Outbreak of the plague kills 40 in Madagascar

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Madagascar's capital Antananarivo where two cases of the plague have been confirmed.
World Health Organisation is concerned about risk of disease spreading in the capital where two cases have been recorded

An outbreak of the plague has killed 40 people out of 119 confirmed cases in Madagascar since late August and there is a risk of the disease spreading rapidly in the capital, the World Health Organisation has said.

So far two cases and one death have been recorded in the capital Antananarivo but those figures could climb quickly due to "the city's high population density and the weakness of the healthcare system," WHO warned.

"The situation is further complicated by the high level of resistance to deltamethrin (an insecticide used to control fleas) that has been observed in the country," it added.

Plague, a bacterial disease, is mainly spread from one rodent to another by fleas. Humans bitten by an infected flea usually develop a bubonic form of plague, which swells the lymph node and can be treated with antibiotics, WHO said.

If the bacteria reach the lungs, the patient develops pneumonia (pneumonic plague), which is transmissible from person to person through infected droplets spread by coughing. It is one of the most deadly infectious diseases and can kill people within 24 hours. Two percent of the cases reported in Madagascar so far have been pneumonic, it added.

The first known case of the plague was a man from Soamahatamana village in the district of Tsiroanomandidy, identified on 31 August. He died on 3 September and authorities notified WHO of the outbreak on 4 November, the agency said.

WHO said it did not recommend any trade or travel restrictions.

The last previously known outbreak of the plague was in Peru in August 2010.

Comment: There is research out there supporting the idea that plagues coincide with cometary bodies in our atmosphere. From New Light on the Black Death: The Viral and Cosmic Connection,
According to the late Sir Fred Hoyle and Chandra Wickramasinghe of the University of Wales at Cardiff, viruses can be distributed throughout space by dust in the debris stream of comets. Then as Earth passes though the stream, the dust and viruses load our atmosphere, where they can stay suspended for years until gravity pulls them down. They compare numerous plagues throughout our history which coincide with cometary bodies in our skies. These researchers are certain that germs causing plagues and epidemics come from space.

Post-It Note

White House memo protects Ebola contractors from law suits

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A White House memo dated November 13 has effectively removed the threat of law suits and any form of civil claim from federal contractors who bring Ebola back to the United States from West Africa
. So, if a contractor cuts corners, uses inferior equipment or one of their staff arrives home carrying Ebola they cannot be held accountable for it's spread within the United States.

From CNS News:
In other words, if a Company A employee contracts Ebola while working in West Africa, brings the disease back to the United States, is not quarantined and ends up infecting members of the general public, Company A is protected from any damages arising from lawsuits by these secondary victims.

Comment: Does the government know something we don't?


Woman who traveled from West-Africa collapses in Brooklyn beauty salon


A woman who was put on an Ebola watchlist after traveling back into the U.S. from Guinea, West-Africa, about 18-days ago, suddenly died in the African Queen Hair Braiding salon Wednesday morning, bleeding from her eyes and mouth, triggering an all new Ebola scare in NYC.

A HAZMAT crew from the N.Y.F.D. arrived on scene shortly after, whisking the woman's body away.

Although test results are pending, authorities apparently decided to leave the hair salon open to the general public, failing decontaminate it against all standard Ebola protocols.

"We were in the building and all of a sudden the other owner came from the store. And then he said someone dropped in the store. We ran in there, there was a person lying on the floor" with blood coming "from her face, nose and mouth, everything", reports one eyewitness, who said that he "didn't touch her".

It is not yet known if the woman died of Ebola, while authorities maintain that it was just a "heart attack".

Comment: "Heart attack"? How many heart attack symptoms include bleeding "from her face, nose and mouth, everything"? Seems like a lame attempt at spinning a very serious incident.

Researchers have evidence that ebola could not only be transmitted by air, but an unknowing victim may not show symptoms.

Shepard Ambellas is the founder, editor-in-chief of Intellihub News and the maker of SHADE the Motion Picture.

Ebola update video: Mali under quarantine, misdiagnoses and false positives

The Ebola outbreak is once again, branching off into a new direction. Both here in the U.S., and overseas. In West Africa, another country is on high alert. Mali's government ordered a massive quarantine, forcing more than 600 people to leave their family and friends. While here in the US, we're learning the second patient to die from Ebola could have actually have been misdiagnosed. One man we've talked to throughout this whole story saw this coming months ago. He told us about the Ebola tests and the likelihood of false positives. Today, we welcome Robert Scott Bell back to the broadcast, to catch up to speed on the Ebola story.

The CDC stockpiles Ebola equipment while mainstream press has an Ebola news blackout

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is ramping up its acquisition of protective gear for U.S. hospitals that may have to handle Ebola patients, following a "sudden increase" in demand on its current national stockpile.

The federal health agency said in a November 7 statement that it is ordering an additional $2.7 million in personal protective equipment that will eventually be fashioned into 50 kits that can be deployed rapidly to hospitals if or when needed.

How do ebola vaccines "work"?

With so many factors at stake here, Ebola's air-borne transmission might become more aggressive in the near future. A nasal vaccine sounds like the kind of thing which might help in that regard.
Two experimental vaccines against Ebola are currently being tested to see whether they are safe to use in people, and health officials have said that millions of doses could be available by the end of next year. But how do the vaccines work?

Both vaccines essentially consist of a harmless virus that has been "spiked" with a protein from the Ebola virus, said Derek Gatherer, a bioinformatics researcher at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom who studies viral genetics and evolution.

If a person is given the vaccine, "the body thinks it's being infected with this rather innocuous virus, [and] part of the virus happens to be the Ebola protein," said Gatherer, who is not involved in work on the Ebola vaccines. This prompts an immune response, and the body develops antibodies against the Ebola protein, Gatherer said. [How Do People Survive Ebola?]

Ideally, if a vaccinated person were later exposed to the real Ebola virus, these antibodies would be ready to fight off the infection before it could take hold.

Comment: Yes, wishful thinking at its best. There are several reasons why this might NOT be such a good idea:

1) If the vaccine fails - and vaccines have a solid track record of failure - those who were used as guinea pigs would be predisposed to infection.

2) A vaccine may exert selective pressure on the virus to produce "mutants" capable of being more pathogenic. See a perfect example here: Fail: Infant Hep B vaccines perform shamefully; time to end them? See also: 3) The Black Death which killed scores of people around the world was an Ebola-like virus: Black Death found to be Ebola-like virus and Finally catching up - Could the Black Death actually have been an Ebola-like virus?

4) Mother nature doesn't need our help to create a deadly mutated virus: New Light on the Black Death: The Viral and Cosmic Connection.

5) With so many factors at stake here, Ebola's air-borne transmission might become more aggressive in the near future. A nasal vaccine sounds like the kind of thing which might help in that regard.

Comment: Do you really trust a company with such a history of fraud and bribery with your life? If you are not aware already, you may want to read up on the dangers of vaccines: Also, isn't it interesting that pharmaceutical companies are busily "reinventing the wheel" while multiple experimental Ebola vaccines already exist? An "arms race" for profits?


Governments lied about the Spanish Flu to prevent panic. It backfired, as it will with Ebola

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Governments Have Suppressed the Dangers of Epidemics Before, Only Making Things Worse.

The mainstream American press has agreed - at the request of the government - not to report on suspected Ebola cases.

Let's provide some context ...

The U.S. National Academies of Science noted in 2005 (starting on the bottom of p. 64):

In the United States, national and local government and public health authorities badly mishandled the [1918 "Spanish Flu"] epidemic [which killed up to 50 million people worldwide], offering a useful case study.

The context is important. Every country engaged in World War I tried to control public perception. To avoid hurting morale, even in the nonlethal first wave the press in countries fighting in the war did not mention the outbreak. (But Spain was not at war and its press wrote about it, so the pandemic became known as the Spanish flu).

Comment: After witnessing the CDC's track record regarding autism, the flu, and vaccines it becomes glaringly obvious that they cannot be trusted with telling the truth about anything. Throughout history, governments and their representatives have lied and propagandized to sway public opinion and maintain a facade of control. History continues to repeat itself.

Erring on the side of idiocy: CDC contradictions and the US Ebola situation

Changing their tune: CDC admits that Ebola can be spread through droplets in the air

For your protection: The lies and deception of the CDC

Black Magic

Biowarfare? Researchers say current strain of Ebola much more lethal and suggest links to US biowarfare labs

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Noted infectious disease experts have said that the current strain of Ebola virus plaguing Africa and slowly spreading in the United States is potentially much more lethal than previous strains identified by virologists.

As reported by Washington's Blog, Dr. Michael Osterholm, the head of the Center for Infection Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, a prominent public health researcher who is nationally recognized, gave a talk in recent days explaining what another top Ebola virologist has found.

During his talk, which was broadcast on C-SPAN, Osterholm said Gary Kobinger, chief of Special Pathogens for Canada's national health agency, has said the current Ebola strain appears to be far worse than any previous strain. He added that Kobinger believes that the current strain could more easily be spread through aerosols than those previously identified as well.

Comment: See: Washington's official story on Ebola arouses suspicions of darker motives


Recipe for disaster: Rabies and adenovirus being used in new Ebola vaccine trials

This story just popped up on USA Today this evening: "New Ebola vaccine study has begun in Maryland."

Paragraph 1:
The first human trials of a Canadian Ebola vaccine began Monday, part of a flood of experimental therapies rushed into testing to battle the Ebola epidemic.
Great. Another experimental vaccine is being fast-tracked and rushed out thanks to a carefully planned fearporn propaganda campaign designed to ultimately make Big Pharma a lot of big profits. No one is talking about any natural alternatives, underlying nutritional deficiency issues or water treatment problems already plaguing Africa, or the fact that even the guy who designed the Ebola test says it's unreliable or the fact that stories have leaked out here and there in the African newspapers that people are purposefully poisoning city water wells with formaldehyde which, when ingested, can cause corrosive injuries that appear much like the symptoms of late-stage Ebola.
Brick Wall

List of travel bans in reaction to Ebola - now issued by Australia and Canada too

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The deadliest outbreak on record of the Ebola virus has prompted some countries to respond with travel bans, in an attempt to curb the spread of the deadly virus.

The World Health Organization has recommended against any general ban on travel or trade with the West African countries that have been affected by the epidemic. The three countries most affected by the virus are Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. There were a small number of cases in Senegal, Nigeria and Mali. The WHO declared Senegal Ebola-free on Oct. 18 and declared Nigeria Ebola-free on Oct. 19.

What follows is a list of travel bans imposed by various countries: