governments

Governments resort to medieval quarantine tactic to halt spread of Ebola


Most Viewed Articles
Popular on Facebook
The five biggest lies about Ebola being pushed by government and mass media
White House admits staging fake vaccination operation to gather DNA from the public
Why does the CDC own a patent on Ebola 'invention?'
Ultraviolet light robot kills Ebola in two minutes; why doesn't every hospital have one of these?
EXCLUSIVE: Natural News tests flu vaccine for heavy metals, finds 25,000 times higher mercury level than EPA limit for water
Irrefutable proof we are all being sprayed with poison: 571 tons of toxic lead 'chemtrailed' into America's skies every year
Truvia sweetener a powerful pesticide; scientists shocked as fruit flies die in less than a week from eating GMO-derived erythritol
Russia taking McDonald's to court, threatens countrywide shutdown
Oregon man serving prison sentence for collecting rainwater on his own property
Senator who attacked Doctor Oz over dietary supplements received over $146,000 in campaign contributions from Big Pharma mega-retailer and Monsanto
Global warming data FAKED by government to fit climate change fictions
Healthy 12-year-old girl dies shortly after receiving HPV vaccine
HOAX confirmed: Michelle Obama 'GMOs for children' campaign a parody of modern agricultural politics
Ebola outbreak may already be uncontrollable; Monsanto invests in Ebola treatment drug company as pandemic spreads
Ben & Jerry's switches to non-GMO, Fair Trade ice cream ingredients
W.H.O. contradicts CDC, admits Ebola can spread via coughing, sneezing and by touching contaminated surfaces
Elliot Rodger, like nearly all young killers, was taking psychiatric drugs (Xanax)
BREAKING: CDC whistleblower confesses to MMR vaccine research fraud in historic public statement

Delicious
(NaturalNews) Without a sound medical solution to the worst outbreak of Ebola in the history of the planet, governments and non-governmental organizations are turning to a medieval technique that could affect as many as 1 million people, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

As reported by WorldNetDaily (WND), the tactic, which was popularized during the era of the Black Death plague in the 14th century, is known as cordon sanitaire, which is essentially drawing a line around a geographic area where the infections are occurring, letting no one exit -- a quarantine.

It hasn't been used since the end of World War I.

Discussions to quarantine a triangular area that includes parts of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia occurred as early as Aug. 1, WND reported, adding that troops began to close roads several days later, in a bid to prevent spread of the deadly virus.

WHO is supporting the quarantine; Dr. Margaret Chan, the organization's director-general, said during a briefing in Geneva that the decisions "to seal off the hot zone of disease transmission, that is, the area where the borders of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone intersect, are critical for stopping the re-infection of areas via the cross-border movement of people."

The UN agency admits, however, that sealing off the disease zone cannot be done without consequences, with more than 1 million people affected who "need daily material support, including food."

"The isolation of this zone has made it even more difficult for agencies, like Doctors Without Borders, to bring in staff and supplies," WHO said.

'We don't live in that era anymore'

As WND further reported:

There is also the question of how to manage doctors and health workers trying to save patients' lives. Would they be trapped along with the rest of the population or allowed to leave, potentially carrying with them a life-threatening disease? Or should the affected population be left to its own?

In ancient times, the cordon sanitaire was used as a last-ditch effort to contain a disease, and the citizens of the trapped area were usually left to their own devices. While in this case the WHO has committed to provide food to the million people affected by the quarantine, there is little else it can do.


As WND earlier reported, though WHO has approved the use of experimental treatments for Ebola, there are few if any readily available supplies, which will make the disease untreatable at least in the short term. More than half of those infected die.

Dr. Martin S. Cetron, a quarantine expert for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, says he hopes that the cordon will prove effective. However, he did say there is "a lot of potential for it to go poorly if it's not done with an ethical approach."

"Just letting the disease burn out and considering that the price of controlling it -- we don't live in that era anymore," he said.

'Vastly underestimated the magnitude of the outbreak'

Earlier this month, WHO announced on its website that it was "coordinating a massive scaling up of the international response, marshalling support from individual countries, disease control agencies, agencies within the United Nations system, and others," all in an effort to provide the "extraordinary measures needed, on a massive scale, to contain the outbreak in settings characterized by extreme poverty, dysfunctional health systems, a severe shortage of doctors, and rampant fear."

WHO officials also said the numbers of reported cases and deaths "vastly underestimate the magnitude of the outbreak."

That indicates that the UN believes that the current epidemic is far more dangerous than initially thought and as such is now throwing its full support into the WHO's containment strategy.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has also chaired a system-wide meeting in which
he emphasized a need for the entire UN system to support the WHO's efforts in combating the outbreak.

Chan has also warned that any country with an international airport is at risk of having Ebola spread there.

Sources:

http://www.wnd.com

http://www.un.org

http://www.who.int

http://webtv.un.org

http://science.naturalnews.com

Join over four million monthly readers. Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time.
comments powered by Disqus
Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com by linking back to this article from your website

Permalink to this article:

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):

Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Follow Natural News on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest

Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...

GET SHOW DETAILS
+ a FREE GIFT

Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.