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originally posted by: nugget1
....We all know the technology is available, but most would prefer to believe things like this would never be done deliberately......
Ebola May Have Been Smoldering for Years, Study Says
….A new study of blood samples from people being treated for a serious, viral-like illness in years past in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia suggests some of them could have been infected with Ebola. Now researchers are digging deeper to see if the virus has always been lurking there, just undetected.
…..it would be unlikely for a virus such as Ebola to appear completely out of the blue in a region.
……..Schoepp’s team looked at blood samples taken from 253 people cleared of both Lassa and malaria between 2006 and 2008. …..Nearly 9 percent of the samples that were clear of everything else tested positive for antibodies to Ebola  and nearly 4 percent to Marburg . ….[….we could only attribute a possible cause to 28 percent of these samples...]
…..There’s no specific treatment for Ebola, and it’s important to isolate patients and take strict precautions, including the use of gloves and masks, when treating them. [NOTE: Ebola recently killed 25 out of 28 nurses in a single hospital in Sierra Leone.]
…Ebola had only been seen in central Africa and parts of eastern and southern Africa before. ….This (outbreak) is different because it’s crossed borders and it affecting both urban and rural areas.