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reply to post by crazyewok
Maybe that is the cause for plane going missing?
The thing goes global and there will be some germ warfare outfit that's behind it
it almost writes itself..
reply to post by crazyewok
yeah... it is off topic but there was a report of a missing vial of highly contagious bacteria just before the plane went missing...and I do apologise for the conjecture but I feel it is quite timely... now there is a huge Ebola outbreak.
and the potential for a pandemic. Have you seen the movie Constant Gardener? After watching that one, I don't trust Big Pharma.
Saudi suspends visas for Guinea, Liberia pilgrims over Ebola
RIYADH - Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced the suspension of visas for Muslim pilgrims from Guinea and Liberia, two African countries hit by an outbreak of the deadly Ebola epidemic.
The "preventive" measure came at the request of the Saudi health ministry "due to the danger of the disease and its highly contagious" nature, state news agency SPA reported.
….The tropical virus leads to haemorrhagic fever, causing muscle pain, weakness, vomiting, diarrhoea and, in severe cases, organ failure and unstoppable bleeding.
LOL you sound so sure of things...
reply to post by crazyewok
It makes me happy and relieved to know that you are sure about the Ebola Virus.
My blood pressure has dropped and I am feeling better, thanks.
I am not certain of anything lately. I don't trust mainstream news nor big pharma... could be deliberate to reduce the population numbers around the World.
reply to post by soficrow
Chills ran down my backbone as I read this. If there's multiple epicenters/"patient zeros," then what the heck happened to the Ebolavirus? A few years ago, there was a thread on ATS that described how unscrupulous types could piggyback smallpox onto an airborne virus, i.e. the flu (or common cold). (I searched, couldn't find it, gave up.) Anyway, Ebolavirus was ruled out because it is just too efficient in killing the host organism. Could that have changed? Ebolavirus isn't (or wasn't) widespread like Bird Flu...so how could it recombine, if, in fact that is possible. It's very odd.
Isolates of Zaire ebolavirus from wild apes reveal genetic lineage and recombinants
Over the last 30 years, Zaire ebolavirus (ZEBOV), a virus highly pathogenic for humans and wild apes, has emerged repeatedly in Central Africa. Thus far, only a few virus isolates have been characterized genetically, all belonging to a single genetic lineage and originating exclusively from infected human patients. Here, we describe the first ZEBOV sequences isolated from great ape carcasses in the Gabon/Congo region that belong to a previously unrecognized genetic lineage. According to our estimates, this lineage, which we also encountered in the two most recent human outbreaks in the Republic of the Congo in 2003 and 2005, diverged from the previously known viruses around the time of the first documented human outbreak in 1976. These results suggest that virus spillover from the reservoir has occurred more than once, as predicted by the multiple emergence hypothesis. However, the young age of both ZEBOV lineages and the spatial and temporal sequence of outbreaks remain at odds with the idea that the virus simply emerged from a long-established and widespread reservoir population. Based on data from two ZEBOV genes, we also demonstrate, within the family Filoviridae, recombination between the two lineages. According to our estimates, this event took place between 1996 and 2001 and gave rise to a group of recombinant viruses that were responsible for a series of outbreaks in 2001–2003. The potential for recombination adds an additional level of complexity to unraveling and potentially controlling the emergence of ZEBOV in humans and wildlife species.
reply to post by Fromabove
You don't need to modify or evolve Ebola as an airborne. All you need is a person with a highly contagious flu and it can spread on the droplets of saliva as they cough in peoples faces, and touch things after wiping the drool from their mouths or their noses. Most flues come with fevers so sweating and touching is another problem. The Ebola virus would simply ride the bus from host to host killing all along the way.
Never thought of that. You are right.
Isn't nature wonderful?
Senegal has closed its border with the country, and Nigeria was gripped by fear of contamination when some of the country’s leading media outlets reported that a 15-year-old woman died of the disease in the country’s Edo State last week.
The Nigerian Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, stated Wednesday that the woman actually died of dengue fever, squelching fears that Ebola had spread to Africa’s most populous nation.
"Nigeria is prepared right now to curtail any outbreak particularly given reports that few counties (sic) on the West Coast like Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea have reported cases of Ebola fever and given our proximity to these countries Nigeria is ready, the [Health Ministry] has every precaution including getting with vaccines and medicines to ensure that should there be any incidence in Nigeria, everything would be dealt with precision,” Maku said, according to Nigerian newspaper This Day.
Nelson Dafe, a journalist at Nigeria's News Express newspaper, said via online chat that many of his fellow Nigerians are not concerned about the Ebola outbreak.
"Here in Benin City in the mid-west of southern Nigeria, people are not talking about it. I doubt if they are even aware about the outbreak of the disease," he wrote.