VT Medicine: Concerns Regarding Ebola

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Peter Piot - Mr. Ebola
Peter Piot – Mr. Ebola

 Concerns Regarding The Ebola Virus

“We saw a gigantic worm like-structure — gigantic by viral standards. It’s a very unusual shape for a virus.To some it might be considered wormlike, to others serpentine.” … Peter Piot

 

… by  Dr. Lawrence Broxmeyer, M.D.

 

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Referenced by Jeff Smith, Science Editor, Veterans Today

The CDC recently declared:

“Diagnosing Ebola in a person who has been infected for only a few days is difficult, because the early symptoms, such as fever, are nonspecific to Ebola infection and are seen often in patients with more commonly occurring diseases, such as malaria and typhoid fever.”

Only a sin of omission then would explain why anyone or any group would not want to specifically mention the most commonly occurring cause of infectious death in Africa — tuberculosis — whose sky-high rates in West Africa make Ebola look like a dropper-full of water squeezed into the Mississippi.

If by October, 2014, Ebola had laid claim to what some say is 3,000-plus deaths since its February outbreak, certainly this ought to be weighed in the light of the approximately 600,000 Africans killed by TB in the same time-frame.

Furthermore, although TB incidence is decreasing globally, incidence rates are increasing in most of West Africa1 — ground zero for the current Ebola outburst. Just as curiously, almost half of all TB cases in the West African Ebola zone are caused by an unusual, yet just as deadly member of tubercular family,Mycobacterium africanum — a strain of tuberculosis exclusive to West Africa, which is fast becoming a microbe of great public — and now possibly global concern.

Surely the CDC is aware that there is not a sign or symptom of Ebola, including its hemorrhagic tendencies that cannot be found in acute disseminated miliary (blood-bourne) tuberculosis, once called “galloping consumption” — the single most feared form of the disease ever. And most likely it is also aware that such tuberculosis has its own viral-like forms, some of which can simulate the Ebola. Such viral TB is generally acknowledged to be TB’s preferred form — as a survival strategy to storm any inclement conditions the microbe might find itself in.2

Then why did the CDC not mention TB, by name, in their short-list of possibilities that could cause Ebola-like symptoms? If such oversight stopped there it would be unremarkable, but it seems to have been carried over in the very design of the most recent diagnostic tests issued to detect Ebola.

Mycobacterium Africanum Cases in California


Photo: National Institute of Health
Photo: National Institute of Health

In September of 1978, about 40 years ago, a team — including a 27-year-old medical graduate, training as a clinical microbiologist at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium, received a blue thermos from Zaire. It was filled with the two 5ml. clotted blood specimens of an African-based Flemish nun.

The Belgium doctor who sent it, Jacques Courteille, practicing in Kinshasa, included a note saying that he was at a complete loss for the nun’s mysterious, yet deadly illness. Also, could the samples be tested for Yellow Fever? This thermos had traveled from Zaire’s capital city of Kinshasa, on a Sabena commercial flight to Belgium — inside its deliverer’s hand luggage.


When the samples were received, Peter Piot, the 27-year-old medical graduate and his colleagues, among other things, placed the blood samples under an electron microscope. Piot: “We saw a gigantic worm like structure — gigantic by viral standards. It’s a very unusual shape for a virus, only one other virus looked like that and that was the Marburg virus.”

But the new “virus” needed a name. Piot relates the interesting tale of how Ebola came to be named as Ebola:

“On that day our team sat together late into the night we had also had a couple of drinks discussing the question. We definitely didn’t want to name the new pathogen “Yambuku virus”, because that would have stigmatized the place forever. There was a map hanging on the wall and our American team leader suggested looking for the nearest river and giving the virus its name. It was the Ebola River. So by around three or four in the morning we had found a name. But the map was small and inexact. We only learned later that the nearest river was actually a different one. But Ebola is a nice name, isn’t it?”3

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Pere Piot has been in this fight from the beginning
Pere Piot has been in this fight from the beginning

It depends upon how you look at it. Piot’s specimens proved negative for Yellow Fever and he mentions that the tests for Lassa fever and typhoid were also negative. What, then, could it be?

Piot: “To isolate any virus material” small amounts of the blood samples were injected into VERO cells and into mice. Several of these mice subsequently and abruptly died — “a sign that a pathogenic virus was probably present in the blood samples that we had used to inoculate them.”

The fact that the mice died did not mean that it was at the hands of a “pathogenic virus”. Piot’s boss, Stefaan Pattyn, who Piot admitted “could be a bit of a bully”, supposedly specialized in the study of mycobacteria — tuberculosis and leprosy, yet seemed unaware of the hemorrhagic consequences of acute TB, nor had he taken the time to use special stains and cultures to detect its viral cell-wall-deficient forms.

Instead Pattyn followed his current passion. He had recently worked in Zaire for six or seven years and exotic viral illnesses were now “right up his alley”. So Pattyn’s team likewise never really considered a strain of acute milliary TB or its viral cell-wall-deficient forms in his rule-outs for an acute hemorrhagic or epidemic fever — among them

Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium africanum.

The Ebola of its day on steroids, “galloping” acute consumptive tuberculosis could kill in days — the mere memory of which, just a few generations ago, brought terror to the faces of those who had witnessed and were describing it. Dubos made clear that “galloping consumption” was not an isolated, but a frequent diagnosis in the 19th and early 20th centuries.4

And despite persistent myths to the contrary, in the early phase of any new TB epidemic from a new and virulent strain, tuberculosis manifests itself as an acute disease and only much later as the chronic pulmonary tuberculosis that we know in today’s western world.

An example of this can be found in the high mortality during the 1918 influenza pandemic, when African-Americans were brought to fight in France during World War I — large numbers of them dying from a fast-tracked tubercular “galloping consumption.”

Many often underestimate the speed, contagiousness and ferocity of a TB epidemic. Khomenko’s 1993 study5should have cemented the notion that the explosive contagiousness of just such Ebola and influenza-like viral forms of tuberculosis are exactly the stuff that previous epidemics and pandemics could have been made of. But it didn’t.

The CDC is located in Atlanta...with Jim W. Dean
The CDC is located in Atlanta…with Jim W. Dean

In the US, the CDC and NIH seemed to feel differently, ignoring the historic possibility. There was much the same viral passion, at that time over “Influenza”, when in 1990, a new multi-drug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis outbreak took place in a large Miami municipal hospital. Soon thereafter, similar outbreaks in three New York City hospitals left many sufferers dying within weeks.

By 1992, approximately two years later, drug-resistant tuberculosis had spread to deadly mini-epidemics in seventeen US states, and was reported, not by the American, but the international media, as out of control.

Viral forms of swine, avian and human TB can be transmitted from one species to another. So can exotic strains of tuberculosis and Mycobacterium africanum, imported into the United States through countries such as Liberia. By 1993 the World Health Organization (WHO) had proclaimed tuberculosis a global health emergency6. That emergency has never been lifted.

Anderson pointed out that such acute, untreated disseminated, “galloping”, blood-dispersed TB could kill in hours or days7 — its mortality, according to Saleem and Azher even today approaching 100%.8 Ebola itself can take up to a month to kill its victims, said Ben Neuman, an expert in viruses at Britain’s Reading University — although there are many cases that also kill in hours or days.

Not only were tubercular hemorrhaging and fever both mentioned by Fox9, but hemorrhaging of the serous cavities, the gums, and the nose, into the joints, the skin, and the bowels. Appleman10, in the American Journal of Ophthalmology, considering massive spontaneous hemorrhages into the vitreous, mentions that Axenfeld considered acute tuberculosis an important possibility in the rule-out for bleeding into the eye. Coughing-up blood has always been a well-known scenario for TB.

Hemorrhages of significance from the ear secondary to tuberculous otitis media are also on record.11 And the possibility of acute miliary tuberculosis attacking the bone marrow and through fibrosis causing a partial shutdown of platelets — leading to its various hemorrhagic manifestations has always been present. Even today, bone marrow biopsy is at times a valuable diagnostic test for tubercular involvement. In addition Extrapulmonary (outside of the lungs) tuberculosis is the most frequent cause of a prolonged Fever of Unknown Origin (FUO) and has been for a long, long time.

Nor do the parallels stop here. In September, as the CDC justifiably warned against nonessential travel to Sierra Leone — available data from the two Ebola facilities in that country came in with Case Fatality Rates (CFRs) for Ebola that ranged between 50% and 72%.

This, although considerably higher than the 37.7% CFR that Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health was reporting, averages out to an agency reported fatality rate of 61% — not much different from the approximately 67% mortality given for the untreated active tuberculosis that currently rages in West Africa and many other places around the world.8

WHO
WHO

Meanwhile, The World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) latest “Situation Report” summed-up that although the rate of Ebola infections were picking up speed at an alarming rate in West Africa, the fatality rate was 53% overall, ranging from 64% in Guinea to just 39% in Sierra Leone. If this 53% figure was designed to make the situation more bearable, it hardly achieved its goals.

Moreover, the design of present diagnostic tests for Ebola, in certain respects, don’t meet the sniff test. An August 6, 2014 article in the L.A.Times mentioned13 that an unapproved Ebola test-tube diagnostic assay,developed by the U.S. military, was just approved for use in the US under a special emergency-use provision.

Critics claimed that the two PCR systems to be used for Ebola testing in such “emergency situations” have never tested negative, and that besides, the tests are unapproved. But there is more. While an instruction booklet issued by the FDA14 showed impressive results for detecting and thereby being positive for known “Ebola” samples — it sadly failed in its inadequate selection of those pathogen’s that might be cross-reacting and therefore making for false positive Ebola tests.

The CDC’s instruction booklet, Version 2, that accompanied the new Ebola assay mentions:

“9.2.2.2 Bacterial Cross-Reactivity: Bacterial cross-reactivity of the EZ1 assay was evaluated by testing purified nucleic acid of bacteria that potentially could be infecting the majority of the population. No cross-reactivity was observed in the human DNA or any of the bacteria tested (Table 51).”14 [Bold print theirs]

Yes. The only problem being that a glance at Table 51 shows practically every bacteria in existence except for the one subset of pathogens “that potentially could be infecting the majority [of West Africa’s] population” and those pathogens are again — Mycobacteria tuberculosis and its related Mycobacterium africanum.

Such diversion is no trivial point.

In the past, as the first scientist to propose HIV-virus testing, veterinarian Max Myron Essex knew that tuberculosis and its allied mycobacteria gave a false positive for the HIV virus in his tests in almost 70% of cases. Such cross-reactivity between HIV and tuberculosis was so significant, that it forced Essex15 and his protégé, Oscar Kashala, to warn that both the HIV screening test, the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and western blot results “should be interpreted with caution when screening individuals with M.tuberculosis or other mycobacterial species.”15

This, of course, automatically meant throwing away HIV serum diagnostics for, according to WHO, at least a third of the people in the known world that WHO (The World Health Organization) has proclaimed presently harbor tubercular infection.

So why then was Mycobacterium tuberculosis noticeably excluded from the CDC’s Table 51 and not included in those pathogens tested for cross-reacting and therefore giving false positive tests for the Ebola? Did the originally panel (Version 1?) chosen by government scientists actually include Mycobacterium tuberculosis and related microbes in its design — only to find that indeed these mycobacteria caused positive tests for Ebola as in the HIV affair? Did they feel that such results might muddy the waters, be too difficult to explain, and subsequently remove them? This is not known.

A group of researchers from Oxford University and the University of Leuven have just determined that HIV is “almost certain” to have begun its spread — from Kinshasa, now the capital city of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Whether this research bears out or doesn’t, Kinshasa itself has long been a hotbed for tuberculosis — and now Ebola.

On top of that, a doctor in rural Liberia, swarmed with Ebola patients, says he’s had extremely good results with HIV treatment — albeit such treatment was born out of admitted desperation. The NIAID, having gotten wind of this, is carefully looking into the use of some of these HIV-antiretrovirals to control Ebola. This just might work, but will it answer the reason as to why it works?

National Health Institute
National Health Institute

The NIH, for example, has long known, though mechanisms not yet clearly worked out, that HIV treatment suppresses both the tuberculosis and the fowl tuberculosis that are currently the leading causes of infectious death in AIDS. To this effect the NIH, decades ago recruited University laboratories to look into the reason why.16

Therefore are the HIV drugs working against an “Ebola” which is estimated to have killed well over 3,000 African’s so far this year or the TB that killed 600,000 Africans in that same window? There still remains much work ahead to determine this. Antiretrovirals have major side effects.

The Ebola virus (also referred to as Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever) is often compared to the Marburg virus. So we have this, written in July, 2005 regarding that outbreak:

“Angola is in the grip of the world’s worst ever outbreak of the Marburg virus. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), as of 5 April, 156 of the 181 people reported infected have died. The Ebola-like virus causes a fever that, in fatal cases, is usually accompanied by severe internal bleeding and shock.

There is no vaccine or medical treatment and up to 80 per cent of infected people die within three to seven days. Three-quarters of those affected are children under five. Diagnosing an infection with the Marburg virus can be difficult as its initial symptoms are similar to those of malaria or tuberculosis. They include diarrhea, stomach pains, nausea, and vomiting and severe chest pains.”17

The heavy mortality and morbidity under the age of five with Marburg brings to mind specifically a tubercular involvement, in which most children are affected also in the same age group. What has been called ‘The Golden Age of Resistance’ against TB mortality has always been, for unknown reasons, ages six thru fifteen.4

“We saw a gigantic worm like-structure — gigantic by viral standards. It’s a very unusual shape for a virus” ­ Peter Piot. To some it might be considered wormlike, to others serpentine.

 

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Figure 1. The serpentine form of the Ebola Virus. Courtesy: CDC Frederick A. Murphy

 

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Figure 2. The serpentine form of ‘Cords’ of lethal tubercle bacilli X126.

 

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Figure 3. Again, Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, also of Serpentine or “worm-like” form in its deadly cord formation.

Both the Ebola virus and the Marburg virus are called Filoviruses because they form filamentous infectious viral particles.Filoviruses, however, are not alone. Mycobacterium. tuberculosis, which commonly lodges in and multiplies in the very same white cell defenders of our body (called macrophages) — also become filamentous once inside a macrophage.

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According to the WHO, close contact with the bodily fluids of people infected with Ebola, for example in hospitals or at burials, has in the past increased the risk of infection. Health workers have been advised to wear a mask and gloves. Yet physicians all masked and gloved up have contracted Ebola and Marburg.

WHO’s statement is misleading. As far back as 1995 the ability of Ebola to aerosolize or spread through airborne transmission was reported, studied and confirmed.19,20 Ebola, is a communicable airborne infection, just like tuberculosis.

“Ebola virus has been found in African monkeys, chimps and other nonhuman primates such as fruit bats in Africa. A milder strain of Ebola has been discovered in monkeys and pigs in the Philippines.”21

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Early studies suggested that the new strain of Ebola had emerged in West Africa, but according to epidemiologist Fabian Leendertz, a disease ecologist at the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin, who led the large team of scientists to Guinea, it is likely the virus in Guinea is closely related to the one known as the Zaire Ebola Virus, identified more than 10 years ago in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

It is felt that the new strain probably arrived in West Africa via infected straw-colored fruit bats from another part of Africa and seems to be related to that Zaire Ebola virus identified more than 10 years ago in the Congo. These bats migrate across long distances and are commonly found in giant colonies near cities and in forests. Fruit bats, however, are widely eaten in rural West Africa supposedly as a delicacy.

But the same fruit bats can carry mycobacteria from the mycobacterial tuberculosis complex.22,23,24
Previous Ebola outbreaks saw catastrophic death rates in gorilla and chimpanzee populations, which led some scientists to think that they were the ones responsible for the disease spreading.

Old World monkeys are very susceptible to human and cattle tuberculosis. Unlike humans, monkeys have no natural resistance to the disease. When they do catch it from a human, it usually spreads very fast and fatally in their bodies (as in acute miliary tuberculosis) and to areas other than their lungs.

During their illness, they can spread the disease to anyone who comes in contact with them or their waste. The current Ebola virus began in West Africa, one of the largest hotbeds of tuberculosis in the world.

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So what is the take-home message here? At best that “Ebola-like” does not always mean Ebola; at worst that Ebola does not mean Ebola.

Editing:  Jim W. Dean  and  Gordon Duff

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Burnett CH. A Text-book on Diseases of the Ear, Nose and Throat. J.B. Lippincott. 1901. 716pp

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Jaax N, Jahring P, Geisbert T, Geisbert J, Steele K, McKee K et al. Transmission of Ebola virus (Zaire strain) to uninfected control monkeys in a biocontainment laboratory. Lancet. 1995 Dec 23-30; 346(8991-8992): 1669-71

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Dr. Lawrence Broxmeyer, MD
© U.S. Library of Congress
All rights reserved
October, 2014

See Also:

Broxmeyer, L. AIDS: What the Discoverers of HIV Have Never Admitted: Latest Edition. 2014, July. 142 pp.

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45 COMMENTS

  1. If you can find an honest MD or a retired one (that can’t have their license taken), they will agree, almost anything can be reversed or cured by Vit C and Nano silver combined. Many an MD has looked at their books on their shelves and admitted they are useless concerning the above statement. It’s sad actually, so many people die every day and could have been saved for $15 and a weeks regimen.

  2. I make my own and know a bit a bout it. The effective calculus is NANO. It must get down to .005 in size per particle. Info is readily available on the web and is accurate in most places. Colloidal or Nano silver does not cure Ebola, it stops it from multiplying. You must be on a regimen before you contract it.

    You will find that Md’s talk about it being effective against 650 varieties of pathogens. This is false, it is effective against 650,000 pathogens (all known to man). Before anyone rips into it, find out what you can, and don’t be that idiot who thinks they know all about 9/11 and yell their lungs out at someone, only to find out they were easily deceived.

    For centuries people tried to grind silver as fine as they possibly could for such benefits. Not until the early 1900’s was it discovered how.

    Another thing, I know people that drink 16 oz per day. So don’t bring that “you’ll turn blue” shite up either. However, this is “clear” nano solution, made skillfully by themselves as well. When you first brush your teeth with it, it’s quite a kick, your mouth could have been a taxi cab floor, and now it smells like a baby fawn. Zero germs, zero smell, no fluoride either. I used to nap at least once a day. I haven’t napped in months.

    Most of you will experience a Herx reaction, I did too. It is a good thing, just don’t plan on running a triathalon for two days after when you first drink. Cheers.

  3. Fox News is reporting 43 people are off the Ebola watch list and immediately following the announcement with more fear mongering from a Dr. Haas about a much longer incubation period. I’d thought this operation had been downgraded because the three-name black op giveaway, as in Thomas Eric Duncan, is now simply Thomas Duncan in the MSM. On the other hand, the recent, outrageous predictive programming from Hollywood, Noah’s Ark, is about exterminating all but an elect as so much vermin. Another interesting fact is the gov procurement tender for PPE says it’s needed for exposure to animal viruses, which if lethal and pandemic would bring this country to its knees and usher in martial law as fast as a human pandemic.

    • OK, Unfortunate if true. We need open & honest debates on such a serious & far-reaching topic. My latest comment in that article was also deleted where I suggested further debates were needed, that even the “experts” had different points-of-view on the subject…which will continue as new research adds to current information. I also stated it’s best if the readers continue their own research to be better informed when choosing one’s own protocol…& to put common sense in the equation.

  4. NO NANO ANYTHING! Everything nano is toxic. Almost impossible to remove from the body. That’s why chemtrails are nano. Colloidal silver is adequate as an anti whatever is ailing you.

  5. I have been doing a bit of research, I will keep this brief.
    You are up to your kneck in advice.
    I think the most likely effects we are likely to experience are secondaries,
    a result of other people getting sick or taking precautions.
    As such a few cans of beans and some stuff to heal at least the usual creeping crud
    seems to me a good idea.
    Bulk Ascorbic Acid as powder in kilo quantities is quite inexpensive and is of general use.
    It is stable chemistry if in a cool dry place.
    I suggest you study up on silver, and learn your way around, and get some.
    The only people I have seen panicking is the usual suspects, but people are justifiably concerned.
    I get the impression this was not by accident.
    Best to All.

    John

  6. I’ve been waiting for months to post this.
    http //www.oilgeopolitics.net/Swine_Flu/Tuberculosis/tuberculosis.html
    Take a look at this article from 2009 “Is WHO covering up a tuberculosis epidemic with fake H1N1 panic? By F. William Engdahl, 18 November 2009 “One alternative explanation for the deaths and the ghastly lung conditions of the dead in Ukraine comes from an American medical researcher, Dr. Lawrence Broxmeyer, MD, of the New York Institute of Medical Research. Broxmeyer is convinced that the H1N1 Influenza A is no flu at all…….

    • Thanks, Anna. Good article. Broxmeyer might have something about the TB, not just in the H1N1 deal, but also in the Spanish Flu of 1918-20… However, he still thinks that the Spanish Flu (or whatever it was, if it wasn’t flu) started in Haskell County, Kansas and then jumped to nearby Ft Riley. But other researchers have found that the death rate in that area jumped up at the SAME time as similar flu deaths spiked up in New York City.

      The other thing Broxmeyer says is that deaths are from bacterial pneumonia, not viral. And I’m thinking, so what else is new? This happens a lot. You get a viral pneumonia, and it lowers your immunity. Bacterial pneumonia (secondary infection) swoops in and delivers the KO. It’s semantics as to which one killed you. How about both?

    • Regarding the Pandemic of 1918 – Correct. (http //www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16806732)
      Also.Andrew Noymer and Michel Garenne See http //www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2740912/
      http //drbroxmeyer.netfirms.com/001pdfBIRDFLUEDITORIALPUBLISHED.pdf

  7. This is why I don’t bother reading much else but VT, I applaud your effort Dr. Broxmeyer and if I was Siskel & Ebert I’d give you four thumbs up for this.
    I have suspected that this outbreak may be Marburg since its outset but since I’m no expert I haven’t offered any opinions, you know what they say about opinions. I read a very long and very interesting text about the Ebola about 20 years ago and I’m going from memory’s of that. I have been under the impression that Marburg was less virulent but they were going on information from the initial outbreak in Germany among the technicians now I see Marburgs uped its game considerably.
    I recently did a piece myself for VT on microcystin in the drinking water and I’m sure if your affiliated with the people in this publication you know how short a life span some microbiologists have who work on bacteria. Everyone thinks the doomsday scenario will be a nuclear scenerio. They have no idea…
    I had the honor of being a guest of NY State in 1990 when the galloping TB you referenced broke out and I remember well the panic it caused.
    Once again I just want to tell you what a great read this is, even Jules gave you the Old “Good Job” I think only Mr. Duff and I have ever gotten that accolade.

  8. Time for a humor break.

    The good folks at JoyCamp have really outdone themselves with this Ebola vaccine commercial.

    https //www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfwfMFBV34g

  9. Very interesting. Also very curious is that Sorcha Faal made it to the 4th Media web site (I think Chris Lehman was one of the writers/editors?) “Obama Refusal To Release Data On US Military Ebola Vaccine Shocks Russia”. Well, well, well…

  10. Thanks gentlemen, I had just read the article describing how the African physician used Lamivudine to treat his Ebola cases and had success with 13 of the 15 patients. I have ordered some just to have on hand in case this turns into an epidemic (I live in the Dallas area) and it costs approx. $125 for 30 150mg pills. This, in conjunction with fever reducers such as Ipuprofen or Tylenol, may be our best defense if this does spread wildly and we find ourselves infected. In the meantime, let’s all try to get plenty of rest and eat well to boost your immune system naturally – and vitamin C (as others mentioned) is always helpful, too. Thanks again, VT!!

    • The Russians say they’ve come up with an effective treatment, it’s called Triazoverin. Whatever, I hope so.

    • Fever. The human body´s first defense against viral infections. When fever is reduced, it cannot kill the virus, the virus continues to multiply and spread until it overcomes the body´s protective systems.
      Via the use of aspirin to “make the patient comfortable,” hospitals have caused the deaths of countless millions of viral infected patients, since the invention of aspirin. Fever is not designed to “make the patient comfortable,” rather it is to kill the virus. I watched my aunt die, fifty years ago via “aspirin induced comfort.” Twenty years later, I learned about death from fever reduction via aspirin and similar meds.

  11. Thanks for that. I was wondering 50 to 150 grams = how many 1,000 pills? If taking the pills, all at once or spread out?

    • This is not medical advice, I am not a ‘Doctor’ (nor do I play one on TV).
      The technique in question is ‘flow through at bowel tolerance’.
      It is reserved for heroic measures.
      Divided doses are taken every few hours until you squirt too much, then back off.
      Powder is used for obvious reasons.
      Ascorbic Acid (plain jane) seems to sufficiency, and “Vitamin C” leaves the body quickly.
      Silver leaves in about 3 weeks (again study and think, this is biochemistry),
      mere mortals do it (very carefully).

      John

      Study up on this, you probably will not need it.

    • Since I seem to keep mentioning silver.. one thing you should know

      NEVER EVER USE SALT IN YOUR SILVER PROCESSING EVER (silver chloride.. Blue)

      Please look into silver, it mysteriously went obsolete when they got with the antibiotics.
      Chances are the physics did not get that memo, and will still work as always.
      A true Wonder, please look into it, there is a lot on line, a lot of marketing to see through,
      and some very good science on offer if you look around and pick and choose.
      I have been doing that.
      I have not been disappointed, in fact I am astounded.
      This goes well beyond present concerns and is of general use and interest

      John

  12. Four naturalist MDs have come online stating that vitamin C, via intravenous injection, will cure ebola and almost if not all viral infections. For twenty years, Dr. Douglass II, and others, have championed an I.V., hydrogen peroxide solution as a similar cure.
    Lining up a physician, to provide an intravenous injection of either, is best done ahead of the need. This link provides a procedure http //www.doctoryourself.com/strategies.html

    • In answer to those who taut Vitamin C as a treatment for “Ebola”, and to set the record straight – in 1974, Irwin Stone, who influenced Linus Pauling heavily, wrote a chapter in his book citing studies where Vitamin C killed tuberculosis. (Irwin Stone. The Healing Factor Vitamin C. 1974. Putnam Pub Group March, 1974. 258 pages).

      In addition, and much more recently we have
      http //www.einstein.yu.edu/news/releases/907/study-finds-vitamin-c-can-kill-drug-resistant-tb/

      Vitamin C and Tuberculosis – Study Finds Vitamin C Can Kill Drug-Resistant TB

      May 21, 2013 — (Bronx, NY) — In a striking, unexpected discovery, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have determined that vitamin C kills drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) bacteria in laboratory culture. The finding suggests that vitamin C added to existing TB drugs could shorten TB therapy, and it highlights a new area for drug design. The study was published today in the online journal Nature Communications.

  13. This does now give me pause for thought about the deaths of all of those microbiologists that have been occurring since about 2001.

    Appears to be a very high risk career choice……

  14. This excellent article is backed by in depth, rock solid research folks won’t find published in this summarized form anywhere. Snakelike organism as in parasite, hmm. Snakelike the entity that developed it and deployed it. Certainly seems suspicious that a certain evil occult group of WZ/BCC parasites that desires to take over Africa, mine its minerals and take its resources just happen to be perhaps working for a certain alien group renown for its desire to kill off 90% of the human population of Planet Earth. Pure coincidence I’m sure.

    The CDC in its purposeful ignorance will of course continue their same line of ineffective treatment and use of ineffective protocols while certain vaccine manufacturers conjure up horrific vaccines with this new highly virulent TB strain which looks like Ebola which is not near as virulent. It’s a two for one-er, get your super TB and your dumbing-down mind-kontrol compounds injected at the same time while you drink you fluoride laced processed food and public water. Maybe even their deploy an “up the nose” non-injected version to make it more palatable. Now wouldn’t that be nice of them?

  15. Good point indeed. Which makes me wonder if doctors fighting this disease are even considering a huge infusion via IV of Vitamin C. We all know how anti natural and vitamin our health officials are, recommending only pharma drugs and vaccines, when Vit C has been shown to have a huge affect against cancer. But they’ll never admit that. I doubt that many or ANY doctors in this field are homeopathic. That’s a pity because I too believe all disease can be cured homeopathically.

  16. More than a few things here that make one go “hmmm” We need to circulate this. Thanks for all the work putting this together.

  17. Nagasaki a predominantly Catholic population nuked in ww2.West african countries affected by virulant viruses predominately Catholic population.

  18. Thank you, Dr B.
    A good non-fiction book is The Hot Zone, (non-fiction, readable, non-technical, still scary). The film Outbreak, which featured Dustin Hoffman, aseems to have been based on it.
    Queensland, Australia, has its own variant called lissavirus, or Vic Rail’s disease, named after a horse trainer infected via horse feed pooed on by native fruit bats. If you’re holidaying in Q, don’t go near the bats!

  19. The Observer had previously reported that people dressed as nurses were going into communities with Ebola “vaccines”. Once injected, it produces Ebola-like symptoms and sends victims into a coma. Shortly thereafter, victims expire. Communities are now reportedly chasing “vaccine” peddlers out of the communities. It is possible that the “vaccine” is/was composed of the same formaldehyde-water mixture. The Observer received reports from families whose loved ones’ organs were missing upon return of the bodies to the families.

    • I vaguely recall reading a Tom Clancy ( or similar ) novel many years ago with a similar plot line, involving chemicals dumped into water wells in a remote desert location.

  20. The Liberian Daily Observer confirms Nana Kwame’s testimony the Red Cross did indeed inject people who subsequently got “ebola”. Also from the Observer 8/2/14 A man in Schieffelin, located in Margibi County, was arrested for attempting to put formaldehyde into a well. He confessed, said that ” we are many”. The poison produces ebola-like symptoms before it kills. Also it’s been confirmed that Bush signed the Executive Order for Ebola quarantining and it was amended 7/31/14. Executive Order 13295. Just in time.

    • I wasn’t damning you with faint praise, Mr. Duff. I appreciate it was a lot of effort as are many of the articles posted here. Finding similar information would be difficult, if not impossible for me. I’m obliged to VT for being here and offering it up.

    • I concur. Huge effort this. And many thanks for the multitude of other articles of greater importance with each passing day. An indispensable resource, you all should feel terrific about accomplishing VT.

    • Gordon Duff, VT & you are one of THE best sources for anyone searching behind the MSM headlines, fear-mongering, etc. Thanks & gratitude fall short in expressing how much your valiant team efforts mean in getting the “truth” out…where most everything seems rather fluid right now with the Ebola scare tactics as well as the undermining misinformation moves by TPTB…

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