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Roisin
28th September 2014, 23:38
http://www.forbes.com/sites/paulrodgers/2014/09/25/ebola-its-far-far-worse-than-you-thought/

Ebola could kill a million people by the end of January, disaster planners warned this week as experts said the disease might become endemic and clinics started turning away victims.

The US is sending 400,000 home care kits with protective gowns, masks, gloves, chlorine and medicines to Liberia, the country at the centre of the worst outbreak of the disease, reported The Times.

The home-care proposal is based on a model last used to eradicate smallpox in Africa in the 1960s. However, the population in the region is three times higher than it was then and is now far more concentrated in dense urban slums.

Some experts fear that the outbreak, now six months old, may not be brought under control in the foreseeable future, but that the disease could instead become endemic.

“The current epidemiologic outlook is bleak,” said the authors of a study in the New England Journal of Medicine. “For the medium term, at least, we must therefore face the possibility that [Ebola] will become endemic among the human population of West Africa, a prospect that has never previously been contemplated.”

America’s Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said there could be 1.4 million infections in Liberia and Sierra Leone by the end of January.

And the World Health Organisation, which estimated the number of cases in the next four months would reach “hundreds of thousands”, also reported that the death rate from the infection, which causes haemorrhagic fever, is over 70 per cent, up from the 50 per cent figure it had calculated previously.

The alarming estimates come amid growing violence against health workers. Seven outsiders were killed in the remote village of Womey, Guinea, earlier this month after the team of medics and journalists went there to raise awareness of the disease. Their mutilated bodies were found in a latrine, reported The Guardian.

Police arrested 27 people in connection with the murders on 24 September.

Elsewhere in Guinea there have been riots by people who feared that disinfectant being sprayed in a market might have been spreading the disease.

Sierra Leone ordered all its six million people to stay at home for three days last week in a desperate attempt to bring the outbreak under control, said Macleans magazine.

Health workers went door-to-door, finding 130 victims who were then isolated. The government claimed that 85 per cent of the population now believed that ebola was real.

But in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, the charity Medicins Sans Forntiers reported that it was turning away as many patients as it was taking in at its 160-bed clinic.

The clinic, one of three in Monrovia, has seen 350 deaths in the past month, reported The Telegraph. Some nights, up to five people die on its doorstep.

The outbreak is the worst since the virus was identified in 1976 in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo).

Tangri
29th September 2014, 00:46
This is a hoax and manipulated problem.

United Nation and World Health organization are behind this operation. they are multinational criminal mob. They do not allow local health authorities around their lab and compounds.
In this operation Canada , France, UK are partner with USA.

I heard Canadian company Tekmira is deeply involved in this human made diseases.(Genetically modify organism)
In France Medicine Sans Frontiers taking care of delivery job.

Problem is, people can not see what is it going on because of the white hat'ed monsters are in the business.

cloud9
29th September 2014, 02:13
Sigh..... How is this epidemic different than the last ones in the last 10 years where millions of people were also going to die? At the end, it was just an excuse to "spend" (transfer) huge amounts of money to the "right" hands. It could happen as a gigantic buy of the already in their hands almighty vaccine or as loans to the countries involved or just going to the WHO.... let's just sit and watch how it develops this time. Isn't interesting that it's always somewhere else in the world? Or mostly, usually in a far away place...

We need to learn and REMEMBER, how is it possible that we are falling for the same lies? It has happened in our lifetime SEVERAL TIMES already.

What happened to the millions of people dying from the Fukushima plant? Well, radiation from there was supposed to get to the US west coast after a few hours, then days, then months and it's now years later.....

Shezbeth
29th September 2014, 02:27
Hmmm,... Ebola outbreak,... possible corporate complicity,... Tom Clancy anyone?

Just sayin'.

Roisin
29th September 2014, 06:15
Hmmm, so if the Ebola virus is nothing but a localized "bug" that's "going around" in places in West Africa, one wonders why TPTB planted that virus in that area in the first place? Just for the fun of it?

At any rate, we can thank our lucky stars that the vast majority of people out there in the world community don't share the same sentiment as those posters in this thread and are now taking the Ebola epidemic seriously because even as I speak, that virus is branching out all over the world, thanks to the efficiency of modern transportation.

That from the beginning of this outbreak, TPTB have under-stated the number of deaths and that that number is at least double the current number which is now at 3,000.

Roisin
29th September 2014, 06:47
Here's a Sept.1st article from SHTFplan.com (when it hits the fan, don't say we didn't warn you) But since the article below was published, those predictions for the spread of Ebola are much worse....

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Hospitals Prep For Ebola Outbreak: Cases May Exceed 100,000 By December: “The Numbers Are Really Scary”

http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/u-s-hospitals-prep-for-ebola-outbreak-cases-may-exceed-100000-by-december-the-numbers-are-really-scary_09012014

Though news on the Ebola virus has been muted since two American health care workers were admitted to U.S.-based facilities last month, the deadly contagion continues to spread. According to the World Health Organization more than 40% of all Ebola cases thus far have occurred in just the last three months, suggesting that the virus is continuing to build steam.

Physicist Alessandro Vespignani of Northeastern University in Boston is one of several researchers trying to figure out how far Ebola may spread and how many people around the world could be affected. Based on his findings, there will be 10,000 cases by September of this year and it only gets worse from there.

http://shtfplan.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ebola-outbreak-model-2.jpg
(A model created by Alessandro Vespignani and his colleagues suggests that, at its current spread, Ebola may infect up to 10,000 people by September 24. Other models suggest up to 100,000 infected globally by December of this year. The shaded area is the variability range.)


Extrapolating existing trends, the number of the sick and dying mounts rapidly from the current toll—more than 3000 cases and 1500 deaths—to around 10,000 cases by September 24, and hundreds of thousands in the months after that. “The numbers are really scary,” he says—although he stresses that the model assumes control efforts aren’t stepped up. “We all hope to see this NOT happening,” Vespigani writes in an e-mail.



Vespignani is not the only one trying to predict how the unprecedented outbreak will progress. Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that the number of cases could ultimately exceed 20,000. And scientists across the world are scrambling to create computer models that accurately describe the spread of the deadly virus. Not all of them look quite as bleak as Vespignani’s. But the modelers all agree that current efforts to control the epidemic are not enough to stop the deadly pathogen in its tracks.



“If the epidemic in Liberia were to continue in this way until the 1st of December, the cumulative number of cases would exceed 100,000,” predicts Althaus. Such long-term forecasts are error-prone, he acknowledges.



Vespignani has analyzed the likelihood that Ebola will spread to other countries. Using data on millions of air travelers and commuters, as well as mobility patterns based on data from censuses and mobile devices, he has built a model of the world, into which he can introduce Ebola and then run hundreds of thousands of simulations. In general, the chance of further spread beyond West Africa is small, Vespignani says, but the risk grows with the scale of the epidemic.

Ghana, the United Kingdom, and the United States are among the countries most likely to have an introduced case, according to the model.

Source: Science Mag and WHO via Investment Watch

Though researchers and officials hope that this is “not happening,” the fact is that Ebola spread has only increased since it was first identified earlier this year. And now it is spreading to densely populated African cities like Lagos, Nigeria.

The Centers for Disease Control and US-based hospitals maintain that the likelihood of Ebola spreading to the United States remains “extremely low,” but that hasn’t stopped them from preparing infection control protocols because of the extremely high fatality rates associated with those who contract the virus.


Hospitals throughout Southern California are preparing for potential Ebola cases, even as they seek to reassure patients and health care workers that the risk is very low.



Public health officials say with the right isolation and infection control procedures, all hospitals could safely handle a patient with Ebola without exposing staff or other patients.

“We have the infrastructure anyway because we see these things on a daily basis. We see tuberculosis, influenza, potentially measles, and whooping cough,” said Dr. Zachary Rubin, medical director of clinical epidemiology and infection prevention at UCLA. “Even though Ebola is in the news, this is something we do day in and day out.”

The CDC’s Ebola recommendations for hospitals include an array of measures such as private rooms for patients, protective coverings for staff, and limiting use of needles as much as possible to prevent transmission.



“In the context of overall diseases, the likelihood of Ebola even coming to the U.S. or to UCI Medical Center is so extremely low, we just don’t expect it to happen,” Gohil said.

“However, the fatalities are so high and the possibility of travel in the global context is just enough that we have to prepare. One of the reasons you want to prepare is to reassure your staff and your patients that it’s perfectly handleable.”

Public health officials say with the right isolation and infection control procedures, all hospitals could safely handle a patient with Ebola without exposing staff or other patients.

Source: Los Angeles Register

Experts say the virus doesn’t spread like the flu or measles because it is not airborne. However, there are some indications that current strain of the Ebola virus may be mutating. Last month a warning issued by the CDC claimed that infectious Ebola materials could be spread through the air.


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.”

The CDC is also directing airline cleaning personnel to, “not use compressed air, which might spread infectious material through the air.” (emphasis mine).

The CDC’s concern about the Ebola virus being spread via the air is understandable in light of a 2012 experiment conducted by Canadian scientists which proved that, “the ebola virus could be transmitted by air between species.”

At this time it is too early to tell if efforts by health officials in Africa, Europe and the USA will be effective in stopping the virus. All indications suggest it will continue to spread, just as it has for nearly a year.

The disease models, which are based on population density and mobility patterns, show that it is only a matter of time before an infection is identified in the United States.

In the event that a single person in the Western hemisphere acquires it, then chances are there will be more.

Hospitals in the United States may be preparing isolation protocols, but what about Mexico, where the southern border has been left completely exposed? With cramped quarters on trains and trucks carrying hundreds or thousands of migrants, and unsanitary conditions, it is quite possible that a single infected individual could pass the virus on to scores of others, who in turn would disperse to various cities as soon as they reached US-soil.

And that doesn’t even include the millions of travelers arriving and departing at US airports from coast to coast on a daily basis.

The CDC and US healthcare officials may think they can control it, but all such efforts around the world have failed thus far.

Moreover, should an Ebola outbreak occur in the United States, the panic it will cause may exceed what we saw during the H1N1 flu scare several years ago. Over 25% of American adults fear that the virus could spread to a family member or close friend because of its high fatality rate. This suggests that any indication of contagion on US shores will lead to a run on medical supplies once the virus becomes reality here at home.

The healthcare system could be overwhelmed and medical supplies could feel a serious crunch as panicked Americans race to acquire everything from WHO recommended N-100 masks to protective body suits.

The best prevention will start at home and being positioned with pandemic supplies before such a crisis will be critical, as noted by The Prepper’s Blueprint author Tess Pennington. Some of the supplies she recommends can be purchased now – before the panic – at your local grocery, hardware store, or online.

Pennington recommends getting ready for not just infection prevention, but the overall effect it will have on businesses and government operations.

Having first hand knowledge of the government’s protocols before this type of emergency arises can help put you ahead of the game. Understanding that our lives will change drastically if the population is faced with a pandemic and being prepared for this can help you make better choices toward the well being of your family. Some changes could be:

Challenges or shut downs of business commerce
Breakdown of our basic infrastructure: communications, mass transportation, supply chains
Payroll service interruptions
Staffing shortages in hospitals and medical clinics
Interruptions in public facilities – Schools, workplaces may close, and public gatherings such as sporting events or worship services may close temporarily.
Government mandated voluntary or involuntary home quarantine.
Among her instructions for creating a sick room, Tess recommends a basic supply list.

Basic Pandemic Preparedness Supply List

N-100 face masks (Recommended mask rating from World Health Organization)
Latex gloves
Tyvek body suits
Safety Eyewear
Fluids and electrolytes
Pain relievers
Hand sanitizer
Plastic sheeting
Garbage bags
Plenty of extra food in case of business shutdowns.
Click here for the full pandemic preparedness supply list
We can never be 100% certain of the outcome, especially when dealing with outliers like pandemics. But chances are that government emergency responders will be swamped, grocery stores will be empty, and the majority of people will have no idea what to do.

We can, however, prepare ourselves with basic supplies and the knowledge necessary to increase our ability to prevent contagion reaching those closest to us and staying safe should such an outbreak take hold.

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So is the above article nothing but fear mongering too even though it's from an alternative press source?

Roisin
29th September 2014, 07:15
Chilling report a call to action on Ebola: Editorial
The Sacramento Bee 6:47 p.m. CDT September 27, 2014
http://www.clarionledger.com/story/opinion/editorials/2014/09/27/chilling-report-call-action-ebola-editorial/16356889/

A report this week from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posed two very different scenarios of how the Ebola outbreak in two West African countries could play out during the next months.

One envisions that by January, Sierra Leone and Liberia, the countries hardest hit by the virus, will be starting to get back to normal, pre-outbreak life.

The other scenario, is truly chilling: 21,000 cases this week, 1.4 million people infected by Jan. 20 and the beginning of a long battle against this extremely deadly disease.

Imagine — 1.4 million people sick with a virus that kills between half and 70 percent of the people infected.

The CDC came up with those scenarios by extrapolating the outbreak of the hemorrhagic disease since March. It refers to the latter as the worst-case scenario, though, we all know it’s really just the best of the worst-case scenarios.

The models used by the CDC looked at things we know.

Currently and officially, about 6,000 people have been infected and about half have died. According to the CDC report, new cases of Ebola reported in Sierra Leone are doubling in number approximately every month; in Liberia, they are doubling every 15 to 20 days.

There are the things we don’t know. For instance, how many people are infected with the virus that have not been reported. The World Health Organization,in its own bleak Ebola report also released Tuesday, acknowledged that the real tally of those infected and dead from the outbreak is probably vastly underreported.

And then there are the things we don’t want to think about: The Ebola virus has been mutating throughout the outbreak. The longer it lasts, it could mutate in some way that makes it easier to transmit the disease or more deadly.

All of this points to one undeniable fact: How the world responds right now to the Ebola infection will make the difference between the best-case scenario, the worst-case scenario and the scenario so grim we don’t want to even consider it.

CDC Director Thomas R. Frieden told The New York Times this week that a “surge” of health care and other resources could “break the back” of the Ebola outbreak.

Last week, President Barack Obama committed money and 3,000 troops to fight the epidemic by building hospitals and other health care infrastructure in West Africa. But $1 billion to fund the effort is being held up by Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma in the Senate Armed Services Committee until the president presents a plan to protect the troops. Inhofe is playing politics with a deadly outbreak and needs to release the money now.

The rest of the world, especially the larger countries — China, Russia, India – must commit resources, too. We can put past grievances aside to work together to quell the viral danger where it lives now, or wait until it reaches our own borders.

Dr. Margaret Chan, the director-general of WHO, put it bluntly in a speech to the U.N. Security Council last week asking for more resources to fight the epidemic.

“None of us experienced in containing outbreaks has ever seen, in our lifetimes, an emergency on this scale, with this degree of suffering, and with this magnitude of cascading consequences.” If that’s not a call to action, nothing is.

778 neighbour of some guy
29th September 2014, 08:18
That from the beginning of this outbreak, TPTB have under-stated the number of deaths and that that number is at least double the current number which is now at 3,000.

3000 or double, that's 6000 in about two and a half months? I bet that is less than people dying of smoking in for example the US in 1 month, or even people dying of prescription medication in that same month.

People, just get your Colloidal silver, your Nascent Iodine and MMS and my bet is you are going to be fine if this disease breaks out here.

Perhaps Ebola is far worse than we think, but you can protect yourself from it far better than you think too.

Snowflower
29th September 2014, 12:56
Possibilities:

1. Ebola doesn't exist. It's a made-for-the-world play, with actors sprawled on the ground in dead positions and people standing around them in cool looking costumes.

2. Ebola is bad news for those people living in Africa, but it will not thrive as a living virus once removed from that climate.

3. Ebola is becoming endemic in Africa in much the same way malaria is endemic and will become a problem for anyone traveling to that part of the world.

4. The emergency is real, but is being hyped disproportionately to the actual danger with the maxim, "Never let an opportunity for greater control go to waste."

5. Ebola is the disease that will eliminate from 2/3 to 9/10 of the world's population.

Ok, so it could be one of these five, or one I didn't think of while writing. Those who speak with such personal certainty for any one of these positions is probably misguided.

The older I get, the less I know.

donk
29th September 2014, 14:23
Well, I thought that if an outbreak crept out of the village that it started in that 99.99% of everybody would already be dead, and that the remaining peeps would be living in a Stephen King “The Stand” type reality….so it’s actually far, far better than I personally thought :)

Daozen
29th September 2014, 14:35
Choose your timeline!

Snowflower, I pick *4*.

True, no one knows exactly what'll happen, but I've seen the alt press hype so many outbreaks and conflicts into pandemics and WWIII, I don't pay attention any more. I have some of the most powerful anti-virals in the world in my house. What more can I do...?

Interesting to note they're already trying to flog a vaccine.

MorningFox
29th September 2014, 14:37
Ebola is harder to catch than the common cold. You can't catch it through the air and would only be infected by touching infected bodily fluids, even then having to enter a break in the skin or the mouth.

I've no doubt it'll spread in the undeveloped world, and that's a worrying thing. Even more worrying is that I don't believe it just popped up randomly.

Bob
29th September 2014, 14:50
http://www.forbes.com/sites/paulrodgers/2014/09/25/ebola-its-far-far-worse-than-you-thought/

Ebola could kill a million people by the end of January..
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Revised numbers are up to 2.5 million worst case.

Worst case comes from many things. Pretty obvious what it is.

I support you on this thread Roisin. GOOD WORK ! and Very Well Done !

thank you.

Accurate data.

--Bob

(NOTE: post 18 below MISQUOTES the number)

Daozen
29th September 2014, 15:11
MODERATORS. POST FLAGGED:

Ebola is harder to catch than the common cold. You can't catch it through the air and would only be infected by touching infected bodily fluids, even then having to enter a break in the skin or the mouth.

I've no doubt it'll spread in the undeveloped world, and that's a worrying thing. Even more worrying is that I don't believe it just popped up randomly.

Hey!

Please don't bring rational, sober logic into a conspiracy discussion. Worst case scenario and wildly inaccurate predictions only.





Revised numbers are up to 2.5 billion worst case.



Fixed. Your move.

Daozen
29th September 2014, 15:18
Ebola could kill a billion people by the end of January October, disaster planners warned this week as experts said the disease might become endemic and clinics started turning away triaging victims.

Lets go for broke. Where's your vision?

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That from the beginning of this outbreak, TPTB have under-stated the number of deaths and that that number is at least double the current number which is now at 3,000.

3000 or double, that's 6000 in about two and a half months? I bet that is less than people dying of smoking in for example the US in 1 month, or even people dying of prescription medication in that same month.

People, just get your Colloidal silver, your Nascent Iodine and MMS and my bet is you are going to be fine if this disease breaks out here.

Perhaps Ebola is far worse than we think, but you can protect yourself from it far better than you think too.

The solutions are sitting there. Why aren't the alt media networks promoting them instead of baseless scaremongering?

You want a real epidemic?: Cancer and Heart disease.

Bob
29th September 2014, 15:18
Here's a Sept.1st article from SHTFplan.com (when it hits the fan, don't say we didn't warn you) But since the article below was published, those predictions for the spread of Ebola are much worse....
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The statistical graphics are showing as of Sept. 1st this year, these growth curves:


http://cdn2.content.compendiumblog.com/uploads/user/458939f4-fe08-4dbc-b271-efca0f5a2682/479b4fbd-f8c0-4011-9409-f4109cc4c745/Image/fcb8517f5fef67229aa4ff3250a2b994/ebola_scatterplot_of_new_cases_by_day_vs_date.png

2.5 MILLION (not Billion) is the projected WORST CASE growth curve for the end of January.


What is seen is a radical spread of the infection upwards since July for Sierra Leone and Liberia. Guinea has stabilized a bit and has used education BUT a lot of disinformation has lead to people (doctors and journalists) being killed trying to reach people, as Roisin has pointed out.

The sierra leone was deliberately under-reporting and falsifying information as to statistics even as dead were being picked up and buried. Due to such lack of information, people stop taking precautions and infect each other. EBZ (Ebola-Zaire) one of the most virulent (meaning EASY TO CATCH) disease if one gets a viral particle on a mucus membrane. It takes on the average of two nano-sized particles to start an infection. It was weaponized, this strain, because it mutates rapidly, meaning vaccines, or treatments will rapidly fail. The question has been who had done the weaponization, and was the infection in the index case, an accident, or a deliberate release. Ebola-Zaire tracks back to it's parent virus Marburg, which appeared in 1967. At that time the ONLY ONES developing along this line were the Soviets - as revealed in defector's testimonies.

What is noted as to the "secretions" in a sneeze/cough, this video shows what comes out (EBZ is contained in the secretions, read, saliva for instance). Therefore the ability to catch it comes from inhaling a cough, breathing it in, or getting it into the eye. One of the reasons why the doctors are wearing eye protection.


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Daozen
29th September 2014, 15:24
Last post: Remember Swine Flu? Exactly the same thing happened. There were more threads than actual victims.

If you want to help contain it, get the info on Iodine, Vit C, and other anti-virals to Africans... I might try myself tomorrow.

Bob
29th September 2014, 15:31
http://www.forbes.com/sites/paulrodgers/2014/09/25/ebola-its-far-far-worse-than-you-thought/

Ebola could kill a million people by the end of January..
[..]

Revised numbers are up to 2.5 million worst case.

Worst case comes from many things. Pretty obvious what it is.

I support you on this thread Roisin. GOOD WORK ! and Very Well Done !

thank you.

Accurate data.

--Bob

Statistics are 2.5 MILLION, not 2.5B.


"Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, meanwhile, projects 1.4 million people could be infected by January, assuming that Ebola cases continue to increase exponentially and are under-reported by a factor of 2.5."

Statistically,

Low end mortality rate of (70.8%) times 1.4 million equals 991,200 people dead.

If we then compute on the high end, 2.5 times 1.4 million times 70.8% shows 2,478,000 dead. That is about 2.5 MILLION, not billion.

(multiple Sources, i.e. reference (http://www.vox.com/2014/9/23/6832023/ebola-virus-global-health-panic) )


http://cdn3.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/pYzKzGteiJxe8QjXfRjeQY_YKCk=/775x0/filters:no_upscale()/cdn1.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/1396406/ebola_deaths_WHO.0.jpg

Before the Ebola outbreak, the three countries most affected had very weak health systems and little money to spend on health care.

"Less than $100 is invested per person per year on health in most of West Africa. These countries record some of the worst maternal and child mortality rates on the planet.

'THE WHOLE GENERAL HEALTH SYSTEM IS COLLAPSING'

"Ebola is depleting those already scarce supplies.

"Hospitals and clinics have shut down since the outbreak, so people don't have access to the usual maternity or malaria care they need.

"The ones that are still open are reportedly overwhelmed with Ebola patients.

"The whole general health system is collapsing," Jimmy Whitworth, the head of population health at Britain's Wellcome Trust, told the Independent in an interview. If they do still have access to care, he added, "People aren't going to hospitals or clinics because they're frightened, there aren't any medical or nursing staff available."

"West Africa will see much more suffering and many more deaths during childbirth and from malaria, tuberculosis, HIV-AIDS, enteric and respiratory illnesses, diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and mental health during and after the Ebola epidemic," wrote disease researchers Jeremy Farrar, of the Wellcome Trust, and Peter Piot, of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in a new article in the New England Journal of Medicine."

syrwong
29th September 2014, 15:42
I think for good reasons the PTB throw "information bombs" every now and then to kidnap the attention of the sheeples. This is like the clock of the hynotist, the more you pay attention to it, the more fallen you are to the control. We know for sure the WHO and the MSM are parts of the masonic network, they can combine forces to generate great fear, but it is a waste of time to believe them. I don't mean the cases in Africa are false, but I think they have been exaagerated and Ebola will not become a world wide pandemic.

Bob
29th September 2014, 16:03
People are dying from other diseases as well in Africa as overwhelmed medical systems are shut down, as resources run out.


Ebola outbreak: Deaths from malaria and other diseases could soar while Africa’s over-stretched healthcare systems fight the virus

http://www.independent.co.uk/incoming/article9667384.ece/alternates/w620/Ebolav2.jpg

"The “collapse” of healthcare systems in West Africa because of the Ebola outbreak could lead to thousands more people dying from malaria and other diseases, a leading expert has said, with the additional death toll from malaria and other diseases likely to exceed that of the outbreak itself.

"The breakdown of routine hospital and clinic services could lead to thousands of excess deaths from diseases such as malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea.

"Many clinics and hospitals in all three of the countries worst hit by Ebola have effectively been shut down by the virus.

"Meanwhile, widespread fear of contracting Ebola from hospital patients will stop people coming forward for treatment for other diseases, Dr Whitworth said.

“These health systems are pretty tenuous at the best of times,” he said. “With Ebola, the whole general health system is collapsing. People aren’t going to hospitals or clinics because they’re frightened, there aren’t any medical staff or nursing staff available. Some hospitals have been entirely taken over by Ebola patients, which means other people not getting help."

It's there, its getting worse.

Actual treatments which have shown effective anti-viral treatment HAS BEEN tested in LIBERIA this last week. THAT treatment using a simple generic (almost over the counter) antiviral that is effective against the types of virus's which affect the body's immune system to combat infection. Such was discussed in the Hemorrhagic Fever thread in Alt Med subforum.

TOTAL treatment cost for the substance, 35$ per patient plus the doctor's visit. The catch is, it has to be started FAST, not late when organ damage has happened.

ALL TREATMENTS do nothing when the organs are damaged beyond repair. Without functioning liver, kidneys and blood vessels (all attacked by EBZ) the infected patient dies, and no chemical no biological treatment is going to rapidly rebuild those damaged organs. Putting in more toxins is not going to rebuild a damaged body.. EBOLA destroys so rapidly, to stop it in the early stages is needed.. To prevent it from being caught in the first place is tantamount - EDUCATION is needed, not superstition.

Bob
29th September 2014, 16:32
I happen to know Ted Alemayhu personally, he is ethical, accurate, sincere and works on the forefront to help developing countries with medical issues.

He is interviewed in the video report below.

Although the video is a bit old, the data IS accurate - the numbers have gone up by 1000 at least.

The infection curves are starting to go exponential, and apparently, the reason is from disinformation or superstition, and from hospitals closing, doctors saying "ENOUGH", and quit. People then put and LEFT IN FEAR from that disinformation, or superstition, or in actual cases, doctors and hospitals not able to carry out proper infection control procedures.

Leaving people to fend for themselves where they cannot get ANY AID from anyone.

This EBOLA-ZAIRE is real, it is spreading.

I also know people personally involved in Sierra Leone, AND Nigeria who say the EBZ virus is there in West Africa, and this is serious.

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Infection control in the western countries consists of air filters, full body protection, plastic tents, isolation wards.. NONE of that exists in West Africa. So it spreads amongst the doctors and patients..

Daozen
29th September 2014, 16:33
Highly effective antivirals like SSKI Iodine and ascorbic acid, or liposomal vitamin c, would cost more like 35 cents.

Daozen
29th September 2014, 16:39
Heres a story of a NZ farmer who was brought out of a swine flu coma with intravenous ascorbic acid and later liposomal vitamin c. The doctors fought tooth and nail to prevent the vit c treatment, in the end the family had to get a court order. This is a highly charged and sometimes emotional video, it should be required viewing for all humans.

Edit: finding link. If it doesn't work google: nz farmer swine flu coma 60 minutes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrhkoFcOMII&feature=youtube_gdata_player

http://www.google.com.tw/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CBsQtwIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fm.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DVrhko FcOMII&ei=MoopVPLOHYbm8gWswoHICw&usg=AFQjCNFwAqeb9ywcDp_57A7E__VCMRCcKA&sig2=T-cNjQaMN00cT4KcgIKocw

Atlas
29th September 2014, 16:43
This EBOLA-ZAIRE is real, it is spreading.

Ebola outbreak in Zaire, about 2 decades ago:

At 2:36: "This is not the first time that Ebola has struck Zaire"

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Daozen
29th September 2014, 16:53
Oh look, they're rushing out an untested, experimental vaccine, that won't be ready til January.

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN0HN0L420140928?irpc=932

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In the meantime, they *could* be bringing out dirt cheap antivirals to help Africans boost immunity and contain the virus, but they won't do it. If they were sincere or competent, they'd be doing their best with very powerful anti virals that have been around for decades.

But they're not sincere. And even if they were sincere, they're not competent.

EDIT: I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and write them a note about nutritional antivirals. Its a million to one they'll read it, but it has to be on record that they were contacted.


The media pushing ebola aren't on humanity's side. Its about vaccine profits in Africa, and keeping westerners in a state of fear.

Bob
29th September 2014, 16:57
About "cure alls".

Without data showing CURES in the actual disease, trying an analogy misses the point.

Nigeria rejected nano-silver because of the issues - no data showing actual effective treatment on this particular strain of Ebola-Zaire. If Nigeria had felt Vitamin C would work, they would have said so. They are extremely innovative and on the cutting edge of medicine, both traditional and conventional.

They have felt that experimentation on people is not right. They then decided NO, WON'T experiment with a disease that so rapidly spreads to the rest of the cells, leading to massive organ failure. What they needed is specifically something that stopped the actual strain from replicating, or "leaving the cell".

What has worked on this particular strain - Dr. Gobee Logan in LIBERIA HAS found an existing GENERIC antiviral (generic meaning out-of-patent), that is ACCEPTED, and has had clinicals done with it to establish safety, and effectiveness.


(Source (http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2014/09/05/high-dose-vitamin-c-can-cure-ebola-virus-disease-not-so-fast/))

Below is quoted from Science Blogs


the quackery for Ebola continues unabated, including colloidal silver, herbal remedies, and lots more. One feels for those poor leaders of west African nations who, in addition to having an outbreak of a highly lethal infectious disease within their borders to contend with, no doubt also have to contend with well-meaning quacks sending them letters about the glories of some nonsense or other that is touted as being able to save their people.

Take high dose vitamin C (please).

I don’t know how I missed this particularly irresponsible bit of quackery promotion, given that it’s in a blog in the Windsor Star, which is just across the river, but I did. About a week ago, there appeared a blog post entitled Dr. Gifford-Jones: Are West Africans needlessly dying from the Ebola virus? I don’t know if it also appeared in the Star print edition, but sincerely hope that it did not, although I do know that it apparently first appeared on Dr. W. Gifford-Jones’ website a couple of weeks before, a site that, not unexpectedly, contains a quack Miranda warning in Gifford-Jones’ bio page. One wonders what docs across the Detroit River are thinking, but I know a few and bet that they think this post is every bit as irresponsible as I think it is. For shame, Windsor Star!

I mean, get a load of what Dr. W. Gifford-Jones has to say:

But the great tragedy is that by failing to read history, researchers and doctors have, in the past, condemned millions to die from viral disease. Now it is happening again in West Africa. So what will happen if a case of Ebola disease occurs in this country?

Currently, Canada and other nations are scrambling to send untested drugs and vaccines to West Africa. Yet, in all the headlines and media stories surrounding this epidemic, not one word is spoken of the proven intravenous use of vitamin C as a cure.

One wonders why “not one word” is spoken of the “proven” intravenous use of vitamin C as a cure for Ebola. Could it be because it’s neither “proven” nor a “cure”? Nahhh. Couldn’t possibly be, could it? It couldn’t be because doctors generally don’t speak of quack cures in anything other than dismissive tones; that is, when they bother to mention them at all. It must be because physicians are ignorant or in the pocket of big pharma or both, right? Send those untested drugs over to Africa because the biotech company wants to make money. Oh, wait. There was a great deal of consternation among the CDC and the biotech company that makes the drug about using ZMapp, an experimental drug that was tried last month on two Americans who contracted Ebola, was reluctant to use it because it’s hard to make and because it had not even passed phase I trials yet.

But Dr. Gifford-Jones is just getting warmed up:

Medical history shows that ignorance, or arrogance, a better word, has been a common human trait of the medical community. One of the most flagrant examples is how Dr. Frederick R. Klenner was treated by his colleagues after saving polio patients from paralysis.

Klenner was a virtually unknown family doctor, in a small North Carolina town. He had no training in virology, no research grants and no experimental laboratory. But he had an open mind to new ideas.

In 1942 his wife suffered from bleeding gums and the local dentist suggested removing all of her teeth. Klenner justifiably considered this a Draconian solution. He recalled research that vitamin C had cured this problem in chimpanzees. Klenner gave his wife several injections of vitamin C. Her bleeding stopped.

Lovely. So apparently a dentist misdiagnosed scurvy. Or something. But this was only the start. Like all quacks with delusions of grandeur, for Klenner curing something as prosaic as bleeding gums wasn’t enough (although I must admit that removing all the teeth seems a rather radical treatment for bleeding gums). Too boring. Too…unimportant. Klenner moved on to viral pneumonia, allegedly curing a patient who was “near death” from the disease. But even that wasn’t enough. Oh, no. Klenner then went on to cure…polio! Of course! here’s the account:

During the polio epidemic of 1948, Dr. Klenner was placed in charge of 60 polio patients. He decided to prescribe large injections of vitamin C. None of his patients developed paralysis.

In 1949, Klenner related his findings at the Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, and asked doctors to comment. One authority on polio ignored his monumental finding, instead promoting the need for tracheotomy in polio patients. Other polio specialists commented, but none referred to the use of vitamin C. It is almost unbelievable that this happened.

Has anyone ever noticed how quack claims are so difficult to track down. Many of them tend to involve events that happened many decades ago that have, over the many retellings, evolved into legends. Think Max Gerson and his “50 cases.” Think Cantron/Entelev/Procell. The list goes on.

A search for Klenner and his polio “cure” yields hits that nearly all come from pro-quackery sites, such as Whale.to and Orthomolecular.org. There’s also a chapter in a free book in which he describes his beliefs and evidence that vitamin C can cure polio. It is basically identical to this publication, represented as his actual presentation to the AMA in 1949. One aspect of his treatment that amazed me was that this was some truly high dose vitamin C. I mean, seriously. Klenner administered 2,000 mg (that’s 2 g, people) of ascorbate every six hours (8 g/day) supplemented with 1,000 to 2,000 mg by mouth every two hours (that’s 12 to 24 g). So basically, Klenner treated polio with 20 to 32 g per day of ascorbate. for the prototypical 70 kg man used in medical school as a teaching reference for drug doses, that’s nearly half a gram per kg body weight. In the Wikipedia entry on Klenner, which is remarkably skepticism-free, he is described as having administered up to 300,000 mg (300 g!) of ascorbate per day. For those who aren’t scientists in the US and therefore might be metric system-challenged, that’s 0.66 lb of ascorbate.

A search of Pubmed on F. R. Klenner reveals five publications, ranging from 1948 to 1952, all of them in the same journal, which doesn’t appear to be a particularly prominent journal, and unfortunately no abstracts available for any of them. (Whatever his other publications, I’m guessing, they must not be indexed in PubMed.) A review of the titles of the articles match the titles of chapters in a book, Injectable Vitamin C: Effective Treatment for Viral and Other Diseases. It includes titles such as: The Vitamin and Massage Treatment for Acute Poliomyelitis and Massive Doses of Vitamin C and the Virus Diseases, among others, all with the same theme, namely that massive doses of vitamin C will cure pretty much any viral disease that ails you. The other theme running through this is that there are no clinical trials. All there are are case reports and case series, all uncontrolled.

The biggest of these is the 60 patients with polio whom Klenner allegedly cured with his massive doses of vitamin C. Given how long ago this is and how little detail was given, coupled with the lack of any control group, we have no way of knowing whether his combined intravenous/oral vitamin C regimen did anything whatsoever. In any case, it’s not hard to figure out the reason why we don’t use megadose vitamin C for polio or other viral diseases now. In the case of polio, publications about vitamin C and polio petered out over the next couple of decades, at least as far as a search of PubMed indicates. In any case, in a review article about the use of megadose vitamin C in “complementary and alternative medicine” (CAM), it is noted:

Soon after its discovery and synthesis in 1932, parenteral vitamin C was shown to significantly decrease polio virus infections in primates [31], [32]. Although these findings were not repeatable [33], [34], one practitioner treated thousands of patients with parenteral vitamin C, primarily for infections, and popularized its use [2], [3], [5]. Such reports probably were a basis for continued use of parenteral vitamin C by other CAM practitioners [6], [7], [35].

The abstract of one of these early positive papers is particularly amusing to read:

The experimental evidence presented in this paper shows that multiple paralytic doses of poliomyelitis virus, when mixed with very small amounts of crystalline vitamin C (ascorbic acid), are rendered non-infectious as determined by intracerebral injection of such mixtures into rhesus monkeys.

In other words, crystalline ascorbic acid rendered viruses noninfectious? Who knew? Actually, what was done in this paper was to mix 0.1 ml of the supernatant of a 10 per cent poliomyelitis cord suspension (basically, they ground up spinal cords of monkeys with polio, centrifuged the, and used the supernatant containing the virus) with varying amounts of ascorbate neutralized to pH 6.6 to 6.8. This mixture was then injected intracerebrally. This mixture, with varying amounts of ascorbate, was then injected intracerebrally into rhesus monkey brains and the results checked. My guess here is that the virus was inactivated because the concentration of vitamin C in the actual mixture injected was very high (up to 100 mg/ml), and the virus/vitamin C mixtures were incubated overnight at 37° C. In other words, this study really didn’t tell us much.

It should also be noted that, contrary to Klenner’s claims, high dose vitamin C can indeed cause complications, such as oxalate nephropathy. In any case, Klenner became one of the “originators” of the quackery known as orthomolecular medicine, which has been discussed here many times and was popularized in the 1970s by Linus Pauling with his use of high dose vitamin C to treat the common cold and cancer. The central dogma of orthomolecular medicine seems to be that if some nutrient is good, megadoses of that nutrient are much better and can cure anything. Orthomolecular medicine has also been “integrated” into the quackery known as functional medicine.

That’s why it’s so depressing to see Dr. Gifford-Jones conclude:

What is appalling is that researchers and doctors should know that vitamin C has cured viral diseases like Yellow Fever, Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Dengue Fever and other viral diseases. But no expert has mentioned the possibility of using large doses of vitamin C to cure Ebola infection.

Klenner and Dr. Robert F Cathcart, an expert in viral diseases, have stressed that it’s the proper dosage that cures all viral diseases. This means giving massive doses of both oral and intravenous vitamin C. Cathcart estimates it would take 240,000 milligrams every 24 hours to beat the Ebola virus.

No. Cathcart was not an expert in infectious disease. He was an orthopedic surgeon who turned to the dark side of orthomolecular medicine and who now has his own page of praise on Whale.to. Vitamin C does not “cure all viral diseases” if only you give a dose high enough.

And the Windsor Star should be ashamed for publishing this tripe, even on its blog.

Daozen
29th September 2014, 17:04
I'll look for data on specific actions of Vit C on Ebola tomorrow.

Don't strawman my post by saying its a vague cure all. Ascorbic acid has documented anti viral properties that the pharmaceutical companies have ignored for decades. Linus Pauling, twice Nobel Prize winner, proved it's power against heart disease, the biggest killer on Earth. 3-4 decades later the media is totally silent on Pauling therapy for heart disease.

It saved my life.

If they can sit and watch heart disease kill millions of humans a year, what else will they ignore?

Daozen
29th September 2014, 17:09
That Science blog journal is a wall of patronizing type and reads like a hit piece. If their scientific argument is so strong, why do they need to use weasel words like quakery, depressing, dark side?

Its another self proclaimed expert trying to shame people into believing the hype.

Daozen
29th September 2014, 17:22
Im done here. I started another thread looking for objective evidence, so we can quit going round in circles and know for sure.

Pleasure debating with you all.

Bob
29th September 2014, 18:09
Ebola, what is this thing?

USING old data not keeping up on current breakthroughs, and the mindset of reporters can become stale. Staying up to date is essential.

ALTHOUGH this data quoted below is from August 4, 2014, BEFORE the rapid rise in infections, AND deaths, it illustrates the MINDSET quite clearly in the medical community even, to poo-poo Ebola away.. BUT things changed, that is the concern and apparently in the OP that is mentioned - THINGS CHANGED and that is the concern. Arguing "treatments" is meaningless when the prime factor is disbelief that SOMETHING changed and IS continuing to change. That is what is worrisome..

Below is from older data from this last early August, but it illustrates a large part of the mindset of "oh it's just ebola, nothing to see here", or worse, "ah it will burn itself out, nothing to see here.." Think about that, nothing to see and burning itself out - PEOPLE ARE dying, the analogy to burning itself out is callous. People need to see results in the specific situation to develop a comfort zone. There is NO COMFORT zone with the people within the affected countries. Growth curves of infection rates HAVE TO GO DOWN, not UP. When they go up rapidly that means something is wrong, not working..

Ebola is a master of evading the immune system:

Meaning, boosting the "immune system" won't stop the infection. The immune system trys to FLOOD the virus out of the body, called a CYTOKINE reaction. Flooding then in such massive overload causes organs to bleed out, leak.


The Ebola virus is also a master of evading the body’s natural defenses: It blocks the signaling to cells called neutrophils, which are white blood cells that are in charge of raising the alarm for the immune system to come and attack. In fact, Ebola will infect immune cells and travel in those cells to other parts of the body — including the liver, kidney, spleen and brain.

BRAIN EDEMA causes massive damage. There is no data that says vitamin c, or vitamin anything, or nano-silver is going to stop brain edema. There is no science, not even anecdotal data that any of those substances, including MMS can stop brain edema. Brain damage and what quality of life is possible with a fatal infection?


Each time one of the cells is infected with the Ebola virus and bursts, spilling out its contents, the damage and presence of the virus particles activates molecules called cytokines. In a healthy body, these cytokines are responsible for provoking an inflammatory response so that the body knows it’s being attacked. But in the case of an Ebola patient, “it’s such an overwhelming release [of cytokines], that’s what’s causing the flu-like symptoms” that are the first sign of Ebola, Bhadelia said.

The cytokines are the way the body tries to FLOOD OUT (read wash out) the virus. Neither C nor any of the purported claims deal with turning off cytokines. POSSIBLY the only effective anti-inflammation reducing substance could be BOSWELIA. (see Boswllic acids in the treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases - http://www.indianboswellia.com/pdf/Prof_Ammon_Research.pdf)



Yes, Ebola is a very, very bad disease. Worse, there’s not much that even modern science-based medicine can do to treat the virus specifically.

Basically, the treatment consists of supportive care: Fluid resuscitation to prevent dehydration, transfusion as needed to replace blood loss; treat the DIC with clotting factor replacement, and respiratory and cardiovascular support if needed. It’s true that there are experimental drugs that has shown promise in pre-clinical models, and the search for an Ebola vaccine has been put on the fast track, but as of now there is no approved treatment or vaccine for Ebola.

APPROVED TREATMENT means it works without un-acceptable side effects. The question is what is unacceptable, that particular threshold exists. If an "approved" medicine leads to irreparable heart damage for instance, it MUST be recalled, and the patients then can sue the manufacturer.. Ebola leads to heart damage and many other organ systems, rapidly.

That rapid progression of organ failures leads to rapid death. Without supportive care to deal with the organ damage, the body dies. It doesn't take a rocket science mindset to understand that.

Stopping an infection and destroying the liver would be unacceptable, or destroying the kidneys would be unacceptable. Stopping an infection by putting pesticidal nanoparticles inside of cells (which can lead to genetic damage) is not an option.

TAKING an unapproved treatment/cure based on a "manufacturer's" or promotant's "claims" can result in the people harmed (damaged) by using the information also suing those who promoted the irresponsible product or claim.




So should we be bringing victims to the US for treatment?

Treat in Africa or treat in the US?

Ebola virus, although contagious, is not nearly as contagious as, for example, influenza or measles, both of which are easily spread through the air. Ebola, by comparison, is transmitted through contact with body fluids (blood, saliva, semen, vomit, urine, or feces) in much the same way HIV or hepatitis B is.

Although transmission through aerosol has been demonstrated in the laboratory between pigs and primates, it has never been conclusively demonstrated to happen from human to human and the evidence is fairly compelling that it does not. True, the virus, from what I’ve found in my research, persists on surfaces for days, and only 1-10 virus particles are needed to initiate infection. Most people acquire the virus through contact with the blood or bodily fluids of the infected (as in blood from an infected person coming into contact with the mucus membranes of the mouth or eye or with an open cut) or through nosocomial transmission (accidental needle sticks with a syringe containing infected blood, for instance). In Africa, given how poor the countries suffering outbreaks tend to be, the nosocomial route is prominent, because of reuse and improper sterilization of syringes, needles, or other medical equipment contaminated with these fluids. Also in Africa, a common means of acquiring the virus is preparing the bodies of the dead for funerals.


WHAT ABOUT droplets being spread by sneezing/coughing resultant from the choking infected people experience as their lungs and throat floods?
(see the video of a sneeze/cough in a post above)


Dr. Bruce Ribner, one of the doctors who will be caring for Ebola patients described the situation nicely:

Ebola isn’t “some mystical pathogen (with) some bizarre mode of transmission,” the doctor noted, adding that it is transmitted similarly to illnesses like SARS or HIV.

So, if patients are brought to the US (as one has already been as of this writing), it’s not as though American hospitals don’t have considerable experience with universal blood and bodily fluid precautions, and it’s not as though they don’t properly sterilize instruments and equipment between uses. In other words, there’s nothing unique about Ebola virus in terms of transmission. No one’s saying the risk is zero, but it’s incredibly low, the blatherings and bloviations of ignorant gasbags like Donald Trump on Twitter notwithstanding. One also notes that the CDC has stocks of the virus, which it studies, which means that Ebola virus is already on US soil (in various universities, an Army facility, and the CDC) and Canadian soil, along with patient blood samples from Africans infected with the various forms of Ebola.

As a real infectious disease expert, Tara Smith, pointed out, not only is Ebola already in the US, but US health officials have already dealt with cases and small outbreaks of related hemorrhagic fevers, such as Lassa fever and Marburg.

Moreover, Emory University is better equipped than most hospitals to deal with such patients:

Emory University Hospital, which is slated to care for the (Ebola) patients, has a specially designed wing separate from the rest of the hospital that was created to treat people infected by bioterrorism attacks or pandemics.


THESE TYPES OF CLINICS are NOT BEING USED IN AFRICA THOUGH.

NO spread to the doctors and other hospital patients IN THE USA, because of the extraordinary precautions being taken for air sterilization, fluid contact minimization... in AFRICA the doctors and nurses and associated STAFF are dying, even though the RECOMMENDED precautions for field hospitals are being followed... THAT IS THE ISSUE about the spread. ALSO this virus MUTATES.. possibly more so than other strains. These factors and misinformation (read disinformation) being spread lets people NOT take precautions.. Not taking the precautions and they infect each other.


But Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease specialist and professor of preventive medicine at Vanderbilt University, says almost any American hospital is equipped to take care of an Ebola patient without endangering staff or the public.

Infectious patients are put in an isolation room, and health workers have to put on protective gear before entering the room. They remove the gear when leaving. It is put in red infectious disease waste bags, which are burned.

Even though Ebola isn’t spread through the air, the CDC says that patients probably will be put in negative-pressure rooms that isolate air so it can’t circulate through the building. Those are typically used with patients with active tuberculosis, which is airborne.

Now WHY IS THAT? IF it hasn't any capacity to spread by air, then NO precautions would be taken as doing ISOLATION WORK IS EXPENSIVE and these hospitals ARE cost conscious.


It’s also noted that it isn’t the precautions that might fail, but the humans doing the precautions, as Schaffner noted that they were “busy” or “because familiarity breeds if not contempt then casualness.” This was learned in Toronto dealing with the SARS outbreak when hospital workers dealing with SARS patients became infected.


IGNORING an infection doesn't make it magically "go away" as evidenced above in the Toronto SARS outbreak. ALSO in the US, kids are now experiencing paralysis from a current viral outbreak (not Ebola), but the point is ignoring, or poo poo'ing doesn't affect a solution.


Posting monitors outside the patients’ rooms to make sure personnel followed the precautions eliminated any further cases. Emory did the same thing when patients with suspected Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) were admitted, and, given the level of fear over Ebola virus, you can be quite sure that anal sphincters will be even tighter this time. Moreover, given that, as far as has been ascertained, Ebola does not spread through the air as SARS and MERS do, the likelihood of nosocomial transmission to a health care worker is minimal, particularly given that any staff in contact with Ebola victims will almost certainly be carefully monitored for any signs of viral infection and rapidly quarantined if they exhibit them. Again, the likelihood of an outbreak in the US due to these patients is not zero, but it’s very close.

So, when faced with Americans infected with Ebola virus in Third World hospitals lacking the resources to provide optimal treatment, the options are to send sufficient medical equipment and staff there to take care of them in Africa or to bring the patients back. By far, the most efficient and economical solution is to bring the patients back to the US, and the risk is minimal. However, fear of contagion remains a powerful force, as noted by Dr. Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota:

Osterholm said he’s been getting calls from editors and reporters in the United States asking why the sick patients are being brought here. “Their reaction to the virus on the fear and panic side is no different than what you see in Africa,” Osterholm says.

“We’re being critical of the West African population for not understanding,” Osterholm says. “I’m thinking, ‘Oh my God, the U.S. senior media doesn’t get it.’”

It also helps to put Ebola in perspective.

Since 1976, (the older strains of) Ebola has infected fewer than 5,000 people and killed fewer than 3,000. That’s in Africa, where over 1 billion people live. By contrast, poor, “boring” measles still kills 122,000 people every year and killed over 2 million a year in 1980, before widespread vaccination campaigns. According to the WHO, in 2012, malaria caused an estimated 627,000 deaths, mostly among African children. Also according to the WHO, since the beginning of the AIDS epidemic (which dates back almost as far as the discovery of the Ebola virus), HIV has infected over 75 million and killed 36 million, with approximately 35 million currently living with the infection.


*** CITING THOSE "FACTS" - what does that mean? What does it have to do with ANY of the characteristics of this particular strain, and the particular situation circa 2014 September? NOTHING one bit for this particular strain, and this particular outbreak in the situation in WEST Africa - the earlier strains and their outbreaks occurred in different locations of Africa under different situations.


None of this means that we shouldn’t take Ebola seriously or that much larger outbreaks couldn’t happen. Nor does noting this difference minimize the deaths of people infected with the disease. We should note from these observations and others, however, that Ebola is unlikely to reach such numbers because it is simply not infectious enough (yet) and Ebola outbreaks tend to “burn themselves out” because, unlike HIV or measles (which are also transmissible human-to-human), Ebola virus disease is so rapidly fatal.

In other words, Ebola is a horrible disease, but because it’s so horrible it’s unlikely to kill as many people as diseases we already know about. And it’s not nearly as dramatic as people think. Tara Smith interviewed representatives of Doctors Without Borders several years ago, and this is what one physician, Armand Sprecher, told her:

As for the disease, it is not as bloody and dramatic as in the movies or books. The patients mostly look sick and weak. If there is blood, it is not a lot, usually in the vomit or diarrhea, occasionally from the gums or nose. The transmission is rather ordinary, just contact with infected body fluids. It does not occur because of mere proximity or via an airborne route (as in Outbreak if I recall correctly). The outbreak control organizations in the movies have no problem implementing their solutions once these have been found. In reality, we know what needs to be done, the problem is getting it to happen. This is why community relations are such an issue, where they are not such a problem in the movies.

“Getting it done” is much easier in the US and other developed nations than it is in Africa.



Enter the quacks

Unfortunately, there is no effective treatment for Ebola virus disease yet.



(SEE POSTS ABOVE about the LIBERIAN DOCTOR who has found a simple generic ANTI-VIRAL which is effective, clinically tested against viruses). It is during the phase where the virus is exhibiting FLU-LIKE symptoms (sneezing/coughing) and the patient thinks maybe they JUST have malaria, that they can SPREAD it rapidly to others.. They just don't know if they have it, during this small window, between when it becomes unbearable, and they are just mildly presenting.




All doctors can do right now is to isolate the patient to prevent others from being infected and to support the patient’s physiology with fluids, antibiotics for secondary infections, and blood products to combat the DIC until the patient either manages to clear the infection or dies. There are experimental drugs being tested against Ebola. (David Kroll has nicely summarized the current state of research and development of Ebola drugs, and there is an antibody-based treatment being tested.) Also, there is no vaccine, although efforts to develop one have been fast tracked. The problem in human testing of such a virus, of course, is that Ebola outbreaks are sporadic and difficult to predict. By the time human tests are ready, this latest outbreak could be over, and scientists would have to wait for the next one to test the vaccine. Worse, the economics of developing effective treatments or vaccines against Ebola are prohibitive.

Not surprisingly (or maybe surprisingly, I don’t know), antivaccine activists are already afraid of an Ebola vaccine, even though one hasn’t been approved yet and is unlikely to be for quite some time:


Different types of vaccines and treatments were available SINCE 1989. BUT and apparently kept quiet because of the WEAPONIZATION POTENTIAL of this particular strain of EBOLA-ZAIRE. ALSO the manufacturing of vaccines was supposed to be for TROOPS, not the general public (USAMRIID/DTRA). THAT it got so much attention, the cat was out of the bag, and people wanted some way of dealing with the virus. The treatments were available in 1989 and had shown 100% success with a couple existing clinically accepted drugs (which have many benefits to the body).


If you’re a nurse and antivaccine, you’re in the wrong career. Please, for the good of your patients, change careers. Seriously, how can you be a nurse and be antivaccine? In any case, resisting the vaccination of healthcare personnel against Ebola is a problem for the future, after such a vaccine has been developed.

Meanwhile, in Africa itself, faith healing is being promoted by at least one Nigerian pastor, Ituah Ighodalo, as a means of curing Ebola, including laying on hands, which is a great way to infect oneself with the virus if those hands happen to come into contact with any bodily fluids of the sick and then happen to touch a mucus membrane.

Here in the “developed” world, we have similar claims being made, for instance, in this article entitled Can Gingko and Turmeric Help Stop Ebola? I could have saved them the trouble and said “almost certainly not,” but the author of this article insists on all sorts of handwaving about JAK-STAT signaling p38 MAP kinase and the effect of Gingko and Tumeric on these pathways. It might be worth a detailed deconstruction elsewhere. For now, let’s just say it’s “speculative,” to put it kindly. The editors of Inside Surgery should really know better. Or maybe not. I saw another article on Inside Surgery entitled Can Rife Therapy Help Stop Ebola Disease? Then I saw that the editor of Inside Surgery, L. “Skip” Marcucci, MD, has completed “a fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona” and that he’s also “a formally trained medical acupuncturist.” Well, OK, then. That explains a lot. It also rather saddens me to see an article on a website called Inside Surgery that is not too different from this article by Mike Adams about “natural” cures for Ebola (one of which is based on traditional Chinese medicine).




And that doesn’t even count this amazing bit of pseudoscientific nonsense from Robert F. Cathcart III, MD, who touts himself as an allergist and practitioner of orthomolecular medicine. If you know anything about orthomolecular medicine, you know what’s coming next. Yes, according to Cathcart:

Note that the 2005 epidemic in Angola which was first referred to as an Ebola like virus has now been called the Marburg Virus. It does not make a difference from the point of view of treatment with massive doses of intravenous sodium ascorbate. Both diseases kill by way of free radicals which can be neutralized by massive doses of sodium ascorbate intravenously.

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Quack: "It does not take a genius to figure out that with the increased bowel tolerance to oral ascorbic acid somewhat proportional to the toxicity of the disease that the most serious infectious diseases would rapidly exhaust all the bodies vitamin C, acute induced scurvy, and cause bleeding all over the body and finally free radical deaths."

That’s right. Cathcart claims that Ebola kills by “free radicals,” which exhaust the body’s supply of vitamin C and induce scurvy, resulting in bleeding. Never mind that Cathcart’s view of the pathophysiology of Ebola virus disease and reality are related only by coincidence, and not even very much then. (it's been pointed out very clearly how the infection is started, how the cells become viral factories, and how the immune system is shut down (meaning immune boosters are meaningless).. and how cytokine flooding destroys tissues.)

As if claims for all sorts of herbal and vitamin treatments for Ebola virus disease weren’t bad enough, there are Kelly and Nate Bailey, the makers of dōTERRA® Essential Oils, who say right on their website:

"The reason doctors can’t do anything for viruses is because viruses live inside of your cell’s walls, and medicine particles can’t penetrate those walls. Essential oils, however, have super tiny particles and a makeup that allows them to pass through with no problem! They go in, kill the virus while also stopping the viral cells from duplicating, and all the while boost the immune system so the body can continue to fight for itself. We’ve found that we can kill viral infections in 12-48 hours, depending on how quickly we start using oils."

FDA has sent warning letters to 3 companies posting CURE CLAIMS as of this date.



One notes that doctors can do something for certain viruses, just not this particular virus—yet, hopefully. None of this stops them from playing the martyr from the inevitable charges of quackery that will fly:

"Again, I expect an outlash from the western medicine community, and those indignant that I would write about using essential oils against such a ruthless virus. I’m okay with that, because my mission since beginning to share about essential oils is to provide hope where there is none, and to empower people to not let life and illnesses happen to them, but rather arm themselves with the tools to do something."

That’s nice. Actually the “outrage” comes about because the Baileys are peddling quackery that will not help patients with Ebola and capitalizing on the fear of Ebola inspired by the current outbreak to sell essential oils through what sure looks like a multilevel marketing system. They are, however, as nothing compared to what practitioners of The One Quackery To Rule Them All, homeopathy, are doing.

Yes, homeopaths are claiming they can cure Ebola.

Given the symptoms of Ebola virus disease, here’s what two homeopaths have proposed as a homeopathic remedy for Ebola:

Dr. Gail Derin studied the symptoms of Ebola Zaire, the most deadly of the three that can infect human beings. Dr. Vickie Menear, M.D. and homeopath, found that the remedy that most closely fit the symptoms of the 1914 “flu” virus, Crolatus horridus, also fits the Ebola virus nearly 95% symptom-wise! Thanks go to these doctors for coming up with the following remedies:

1. Crolatus horridus (rattlesnake venom) 2. Bothrops (yellow viper) 3. Lachesis (bushmaster snake) 4. Phosphorus 5. Merc. cor.

If you are not in the U.S., you must locate your closed homeopathic practitioner and ask him or her to order these remedies for you from Hahnemann Pharmacy, (510) 327-3003 (Albany, California, a suburb of Oakland). If your country’s laws allow you to call a homeopathic pharmacy directly, do so. In any case be sure to find a homeopathic practitioner you can work with. Do not try to take care of yourself without the further education and experience that a homeopath can give you.

You know what they call an Ebola victim foolish enough to rely on these five homeopathic remedies to treat his disease, whether administered by a “real” homeopath or not? Almost certainly dead, that’s what! (Well, at least with a 90% certainty, given that homeopathy is the equivalent of no treatment.) Unfortunately, Derin and Menear are not the only homeopaths recommending this nonsense. Homeopathy has been proposed by clueless homeopaths as a valid means of combatting bioterrorism, chief among the bioterrorism agents being Ebola. For instance, homeopath Joetta Calabrese has suggested:

In the case of Ebola, no conventional treatment or vaccine is available. Fortunately for us, homeopathy has great renown for its healing ability in epidemics.

No. Really. No, it doesn’t, except among homeopaths. Among those health care practitioners rooted in science, not so much. Calabrese proposes a variant of Derin and Menear’s delusional treatment:

If a person is infected, the remedies most commonly used would be the following. One dose every hour, but as the severity of the symptoms decrease, frequency is reduced. If no improvement is seen after 6 doses, a new remedy ought to be considered.

Crotalus horridus 30C – Is to be considered for when there is difficulty swallowing due to spasms and constriction of the throat, dark purplish blood, edema with purplish, mottled skin.

Bothrops 30C – Is the remedy to think of when nervous trembling, difficulty articulating speech, sluggishness, swollen puffy face, black vomiting are present

Lachesis mutus 30C ,– when there’s delirium with trembling and confusion, hemorrhaging in any area, consider this remedy. Often, the person cannot bear tight or constricting clothing or bandages and feels better from heat and worse on the left side.

Mercurius corrosivus 30C, – For copious bleeding, better when lying on the back with the knees bent up, delirium, headache with burning cheeks, photophobia, black swollen lip, metallic, bitter or salt taste in mouth.

Secale cornutum 30c,– For thin, slow, painless oozing dark hemorrhage with offensive odor, cold skin and tingling in the limbs. The individual wants to be uncovered and feels WORSE from motion.

Echinacea 30C – For when there’s sepsis or blood poisoning, fetid smelling discharges and enlarged lymph nodes.

Homeopathy is an ideal medical stratagem for survivalists, homesteaders and anyone wanting to be self-reliant in any situation.




I thought this might be a joke, but it’s not.

All you have to do is to peruse the rest of Calabrese’s website to realize that she actually believes these things. Calabrese also pimps her forthcoming book, The Survivalist Guide to Homeopathy. In any event, all of these remedies, being 30C dilutions, are nothing more than water, likely soaked into sugar pills. I still can’t figure out why homeopaths take their water, press it into sugar pills, and then let them dry out. Why not just administer the water with a bit of salt? In that case, it might at least have a chance to contribute to the rehydration of a vomiting and bleeding patient.

Of course, these recommendations aren’t just the delusional ravings of pseudoscience-believing homeopaths? (Well, actually, they are.) Homeopaths try to show there’s “science” behind them. For example, there’s even a paper in the British Journal of Homeopathy (OK, so it’s not actually science) entitled “Sicarus (Six-Eyed Crab Spider): A homeopathic treatment for Ebola haemorrhagic fever and disseminated intravascular coagulation?”

Shockingly, I found this ridiculous paper hosted on a personal page on the Indiana University website. In any case, it’s not just Ebola. Homeopaths are deluded enough to think that they can treat potential bioterrorism agents such as anthrax (Anthracinum and Arsenicum album), smallpox (Variolinum, Malandrinum, Sarsparilla, Thuja, Baptisia (Pestinum and Crotalus horridus for hemorrhagic plague; Lachesis, Arsenicum album for bubonic plague; Phosophorus for pneumonic plague), and Botulism (Botulinum and Gelsemium, Arsenicum album, Belladonna Alternate).

Meanwhile, on Twitter, the homeopathy supporters were out in force.

It’s sad and also evidence of how loudly homeopaths have been making the claim that homeopathy can cure Ebola virus disease that the WHO felt obligated to state this simple fact that it has not shown clinical evidence that such could.

Once again, homeopaths get a basic concept of science and medicine wrong. Science is not the legal system.

It is thus not up to skeptics to prove that homeopathy doesn’t work.

It’s up to homeopaths to prove it does. (ON THIS PARTICULAR STRAIN OF EBOLA-ZAIRE VIRUS)

Indeed, it’s tempting to propose that a homeopath infect himself with the blood of an Ebola victim, wait until the flu-like symptoms start, and then cure himself with homeopathy.

I say “tempting” because I won’t really propose it. Some homeopath might actually try it.

So if you’re a homeopath reading this, please don’t do something like that. And, if you’re in Africa (or anywhere else) and are unfortunate enough to be infected, please, please, please, please, don’t rely on homeopathy or other quackery for your treatment.

If you want to quadruple your chances of surviving (10% chance of survival to over a 40% chance), don’t do it. Seek the best science-based medical care you can find.



Conclusions


This is the largest Ebola virus disease outbreak recorded thus far. Because Ebola virus (particularly the Zaire strain) produces such a nasty disease that kills more than 50% of those infected, even when optimal medical care is available, and over 90% of the untreated, it’s natural that fear and misinformation are running rampant, be they peddled by faith healers, homeopaths, or rich old guys with bad hair and an overinflated opinion of their own knowledge. It’s important for us to remember here in the US that the likelihood of an outbreak due to bringing back two patients with Ebola virus disease is incredibly small, and that conditions here in the US and other developed nations are such that it is unlikely that such an outbreak, even in the unlikely event that it happened, would spread very far, given the differences in medical care, availability of resources, and differences in funeral practices. That’s not to say we shouldn’t be vigilant, but there is really nothing particularly unusual about Ebola virus other than the rapid onset and severity of the disease it causes.

As for Africa, the problem is, as is usually the case in poor and less developed countries, resources. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières are stepping up efforts to bring real medical care to the victims in Africa, constructing a clinic that looks like this:

(a typical picture of the ebola clinic inserted)

But:

Already stretched beyond capacity in Guinea and Sierra Leone, MSF is able to provide only limited technical support to the Liberian Ministry of Health. MSF has set up an Ebola treatment center in Foya, in Lofa county in northern Liberia, where cases have been increasing since the end of May. After the initial set up, MSF handed over the management of the center to nongovernmental organization Samaritan’s Purse on July 8.

WHO is also contributing, as is Samaritan’s Purse. If there’s one thing that’s sure, more resources and more effort on the part of developed nations will be required to bring these outbreaks under control and save as many lives as possible. If there’s another thing that’s sure, it will require science-based medicine, not quackery like homeopathy, to succeed.

Roisin
30th September 2014, 03:02
Thanks Bob. I'm with you all the way on this one. You presented the facts as they are and for those who disagree with any of the information you've presented here, they could debate with you 'till the cows come home' on it but that still doesn't change the facts.

Roisin
30th September 2014, 10:45
U.S. Hospitals Face Risks in Ebola Virus Waste Disposal

U.S. hospitals may be unprepared to safely dispose of the infectious waste generated by any Ebola virus disease patient to arrive unannounced in the country, potentially putting the wider community at risk, biosafety experts said.

Waste management companies are refusing to haul away the soiled sheets and virus-spattered protective gear associated with treating the disease, citing federal guidelines that require Ebola-related waste to be handled in special packaging by people with hazardous materials training, infectious disease and biosafety experts told Reuters.

Many U.S. hospitals are unaware of the regulatory snafu, which experts say could threaten their ability to treat any person who develops Ebola in the U.S. after coming from an infected region. It can take as long as 21 days to develop Ebola symptoms after exposure.

The issue created problems for Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, the first institution to care for Ebola patients here. As Emory was treating two U.S. missionaries who were evacuated from West Africa in August, their waste hauler, Stericycle , initially refused to handle it. Stericycle declined comment.

Ebola symptoms can include copious amounts of vomiting and diarrhea, and nurses and doctors at Emory donned full hazmat suits to protect themselves. Bags of waste quickly began to pile up.

“At its peak, we were up to 40 bags a day of medical waste, which took a huge tax on our waste management system,” Emory’s Dr. Aneesh Mehta told colleagues at a medical meeting earlier this month.

Emory sent staff to Home Depot to buy as many 32-gallon rubber waste containers with lids that they could get their hands on. Emory kept the waste in a special containment area for six days until its Atlanta neighbor, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, helped broker an agreement with Stericycle.

While U.S. hospitals may be prepared clinically to care for a patient with Ebola, Emory’s experience shows that logistically they are far from ready, biosafety experts said.

“Our waste management obstacles and the logistics we had to put in place were amazing,” Patricia Olinger, director of environmental health and safety at Emory, said in an interview.

NOT IF, BUT WHEN
The worst Ebola outbreak on record is now projected to infect as many as 20,000 people in West Africa by November, while U.S. officials have said that number could rise above 550,000 by mid-January without an international intervention to contain its spread. Experts say it is only a matter of time before at least some infected patients are diagnosed in U.S. hospitals, most likely walking into the emergency department seeking treatment.

Already there have been several scares. As of Sept. 8, as many as 10 patients have been tested by U.S. hospitals for suspected Ebola cases, Dr. Barbara Knust, team leader for the CDC’s Ebola response, said at a medical meeting this month. All tested negative.

The CDC has issued detailed guidelines on how hospitals can care for such patients, but their recommendations for handling Ebola waste differs from the U.S. Department of Transportation, which regulates the transportation of infectious waste.

CDC advises hospitals to place Ebola-infected items in leak-proof containers and discard them as they would other biohazards that fall into the category of “regulated medical waste.” According to DOT guidelines, items in this category can’t be in a form that can cause human harm. The DOT classifies Ebola as a Category A agent, or one that is potentially life-threatening.

DOT regulations say transporting Category A items requires special packaging and hazmat training.

CDC spokesman Tom Skinner said the agency isn’t aware of any packaging that is approved for handling Ebola waste.

As a result, conventional waste management contractors believe they can’t legally haul Ebola waste, said Thomas Metzger, communication director for the National Waste & Recycling Association trade group.

A TEMPORARY FIX
Part of Emory’s solution was to bring in one of the university’s large-capacity sterilizers called an autoclave, which uses pressurized steam to neutralize infectious agents, before handing the waste off to its disposal contractor for incineration.

Few hospitals have the ability to autoclave medical waste from Ebola patients on site.

“For this reason, it would be very difficult for a hospital to agree to care for Ebola cases – this desperately needs a fix,” said Dr Jeffrey Duchin, chair of the Infectious Diseases Society of America’s Public Health Committee.

Dr. Gavin Macgregor-Skinner, an expert on public health preparedness at Pennsylvania State University, said there’s “no way in the world” that U.S. hospitals are ready to treat patients with highly infectious diseases like Ebola.

“Where they come undone every time is the management of their liquid and solid waste,” said Macgregor-Skinner, who recently trained healthcare workers in Nigeria on behalf of the Elizabeth R. Griffin Research Foundation.

Skinner said the CDC is working with DOT to resolve the issue. He said the CDC views its disposal guidelines as appropriate, and that they have been proven to prevent infection in the handling of waste from HIV, hepatitis, and tuberculosis patients.

Joe Delcambre, a spokesman for DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, could not say whether requiring hospitals to first sterilize Ebola waste would resolve the issue for waste haulers. He did confirm that DOT is meeting with CDC.

Metzger said his members are also meeting with officials from the DOT, the CDC and the Environmental Protection Agency to sort out the issue.

Until the matter is resolved, however, “We’re bound by those regulations,” he said.

http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2014/09/29/341846.htm

onawah
19th October 2014, 03:34
Stopping Ebola - The Ayurvedic Approach...
http://www.bolenreport.com/EbolaIndianProtocol.htm

Stopping Ebola - The Ayurvedic Approach...

Water With Life - How To Cure and/or Curtail Ebola Virus Infection...

Note from Tim Bolen: Big Pharma would have us all believe, through their stranglehold on US media, that the drugs, vaccines, drugs, vaccines, drugs, and more drugs and vaccines approach is ALL there is in the world. But the fact is, there are MANY other approaches to health care on planet earth. Ayurvedic Medicine, for instance, has been around for over three thousand years, so read THIS interesting approach to dealing with Ebola...

TR Shantha MD is a former client of mine who, after a major assault on his practice, completely cleared his name - although you'd never know it from Quackwatch.com's article on him. You can read about that situation here.


By: Dr. T. R. Shantha, MD, PhD, FACA
Saturday, October 18th, 2014

The news about Ebola and its possible fatal end is everywhere in the news - created by many hypochondriacs. The virus is deadly and spreads only by contact with body fluids. Once the person gets the infection, their life hangs on a thin thread. Mortality from the infection is as high as 50% - 60%. Another deadly disease that kills about 35,000 people in the east, mostly young, is rabies, which is 100% fatal compared to 40-60% mortality by Ebola virus infection. Ebola will be and is curable, but not rabies.

Coming back to Ebola, it does not spread by air or touching people. It spreads only through body fluids contact, and use of contaminated needles and from animals to humans eating contaminated meat.

Two Americans flown from Liberia walked out of the Emory hospital after receiving an experimental vaccine with intensive care. An NBC camera operator is currently receiving an experimental drug called brincidofovir, or CMX001 for treatment of Ebola. Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States died, 10 days after he was admitted this month to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.

There is no vaccine or cure in sight for this dreaded disease. What is the mother to do if one has the Ebola infection! One desperate treatment with vaccine has resulted in some successes. That kind of vaccine used on two US citizens is not available to all in Africa.

The signs and symptoms after the Ebola virus infection are:

1. Up to first 9 days: the infected person suffers from fatigue, headache, fever with chills.
2. On day 10: develops high fever, vomiting blood, rash and passive behaviour.
3. On day 11: in some cases, there is bleeding from the nose, mouth, eyes and anus.
4. On day 12: develop seizures, internal bleeding, gradually lose consciousness, and death or recovers slowly.

Some patients have gotten blood transfusions from Ebola survivors, with the hope that a survivor's antibodies will help a sick person's immune system fight off the virus. Good supportive care also saves many lives. This consists of the routine care provided in American hospitals and intensive care units, such as monitoring patient's blood pressure, keeping them hydrated, helping them breathe – with machines, as needed. This help can keep patients alive until their immune system fights off the invading virus or succumbs to the Ebola virus infection.
My therapy to curtail and cure the Ebola virus infection is simple and inexpensive besides taking all preventive measures to come in contact. It is a precursor of a vaccine with production of auto-antibodies within the body of the infected patients. The therapy is called "auto urine therapy" (AUT). That is the infected person drinking his or her own urine.. Follow the guidelines below and call me if one needs further guidance.
As soon as the disease is suspected or diagnosed, before waiting for any therapy:
Start drinking all the urine that comes out the first day no matter what the condition of the patient is. If the patient is averse or has social stigma regarding this therapy, use a naso-gastric feeding tube to feed the urine. Collect the urine in a clean glass and feed the urine as soon as it is evacuated from the bladder through the urethra. Do not change the taste or save it to drink later.
The next day feed all the urine that comes out in the morning. Then feed in the afternoon and before going to bed. Follow the urine therapy with a drink of water.
The third day drink the urine all morning and drink the urine after mid afternoon
Fourth day drink the urine all morning. Then continue to drink urine in the morning for 11 more days and continue for one or more weeks. Morning urine drinking is necessary to get the benefits of AUT.
During urine therapy, drink clean water. Avoid eating meat and heavy meals. Continue all other supportive therapy.
How does urine therapy work?
The Ebola virus particles as they are broken down in the body by the immune system are passed in the urine with other metabolic products including protein components, enzymes, and hormones. There are dozens of medicines we swallow to curtail and cure diseases which are extracted from urine. When you drink the urine, the broken down fragments of the Ebola virus pass through the intestines. The intestines are lined with B-lymphocytes (and lymphocytes producing lymph nodes called Peyers' patches) which mature into antibody producing Plasma cells on the entire length of the gut wall (first line of immune defense). It is estimated that there are 180,000 immune antibody-producing white blood cells (Plasma cells) for every cubic millimeter of the wall. There are billions of these antibody synthesizing white blood cells in the wall of the gut. These plasma cells pick up the virus and their fragments, and synthesize antibodies against the Ebola virus. By the tenth day, billons of antibody particles are produced and circulating in the body, attaching to the Ebola viruses in the body, killing them, and clearing them from the body as you continue the AUT. Thus AUT cures the condition. It costs nothing and it is simple to adopt. Anyone can use the therapy whether in a village or in a hospital anywhere in the world. Starting therapy earlier can lead to decreased morbidity and mortality. It is only a theory and based on what I know about it, it will work.
I have been exposed to urine therapy since 1965. Urine contains more than 200-300 components of metabolites and other components from the body and they can help cure many diseases including this dreaded Ebola infection. There is hardly a disease that cannot be treated with auto urine therapy as primary or adjuvant therapy. Morarji Desai, the prime minister of India practiced AUT daily until he died in his nineties. It is part of a Hindu system of Yogic therapy that has been in practice for thousands of years. I would love to travel to the African countries, if anyone can fund, to treat these patients, and save lives with this simple therapy.
The following diagram shows the Ebola virus fragments in the urine encountering the immune antibody producing plasma cells lining the gut wall. These plasma cells ingest the Ebola virus antigens as they come in contact, which induces the manufacturing of immune antibodies against the Ebola virus. These antibodies circulate all over the body, and seek the Ebola virus like a heat-seeking missile. They attack the virus wherever they are, clearing them from the body and thus curing the disease. (This information can be reprinted with proper acknowledgment of the author without altering the content)


Dr. T. R. Shantha, MD, PhD, FACA
1946 Carrington Court
Stone Mountain, GA 30087-1446
Phone: 678-580-5446; Cell: 678-640-7705
Email: Shantha35@aol.com, www.trshanthamd.com
www.wedgetherapeutics.com


Bio:
T. R. Shantha is an MD, and obtained his Ph.D. from Emory University School of Medicine. He has published more than 100 research papers in distinguished peer reviewed journals all over the world such as the Journal Nature (7 papers), Science, Journal of Cell Biology, New England Journal of Medicine, Anesthesiology, Anatomy, Histology, cell biology, Journal of Urology and there is hardly a medical journal where his research articles have not appeared. He is the author of 9 books and the holder of 49 patents, many issued. On October 10, 2014 he obtained a patent on an energy saving motor along with another American inventor. He has multiple patents on the light bulb, also. His 4 patents on the treatment of Alzheimer's disease are under development (www.wedgetherapeutics.com). At present, he is working on Parkinson's, Prostate cancer and hypertrophy, migraine, hair loss, ALS, etc. Many of his discoveries are incorporated in medical textbooks. His discovery of the drug to treat Priapism is used all over the world in emergency rooms and by urologists. He has won many prestigious awards all over the world including the AAPI and AMA distinguished physician award. He has contributed to charity generously and participated in multiple works of charity in addition. Four of his children are physicians, and one is an expert in cardio-pulmonary technology.


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