Nigeria’s Special Advisor on Public Health Dr Yewande Adeshina said: “We’re actually looking at contacting over 30,000 people

The hunt for people in contact with deadly Ebola was dramatically escalated tonight as the risk of infection spread across the globe like a giant spider’s web.

Initially health officials wanted to trace only a few hundred passengers on two planes which had carried victim Patrick Sawyer, 40.

But – as Cabinet ministers held an emergency Cobra meeting in London – the search was widened to find up to 30,000 people who could be hosting the organism which kills 90% of sufferers.


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The list includes anyone at one of four airports visited by American dad-of-three Sawyer, and those in contact with him in Nigeria’s capital Lagos, home to 17 million, where he died five days ago.

Mike Noyes, of Action Aid, said: “This is the worst Ebola outbreak the world has ever seen.

“The most worrying thing is not just the numbers of people dying, but how long it is going on for.

“Most outbreaks last six weeks to two months. This one began in February and is speeding up.

“If anyone could answer the question ‘Why?’, we might be able to stop it. Instead, the reach of the spider web of infection is growing.”

Nigeria’s Special Advisor on Public Health Dr Yewande Adeshina said: “We’re actually looking at contacting over 30,000 people.”

A total of 672 have so far been killed in the outbreak which has spread across four borders in Western Africa. A team of public health experts plus £2million in emergency aid have been sent to the region by the UK.

Several airlines have now stopped flying to Liberia and Sierra Leone over concerns about the spread of the disease from Guinea. source

Ebola conspiracy theories spreading fast as outbreak travels round globe – was deadly virus created in laboratory?

Conspiracy theories about Ebola are spreading as fast as the killer virus itself.

And with no known cure or vaccine, its potential origins vary wildly from it being a CIA-manufactured weapon to a cover for “cannibalistic rituals.”

Angry crowds in Africa have also accused foreigners of bringing the virus into the country.

In April, the threat of violence forced Medecins Sans Frontieres to evacuate all its staff from a treatment centre in Guinea.

In Sierra Leone, which has the largest number of Ebola cases, thousands protested outside the country’s main Ebola treatment facility in the eastern city of Kenema, where police had to disperse the crowd with tear gas.

Reports say the demonstration was sparked by a rumour from a nearby market that the disease was a ruse used to justify “cannibalistic rituals” being carried out in the hospital.

Protection: Health specialists work in an isolation ward in southern Guinea

Dr Leonard Horowitz, an international authority on public health education, has conducted a major study into the origin of AIDS and Ebola, questioning claims they are emerging viruses that jumped from ape to man.

In his book Emerging Viruses, he investigates the possibility the germs were laboratory creations, accidentally or intentionally transmitted via tainted hepatitis and smallpox vaccines.

He also examines CIA activities and foreign policy initiatives in Central Africa in response to alleged threats posed by communism, black nationalism, and Third World populations.

UNICEF says rumours and denial are fuelling the spread of Ebola in Africa and putting even more lives at risk.

Manuel Fontaine, UNICEF Regional Director for West and Central Africa says some people still deny that the disease is real. Others believe it doesn’t have to be treated.

ReutersEbola Virus Graphic
Ebola Virus Graphic

Widespread misconception, resistance, denial and occasional hostility in some communities are considerably complicating the humanitarian response to contain the outbreak.

Fontaine said: “The response goes beyond medical care. If we are to break the chain of Ebola transmission, it is crucial to combat the fear surrounding it and earn the trust of communities.

“We have to knock on every door, visit every market and spread the word in every church and every mosque. To do so, we urgently need more people, more funds, more partners.” more

it seems that with the internet the perpetrators of these diseases are having to talk about the conspiracies in their mainstream media because to all intensive purposes the WHO can not be trusted.

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