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The truth about Ebola

27 August 2014, 12:30 odimc27

A friend of mine once asked me as someone who has seen the brain of humans if Africans truly have black brains? I found it insulting at first, but maybe she had a point. Why all the paranoia about Ebola now? A disease that has been present and killing since the 80's. The truth is we fail, because we fail to plan. Now we're struggling to contain a disease which is damn set on cutting it's share of humanity.

The government is busy chasing white shadows in the sense of monitoring just a few airports. Forgetting we have more than 2000 porous borders in and out of Nigeria. The truth? Ebola was inevitable and still remains inevitable.

At least by now the government will understand why doctors ask for hazard allowance.This article is solely dictated to those health workers who got infected while trying to save lives.

Also Read: Sierra Leone "hero" doctor's death exposes slow Ebola response

I felt compelled to write this because the untruthful myth instigated by some old attention seeking politician about the Kolanut mystery and Ebola. Permit me to say that there is no scientific proof that kola has any anti Ebola properties. Medical discovery has a process; research is followed by clinical trials and approval by the appropriate medical board before any form of experimentation on humans. We haven't still forgotten so quickly the super story by a Nigerian about the cure for HIV. Black brains right?

There is no documented death from Ebola in the US, yet they have something close to a cure in ZMapp Drug. According to a CNN report, tremendous improvement was within an hour of administration. Mind you it has been in development and research since January and was only tested for first time on a human, Dr Kent who got infected while caring for patients with the disease just last week.

Other models being developed is harvesting the serum antibodies from survivors of the disease and developing a vaccine for the disease.

Also Read: More than 120 health workers have died of Ebola: WHO

Also since the devastating pathology mostly rotates around the hemorrhagic effects, it's been postulated that boosting the body's coagulation mechanism to reduce bleeding may hold a cure for it's treatment.

Installment of simple temperature sensors at airport & borders to detect carrier's since the disease usually present with High Fever. The Truth? Compare all this measures to blame game over here.The government blaming the airline for allowing an Ebola patients aboard, the masses accusing the
government of not protecting our boarders enough, the government accusing doctor's of continuing their strike in the face of a potentially health
treat and doctors suggesting it's because of lack of government concern for the health of the citizenry it embarked on the strike in the first place. Black brains uhhh?

But the Truth? From all the cadavers I have dissected and autopsies I have watched, our brain is just like any other brain. Sometimes I wonder why white is regarded as angelic and black devilish, is white skin more appealing than black skin?

Our problem as blacks is that we believe we can only be second best,what stops the us from developing a cure Ebola? OUR BLACK BRAIN of course.

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