The Ebola Outbreak


Judging from my newsfeeds, people aren’t so concerned about the Ebola Outbreak currently happening in West Africa.

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However, I think we should be concerned and track the progress of this outbreak.

In this era of globalization, we should be concerned about a virus that has claimed more than 670 lives and infected 1,200 even if it is happening in a different continent.  With flights, it is now very easy to transport people to and from different countries and unfortunately, the same goes for viruses.

Outbreaks of this virus isn’t new but for the past years the outbreaks have been confined to small villages or confined to 1 or 2 small cities so a quarantine stops the outbreak from progressing.

Similarly, in the past, there have been no cases of Ebola spreading through flights because victims are usually too sick to fly.  However, a recent case has changed that when a Liberian government consultant had travelled from Liberia, went to Togo and arrived in the capital of Nigeria, Lagos, where he died from Ebola.  Lagos is not a small village.  Lagos is a bustling city with many international flights and is the most populous city in Africa.  That ups the risk of the Ebola outbreak affecting more people.   It could have been worse, he was on a connecting flight headed for the US but he collapsed when the plane landed in Lagos.

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Health Personnel have openly said that the Ebola Outbreak is now a crisis and is out of control.  Humanitarian groups are already evacuating their staff to protect themselves from the outbreak.  The US is pulling out two doctors who have gotten infected with Ebola to be treated at home so for the first time, the US will be housing Ebola patients.

Ebola is one of the scariest viruses I have ever heard of.    However, the best thing to do is for us to arm ourselves with knowledge. Knowledge, after all, is the best way we can protect ourselves.

What is Ebola?

Ebola is a highly infectious viral disease with fatality rate up to 90%.

Symptoms include flu-like symptoms such as sudden fever, headache, joint pain, stomach pain and weakness.  The victims’ symptoms progresses to more serious problems like difficulty breathing, hemorrhaging and multi-organ failure.    (Click here for a complete list of symptoms.)

Incubation period (the time interval from infection to onset of symptoms) is 2 to 21 days.  Victims of Ebola are NOT infectious until symptoms have started to present.

How is it spread?

Ebola is spread through human to human transmissions through the bodily fluids like blood, saliva or sweat.  Health care workers or family members with direct contact to the patient are therefore at high risk of contracting the disease.

Note that the virus is NOT airborne so the virus is not as easily communicable as SARS.

What is the cure?

There is no known cure or vaccine for the Ebola virus.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and Center for Disease Control (CDC) the best way to stop the virus from spreading is to increase awareness, practicing good hygiene, and quarantine measures when one is suspected with Ebola.

How do we protect ourselves?

There are no direct flights from African countries to the Philippines which gives us a thin layer of protection.  However, with the recent Ebola scare in HongKong and the UK, the possibility of this deadly virus reaching our shores is there.

The best way to protect ourselves for now is to avoid unnecessary travel.

Wash our hands constantly.  If soap and water is not available, use alcohol based hand cleanser.

Avoid contact with people exhibiting symptoms of Ebola.

Avoid direct contact with body fluids like: saliva, sweat, urine, stool.

Therefore we must be extra vigilant when using public bathrooms.  Use alcohol cleanser before using the toilets.

We should not share cups or straws with other people.

Our government should follow the lead of HK, Australia and other countries who have imposed strict measures to protect from the virus by quarantining travellers from Africa that exhibit any of the symptoms of Ebola.  We implemented the same procedures during the SARS scare of 2003 which killed 299 and infected 1,800 people.  The Philippines can implement the same measures now.

Hoping that the Ebola outbreak will be contained and die out soon.

In the meantime, stay safe everyone and stay healthy.

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2 thoughts on “The Ebola Outbreak

  1. IS THE CURRENT EBOLA SCARE FOR REAL, OR JUST ANOTHER SCARE TACTIC FOR OTHER PURPOSES? Here’s a report that shows a different scenario:

    “Ebola: covert op in a hypnotized world

    By Jon Rappoport
    August 2, 2014
    http://www.nomorefakenews.com

    You show people a germ and you tell them what it is and what it does, and people salute. They give in. They believe. They actually know nothing. But they believe.

    The massive campaign to make people believe the Ebola virus can attack at any moment, after the slightest contact, is quite a success.

    People are falling all over themselves to raise the level of hysteria.

    This is what is preventing a hard look at Liberia, Sierra Leone, and the Republic Guinea, three African nations where poverty and illness are staples of everyday life for the overwhelming number of people.

    The command structure in those areas has a single dictum: don’t solve the human problem.

    Don’t clean up the contaminated water supplies, don’t return stolen land to the people so they can grow food and finally achieve nutritional health, don’t solve overcrowding, don’t install basic sanitation, don’t strengthen their immune systems so they can ward off germs, don’t let the people have power—because then they would throw off the local and global corporate juggernauts that are sucking the land of all its resources.

    In order not to solve the problems of the people, a cover story is necessary. A cover story that exonerates the power structure.

    A cover story like a germ.

    It’s all about the germ. The demon. The strange attacker.

    Forget everything else. The germ is the single enemy.

    Forget the fact, for example, that a recent study of 15 pharmacies and 5 hospital drug dispensaries in Sierra Leone discovered the widespread and unconscionable use of beta-lactam antibiotics.

    These drugs are highly toxic. One of their effects? Excessive bleeding.

    Which just happens to be the scary “Ebola effect” that’s being trumpeted in the world press.

    (J Clin Microbiol, July 2013, 51(7), 2435-2438), and Annals of Internal Medicine Dec. 1986, “Potential for bleeding with the new beta-lactam antibiotics”)

    Forget the fact that pesticide companies are notorious for shipping banned toxic pesticides to Africa. One effect of the chemicals? Bleeding.

    Forget that. It’s all about the germ and nothing but the germ.

    Forget the fact that, for decades, one of the leading causes of death in the Third World has been uncontrolled diarrhea. Electrolytes are drained from the body, and the adult or the baby dies.

    Any sane doctor would make it his first order of business to replace electrolytes with simple supplementation—but no, the standard medical line goes this way:

    The diarrhea is caused by germs in the intestinal tract, so we must pile on massive amounts of antibiotics to kill the germs.

    The drugs kill off all bacteria in the gut, including the necessary and beneficial ones, and the patient can’t absorb what little food he has access to, and he dies.

    Along the way, he can also bleed.

    But no, all the bleeding comes from Ebola. It’s the germ. Don’t think about anything else.

    Forget the fact that adenovirus vaccines, which have been used in Liberia, Guinea, and Liberia (the epicenter of Ebola), have, according to vaccines.gov, the following adverse effects: blood in the urine or stool, and diarrhea.

    No, all the bleeding comes from the Ebola germ. Of course. Don’t think about anything else.

    Reporter Charles Yates uncovered a scandal in Liberia centering around the Firestone Rubber Plantation—chemical dumping, poisoned water.

    And skin disease.

    “Rash” is listed as one of the Ebola symptoms.

    So is diarrhea.

    Liberia Coca Cola bottling plant: foul black liquid seeping into the environment—animals dying.

    Chronic malnutrition and starvation—conditions that are endemic in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea—are the number-one cause of T-cells depletion in the world.

    T-cells are a vital component of the immune system. When that system is compromised, any germ coming down the pipeline will cause epidemics and death.

    Getting the picture?

    Blame it all on the germ.

    Allow the corporate-government domination to continue.

    Jon Rappoport
    The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at NoMoreFakeNews.com.

    qjrpress@gmail.com

    Use this link to order Jon’s Matrix Collections:
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  2. It gets even more stranger and sinister when you find that the U.S. Government, through its Department of Health & Social Services and in particular the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has obtained a patent for one of the strains of the EBOLA virus. A patent is for INVENTIONS and is usually done as protection for profit. Why would they obtain a patent for EBOLA, if it is a “disease” that they discovered? These links provide more info about this matter.

    http://www.naturalnews.com/046290_Ebola_patent_vaccines_profit_motive.html

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