While we have been inundated with threats of nuclear annihilation, EMP’s, political upsets, civil unrest, upcoming catastrophic earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanos, a solar eclipse and plenty of weird weather ~ an old “friend” has reared its ugly head to add its own twist to our already well stocked list of present and future events.
I believe it’s been nearly two years since the news of Ebola’s eradication:
(WHO Declares Ebola Out Break Eradicated)
What exactly does the word “eradication” really mean?
Well, according to an internet web search, eradicate means to destroy completely, to put an end to, to pull up – as by the roots, to destroy – utterly, obliterate etc.
Hmmm, I am not sure this recent outbreak, and apparently, alarming trend matches up with WHO’s definition of eradication.
According to UN.org, the outbreak was discovered in a very remote northern region of the DRC Democratic Republic of Congo, far from city areas. As of May 18th, 2017, 20 cases of Ebola had been reported, two cases lab verified and 3 people have died.
This may not seem like much of a threat, except the Lord’s Resistance Army is very active in that region and, according to WHO, the health ministry is in a race against time to find the upwards of 400 persons who may have been exposed.
The official word: WHO has determined overall that the risk assessment for this event is “high” at the national level, medium at the regional level and low at the global level.
An experimental vaccine???
An experimental vaccine for Ebola is being tested in Guinea, where the first outbreak of Ebola in West Africa was reported.
The trials there have been “promising” and the vaccines has proven to be efficient and safe so far, Dr. Salama told reporters, while Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, added that she is encouraged by the rapid response to quell the outbreak.
“We have not received an official request from the Government for this vaccine but they have been made aware that this possibility exists both to benefit from this new tool and also to add their support in the testing of this vaccine,” she said, reiterating the experimental nature of the vaccine, and expressed hope the authorities “will work with us to consider this and make a decision.”
Yes, the congo is far from us, and perhaps it’s even silly for me to make mention of something so seemingly insignificant, in light of all the other exciting things going on in the world. I make mention because this is a fast moving, aggressive, highly contagious and unforgiving disease that deserves, at least, the back burner of our attention.
Since this may someday become a global threat, The Daily Sheeple offers up this 40 second, yet profound, video perspective on an Ebola outbreak in the USA:
“The above model is based on Ebola’s current infection rates and doesn’t take into account its possible evolution as it spreads from human-to-human.
According to scientists, the 2014 strain began hyper-evolving, to the point that had it not been contained and continued to spread through human contact, it could have gone airborne, making it as easy to catch as a common cold.
In response to this unprecedented threat, US government officials began preparing for mass casualties…”
source: The Daily Sheeple
I really hope that it doesn’t ever get this far.
I hope the vaccine is successful, so we can get along with our self-absorbed lives and concern ourselves with, or ignore, all the other imminent destruction events on the horizon. If this vaccine is not successful enough, then you may consider adding a few extra preps just for this special kinda occasion.
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