Originally published September 12 2014
Taxis are a dangerous source of Ebola virus infections in Liberia, WHO says
by Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
(NaturalNews) Hailing a cab could increase your risk of Ebola, especially if you live in West Africa. This is the latest warning from the World Health Organization (WHO), which says that both motorbike-taxis and regular taxis are "a hot source of potential virus transmission," and that people need to be wary of what they touch when they travel.
Air travel has gotten most of the attention during the current Ebola outbreak, with travel restrictions implemented in some countries to prevent further spread. But the vehicles being used by residents of major cities, including by those seeking refuge at local hospitals, are also problematic, as they aren't being properly disinfected in between uses.
"In Monrovia, taxis filled with entire families, of whom some members are thought to be infected with the Ebola virus, crisscross the city, searching for a treatment bed," warned WHO about the dangers lurking in Liberia's capital.
"[M]otorbike-taxis and regular taxis are a hot source of potential Ebola virus transmission, as these vehicles are not disinfected at all, much less before new passengers are taken on board."
WHO warns that Ebola will explode in early October In the same announcement, WHO hinted that the Ebola outbreak has now reached a tipping point where many more people are likely to become infected. The group used the term exponential to describe the growing number of new cases, warning that the biggest uptick yet will likely occur within the first few weeks of October.
"The number of new cases is moving far faster than the capacity to manage them in Ebola-specific treatment centres," stated WHO. "Many thousands of new cases are expected in Liberia over the coming three weeks."
In its predictive models, WHO projects that as many as 20,000 people throughout the region will become infected with Ebola before the crisis is over, with about half dying from the illness. Other predictions have suggested that Ebola will continue to sweep Central Africa throughout the rest of 2014, and eventually hop continents to spark outbreaks elsewhere.
Vaccine industry using crisis to push new vaccine as 'cure' for Ebola All the while, the vaccine industry is gearing up to release an Ebola vaccine that will supposedly prevent the disease. Experimental jabs given to monkeys have reportedly seen some success, and human trials are already underway at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the U.S.
Leave it to the drug lords to capitalize on a crisis of epic proportions, pushing a vaccine that admittedly doesn't provide long-term protection without repeated booster shots. And you can expect the vaccine industry to rake in record profits from its exploitation of this deadly outbreak, which an Emory University Hospital doctor publicly admitted seems to be better handled by careful nutrition and hydration rather than drugs and vaccines.
"It's hard to derive a lot of meaningful data from the care of just two patients," stated Dr. Aneesh Mehta, a doctor who helped treat Nancy Writebol and Kent Brantly, two American aid workers who contracted Ebola while working in West Africa.
The two received a course of the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp, and they now appear to be recovering. But Dr. Mehta attributes this to high-quality intravenous nutrition and concentrated fluid replacement protocols, which aided the immune systems of Writebol and Brantly and allowed them to heal naturally.
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