06 October 2014

“Ebola protection myths busted...”


If you trust the CDC in the USA, then this post is not for you.  

If you are concerned about the spread of Ebola and the safety of your family in North America, then you may wish to read the following links:

[new article: LA TIMES - Ebola experts worry virus may spread more easily than assumed. ]

Ebola Zaire is one of five strains of Ebola that are currently known, and only one, Ebola Reston, is not fatal in humans.  

Ebola Zaire — the strain currently in circulation — has a death rate approaching 90%. 

An N95 mask will not do the job in protecting one from Ebola Zaïre.  If it is all that one may have, it is at least a start in trying to protect oneself from the virus.  A full face respirator, however, is what one would need. 

A podcast from the BioDefense website may be helpful if you have time to listen: “Episode 6: Antiviral Herbal medicines vs. Ebola and other viral pandemics

[I do wonder about what is being called Ebola.  Much of what I have read sounds more like the Marburg Virus, and there has been a recent case of Marburg in Uganda.  Of course, I do not know.  But I heard a Flemish infectious disease specialist say that something is fundamentally different in this outbreak of Ebola, and one wonders if it is Ebola Zaire or rather a newly mutated form of the terrible disease.  May God be merciful to us and save us.  In Jesus' Name. Amen.]