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Ebola outbreak: Virus mutating, scientists warn

Researchers at the Institut Pasteur in France, which first identified the outbreak last March, are investigating whether it could have become more contagious. More than 22,000 people have been infected with Ebola and 8,795 have died in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Scientists are starting to analyse hundreds of blood samples from Ebola patients in Guinea. They are tracking how the virus is changing and trying to establish whether it’s able to jump more easily from person to person “We know the virus is changing quite a lot,” said human geneticist Dr Anavaj Sakuntabhai. “That’s important for diagnosing (new cases) and for treatment. We need to know how the virus (is changing) to keep up with our enemy.” It’s not unusual for viruses to change over a period time. Ebola is an… Read More

Ebola outbreak: Virus mutating, scientists warn

Researchers at the Institut Pasteur in France, which first identified the outbreak last March, are investigating whether it could have become more contagious. More than 22,000 people have been infected with Ebola and 8,795 have died in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Scientists are starting to analyse hundreds of blood samples from Ebola patients in Guinea. They are tracking how the virus is changing and trying to establish whether it’s able to jump more easily from person to person “We know the virus is changing quite a lot,” said human geneticist Dr Anavaj Sakuntabhai. “That’s important for diagnosing (new cases) and for treatment. We need to know how the virus (is changing) to keep up with our enemy.” It’s not unusual for viruses to change over a period time. Ebola is an… Read More

10 Ways To Immediately Kill The Ebola Virus Plus Important Natural Defense Tips

2014 will forever be marked as the year that Ebola hysteria touched down. It is impossible to escape news of the tenacious virus wherever one goes, as flashing news headlines insistently scroll across TV screens or computer monitors at all times of the day. Whether or not Ebola is really a serious public threat is debatable by many, however one cannot refute that the virus is real. That being said, something the public should know is that the virus can be killed in a number of clever and simple ways. The following is a list of 10 things that immediately kill the Ebola virus, after which I discuss important natural defence tips. 1) Incineration A CDC report entitled “Ebola-Associated Waste Management” mentions that “Ebola-associated waste that has been appropriately incinerated, autoclaved (sterilized),… Read More

Inside the Bizarre Right-Wing Panic over Ebola Virus Coming to the US

Of all the issues you would think would be non-partisan, ebola should be at the top of the list. The disease is just a mindless germ that doesn’t check your race, gender, social class, sexual orientation or party identification before it strikes, suggesting both liberals and conservatives have a stake in treating people exposed to the disease with compassion and care. And yet, to flip on Fox News or turn on any conservative media at all, you’d think that ebola was some kind of plague designed by the Democratic party in order to wipe out Republicans. Blowing the threat of ebola out of proportion and trying to link it to Obama has been a constant theme on the right in recent days. Elisabeth Hasselbeck of Fox News literally demanded that we put… Read More

Ebola Epidemic Numbers Vastly Under-Reported Due To "Shadow Zones", WHO Warns

The stigma surrounding Ebola poses a serious obstacle to efforts to calibrate the outbreak in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria. As Reuters reports, the scale of the world’s worst Ebola outbreak has been concealed by families hiding infected loved ones in their homes and the existence of “shadow zones” that medics cannot enter, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). “As Ebola has no cure, some believe infected loved ones will be more comfortable dying at home,” the WHO statement said, concluding rather ominously, “frankly, no one knows when this outbreak of Ebola will end.” As Reuters reports, The scale of the world’s worst Ebola outbreak has been concealed by families hiding infected loved ones in their homes and the existence of “shadow zones” that medics cannot enter, the World Health… Read More

Nigeria Demands Experimental Drug From US, Saudi Death First In Arab World

The official Ebola death toll is now at 932 with over 1,700 reported cases but as the WHO reports, in the last 48 hours, deaths and cases have exploded (48 and 108 respectively). As the charts below show, this epidemic is going exponential. What is perhaps most worrisome is, while playing down the threat in Nigeria (most especially Lagos – which the CDC Director is “deeply concerned” about), officials have formally asked the US for the experimental Ebola drug, which suggest things are far worse than the 3 deaths reported so far in Nigeria would suggest. Finally, as we warned yesterday, Saudi Arabia is suffering too as the main who was hospitalized yesterday with symptoms has died – the first reported casualty in the Arab world. As The BBC reports, It is… Read More

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

Should 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… Read More

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

What 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… #1 As the… Read More

THE EBOLA HAS LANDED

This morning I received an early call from a friend that informed me that a special meeting was held at the Pentagon about the outbreak of Ebola. In the briefing it was announced that two American patients infected with Ebola would be treated in Atlanta Georgia. Officials say the victims; Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol are at Emory University Hospital in a special containment facility provided by the CDC. Sources told CNN that Brantly and Writebol are described as being in grave condition but are stable after their health worsened overnight. Many Americans see this as risky and are quick to believe that it may place the country in danger, but of course we are being told that doctors, nurses and staff are trained in procedures to handle this type of… Read More

This Is What Is Going To Happen If Ebola Comes To America

If the worst Ebola outbreak in recorded history reaches the United States, federal law permits “the apprehension and examination of any individual reasonably believed to be infected with a communicable disease”.  These individuals can be “detained for such time and in such manner as may be reasonably necessary”.  In other words, the federal government already has the authority to round people up against their will, take them to detention facilities and hold them there for as long as they feel it is “reasonably necessary”.  In addition, as you will read about below, the federal government has the authority “to separate and restrict the movement of well persons who may have been exposed to a communicable disease to see if they become ill”.  If you want to look at these laws in the broadest… Read More