WHO report warns efforts to end TB are falling short | CIDRAP – posted 9/22/18
Tuberculosis of the Finger | NEJM – posted 9/22/18
The 2nd outbreak of Ebola this year in the Democratic Republic of Congo could turn out to be worse then the 2014-2015 outbreak that killed many. We’re not hearing to much about it in the American Media because:
They’d rather talk politics than Ebola
It doesn’t directly affect them so why report it?
Most American probably don’t care to much about it as it doesn’t directly affect them.
Everytime the media runs on something like Ebola they overdo it so badly people stop listening.
A great deal of Congo is in a war zone and refugees are fleeing the fighting. The odds of it spreading from the fairly remote Villages of past Outbreaks to large population centers is increasing daily.
Today, this crossed the wires:
DRC records first Ebola case in eastern city of Butembo – The East African
- DRC has recorded its first case of Ebola in the eastern trading hub of Butembo.
- The city has a population of about 900,000, and strong trade links to neighbouring Uganda.
- The current Ebola outbreak is believed to have killed 85 people since July and infected another 39
Needless to say, I think that even the American Press might be talking about Ebola very soon.
Other articles on the current ebola outbreak from my page Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses
War Zone Complicates Ebola Vaccine Rollout in Latest Outbreak – Scientific American – posted 8/28/18
Refugee camp in North Kivu on May 3, 2018. Ebola vaccines will be difficult to dispense in the North Kivu province owing to conflict zones in some areas. Credit: Alex McBride Getty Images
WHO calls for free and secure access in responding to Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo | WHO | Regional Office for Africa- posted 8/28/18
UN teams cannot travel without an armed escort as the region has suffered deadly unrest by insurgents
Ambulances full of patients from JFK airport after a lot of passengers and crew got sick on the flight. Robert Stridiron
Emirates flight with dozens of sick passengers lands at JFK
Emirates Flight 203 – an Airbus A380 with with around 521 people aboard – landed at JFK Airport in New York this morning with sick passengers and crew. Initial reporting made it seem like something straight from a movie – everyone onboard sick and plane was in quarantine. My first thought was “Here we go – the Apocalypse has started” and visions of the Brad Pitt Movie “World War Z” came to mind.
A 14 hour flight and everyone is getting sick. No reports of who the passengers and crew are and where they have been recently.
Right now there are SO MANY diseases floating around out there. 14 hours is a very short incubation period for most biological agents. Vsrious types of flu come to mind and several have been in the News recently – H1N1 Swine Flu (yes, 1918 all over again) and H7N9 Avian Influenza – which is in the news because China will not share samples with the U.S. and the U.K. Reports from China of the case count and such are considered somewhat suspect. A lot of people think H7N9 Avian Flu might become the H1N1 Pandemic of this century.
Also stories of Pandemic Cholera in our past come to mind – “Fine in the morning, dead 12 hours later”.
That 14 hour flight time is the kicker. Might this be a Chemical type agent? Novichok like the poisonings in England or VX Nerve Agent like North Korea used?
A Microwave type weapon believed to have been used on attacks on American Embassies?
A Radiation type weapon?
Of course, it turns out that maybe 10 people were actually taken to a hospital in New York for checkups. Everyone else filled out CDC Contact reports and were allowed to leave,
What you are probably seeing more and more of are Panic type symptons – something happened so I must be affected by it. There is, of course, the fact that some people might immediately start thinking LAWSUIT so they have to be affected if they want to collect anything. Let us also not forget the growing Trauma-based theories that EVERYTHING is caused by trauma and everyone is suffering from PTSD in one form or another.
So far it seems we still have a little time before the apocalypse buries us all.
Update to this blog – 9/5/18 – 2:20PM
This crossed my screen not more than 30 minutes after posting this blog:
Epidemic Hazard in France on September 05 2018 04:30 PM (UTC).
Everyone on Board the flight is being decontaminated