Ebola Update: Thousands Dead, New Congo Strain, World Withdraws

posted by Dr. Ad Versery Bored @ 15:24 PM
August 28, 2014

Ebola-Outbreak-Deterioration    Things deteriorate in West Africa: Thousands, including medical personnel, die from the Ebola Virus, food and medical supplies run low, some areas suffer quarantine, and international communities only slowly respond to this emergency.

Apparently the ZMapp ‘miracle’ drug doesn’t work on everyone as well as it did on the two American workers recently released from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hospital in Atlanta. The others who received the drug died recently. ZMapp and other suppliers work to produce more of the serum.

According to The Extension Protocol, as many as 13 people––including a doctor and four nurses––have died from a different strain of Ebola that broke out last week in the Democratic Republic of Congo, further south of the continent.
As in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, affected areas are on quarantine.

Desperate to keep those within quarantined areas from escaping, Liberian troops use tear gas, forced curfews, and fire live ammunition on potential escapees. Clair MacDougall and James Harding Giahyue of Reuters report that in Monrovia, some four people are injured during attempted escapes.

The World Health Organization (WHO) says it cannot contain the disease outbreak without another $ 430 million dollars. International officials are most concerned that the virus doesn’t jump to more heavily populated South Fighting-Keep-Ebola-Outbreak-ContainedAfrica, or spread further in Nigeria, the most prosperous African nation.

WHO told Giahyue:  “. . . the countries hit by the worst ever outbreak of the deadly virus were beginning to suffer shortages of fuel, food and basic supplies after shipping companies and airlines suspended services to the region. Liberia said its Ministry of Health warehouse had run out of rubber boots and bottles of hand sanitizer, essential for preventing the spread of the disease.”

Michael J. Nyenhuis, President of AmeriCares writes that it: “. . . has been working closely with our pharmaceutical donors . . supporting these health workers on the front lines. Shipments of urgently needed supplies and supportive care medicines to the affected areas are in transit,” but donations are urgently needed.

Meanwhile, Canada, China, the U. S., etc. have pulled their medical teams out of affected nations. The Economic Collapse.com pleads: “The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in west Africa is unprecedented in many ways, including the high proportion of doctors, nurses, and other health care workers who have been infected. To date, more than 240 health care workers have developed the disease in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone, and more than 120 have died.

“During past outbreaks, few health workers have contracted the virus. . .once the virus was identified proper safety measures were put into place, ‘cases among medical staff dropped dramatically.’  Unfortunately, . . this outbreak is ‘different’ and the virus continues to spread among medical personnel . . .When are people in the western world going to wake up and start taking this disease seriously?”

Good question! And when will those in the Body of Christ wake up and understand that the world needs genuine Holy Spirit-led revivals that include workers with gifts of healings?  As plus size Christian sweatshirts aver: “ . . . God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings (1 Corinthians 12: 28).” Please pray!

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