What have we been saying on SOTT for years now? Time to start smoking again! (See additional articles in comments).
Scientists stumble across the obvious treatment for Ebola: tobacco
A cocktail of antibodies cooked up in tobacco plants may provide an emergency treatment for Ebola virus, one of the deadliest viruses known, researchers reported Wednesday.
The treatment provides 100 percent protection to monkeys when given right after exposure. But it also helps even after symptoms develop, the researchers report in the journal Science Translational Medicine.
New research paper says we are still at risk of the plague
Results show that a number of factors show we are still at risk of plague today. This is largely due to transport trade and novel threats in developing countries where multi-drug resistant pathogens are currently emerging and spreading rapidly. This genetic change has also contributed to a development in the way the bacteria infect new hosts meaning they can now live in mammalian blood.
The study also highlighted the need for effective management of epidemics in future. Fear of an infection can have a negative impact on a population’s economic situation due to a significant loss of tourism, and widespread panic. History has shown us that providing the necessary information about diseases and improving the management of epidemics are vital steps for avoiding panic and containing diseases.
If it comes, it won’t be the old one, but a new one. I’ll be discussing plagues in detail in the next volume of my Secret History of the World series!