The current outbreak of Ebola is the worst in history, officially it's no longer just an outbreak; because of the levels of infection and the way it's settled into the area it has hit, it has been officially designated an epidemic. With the ease and volume of international travel these days sooner or later it was bound to escape from its heartland in Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia and a few other parts of western Africa, and make its way around the world. So far foreign nationals who caught the disease in
have been taken home for treatment in their homelands, like the USA
but now we have the first case of an actual infection in the West, a nurse on a
containment ward at Madrid in Spain,
Teresa Romero somehow contracted the virus while treating a pair of
missionaries who caught the illness. She now has the full blown disease and
people she has been in contact with are being quarantined. The authorities want
to destroy her dog and there's a campaign to save him. The hospitals in Africa
treating Ebola patients have been given over £100 million by the World Health
Organization, but they still lack methods and experience in the field of
containment. Hospitals in the West are better equipped. I myself took part in quarentine
drills when I was a hospital porter. I've never had to deal with a real
situation like an Ebola outbreak, but I'm trained in the use of the personal
protective clothing like these suits, see: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-29518703.
It turns out that Nurse Romero might have accidentally touched the bare skin of
her face with her gloves while removing her protective suit. This could be the
reason why she caught the illness. Actually we can only hope it's that simple
because there are a few stories going round claiming that this new Ebola
epidemic might be far worse than the previous ones because this is a brand new
strain of the virus which transmits itself far more easily than previous ones;
for example see: http://healthmap.org/site/diseasedaily/article/pigs-monkeys-ebola-goes-airborne-112112.
This is a revision on what I wrote in the background article below and it's extremely
worrying because we've been told so far by the experts that Ebola can only be
caught contagiously by direct contact with body fluids. For the virus to go
airborne would put it in the same infection league as influenza and colds, but
far more serious of course. As I've said in the background article below, I
suspect that Ebola might be a biological warfare weapon, in which case, if a
new more virulent breed of Ebola virus exists, did it originate in the deep
forests of darkest Africa, or was it bred in a
laboratory at Porton Down and ? Fort Detrick
It feels a bit like we're entering a scenario that resembles that of the 1995 film Outbreak, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj9SUJdpJS4. This film reveals that one of the consequences of a major spreading of a deadly disease would be that the government would have to call a national emergency which could involve martial law. In fact it's just been announced that David Cameron is sending a naval auxiliary hospital ship and 750 British troops to the Ebola ridden nations of western Africa to assist in containing the illness, see: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-29542129. It is the perfect situation for anybody in government who might be plotting to overthrow free, democratic rule and replace it with a police state. At present the only treatment for Ebola is to keep the patient well hydrated and fed, and hope that the disease passes. With the best care they have roughly a 50% chance of survival; without it the death toll can be as high as 80 to 90%. There is no vaccine available, but guess what? The pharmaceutical companies are working on one, see: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/10/07/health/ebola-vaccine-ethics/. At the moment the government is having trouble promoting vaccines like MMR and the flu jab. As I relate in the background link below, I agree with Dr Len Horowitz that vaccines would make the perfect delivery system for a biological weapon. The uptake might be questionable for something that could keep you in bed for a few days, but who's going to say no to the prospect of safety from a haemorrhagic fever that kills you from internal bleeding and organ failure? We must be on our guard in case this is the ultimate agenda behind the Ebola epidemic.
See here for important background: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/ebolaphobia.html.