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What are US Biological Warfare Researchers Doing in the Ebola Zone?

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posted on Aug, 17 2014 @ 12:15 PM

originally posted by: zachi
I had to reply when I saw you mentioned Tulane University. Have you read "Dr Mary's Monkey?" It talks about monkey viruses and how they were introduced into the population here via the polio vaccine. Who knows what other research is/was conducted? I see they are blaming the fruit bats. How firmly had that been established? Ebola was airborne in Reston, VA but only among monkeys. Which type of Ebola is this? I heard Marburg, but that is the least virulent member of the family. The worst is Ebola Zaire. Zaire moved so fast it burnt out. Marburg died out after several generations of it's own accord. I am confused, I need some facts here.

a reply to: soficrow

* Supposedly, the path is monkeys to fruit bats - fruit bats are a known reservoir - but it's not known that they're the key reservoir, or even the only one. No one seems to be evaluating soil reservoirs or insect vectors.

* Ebola recently was shown to be (likely) airborne from pigs to monkeys - we show ZEBOV transmission from pigs to cynomolgus macaques without direct contact - but not between monkeys. In any event, airborne transmission currently seems inefficient when it does occur.

* This is a new subclade of Zaire Ebola.


Facts about the Kenema epicenter are being buried, although a few sources still tell the truth.

Raphael Frankfurter, executive director of the Wellbody Alliance, which provides clinical services in a diamond-mining district of Sierra Leone bordering Guinea, where the outbreak began.

The International Food Policy Research Institute published a report in 2013, finding that in Sierra Leone (the epicenter of the outbreak), climate change has resulted in “seasonal droughts, strong winds, thunderstorms, landslides, heat waves, floods, and changed rainfall patterns.”

edit on 17/8/14 by soficrow because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 17 2014 @ 03:46 PM

originally posted by: manna2

originally posted by: BobAthome
a reply to: manna2

people from the region said the hospital in Kenema was bad, and made people sick.

no,,no it was the "witch Doctors" who said " hospital in Kenema was bad," and spread that rumour NOT THE PEOPLE.

witch doctors.
now you are just lying. Shame on you

"Mob Destroys Ebola Center In Liberia Two Days After It Opens"

so still think im lying,,??????????????

posted on Aug, 18 2014 @ 09:33 AM
a reply to: BobAthome

It's so easy (and so wrong) to blame Africans' mistrust of hospitals on superstition - instead of past experience. And btw - that clinic was attacked because the Liberians were mad foreigners were being treated there, while Liberians were turned away 'cuz it was already full.

posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 08:56 AM
Nigeria is Africa's wealthiest nation and should have the best healthcare system. But it doesn't. Although it does have US-based researchers investigating viral hemorrhagic fevers like Ebola in the Irrua Teaching Hospital and at the University of Lagos - including scientists from Fort Detrick and corporations like Corgenix.

Ebola Virus: 70% of Nigerians Doubt Local Hospitals Capacity to Manage Disease

….7 out of 10 adult Nigerians (72%) are not confident in the capacity of their local hospitals to provide the needed care and manage patients with the Ebola virus.

The poll further revealed that 82% of those polled are currently more concerned about the Ebola virus disease than other infectious diseases such as HIV (8%) and hepatitis (3%); while the vast majority (91%) of respondents are aware of the recent outbreak of the viral disease.

More findings revealed that 80% of Nigerians expressed concern over the spread of the virus in Nigeria, with just over half (57%) of the respondents having confidence in the Federal Ministry of Health and its agencies to protect Nigerians from the impact of the virus in the event of further spread.

Also see:

Press Release - Corgenix expands Lassa virus rapid test research to Ebola test development

Submitted by admin on Fri, 03/28/2014 - 09:42

posted on Aug, 22 2014 @ 03:33 PM
a reply to: soficrow

Yes, because superstition never factors in.....

posted on Aug, 22 2014 @ 03:50 PM
Well I think its standard procedure for the USA as well as other NATO allies like UK to send military doctors to ground zero or risk areas.

Plus CIA, MI6 ect are likely crawling over the area.


Remember in past outbreak North Korea along with certain terrorist groups have in the past been caught turning up, sometimes under the guise to "provide aid". The terrorist group Aum Shinrikyo were even caught when there compound was raided trying to cultivate Ebola.

Remember these bio warfare departments are for biowarfare DEFENCE. And to defend they they to collect and catalogue all possible pathogens and strains that could be used one day. On top of that they need to monitor all those in the area to make sure certain nations and groups don't gain material that could be used in bio weapons and to hamper that effort if needed.

posted on Aug, 22 2014 @ 06:20 PM
a reply to: HarbingerOfShadows

"Superstition" is really teenie-tiny part of the story. Check out the various points the WHO makes here.

posted on Aug, 22 2014 @ 06:22 PM
a reply to: crazyewok

No US military doctors or other medical personnel admitted to be on the ground in West Africa. ....But it is a rather tangled web, inn't it?

posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 07:46 AM
So what happened? Did patients in Kenema and Lagos test negative for Lassa, and get sent on their way with Ebola? Because tests are species-specific? Because there wasn't supposed to be any Ebola in West Africa?

Or what…?


posted on Aug, 26 2014 @ 08:00 AM
a reply to: HarbingerOfShadows

RE: SUPERSTITION. Kenema Hospital was the VHFC' base for years, and includes bio-war researchers from Fort Dettrick and bio-pharmaceutical corporations as well as universities. Here's a revealing quote, and references:

Raphael Frankfurter, an aid worker in eastern Sierra Leone, described hearing one woman saying about the hospital in Kenema: “Ebola is a lie! They’re sending people to Kenema to die!”

Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Consortium (VHFC)

The Consortium is a collaboration between Tulane, Scripps Research Institute, Broad Institute, Harvard University, University of California at San Diego, University of Texas Medical Branch, Autoimmune Technologies LLC, Corgenix Medical Corporation, Kenema Government Hospital (Sierra Leone), Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (Nigeria) and various other partners in West Africa.

USAMRIID (U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases), located at Fort Detrick, Maryland, is the lead medical research laboratory for the U.S. Biological Defense Research Program, and plays a leading role in national defense and in infectious disease research. …

Corgenix and USAMRIID are members of the Viral Hemorrhagic fever Consortium


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posted on Sep, 8 2014 @ 09:22 PM

Another doctor infected at Kenema Hospital (the USAMRIID research site).

....I have to say it, "You broke it. You fix it."

Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone infects WHO doctor

….The doctor was working at the Ebola treatment centre in the Kenema Government Hospital, which is run by Sierra Leone's health ministry.

…..Meanwhile in Liberia, Ebola cases are rising "exponentially," WHO said.

…"Liberia, together with the other hard-hit countries, namely Guinea and Sierra Leone, is experiencing a phenomenon never before seen in any previous Ebola outbreak. As soon as a new Ebola treatment facility is opened, it immediately fills to overflowing with patients, pointing to a large but previously invisible caseload," WHO said in a statement.

….Britain said on Monday it would send military and humanitarian experts to Sierra Leone to set up a treatment centre for patients infected with the Ebola virus.

The U.S. Pentagon also announced it will send a 25-bed field hospital to Liberia to help provide medical care for health workers.

posted on Sep, 10 2014 @ 06:09 AM
I have no idea whether this Ebola outbreak originated from biological warfare research or not, but it's interesting that this article was published yesterday in the Daily Observer, a Liberian newspaper, and is now the #1 most popular article on their site:

Ebola, AIDS Manufactured by Western Pharmaceuticals, US DoD?

It's also interesting that within less than 24 hours, a website like the Daily Kos is aware of the article and actively trying to debunk it:

Did the U.S. create Ebola?

posted on Sep, 10 2014 @ 12:55 PM
a reply to: ikonoklast

I was surprised and saddened to see Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on the list with USAMRIID in your 2nd source, saying "vaccines" were used to disseminate Ebola. Oddly, I just tripped over a report this am about MSF going into Guinea last February to help the Guinea government with "measles" vaccinations in response to a "measles epidemic." ...I was left wondering if the measles was mis-diagnosed Ebola, and MSF had been manipulated. ....Also, just curious - who do you trust?

(a) The US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), a well-known centre for bio-war research, located at Fort Detrick, Maryland;

(b) Tulane University, in New Orleans, USA, winner of research grants, including a grant of more than $7 million the National Institute of Health (NIH) to fund research with the Lassa viral hemorrhagic fever;

(c) the US Center for Disease Control (CDC);

(d) Doctors Without Borders (also known by its French name, Medicins Sans Frontiers);

(e) Tekmira, a Canadian pharmaceutical company;

(f) The UK’s GlaxoSmithKline; and

(g) the Kenema Government Hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone.

Reports narrate stories of the US Department of Defense (DoD) funding Ebola trials on humans, trials which started just weeks before the Ebola outbreak in Guinea and Sierra Leone. The reports continue and state that the DoD gave a contract worth $140 million dollars to Tekmira, a Canadian pharmaceutical company, to conduct Ebola research. This research work involved injecting and infusing healthy humans with the deadly Ebola virus. Hence, the DoD is listed as a collaborator in a “First in Human” Ebola clinical trial (NCT02041715, which started in January 2014 shortly before an Ebola epidemic was declared in West Africa in March. Disturbingly, many reports also conclude that the US government has a viral fever bioterrorism research laboratory in Kenema, a town at the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The only relevant positive and ethical olive-branch seen in all of my reading is that reported, “The US government funding of Ebola trials on healthy humans comes amid warnings by top scientists in Harvard and Yale that such virus experiments risk triggering a worldwide pandemic.” That threat still persists.

Guinea: MSF vaccinates 400,000 children against measles

7 February 2014
…….epidemic that was declared by the government of Guinea on January 14. 1105 suspected cases, with 68 confirmed, have already been recorded, causing the fear of a rapid explosion in the number of infections.
……….Working in co-operation with the Ministry of Health, MSF has deployed 32 teams throughout the Matam, Matoto and Ratoma neighbourhoods of Conakry.
………As part of its campaign, MSF will be able to provide no-charge diagnosis of those children that are sick, so that they can be treated. “Children showing symptoms that begin with a high fever need to be seen by a physician. This can save their lives,” explained Dr Daloka Delamou, Medical Coordinator with MSF. Follow-up in cases involving complications will also be provided at no charge.

The Guinean government announced that the vaccine stock used for routine vaccinations will be exhausted by February 15, and so it has asked for MSF support in organizing the emergency vaccination campaign in the three communities where an epidemic has been declared.


Measles outbreak threatens children's lives in Guinea

CONAKRY, 21 January 2014

UNICEF and its partners are urgently seeking funding to replenish the stocks of vaccines needed to rollout the outbreak campaign across the country to vaccinate all children between nine months and 14 years. Additional medicines to treat those already infected are also required.

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posted on Sep, 10 2014 @ 01:02 PM

originally posted by: AutumnWitch657
Wouldn't it be a good idea to have researchers in the place where these viruses originate? No so much more fun to think they have nefarious reasons that include population reduction.this witch is rolling her eyes. a reply to: soficrow

This. It is logical for them to be in the location of a place of a disease outbreak to study how it spreads, how to treat it, how to protect people from it, etc. Even though their title is "Biological Warfare," a large part of that group is prevention and treatment--after all, defense is a big part of warfare of any type. If they were there for some harmful reason, we would not even know about it.

posted on Sep, 10 2014 @ 01:06 PM
a reply to: soficrow
I certainly don't trust pharmaceutical corporations. You would not believe the $ that is spent by their reps on doctors' offices. Free lunches for all. Big lunches. Every day of the work week. They spend money to make money--a lot more money. Why not take it a step further and give Ebola a little bump? Impossible? Maybe. Or maybe not.

posted on Sep, 10 2014 @ 06:48 PM

originally posted by: soficrow
a reply to: ikonoklast

I was surprised and saddened to see Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on the list with USAMRIID in your 2nd source, saying "vaccines" were used to disseminate Ebola.

Just to clarify before anyone assumes I agree with everything in that article, it's not my list. I have no idea how much of the information in that article to believe, if anything. But I thought the article was interesting for several reasons:

1. It was published in what is apparently a mainstream Liberian newspaper.

2. It's authored by a college professor. Although this is not his field, he at least has academic credentials and experience.

3. #1 and #2 indicate to me that this is now considered enough of a real possibility that it is mainstream news in Africa and is still the most popular article on the newspaper's website.

4. It supports and expands on the topic of this thread and possibly adds some additional references for people to investigate if so inclined.

5. I think it's unusual that The Daily Kos, a progressive American political blog with close ties to the Democratic Party, would even notice an article in a local Liberian newspaper, let alone go to the trouble of debunking the article and ridiculing the sources... and in less than 24 hours of the original article's publication.

Also, just curious - who do you trust?

In this situation, it's really hard to say. I would be extremely surprised if Doctors Without Borders (MSF) was knowingly involved in a biological weapons program. But if there is a connection with a biological weapons program, I don't think you could trust anyone for absolute certain. It would be like being in the intelligence community, you could never really be sure of anyone.

posted on Sep, 10 2014 @ 06:55 PM
a reply to: ikonoklast

The "Measles Epidemic" and vaccination campaign coinciding with the emergence of the Ebola Epidemic certainly explains why West Africans don't trust needles and Western doctors. ...."Superstition" my Aunt Fanny's big fat butt.

posted on Sep, 15 2014 @ 08:31 AM
The human face.

A virus hunter faces the big one: Ebola

Joseph Fair hunts viruses. That’s his thing. The 37-year-old American loves chasing dangerous pathogens, studying them in secure labs or searching for them in jungles where the microbes lurk.

And one virus has always loomed as the big one — Ebola. The scientists who first chased this dreaded microbe back in the ’80s and ’90s became legends, inspiring a generation of virologists like Fair. He read their books and papers. He studied how they contained the pathogen’s spread. And the scientists always won. The outbreaks ended, Ebola driven away.

So when the call came in March to travel to Sierra Leone, Fair was excited. He loved Mama Salone, as locals know the nation. He’d worked here for years. His new job: to advise Sierra Leone’s government on a tiny Ebola outbreak in neighboring Guinea, at the behest of the U.S. Defense Department. He set up an Ebola emergency operations center. He trained medical staff. He drew up just-in-case plans. By mid-May, the outbreak seemed on its way out. Fair packed his bags and left.

Then Ebola exploded.

Now, Fair is back in West Africa, in the middle of the worst Ebola outbreak in history. A viral epidemic. The world’s ability to respond is stretched. Plans are being devised on the fly.

“This is the big one no one expected,” Fair says.

posted on Sep, 15 2014 @ 11:52 AM
a reply to: NavyDoc

I am not inclined to believe it is a conspiracy either. Part of such a unit would be to treat any sort of outbreak in your own nation.

posted on Sep, 15 2014 @ 05:01 PM
a reply to: NavyDoc
a reply to: edward777

Given that they were there to develop treatments and vaccines as well as rapid testing capabilities - it sure looks like something went wrong. So the question becomes, "Would they 'hide' any mistakes?"

....Interesting that there are so many Ebola vaccines in the pike, since there's never been any money in it and no reason to even start development....

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