Ebola

Ebola spreads in Dallas hospital as health worker contracts deadly virus; CDC blames victim

Sunday, October 12, 2014
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
(NaturalNews) A health worker who cared for Ebola "patient zero" Thomas Duncan at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital is now confirmed to have been infected with Ebola.
The worker, whose name has not yet been released, "had been wearing protective gear during treatment of the patient" reports Reuters. [1]
As Natural News has been reporting since day one, CDC protective gear recommendations are wholly inadequate to protect workers from Ebola, a level-4 biohazard virus with no known treatment or cure.
This infection is the second high-profile Ebola transmission among health care workers in first-world hospitals who were wearing CDC-recommended protective gear. The other case involved a nurse in Spain. What these two cases clearly indicate is that the protective gear being worn by these health workers is insufficient to protect them from Ebola. Many infectious disease experts, along with Natural News, have been recommending full face respirators at a minimum, with positive-pressure "space suits" being a better choice.
In the U.S. Army, virologists wear positive pressure "space suits" when interacting with level-4 biohazards such as Ebola and Marburg.
The following photo shows a typical level-4 biohazard "space suit." Note the puffy, inflated look of the suit which comes from the positive pressure air source that keeps the suit at a higher pressure than the surrounding room:

CDC blames the victim

The CDC, which has remained in a state of dangerous denial about Ebola transmission vectors from the very start, is now blaming the health care worker for the infection.
Without even conducting any investigation of the matter, CDC director Tom Frieden leaped to the conclusion that "a breach in protocol resulted in the second Ebola infection in the U.S." according to KPTV. [2]
But the press is also reporting that "she was in full protective gear while caring for Duncan." So instead of admitting that the gear is inadequate for dealing with a level-4 biohazard, the CDC is blaming the victims and implying that they somehow made a mistake.
The CDC remains utterly unable to admit that Ebola requires a level-4 biohazard gear response, which includes full face respirators and positive pressure suits.

Ebola is clearly not "under control"

This outbreak of Ebola in Dallas also demonstrates that far from the claims of the CDC at the White House, the U.S. government does not have the Ebola outbreak "under control."
If it were under control, it wouldn’t be spreading, obviously. CDC director Tom Friedan even admitted more cases may soon be confirmed in Dallas, saying "Unfortunately it is possible in the coming days we will see additional cases of Ebola…" [4]
Some in the media have also claimed that Ebola is "difficult to catch" and no one should be concerned about it. But if it’s difficult to catch, then how did a fully-trained health care worker wearing CDC-recommended protective gear catch it? If it’s difficult to catch, then how did thousands of West Africans catch it accidentally? And why are the number of Ebola infections currently doubling about every 3 – 4 weeks?
What’s clear from this latest news is that Ebola is very easy to catch. And even though the CDC told us that Ebola would never spread in the United States because we have the most advanced hospitals in the world, this outbreak of Ebola just happened under the roof of one of those "advanced" hospitals in Dallas.
Clearly, the Ebola virus doesn’t care how expensive your nation’s health care system is. It’s going to spread at every opportunity for the simple reason that it can.
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Ebola

Ebola protective gear inadequate? Medical staff in USA and Spain infected while wearing isolation gear

Sunday, October 12, 2014
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

(NaturalNews) Ebola is now spreading in a hospital in Dallas as a health care worker there was confirmed to have contracted Ebola from "patient zero" Thomas Duncan.
The alarming part of this development is that the health worker was wearing CDC-recommended protective gear and was working in precisely the kind of advanced, first-world hospital where we have all been assured Ebola could never spread.
Now, people everywhere are questioning the adequacy of the protective medical gear being worn by health care workers, because clearly that gear is still allowing infections to get through.
Here at Natural News, we’ve been loudly warning the world that the CDC’s unwillingness to tell the truth about indirect Ebola transmission would put people’s lives at risk, and now sadly that day has arrived. What’s clear is that health care workers are not being given adequate safety gear to deal with a level-4 biohazard virus.

Take a look at the gear

Here’s a picture of health care workers in Spain, where a nurse recently contracted Ebola from an infected patient:

From this photo, you can see that this gear is wholly inadequate. These are Tyvek suits with hoods, but there are no goggles or respirators shown in this picture. The female on the left appears to be wearing sunglasses and an N95 mask, neither of which offer the kind of protection demanded during direct contact with an Ebola patient. The man with the Tyvek suit is reaching under his hood, potentially contaminating the inner side of the hood with Ebola on his latex gloves. Perhaps that aren’t yet "geared up" and still plan to put on goggles, but it appears that the man is exiting the hospital, implying he was already in there.
For these suits to be protective at all, they would need to be coupled with full-face respirators, and all contact points where the respirator meets the Tyvek body suit would need to be sealed with tape.
Furthermore, the wrist sleeves of the body suits should also be sealed to the latex gloves with tape. Even then, these are not positive pressure suits, so Ebola could easily penetrate these suits.

Goggles just don’t cut it

The next photo, courtesy of Breitbart News, shows the medical gear being widely used throughout West Africa today:

This is a layered suit with goggles on top. The problem with all these goggles is that they must be vented goggles in order to eliminate fog. Ebola can obviously travel right through the vents via aerosols or airborne droplets of body fluid. (Ebola is extremely infectious to eyeballs.)
The second problem here is that the goggles aren’t really sealed to the suit in any significant way. They simply rest on top of the face mask and head hood, leaving tiny gaps through which aerosolized Ebola can easily travel.
Thirdly, the act of removing all this protective gear can cause a person to be infected. If Ebola is on the gear, then removing the gear can cause a person to transfer that Ebola to their own hands. From there, it can easily end up in their eyes, nose or mouth, where the infection is now established.
This happens because Ebola can be transmitted INDIRECTLY from patients to contaminated surfaces and then to a new victim. This indirect transmission of Ebola is something the CDC continues to ridiculously claim is impossible. For this reason, many health care workers are operating under the false assumption that they cannot acquire Ebola by touching contaminated isolation gear.
And when health care workers do find themselves infected while wearing CDC-approved medical gear, they get blamed by the CDC as if the infection were their own fault.

Here’s what a level-4 biohazard suit really looks like

A level-4 biohazard suit provides complete isolation from the surrounding environment. These are "positive pressure" suits requiring a constant stream of air from an attached air hose. Here’s what they look like:

As you can see from this photo, each of these suits is inflated by an attached air hose. The rushing air is extremely loud to the people inside the suits, making verbal communication very difficult.
When researching Ebola, U.S. Army virologists strip down to be completely nude before donning these suits. Their hands are the most vulnerable points of possible infection, so they layer up with 3 layers of protective gloves.
No scalpels are allowed in level-4 biohazard rooms due to the risk of accidents resulting in cuts. Needles are used sparingly and with extreme caution. One jab with a needle in a level-4 room and you can be fatally infected.
In the U.S. Army, workers wearing these suits are decontaminated upon leaving the lab rooms, and if they are suspected of having lost suit integrity at any time, they are put into the "slammer" — an isolation tank where they have to live for 30 days, completely cut off from the outside world. Scientists who are thrown in the slammer are not even allowed to have scissors to trim facial hair out of fear that they will commit suicide from the insanity of the isolation.
This is all documented and explained in great detail in the horrifying non-fiction book "Hot Zone" by Richard Preston.

Inadequate gear puts all our lives at risk

As I have repeatedly warned here at Natural News, the CDC’s lies about Ebola spreading only via "direct contact" are a danger to us all. Bad information leads to bad decisions about medical gear, and those bad decisions are now leading directly to more infections.
How many more medical staff in the Dallas hospital will soon be diagnosed with Ebola? Nobody knows, and at the same time nobody believes that wearing "CDC-approved medical gear" is sufficient to halt infections.
If the CDC doesn’t come clean and admit that Ebola can be spread via INDIRECT contact, we will surely see more infections in U.S. hospitals. Keep in mind that barely two weeks ago, we were all assured by the CDC that there would be no Ebola outbreaks in America because we have the best hospitals in the world.
Also, remember that all this has happened from just one Ebola patient. What will happen when ten Ebola patients arrive from Central or South America in the near future? How about a hundred Ebola patients? If the U.S. health care system and government authorities can’t even contain a single Ebola infection, how exactly are they going to contain dozens or hundreds that may arrive in the future?

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HHS admits there may already be more cases of Ebola in America

Thursday, October 09, 2014 by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer

(NaturalNews) After vehemently denying that Ebola would ever come to the U.S., the federal government is now saying that the deadly hemorrhagic disease is here and we all need to get used to it. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell recently told the corporate media that there are probably more cases of Ebola that we don’t even know about yet, and that the country needs to start preparing now.
In response to accusations that she has basically been kicking back and doing nothing while Ebola continues to spread, Burwell explained that she has been attending daily Ebola meetings for the past several months. She also reiterated the administration’s confidence in the airport screening procedures that already allowed at least one Liberian national, the Dallas Ebola victim, to breach our borders undetected.
"We had one case [of Ebola] and I think there may be other cases, and I think we have to recognize that as a nation," stated Burwell at a recent media breakfast hosted by the journal Health Affairs.
Burwell’s comments come as the Obama regime announces new screening protocols at U.S. airports, the full details of which have yet to be clarified. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest stated during his daily briefing that five U.S. airports — JFK in New York, Newark in New Jersey, O’Hare in Chicago, Hartsfield-Jackson in Atlanta and Washington Dulles — will begin taking the body temperatures of travelers arriving from West Africa.
These same travelers will also be taken to special screening areas for questioning and other forms of testing, according to NPR.
"We believe these new measures will further protect the health of Americans, understanding that nothing we can do will get us to absolute zero risk until we end the Ebola epidemic in West Africa," added Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Tom Frieden in a conjoining statement.

Screening potential Ebola victims after they’ve arrived is useless

In Burwell’s view, the best defense is properly screening West African travelers at their point of departure rather than after they arrive in the U.S. This makes sense, as screening potential Ebola victims after they have already come into contact with other travelers will do nothing to prevent an outbreak.
"The most important place with regard to taking care of screening is actually at the point of departure," explained Burwell. "And that’s been in place for many months and as we know, we have a case. That case sadly is deceased. But for many months, we did not have a case that entered the country."
Well that’s reassuring — we were good for most of the past few months, with the exception of the Dallas Ebola victim, so screening is working, right? Apparently, Burwell is unaware of the roughly 100 other people in the Dallas area who are now being monitored after possibly coming into contact with the Dallas Ebola victim.
Secondary Ebola transmissions, after all, can multiply rather quickly, which already appears to be the case with several Texas police officers and others showing possible disease symptoms, according to reports. Burwell brags about 80 people having been blocked from leaving West Africa, a sign that screening is working. But all it takes is one patient to spark an outbreak.
"Let’s not forget who started this by bringing hot Ebola patients into America and putting them in unsuitable (not level 4) facilities," reminds one Washington Examiner commenter, referring to the Obama regime.
"Then refusing to shut down flights from [West] Africa. Then bumbling the contact-tracing and quarantines. Then LYING about [Ebola’s] transmission and incubation."

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Europe

Ebola pandemic spreading across Europe is ‘unavoidable,’ WHO warns

Monday, October 13, 2014 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer

(NaturalNews) Most of the attention surrounding Ebola has thus far centered on its spread in West Africa, and now in the U.S. But at least four individuals in Europe, Spain to be specific, are being closely monitored after one of them, a nurse, tested positive for the viral disease.
The 40-year-old healthcare worker is the first, but probably not the last, person in Europe to contract the disease during this current outbreak, reports Boston.com. And the World Health Organization’s (WHO) European director, Zsuzsanna Jakab, says its continued spread across Europe is inevitable.
The woman who contracted the virus, her husband and two others have been admitted to a hospital for monitoring, and others will likely join them in the coming days.
"Such imported cases and similar events as have happened in Spain will happen also in the future, most likely," stated Jakab to Reuters. "It is quite unavoidable… that such incidents will happen in the future because of the extensive travel both from Europe to the affected countries and the other way around."

Europe’s health workers at highest risk of Ebola

In Jakab’s view, health workers in general are most prone to contracting Ebola, as they come into direct contact with individuals from all over the world. The virus has clearly breached the regional borders of West Africa and is now slowly making its way from country to country, and from continent to continent.
"The most important thing in our view is that Europe is still at low risk and that the western part of the European region particularly is the best prepared in the world to respond to viral haemorrhagic fevers including Ebola," she added, as quoted by The Independent.

22 additional people who came into contact with nurse now being monitored

According to reports, the nurse began to develop symptoms not long after treating two Spanish missionaries who had previously been serving in West Africa. About one week before she was officially diagnosed as having Ebola, she reportedly fell ill, the symptoms of which included a low-grade fever.
When the nurse checked herself into a hospital, care workers tested her for Ebola and arrived at a positive diagnosis. At least one other health worker she came into contact with has also reportedly developed Ebola symptoms — diarrhea, but no fever — prompting health officials to include another 22 individuals for monitoring.
"[These 22 individuals] have not been isolated but they are having their temperature taken twice a day to check for signs of infection," explains The Independent.

We don’t know how nurse got infected, say officials

How the nurse actually caught Ebola is still unknown, however. Experts say that infection should not have occurred at all, since the hospital is supposedly equipped with all the proper tools for protection. This particular strain, in other words, must have the ability to transmit in other ways.
"It will be crucial to find out what went wrong in this case so necessary measures can be taken to ensure it doesn’t happen again," stated Jonathan Ball, a professor of molecular virology at the University of Nottingham, noting that containment and control measures should have been an effective safeguard.
Elsewhere in Europe, a Norwegian doctor is now being treated for Ebola after having contracted it while working in Sierra Leone. The man recently arrived in Norway for treatment and is staying in an isolation ward at Oslo University Hospital.

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body

The best way to help your body protect itself against Ebola (or any virus or bacteria)

Monday, October 13, 2014 by: Derek Henry

(NaturalNews) With the threat of the Ebola virus spreading, there is a need to understand what natural options are readily available to you in case you don’t want to be subjected to conventional medical treatments and infected patients in hospitals. The only proven system to help eradicate the Ebola virus is your body’s immune system, and it is of primary importance to start strengthening its response now to give yourself the best chance of successfully fighting off an infection.
Work with your body’s natural defenses
The only way to work with your body’s natural defenses is to give it what it requires in order to function at optimal performance. Conventional medical wisdom claims that man-made remedies such as vaccines are superior to those provided by nature, but it doesn’t take a scientist to understand that the toxic chemicals and preservatives injected into the body along with antigens is not a legitimate way to improve immunity.
To improve your immunity, you must improve your relationship with nature and the medicine it provides, which has been proven to keep people healthy for thousands of years. In this case, a focus on healing foods and herbs that have strong antibacterial and antiviral properties is of primary importance, along with improving immune system function and eliminating foods that suppress it.
Antibacterial foods, herbs, and solutions to begin consuming regularly
Even though Ebola is a virus, it only makes sense to start clearing out any harmful bacteria in your digestive system in order for your immune system to function properly. This will allow it to do its job more efficiently, which is a must have when dealing with more deadly infections such as Ebola.
Antibacterial foods and herbs to consider, include:

  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Turmeric (curcumin)
  • Ginger
  • Lemon
  • Cayenne
  • Peppermint
  • Cinnamon
  • Clove
  • Cranberry
  • Calendula
  • Echinacea
  • Oregon grape root
  • Goldenseal
  • Marshmallow root
  • Uva Ursi
  • Yarrow
  • Colloidal silver

Most of these foods and herbs can be used in many different ways in every day meal preparation, but the most potent way to receive their benefits in through tinctures, capsules, teas, essential oils, and freshly pressed juices. A few of them are antiviral as well (like ginger, garlic, cranberry, colloidal silver, and Echinacea).
Stock up on antiviral herbs
In the event that Ebola is found in your region, or you suspect you may have an infection, you may want to consider the following as part of your natural defense:

  • Una de Gato (Cat’s Claw)
  • Pau D’Arco
  • Astragalus
  • Elderberry
  • Lemon balm
  • Licorice root
  • Olive leaf
  • Oregano oil

These proven virus fighters will provide another layer of protection to your overall immune support plan.

Consume immune strengthening foods, herbs, and nutrients

Along with these foods and herbs, it’s also important to consider those things that help solidify a strong immune system, such as:

  • Adaptogenic herbs (reishi, siberian ginseng, astragalus, gynostemma, una de gato, pau d’arco)
  • Liver supporting herbs (milk thistle, dandelion root, yellow dock root, burdock root, artichoke, turmeric)
  • Vitamin C (camu camu, acerola cherry, guava, peppers, kale, oranges)
  • Vitamin D (sunlight and/or fermented cod liver oil)
  • Zinc (supplement or pumpkin seeds)
  • Probiotics (supplement or consider sauerkraut, coconut kefir, apple cider vinegar, and kombucha)

The foods, herbs, and ingestible nutrients listed will provide your immune system with exceptional benefits, and can be consumed in whole food, capsules, tinctures, and tea. Grounding is helpful as well.

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  • Ditch foods and behaviors that suppress the immune system
    Another very important factor to unleash your immune system is to stop consuming foods and engaging in behaviors that depress it. The biggest culprits in immune suppression are:
    • Sugar (especially refined)
    • Alcohol
    • Dairy
    • Corn, soy, and wheat (gluten)
    • Hydrogenated foods
    • Excess animal protein
    • Excess flour intake
    • Highly processed foods
    • Chronic stress
    • Excessive EMF exposure
    • Limited sunshine or vitamin D supplementation
    Improve in all of these areas, and your immune system and energy will reciprocate nicely, both which help your body protect itself against Ebola (and any other viruses or bacteria).
    As always, consult with a qualified herbal practitioner or naturopath to determine which herbs and solutions are best for your individual situation. At this time, there is no proven remedy for Ebola, but investing in your immune system and using nature’s medicine quite possibly gives you the best route of action.
    For an antibacterial and antiviral juice recipe, check out the Antibiotic Tonic. For more info on the top adaptogenic herbs and sources of vitamin C, visit the first two sources below. Also checkout Make Your Immune System Bulletproof.

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