I'm sure many of you have been following the Ebola story. You would think with the mortality rate of this virus being as high as 90% that the CDC & WHO would tell us the whole truth on the matter. But as usual numbers are being hidden & facts are being twisted.
Lets look at how this all started in the first place.
We know that the people of Africa line up for vaccinations to protect themselves & their kids from "deadly" diseases. This outbreaks started at the same time that the U.N. was conducting vaccination campaigns in Sierra Leone, Zaire & Liberia.
When news of the outbreak reached into the rural areas of Africa people stopped coming for their vaccinations. But its too late, people are already crossing borders to get away from infections & are possibly infecting others.
Another carrier of this virus are dogs. Dogs in Africa are eating the dead & then taking the virus with them wherever they happen to wonder off to. So workers are trying to kill these dogs that are eating the dead to stop the virus from going any further.
A doctor from the University of Florida has said the cat is way out of the box on this one. That this outbreak will get much worse before it gets any better. That cases of Ebola could top 10,000 by months end.
A Dr. Rodriguez has said that cases of Ebola may be double or even triple of what is being reported.
Again, this is scary considering the high mortality rate of this virus. I've read one report that I can't relocate now where a doctor has contracted the Ebola virus but has never treated an Ebola patient.
So how is the CDC covering things up & twisting facts. All we have to do is look at their own website.
Back on Aug. 9th, their Ebola info page read like this -
Signs and Symptoms
Symptoms of Ebola HF typically include:
- Joint and muscle aches
- Stomach pain
- Lack of appetite
Some patients may experience:
- A Rash
- Red Eyes
- Sore throat
- Chest pain
- Difficulty breathing
- Difficulty swallowing
- Bleeding inside and outside of the body
Symptoms may appear anywhere from 2 to 21 days after exposure to ebolavirus though 8-10 days is most common.
Some who become sick with Ebola HF are able to recover, while others do not. The reasons behind this are not yet fully understood. However, it is known that patients who die usually have not developed a significant immune response to the virus at the time of death.
Today it reads like this -
Symptoms of Ebola typically include
- Fever (greater than 38.6°C or 101.5°F)
- Severe headache
- Muscle pain
- Abdominal (stomach) pain
- Lack of appetite
Symptoms may appear anywhere from 2 to 21 days after exposure to ebolavirus, although 8-10 days is most common.
Some who become sick with Ebola are able to recover. We do not yet fully understand why. However, patients who die usually have not developed a significant immune response to the virus at the time of death.
Testing on humans with a vaccine for Ebola was set to start last week. I've read that participants are given $1700 to receive the vaccine. I feel sorry for those that choose to be a guinea pig for this experiment.
How long until we see cases of this in the U.S.? My theory is that within a year we'll be seeing cases here. Have you ever seen the movie Outbreak with Dustin Hoffman & Morgan Freeman? If not, I recommend it.
Until next time,