posted on Nov, 7 2003 @ 03:12 PM
I read a recent news article about doctors snarling at governments trying to hide evidence of certain infectous diseases. In Africa (the article
said), doctors often dealt with government officials who wouldn't act unless bribed and antiquated alert systems and poor health conditions. The
governments focused on SARS and ignored other situations, and the article mentioned specifically the possibility of Ebola and the Congo region.
It appears that their worst fears may have been confirmed:
Ebola has NOT been confirmed, though the symptoms are similar.
In the current cases, members of a family that died had eaten the meat of a wild boar they found dead in the area. Previous cases had come from
apes... not pigs. It'll be a few days before results are known.