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    Lightbulb Haemorrhagic fever / Ebola outbreaks have been reported - accident, natural or bio-weapon?

    OP - Haemorrhagic fever outbreaks have been reported in both Guinea and Sierra Leone.

    22 March 2014 - Current - as early as February 2, 2014, people have been coming down ill with a bleeding fever, viral in nature but uncertain as to the "strain". Western AFRICA.

    As of September 28th, 2014 over 3020 people have died in Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia - the strain of Haemorrhagic fever has been called Ebola-Zaire. This thread documents what has happened since then, what solutions have shown to be available, monoclonal antibodies, vaccines based on some genetic information for Ebola, various anti-virals shown to be effective, and a method which prevents a mechanism in the virus from being able to spread from cell to cell..


    As of October 15th Ebola crisis: Outbreak death toll rises to 4,447 says WHO


    This thread will go over other forms of Haemorrhagic fevers as well. This type of disease is not a gentle disease, leading to much suffering. But having solutions and deploying them fast may help to alleviate spread, and save many lives.


    ref: http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/0...0MJ0GP20140322 - Reuters reporting outbreak(s)

    Guinean health officials have registered 49 cases of infection in three southeastern towns and the capital Conakry since the outbreak was first reported on Feb. 9.

    Earliest quote: "While the exact type of the fever, which is characterized by bleeding, has yet to be identified, a senior official in Guinea said on Friday preliminary tests had narrowed down the possibilities to Ebola or Marburg Haemorrhagic Fever."

    WHO officials, however, suspect Lassa Fever may be behind the outbreak, cases of which have now also been reported in a border region in Sierra Leone.


    (Note: As of 2015 August, world outcry was noted about WHO having mishandled the Ebola outbreak, lack of proper facilities on-sites, improper training, improper containment, improper procedures being used for biosafety).

    (Note: as of October 2015, multiple variants of Ebola virus, including the Makona strain causing the most recent outbreak in West Africa are now present despite (as the reader will note the poo-poo'ing of the various nay-sayers, including learnered "experts" saying Ebola has not mutated, and is not a candidate for mutation - mutation is one of the reasons specific molecular anti-body treatments touted as "effective" have proved LESS-THAN effective)..

    Humans contract Lassa Fever, which is endemic in West Africa, from contact with food or household items contaminated with rodent faeces. The disease can then be transmitted from person to person.

    Quote [..] (it is) highly contagious," Dr. Esther Sterk, MSF's Tropical Medicine Adviser, said in a statement.
    Marburg - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marburg_virus - Marburg viru


    Weaponization - The Soviet Union had an extensive offensive and defensive biological weapons program that included MARV (Marburg Virus). After the breakup of the Soviet Union into separate independent states, weapons research continued and was not stopped.

    In 2009, expanded clinical trials of an Ebola and Marburg vaccine began in Africa. No vaccine to date has been approved for use in the US.

    Ebola - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebola_virus - Ebola Virus


    EBOV is one of four ebolaviruses that causes Ebola virus disease (EVD) in humans (in the literature also often referred to as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, EHF).

    From the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) - https://www.fas.org/programs/bio/factsheets/ebola.html

    "The Soviet Union's biological weapons program favored Marburg over Ebola.."

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/intro/bio_ebola.htm - From Global Security dot Org

    "Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever is one of the most virulent viral diseases known to humankind, causing death in 50-90% of all clinically-ill cases. Consequently, it has figured prominently in popular discussions of biological warfare.."

    "Because of its rarity, the disease may not be diagnosed corrected at the onset of an outbreak. Reports suggested that the Ebola virus was researched and weaponized by the former Soviet Union's biological weapons program Biopreparat. Dr. Ken Alibek, former the First Deputy Director of Biopreparat, speculated that the Russians had aerosolized the Ebola virus for dissemination as a biological weapon."

    Lassa - http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/intro/bio_viral.htm - introduction to biological weapons of mass destruction (WMD-BIO)

    and

    http://www.bioterrorism.cme.uab.edu/...HF/summary.asp - Bio-Terrorism FACTS

    Description - Arenaviruses: Lassa Fever (Africa) and the New World Hemorrhagic Fevers - Bolivian Hemorrhagic Fever (BHF, Machupo virus), Argentine Hemorrhagic Fever (AHF, Junin virus), Venezuelan Hemorrhagic Fever (Guanarito virus), and Brazilian Hemorrhagic Fever (Sabia virus)..

    Clinical Features

    Clinical manifestations of VHF's vary according to the specific etiologic virus and may overlap, making specific clinical diagnosis unlikely.

    The incubation period varies from 2 to 21 days, and may be inoculum dependent. Prodromal symptoms are typical, with several days of fever, myalgias, headache, malaise, arthralgias, nausea, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.

    With some VHF's (Viral Haemorrhagic Fever) , such as CCHF, abdominal pain may be pronounced, mimicking an acute abdomen. All VHF's are characterized by an abrupt onset of symptoms, with the exception of the arenaviruses, where onset is more insidious.

    After the prodrome, patients may develop conjunctivitis and pharyngitis, and most VHF patients have a rash, with the dermal manifestations varying by etiology.

    As these diseases progress, patients may exhibit a progressively worsening bleeding diathesis, with petechiae, conjunctival and mucosal hemorrhage, hematuria, hematemesis, and melena, followed by DIC and hypotension. As the patient worsens, CNS signs ensue, including delirium, seizures, and coma.

    Shock and multiple organ system failure presage death.

    Case fatality rates vary according to the viral etiology, ranging from less than 5 percent to approximately 70 to 90 percent with Ebola Zaire subtype.

    Treatment: Intensive Supportive Care

    Intravenous IND Ribavirin therapy (available from CDC or USAMRIID) - recommended for VHF of unknown etiology while diagnostic confirmation is pending VHF known to be due to Arenaviruses or Bunyaviruses (Ribavirin has efficacy against Lassa Fever, some new world Arenaviruses such as AHF, CCHF, RVF, and HFRS).

    See guidelines for dosing in JAMA 2002 May 8; 287:2391-2405 or at web link: http://jama.ama-assn.org/issues/v287.../jst20006.html

    Lassa fever or Lassa hemorrhagic fever (LHF) is an acute viral hemorrhagic fever caused by the Lassa virus and first described in 1969 in the town of Lassa, in Borno State, Nigeria. Lassa fever has become a major problem in the African region.

    The infection is endemic in West African countries, and causes 300,000–500,000 cases annually, with approximately 5,000 deaths.

    This cute little mousey is the primary reservoir for the Lassa Virus disease.




    More background: http://www.patient.co.uk/doctor/Lass...bola-Virus.htm - the bioweapons, viral

    From Arms Control dot org
    https://www.armscontrol.org/act/2004_07-08/Luongo

    The exact number of ex-Soviet BW (Biological Warfare) scientists remains unknown, but nonproliferation experts generally agree that Soviet biological weapons facilities in total employed 60,000-65,000 people.

    The ex-Soviet BW complex was separated into three distinct areas, which helped to conceal research activities; the complex contained some activities that were clearly prohibited by the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC), although Western intelligence agencies never could determine to what extent this was so.

    The complex included:

    • multiple Ministry of Defense- controlled facilities, employing around 15,000 people. These facilities conducted research on some biological agents, such as Lassa fever, probably deemed too sensitive for Biopreparat institutes.

    • the Biopreparat network of facilities that employed roughly 40,000 scientists and workers. This network included 50 nominally civilian/ commercial facilities that many believe used a “civilian” cover to engage in BW activities. The Defense Ministry was in fact the main customer for Biopreparat’s work.

    • six agricultural laboratories, which employed about 10,000 people. Work at these facilities focused on developing pathogens related to plants and animals.

    Stopping the proliferation of biological weapons expertise from the former Soviet states is complicated by the difficulty in pinpointing key experts, particularly those with the knowledge to make a key contribution to a biological weapons program.

    Recent figures have suggested that there are anywhere from 5,000 to 10,000 former Soviet biological weapons scientists with weapons-relevant skills.

    Is this current outbreak "accidental", coincidental, a BW "demonstration" - what do you think?

    UPDATE - I am going to put a NOTE in the beginning of this thread (see above). This THREAD IS NOT about treatment or "cure claims" using unproven remedies for the Hemorrhagic Fevers; and this thread is not for Silver discussion, or nano-particles.

    It is to discuss specifically what it asks about in the thread title, accidental natural or deliberate bio-weapon, and if so, what proofs do we have that such could be natural or accidental or deliberate.

    WHO would be making a BIO-WEAPON, historically, and why - that is a valid discussion. Understanding how the Hemorrhagic Fevers do their damage would be appropriate..

    A brief mention of what one has used personally as an effective treatment for a Hemorrhagic Fever would be interesting and helpful, as it would apply directly to the thread TITLE, the subject..

    An OUTBREAK of the FEVERS is important to know about, where, what happened and WHY. If such happens, or if a CASE appears for instance in Europe or the North American or South American Continent, Australia, Asia... it will be posted in this thread (if known about).

    BIG QUESTIONS TO ASK: What types of FEVERS exist, and how are they transmitted, what is the reservoir? Where are they spreading and in what concentrations (presenting HOW?)

    If it is from BATS or rodents, do people eat or are otherwise exposed to these vectors?

    Understanding - that is the public service. Education hopefully to change behaviour for the better.

    PLEASE let's keep this thread doing a good service. Posts which flaunt the FORUM's guidelines will be reported; rude, distraction, harassment, derailment is not in good spirit and certainly not in the best use of being helpful to the People. These diseases if they are caught, are not comfortable, not something one would wish on one's worst.. I am trying to help with education. Highest good.



    --Bob

    POST OP UPDATE

    SOLUTIONS possible -

    Going through this thread, there have been various Treatments/prevention regimine observed to be effective against filoviridae (possibly other viruses too as described in this thread -

    Please refer to posts:
    http://projectavalon.net/forum4/show...l=1#post882026

    http://projectavalon.net/forum4/show...l=1#post870810

    http://projectavalon.net/forum4/show...l=1#post871304

    http://projectavalon.net/forum4/show...l=1#post871653

    http://projectavalon.net/forum4/show...l=1#post868836

    http://projectavalon.net/forum4/show...l=1#post862232

    http://projectavalon.net/forum4/show...l=1#post862598

    Early monoclonal antibody work - http://projectavalon.net/forum4/show...l=1#post866626

    http://projectavalon.net/forum4/show...l=1#post861238

    http://projectavalon.net/forum4/show...l=1#post861247

    http://projectavalon.net/forum4/show...l=1#post861343
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    Default Re: Haemorrhagic fever / Ebola outbreaks have been reported - accident, natural or bio-weapon?

    Hello Bobd! Thank you for this great thread!
    Before the Olympics in 2012 I could not stop thinking how the Arc Mittal loop looked a LOT like the "shepherd's crook" of Ebola.
    And like magic, during the games, in Uganda there was an outbreak of "hemorrhagic fever".

    But you see that the doctors are having trouble deciding what this is?

    They might not be considering that this is a new strain of Dengue Fever -- the old secondary strain ALSO caused a hemorrhagic fever, but something tells me that this one is different; the INCUBATION period doesn't seem the same as any of the other fevers that cause a bleed out.

    So they were scratching heads in 2012 wondering why the incubation period was not typical of Ebola, and on my blog I was saying, "watch out for antibody-dependent Denge Hemorrhagic Fever".


    The only reason I knew about this other form of Dengue was because of the CIA fact page.
    It mentioned like a 5% incidence of the hemo Dengue among persons who had been exposed to original Dengue.

    That is a fairly large number as fatal diseases are concerned. Smaller than Ebola, but every bit as horrible when it happens.

    I was looking up the Dengue stuff a few years ago because I had a MORAL ISSUE with what the company OXITEC did with illegal GMO mosquito releases in Africa and other continents. This is a UK based company backed by Bill Gates and all other types of blood sucking "people", iirc, releasing mosquitoes contaminated with Wolbachia into the wild, trying to "breed out" the "disease-carrying vector organisms"..... what they are really doing is just changing what evolution had already stabilized for people.

    The investors and philanthropists are 100% UNABLE to "leave well enough alone" and "let nature take its course"


    Bobd here's hoping that those poor, TARGETED people of Africa figure out what's going on and how to stop the Whiternization of Africa

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    Default Re: Haemorrhagic fever / Ebola outbreaks have been reported - accident, natural or bio-weapon?

    Told you guys when they went and cored out that virus up in Siberia in a pit away from city limits. They're gonna get real nasty and quickly and I just was worried about cellulitis in my upper arm today. Felt like when you get an injection and they jab it too far in the muscle of the arm. It suddenly appeared, after treating a really nasty deformed skin carcinoma that dropped off after a week, and the lump that was under it, moved up the arm.

    Be careful out there peeps, and I would recommend not spending anytime in the regions, but that really doesn't help if all the jobs are in South Africa and people travel. Just be careful people, they are grasping at anything they can do, to lessen the numbers and continue the same status quo stripping the earth. They can't do what they want unless there is fewer oppositional voices that know how to take it grassroots before they hear of it in the media.

    Buckle up and invest in a couple dozen face mask, just in case. If it becomes airborne and someone carries it within a plane between the incubational period, it would be weeks before you can track them, and within months, eradication of population. Just like in "The Event" on Netflix.

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    Default Re: Haemorrhagic fever / Ebola outbreaks have been reported - accident, natural or bio-weapon?

    It may be time to bring up the Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic fever

    Ya the same Crimea that Putin just "acquired"..

    Biological labs in the Crimea creating and investigating the Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic fever... interesting thought there right?

    Everyone is thinking about "just wants to be Russian again, join the motherland", when the thought in the motherland may be, time to get the bio-labs and the bugs..

    Just a thought.. right?

    ref: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/18/...10_article.htm
    "Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a highly contagious viral tick-borne disease with case-fatality rates as high as 50%. "

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    Whew. Well, we can pretty well predict that the same folks who tried to wipe us all out with HIV and then H5N1 Bird Flu won’t give up trying, will they?

    And it’s a given that, if the Russians had perfected a lethal virus, that the Americans would need to steal same from them. So who knows who’s actually pulling the strings now? Let someone else do the work, then steal their results is a fine old tactic.

    But the simultaneous outbreak of Lassa Fever is an interesting “improvement” in the failed NWO worldwide pandemic scenario attempted in 2009.

    This time, the simultaneous spread of another ‘similar’ illness could be designed as a stalking horse; something to create hesitation or confusion among healthcare workers while the real threat grows beneath it. That is, early cases show up at the doctor, doctor diagnoses ‘most likely’ illness: Lassa Fever.... It will be critical days or weeks before correct diagnoses are being made. Too late; critical outbreak mass has been reached.

    Brilliant.

    Thanks so much for this heads-up, Bobd. Forewarned is forearmed.

    Cheers,

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    Default Re: Haemorrhagic fever / Ebola outbreaks have been reported - accident, natural or bio-weapon?

    This might be a good place to put info about the miniaturized Beck device I purchased a couple of months ago. Basically it kills all pathogens and creates 'immortal blood' within your body (because there is nothing in the blood which is bothering your cells). There are threads on Avalon about the Beck protocol, but a very small portable device is a new thing.

    I wear mine around town or at home a couple of hours daily. Pretty much any nasty bug out there will be eliminated from my body immediately with this simple life style. It is just about as large as a big wristwatch and runs on a watch battery for just about a month before you need to refresh the battery. Here's the link: https://www.nulife.de/lshop,showdeta...rub--001,0.htm

    This doesn't help the remainder of the humans on the planet... but it will protect you if you learn about it and apply the technology to your own body.

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    Default Re: Haemorrhagic fever / Ebola outbreaks have been reported - accident, natural or bio-weapon?

    Doctors without Borders confirms "IT'S EBOLA"

    ref:
    http://www.voanews.com/content/deadl...a/1877059.html


    "Guinean health ministry official Sakoba Keita told VOA (Voice of America news agency) Saturday that three of 12 virus samples sent to France have been confirmed as Ebola."

    "A medic in Monrovia told AFP on condition of anonymity that Liberia was at considerable risk from the disease.

    "We have a 90 per cent chance of having cases in Monrovia because about 80 per cent of goods on the Liberian market come from Guinea," he said."

    ED NOTE: - what was in the samples of the other 9? If 3 showed up as EBOLA, it is assumed that one would not waste the testing agency's resources on submitting samples that would not be representative, of the "infective agent"
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    I heard that confirmation too. It's Ebola, which is endemic in the region. It's rare because it so thoroughly attacks and kills its host. Whilst I am aware that much research is currently done into biological weapons, it will be more remarkable when cases are seen to occur without cause or history, which is not so here.

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    Hello Bobd! Thank you for this great thread!

    Before the Olympics in 2012 I could not stop thinking how the Arc Mittal loop looked a LOT like the "shepherd's crook" of Ebola.

    And like magic, during the games, in Uganda there was an outbreak of "hemorrhagic fever".

    But you see that the doctors are having trouble deciding what this is?

    They might not be considering that this is a new strain of Dengue Fever -- the old secondary strain ALSO caused a hemorrhagic fever, but something tells me that this one is different; the INCUBATION period doesn't seem the same as any of the other fevers that cause a bleed out.

    So they were scratching heads in 2012 wondering why the incubation period was not typical of Ebola, and on my blog I was saying, "watch out for antibody-dependent Denge Hemorrhagic Fever".


    The only reason I knew about this other form of Dengue was because of the CIA fact page.
    It mentioned like a 5% incidence of the hemo Dengue among persons who had been exposed to original Dengue.

    That is a fairly large number as fatal diseases are concerned. Smaller than Ebola, but every bit as horrible when it happens.

    I was looking up the Dengue stuff a few years ago because I had a MORAL ISSUE with what the company OXITEC did with illegal GMO mosquito releases in Africa and other continents. This is a UK based company backed by Bill Gates and all other types of blood sucking "people", iirc, releasing mosquitoes contaminated with Wolbachia into the wild, trying to "breed out" the "disease-carrying vector organisms"..... what they are really doing is just changing what evolution had already stabilized for people.

    The investors and philanthropists are 100% UNABLE to "leave well enough alone" and "let nature take its course"


    Bobd here's hoping that those poor, TARGETED people of Africa figure out what's going on and how to stop the Whiternization of Africa
    On the note of the Haemorrhagic fever outbreaks as delineated herein, we should expand a bit on the different types of the Haemorrhagic fever mechanisms, symptoms, and where they are found, where historically did they first get "noticed", and what steps have been taken to create solutions or create more weapons uses for them..


    Dengue Haemorrhagic fever - Classic “Dengue” was an attempt by the Spanish at pronouncing the Swahili phrase “ki denga pepo,” - translated as “cramp-like seizure caused by an evil spirit” during a Caribbean outbreak in 1827. Dengue is transmitted by arthropods (blood sucking insects, typically the Mosquito). It is the result of a virus which belongs in the same family as Yellow-Fever (Flaviviridae).

    Dengue is world-wide, including the USA, large parts of South America, many parts of India, most of Indonesia, many parts of Honduras (see map below). Dengue is a virus so it has mutation potential. One particular strain causes hemorrhages, or bleeding from the blood vessels (dengue haemorrhagic fever).

    Most of the viral hemorrhagic fever agents cause severe, life-threatening disease, and most of these viruses are handled in Biosafety Level 4 (BSL4) containment facilities. Viri which do not require an arthropod to transmit are readily adaptable to bio-weapons.

    There is no accepted "medical-cure" or "established drug treatment" for many of the viral hemorrhagic fevers. The exceptions are "hyper-immune globulin" for Argentinian hemorrhagic fever and "Ribavirin" for Lassa fever, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, and Argentinian hemorrhagic fever.

    Dengue virus is a member of the family Flaviviridae, and is closely related to Yellow-fever virus. There are four serotypically distinct types of dengue virus (DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3 and DEN-4).


    Epidemics of Dengue fever have been recognized since at least 1779 (Rush, 1789), and have been recorded from Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas since the early 19th century (Armstrong, 1923).

    Although it is rarely fatal, up to 90% of the population of an infected area can be incapacitated during the course of an epidemic (Armstrong, 1923; Siler et al., 1926). This incapacitation potential is considered "ideal" for a bio-warfare weapon (create an infection which debilitates and requires uses of resources, support personnel).

    Widespread movements of troops and refugees during and after World War II introduced vectors (the insects and rodents) and viruses into many new areas, and this trend has continued (Calisher, 2005) with the growth of global transport networks (Tatem et al., this volume, pp. 293–343).

    By the end of the 20th century, annual epidemics of Dengue were occurring in many parts of Central and South America (Pinheiro, 1989; Rodriguez-Roche et al., 2005), throughout the Pacific Islands (Effler et al., 2005) and South East Asia and with occasional outbreaks in North Australia (Doherty et al., 1967) and Africa.

    Symptoms - DENGUE infection
    Infection with any of the four dengue serotypes after an incubation period of around five to six days (after having been bitten by an infected mosquito) includes joint pain, fever and headaches - one may feel that the pain is so bad in the joints and bones, that one may say it is like their BONES are breaking. Dengue fever has been mistaken for Yellow fever as well as other diseases including influenza, measles, typhoid and malaria.

    Dengue Haemorrhagic fever (DHF), where additional symptoms develop, including haemorrhaging (bleeding) and shock. The mortality from DHF can exceed 30% if appropriate care is unavailable.

    The most significant risk factor for DHF is when secondary infection with a different serotype of dengue (common) occurs in people who have already had, and recovered from, a primary dengue fever infection. The presence of the more common anti-dengue antibodies increases the uptake of the DHF virus resulting in a more complicated and severe infection.

    The main vector (transmission mechanism) of Dengue is the anthropophilic Aedes aegypti mosquito, shown below:

    Aedes aegypti is a mosquito that can spread Dengue fever, Chikungunya and Yellow fever viruses, and other diseases. This mosquito bites warm blooded animals (primates), mice, larger rodents, humans, and the reservoir travels from the human mosquito rodent mosquito human:


    Here is one of the Aedes Aegypti shown on a finger (see nail size for reference) with it's blood tank on EMPTY (hasn't drawn blood yet):


    And as it "loads up" on blood:


    Where is this mosquito present?


    Are you potentially offering Aedes Aegypti a home to breed in?

    (Standing water, swamps, water in hollow logs, etc..)


    OR creating breeding spots with something as simple as this:


    In other posts we will get more into the other Haemorrhagic fever virus infections and outbreaks. A bio-weapon could include the release of infected mosquitoes into an area which can let them breed successfully.

    The most common historical approach to limiting Dengue was source control of Aedes aegypti mosquito.

    As mentioned by Tesla, above post - Bill Gates had donated 55M$ US, see ref: http://www.seattlepi.com/news/articl...le-1123833.php , in an attempt to create a Genetically Modified Organism and a Vaccine against the Dengue serotypes. The GM mosquito would be "sterile", released into the environment to naturally curb the spread of viable mosquitoes that spread dengue.

    And as mentioned in this post above, when a specific anti-body is present against the dengue virus, getting an infection of DHF (dengue hemorrhagic fever virus) can exacerbate the up-take of the the more dangerous virus, potentially blocking the concept of "vaccine use" as a solution.

    Another "solution" being looked at is to create a specific nano-anti-virus virus to go after the virus and the mosquito that spreads such. - ref: http://www.nanowerk.com/news/newsid=16792.php

    PREVENT getting bitten by the mosquito, take needed counter-measures for personal protection, protect your surrounding home by removing standing water breeding spots, use mosquito netting and don't go outside during times when the mosquito is known to appear in concentration.

    references:
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3164798/
    http://www.medlink.com/medlinkcontent.asp - search string "Viral hemorrhagic fevers"
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    As of 24 March Mali, Liberia and Ivory Coast called for vigilance to prevent "the disease" from spreading across their borders.

    This is what is "strange" or "suspicious" - The Geneva-based WHO (World Health Organization) hasn’t previously recorded any outbreaks of Ebola in Guinea, the world’s biggest exporter of Bauxite, the ore used to make Aluminum.

    Almost 90 cases are reported, and 59 dead presently. 1976 in Congo and Sudan, two different strains of the virus killed 431 of the 602 people infected.

    The three countries border Guinea along with Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau and Senegal.


    Mali’s health ministry held a crisis meeting yesterday and called on citizens to be “vigilant” on its website.

    Liberia’s New Democrat newspaper ran an editorial in which it said there was an immediate need for increased surveillance on all border posts with Guinea.

    Many of the goods sold in Monrovia, Liberia’s capital, come from Guinea.

    NB: Sierra Leonne and Liberia are noted economically for Diamonds, recall the term "Blood Diamonds".

    These countries had/have been developing projects in oil development, mineral development, hydro-electric power development with CHINA.

    LukOIL, RUSSIAN oil giant oil company had decided last year to of all things get involved in creating a MINERAL consortium for the development of all things DIAMONDS, working on the largest single diamond pipe deposit in Russia.

    Sierra Leonne and Liberia (working with China) would be considered a threat economically, releasing billions of dollars of illegal "blood diamonds" into the world's markets. LukOIL had been developing offshore OIL deposits off Sierra Leonne and exploring offshore Guinea. And Russia had just "acquired" Crimea, where the Crimean-Congo Viral Haemorrhagic fever virus was discovered in Ticks, (and most likely weaponized in Crimean bio-labs).

    Is there a pattern of coincidence here? Is a message being stated to those west African countries, don't do business with China, let Russia have it all, or, "else"?

    It should be pointed out once again, part of the "disease" has been identified as Ebola, the strain of which hasn't been discussed publicly at this time.

    “The three cases, which were registered in Conakry, have no link with Ebola,” Camara said. (Camara is Guinea's government spokesman.

    references: http://www.businessweek.com/news/201...east-59-deaths

    diamonds and LukOil - http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/a...th/487733.html

    LukOil Sierra Leonne - OIL ownership: http://www.offshoreenergytoday.com/l...-sierra-leone/

    Blood Diamonds - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_diamond
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    There is now a suspected case in Canada.

    A person has flown into Canada from Liberia and has developed symptoms. They are saying he or she is in a critical condition and is in isolation, but "wouldn't have been contagious whilst on board the flight to Canada..."

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-26726745
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    Lots of people get DENGUE fever down here on the island, my wife, daughter and son have already been through it; it's like a sever flu that seems to worsen with age.. I don't know what the mortality rate is, but it must be fairly low; "a fatality rate of up to 30% when proper treatment isn't available" is kind of a bull**** statement, since there is NO treatment for Dengue.

    makes me wonder if this is another fear campaign... the fatality rate for Anthrax (5-20%) is super low too, yet we had people freaking out all over the country a few years back..

    color me skeptical.
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    Canadian outbreak - Not Ebola, not Lassa, is it Marburg? 24 March 2014
    BBC article last updated at 20:45 ET

    Thanks Sérénité for sharing the link to the article:

    Significant quotes from the page -

    "A virus resembling Ebola has struck in Guinea, with cases also reported in Liberia.

    "As many as 61 people have died of the disease in the remote forests of southern Guinea.

    "But health officials in the Guinean capital, Conakry, have said the virus is not Ebola."

    Quote [..] currently suffering a deadly outbreak of an unidentified haemorrhagic fever.

    He is in isolation in critical condition in Saskatoon, the largest city in Saskatchewan province.


    Quote Posted by Sérénité (here)
    There is now a suspected case in Canada.

    A person has flown into Canada from Liberia and has developed symptoms. They are saying he or she is in a critical condition and is in isolation, but "wouldn't have been contagious whilst on board the flight to Canada..."

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-26726745

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    Lots of people get DENGUE fever down here on the island, my wife, daughter and son have already been through it; it's like a sever flu that seems to worsen with age.. I don't know what the mortality rate is, but it must be fairly low; "a fatality rate of up to 30% when proper treatment isn't available" is kind of a bull**** statement, since there is NO treatment for Dengue.

    makes me wonder if this is another fear campaign... the fatality rate for Anthrax (5-20%) is super low too, yet we had people freaking out all over the country a few years back..

    color me skeptical.
    If you see this appearance on people,



    PLAIN REGULAR DENGUE isn't what we are talking about -

    We are talking about the Haemorrhagic fever outbreaks - Haemorrhagic is a bleeding infliction, where the capillaries, blood vessels break, leak blood, organs fail, and one can drown when the lungs fill up with fluid.

    Here are a few more pictures to get a good look at what it does to people -


    I wouldn't "color me skeptical" if one sees this first hand on someone, chances are, one would be one of the next victims of the hemorrhages.

    But seriously, here is a volunteer page to help one go over to Sierra Leone for 2 weeks to 8 weeks so that you can do some good medically for folks, and report back to us first hand :

    http://www.westafricanmedicalmission...n-sierra-leone

    If it is just smoke no-one should have any concerns.

    Here is a current update on the regions affected: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!ms...4/Htg2Xgb97qUJ

    The strain in the samples tested, appears to be the Zaire-Ebola variant.


    (doctors/nurses taking out a person who died in the 2003 outbreak in Congo-Brazzaville ebola infection outbreak - ref: http://www.ph.ucla.edu/epi/bioter/ebola100congo.html )
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    All three had the Haemorrhagic rash, mostly in the legs and arms (all over for my son) and then came back.. I think your immune system has a lot to do with it; I had my wife on an IV of lactate ringers (two bags) and some mild pain relievers (the joint ache is pretty strong).. yes it can be fatal, but doesn't seem that it often is; I've talked to locals that have lived here their whole lives, the general thoughts of them are where my opinion comes from.

    of course there are extreme cases, but those are not the common occurrence.
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    I seriously doubt Dengue Hemorrhagic fever is what the people in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Canada currently have.

    As to Dengue Hemorrhagic fever, the issue is when anti-bodies from having regular Dengue are in the body, those areas in the cells which have been exposed to the anti-bodies develop 1) a hyper-immune system response to one of the 4 variants (serotypes), and 2) the virus makes a bee-line into those cells which have had been exposed. I can pull up the full scientific articles and it would go over everyone's head and waste time and space.

    If you are determined to study the mechanism of "anti-body enhancement" - here is the link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2712199

    Suffice to say, if you have had the "normal dengue", the risk for a poorer outcome dengue hemorrhagic virus infection goes up. They then call it a "severe illness", not a gentle flu. My mother died of a corona-virus "flu" last year, and it took me over a year to get over the symptoms of the corona-virus flu which I picked up from the mideast and gave it to her by sneezing.

    I am acutely aware of what a virus can do, and I am not skeptical of any outbreak. And I will alert folks to take the needed precautions.

    The issue is there appears to be an increase in Haemorrhagic fever, the severe kind, not just a little inconvenient "shingles" type rash. When the doctors say the results are not clear is it Lassa, Ebola, or Marburg, or something new, that gets my interest.


    Quote Posted by TargeT (here)
    All three had the Haemorrhagic rash, mostly in the legs and arms (all over for my son) and then came back.. I think your immune system has a lot to do with it; I had my wife on an IV of lactate ringers (two bags) and some mild pain relievers (the joint ache is pretty strong).. yes it can be fatal, but doesn't seem that it often is; I've talked to locals that have lived here their whole lives, the general thoughts of them are where my opinion comes from.

    of course there are extreme cases, but those are not the common occurrence.
    Here is another link explaining - antibody dependent enhancement

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antibod...nt_enhancement

    Normally one would think having antibodies is a good thing, thereby letting the body know "go after this or that".. though, with this syndrome happening, having the antibodies increases the severity or damage. It's not just dengue that such enhancement happens with.. HIV it is noted with too.

    ADE (antibody-dependent enhancement) is one of the main issues where trying to develop a vaccine fails.

    Antibody and T-Cell mechanisms are needed for the immune system to go after the foreign proteins (the invaders).

    Understanding this one can see how the inflammation induced with zappers, anti-body increasers (certain herbals) can lead to an increase in susceptibility to more severe infection.

    It seems to me a certain level of balance is needed. That level of balance is a bit unknown, just how much is enough enhancement, or how much is too much.

    What I HAVE seen effective is what the FDA has banned, certain azo-based dyes that interfere with the viral proteins, inducing mutation in their replication mechanism. When the FDA banned those dyes, there was an increase in incidence of strange virus infections.

    I have seen research that as early as 1906 many bacterial infections, viral infections were controllable, and treatable, but this was suppressed by whomever.. Subsequent to the suppression we see a major outbreak of the Spanish flu happen (1918). Coincidence, methinks not.

    ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amaranth_(dye)) - 1976 FDA "forced to ban"
    ref: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2395567/ - Ebola Zaire is "discovered" 1976

    In 1960 the FDA was "given" jurisdiction over food COLORS.

    In 1953 the Soviets were strongly developing bio and chemical weapons, virus' that had no defence by the allies. (They apparently retained the antidotes for themselves. The Soviets obviously knew of the biological treatment mechanisms discovered in 1906 that used dyes).

    In 1972 the Soviets published a STUDY that declared that Red Dye number 2, was a carcinogen. Publishing that was a strategy which would clearly freak out the rest of the world when the "cancer" word is presented. That buzz-word, the key word is what was used to block the "dye" standing in their way, I believe, of effective weapons deployment.

    This dye is one of the dyes that strongly interferes with the replication mechanisms of viruses such as the aid's viruses. By having it BANNED, they ensured that their "victims" would have no defences. Brilliant Soviet ploy.

    The allies have said they do not have any clear understanding what the disposition of the WMD's from the ex-Soviet bloc states are. Meaning 60,000 scientists, meaning assorted bioweapons stockpiles are not fully accounted for.

    ref: http://books.google.com/books?id=4yd...eapons&f=false

    ref: http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/ci...ia_virus08.htm - bioweapons ex-soviet - this is an important read - please read it.
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    Bats they say are not to be eaten..

    Fruit bats are believed to be a major carrier of the Ebola virus but they themselves apparently do not show symptoms.

    Guinea has banned the sale and consumption of bats to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, its health minister has said.

    ref: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-26735118 - BBC world news Africa division report


    "Bats, a local delicacy, appeared to be the "main agents" for the Ebola outbreak in the south, Rene Lamah said."

    "People who eat the animals often boil them into a sort of spicy pepper soup, our correspondent says. The soup is sold in village stores where people gather to drink alcohol."

    "Other ways of preparing the bats to eat include drying them over a fire."

    Apparently the handling of infected bats, or consuming them leads to exposure, and possible infection.. Ebola has been confounding researchers, who have since 1976 been trying to determine the source of the reservoir for the virus, and what transmits it to primates. Gorilla meat, monkey meat (bushmeat) has been suspected sources.. The "green monkey" (reston-ebola strain) was another source reservoir - but what gives it to them? Where does it come from researchers have wondered.

    What created the infection in the bats in the first place? Why do the bats appear to have an immunity to the virus? Those questions being answered may lead to an effective understanding in how to treat such infections. That is why bio-researchers travel to such areas working in the rainforests, to collect and study these animals.

    ref: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~ayaffee/history.html


    Reston, Virginia: 1989

    The first major outbreak of Ebola outside of Africa occurred in the United States, just minutes away from the capital.

    "Monkeys in a quarantine facility in Reston, Virginia became ill with a mysterious virus in 1989.

    "Researchers from the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) investigated the outbreak, and discovered that the symptoms present in the monkeys were very similar to those that monkeys infected with Ebola demonstrated.

    "After running tests and looking at the samples under the electron microscope, scientists were given the jarring results that indeed the monkeys were infected with Ebola, making this the first major epidemic of Ebola in the United States."

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    Uganda - in Africa to the East of the DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo), has particularly not fared well with nasty infections.

    As of August 29, 2013, the Uganda Ministry of Health reported 5 laboratory-confirmed cases of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever, including 3 cases (no deaths) from Agago District and 2 cases (1 death) from Wakiso District. CDC is assisting the Ministry of Health in the epidemiologic and diagnostic aspects of the outbreak. Testing of samples by CDC's Viral Special Pathogens Branch is taking place at the Uganda Virus Research Institute in Entebbe.

    As of December 2, 2012, the Ugandan Ministry of Health reported 7 cumulative cases (probable and confirmed) of Ebola virus infection, including 4 deaths, in the Luwero District of central Uganda. CDC is assisting the Ministry of Health in the epidemiologic and diagnostic aspects of the outbreak. Testing of samples by CDC's Viral Special Pathogens Branch is taking place at the Uganda Virus Research Institute in Entebbe.

    As of November 29, 2012, the Ugandan Ministry of Health reported 15 confirmed and 8 probable cases of Marburg virus infection, including 15 deaths, in the Kabale, Ibanda, Mbarara, and Kampala Districts of Uganda. Testing of samples by CDC's Viral Special Pathogens Branch is ongoing at the Uganda Virus Research Institute in Entebbe. Working with the Ministry's National Task Force, a CDC team is assisting in the diagnostic and epidemiologic aspects of the outbreak. Note that Kabale District, on the border with neighboring Rwanda, is distinct from Kibaale District, the site of the recently-ended Ebola outbreak; both districts are in Uganda's Western Region.

    On July 28, 2012, the Uganda Ministry of Health reported an outbreak of Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever in the Kibaale District of Uganda. A total of 24 human cases (probable and confirmed only), 17 of which were fatal, have been reported since the beginning of July. Laboratory tests of blood samples, conducted by the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), confirmed Ebola virus in 11 patients, four of whom have died.
    On October 4, 2012, the Uganda Ministry of Health declared the outbreak ended.

    On May 14, 2011, the Ugandan Ministry of Health informed the public that a patient with suspected Ebola Hemorrhagic fever died on May 6, 2011 in the Luwero district, Uganda. CDC-Uganda confirmed a positive Ebola virus test result from a blood sample taken from the patient. The quick diagnosis of Ebola virus was provided by the new CDC Viral Hemorrhagic Fever laboratory installed at the Uganda Viral Research Institute (UVRI).

    On November 26, 2007, CDC received blood samples from the Ugandan Ministry of Health, taken from 20 of the 49 patients involved in an outbreak of an unknown illness in Bundibugyo district in western Uganda. Patients reported fever, enteritis, and bleeding. Of the 49, 14 have died. Genetic sequencing of a small segment of viral RNA from samples indicated the presence of a previously unknown strain of Ebola virus. At the invitation of the Ugandan Ministry of Health, CDC, WHO, MSF and other collaborators deployed field investigators to the affected region; additionally, a laboratory was set up in Entebbe at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI). As the outbreak neared conclusion in January 2008, the total number of suspected cases was 149, with 37 deaths.

    On July 27, 2007, CDC was notified of a suspect case of Marburg virus fever in Uganda by the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI). A blood specimen taken from the only fatal patient, a miner at a local lead and gold mine, was received by CDC on Friday, July 27, 2007. The specimen tested positive for Marburg virus. A 6-person CDC team consisting of three medical officers, a mammologist, and two microbiologists arrived in Uganda on August 10, traveling to the town of Ibanda in Kamwenge province, near the site of the mine where the exposures are believed to have occurred. WHO, the Ugandan Minsistry of Health, and other collaborators have also deployed personnel. The team has initiated an investigation by capturing bats and other animals at the site of the mine in an effort to further identify the animal host of the Marburg virus, and by tracing human contacts in communities near the mine.

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    LARGE EVENT:
    On February 27, 2001, Uganda was Declared officially to be free of Ebola hemorrhagic fever, following a 42-day period, twice the maximum incubation period, during which no new cases had been reported.

    Between October 2000 and February 2001, CDC participated with the World Health Organization (WHO), the Ugandan Ministry of Health, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF - Doctors without Borders), and other partners in an international response to the outbreak.

    An outbreak of Ebola disease was reported from Gulu district, Uganda, on 8 October 2000.

    The outbreak was characterized by fever and haemorrhagic manifestations, and affected health workers and the general population of Rwot-Obillo, a village 14 km north of Gulu town. Later, the outbreak spread to other parts of the country including Mbarara and Masindi districts. Response measures included surveillance, community mobilization, case and logistics management. Three coordination committees were formed: National Task Force (NTF), a District Task Force (DTF) and an Interministerial Task Force (IMTF). The NTF and DTF were responsible for coordination and follow-up of implementation of activities at the national and district levels, respectively, while the IMTF provided political direction and handled sensitive issues related to stigma, trade, tourism and international relations.

    The international response was coordinated by the World Health Organization (WHO) under the umbrella organization of the Global Outbreak and Alert Response Network. A WHO/CDC case definition for Ebola was adapted and used to capture four categories of cases, namely, the 'alert', 'suspected', 'probable' and 'confirmed cases'.

    Guidelines for identification and management of cases were developed and disseminated to all persons responsible for surveillance, case management, contact tracing and Information Education Communication (IEC). For the duration of the epidemic that lasted up to 16 January 2001, a total of 425 cases with 224 deaths were reported countrywide. The case fatality rate was 53%.

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    A recent history of Marburg cases and outbreaks in Uganda includes:
    a fatal case in 2008 of a Dutch tourist who visited the Python Cave, a bat cave in Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP);
    a non-fatal case in 2008 of an American tourist who visited the same cave in QENP; and,
    a 2007 small outbreak of Marburg HF among miners working in the Kitaka lead and gold mine in Kamwenge District.


    ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uganda
    ref: http://www.cdc.gov/ncezid/dhcpp/vspb/outbreaks.html
    ref: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/facts...fs_marburg/en/ - Marburg Haemorrhagic fever background

    Resources: Uganda has substantial natural resources, including fertile soils, regular rainfall, and sizeable mineral deposits of copper and cobalt. The country has largely untapped reserves of both crude oil and natural gas, which have been partially exploited with much contention (Lake Albert area).
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    Crimean-Congo viral Haemorrhagic fever

    Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is caused by infection with a tick-borne virus (Nairovirus) in the family Bunyaviridae.

    The disease was first characterized in the Crimea in 1944 and given the name Crimean hemorrhagic fever. It was then later recognized in 1969 as the cause of illness in the Congo, thus resulting in the current name of the disease.

    Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever is found in Eastern Europe, particularly in the former Soviet Union, throughout the Mediterranean, in northwestern China, central Asia, southern Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and the Indian subcontinent.


    Virus particles have unique geometries.

    The Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic-fever virus is generally conveyed by the bite of this particular tick


    However, handling an animal, during slaughter, which has been infected withing a week of being bitten, can allow the disease to transfer to the human. Eating raw meat from an infected animal is potentially a method to acquire the infection.


    The ex-Soviet union bio-warfare labs worked on "antidote" vaccines to the Bunyaviridae as well as weaponization (links in the posts above). The optimum bio-weapon would be easily deployable, have a vaccine or prophylactic method for the deployer, incapacitate and rapidly spread in the deployed area, but not necessarily kill, but require a large support structure, and medical care personnel.

    The Ebola and Marburg viruses tended to be more intimidating, or used to threaten a potential enemy that such would be deployed if it's demands were not met. The ex-Soviet policy was to intimidate, and move into an area and take it over. (see Brinksmanship, the Cold war: ref http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brinkmanship_(Cold_War) )

    The use of Crimean-Congo virus was particularly useful to the Soviets for interfering with a country's meat sources (food resource sabotage).

    Bio-Weapons have been termed, "the poor country's nuclear weapon".. Able to be created at a fraction of a cost of nuclear "hot" weapons, the amount of death and incapacitation able to be created by the right bio-weapon's release (or threat of release, or demonstration in a "useless target population") gives (gave) the intimidator a strong edge in its political economic goals.



    above is the image of an isolated patient with CCHF

    ref: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/crimean-congo/

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    That photo of the Crimean-Congo virus looks similar to pictures of anthrax infection (skin type). Very horrible!

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