Just when you thought the U.S. migrant situation could not possibly get any more bizarre, it just did. Recent alternative news headlines have warned that migrants from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are being released into the American population without proper vetting or screening for Ebola, a lethal, incurable disease which is breaking out in their home country.
This information, in and of itself, is sobering. But what is even more concerning to my observers is the reaction to this story from the mainstream media (MSM) and U.S. officials: complete denial that there is – or ever could be – any threat of Ebola taking hold and spreading in the United States.
For a topic as complex as this, it is prudent to examine the facts rather than become emotionally heated based only on hearsay evidence.
Here, then, are the facts about Ebola, which is named after the Ebola River, located near one of the villages in the Democratic Republic of Congo where the disease first appeared:
- What is Ebola?
Ebola is also called a hemorrhagic fever virus. After entering the body, it kills cells, causing some of them to explode. The virus interferes with blood clotting, which leads to internal bleeding, as blood leaks from small blood vessels within the body. Inflammation and tissue damage are other effects of the Ebola virus.
Ebola is deadly, with a reported mortality rate ranging between 41% (41 out of 100) and 90% (9 out of 10). The Ebola virus first appeared during two 1976 outbreaks in Africa.
The first symptoms of Ebola resemble influenza (flu) or some other common illness. High fever, headache, joint and muscle aches, sore throat, weakness, stomach pain, and loss of appetite are the first signs that someone is infected with Ebola.
As the disease progresses, Ebola causes bleeding (hemorrhaging) from the eyes, ears, nose, and internally. Some patients vomit or cough up blood, have bloody diarrhea and get a rash.
Because Ebola is so rare in the world and unknown in the U.S., doctors often mistake its symptoms for those associated with cholera or malaria.
Ebola is hard to diagnose with blood and tissues tests because it typically takes about three weeks for the first symptoms to appear. By then, the infected person has had the opportunity to spread the virus through direct contact with any number of others. Once detected, victims of Ebola are quarantined (isolated from direct contact with other humans).
- How is Ebola spread?
Ebola is spread only by direct contact with symptomatic skin or bodily fluids (blood, saliva, sweat, tears, mucus, vomit, feces, breast milk, urine, and semen) of an infected animal, including a human being or by touching things that have been contaminated with these fluids.
Ebola is not spread through air, water, or food, which is actually good news. However, caretakers of someone sick with Ebola or who bury the corpse of an infected person often contract the deadly disease themselves. In this way, the cycle of infection continues.
Note that someone who has contracted the Ebola but has no symptoms is not yet contagious and poses no health threat to others.
- How is Ebola treated?
Ebola can be treated to manage the symptoms by administering fluids and electrolytes, oxygen, blood pressure medication, blood transfusions, and treatment for other infections.
- Is there a cure for Ebola?
Ebola is incurable, and there is no preventative vaccine available today. Researchers are testing an experimental serum that kills infected cells.
The best way to avoid getting Ebola is to stay away from places where cases have been reported, avoid direct contact with anyone from places where Ebola cases have been reported, and to avoid contact with animals such as bats, monkeys, chimpanzees, and gorillas that can spread the lethal virus to humans.
- Where have Ebola cases been reported in recent years?
Ebola is currently epidemic in one part of the DRC and recently broke out in other regions this African country. Other nations which have suffered from Ebola recently are:
- Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea (widespread between Dec. 2013 and Jan. 2016)
- Nigeria, Mali, Senegal, Spain, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States (limited and local outbreaks between Dec. 2013 and Jan. 2016)
- DRC (66 cases between Aug-Nov 2014)
- DRC (54 cases between May-Jul 2018)
- DRC and Uganda (2,447 cases between Aug 2018 to the present, with more cases being reported on an ongoing basis)
DRC is currently experiencing the worst Ebola outbreak ever. The World Health Organization (WHO) stated that, as of June 4, 2019, a total of 2,025 Ebola cases were confirmed and reported, with 1,357 reported deaths.
One reporter for the Conservative Review revealed that, as of the first week of June, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) requires “no special screening, extra scrutiny, or quarantine…of those coming from African countries more than from anywhere else.”
Knowing merely these five facts about Ebola should raise ring all the alarm bells with U.S. immigration officials. However, recent statements to the press have assured Americans that there is no present or future threat whatsoever to U.S. residents.
Colleen Bridger, interim assistant city manager and director of the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, said:
“This is a little bit much ado about nothing. Any rumors that they are bringing Ebola or are at risk of Ebola are patently false.”
This limited thinking and blanket denial from a government health official raises some important questions. For example, why would any U.S. government agency admit into the U.S. any person from any country known to have reported cases of Ebola without imposing a three-week quarantine to see if Ebola symptoms arise?
Is the denial of any domestic Ebola threat and MSN blackout about a possible contagion in the Americas an evil plot on the part of New World Order elites to reduce the U.S. population, especially in areas with poor sanitation such as homeless tent cities?
Or does the official denial of the possibility of an Ebola outbreak serve as crowd control, to avoid panic in the streets and assaults on migrants from DRC?
Expect to hear more about this story, including the very real possibility that the first case of lethal Ebola in 2019 within the boundaries of the United States has been detected.