread of the virus to Macenta, Nzérékoré, and Kissidougou in February 2014," stated the report, noting that more Guinea towns were affected.

Clusters of the disease popped up in early 2014 in these areas, with the initial patients suffering fever, vomiting and severe diarrhea, according to the report. Hemorrhaging was less frequent, the report noted.

In early March, the Ministry of Health in Guinea and Doctors Without Borders in Guinea were notified about the disease clusters.

Health investigators arrived that month and began tracing the disease by examining hospital documents and conducting interviews with affected families and villagers.

Ebola has now spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, prompting global concerns.

The report about the emergence of Ebola in Guinea was authored by dozens of international doctors and researchers from institutions in France, Germany, Guinea, WHO and Doctors Without Borders.
Hospital says Spanish priest with Ebola dies

MADRID (AP) — A spokeswoman for a Madrid hospital says a Spanish missionary priest who was evacuated from Liberia last week after testing positive for Ebola has died.

The spokeswoman said Miguel Pajares, 75, died Tuesday at Carlos III Hospital, where he was being treated.

Spain's Health Ministry said Monday it had obtained a course of the U.S.-made experimental drug ZMapp over the weekend to treat the priest. The Madrid hospital on Tuesday would not confirm that he had been treated with the drug, but his order said earlier he would be.

The hospital official spoke on condition of anonymity because the hospital's rules prevent staff from being identified.

170 trained medical pros somehow got a non-airborne virus
How in the world is it possible that more than 170 health workers have been infected by the Ebola virus?  That is the one question about Ebola that nobody can seem to answer

We are assured that Ebola is not airborne and that getting infected requires close contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person.  If this is true, then how have more than 170 health workers caught the disease?  These workers are dressed head to toe in suits that are specifically designed to prevent the spread of the virus.  So how is this happening?  

I could understand a handful of mistakes by health workers, but this is unlike anything that we have ever seen in the history of infectious diseases.  These health workers take extraordinary precautions to keep from getting the virus.  If it is spreading so easily to them, what chance is the general population going to have?

Overall, more than 1,700 people have been officially infected and more than 900 people have officially died so far.  But the real numbers are probably far, far higher

What we are to realize from this is - IT IS AIRBORNE
and it is weaponized - its a bio-weapon.
Yes - someone intentionally started it

QUESTION - was that 2 year old Patient Zero vaccinated?

Jane Orient, the executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, has  slammed the CDC and connected the Ebola outbreak with biological warfare in a report called “Ebola: False alarm, or poor man’s atomic bomb?”
Orient says biological agents like Ebola can be compared to atomic bombs, but are far more devastating.

“…biological agents are far more effective – and once released, they keep proliferating, unlike radioactivity or chemicals, which decay. They are one of the really big threats capable of causing mega-deaths, with trillions of dollars of economic impact and staggering blows to American civilization,” she writes.

She  notes  the CDC did not adhere to biosecurity level 4 regulations when transporting Dr Kent Brantly.
“When transporting Ebola patients, however, CDC personnel don pressurized suits and self-contained breathing apparatus, or SBCA – a level of precaution well beyond the gloves, mask and hand-washing used by hospitals or emergency medical response teams. Is this just excessive caution?”
Orient  lists some of the contradictory statements of CDC chief Dr Thomas Frieden.

“Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, said on Aug. 1 that an Ebola outbreak in the U.S. is “not in the cards,” though he stated on Aug. 7 that the disease would “inevitably” reach the U.S,” she notes.

Missionary priest with Ebola dies in Madrid – so-called “miracle serum” ZMapp fails to save his life
August 12, 2014
  An elderly Spanish priest infected with Ebola died in a Madrid hospital, five days after being evacuated from Liberia. He was treated in Spain with an experimental US serum, ZMapp, after being flown to Madrid on August 7. He contracted Ebola at the Saint Joseph Hospital in Monrovia where he worked with patients suffering from the disease.

The medicine arrived at Madrid’s La Paz-Carlos III hospital on Saturday after Spain’s drug safety agency exceptionally cleared its import to treat the deadly disease. Ebola has now claimed four lives in 10 days among the staff of the same Saint Joseph Hospital in Monrovia, which has since been shut down. The hospital is run by the Juan Ciudad ONGD charity, which was established by a Spanish Roman Catholic order, the Hospitaller Brothers of St John of God. The religious order issued a statement confirming the priest’s death. It thanked the government and people for their support, highlighting the “good work” by hospital staff who treated the priest. The use of the experimental drug has raised a host of ethical issues. So far ZMapp has been used to treat two infected Americans and the Spanish priest but no Africans for the disease that has been ravaging West Africa for months and has killed about 50 per cent of those it infects. A panel of medical experts on Tuesday determined it was ethical to provide experimental treatments to patients infected with the deadly virus, the World Health Organization said. Medical experts from around the world took part in the WHO-hosted discussions on Monday to draft guidelines for using non-authorized medicines in emergencies such as Ebola.

UN: OK to use untested Ebola drugs in outbreak

MADRID (AP) — The World Health Organization declared it's ethical to use untested drugs and vaccines in the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa although the tiny supply of one experimental treatment has been depleted and it could be many months until more is available.

The last of the drug is on its way to Liberia for two stricken doctors, according to a U.K.-based public relations firm representing Liberia. The U.S. company that makes it said the supply is now "exhausted."

A Spanish missionary priest who died Tuesday in Madrid was the third person to receive the experimental treatment called ZMapp. Two U.S. aid workers who received it in recent weeks are said to be improving.

The outbreak has killed more than 1,000 people in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria.

There is no proven treatment or vaccine for Ebola; several are in early stages of development. ZMapp, made by Mapp Pharmaceuticals, is so new that it has never been tested in humans although an early version worked in some monkeys infected with Ebola. It's aimed at boosting the immune system's efforts to fight off Ebola.

"If there are drugs that can save lives — as animal studies have suggested — shouldn't we use them to save lives?" Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny, an assistant director-general at WHO, told a press conference Tuesday.

But it is "very important to not give false hope to anybody that Ebola can be treated now. This is absolutely not the case," she added.

ZMapp is made in tobacco plants, and U.S. officials have estimated that only a modest amount could be produced in two or three months, unless some way to speed up production is found.

The U.N. health agency says 1,013 people have died so far in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa of the 1,848 suspected or confirmed cases recorded by authorities. The killer virus is spread by direct contact with bodily fluids like blood, diarrhea and vomit.

Some experts weren't convinced any novel drugs or vaccines would make a difference in ending the current outbreak.

Once they're put to the test, most experimental drugs that seemed promising in animal studies "don't turn out to benefit people," said Dr. Jesse Goodman, former chief scientist for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, now at Georgetown University Medical Center.

He said some drugs prove harmful. "Unless we can ascertain that carefully, how do we really help people in the long run?"

After the two Americans received the experimental drug, officials in Liberia requested it. Officials in Sierra Leone and Guinea have expressed interest in getting experimental treatments but haven't yet asked.

"The Liberians can count on their government, but Guineans can only count on God in the face of Ebola," said Assiatou Diallo, a nurse in Conakry, Guinea's capital.

The Spanish missionary, 75-year-old Miguel Pajares, died in Madrid's Carlos III Hospital, the hospital and his order said. A doctor who was part of the team treating the priest confirmed he received the experimental drug. The doctor, an infectious diseases specialist, spoke on condition of anonymity, not being authorized to discuss the treatment.

Pajares' body will be cremated Wednesday to avoid any public health risks, the hospital said. He had worked for the San Juan de Dios hospital order, a Catholic group, helping to treat people with Ebola in Liberia when he became ill and was evacuated.

WHO said the size of the outbreak — the biggest in history and the first in West Africa — made the experimental use of drugs ethical even though there is no evidence they work and it is possible they could be dangerous. The agency convened an expert panel of ethicists, infectious disease experts and patient representatives to discuss the issue on Monday.

"We don't have enough people to rely on the traditional methods if we want to stop the outbreak as soon as possible," Kieny said.

WHO said it was OK to use unproven treatments if patients give their informed consent and are guaranteed confidentiality and freedom of choice.

There was no specific advice on who should get the drug; the panel only said more analysis and discussion was needed.

"I don't think there could be any fair distribution of something available in such small quantities," Kieny noted.

She said some companies were speeding up trials of their new Ebola vaccines and there might be some preliminary safety data by the end of the year.

WHO also said the world had "a moral duty" to collect evidence about the safety and effectiveness of Ebola treatments in scientific trials.

Canada's Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp. is developing a drug that targets Ebola's genetic material. The FDA had halted a small safety study with questions about a reaction in healthy volunteers. Last week, Tekmira announced that the FDA had modified its restriction, clearing a roadblock to possible experimental use in patients, and said it was "carefully evaluating options."

West African nations are struggling to control both the deadly outbreak and the fear it has created. Some airlines flying in and out of the region have suspended flights.

The Ivory Coast, which shares borders with Liberia and Guinea, banned direct flights from those countries and said it would increase health inspections at its borders. Guinea-Bissau also announced it was temporarily closing its border with Guinea because of the Ebola outbreak.

On Tuesday, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf suspended all travel by executive branch officials for one month. She also ordered those already abroad to return home within a week "or be considered as abandoning their jobs," according to a statement.

Missionary priest with Ebola dies in Madrid – so-called “miracle serum” ZMapp fails to save his life

If these "drugs" are so good, then why do they charge, and ALOT for them? See what's wrong with this picture? If they're supposed to be "cures", then why not give them out for free(or at very cheap prices)?

Personally, years ago I used to be on these Big Pharma drugs - not only were they expensive, but they had TONS of SIDE EFFECTS in the point where they drove you crazy and distanced you from reality.

"chemical imbalance"? No such thing - read your bible and you'll see what God's creation REALLY is...

Romans 9:19  Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will?
Rom 9:20  Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?
Rom 9:21  Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?

Romans 11:33  O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!
Rom 11:34  For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor?
Rom 11:35  Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?
Rom 11:36  For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.

If the globalists are using EBOLA virus as a bio weapon - airborne - to wipe out population in Africa, they have the cure - and the vaccine.
They arent going to tell us of course.

Liberians fill churches despite ebola warnings
August 13, 2014  
Liberians packed Monrovia churches Sunday, defying official warnings to avoid public gatherings to try to contain ebola epidemic.
People flocked to sing and pray in churches, many of them comparing Ebola to the civil war.
Ebola is not going to shake our faith in any way because we've been through difficult times.

Another experimental vaccine trial was due to start shortly for next year.
Tests on suspected cases in Hong Kong, Canada and Saudi Arabia in recent days have all proved negative.

Kenya high ebola risk
August 13, 2014  
WHO has classified Kenya as high-risk for the spread of the Ebola virus
because it is a major transport hub, with many flights from West Africa.
Canada will donate up to 1,000 doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine to help fight the outbreak.
Nigeria reported a third Ebola death Aug. 12.

August 13, 2014
WHO classifies Kenya a high Ebola risk area
Nigeria reports 3rd death, 10 confirmed cases.  Patient was travelling with Liberian Patrick Sawyer, the man who brought Ebola to Nigeria.

Ebola Virus Has Arrived in France
August 13, 2014
Since ebola began in French Guinea, it would not be surprising if the virus is in France.
Patrick Balkany claims that the Ebola virus has hit France, but  denied by the health authorities.
According to reliable medical sources, several cases have been reported in the French territory, but given the medical secret, I can not reveal my source.

NRC said there are no confirmed cases of infection with Ebola virus in France.
If the Ebola virus were to arrive in Europe, France would be one of the likeliest destinations given the large number of immigrants from African countries.

As we reported yesterday, former FDA official Scott Gottlieb, M.D. warned that if the virus was to hit the United States, the CDC would enact emergency procedures which could lead to healthy Americans who show no symptoms of the diseased being forcibly detained for an indefinite period of time.

30 cases of EBOLA in the U.S.A.
30 cases of Ebola in the United States as of August 8, 2014.
I dont know which states but those bordering Mexico would be my first guess - Calif, Az, Tex, NM

I have NO idea if this is true, but I wont be surprised.

FACT CHECK August 14, 2014
Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone - Nigeria

Liberian Patrick Sawyer brot ebola to Nigeria by air.

Ebola deaths skyrocket: 56 dead in two days – total cases near 2,000 mark
August 14, 2014
There have been 56 more deaths in a 48-hour period in West Africa Ebola outbreak which began in March*, bringing the total number of fatalities to 1,069. The vast majority of deaths have been in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. There have been 3 deaths in Nigeria.

Many of the dead are health workers, who are often working with inadequate supplies and protection. Among the victims is the first European – a Spanish priest who died on Tuesday in a Madrid hospital after being infected while treating Ebola patients in Liberia. He had been treated with an experimental US serum, ZMapp. The drug is also being used on two Americans, Dr Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, in the US who were infected with the disease in Liberia.

A consignment of ZMapp has arrived by plane in Liberia to treat two doctors suffering from the virus. It will be taken to the JFK hospital in Monrovia and administered to doctors Zukunis Ireland and Abraham Borbor.
Liberia approved a request for ZMapp.
Guinea is considering asking for access to the vaccine and has declared the outbreak a health emergency. Ebola has a fatality rate** of up to 90%.

A senior doctor in England, virologist Christopher Logue, is travelling to Guinea to help deal with the crisis by leading laboratory tests on people who may have come into contact with the virus

* It actually began in December 2013 with Patient Zero, age 2.
** 2,000 cases, 1,069  -  about half die, so not a death sentance.

Jatto Asihu Abdulqudir, 36, is third Ebola death in Nigeria.
Abdulqudir, a protocol assistant, was travelling with Liberian Patrick Sawyer, the man who brought Ebola to Nigeria in July.  Abdulqudir had been under quarantine.
Nigeria reported 8 cases of Ebola since Sawyer arrived on July 20.
WHO has classified Kenya as a high risk area for Ebola, as it is a major transport hub in the region.

Tekmira Ebola vaccine
Tekmira investors need a full-blown pandemic to really cash in.
How do you make money from a deadly pandemic?
Invest in Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, the Ebola vaccine company.
The Tekmira Ebola vaccine trial was on hold by the FDA, but after a calculated petition was posted last week urging the FDA to allow the trial to move forward, the FDA announced a fast-track approval for human trials. Tekmira stock price skyrocketed.
Tekmira only becomes profitable if there is an exploding Ebola pandemic that begins killing people en masse, thereby forcing world governments to purchase and stockpile the vaccine.
That has already begun.

WHO okays drug companies to conduct medical experiments on Ebola patients
WHO unanimously concluded that it is ethical to offer medications to fight the Ebola virus, even if their effectiveness or adverse effects are unknown.



Ebola raises biowarfare fears  
August 13, 2014
The spread of this ebola cannot be ruled out as being biowarfare.

Ebola is a viral disease that affects humans and primates. It is a hemorrhagic fever, meaning that victims may bleed inside the body or externally, and it has one of the highest case fatality rates (death rates) of any disease, killing between 50% and 90% of victims and has an incubation period of 21 days.

From 1976, when Ebola was first identified, through 2013 fewer than 1,000 people per year had been infected by this virus which was first isolated during outbreaks in the African nations of Zaire and Sudan.

The strain of Ebola that broke out in Zaire (Congo) in 1976 had one of the highest case fatality rates of any human virus ever recorded, roughly 90%.

In 2014 April Doctors Without Borders reported an unprecedented outbreak of Ebola in Guinea, West Africa.

CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden stated that the number of infected and killed in this outbreak will likely soon outnumber all other Ebola outbreaks in the past 32 years combined.
Numbers likely represent half or less of what is happening.

Most alarming about these Ebola deaths are that they include over 170 health care workers experienced with this disease, all of whom were dressed head to toe in suits that are specifically designed to prevent the spread of the virus.

New Ebola Discovery Explains Why Virus is so Deadly
August 14, 2014  
The Ebola virus has no proven cure or vaccine, but a new study that details how the virus disables a body's immune response could shed light on a possible treatment.

We've known for a long time that infection with Ebola obstructs an important immune compound called interferon. Now we know how Ebola does this, and that can guide the development of new treatments."

When an infection hits the body, a compound called interferon sounds the alarm by sending an antiviral message straight into the nucleus of a cell, triggering an immune response. That messaging process, which researchers compared to an "emergency access lane" to the nucleus, is critical for beating viral infections.

Until now, scientists didn't exactly know how Ebola virus interfered with that process. But it turns out that the virus attaches a protein, which scientists labeled VP24.
, to interferon's antiviral message, which prevents it from penetrating the cell to trigger an immune response. In other words, Ebola obstructs the emergency access lane that would tell cells they need to gear up to fight an infection.

If we can develop drugs that would block the function of this VP24 viral protein, we can make the body's natural defense more effective and beat the infection that way.
Or we can combine the inhibitors of this viral protein with interferon and treat the infection that way.

??  Basler himself plans to use the findings to create a mutated version of the Ebola virus by disabling the VP24 protein, which he will then test in the laboratory to see if it weakens the virus spread in any way.

Of course, targeting the VP24 protein is just one of many approaches scientists are taking to Ebola virus.   ZMapp is a combination of antibodies that binds to the Ebola protein.  ( ZMapp is a monoclonal antibody, takes about 3 months to synthesize)  Pharmaceutical companies Tekmira and Biocryst Pharmaceuticals also have Ebola treatment drugs in early development stages.

Amarasinghe and Basler's study contributes to the field because it paves the way for yet another approach to combatting the virus.

"What makes Ebola virus different is that it attacks a body's immune system on multiple fronts," explained Amarasinghe to HuffPost. "There are different treatment windows for each modality, so having multiple methods would be really beneficial, depending on the type of outbreak."


interferon is used for hepititis C

We know Vitamen C helps.  We know the ebola virus depletes all the body's C.

VP24 is the culprit in ebola.

Those who concoct bio weapon warfare want to DISABLE the fabulous body immune system

So ebola just somehow 'randomly' is a mutation that perfectly disables the cell's alarm system that infection is in progress?
Unlikely, it most likely had man's help in a lab.

Ebola 2014 is like a military plan
YES - bio lab concoction
Those who concoct bio weapon warfare want to DISABLE the fabulaous body immune system.  It is a designed weapon.
Liberia gets Ebola drug; ponders who should get it

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian officials faced a difficult choice Thursday: deciding which handful of Ebola patients will receive an experimental drug that could prove life-saving, ineffective or even harmful.

ZMapp, the untested Ebola drug, arrived in the West African country late Wednesday. A day later, no one had yet received the treatment, which officials said would go to three people.

The government had previously said two doctors would receive the treatment, but it was unclear who else would. Information Minister Lewis Brown said Thursday it would probably be another health care worker.

These are the last known doses of ZMapp left. The San Diego-based company that developed it has said it will take months to build up even a modest supply.

The Ebola outbreak was first identified in March in Guinea. It has since spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, killing more than 1,060 of the 1,975 people sickened, according to the World Health Organization. There is no licensed treatment for Ebola, a virus transmitted by contact with bodily fluids like blood, sweat, urine, diarrhea and vomit.

The outbreak has overwhelmed the already strained health systems in West Africa and raised questions about whether authorities are doing enough to respond.

On Thursday, the U.S. State Department ordered families of embassy personnel to leave Sierra Leone because of concerns that the crisis would make it difficult to get treatment for even routine health problems.

Meanwhile, police in riot gear dispersed an angry crowd Thursday in the Liberian capital of Monrovia who blocked city buses to protest delays in clearing away the infectious body of an Ebola victim.

President Barack Obama spoke by phone Thursday about the Ebola outbreak with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and in another call with President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone. The White House said Obama expressed his condolences for the hundreds who have died in both countries and underscored the U.S.'s commitment to work with West African nations and U.N. agencies to contain the outbreak.

The outbreak has sparked an international debate over the ethics of giving drugs that have not yet been tested to the sick and of deciding who should get the drugs. So far, only two Americans and one Spaniard have received ZMapp. The Americans are improving — but it is unclear what role the drug has played. The Spaniard died within days.

Now Liberian officials are facing those questions. In this outbreak, over 50 percent of those sickened with Ebola have died, according to the U.N. health agency.

"The criteria of selection is difficult, but it is going to be done," said Dr. Moses Massaquoi, who helped Liberia obtain the drug from Mapp Biopharmaceutical. "We are going to look at how critical people are. We are definitely going to be focusing on medical staff."

He added people past the "critical phase" who looked likely to survive would not be chosen.

Massaquoi said there was only enough of the drug to treat three people. Treatment will be staggered, so doctors can observe the effects in one patient before moving on to the next. Late Thursday, he said the treatment had not yet started.

Arthur Caplan, director of medical ethics at NYU Langone Medical Center, said the choice of who to treat would have to balance helping the largest number of people with learning the most from the treatments.

He said the question is not "whose life do we save?" but "who gets the chance to be experimented on?"

For that reason, recipients need to be good experimental subjects — people who have recently contracted the disease and are more likely to respond to treatment or perhaps younger patients, he said. In order to study the long-term effects, doctors will likely prefer people who can be observed for months, which might eliminate those living in remote places, he added.

Nigeria announced Thursday that another person had died from Ebola, bringing the country's death toll to four. The Health Ministry said the person was a nurse who helped treat the country's first Ebola case, Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer who flew in last month and died.

The ministry corrected its total number Ebola cases to 10 instead of 11 as it had reported earlier in the day.
Watching Ebola outbreak, Minnesotans scramble their travel plans

Minnesota Liberians are trying to help relatives; groups have canceled mission trips.

As alarm grows over the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa, families in Minnesota’s large Liberian community are scrambling for plane tickets and visas to get relatives out of the stricken zone and at least two Twin Cities churches have canceled mission trips intended to deliver medical and other aid to Liberia.

“We decided to err on the side of caution,” said Wynfred Russell, executive director of African Career, Education & Resource Inc. in Brooklyn Park and co-leader of a planned January trip of missionaries and public health volunteers. Instead of finishing work on a school under construction in northern Liberia, the group now plans to send money and equipment for the school and to prevent the spread of Ebola into the region.

Russell, a Liberian native, also is trying to help his brother escape the virus and travel to Minnesota. [b]But flights are booked up and fares are skyrocketing,[/b] he said. “I know a number of people trying to get their relatives out,” Russell said. “There is this wave of anxiety.”

More than 30,000 people of Liberian descent live in Minnesota, primarily in the northwestern suburbs including Brooklyn Park, which is home to one of the largest Liberian populations outside of Africa.

About 200 people attended a Sunday evening meeting in Brooklyn Park, where state and city officials discussed the outbreak and its effect on the Liberian community in Minnesota, but repeated earlier assurances that a local outbreak was highly unlikely, even if an infected person came to the Twin Cities.

“We’re not here tonight because of any fear that Ebola is coming to Brooklyn Park,” said Brooklyn Park Fire Chief Ken Prillaman. Health officials said the disease is transferred only through direct contact with infected bodily fluids.

As a precaution, however, Brooklyn Park officials last week announced that firefighters and police officers will wear eye shields and facemasks, as well as gloves, when responding to calls involving flulike symptoms. That policy, which some residents feared could stigmatize members of the city’s large Liberian population, sparked sharp discussion at a meeting last week and again on Sunday.

Anxiety in local communities has grown since Patrick Sawyer, who works for the Liberian government and whose wife and three daughters live in Coon Rapids, died in Nigeria on July 25 — the first American to die from Ebola. Sawyer last visited Minnesota about a year ago and planned to return in August.

Sawyer’s widow, Decontee Sawyer, spoke at Sunday’s meeting, urging community members to help with relief efforts and make sure fear doesn’t lead to stigmatization, as in the case of a local Liberian woman who said she was sent home from work on Saturday because she was sneezing.

“Let’s not turn our backs against our brothers and sisters who are already struggling from this tragedy,” Sawyer said. “I understand the fear. Good people are afraid, but lets not let that fear turn into something worse.”

Health officials at Sunday’s meeting reassured Minnesotans that in order for a person to be infected with Ebola, he or she must have traveled to the affected West African region within the last 21 days, be experiencing the related flulike symptoms, and have been in direct contact with fluids from an infected person.

Appeals for support

While some groups have canceled travel to West Africa, other Liberian organizations, local churches and nonprofits have heightened efforts to send financial and medical support.

Global Health Ministries, a grass-roots Minneapolis-based Lutheran organization, has been shipping sea containers with medical supplies to two hospitals in Liberia for several years. They recently received an urgent call from the country’s minister of health asking that they send personal protective equipment, said Scott Lien, director of operations.

“We’re being asked to do more of what the big organizations should be doing,” he said.

Thanks to donations from Fairview Health Services, Allina Health, and several local churches, the organization plans to airlift five large containers of gowns, masks, gloves and other materials to Liberia, a shipment costing Global Health Ministries an extra $10,000.

But Lien said the hospitals can use as much help as they can get. Nurses are leaving hospitals in fear of getting infected. Four have already died at Phebe hospital, one of the centers in northeast Liberia where Global Health Ministries sends supplies.

The Rev. Linda Koelman, a pastor at North United Methodist Church in Minneapolis, planned to help lead the January trip to work on the Liberian school project. She has traveled to West Africa more than 20 times, and in February took a team to the border of Guinea and Liberia, leaving right before the outbreak began. “I have a lot of friends over there … everybody is worried,” Koelman said.


Korean Air suspends Kenya flights
August 15, 2014
Korean Air Lines suspending flights to and from Kenya from August 20 to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus.
Ebola has not been detected in Kenya yet during this most recent outbreak.

Liberia acquired doses of ZMapp, enough of the drug to treat 3 people.

Nigeria announced 11 confirmed Ebola cases, included 3 deaths and 8 being treated in Lagos.


ALBANIA -  5 illegal immigrants detained in Albania with Ebola symptoms
August 15, 2014
Albanian police have detained 40 illegal immigrants from Africa today, 5 under quarantine after exhibiting symptoms of Ebola.

One person from West Africa was quarantined in Montenegro under suspicion they may be infected with Ebola.

Serbia have 14 people from West Africa under medical surveillance. They will remain under watch for the 21-day incubation period of the Ebola virus.
If confirmed, the cases would constitute the first uncontrolled instances of Ebola in Europe.

A Spanish priest became the first European victim of the disease in Madrid.

Liberia is to begin treating victims with the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp today.  –Newsweek

Where is Albania?

Ebola in Philippines - a warning
August 15, 2014 There’ll be no stopping Ebola spread if it comes to Philippines.
In containing Ebola, an infected patient must be confined to one room.
The key to preventing Ebola from entering a nation was for those who come from Ebola-hit places to fully disclose their health condition and their whereabouts upon arrival in the Philippines. People wont do that.

Scientists racing to test Ebola vaccines in humans
August 15, 2014  
 -  Scientists are racing to begin the first human safety tests of two experimental Ebola vaccines, but it won't be easy to prove that the shots and other potential treatments in the pipeline really work.  The handful in the pipeline have largely been funded by government.
Because vaccines are given to healthy people, not those who are already sick, getting safety information before the products are used too widely is a crucial step.

W. Africa Ebola outbreak like wartime
 - The Ebola outbreak could last another six months.
Many of the sick are still being hidden at home by their relatives, too fearful of going to an Ebola treatment center.

Spanish Priest Dies in Madrid after getting Experimental Ebola Vaccine

Ebola Expert was on MH17 Enroute to Give a Lecture in Australia

Ebola outbreak likely "vastly" underestimated

Ebola outbreak compared to wartime by Doctors Without Borders

Officials take precautions against Ebola virus at Youth Olympic Games anjing, China

Ebola Crisis To Take Six Months To Control

Ebola Treatment From Tobacco?

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