Second And Even More Lethal Strain Of Ebola Now Infecting People In Congo – Le Monde

This Is Getting Serious. France’s Le Monde reports:

En RDC, 70 cas ont été confirmés, avec 47 décès, soit un taux de mortalité d’environ 70 %, similaire à celui observé en Afrique de l’Ouest. (In the DRC, 70 cases have been confirmed, including 47 deaths, a mortality rate of about 70%, higher than that observed in West Africa). | AFP/KATHY KATAYI

We may now be facing two deadly Ebola outbreaks, a new strain of the virus which so far has killed 71 percent of those infected has been discovered in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This is a higher mortality rate than the strain that has killed over 3000 people in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.

The virus in the DRC outbreak, which is nearly 2,300 miles away from the most eastern extent of the much larger West-African outbreak, has been studied by a joint French-Canadian team of virologists for the World Health Organisation who confirmed that it was distinct, sharing only 96.8 percent of genetic material: “The complete genome sequence of the virus responsible [ … ] confirms that it is a virus Ebola species but it shows that the Congolese strain is different from Africa West”.

The first cases in the new outbreak were recorded in August, and unlike the West-African disease the US Centre for Disease Control records a ‘patient-zero’, a pregnant woman who slaughtered and prepared bush meat.

Due to “local customs” observed after her death, several more became infected by her body and 46 have now died in the region.

Although it has a distinct origin to the West-Africa outbreak, the Congo strain is related to previous outbreaks in the Central-African country, and is “very similar” to the outbreak that ravaged the Congo and her neighbours from 1995 to 1997.

Ebola is a recurring issue for the Congo, where the virus was first identified in the settlements along the banks of the river Ebola, from which it takes its name. This is the seventh local outbreak since the first in 1976, although in the past the events have typically lasted years and infected hundreds rather than thousands. It is this extraordinary speed with which new cases are spread and the high mortality rate that makes the present outbreak notable to the scientific community, who have recorded some 4,500 deaths so far.

(Translated with a little help from Babelfish.com and summarised from Le Monde – Planete.)

And the questions still remain:

Why does the US Government hold a patent on the ebola virus?
What was a biological weapons research team from the US Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) supplemented by scientists from Tulane University up to in their experiments on ebola carried out in a lab in Sierra Leone up until the government of that country threw them out earlier this year?

We still say pople in the west do not have much to worry about, better diet and more hygienic living conditions should keep us safe. The confusion and ineptitude being shown by our leaders, and the sheer dishonesty of mainstream media’s reporting of the ebola outbreak is a cause for serious concern however.
You’ll find more in this post.

On the other hand it would be a mistake to get complacent. A lot could still go wrong. This for example:

The European Union Plan to Takeover UK NHS Response to Ebola

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Ciggy’s £1.50 each. I smell an opportunity

Smokers face Nanny State Naziism (picture source)

Surrounded by almost TTIP levels of security, the World Health Organization (WHO) is conducting its biennial Conference of the Parties in Moscow between 13th to the 18th October.

Attended by most signatory nations to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), the aim of the convention is to make tobacco as profitable as heroin restrict and control people who smoke tobacco, “vape” electronic cigarettes, nicotine mouth stimulant, snus, and use Shisha pipes. It has 179 members who are mostly sovereign states plus the European Union.

The giveaway that reveals the convention is really about bureaucratic control freakery lies in the clause about controlling electronic cigarettes. While users get their nicotine hit, the vapour does not have the same impact on health because the vapour is free of tar. But people enjoy it and so Nanny State and her Thought Police thugs must try to ban it.

But things are not proceeding to plan for the control freaks. running The conference has been boycotted by USA and Canada over President Putin’s involvement in the Ukraine while Director General Dr. Margaret Chan has been criticized for cozying up to Putin and praising Russia’s recent tobacco control measures.

Meanwhile in the Philippines, Ian Smith, the Executive Director of the Director-General’s Office is talking to the Regional Committee for the Western Pacific about the Ebola outbreak. He says, “The Director-General sends you her best wishes for a productive session (on stopping the spread of Ebola). Unfortunately she is fully occupied with coordinating the international response to what is unquestionably the most severe acute public health emergency in modern times.”

Yes, fully occupied in Moscow talking tobacco in preference to what many would believe is the far more pressing problem of the Ebola outbreak. Is Dr. Chan suffering from something of an obsession? You may say that, I couldn’t possibly comment.

What has really created dissent is the secret nature of the Moscow event. No media is allowed, and the votes taking place – including the one to back a “global tobacco tax”, which is said to have passed – are not being formally recorded. Its as open and accountable as the Bilderberg Group or the TTIP negotiations.

Journalists and the public have been entirely excluded frm the conference sessions. Mohamed Daganee, Libya’s former Health Information Director said, “We don’t know who [the public] are,” while a Ugandan representative proclaimed: “We don’t need the public here!”

One item of leaked news from inside the conference is that a statement of intent to raise the cost of a pack of cigarettes to £33 ($50) through taxation.

So as no politician will oppose the war on enjoyment, I’m off to liduidise £100,000 of assets and invest it in contraband ciggies. After all Al Capone did well out of alcohol when they banned that.

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Ebola, Stock Market, Nuclear War. It’s all going tits up. WTF?

We’re fucked.
How fucked are we, you might well ask.
We’re fucking fucked, that’s how fucked we are.

Woke up this morning (I know that sounds like the opening of a blues song, but bear with me), leisurely breakfast, watched the news – Osborne wittering about how well they economy was doing (which was an ominous sign), read for a while, drove Mrs T down the shops. Came in, turned on the computer.

First thing I see, Greece is facing economic meltdown. Nothing new there then, Greece is always facing economic meltdown. Next item:

“We’re Screwed” Says White House Correspondent and Government Document Surfaces Exposing the Real Truth Behind Ebola

by Lisa Haven, Pakalert Press

News about the widening Ebola outbreak is getting worse by the day. Thus far, 7,000 persons have been infected and about 3,500 have died—including our first official case in Dallas, Texas. Furthermore, rumors have been circulating about the possibility of Ebola infected persons from Arizona all the way to Washington D.C.

If these headlines have left you wondering whether we are nearing a global pandemic with scenes reminiscent of movies like “Outbreak”, then here is something to ponder, at a recent Ebola conference White House Correspondent with CBS News Major Garrett, accidently left his mic on and was caught saying “Were Screwed” about the Ebola virus

But that’s not all, recently I came across a document put out by medical professionals (and others) titled, Hemorrhagic Fever Virus as Biological Weapon Medical and Public Health Management. This document revealed more about Ebola then I wished to know!

Then I read that we are closer than ever to war with Russia and China over Ukraine and Syria, thanks to the stupidity of our politicians who just can’t see that when the west starts meddling in the affairs of nations with vastly different cultures to our and when we try to impose on them by force, our culture and values, things never turn out well.

Due to our Stupid Politicians – Nuclear War Could Be Near.

There are a lot of stupid politicians the world over, mot of the stupidest it seems in the USA and UK. The US, backed by the UK and EU are dangerously close to stumbling into a war with Russia over Ukraine that could go nuclear and kill hundreds of millions of people in a single day, one of the world’s leading authorities on the consequences of nuclear conflict warned in Washington this week.

“It’s an incredibly dangerous situation. … If there’s a nuclear war tonight, that’s the Northern Hemisphere (of the entire world) gone, Dr. Helen Caldicott told a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference on Wednesday. She was speaking on the topic: “Ukraine: Is Nuclear Conflict Likely?”

And finally another headline caught my eye and I looked at the stock markets to find that stock markets in Europe, America and Asia are collapsing. Oh well, that’s better news. I put my investments into safer havens over a year ago. 😀

So how will all this turn out. Check back 28 Days Later and I’ll let you know.

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NHS Trains Staff To Deal With Ebola Patients

We heard today that the NHS had designated a special Ebola traiing day during which doctors, nursing staff, paramedics and army medics are trained to deal with patients they think have Ebola.

There have been rumours of course that the first case of Ebola in the UK has been diagnosed. This has not yet been officially confirmed but people are asking “What happens next?”

Well nothing for now, but twenty eight days later …


NHS staff triaging suspected Ebola patients.

Weaponised Ebola Virus? The World Always Cathches Up Eventually?

Gratifying to see the rest of the blogosphere are now asking questions like this:

“What is a US Army Bio-Weapons research lab doing at the heart of Ebola outbreak” (see below)

ebola under control
Image Source: Zero Hedge

It’s a good and valid question and one Boggart Blog asked some weeks ago as the Washington / London / Brussels propaganda machine was ramping up the Ebola fear and panic to a new level.

We actually said that the time that if you are a well nourished westerner there’s not much to worry about. Unless you (like us) are among the ‘crazy conspiracy theories’ who want to know just WTF a US biological weapons team were doing in their experiments with the Ebola virus in the area where the current outbreak began.

See our previous report by clicking the link below:

Fear and Panic and Ebola Fever

In this post you will learn that the government of Sierra Leone recently ordered that the experiments cease and the research unit be closed (Learn more). One of the reasons for the action might be linked to THIS.

And the question Boggart Blog and many others posed;

Why Does The US Government Hold A Patent On The Ebola Virus.

When the ‘Conspiracy Theory’ screechers start up, just remind them that said patent od recistered at the US Patents Office, (thus it is a matter of public record) and is viewable online HERE.

And when you combine that patent with the presence of a US biological weapons research team in the area where Ebola occurs, anyone who does not smell the putrid odour of malfeasance is suffering from either anosmia or brain death.

We are not supposed to ask such questions of those in authority however, but merely to accept that whatever they are doing is for the greater good (of the elite) and nothing to worry our pretty little heads about.

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Fear and Panic and Ebola Fever

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Fear and Panic (source)

Do you hear that distant drumming, like the sound of racehorses rounding the final turn before they thunder up the home straight, driven by a primary instict to get ahead of the field, as far away as possible from the source of danger. Actually there are only two horses, Phobos and Diemos, the firey eyed stallions whose hooves strike flame from the earth. Phobos and Diemos, fear and panic, the demon horses that pull the chariot of The War God.

It’s fear and panic time again folks. Last time Phobos and Diemos galloped past here they were carrying the threat of jihad as a justification for the war that would provide the economic miracle needed by nations and businesses.

But the threat of Jihad did not generate enough fear and panic to scare the citizens of western powers into supporting their leaders calls for war. Iraq and Afghanistan did not warrant global conflict, attempts to provke Iran evoked a lot of sabre rattling and some very effective cyber attacks in response. In Libya a tyrant fell without a major struggle and the small, oil rich nation descended into dystopian chaos as the ‘brave, democracy loving’ freedom fighters began fighting each other over who would become the next brutal tyrant.

In Egypt a geriatric dictator, Mubarack, was overthrown, the democracy hungry rebels inserted in his place quickly showed themselves to be Islamist theorcrats and were efficiently removed and replace by the man who without western intervention would quietly have replaced Mubarack anyway.

In Syria, rebels sponsored by western money and armed with western weapons failed to overthow the dictator Assad and when the government’s rigourously disciplined and well equipped troops started to get the upper hand the rebels showed their true colours by slaughtering people for being Christian or even the wrong sort of Muslim, holding human organ noshing parties in the squares and market places of towns and villages they held and generally showing themselves to be the kind of people democratic and liberal western politicians should not have been supporting.

And when an attempt to trigger war by staging a false flag attack and trying to blame Assad supporters was thwarted by Russia and China stepping up the the mark alongside Assad and United Nations inspectors having a sudden attack of honesty and revealing the poison gas cannisters could not have been fired Assad’s troops, the warmongers were thwarted again.

The latest attempt to justify war has been the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine allegeDly by pro Russia separatists with support from The Kremlin. So far the ‘compelling evidence’ the American government claimed to possess has not been revealed but such evidence as has been seen points to another false flag even, staged this time by the neo – Fascist government installed in Ukraine by the western powers after the democratically elected government was deposed by a US / EU supported coup d’etat.

And of course a big factor in thwarting the ambitions of the warmongering globalists was public opinion led by the blogosphere reminding voters that our remote and reality averse leaders and the sycophantic media that prop them up cannot be trusted to act in the interests of We The Punters, not in 1914, not in 1939, not in The Cold War, not in the free market shenanigans of 1992 to 2007 and not now.

Because now their are turning up the fear and panic generator dial to eleven and trying to cow us with a pandemic scare. Remember the Swine Flu pandemic when a new species of Flu was Going to jump the species barrier from pigs, mutate into something fatal to humans and kill us all if we did not cede control of our lives to government agencies? Only it didn’t and the World Health Organisation (WHO) had to save face by redefining the meaning of pandemic from “In every nation around the world millions will fall ill and hundreds of thousands will die,” to “A few people here and there will feel a bit poorly.”

They’re doing it again with Ebola fever, ramping up the scare factor and trying to spread enough fear and panic to justify suspending democratic rule by pretending this disease, a terrible killer for which there is no known cure, but which has previously occurred in small outbreaks in parts of the world where killer diseases are always aided and abetted by chronic malnutrition, poor hygiene, lack of medical support and a dearth of pure water for drinking, washing etc.

So should we well nourished, well watered and obsessively clean north Europeans be worried? Cautious and vigilant yes, worried no. And you can take that as a definite ‘no’, in spite of what anybody operating as a shill for wars of corporate profit might tell you.

Some people say there’s a simple cure for Ebola; I could not agree or disagree with them so you can make up your own mind.

“The very first symptoms of ebola are exactly the same as scurvy, which is caused by inadequate vitamin C. Though scurvy is seldom fatal as a primary condition, scurvy also represents only a partial deficiency of vitamin C, the body still has a LOT of vitamin C compared to zero, which ebola causes. Absent ANY vitamin C, blood vessels become very weak and start to lose blood, and platelets become ineffective and unable to trigger clots. So death by ebola is caused by massive internal bleeding and loss of blood, which can be stopped simply by taking enormous doses of vitamin C until the immune system succeeds in killing off the virus.”

Take 20,000 milligrams of Vitamin C an hour.That is about 3,000 milligrams every six minutes.

Sounds a bit extreme, still if you haven’t been to the area where Ebola is active, have not been in contact with anyone who has contracted the virus and you have a healthy diet you have little to worry about.

There are serious questions to basked about this virus however. And people like American libertarian uberblogger Jon Rappoport are asking them. In this section of the linked material he raises questions about research into Ebloa and other haemorrhagic fevers by US Universities and the US Department Of Defense Advanced ReSearch Projects Agency (DARPA) biological warfare unit in the African nations involved in the current Ebola outbreak.

(h/t Jon Rappoport)

Have Tulane researchers been carrying out any experimental treatments (for example: injecting monoclonal antibodies) using citizens of the region? If so, what adverse events have occurred?

The research program, occurring in Sierra Leone, the Republic of Guinea, and Liberia—said to be the epicenter of the 2014 Ebola outbreak—has the announced purpose, among others, of detecting the future use of fever-viruses as bioweapons.

Is this purely defensive research? Or as we have seen in the past, is this research being covertly used to develop offensive bioweapons? For the last several years, researchers from Tulane University have been active in the African areas where Ebola is said to have broken out in 2014. These researchers are working with other institutions, one of which is USAMRIID, the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, a well-known center for biowar research, located at Fort Detrick, Maryland.

In Sierra Leone, the Tulane group has been researching new diagnostic tests for hemorrhagic fevers.

Note: Lassa Fever, Ebola, and other labels are applied to a spectrum of illness that result in hemorrhaging.

Needless to say, the US Department of Defense and Tulane University have not been keen to provide answers. It may be significant however that the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health announced via its Facebook page that among measures aimed at halting the spread of Ebloa it has requested the Tulane University researchers to stop their experiments. Here’s a link to the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health page on Facebook (it’s the first post you arrive at for July 23), and below, to save you scrolling, is the text of the message (emphasis added).

Status Update By Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Sierra Leone
Ebola outbreak update: As of today, 23rd July 2014, we have 108 cumulative number of survivors, 427 confirmed Ebola cases and 144 Ebola confirmed deaths. 65 patients are currently admitted at the Ebola treatment centers in Kenema and Kailahun.

The Ministry of Health & Sanitization and the World Health Organization have established a dedicated Ebola Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at the WHO Country Office in Freetown. The EOC is co-Directed by the Minister of Health, Ms. Miata Kargbo and the WHO Representative for Sierra Leone, Dr. Jacob Mufunda and consists of leaders and partners involved in our fight against Ebola.

The EOC will serve as the Sierra Leone National Central Command and Control Center for Outbreak Response activities and meets every day. The EOC members under the leadership of the Honourable Minister of Health and Sanitation unanimously decided at the July 22nd 2014 meeting that the following actions be effected immediately:

• That all new confirmed cases be admitted at the Treatment Center in Kailahun whiles the Ministry and its partners work on relocating the Treatment Center in Kenema out of the Kenema Government Hospital Premise to another location as requested by health workers and the people of Kenema

• The existing patients at the treatment center in Kenema continue to be cared for at that center with enhanced Infection Prevention Control and nursing care

• More health personnel be trained in Infection Prevention Control and nursing care

• Tulane University to stop Ebola testing during the current Ebola outbreak

• Center for Disease Control (CDC) to officially send their findings and recommendations from the assessment of the laboratory and treatment center in Kenema

• The Ministry of Health and Sanitation to proceed with the procurement of three vehicles currently in country for contact tracing and surveillance

The EOC wishes the general public and all partners working in the healthcare sector to know that Dr. Shiekh Umar Khan is still alive and responding to treatment contrary to social media report of his demise.

Whenever you hear the hoofbeats of Phobos and Deimos, don’t be afraid. Just remind yourself that whenever governments let loose fear and panic it is to conceal the fact that they are up to no good.

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