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Will There Be An Ebola Outbreak in America?

By Barbara Loe Fisher
Published October 12, 2014 in Infectious Diseases & Vaccines

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In the Digital Age, infectious disease outbreaks like Ebola 1 are brought into our lives through our smart phones, tablets and laptops and we can easily access and quickly analyze the information we receive. As Americans get smarter and more savvy about how to sort through the kind of fear-based rhetoric that sells newspapers, we are able to better assess exactly what is going on with Ebola 2 3 in Africa and the U.S. and ask good questions about what we are seeing.4 5

Inquiring minds want to know the truth about why Ebola hemorrhagic fever has landed on American soil. Unfortunately, Congress 6 and officials at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS),7 Departments of Defense (DOD) 8 9 and Homeland Security 10 are having a hard time coming up with answers that do not raise more questions. 11
Let’s review the brief timeline of what is being billed as “The Worst Ebola Outbreak Ever,” 12 that has prompted top US public health officials to warn that Ebola could become as widespread as HIV/AIDS 13 while pharmaceutical companies partnering with federal agencies are scrambling to fast track experimental Ebola vaccines to market. 14 15 16 17
Here is how a localized Ebola outbreak has been turned into a global public health emergency:
In the spring of 2014, the African nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone report a surge in cases of Ebola, a highly contagious viral infection that starts with symptoms of fever, headache, muscle and stomach pain, diarrhea, vomiting, bruising and, in severe cases, progresses to bleeding from the nose, mouth and gastrointestinal tract. Between 25 and 90% of Ebola cases end in death and the current Africa-based outbreak is averaging a 40 to 50% case fatality rate. 18 19
In June and July, missionary workers in Africa repeatedly contact US health officials, warning that there is urgent need for an immediate response to the spread of Ebola. 20
By August 2, an American missionary infected with Ebola in Liberia is flown from Liberia to Atlanta for treatment with an experimental drug (ZMapp) 21 22 and shows signs of improvement within 24 hours, eventually fully recovering.
Ten days later, the World Health Organization approves use of fast tracked experimental drugs and vaccines in humans after declaring Ebola an “international public health emergency.” 23
Eight days later, Liberian security forces violently clash with citizens trying to break out of a government-imposed quarantine that left panicked residents in a poor neighborhood without food or other supplies. 24
On September 2, NIH announces upcoming clinical trials using an experimental genetically engineered viral vectored vaccine co-developed by NIH and GlaxoSmithKline that will by-pass normal FDA licensing regulations for demonstrating safety and effectiveness. 25
Three days later, a third US missionary doctor working in Liberia is diagnosed with Ebola and flown to Nebraska for treatment, 26 as deaths in Africa reach 2,100 people out of about 4,000 thought to have been infected.
On September 16, the U.S. announces that Ebola is a national and global security threat and that at least 3,000 American military personnel will be sent to the capitol of Liberia to establish a regional military command and control center. 27 28
Two days later, the United Nations Security Council adopts a U.S.- developed resolution calling for a lifting of travel and border restrictions on citizens living in African nations where Ebola is widespread so that everyone can travel freely between countries, including into the U.S. 29
On September 20, a Liberian citizen infected with Ebola flies from Liberia to Texas and exposes family members after a Dallas hospital misdiagnoses his symptoms on Sept. 26 and sends him home. When he is diagnosed with Ebola two days later, public health officials fail to immediately employ appropriate infection control measures and children and adults in Dallas are put at risk for Ebola infection. 30
Ten days later, CDC officials hold a press conference and insist that the only way a person can transmit Ebola is when there is a fever and other symptoms of illness and the only way a person can become infected with Ebola is to have direct contact with body fluids of an infected person but that under no circumstances is Ebola airborne. Americans are assured that there will be no Ebola epidemic in this country because CDC officials are “stopping this in its tracks.“ 31
On October 2, a Missouri microbiologist and emergency trauma physician checks in at Atlanta’s airport wearing a Hazmat uniform with protective goggles, boots and gloves and a sign on his back declaring that  “The CDC is Lying” to protest non-existent infection control measures at airports and what he called a “sugar-coating of the risk of transmission” of Ebola, predicting the deadly infectious disease will consume every African nation and become epidemic in America. 32
On October 8, top disease control and Ebola infection experts publicly admit that scientists are not sure how Ebola is transmitted, admitting there is a possibility that Ebola could be transmitted through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes and that an asymptomatic person without a fever may be able to infect others. The scientists also express concern that Ebola screening at airports targeting people with fevers could be ineffective because symptoms can be masked by taking Tylenol and other fever-reducing medications. 33
The next day, the House Armed Services Committee and Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense approves nearly $1 billion dollars in funding for the U.S. to “lead the international response to the Ebola outbreak.” 34
That same day, the first NIH-developed experimental Ebola vaccine starts being tested on humans in several African nations 35 while a U.S. public opinion poll reveals that the majority of Americans want a ban on incoming flights from Liberia and other countries where Ebola is rampant. By a 2 to 1 margin, Americans oppose sending American soldiers to those countries and 50% of Americans suspect there will be an Ebola outbreak in the U.S. 36
So here is what inquiring minds want to know: 
  • Why did U.S. health officials in Atlanta and on the ground in Africa ignore the exploding Ebola epidemic last spring?  
  • Why did U.S. government officials fly American aid workers infected with Ebola to the U.S. rather than treating them with experimental drugs at hospitals in Africa?
  • Why did the U.S. government press the United Nations to adopt a resolution calling for no restrictions on international travel from Liberia and other Ebola-stricken countries?  
  • Why did the Centers for Disease Control, supposedly the world’s leading infection control agency, fail to immediately assist Texas health officials when the first case of Ebola was diagnosed on US soil to guarantee that, at a minimum, the kind of infection control measures used in most nursing homes in America would be carried out?
  • Why has the Director of the CDC repeatedly stated that the only way a person can transmit Ebola is if they have a fever and said that people cannot get Ebola unless they have direct contact with the body fluids of an infected person - but that under no circumstances is Ebola airborne - when he knows, or should know, those statements could be false? 37 38 39 40 41 42
  • And why are experimental Ebola vaccines being fast tracked into human trials and promoted as the final solution rather than ramping up testing and production of the experimental ZMapp drug that has already saved the lives of several Ebola infected Americans? 
A logical conclusion is that some people in industry, government and the World Health Organization did not want the Ebola outbreak to be confined to several nations in Africa because that would fail to create a lucrative global market 43 44 for mandated use of fast tracked Ebola vaccines by every one of the seven billion human beings living on this planet.  
Will there be an Ebola outbreak in America?45 46 47 48 49 Ask the CDC, WHO, DOD, NIH and Congress.
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1 Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  About Ebola Virus Disease. Oct. 4, 2014.
3 World Health Organization (WHO).Ebola Virus Disease. WHO Fact Sheet September 2014.
8 Maloof F. M. Defense Department Won’t Define Military’s Ebola Mission. WND Health Oct. 2, 2014.9 Pellerin C. DoD Medical Countermeasures Find Use in Ebola Outbreak. DOD News Oct. 8, 2014.
10 Vicinanzo A. Enhanced Ebola Screening Begins at Five US Airports. HSToday.US Oct. 9, 2014.

11 Fernandez M, Shear MD, Goodnaugh A. Dallas Hospital Alters Account, Raising Questions on Ebola Case.New York Times Oct. 3, 2014.
12 Reuters. Timeline of the Worst Ebola Outbreak Ever. Newsweek Oct. 8, 2014.
14 NIH. Ebola Vaccine Development. Sept. 8, 2014.
15 Sifferlin A. Ebola Vaccines Are Being Expedited. Oct. 1, 2014.
16 Atlanta Business Chronicle. GeoVax Developing Two Ebola Vaccines. Oct. 3, 2014.
18 Geggal L. Doctors Unsure Why Only Certain Ebola Patients Bleed. Live Science Oct. 7, 2014. 19 World Health Organization (WHO). Ebola Virus Disease. WHO Fact Sheet September 2014.
21 Wilson J, Dellorto D. 9 Questions About This New Ebola Drug. CNN Aug. 5, 2014.
23 Kellend K, Nebehay S. WHO Backs Use of Experimental Ebola Drugs in West Africa Outbreak. Reuters Aug. 12, 2014.
26 Beck MA. US doctor infected with Ebola arrives in Nebraska. Associated Press/Spokesman-Review Sept. 5, 2014.  
28 Maloof FM. Defense Dept. won't define military's Ebola mission. WND Health Oct. 2, 2014.
30 Fernandez M, Shear MD, Goodnaugh A. Dallas Hospital Alters Account, Raising Questions on Ebola Case. New York Times Oct. 3, 2014.
35 Fox M, Bratu B. Exclusive: First Ebola Vaccine Trial Starts in Africa. NBC News Oct. 9, 2014.
37 Khan AS, Tshioko K, Heymann DL et al. The Reemergence of Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1995. J Infec Dis 1999; 179 (Suppl 1): 576-586.
39 Leroy EM, Baize S, Volchkov VE et al. Human asymptomatic Ebola infection and strong inflammatory response. The Lancet 2000; 355 (9222): 2210-2215.
40 Mahanty S, Bray M. Pathogenesis of filoviral haemorrhagic fevers. Lancet Infect Dis 2004; 8: 487-498.
41 Bausch DG, Towner JS, Dowell SF et al. Assessment of the Risk of Ebola Virus Transmission From Bodily Fluids and Fomites. J Infect Dis 2007; 196 (Supplement 2): S142-S147.
42 Centers for Disease Control. CDC Case Definition for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), Low Risk Exposures (“A low risk exposure includes any of the following: Household contact with an EVD patient; other close contact with EVD patients in health care facilities or community settings. Close contact is defined as (a) being within approximate 3 feet of an EVD patient or within the patient’s room or care area for a prolonged period of time while not wearing recommended personal protective equipment.”) CDC Website Sept. 5, 2014.
46 Horowitz A. Nina Pham Confirmed As First Known Person to Contract Ebola in U.S. The Huffington Post Oct. 13, 2014.
47 Mendoza M. About 70 Staffers at Dallas Hospital Cared for Ebola Patient. AP/Dallas Morning News Oct. 13, 2014.
49 Brosseau LM, Jones R. Health Workers Need Optimal Protection for Ebola. CIDRAP Sept. 17, 2014.

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20 Responses to "Will There Be An Ebola Outbreak in America?"
Commenter Name
Posted: 10/15/2014 10:39:41 AM
That was the most informative commentary I have read! Thank you for the truth!
Commenter Name
Posted: 10/15/2014 10:42:16 AM
I agree with your assessment and concerns, Barbara! You asked the very questions my family members and I have discussed almost every day. Even my children understand that allowing flights from those countries poses unnecessary risk. As American citizens, we are left wondering if our elected officials care about us at all...oh wait! I guess they don't...as evidenced by almost all their actions in Congress. This is about money, power and probably is a test run for how the public will react. I would not be surprised if we don't find ourselves under martial law at some point. If the Director of the CDC is so confident in how Ebola is transferred, I suggest that he go hang out in the hospital room of the next victim of Ebola...of course, we'll give him gloves, a mask and face shield, a gown, etc. This whole thing makes me wonder what the Obama Administration is up to now...is this a distraction or the main event?
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Joan McDaniel
Posted: 10/15/2014 11:13:10 AM
I agree with you 100%. I along with you and others went this way a few years ago with the Flu-vaccine. I am a nurse in New York and they were trying to force us to take the vaccine of be fired. We fought them and won. I keep thinking this is a perfect set-up for them. I like your questions and I love your possible conclusion. Keep up the good work Thank God for people like you and the rest of people who stand up for this.
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Diane Di
Posted: 10/15/2014 11:21:25 AM
They keep talking about an experimental Ebola vaccine as if its new. Funny thing, they already have one and they have already done human clinical trials back in 2006. Strange how they don't post study results. http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/study/NCT00374309?term=ebola+vaccine&rank=4 Also, why does the CDC own a Patent on Ebola ‘invention?’ http://www.getholistichealth.com/40472/why-does-the-cdc-own-a-patent-on-ebola-invention/
Commenter Name
Posted: 10/15/2014 11:26:16 AM
Bill Gates funds a lab research center that is working on contagious diseases, including ebola IN SIERRA LEONE. I smell a connection. Gates supports depopulation, is outspoken about it and funds all enterprises with that agenda in mind. Besides Gates, there are globalists and weak minded american leaders and industries who prosper from the sale of vaccines and the spreading of diseases to keep those vaccines coming. But when we're being told there is no vaccine or that it's still being researched or that they don't have enough, depopulation is occurring. I smell a rat.
Commenter Name
W.R. McAfee, Sr.
Posted: 10/15/2014 1:11:46 PM
Behold! An Ebola Boogeyman on a Pale Horse! http://ppjg.me/2014/08/09/behold-an-ebola-boogeyman-on-a-pale-horse/
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Donna Marquart
Posted: 10/15/2014 2:50:50 PM
Thank you for your report. I think there are other things going on - like the fast track push to approval of the TPP Trans Pacific Partnership - in secret. I got word this morning of once again the push to get this "partnership" rammed through which is basically for the benefit of multinational corporate interests which would supercede national laws. In this particular case, the TPP will reduce the freedom of the Internet to communicate the truths (and untruths) of what is going on in this big world. The Gates Foundation is definitely involved in population reduction - maybe having been inspired by the Georgia Stones. In the documentary GMO OMG, it mentions that Gates Foundation owns 500,000 shares of Monsanto stock. Monsanto is the chemical company that sells transgender seeds, terminator seeds, and the herbicide/pesticide to accompany "their" patented seeds. What they are selling is totally unsustainable. And in the end, GMO's do NOT give better yields than organic. Rodale has proven this.
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Cindy Griffin
Posted: 10/15/2014 5:57:40 PM
Thank you, Barbara. As always this is a reasoned, well-researched and crystal clear analysis that definitely lines up with our assessment. I intend to spread the word through our client and web presence, with your permission. Add to it that today the FDA approved a new Monsanto weed and pesticide combination product that contains dioxin, and you can see the squeeze coming at our population. Thank you for bringing common sense to a fear-based world!
Commenter Name
Posted: 10/16/2014 7:53:39 PM
What I still don't get is how is this different from the swine flu pandemic, the bird flu pandemic, the H1N1 pandemic, ad nauseam? I may be totally wrong but I fully believe that this is a total can of BS with the end goal of getting the gullible sheeple so fearful that they will beg for the vaccine du jour that will wipe out many and incapacitate a huge number of people. All the past so-called pandemics have been leading up to this. When you look at the school "shootings" (and many other events) and ask the hard questions, their responses are very wanting. It's painfully obvious that those events were not what they were peddled to be. There are many reasons for wanting intervention in Africa and I don't think it had anything to do with any virus--that was the vehicle that allowed military intervention, doctors without borders (CIA ties)..........
Commenter Name
Posted: 10/19/2014 4:56:44 PM
Commenter Name
Posted: 10/27/2014 12:34:41 AM
I am sympathetic to your cause, but I urge you to be more careful in drawing conclusions because it does tarnish your credibility. For example: "the experimental ZMapp drug . . . has already saved the lives of several Ebola infected Americans?" There is absolutely no proof that ZMapp saved anyone's life. It has been given, I believe, to 3 people, 2 who survived and 1 who died. The two who survived were also given intensive supportive care and at least one was given survivor's blood.
Commenter Name
Posted: 11/6/2014 5:05:54 PM
I'm an RN and was horrified to learn that two Ebola patients would be flown into the US for treatment. Ebola is a BSL-4 virus and for the disease to be treated in a non BSL-4 level containment facility is insanity. Having worked isolation units with plague, MRSA, TB, VRE and other infectious pathogens, I know how easy it is for disease to accidently spread to others. Since 6 corporations control ALL media outlets, e.g. newspapers, television and most magazines, websites like this are vital in getting the truth out to the public. Besides Ebola, Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever is popping up in Uganda, and Lassa Hemorrhagic Fever remains a concern in many areas in Africa. Of course, government will tell us that instituting a travel ban would not prevent these diseases from entering the US. Open borders, unrestricted air travel, "self monitoring" for people who have come from Ebola stricken countries, it's all a recipe for a pandemic.
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Caroline Torres
Posted: 11/8/2014 8:36:20 PM
I think the president was not ready for Ebola. I hate to judge but the CDC is SO unprepared! Why did they act with recklessness when Thomas Eric Duncan came and said hey I was from west Africa and I feel sick. They should have taken him seriously. And I think we have heard of ISIS and Obama is letting illegal immigrants in! We are in danger! Also... What if one of them have Ebola didn't know and came to America and infected some people. Don't you think that could cause an outbreak that America isn't prepared for? And then let's say Ebola turns airborne? What do we do? We are not prepared. The door is open and Ebola will take the opportunity. Ebola can come in any time and we wouldn't be able to stop her!
Commenter Name
Posted: 11/9/2014 3:02:11 AM
Barb, You are certainly asking the right questions. Indeed why maintain air travel from those forlorn countries to the US if not to fuel this contagion. After all I don't think West Africa is so important to the US that we have to keep travel open to them. No it's all about creating an emerging panic situation and then provide the solution in a new, filthy, vaccine that we'll all have to get-at gunpoint perhaps. I've got a great article I wrote on the Gardasil vaccine at inflaNATION.com, along with 100 more blogs from my book. My book on vaccines is 200 pages and about 200 citations. Well done Barb.
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Tori Collins
Posted: 11/11/2014 1:17:55 PM
Barbara, I totally agree with what you have said. I find it crippling to blame CDC for all of this mess. But don't you think they have some fault??? Like... Why are they lying about the transmission of Ebola? This strain of Ebola that is attacking people in Africa is most likely a new strain, don't you think? They act like they know EVERYTHING about this "new Ebola strain". Nobody has been able to study this type of Ebola that is 97% genetically identical to Ebola Zaire. They are NOT the same thing. This is a new type of Ebola and is obviously the deadliest type of Ebola since it has caused the largest Ebola outbreak in history. CDC is saying that Ebola is transmitted by body fluids of patients. They said that is the only way of getting Ebola other than coming in contact with an animal reservoir that has Ebola. The truth is it is possible to get Ebola through the air. If an Ebola victim sneeze which is rare, but let's say that happens and you are in the same room with them and if you're not wearing protective gear, you can get Ebola through the air. CDC doesn't want to admit this because they think it might scare people so badly it could cause chaos... the thought of airborne Ebola. They have to admit, we need the facts! What do you think, Barbara? Sincerely, Tori Collins
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Alex chinderson
Posted: 11/11/2014 4:00:28 PM
I see where all this is leading to. I am a nerd and I like to do the math for everything and I can do the math very well when it comes to this Ebola crisis situation. You don't have to be a nerd to see where this is heading. Let me show you the math. No travel bans + Fear + Anger + No money + No safety protocols + No quarantines (only self evaluation) + Airport temperature checks that can't really detect Ebola + No FDA approved vaccine + People in Africa who still eat raw monkey meat = Ebola epidemic. I am not saying there is going to be an Ebola outbreak here in America, I am just saying the ingredients for this Ebola outbreak to spread is all there. I watched this video on YouTube and the people in Liberia,Africa were being told that Ebola was in town. This video was taken back in March. Man, those people did not believe Ebola even existed! It was on the news! The news people tried to warn those people that Ebola was emerging and they did not care. In one of the videos a man told the African guy that Ebola was usually caught by monkeys and the African man was like really? And right after that he was all like well and then he ate a monkey right there in front of the guy who warned him and it was caught on camera!!! Why do people not care?
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Dereck White
Posted: 11/12/2014 8:24:02 AM
Hey Barbara, Did you watch the news on that day that Obama actually said that he was going to stop Ebola dead in its trscks? I...don't see that happening...and CDC said they were going to eliminate this ebola outbreak in Africa by December 1st...And it is november 12 and the outbreak is getting worse...now there is Marburg in Uganda...do you think CDC is going to make it on the deadline??? I don't think so...
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Nikki Brownson
Posted: 11/13/2014 8:16:29 AM
Dear Barbara, I have read your informative passage which is very interesting.I see that Ebola is getting worse and I thought that was strange because I have never heard of a zoonotic disease as deadly as Ebola.I actually looked up this Ebola epidemic to find out which of the five strains of Ebola is actually causing this outbreak and just like what Tori Collins said,this is actually a new strain of Ebola that has emerged from Guienea and it actually is a mutated version of Ebola Zaire.My question is...do you think CDC or WHO is going to be able to kill this outbreak??? Sincerely, Nikki Brownson
Commenter Name
Posted: 1/28/2015 2:11:43 PM
"And why are experimental Ebola vaccines being fast tracked into human trials and promoted as the final solution rather than ramping up testing and production of the experimental ZMapp drug that has already saved the lives of several Ebola infected Americans? A logical conclusion is that some people in industry, government and the World Health Organization did not want the Ebola outbreak to be confined to several nations in Africa because that would fail to create a lucrative global market 43 44 for mandated use of fast tracked Ebola vaccines by every one of the seven billion human beings living on this planet. " Ummmm, how is this a "logical conclusion"? And I'm unclear why you think there is any difference financially in supporting a vaccine vs. ZMapp with the one exception that ZMapp would still be expensive AND you would need monitored hospital care. Super expensive intensive care. If you think a "lucrative market" is the reason for something then the vaccines make no sense at all. Think of how much money you can make by sticking sure-to-die people in hospitals. This is nuts.
Commenter Name
Posted: 4/27/2015 5:35:18 PM
The first physician to aggressively use vitamin C to cure diseases was Frederick R. Klenner, M.D. beginning back in the early 1940's. Dr. Klenner consistently cured chicken pox, measles, mumps, tetanus and polio with huge doses of the vitamin. While vaccines are now available for these illnesses, please remember this was not the case in the 1940's. The following is a list of the conditions that Dr. Klenner successfully treated with aggressive vitamin C therapy: Pneumonia Encephalitis Herpes Zoster (shingles) Herpes Simplex Mononucleosis Pancreatitis Hepatitis Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Bladder Infection Alcoholism Arthritis Some Cancers Leukemia Atherosclerosis Ruptured Intervertebral Disc High Cholesterol Corneal Ulcer Diabetes Glaucoma Schizophrenia Burns and secondary infections Heat Stroke Radiation Burns Heavy Metal Poisoning (Mercury, Lead) Venomous Bites (insects, snakes) Multiple Sclerosis Chronic Fatigue Complications of Surgery This seems like an impossible list of vitamin C cures. At this point, you can either dismiss the subject or investigate further. Dr. Klenner chose to investigate. The result? He used massive doses of vitamin C for over forty years of family practice. He wrote dozens of medical papers on the subject. A complete list of them is in the Clinical Guide to the Use of Vitamin C, edited by Lendon H. Smith, M.D., Life Sciences Press, Tacoma, WA (1988). It is difficult to ignore his success, but it has been done. Dr. Klenner wrote: "Some physicians would stand by and see their patient die rather than use ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) because in their finite minds it exists only as a vitamin."

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