About Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever
Ebola hemorrhagic fever (Ebola HF) is one of numerous Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers. It is a severe, often fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates (such as monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees).
Ebola HF is caused by infection with a virus of the family Filoviridae, genus Ebolavirus. When infection occurs, symptoms usually begin abruptly. The first Ebolavirus species was discovered in 1976 in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo near the Ebola River. Since then, outbreaks have appeared sporadically.
There are five identified subspecies of Ebolavirus. Four of the five have caused disease in humans: Ebola virus (Zaire ebolavirus); Sudan virus (Sudan ebolavirus); Taï Forest virus (Taï Forest ebolavirus, formerly Côte d’Ivoire ebolavirus); and Bundibugyo virus (Bundibugyo ebolavirus). The fifth, Reston virus (Reston ebolavirus), has caused disease in nonhuman primates, but not in humans.
The natural reservoir host of ebolaviruses remains unknown. However, on the basis of available evidence and the nature of similar viruses, researchers believe that the virus is zoonotic (animal-borne) with bats being the most likely reservoir. Four of the five subtypes occur in an animal host native to Africa.
2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa
The Guinean Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Health and Sanitation of Sierra Leone, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Liberia, and the Nigerian Ministry of Health are working with national and international partners to investigate and respond to the outbreak.
Signs and Symptoms
- Joint and muscle aches
- Stomach pain
- Lack of appetite
Some patients may experience:
- A Rash
- Red Eyes
- Sore throat
- Chest pain
- Difficulty breathing
- Difficulty swallowing
- Bleeding inside and outside of the body
The prevention of Ebola HF presents many challenges. Because it is still unknown how exactly people are infected with Ebola HF, there are few established primary prevention measures.
When cases of the disease do appear, there is increased risk of transmission within health care settings. Therefore, health care workers must be able to recognize a case of Ebola HF and be ready to employ practical viral hemorrhagic fever isolation precautions or barrier nursing techniques. They should also have the capability to request diagnostic tests or prepare samples for shipping and testing elsewhere.
The aim of all of these techniques is to avoid contact with the blood or secretions of an infected patient. If a patient with Ebola HF dies, it is equally important that direct contact with the body of the deceased patient be prevented.
Homoeopathic Medicines in Ebola Outbreak
CROTALUS HORRIDUS is a homeopathic cure for Ebola Virus at 30C dilution according to reliable sources.
As a preventative if an outbreak happens nearby, Crotalus horridus 30C, one dose daily, until the threat is out of the area is the method.
If a person is infected, the remedies most commonly used would be the following.
One dose every hour, but as the severity of the symptoms decrease, frequency is reduced. If no improvement is seen after 6 doses, a new remedy ought to be considered.
Crotalus horridus 30C – Is to be considered for when there is difficulty swallowing due to spasms and constriction of the throat, dark purplish blood, edema with purplish, mottled skin.
Bothrops 30C – Is the remedy to think of when nervous trembling, difficulty articulating speech, sluggishness, swollen puffy face, black vomiting are present
Lachesis mutus 30C ,– when there’s delirium with trembling and confusion, haemorrhage in any area, consider this remedy. Often, the person cannot bear tight or constricting clothing or bandages and feels better from heat and worse on the left side.
Sicarius (six-eyed crab spider): a homeopathic treatment for Ebola haemorrhagic fever and disseminated intravascular coagulation? In geographical locations prone to be affected by ebola virus, a prophylctic administration of potentised Sicarius spider will be beneficial
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Dr. Daniel Kertesz: WHO: End the suffering of the Ebola crisis. Test and distribute homeopathy as quickly as possible to contain the outbreaks
Dear HWC Members
I just signed the petition "Dr. Daniel Kertesz: WHO: End the suffering of the Ebola crisis. Test and distribute homeopathy as quickly as possible to contain the outbreaks." on Change.org. It's important. Will you sign it too?
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Below you find the full text of the petition that was started by Fran Sheffield from Australia. The fact that a disease specific PC Ebola remedy is already available is not mentioned in the below, but whether regular homeopathic remedies are being used or PC Remedies is not the issue here. The issue is for WHO to take homeopathy serious for treating epidemic diseases. That people die and suffer while an effective, safe and cheap alternative is available is intolerable. Let's wake up WHO! Let's wake up Africa! Let's sign!
Harry van der Zee, MD
- Homeopathy has a proven track record of treating and preventing serious epidemic diseases.
- It’s used by governments for dengue fever, leptospirosis, epidemic fever, malaria, and Japanese encephalitis epidemics, and, historically, for other serious contagious diseases.
- The appropriate homeopathic medicine (remedy) is likely to be just as effective against the Ebola virus.
- Homeopathic remedies are quick to produce in large quantities, inexpensive, easily distributed, and have an excellent safety profile.
- They are ideally suited to the difficulties and constraints of Ebola-affected countries, as identified by WHO.
Homeopathy first rose to prominence 200 years ago through its effective treatment and prevention of serious epidemic diseases.
It continues to be used by Governments today to treat or prevent epidemics:
- The Indian government uses it for malaria, Japanese encephalitis, dengue fever, and epidemic fever
- The Cuban government uses it for leptospirosis epidemics and dengue fever outbreaks
- Trials funded by the Brazilian government reduced the incidence of meningococcal disease across tens of thousands of Brazilians during outbreaks and epidemics
- The governments of Thailand, Colombo and Brazil use it to manage dengue fever (See: http://homeopathyplus.com.au/human-homeopathic-prevention-records-s...)
WHO has identified three problems that hinder the containment of the Ebola virus in the current outbreaks. Homeopathy offers a simple and practical solution to each of them.
All conventional potential treatments are experimental; they have not been properly tested in humans and their safety, possible side-effects and effectiveness are unknown.
Homeopathy has been recognised by WHO for many years as the fastest growing and second most widely used system of medicine in the world (World Health Report, WHO Global Atlas of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Map Volume, 2005).
Homeopathy has an enviable safety record with extensive use in newborns to the elderly, and during pregnancy or debility.
Homeopathy has a validated principle of prescribing, and with over 200 years of treatment and prophylactic use, its remedies are no longer considered ‘experimental’.
Governments today still use it to treat and prevent serious epidemic disease. (See again:http://homeopathyplus.com.au/human-homeopathic-prevention-records-s...)
Preventative effects are in place from the first dose of a prophylactic remedy – there is no need to wait for an antibody response.
Supplies of potential conventional treatments are limited or already exhausted. New supplies are not expected for months and, even then, in amounts too small to make a significant impact on the outbreak.
Several traditional homeopathic remedies have already been identified as potential treatment or prophylactic remedies for Ebola disease. In-the-field testing is required to confirm which ones are the most suitable and effective.
Testing is simple and quick; treatment results will be known within 1 to 3 days, and prophylactic results at the end of incubation periods. Pre-emptive mass dosing is also possible during the testing phase.
In addition, a remedy prepared specifically from the Ebola virus may be an alternative to the identified traditional remedies.
(Other remedies prepared from disease pathogens and discharges currently provide prophylaxis for those at risk from the related disease; a remedy prepared from the Ebola virus is likely to do the same. This homeopathic principle is employed in the manufacture of vaccines which lack the speed, safety and cost-effectiveness of the homeopathically-prepared remedy.)
The process of preparing a remedy from the Ebola virus is relatively simple and a substantial quantity – enough to medicate a large village - could be made within the hour.
The remedy prepared from the Ebola virus may also be useful for treatment, but this would have to be confirmed by in-the-field testing.
Once the best treatment and prophylactic remedies are known, supplies to treat all affected areas can be produced within 24 hours from either in the affected regions or by external suppliers.
International homeopathic pharmacies are ready and willing to donate the identified traditional remedies immediately. All WHO has to do is ask, or respond to the offers of help.
Distribution and administration of conventional potential treatments in Ebola-affected areas are difficult as most require scarce or unavailable personnel, facilities, and infrastructure.
Homeopathic remedies are easily distributed with minimal risk to recipient and distributor once droplet infection control procedures are in place.
The remedies are dispensed as oral doses of small pills or drops of liquid. They don’t require complicated packaging, needles, syringes, highly-trained personnel, or a ‘cold chain’.
They can be easily distributed with simple instructions from person to person, at makeshift clinics or established hospitals, from the shelves of retail outlets or off the back of trucks. They can even be air-dropped into affected areas if needed.
Strict dosing supervision is not essential as homeopathically prepared remedies are free of toxic effects, even when taken in excess, making self or family medication a safe and logical option.
The current Ebola outbreak is a health crisis unparalleled in modern times.
It has already outstripped our human and medical resources and the number of those infected continues to grow exponentially.
To contain the disease and avert a human catastrophe, a novel, rapid and unconventional response is urgently needed.
We call on those within WHO in positions of authority and influence to:
1. Look at homeopathy’s record in the treatment and prevention of serious epidemic disease
2. Engage with qualified representatives from the homeopathic profession to formally identify the best-indicated remedies
3. Test those remedies to determine which are best for the treatment and prevention of Ebola
4. Obtain supplies of those remedies from waiting and concerned homeopathic pharmacies
5. Bring the outbreaks under control by distributing these remedies as quickly as possible throughout the affected areas.
Finally, please end the suffering of those in the Ebola crisis by using the tried and proven homeopathic option.