AUN-TV has found multiple medical studies that prove Ebola can and has been air transmitted. Before this issue became “politicized”, such information was not suppressed. We will provide in this article a history of Ebola (a very new disease) and a review of the studies and evidence that Ebola is air transmitted, with links to the source documents.
The Canadian Government through the Public Health Agency of Canada states on their website, “In laboratory settings, non-human primates exposed to aerosolized ebolavirus from pigs have become infected”. On the same website they recommend respiratory protection and positive pressure suits, further indicating it can be air transmitted. It should be noted that Ebola did not originate with people, and that in new outbreaks like this one, people get it from animals first, then it spreads between people.
It should not be surprising that it is airborne transmitted. The most recent case of an American getting Ebola is Ashoka Mukpo who tested positive for Ebola just two days after he was hired to join an NBC medical crew covering the epidemic in Liberia, which included medical correspondent Nancy Snyderman. His father, Mitchell Levy, is a Providence, R.I., physician! So how can the son of a doctor who is part of a NBC medical Ebola experts team get Ebola in two days just by filming the medical crew? Does that match what the CDC and Obama have said about how hard Ebola is to transmit, about how easy it is to contain? What does it say about the danger Obama is putting the US military in by sending them to Ebola areas? What does it say about CDC (Centers for Disease Control, US Government) assurances that it will not spread here, because our knowledge and practices are so much better than Africa’s?
The evidence does not match the rhetoric. It appears quite easy to transmit.
First the history of Ebola:
Source of History: http://www.oyetimes.com/health/71528-the-airborne-transmission-of-ebola Note this history refers to Ebola Zaire as Ebola Virus, the first one identified.
Note while this article was being written, a Spanish nurse who, with full protective gear, twice visited the room of the Spanish doctor who contacted Ebola in Africa treating it, now has Ebola. This is the first transmission outside Africa. Further evidence of air transmission as she had a hazmat suit on. Read more about this here: http://aun-tv.com/2014/10/so-called-ebola-experts-again-refuted-on-transmission-spanish-nurse-has-ebola/
Medical Studies that Indicate Ebola is Air Transmitted
A study by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) entitled “Transmission of Ebola Virus from pigs to non-human primates” shows that Zaire variant of the Ebola virus (current outbreak is Zaire) can be transmitted between pigs and from pigs to macaques without direct contact. This study was done in 2012.
In the study by CFIA researchers, scientists inoculated six week old piglets with the Zaire Ebola Kikwit 95 (ZEBOV) oro-nasally. The piglets were then transferred to pig pens in the same room where four cynomolgus macaques were housed in two levels of individual cages, separated from the piglets by a wire barrier 20 centimetres (8 inches) in front of the bottom level of cages to prevent direct contact between the two species.
Ask yourself, how does this Canadian government study match with what we are being told by the CDC and the so-called expert talking heads on most TV news reports about how easy Ebola is to contain? For the record even though we are told Ebola is not contagious unless the person shows symptoms, this study shows that is clearly untrue. And there are other studies that agree, transmission without symptoms can take place.
Why did the Canadian government do this study? The Report said “All macaques became infected. Infectious virus was detected in oro-nasal swabs of piglets, and in blood, swabs, and tissues of macaques. This is the first report of experimental inter-species virus transmission, with the macaques also used as a human surrogate. Our finding may influence prevention and control measures during EBOV outbreaks.”
So clearly they used macaques as human surrogates to find out if Ebola could be air transmitted to people, without killing people. The answer was yes it can be air-transmitted.
The CFIA study concluded, “The present study provides evidence that infected pigs can efficiently transmit ZEBOV to NHPs in conditions resembling a farm setting. Our findings support the hypothesis that airborne transmission may contribute to the spread of ZEBOV, specifically from pigs to primates, and may need to be considered in assessing transmission from animals to humans in general. The present experimental findings would explain ZEBOV seropositivity of pig farmers in Philippines2, 3 that were not involved in slaughtering or had no known contact with contaminated pig tissues. The results of this study also raise a possibility that wild or domestic pigs may be a natural (non-reservoir) host for EBOV participating in the EBOV transmission to other species in sub-Saharan Africa.”
We have mentioned the Reston, Virginia case before, which resulted in a new Ebola, Ebola Reston, being discovered in 1989 in the USA after importing monkeys from the Philippines. Ebola Reston spread through the air from cage to cage and to workers as those in the medical facility became sick but did not die. Multiple humans at the Reston area did have Ebola antibodies when tested.
Two (2) of the 100 monkeys arrived dead in their crates when the Ebola-infected animals arrived at the monkey house called the Reston Primate Quarantine Unit operated by Hazelton Research Products, a division of Corning, Inc. Within 6 weeks, 29 more died. It took nearly 7 weeks for an intern, Thomas Geisbert, to discover that the cause was Ebola — in fact, a new Ebola, Reston, a mutated strain of Ebola Zaire. It was clearly via air transmission. Two monkey handlers got sick, one had a heart attack and another one was sent to the Fairfax Hospital with flu like symptoms and vomiting. http://aun-tv.com/ebola-already-in-the-usa-across-mexican-border-doctor-alleges/
Some Ebola experts are coming forward pointing out the obvious about the risk.
Dr. C.J. Peters, who battled a 1989 outbreak of the virus among research monkeys housed in Virginia and who later led the CDC’s most far-reaching study of Ebola’s transmissibility in humans, said he would not rule out the possibility that it spreads through the air in tight quarters.
“We just don’t have the data to exclude it,” said Peters, who continues to research viral diseases at the University of Texas in Galveston.
Dr. Philip K. Russell, a virologist who oversaw Ebola research while heading the U.S. Army’s Medical Research and Development Command, and who later led the government’s massive stockpiling of smallpox vaccine after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, also said much was still to be learned. “Being dogmatic is, I think, ill-advised, because there are too many unknowns here.”
If Ebola were to mutate on its path from human to human, said Russell and other scientists, its virulence might wane — or it might spread in ways not observed during past outbreaks, which were stopped after transmission among just two to three people, before the virus had a greater chance to evolve. The present outbreak in West Africa has killed approximately 3,400 people, and there is no medical cure for Ebola.
“I see the reasons to dampen down public fears,” Russell said. “But scientifically, we’re in the middle of the first experiment of multiple, serial passages of Ebola virus in man…. God knows what this virus is going to look like. I don’t.” http://www.latimes.com/ebola-questions-page1
In Regard to Air Transmission, the US Government does not want you to read this Report:
The potential of aerogenic infection by Ebola virus was established by using a head-only exposure aerosol system. Virus-containing droplets of 0.8-1.2 microns were generated and administered into the respiratory tract of rhesus monkeys via inhalation. Inhalation of viral doses as low as 400 plaque-forming units of virus caused a rapidly fatal disease in 4-5 days. The illness was clinically identical to that reported for parenteral virus inoculation, except for the occurrence of subcutaneous and venipuncture site bleeding and serosanguineous nasal discharge. Immunocytochemistry revealed cell-associated Ebola virus antigens present in airway epithelium, alveolar pneumocytes, and macrophages in the lung and pulmonary lymph nodes; extracellular antigen was present on mucosal surfaces of the nose, oropharynx and airways. Aggregates of characteristic filamentous virus were present within type I pneumocytes, macrophages, and air spaces of the lung by electron microscopy. Demonstration of fatal aerosol transmission of this virus in monkeys reinforces the importance of taking appropriate precautions to prevent its potential aerosol transmission to humans.
Who wrote this report that refutes the CDC, Obama and the rest that claim zero percent chance of air transmission? It was their own NIH (National Health Institute). Lethal experimental infections of rhesus monkeys by aerosolized Ebola virus, NIH.gov
So it is established with both medical studies and empirical evidence that Ebola can be air transmitted. So why does the CDC and WHO claim it is impossible. The word “panic” comes up a lot in discussions of this. Panic is a bad thing when it comes to leaving a theater on fire, it kills people. Panic in other situations does no harm or even good in other situations. In the 1929 and 2000 stock market crashes, those that panicked first were harmed the least. Those that panicked the least were harmed the most.
My family “panicked” in the 1918-19 Flu Pandemic which killed 50-100 million people worldwide. That is about 5% of the population of the world that died from it and many more caught it and survived. In Japan, 23 million people were affected, and 390,000 died. In Tahiti, 14% of the population died during only two months. My grandfather isolated his family on a farm in Oregon, did not go to town for a year, did not even touch the mail. It worked, no one in his large family got it. One is still alive at 102. His father was a doctor, he understood infectious diseases.
Instead of making avoiding “panic” number one, and public safety and the truth second, the Obama Administration needs to start telling the truth about Ebola.
To reinforce just how easy Ebola is to get, listen to Dr. Bob Arnot talk about how he watched two fellow Ebola treating doctors die in days after tiny contact with Ebola patients in the following video:
On another issue as to the assurances by the CDC, they say that unless an air traveler from disease-ravaged West Africa has a fever of at least 101.5 degrees or other symptoms, co-passengers are not at risk.
“At this point there is zero risk of transmission on the flight,” Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said after a Liberian man who flew through airports in Brussels and Washington was diagnosed with the disease last week in Dallas.
Really? So the CDCs Frieden would be fine sitting next to someone who has had the Ebola virus for 15 days and has a temperature of 101.4 degrees for 6 hours on a flight? Would he allow his daughter to do the same? Would any of us sit next to a 101.4 degree Ebola infected person on a flight? We all know the answer to this question. The CDC’s claim of zero risk is absurd and only further erodes their credibility.
Remember what the Canadian study proved: “It is also important to note that it appears that the piglets were able to remain symptom-free at the same time as they transmitted the disease to the macaques.”
Again, what about the CDC claim that someone has to be symptomatic and have a fever over 101.5 degrees to be contagious? It is known from medical studies that for months after an Ebola survivor recovers, that Ebola survives in the semen and at least for a month in breast milk. So when a person recovers they tell women not to breast feed and men not to have sex. http://jid.oxfordjournals.org/
The reason they claim a person is not infectious before symptoms is that so far they have observed the virus turning up in people’s bodily fluids after a person starts to feel ill. But lets think this through. If someone can show no signs for 21 days after having the virus in their body, where is the virus unless it is in bodily fluids? Seriously where? In the bone of the skull? Since all agree that people get Ebola from tiny needle pricks or just barely touching someone, it means its getting into bodily fluids.
One of the reasons so many doctors and nurses die from Ebola is needle pricks. If Ebola is immediately transferable on a tiny piece of stainless steel why not from one person to another?
We know if you touch someone the virus does not require a cut to get into your blood, it works its way through healthy skin. This is how the Texas Ebola patient caught it. So why would touching someone that has touched someone with Ebola not be able to transmit Ebola? Common sense says it would be possible.
What will happen? Just as Obama said it was highly unlikely Ebola would ever come to America and it did, the truth will eventually come out. Just as Obama said that Benghazi was a protest over a video, not a terrorist attack, for weeks, then after it was proven false claimed he had immediately declared it was a terrorist attack, it is quite likely he will try to rewrite Ebola transmission history.
It would not be surprising for Obama in the future to claim he always thought it was air transmitted and blame someone else for his current position. This is a serious matter. It is a shame that the CDC has no credibility on Ebola, it would be nice to have a reliable source of information for protecting the public from it.
For more on how the CDC and others have handled Ebola: http://aun-tv.com/2014/10/ebola-in-america-has-everything-been-done-wrong-is-faith-in-government-warranted/