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Ebola death toll rises to 7,890: WHO

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Ebola death toll rises to 7,890: WHO

Almost all the deaths and cases have been recorded in the three west African countries worst hit by the outbreak: Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, WHO said yesterday.

GENEVA: The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in west Africa has risen to 7,890 out of 20,171 cases recorded, the WHO has said.
Since the previous toll published on Monday, the first confirmed case of Ebola has been diagnosed in Britain.
Almost all the deaths and cases have been recorded in the three west African countries worst hit by the outbreak: Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, WHO said yesterday.
Those apart, six have died in Mali, one in the United States and eight in Nigeria, which was declared Ebola-free in October.
Spain and Senegal, which have both been declared free of Ebola, had one case each, but no deaths.
Sierra Leone, which has overtaken Liberia as the country with the most infections, counted 9,446 cases and 2,758 deaths on December 28.
Liberia, long the hardest-hit country, has seen a clear decrease in transmission over the past month.
As of December 28, the country had recorded 8,018 cases and 3,423 deaths.
In Guinea, where the outbreak started a year ago, 2,707 Ebola cases and 1,708 deaths were recorded.
Ebola, one of the deadliest viruses known to man, is spread only through direct contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person showing symptoms such as fever or vomiting.
People caring for the sick or handling the bodies of people infected with Ebola are especially exposed.
As of December 28, a total of 678 healthcare workers were known to have contracted the virus, and 382 of them had died, WHO said yesterday.


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The national polls are showing that Ebola, once dominating the national attention, have given way to interest in the Breeder’s Cup, the NFL and the coming Christmas shopping season. Let me remind everyone that our airports are still not closed to West African travelers as they are in 30 other countries. Our southern “border” is non-existent which makes us vulnerable to a bio-terror attack. It is a mistake to let our guard down in the face of what is coming. Yet, this is precisely what we are doing as a nation.

As I listen to “experts” and examine the data in a holistic fashion, I have concluded that we are in the period that is commonly known as the calm before the storm.

The Reproduction Rate of Ebola Defies Logic

Many Americans are stumped by the fact that the Ebola virus is not progressing at the expected rate according to the very conservative Reproduction Rate (R0) projections made by the CDC. The reason for this is simple, we obviously are not dealing with Ebola Restin or Ebola Zaire as we have been told. Further, the majority of Americans who have been suspected of having contracted Ebola are overwhelmingly medical personnel. This makes no sense. Once the virus is inside of the United States, it would spread far more quickly among general population than it would among the far less numerous medical personnel. Our country is doing NOTHING to present the spread of the virus, yet it is not spreading. Statistically, speaking we should have to go no further than this to realize that something is terribly wrong and the public is being lied to.

Based upon the actuaries that can be run in any SPSS statistical data base will tell you that the number of Ebola cases in the United States should approaching a thousand cases in advance of the exponential explosion which should be coming in about a month to six weeks. Yet, the infamous Dr. Spencer is the only known active case in America. This defies logic until one considers the fact that what is loose inside of the United States is not the much feared Ebola. Isn’t it interesting that we never hear or read about lab reports of the make up of the virus in the aftermath of the death of Thomas Duncan? This is more proof that MSM investigative journalism is dead and buried.

Despite the Lack of Ebola Cases, the Administration Continues to Prepare

In the past six weeks, I have reported on the following:

1. The State Department ordered 165,000 Hazmat suits.

2. A total of 250,000 Hazmat suits are headed to Dallas.

3. The administration has ordered over a million Hazmat suits.

4. Bio-warfare labs are being relocated to African countries which do not have a treaty with the United Nations which would prevent such a move.

5. The development of Ebola vaccines continues at a dangerous and hasty speed and will be ready in January of 2015.

6. FEMA is conducting multiple “pandemic” drills this month.

7. Transport services designed to transport and then confine “Ebola” exposed individuals and patients have been set up by Human Health Services. Yet, these quarantine camps do not contain provisions for medical personnel.

8. Obama has expanded Executive Order 13295 in which a person can be forcibly quarantined for asthma, or a chest cold or anything else. This is a mass detention order.

Does anyone else think that these preparations are bit much for the one case of so-called Ebola that we presently have inside of the United States?

The Money Motive

These aforementioned contradictions are especially notable when we consider the fact that the CDC owns the patent on Ebola and everything up to 70% of the variance. The NIH owns the patent on the 2006 Crucell tested Ebola vaccine. Bill Gates has invested $560 million dollars in the Global Fund to dispense three vaccines which include TB, HIV and of course, Ebola. Do we really think that Bill Gates is not going to demand a return on investment?

These are the facts that have been documented on The Common Sense Show in the past six weeks beyond a shadow of a doubt.

Ray Charles could see the profit motive at work here. Yet, we have one active case inside of the United States. This defies any kind of logic.

If you cannot smell a set up, then you must surely be suffering from a cold.

The main goal is the implementation of mandatory vaccines for profit. Forget the fact that I have been told by many of my best sources that bio-terror false flag attacks are coming after the mid-term elections and the upcoming Christmas shopping season. Coincidentally, that is the time frame that the American people have been told that we will see the roll out of Ebola vaccines. Oh, the coincidences never seem to stop!

When Will The Pandemic Begin?

It is a fool’s errand to predict dates. However, in this case it is reasonably safe to say that nothing will happen until 2015. The globalists would not likely want to cut into their profits created by the Christmas shopping season. The so-called vaccines will not be ready for distribution until after the first of the year. Therefore, the most definitive that I can be is to say sometime after the first of the year is when we will see something rage across the country. It may not be Ebola, but we can bet it will be deadly.

Conclusion

Most of our people fail to appreciate where America is heading. Clearly, our national tyranny meters are turned off. I have reached my tipping point for tyranny. When will you reach yours?

Normally, I present my documentation as hypertext links embedded in key places in each article that I author. However, in this one case, I am putting my documentation at the end of the article because we are dealing with a systemic invasion of every aspect of our health care and soon to be our personal liberties. This requires the presentation of the facts in their totality. In other words, if you are new to this topic and truly want to understand what we are dealing with, a few hypertext links will not explain it. You need to spend an evening exploring the totality of what we are facing.

Sources

http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2014/11/02/isis-eyes-using-ebola-as-bio-weapon-spain/

http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2014/10/31/government-agencies-scramble-to-purchase-hazmat-suits/

http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2014/10/31/nobel-prize-winner-ebola-can-be-spread-by-people-who-show-no-symptoms/

http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2014/10/30/exclusive-u-s-government-orders-250000-hazmat-suits-to-be-sent-to-dallas/

http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2014/10/28/cdc-now-admits-ebola-can-spread-through-the-air-up-to-3-feet-away/

http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2014/10/28/ebola-can-survive-for-months-on-surfaces/

http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2014/10/26/ebola-data-suggests-that-you-have-a-44-chance-of-contracting-the-virus/

http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2014/10/25/fda-actively-blocking-fast-ebola-detection-technology-in-america-2/

http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2014/10/22/new-ebola-study-supports-who-findings-a-21-day-quarantine-is-not-long-enough/

http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2014/10/21/ebola-rockefeller-foundation-document-predicted-world-pandemic-2010/

http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2014/10/21/alert-u-s-army-researchers-at-usamriid-confirm-ebola-variant-was-airborne-in-1990/

http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2014/10/20/medical-martial-law-has-begun/

http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2014/10/19/obama-plans-to-bring-african-ebola-patients-to-the-united-states/

http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2014/10/17/looks-like-obama-frieden-dont-know-ebola-from-shinola-until-one-follows-the-money/

http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2014/10/11/ebola-patients-exposed-persons-to-be-sent-to-death-camps-according-hhs-documents/

http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2014/10/10/details-of-how-mandatory-ebola-vaccines-will-soon-be-a-reality/

http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2014/10/09/nih-we-may-have-to-vaccinate-whole-countries-to-stop-ebola-outbreak/

http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2014/10/09/indict-president-obola-john-kerry-for-treason-for-allowing-ebola-into-the-u-s/

http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2014/10/08/shopping-malls-and-sports-stadiums-will-serve-as-impromptu-ebola-quarantine-zones/

http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2014/10/05/the-cdcs-profit-motive-connected-to-the-spread-of-ebola/

http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2014/09/20/scientific-proof-proves-ebola-is-airborne-and-our-liberian-bound-troops-are-walking-into-a-death-trap/

http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2014/09/17/the-cdc-nih-bill-gates-own-the-patents-on-existing-ebola-related-vaccines-mandatory-vaccinations-are-near/

 

Strange Ebola Storm to Hit After November

Elections and Its Eerie Link to the

Illuminati/ Freemasons?!

(Must See Video)

Monday, November 3, 2014 12:16

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With the elections happening  Tuesday I can’t help but ask the question why the Ebola news coverage has been few and far between? Could it be that we are looking at a “Calm Before the Ebola Storm?” Could it be that the globalists are covering up Ebola while elections are taking place? After all they have been known to do this in the past and I believe will continue to do it in our future.

In the video below I address the questions above as well as the mysterious link between the Illuminati’s puzzling number 33 and its link to Ebola…. 

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For More Information See:

http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2014/11/03/the-calm-before-the-ebola-storm/

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/lakeland-industries-announces-global-availability-of-hazmat-suits-for-ebola-2014-09-12/print

http://www.intellihub.com/false-flag-warning-nyc-full-scale-ebola-pandemic-drill-activate-nov-13-14/

/alternative/2014/10/is-this-the-calm-before-the-ebola-storm-3048636.html

http://www.sifma.org/services/bcp/fema-pandemic-exercise-series/

Executive Order: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/07/31/executive-order-revised-list-quarantinable-communicable-diseases

Steve Fletcher Number 33: http://2fletchdr222.blogspot.mx/2014/11/what-are-odds-of-this-ebola-end-game.html

Steve Quayle Alert: http://www.stevequayle.com/index.php?s=33&d=1174


Bio Weapons Expert: Ebola
Outbreak Is A Bio Weapon
Release
Alex Jones talks with bio-weapons experts Professor Francis A. Boyle about the current Ebola outbreak and what he thinks is actually going on

by Infowars.com | October 25, 2014

Alex Jones talks with bio-weapons experts Professor Francis A. Boyle about the current Ebola outbreak and what he thinks is actually going on.


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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.
Protect yourself from Ebola now by downloading and listening to all the free MP3 audio files from www.BioDefense.com

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/047226_Ebola_outbreak_Dallas_health_care_worker.html#ixzz3G4Rq0LYI

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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?

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/047227_Ebola_transmission_protective_gear_health_workers.html#ixzz3G4TLdnGW

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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."

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/047225_Ebola_patients_HHS_America.html#ixzz3G4UGvz00

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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.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/047234_Ebola_pandemic_Europe_World_Health_Organization.html#ixzz3G4UlIvEd

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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.

    Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/047232_Ebola_natural_immunity_virus.html#ixzz3G4VKUydp


  • Countries that have confirmed cases of Ebola

    Below is a list of countries that have confirmed cases of Ebola: Is Mainstream media facilitating mass murder by omitting facts?

    Below is a list of countries that have confirmed cases of Ebola:
    · Every country in Africa
    · Spain
    · Italy
    · France
    · Germany
    · Poland
    · Greece
    · Turkey
    · Saudi Arabia
    · Yemen
    · Oman
    · Iran
    · Kuwait
    · Vietnam
    · Myanmar
    · India
    · Indonesia
    · Australia
    · China
    · Brazil
    · Venezuela
    · Mexico
    · United States
    · Canada
    What you’re seeing here is the initial global footprint of the Ebola virus. It is most likely that each one of the above countries has more than one case; and, they are struggling to maintain the public’s confidence. We should see a second global wave of Ebola cases following a brief incubation period. The secondary global outbreak will be under-reported, as well. Around the end of October/beginning of November, during the tertiary wave, it will become apparent this is a global pandemic that has spiraled completely out of control.
    At this point, economies will start to falter, airline travel will decline rapidly, and governments around the world will blame each other for lack of truthfulness.
    One may appropriately expect the spread of Ebola through the international community to look like the spread of Enterovirus-68 in the United States:
    1. Initial outbreaks played down and under-reported.
    2. Initial reporting suggests the government and health agencies are responding appropriately.
    3. Spread has reached several states.
    4. Number infected suggests it is completely out of control.
    5. Confirmation that it is completely out of control.
    6. Increase in morbidity and mortality.
    7. Public panic ensues.
    It is possible the spread of Ebola will burn through the population like the flu-both have similar infection mechanisms and life expectancies in the external environment. Let’s pray this assessment is completely wrong!

    Oct 6, 2014


    While All Eyes On Ebola, UN Passes World Patriot Act (Video)

    Friday, October 3, 2014 14:40

    (Before It’s News)

    (N.Morgan) Now the plot thickens with this Ebola crisis. The UN is now set to pass a World Patriot Act. Now, the tyranny is beginning to show and their true agenda is coming to light.So while the world is in a panic over the Ebola crisis, the Power Elite are taking full advantage. Another sleight of hand by the diabolical Globalists. Abby Martin speaks with RT Correspondent Marina Portnaya, about a new UN resolution that is being compared to the US Patriot Act, going over how the text could allow countries to increase surveillance under the name of counter terrorism, as well as giving states new tools to crack down on dissent by simply labeling activists ‘terrorists’.
    Global Patriot Act: Resolution 1373 — in effect, a global Patriot Act — fanned outward from the Security Council. Regional bodies joined the effort, adding action plans and treaties to carry out the new policies. The European Union, the African Union, the Organization of American States, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the Association of South East Asian Nations, the Arab League, and other organizations supported the Security Council plan and required their member states to comply with it.
    When it passed Resolution 1373, the Security Council failed to link global security law with human rights. For two years, the council’s website pronounced that it was other international agencies’ business to monitor rights since the Security Council was only in the security business. Countries as diverse as Germany, Vanuatu, Thailand, Russia, Canada, and Ethiopia and more than 100 others adopted comprehensive anti-terrorism laws to comply with Resolution 1373. Although these countries were all following the same instructions, their anti-terrorism laws differed substantially. By the time the Security Council officially expressed concern about the dire human-rights implications of the policies some governments adopted, it was too late. The measures were already enacted.

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    Ebola

    University scientist openly advocated

    Ebola release to kill off 90 percent of

    world population

    Monday, October 06, 2014 by: J. D. Heyes
    Tags: Ebola, population control, university scientist

    Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/047143_Ebola_population_control_university_scientist.html#ixzz3FOuKt8gE

    (NaturalNews) Why anyone, even an uber-liberal academic, would ever want to see most of the world’s people killed, is a mystery, but sure enough, the FBI has developed an interest in just such an academic, especially now that the Ebola virus has landed in the United States.
    As reported by LifeSiteNews, the virus causes a form of hemorrhagic fever in which internal organs eventually deteriorate and liquefy. There is no known cure or vaccine for the disease, and it has an extremely high mortality rate of between 80 and 90 percent in most parts of the world where it strikes.
    In addition, as LifeSiteNews further reports:
    It is also high on the list of possible bio-terror weapons of concern to international law enforcement and military security agencies. Tom Clancy’s thriller novel, Rainbow Six describes a group of radical environmentalists that wants to rid the world of people using a modified version of Ebola.
    Every one will have to bury nine
    And that’s why the FBI is interested in speaking with Dr. Eric R. Pianka, a Texas ecologist and herpetologist who suggested during a meeting at the Texas Academy of Sciences that, were Ebola to become airborne, it would likely kill 90 percent of the human population and instantly solve what he called the "overpopulation problem."
    Now that Ebola has come to the U.S. in, of all places, Texas, Dr. Pianka has been walking back his comments, telling the Austin American-Statesman that he has never advocated bio-terrorism and that he met with local FBI officials in response to suggestions that bio-terrorism was precisely what he had in mind.
    "Someone has reported me as a terrorist," Dr. Pianka told the paper, according to LifeSiteNews. "They think I’m forming a cadre of people to release the airborne Ebola virus into the air. That I’m the leader and my students are the followers."
    When Dr. Pianka was named by the academy as a Distinguished Texas Scientist in 2006, he stated that the AIDS virus was not killing off the surplus human population quickly enough. What he said was needed was to have Ebola eliminate 5.8 billion of the world’s then-6 billion people. Even more bizarre — and scary — is that his speech received a standing ovation at the academy’s annual meeting, at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.
    Indeed, as LifeSiteNews reported, quoting the Seguin Gazette, Dr. Pianka also stated, "Every one of you who gets to survive has to bury nine." There is more discussion of that quote and Pianka’s statements here and here.
    Continuing in his speech, Pianka said, "[Disease] will control the scourge of humanity. We’re looking forward to a huge collapse. We’ve grown fat, apathetic and miserable," he continued, describing the world as a "fat, human biomass."
    Ebola manufactured? Curable?
    LifeSiteNews continued:
    The syllabus for one of Pianka’s courses reads, "Although [Ebola Zaire] Kills 9 out of 10 people, outbreaks have so far been unable to become epidemics because they are currently spread only by direct physical contact with infected blood…Ebola Reston, is airborne, and it is only a matter of time until Ebola Zaire evolves the capacity to be airborne."
    As far as Dr. Pianka’s wish that someone might actually go with the idea of using Ebola as a bio-weapon, LifesiteNews quoted him as saying, "Good terrorists would be taking [Ebola Reston and Ebola Zaire] so that they had microbes they could let loose on the Earth that would kill 90 percent of people."
    Is it possible to make a bio-weapon out of Ebola? Radio talk show host Dave Hodges thinks so. He says evidence which he has uncovered convinced him that a) Ebola is a 100 percent manufactured virus; and b) the U.S. had had a vaccine cure for it for nearly a decade. Read his report here.
    Learn all these details and more at the FREE online Pandemic Preparedness course atwww.BioDefense.com
    Sources:
    http://www.allnewspipeline.com
    http://www.lifesitenews.com
    http://www.pearceyreport.com
    http://drrichswier.com
    http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com
    http://seguingazette.com
    http://science.naturalnews.com

    Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/047143_Ebola_population_control_university_scientist.html#ixzz3FOu9vJso


    Congressmen to Obama: Define troops’

    Ebola mission

    ‘We in Congress have a responsibility to their families’

    Published: 18 hours ago

    author-image Garth Kant About | Email | Archive

    Garth Kant is WND Washington news editor. Previously, he spent five years writing, copy-editing and producing at "CNN Headline News," three years writing, copy-editing and training writers at MSNBC, and also served several local TV newsrooms as producer, executive producer and assistant news director. He is the author of the McGraw-Hill textbook, "How to Write Television News."

    ebola troops

    Sierra Leone troops prepare to remove the bodies of suspected Ebola victims.

    WASHINGTON – The White House has issued what it calls a “fact sheet” on its plan to send up to 4,000 U.S. troops to the Ebola hot zone in West Africa, but some lawmakers feel that falls short of a detailed plan and a strategy.

    Rep. Walter B. Jones, R-N.C., a key member of the House Armed Services committee, has seen that fact sheet but told WND he was not reassured about the safety of U.S. troops and still had questions about the nature of the mission.

    “I know what they have outlined about building hospitals and housing and things like that, and I understand, but there are so many unknowns about this disease at this point,” and he let the sentence trail off, unfinished.

    Rep. Walter B. Jones, R-N.C.

    Rep. Walter B. Jones, R-N.C.

    The bottom line for Jones was, “When you put our men and women in uniform right in harm’s way, there must be some answers.” He said he simply wanted a better description of the mission.

    WND has been trying to find exactly what the mission will be for U.S. troops in West Africa and what, precisely, they will be doing there.

    According to the White House fact sheet, troops will:

    • Build a command center to process personnel, equipment and supplies.
    • Coordinate int’l relief efforts.
    • Build treatment units and recruit medical staff.
    • Build a place to train healthcare workers.

    But, the Pentagon has confirmed to WND that private contractors will be doing much of what spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby said the military would be doing.

    As WND reported, global construction company Fluor Corp. will be building temporary housing for U.S. troops in Liberia. Fluor does a variety of construction jobs and employs engineers, electricians and security personnel – many of the same tasks the Pentagon said military personnel would be doing.

    So why expose thousands of U.S. troops to the deadly and highly contagious plague? What will troops be doing that is different than what contractors will be doing? The Pentagon has not spelled out those details, and referred WND to the fact sheet released by the White House.

    “I just think there is more info we need to know,” a soft-spoken Jones told WND. “We don’t have a firm strategy to fully identify the role of the military and that gives me great concern.”

    Jones added, “I don’t want to be an alarmist, but when you look at the number of deaths (caused by Ebola) you want to make sure that we do not put our troops in a situation of danger.”

    On Friday, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said U.S. troops would not be “directly” treating infected patients, but WND pointed out to Jones there was no guarantee soldiers wouldn’t come in contact with people who had treated patients, and some degree of exposure would seem almost inescapable.

    “That is probably true,” replied Jones, who said he was always wary of unintended consequences. “If we can get the answers we would feel better about the commitment being made to involve our troops.”

    Is it worth the risk?

    Jones wanted more information, but said he had great respect for the judgment of the nation’s military brass, including Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. “Our military will go wherever the commander-in-chief sends them, but we in Congress have a responsibility to their families, as well.”

    “Congress and the American people have a right to know exactly what is going to be their role and what their responsibilities are going to be.”

    The congressman reflected, “We want to believe the troops will not be exposed but how do you guarantee that? I don’t know, there are just so many questions about Ebola, and everyday we learn something new.”

    Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, who serves on the House Foreign Affairs committee, was perhaps even more skeptical, telling WND the administration was struggling to name the mission, let alone define it.

    “It’s interesting. The Obama administration won’t give this operation a name. These big operations usually get big names, like Operation Enduring Freedom.”

    Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas

    Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas

    Stockman simply stated, “The mission is not clearly defined.”

    He said he was worried by reports of  trepidation among the soldiers about the mission.

    The congressman acknowledged the Ebola outbreak is a major problem, “But does the U.S. military necessarily have the proper people to conduct a biological war? This is pretty serious stuff and I just hope that someone in charge is making better plans than what I’ve seen.”

    “There are no published plans. We don’t have to keep this a secret. It’s not a terrorist group,” said a worried Stockman, adding, “I don’t think they have a strategy.”

    “It’d be nice if they published a plan that spells out exactly what they plan to do. This is really putting our troops at risk without a lot of forethought. It doesn’t appear well thought-out.”

    Stockman characterized this as another example of an administration caught flat-footed to a crisis and scrambling to react.

    “Instead of long term planning you’ve got an administration that literally just responds to crises instead of trying to anticipate them. He (president Obama) has been on more golfing trips than he’s had intelligence briefings. I think it’s time to put down those golf clubs and start reading those briefings.”

    Also troubling Stockman, he said he’d heard the military is having trouble acquiring enough protective gear and other needed supplies.

    When asked if this was a recipe for a disaster, the congressman said he’d be worried if he had a son or daughter in the military.

    The office of Stockman’s fellow Texan, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, pointed to a growing concern about Ebola for residents of the Lone Star State.

    Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., is receiving treatment in Dallas. A number of people exposed to him have been quarantined and 80 to 100 people are being monitored for symptoms in the Dallas area. Four Dallas schools are undergoing extensive cleanings.

    On top of that, 500 of the soldiers departing for West Africa are coming from Fort Hood in Texas, just 150 miles from Dallas.

    The White House conceded troops could get Ebola in an interview on “Meet the Press” Sunday.

    “It’s a concern that is being dealt with and we’re prepared to deal with,” said White House Senior Adviser Dan Pfeiffer. “People will be screened appropriately. We’ll make sure that doesn’t happen.”

    Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/10/congressmen-to-obama-define-troops-ebola-mission/#WSra1P8HgVLd1PXc.99

     

    Pentagon Claims Ebola Not a Huge Risk to
    Troops in West Africa
    Health officials cannot even keep virus from spreading

    Pentagon Claims Ebola Not a Huge Risk to Troops in West Africa

    Image Credits: David B. Gleason / Flickr

    by Kit Daniels | Infowars.com | October 7, 2014

    The 4,000 service members being deployed to “combat Ebola” in West Africa will be “kept safe” from the virus, the Defense Department claimed, despite the fact that health officials have failed to contain Ebola which is now spreading on multiple continents.

    During a Pentagon news conference today, U.S. Army Gen. David Rodriguez, the commander of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), said the military is using “strict protocols” to protect the troops and will implement “careful reintegration” once they return to the U.S.

    “I am confident we can ensure our service members’ safety and the safety of the American people,” he said, adding that any soldier who contracts Ebola will be flown back into the U.S. for treatment.

    Considering that efforts to contain Ebola have so far failed, with the disease now spreading in Europe and America, the Pentagon’s reassurances carry little weight.

    On Monday, a nurse’s assistant in Spain contracted Ebola from a source outside of Africa in what is now the first confirmed case of Ebola transmission in Europe.

    “Meanwhile, Ebola continues to rage out of control in West Africa,” journalist Michael Snyder wrote. “It is being reported that Sierra Leone just added 121 new Ebola deaths to the overall death toll in a single day.”

    “If Ebola continues to spread at an exponential rate, it is inevitable that more people will leave West Africa with the virus and take it to other parts of the globe.”

    Researchers have concluded there is a 50% chance Ebola could reach the UK later this month and a 75% chance it could spread into France in a study released Monday.

    “France is among countries most likely to be hit next because the worst affected countries – Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia – are French-speaking and have busy travel routes back, while Britain’s Heathrow is one of the world’s biggest travel hubs,” reported Sarah Westcott with Express News.

    The study also suggested that many more can bring Ebola into Europe without knowing because the symptoms for the disease can take weeks to develop.

    “If this thing continues to rage on in West Africa and indeed gets worse, as some people have predicted, then it’s only a matter of time before one of these cases ends up on a plane to Europe,” Dr. Derek Gatherer, a virus expert with Lancaster University, said.

    This study is particularly alarming considering the UK and France took precautions against the spread of Ebola, including limiting air travel to West Africa back in August, which the Obama administration has failed to do.

    And yet the Pentagon now believes it can somehow protect U.S. troops from Ebola in West Africa.

    “We want to believe the troops will not be exposed but how do you guarantee that?” Asked Rep. Walter B. Jones (R-NC). “I don’t know, there are just so many questions about Ebola, and everyday we learn something new.”


    Man who brought Ebola to US facing prosecution

    By Chris Perez and Joe Tacopino

    October 2, 2014 | 1:25pm

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    Liberian authorities say they will prosecute Eric Duncan (inset) for lying on his airport health questionnaire. Photo: AP, Facebook (inset)

    The man who brought Ebola into the United States lied on his exit form so he could leave Liberia — and now authorities in the West African nation want to prosecute him if he returns, government officials said Thursday.

    As the deadly virus sweeps across West Africa, people leaving all nations in the region have been required to be screened for fever and have also been questioned about exposure to infected patients.

    The Red Cross delivers supplies to the quarantined family of Eric Duncan in Dallas.Photo: James Breeden/Splash News

    Thomas Eric Duncan — who is in serious but stable condition at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital — had been staying in Monrovia before flying to visit with relatives in Dallas.

    Children disembark from a school bus in Dallas.Photo: Reuters

    On the form, Duncan answered “No” in the portion that asked if he had been in contact with anyone who had contracted Ebola, according to a questionnaire obtained by The Associated Press.

    It was reported Thursday that Duncan had helped a 19-year-old pregnant woman in Monrovia to an ambulance. She ended up dying from the virus.

    Her brother, 21-year-old Sonny Boy, also helped carry his sister and later became ill — eventually dying on his way to the hospital for treatment.

    Duncan was screened and cleared for travel before flying out of Liberia, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tom Frieden said during a media briefing Thursday.

    Duncan had his temperature taken by a trained CDC individual with an approved thermometer — recording a temperature of 97.3, Frieden said.

    Dr. Gil Mobley, a Missouri doctor, checked in and boarded a plane dressed in full protective gear.Photo: AP

    “The individual did not have a fever,” he said. “The status of his possible exposures prior to departure is being investigated further.”

    Frieden added that the CDC — with help from Liberian authorities — were the ones who actually created the official exit form used at West African airports. Frieden said Duncan may have had no clue how serious his exposure was at the time of his departure.

    Liberia Airport Authority’s chairman of the board of directors said Duncan would be prosecuted immediately upon returning to the West African nation.

    Texas is now monitoring more than 100 people for the Ebola virus, health officials told The Post on Thursday.

    Man who brought Ebola to US facing prosecution

    “This situation is constantly evolving,” Dallas County Health and Human Services spokeswoman Erikka Neroes told The Post. “No one is symptomatic, and we are doing everything within our power and our procedures to maintain this.”

    Twelve to 18 people came in contact with Duncan while he displayed symptoms, Neroes said.


    Connecticut Governor Declares State of Emergency Over Ebola as a Precaution

    The order gives the state the authority to quarantine and isolate people who may have been exposed to the virus

     

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    HARTFORD, CT – OCTOBER 5: Stamford Mayor and Democratic nominee Dannel Malloy addresses the press after his debate with former U.S. Ambassador to Ireland, businessman and Republican nominee Tom Foley outside the Belding Theater at the Bushnell Center for Performing Arts October 5, 2010 in Hartford, Connecticut. Malloy and Foley, who are in a close race for Governor, spoke about creating jobs, the death penalty among other issues. (Photo by Bettina Hansen-Pool/Getty Images)

    Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014 • Updated at 12:40 PM EDT

    Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy has declared a public health emergency for the state as a precaution during the Ebola epidemic that is affecting several countries in western Africa.

    He signed an order declaring the emergency on Tuesday and it gives the commissioner of the state Department of Public Health the authority to quarantine and isolate people whom the commissioner “reasonably believes has been exposed to the Ebola virus.”

    • Obama Ready to Ramp Up Ebola Airport Screening
      Malloy said this is not in response to any specific case, but is meant to provide state health officials with the authority necessary to “prevent any potential transmission of the Ebola virus within the State of Connecticut,” the letter says.

    “We are taking this action today to ensure that we are prepared, in advance, to deal with any identified cases in which someone has been exposed to the virus or, worst case, infected,” Malloy said in a statement. “Our state’s hospitals have been preparing for it, and public health officials from the state are working around the clock to monitor the situation. Right now, we have no reason to think that anyone in the state is infected or at risk of infection. But it is essential to be prepared and we need to have the authorities in place that will allow us to move quickly to protect public health, if and when that becomes necessary. Signing this order will allow us to do that.”

    • Journalist With Ebola Being Treated in U.S.
      Without the declaration of emergency, officials have no statewide ability to isolate or quarantine people who might have been exposed or infected. Instead, each individual local public health director would have the authority, according to the governor’s office.

    “While local health officials are certainly on the front lines of this effort, at the ready to address any situation, having this order in place will allow us to have a more coordinated response in the event that someone in Connecticut either tests positive for Ebola or has been identified as someone who is at risk of developing it,” DPH Commissioner Jewel Mullen said in a statement. “We have had numerous conversations with both local public health officials in the state and senior officials at the Center for Disease Control. We have no reason to believe that anyone in Connecticut is infected or at risk of infection, but if it does happen, we want to be ready.”

    • Dr. Rick Sacra Released from Hospital
      Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick’s office said the laws in the Bay State are different than Connecticut, so a State of Emergency is not needed to give the state health commissioner the authority to quarantine and isolate people believed to have been exposed to the Ebola virus.
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