Ebola Virus – Can It Be Contained?
Ebola causes an extremely severe hemorrhagic fever in humans and other primates. Look, I don’t know all the medical and scientific specifics of this virus. What I do know is that The Ebola virus is DEADLY. This virus is known to kill as many as 90% of those infected. If you want the definition go here: What is Ebola Virus?
There is currently a breakout of this deadly virus in West Africa now. They are having big time issues containing this outbreak apparently. So much so, neighboring Liberia has closed most of it’s borders into their country help prevent the spread of this infectious disease. Now this spread has been going on 5 months and has already infected over 1200 people.
Ebola Kills 672 And Counting
Of course we here in the U.S. have nothing to be concerned with because the CDC says the health risks are low… Besides it’s all the way over there – right?
First of all, I wouldn’t trust any information this government puts out when it comes to health concerns! Secondly, are you trying to tell me no one has traveled from West Africa to the United States in the past 6 months!? Please. Two U.S. heath care workers that work in this area have also been infected. Ahh Not Good!
So the CDC based in Atlanta has issued a health alert to U.S. healthcare professionals, “to be on the lookout for patients who have traveled to West Africa recently and show signs of being infected.” They have also issued a level 2 travel notice warning us to avoid contact with the blood and bodily fluids of anyone infected. My guess is this will get elevated to higher level at some point. Later rather than sooner because we all know how poor this government is at reacting quickly to things.
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Symptoms of the Ebola Virus:
- Joint and muscle aches
- Stomach pain
- Lack of appetite
Some may experience
- A Rash
- Red Eyes
- Sore throat
- Chest pain
- Difficulty breathing
- Difficulty swallowing
- Bleeding inside and outside of the body
Some who become sick with Ebola HF are able to recover, while others do not. The reasons behind this are not yet fully understood. However, it is known that patients who die usually have not developed a significant immune response to the virus at the time of death. [Read original article here].
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Listen, make no mistake about it, this IS an epidemic! Let’s see how long it takes to be dubbed as such…
Suspicions of Western Medicine
There is an underlying story to all this pointed out in the WSJ article. This is worth reading today, especially towards the end of the article there are some very interesting undertones mentioned that I wouldn’t have much reason not to believe.
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