Hemorrhagic Fevers- EBOLA: 101 introductions
EBOLA, is in the mainstream of worldwide interest. It is one of four listed Hemorrhagic fevers that are lethal. EBOLA is the worst followed by a less mutated virus: Marlburg, which was found in Germany some years back and was eradicated. The causative vector of these fevers is: blood-sucking insects such as fleas, ticks, mites, and chiggers carried on specific animals, usually mice, bats, deer, and monkeys. However to the specific fever, the actual pest is not well documented.
To understand EBOLA it is a virus borne disease, is subdivided into transmission of the virus through contact with bodily fluids i.e.: spit, semen, vaginal excretions, blood, sweat, skin contact, coughing, hacking, blowing noses, tears, and contaminated door knobs, uncooked foods, hand touching, hugs, and the disputed (political reasons) breath.
The Great Plagues of the past and within the recent hundred years time frame are bacteria borne diseases vectored as above. It was not discovered until the 1800’s that rats carried plague-carrying fleas that would bite the rat, and then bite people. An understanding of plague, a Hemorrhagic lethal fever would be in the readers’ interest before reading this article through.
Please note in this quality film that you may have a pair of genes that MAY protect you from the bacteria borne plague and a similar, yet unpublished similarity exists for all hemorrhagic fevers including EBOLA. Following the initial surge of the bacteria, or virus being vectored towards humans there are stages running from an occasional outbreak such as a home family, to a village group, to a city. Then it starts to die out after there are no more people to infect. These fevers last about a year, sometimes longer than a year, and take away about 1/3 of the populace. EBOLA however is more persistent and will kill upwards off 90% of the infected populace.
However the EBOLA outbreak appears to defy logical sequential transmission and is expanding its sphere of influence. Currently this outbreak is contained in Africa-but the world trembles.
EBOLA virus was under study in Reston Virginia USA some years back and it escaped. There was a mad scramble in separating the animals, infected monkeys on one side of the safe room and other uncontaminated monkeys on the other side of the room. It was believed at that time there was NO AIRBORNE transmission of the virus. Both sides of the room where the monkeys were caged started to die. Lab analysis showed that EBOLA WAS AIRBORNE. This incident, well documented, has been largely ignored and suppressed. The author’s speculation is that all nations depend upon airlines to maintain transportation between countries. This is a major financial consideration and the closing down of airlines because of virus contamination between passengers or the recycled air system of the airplane would be close to chaos in today’s society.
To demonstrate that the airlines are taking steps to protect the passengers on an airplane, each potential passenger has a head swipe of a thermometer heat-measuring device. As long as you are at 101 F, or lower, you are safe. However you may still be infected, as the symptoms do not appear for 5 to 7 days (on average) when the temperature rises to 105F. Therefore a low temperature infected person who has incubated the EBOLA virus for 5 to 7 days, could in effect drop dead by the time the plane arrives in New York, Paris or maybe Moscow.
Let us take a look at an Army training film from 1960’s for bacterial Korean Hemorrhagic fever, which uses actual victims displaying the similar symptoms as EBOLA. The treatment in those early years was with an antibiotic that is no longer employed. The film stresses that the nutritional benefits of the patient contribute greatly to his recovery. There is an autopsy at the end of the film you may not wish to view unless you are a medical student.
The EBOLA virus symptoms are actually much worse and are, as demonstrated by collapse, blood excretions from all orifices and absolute contamination. We must illustrate that the African village treatment is removal of the deceased, that is if the relatives do not hide the body for their own tribal beliefs in caring for the dead, consequentially leading to more infections as they wash the body. There is the laying on of a hand that in turn carries the surface virus to the hands, to the itchy face, and vectoring through the eyes. We must address the fact that Africa per se with this outbreak is desperately poor, ignorant of basic hygiene, and without any resources; the people are largely following tribal customs. There is poor hygiene, water contamination, and outright hostility to the Doctors Without Borders or Government facilities. Hospitals are largely hastily erected tents and dilapidated structures.
This recent video is what the ravaged infected African countries are doing. They are doing what was the historical answer: Containment by military forces. There is no food, water, medicine, and medical care entering the country in the infected area. Will this work? Unlikely since there are hundreds of trails and wagon paths in the forests that lead out and when the people become hungry they will escape, and if the escape they may take EBOLA with them.
Will EBOLA enter the United States? Who really knows? Maybe it will burn out like most hemorrhagic fevers in a year or two. Then again this strain of the virus may further mutate which is what viruses do. Next week we will examine more EBOLA virus transmissions. I do think we need to keep apprised before the government shuts down the information on the spread of this disease-to negate panic of course. We will discuss prepping and what is in store, if not in Part 2, but in more articles on this worldwide threat that has already expanded from the rural backwater villages to the major cities in Africa.
Live long and prosper. God Bless,
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