Ebola outbreak in Uganda kills 13: official

KAMPALA Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:56am EDT

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KAMPALA (Reuters) - An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus has killed 13 people in Uganda and efforts are under way to contain the hemorrhagic fever, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Saturday.

There is no treatment and no vaccine against Ebola, which is transmitted by close personal contact and, depending on the strain, kills up to 90 percent of those who contract the virus.

Joaquim Saweka, WHO's representative in Uganda, said that although suspected Ebola infections emerged in early July in Kibale district, about 170 km (100 miles) west of the capital Kampala, the outbreak was not confirmed until Friday.

"There are a total of 20 people suspected to have contracted Ebola and 13 of them have died," Saweka said.

"A team of experts from the government, WHO and CDC (U.S. Centers for Disease Control) are in the field and following up on all suspected cases and those who got into contact with patients."

Saweka said the origin of the outbreak had not yet been confirmed, but 18 of the 20 cases are understood to be linked to one family.

Kibale is near the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where the virus emerged in 1976, taking its name from the Ebola River.

The symptoms include sudden onset of fever, intense weakness, muscle pain, headache and sore throat, followed by vomiting, diarrhea, rashes, impaired kidney and liver function and both internal and external bleeding.

Ebola was last reported in Uganda in May last year when it killed a 12-year-old girl. The country's most devastating outbreak was in 2000 when 425 people were infected, more than half of whom died.

(Editing by George Obulutsa; Editing by Michael Roddy)

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tugando wrote:
God forbid this virus mutates into a fully airborne virus.

Jul 28, 2012 12:34pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
imright12 wrote:
God is punishing that cesspool Uganda for its bigotry. Scott Lively, Billy Graham, Dan Cathy, Rick Santorum, and Mike Huckabee are next.

Jul 29, 2012 3:17pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
umojaresearch wrote:
The intentional creation and spread of diseases, viruses and cancers has been exposed by a number of doctors and medical researchers. The fact a number of sources suggest the WHO is among those responsible, only adds to questioning if the Ebola Virus is something out of a Lab and intentionally spread.

In the Monday May 11, 1987 London Times article, Science Editor Pearce Write’s headlines were, “Smallpox Vaccine “Triggered AIDS Virus” and the WHO was giving the medical injections.

Dr. William Campbell Douglas, M.D., wrote a paper titled, “WHO Murdered Africa” and suggested WHO was not a question, but the World Health Organization was responsible for AIDS in Africa.

Robert B. Strecker M.D, PhD and his brother, Attorney Theodore Strecker, presented the documented facts on the Request, Production and Distribution AIDS and presented WHO documents suggesting their possible involvement in the intentional spread of AIDS in Africa, in a DVD titled, “The Strecker Memorandum” and a document complete with references presented to every U.S. Government Agency titled, “This Is A Bio-Attack Alert, dated March 28, 1986.

Additional scientific evidence of the creation and intentional spread of AIDS was given by Dr. John Seale, a member of the Royal College of Medicine in London and an in depth description of Dr. Seale’s documented evidence on the creation of AIDS was written by Dr. Gary L. Glum in a book titled, “Full Disclosure”.

So the WHO or U.S. Government’s involvement should not be surprising.

It should also be noted, the natural remedies, which have been proven by science to be effective against Disease are suppressed, because the Herbs and Raw Diets cost pennies on the dollar and cannot be patented by drug companies.


1. Politics in Healing: The Suppression and Manipulation of American Medicine by Daniel Haley

2. DVD, The Strecker Memorandum, Robert B. Strecker MD, PhD.

3. Smallpox Vaccine “Triggered AIDS Virus”, Pearce Wright, Science Editor, London Times, Monday May 11, 1987

4. WHO Murdered Africa, by William Campbell Douglas, M.D. There is no question mark after the title of this article because the title is not a question.

5. DVD, VACCINES, What CDC Documents and Science Reveal, by Dr. Sherri J. Tenpenny

6. This Is A Bio-Attack Alert, by Robert B Strecker MD, PhD, Attorney Theodore A Strecker, written March 28, 1986 and submitted to every U.S. Government Agency.

7. “Full Disclosure”, by Dr. Gary L Glum (AIDS Evidence of Dr. John Seale
8. Racketeering in Medicine, The Suppression of Alternatives, James P. Carter, M.D., Dr.P.H

9. DVD, Dying To Have Known, The Evidence Behind Natural Healing, Steve Kroschel
10. Murder By Injection: The Story of The Medical Conspiracy Against America, by Eustace Mullins
11. The Trillion-Dollar Conspiracy: How The New World Order, Man-Made Diseases and Zombie Banks Are Destroying America, by Jim Marrs
12. The Great Bird Flu Hoax: The Truth They Don’t Want You To Know About the “Next Big Pandemic”, by Dr. Joseph Mercola

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