Ebola Virus the scourge of modern day Africa and a threat to the world economy, globalisation, civilisation and human race.
If you believe the Scientist the current strain is a mutation of the earlier Ebola Virus discovered in 1976 amongst communities living along Ebola River in Zaire hence the name.
Controversial new research suggests that contrary to the history books, the "Black Death" that devastated medieval Europe was not the bubonic plague, but rather an Ebola-like virus.
One clear point is “if Ebola is man-made Virus” then it was not made in Africa. How did it end up in Africa? Who brought it to Africa and if the origin is from Africa; then it is a miracle with our poor health care system, we are still in existence. Who is actually helping who or better still who is using who?
Concerns have been raised in the past that corrupt administrations in Africa are turning blind eyes while big biochemical and pharmaceutical companies are turning Africa in testing ground for drugs and biological agents.
Why is it that at the height of the Cold war late 19th, 20th and 21st century most deadly viruses or diseases can be traced back to Africa? Take the HIV Virus for example, currently has no known cure but originated from the primates in “AFRICA”, same with Lassa fever an acute viral illness that occurs in West Africa. The illness was discovered in 1969 when two missionary nurses died in Nigeria and now the Ebola Virus, to mention but a few.
The mind bugling question still remains, if we had all these deadly viruses swarming Africa and West Africa in Particular especially the Primates living in Africa and the known closest relatives to human beings;
1. How did our fore fathers survive the jungles of Africa with little or no health care system?
2. Africa no doubt is reputed to have a pristine ecological system and our fore fathers existed alongside these primates that unfortunately seem, to be carrying the deadliest diseases the world has ever known. They hunted them and ate their meats, lived and survived in the same forest or jungle (call it whatever) but the truth still remains they survived with no serious epidemic recorded in our history.
There's an old saying, "What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander." This meshes well with the Golden Rule, orethic of reciprocity, which is a key moral principle in many religions and philosophies, and is often stated as "Do unto others as you wish to be done for you", or conversely, "Don't do unto others what you would not wish to be done to you."
The reality of the global world we live in now means we are all in this together and if it is African problem then it is surely a global problem. The Ebola virus is so deadly that distinguishing between the rich and poor is not one of its strongest points.
No matter on whose side you are; if you believe the Ebola Virus was created by man to achieve financial gains for some multi-national firms or for biological warfare or a damn right virus that originated from West Africa we all need to come together and fight Ebola and when we win the war against Ebola we can start the inquest and learn from history.
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