The Ebola virus, member of the Filoviridae family, is an Ebola hemorrhagic fever – a disease that is often fatal for people and mammals. In many types of this virus the death rate goes up to 90%.
Ebola is the deadliest virus on the planet, and people should be more than worried about the ebola epidemy in Africa, which could soon spread to the whole world. The fear of ebola outbreak made the WHO approve the use of the experimental drug, TKM-Ebola.
However, scientists still cannot answer the question about its possible consequences on the health. Scientists mentioned the possibility of an effective compulsory vaccination, but it is still in the testing phase.
How Does Ebola Spread?
The virus and the disease are named after the river Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo where the disease was first noticed in 1976. The Ebola virus is most commonly spread through a direct contact with an infected person, or more precisely, their excretions.
Ebola is not an airborne virus, but it was confirmed that it can be transmitted through small drops which can be eventually inhaled. It is characterized by capillary fragility and destruction of the platelets, important for the blood clotting, which leads to bleeding, that later results in severe shock and death.
The first symptoms that appear in the majority of patients include high fever, headache, muscle pain, stomach ache, fatigue and diarrhea. Some patients may show signs of sore throat, skin rashes, red and itchy eyes, vomiting blood and blindness.
It is still not discovered how some patients are cured, but the results showed that at the moment of death the patients usually do not have developed a strong immune system.
A group of researchers found that the levels of vitamin C in the infected patients who died were equal to zero, and these results are quite important for any further research.
Somehow, the Ebola virus destroys the vitamin C in the body, which disables the blood clotting process and leads to destruction of the blood vessels, bleeding and death.
Vitamin C Can Fight The Ebola Virus
Ebola virus causes bleeding much faster than any other fatal infection, because the virus spreads rapidly and it is completely metabolized in the body, thus spending every possible supply of the vitamin C.
We must mention that the hemorrhagic fever diseases turns into epidemic in countries whose citizens are expected to have low vitamin C levels, such as the severely malnourished Africans.
The lack of vitamin C in just few days pushes the disease into an advanced phase of scurvy, characterized by easy and constant bleeding.
If the infected person does not receive large doses of vitamin C, the body suffers a severe shock and death, because it does not have enough antibodies that would destroy the virus. Many other antioxidants would have the similar virucidal effect, but vitamin C is the most powerful due to its simple chemical structure that enables it to spread easily with minimal restrictions.
Fred Klenner did many experiments regarding the Ebola therapies using mega doses of vitamin C. He was the first to give large amounts of vitamin C to his patients, who received the doses intravenously.
In the laboratories the researchers proved that vitamin C blocks the viral replication in the cells, and thus keeps the immune system from weakening.
Doctor Cathcart who had already studied the intestinal tolerance to the large amounts of vitamin C, assumes that Ebola and other types of viral hemorrhagic fever may require 500.000 mg of vitamin C daily.
Interesting is the fact that the therapies which include large doses of vitamin C practically have no serious side-effects except for nausea and diarrhea.
If this estimation is correct, it is more than clear that at the beginning of the therapy the infected patients should receive large doses of vitamin C (intravenously), and continue with this therapy until they are completely cured.
In cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever death occurs within a few days, and alternative doctors believe that even the first symptoms require an immediate reaction. Vitamin C therapies should be applied immediately, in large doses, and of course, intravenously.
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