Terrifying Facts about Ebola

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Patient Zero:

"First officially identified Ebola outbreak has been traced to the small rural village of Yambuku in the Democratic Republic of Congo."
           
             On August 26, 1976, the school began to exhibit symptoms of a hemorrhagic fever thought to be the Marburg Virus. Later tests revealed that the virus was in fact a new strain related to the Marburg. The virus was named “Ebola” after the nearby Ebola River.
            
             The natural animal “Reservoir” or host of the virus has never been identified.
            The New Ebola virus had an astonishing 88%.  318 cases had resulted 280 dead.

Symptoms:

            Ebola symptoms typically appear 5 to 10 days after exposure. The virus is not officially thought to be contagious during incubation, but has been detected in sweat.
Early symptoms seem benign and flu-like at first… general fatigue and muscle aches set in, followed by fever and abdominal pain. Later symptoms become increasingly swear. Uncontrollable vomiting and A devastating bleeding phase begins 5 to 7 days later. The infected can begin to bleed.



Reston Incident:

            
“America’s introduction to the virus took place in a nondescript office park located in Reston, Virginia.”


In 1989, macaque monkey in the primate unit of Hazelton research products pharmaceutical lab began dying with Ebola-like symptoms. 



Four workers had been exposed. The military was called in to eliminate the  monkeys and CDC rushed to quarantine the human patients.

Ancient Origin:

            Just because Ebola virus was first identified in 1976 doesn’t mean it hasn’t been plaguing humanity for much longer.
            A study in journal of Emerging Infectious Diseases claims the first outbreak of Ebola may have accoutred around 430 BC in ancient Greece. The plague of Athens was described in the writing of Thucydides, who told of a .
            Amazingly, the ancient plague also caused hiccups in those infected… a unique symptom sometime seen in modern strains of Ebola.


Patent No. CA2741523A1:

            Does U.S own the Ebola Virus? The U.S Centers for disease Control claims to own 2007 strain from an outbreak in Uganda. Curiously, the CDC filed a 2010 patent on a particular Ebola strain known as “EboBun”.
            Patent CA2741523A1 reads:




Could this explain why the CDC was so eager to bring First American victim of the 2014 outbreak to its labs in the U.S.?


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