bacteriological warfare

susy7

Padawan Learner
#1
I have transcribed you in English, my last publication of my text on laboratories in bacteriological warfare, this is the first part, it relates in particular to Georgia
https://sitainstitute.com/?p=3690
this subject being of capital and thorny importance, I am obliged to place a large number of appendices. In advance, please excuse me
If after the Second World War, were aware of the deadly nature of the war and the disasters they committed, it was also the time when the man became aware of the dangerousness of the scientific advances placed in the hands of the army with the atomic bomb then the bomb H. . It will also be remembered that it was after the Second World War the discovery of scientists working for the 3rd Reich that horrified the world, whose name Josef Mengele was the symbol. Unfortunately in what follows we can not regret that the story was not retained and that we are far from all these principles, two scientists including one belonging to the US military has recreated the Spanish flu from a corps of 1918, under the pretext of "research" and in the name of this "research" recreated one of the worst scourges that humanity suffered, since the Spanish flu killed between 50 and 100 million men and women ( *). Military bacteriological laboratories often engaged non-specialists or young students; how can these labs work? Where are they located? Who finances? and for what purpose?
Let's start with Georgia
September 11 (the odds are striking) in front of the journalists, former Georgian State Security Minister Igor Giorgadze published reports on the Richard Lugan laboratory near the Georgian capital Tbilisi, the BTRIC (1) in this official report, the former minister asks President Trump to open an official investigation into this laboratory (2). Indeed this laboratory has synthesized a molecule against hepatitis C Solvadi, launched by the American pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences and which resulted in the death of several civilians. (3) (4), 30 patients died; including 24 the same day, about 30 during the month of April 2016 and in August of the same year, no autopsy was performed at the time, the Russian media have counted 73 people died by this drug (5) (6). Recall the date of creation; if this laboratory was officially inaugurated in 2011 by former President Mikheil Saakashvili and US Senator Richard Lugan, the former US Secretary of Defense, this laboratory is part of a long list that we will detail (all the information which will follow will be grouped in index, which will give the idea of how the United States could settle in the satellites of the ex-USSR (**). . Note that the Russian TV news Rossia 1, (see map) published this in his diary. This map is very important for the future. But let's start with the Georgian laboratory, it came from a project called "Public health project" or "central laboratory of animal health", which at the time could be surprising is that this project came from the USAMRIID, Fort Detrick (7) or $ 100 million will be invested but following infrastructure problems, it was renamed "Central Reference Laboratory" (a term that will be taken over for a laboratory in Kharkov), then it is renamed NDCDC, In particular, he works with Type 2 labs primarily on botulism, plague, smallpox, tularemia, tick-borne encephalitis, brucellosis, viral haemorrhagic fevers (Crimea-Congo, haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome, and H1N1 (called avian flu) (8) Under the impulse of Senators Sam Nunn and Richard Lugar two US Senators (*), in collaboration with DARTA founded in 1998 the laboratory will be level 3 in 2013. 2004 and at the same time and until 2007 develop the so-called African swine plague, this plague especially affects pigs, wild boars whose bearer is the tick, This will be the first time this plague will affect this country and it will then contaminate Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran and Russia until 2012 (9); that same year Russia puts an end to the contract of the CTRU. The laboratory is located between the Tbilisi International Airport and near the Vaziani military base, which is regularly used by NATO soldiers for joint training with the Georgian military, former United States Ambassador John Bass will state that its geographical position was important, indeed this Georgian base and in direct connection with Iran and Russia (see map). In an interview, US journalist Jeffrey Silverman, a former Saakchvilie adviser, said: "Do you remember that a few years ago people were dying of swine flu in Georgia and in the south of Russia? It was not an accident. And this may not be just a story of using biological weapons, but also toxic gases. We conducted an investigation and discovered that there was a delivery of poison gas sent to Turkey, the gas was then used in Syria. "(10) (4) In 2014, this center had received special plants for breeding of insects to allow a project called "sand fly", in this optics it is primarily a flagship project which consists of transporting by drone infected insects deadly viruses and, passing on the territory of the enemy, dispersing its contents The entomologist Joshua Bash (see photos) who is leading the project, and working for the USAMRU-G, works to study the salivary glands of sand flies, this fly carries dangerous parasites in their saliva that can be transmitted to humans by sting, the study also concerns tropical ticks in Georgia. In 2016, 21590 ticks were collected under the name "Evaluation of seroprevalence (11) (12) and genetic diversity of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever virus and antivirus of Georgia", in 2014 the US Patent Office had endorsed an aerial mosquito release system. When the system was developed several incidents appeared in 2016-2017, as the explosion of cases of the H1N1 virus, called avian influenza, including Georgia, Armenia, Russia (13) (14) (15) (16). H1N1 first appeared in Mexico and then in the United States, if scientists initially accused the pig industry over time researchers differed between them, there is no link between humans and pork, see WHO reports (17) (18) (19) but most cases are from human infections; nevertheless it is necessary to know that from a "genetic" point of view, pork has a lot to do with man, hence its use in certain sectors of medicine. The virus is harder in southern winter areas like Chile or Mexico and further south. Nevertheless one can seriously question the explosion of this virus in Eastern countries, said that China suspected a maneuver from the United States in the outbreak of H1N1 when it was targeted (20).
A long laboratory chain
In 2004 signed an agreement, this laboratory will count many companies under various names, we will see that these contractors have an active part in several countries but also and it becomes more interesting, all supervised by D.T.R.A (21), which is present in 25 (or even map) (22) countries that under all these labels are trying to pass for agencies that try to reduce the risks associated with diseases and other deadly viruses. The construction specialist for this type of laboratory is given to CH2M Hill, where it received $ 341.5 million in DTRA contracts under the Pentagon program for bio-laboratories in Georgia. by the Walter Reed Army Institute, the Batelle (23) (24) the company Metabiota, its subcontractor, has signed a contract worth $ 18.4 million these agencies all depend on the US military as well as private companies that are not responsible to the congress and can circumvent the law for lack of direct control, but they work on behalf of the US government under diplomatic cover without direct control of the host country, all of these members have diplomatic immunity, so they can do whatever they want with respect to transportation, having much more dangerous content, some laboratories under agreement signed with Georgia in 2002 are reserved only for US members and banned from Georgians, contracts signed with the National Center for Disease and control Public Health of the Republic of Georgian (25) for a period of 3 years allowed the US Army to obtain a collection of bio-agents mortal to study them, such a device can study Anthrax, tularemia, brucella, plague. It should also be noted that the Elliava (Georian Ellava Institute of Bacteriophage, Microbiology and Virology) (26)(27), which is the Georgian scientific part of it, is very interesting because all the funds allocated come especially from all US and Western military agencies. NCDC works with the CTRU as well as with the CDC and the latter also works with the CTRU and is also funded by NATO (28), as well as DTRA and other Western organizations.
ANNEX
GILEAD SCIENCES
pharmaceutical multinational Gilead Sciences of which Ronald Rumsefeld is one of the main
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
USAMRIID
USAMRIID

LA BATTELLE
https://www.battelle.org/
METABIOTA
http://metabiota.com/
la D.T.R.A(Defense Threat reduction Agency)
http://www.dtra.mil/
l' USAMRU-G (Plus connus sur le vocable USAMRU-K )
DEPARTMENT OF EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES
https://rosenyawira.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/deid-nyawira-lr.pdf
D.O.D The United States Department of Defense
https://www.dhs.gov/taxonomy/term/4216/all
LE CDC (Centers for Disease Control)
https://www.cdc.gov/
la Walter Reed Army Institute
http://www.wrair.army.mil/

BUILDER
BLACK AND VEATCH
https://www.bv.com/
BTRIC Building Technologies research And Integration Center
https://www.ornl.gov/btric
CH2M Hill
https://www.ch2m.com/
Spanish flu virus in laboratory (*)
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/jun/11/crazy-dangerous-creation-deadly-airborne-flu-virus
https://www.niaid.nih.gov/research/jeffery-k-taubenberger-md-phd
https://www.afip.org/
https://www.vetmed.wisc.edu/people/kawaokay/
https://www.cell.com/cell-host-microbe/abstract/S1931-3128(14)00163-2
(**)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nunn–Lugar_Cooperative_Threat_Reduction
https://armscontrolcenter.org/fact-sheet-the-nunn-lugar-cooperative-threat-reduction-program/
http://www.dtra.mil/Mission/Partnering/Nunn-Lugar-CTR-Scorecards/
https://www.state.gov/t/isn/offices/ctr/index.htm
https://fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/R43143.pdf
http://178.134.28.190/Category/Article/10930
https://www.aecom.com/az/projects/dtra-cooperative-threat-reduction-ctr-contracts/
SOURCES
LUGAR-GEORGIE
https://www.diversityworking.com/BT...state--city--company-CH2M HILL-id-246934.html (1)
https://samartali.net/ (2)
https://tvzvezda.ru/news/vstrane_i_mire/content/201809141743-w8q6.htm (3)
(4)
https://www.rt.com/news/438543-georgia-us-laboratory-bio-weapons/ (5)
http://tass.com/world/1021666 (6)
https://joninews.wordpress.com/2012...pons-lab-in-tbilisi-georgia-bechtel-national/ (7)
https://www.researchgate.net/public...se_system_in_Georgia_Challenges_and_successes (8)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23266725 (9)
https://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/...ugar-lab-secretly-taken-to-aramyantz-hospital (10)
http://dilyana.bg/us-diplomats-invo...od-and-pathogens-for-secret-military-program/ (11)
https://www.researchgate.net/public...gia_and_Updated_Checklist_of_Reported_Species (12)
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-armenia-swineflu-idUSKCN0UZ0YY (13)
https://www.rferl.org/a/swine-flu-deaths-russia-ukraine-/27497251.html (14)
https://www.theguardian.com/global-...reading-across-eastern-europe-and-middle-east (15)

https://www.euronews.com/2016/01/21...-armenia-three-in-georgia-from-h1n1-swine-flu (16)
http://www.who.int/csr/don/2009_11_03/en/ (17)
http://www.who.int/csr/don/2009_12_11a/en/ (18)
http://www.who.int/csr/don/2009_11_06/en/ (19)
https://freebeacon.com/national-security/the-american-flu/ (20)
http://www.dtra.mil/Portals/61/Documents/Shield_spring_2011_12mb.pdf (20)
http://178.134.28.190/AttachedFiles...f1ef_359a2c4e-9489-417a-a643-c42affbb486a.pdf (21)
http://www.dtra.mil/Portals/61/Docu...Accomplishments.pdf?ver=2016-09-16-150152-690 (22)
https://absaconference.org/pdf55/IX1000Glonti.pdf (23)
https://www.dol.gov/sol/media/briefs/dicecca-2014-12-17.pdf (24)
http://178.134.28.190/Category/Article/10930 (25)
http://www.eliava-institute.org/?rid=6 (26)
file:///C:/Users/anita/Pictures/institu%20georgien%20lien.pdf (27)
https://www.cdc.gov/globalhealth/countries/georgia/ (28)
 

angelburst29

The Living Force
FOTCM Member
#2
Very nice website, Susy7. :perfect: I especially liked the map that you included - that gives a nice visual to the reader, of the locations of the biochemical labs.

The article, itself - is very well written and you have included links, for further study and documentation. Good work!

I look forward - to any additional information on the biochemical labs and bacteriological warfare, that you have gathered. It's a subject that needs to be deeply investigated and the information brought out in the open. All the secret funding is one of the problems.
 

susy7

Padawan Learner
#3
Very nice website, Susy7. :perfect: I especially liked the map that you included - that gives a nice visual to the reader, of the locations of the biochemical labs.

The article, itself - is very well written and you have included links, for further study and documentation. Good work!

I look forward - to any additional information on the biochemical labs and bacteriological warfare, that you have gathered. It's a subject that needs to be deeply investigated and the information brought out in the open. All the secret funding is one of the problems.
Thank you, thank you very much, the second part will deal with Ukraine as well as Central Asia.
 

susy7

Padawan Learner
#4
سلسلة المختبرات البكتريولوجية: أوكرانيا بعد جورجيا
Let's continue our investigation of these bacteriological warfare laboratories, we will work on the known concept, that of "cause and effect". Indeed throughout the survey undertaken it is striking to see recurring coincidences is, that is to say: 1 previously signed agreements between countries and agencies called "sanitary" American, let's talk about two specific situations: Ukraine a country in which not a laboratory is grouped, but at least 5 of these laboratories which is perfectly unjustifiable for this country country (see map1), from a geographical point of view, these 4 laboratories are located both near Russia as well as on the black sea, the city of Lviev in case of Ukrainian split would return to Poland which we know is totally subject to NATO, Moldova has a Russian base, and the Black Sea is one of the strategic seas for Russia. But if we look at the Dnieper basin with its tributaries (see map 2), we find that they are all for Kherson, Vinnitsa, Kiev, Zaporozhye, Lviev where all these laboratories are located, the 71-kilometer long Kharkov River passes through downtown Kharkov; where is also one of these labs, taking into account this additional data while knowing that the division of Ukraine between East and West is located along the Dnieper, one wonders if these facilities do not look like more to "lines" in front.
But above all ; ask about a strange request from the United States (1)
In October 2017, it was asked Russia to provide genes typically from ethnic groups of the USSR (Putin said) (2) (3), this request was directly and this to Justly qualified by the president and his advisers of "attempted bacteriological warfare". Russia responded abruptly that there were no typical "Russian" or other genes, since for centuries these countries have mixed with each other. Russia in 2016, during the H1N1 epidemic had already expressed on bacteriological weapons laboratories at its borders, because Russia was affected by this flu. (4) This request as crazy as it is n ' yet does not look aberrative for its designers of course. It would be remembered that at the end of apartheid, Mandela at that time had established a tribunal of reconciliation, this is how we find the famous "doctor" Wouter Basson (see map 3) who was one of the first to work on a bacteriological weapon that would affect only the genes black Africans (he also boasted). In his televised speeches he speaks of a country "but" with which he would have had good relations, we know that the country "but" in question was Israel, and so always according to his words; these weapons were destroyed many researchers put in doubt these confessions. (You can find these interviews in English subtitles French, see (*)).
UKRAINE
It was through the reading of many articles and the official document data as well as the numerous incidents listed that we could locate and map the safe places and some of the installation of these laboratories. Let us start with Odessa (Merchnikov), which officially presents itself as a research institute against the plague. Kharkov (underline the protest of the population) (5), Lviev which presents itself as center of epidemiological research, Kiev ,, Vinnytsia-Uzhhorod (624 km away), Kherson ....
Following the first victory of the color revolution that brought to power the candidate of the Westerners; Viktor Yushchenko in 2005, an American aid plan was signed with the Ukrainian Ministry of Health named "Biological Threat Reduction Program" (6). From 2008 until 2013 (7); but renewed until 2018; Black and Veatch has entered into contracts with DTRA and BTRIC worth $ 215.6 million for the construction and operation of a bio-laboratory in Ukraine (8) (9); it will be the same in Cameroon, Azerbaijan, Thailand, Ethiopia, Vietnam and Armenia. The real question is why these programs are supervised by the US military instead of specialized agencies for everyone. (10), in Odessa Black and veatch specializing in construction of these labs has been working since 1994, which means that following the fall of the USSR the Americans will take possession of the former Soviet territories (11) the company Metabiota subcontractor has signed a $ 18.4 million contract with DTRA (12).
First period 2009 Let's go looking for the H1N1 flu
In the western region of Ukraine, in particular the city of Lviv and Ternopil, which are less than 150 km apart, have been hit by the H1N1. This pandemic that strikes the whole of Ukraine (13) (14), is a very vague period, indeed as this wave of death was seen like "scourge" of H1N1 flu, as some scientists pointed out that the politicians mixed everything and its opposite saying that it was not the flu but cases of lung diseases. (15) (16).
We were entitled to Ukrainian citizens returning from the United States through Paris and who would have been the trigger (17) without any other passengers are entitled! All this makes us think of the first report on AIDS, or the leader was a homosexual steward who transmitted the disease to 3/4 of the planet, then passing to the green apes of Africa of course! At the time, we had a ban on international transport for pork, again a complete blur straight out of the hat of ... But a certainty all the same, a command of Tamiflu from the American multinational Gilead Science has well done. For Tamiflu (18).
Yet between 2010 and 2011, an investigation is conducted by a government commission led by the Ukrainian Minister of Defense; Anataly IIyakha on Vinnitsa, Lviv, Odessa laboratories and resulted in violations of safety standards on the part of Black and Veatch, besides this investigation was confirmed by Deputy Prime Minister Khoroshkovsky in 2012, which will reveal that in addition Black and Veatch are followers of financial fraud (19) despite these reports the US administration to "impose" the government to let go, so in 2015 Black and Veatch was able to continue these activities without problem. Besides the DTRA, Black and Veatch in Ukraine also mention the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA founded by Eisenhower in 1958 to counter technological advances in the USSR (20), including Tony Tether (21) (22), a former adviser to Ronald Reagan who will strive to regain in Ukraine after the annexation of Crimea to Russia (23) (24), DARPA is distinguished by these technological innovations, whether bacteriological or alleged studies on genes (25) (26)
Second wave of the H1N1 flu and the appearance of the measles as well as the B3 virus in Odessa
the second return of the H1N1, to which we will witness the great reinforcement and even higher mortality (27) (28) (29). Between 2015 and 2016 the H1N1 flu will affect Ukraine and all of its borders to Russia (30), Armenia, Georgia. Note that unlike the case of 2009, this flu will mutate into different types H5N1 (31). The 2009 type starts in Lviev, and the regions of Odessa and Kherson will be less affected, that of 2015 and 2016 will begin in the south of Odessa-Kiev to extend to lviev (32). In March 2016, 364 people died of influenza in Ukraine (81.3% of cases were caused by influenza A (H1N1) .In 2018 cases of measles spread in Ukraine including Odessa (33), another phenomenon more worrying and this will affect Odessa again, the appearance of influenza virus type B3, excluding this type of influenza is present only in Africa but also in China (34) (35).
Crimean fever-Congo: the multi continental ebola
If the word "Ebola" and "Magdeburg" give shivers to the whole population, that of Crimea-Congo little known if not unknown but yet just as dangerous as his "brother" African, it touches everything as much the Middle East as the countries of the East and Africa. It is in 2008 that Crimea-Congo reappears.
Afghanistan: the strange priorities of the CDC
Recall that the CDC is run by both the US military and "civilians" (36)
In 2008, the CDC announced the opening of the AIDS prevention center in Afghanistan (37), except in 2007 and 2008 Afghanistan had an HIV rate of less than 0.1% compared to the rest of the world (see map 4 and map 5), coincidentally doing well, WHO announces a resurgence of Crimean-Congo fever (38) in the area where the CDC opened its center against AIDS. This recrudescence will continue in the region and affect other countries, a perfectly identical map will be given by the CDC both in 2008 and 2017, for the same area but for Crimean-Congo fever (39) ....
If Ukraine and Georgia were detailed, it is unfortunately the same thing in the countries of Central Asia, as well as in the Middle East, you can consult the list of the countries where are installed such laboratories (**) If governments have left in place to set up such laboratories, it is up to the civil society to question itself and to ensure that there is more transparency, so I have to honestly ask myself this question. question and allow you the same question: under cover of work of "charity" why the US military is behind that "?
(*)
Why is the US Air Force collecting samples of Russian DNA? (1)
Russians' DNA 'taken by foreign agents' (2)
Russian biological samples ‘collected for research’ – US Air Force (3)
https://mashable.com/2016/01/27/russia-ukraine-swine-flu-outbreak/?europe=true#NmSuPXK6vGqj (4)
http://www.worldandwe.com/en/page/T...ological_laboratory_of_the_USA_in_Merefa.html (5)
https://www.businesswire.com/news/h...Government-Awards-Black-Veatch-Major-Contract (6)
https://govtribe.com/award/federal-idv-award/indefinite-delivery-contract-hdtra108d0008 2013 (7)
https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportu...&id=3238450bf5132f6f3c7c42666e78c4cd&_cview=0 (8)
https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2014/11/24/pentagon-biological-laboratories-ukraine.html (9)
https://www.2000.ua/v-nomere/forum/...-genno-biologicheskogo-oruzhija_arhiv_art.htm (10)
https://www.bv.com/Projects/usdtra-bsl3-laboratory-ukraine (11)
https://cyber-berkut.org/en/ (12)
https://zik.ua/en/news/2009/10/29/unidentified_flue_outbreak_in_western_ukraine_photo_202374 (13)
http://www.who.int/csr/don/2009_11_03/en/ (14)
http://www.spiegel.de/international...with-tamiflu-and-surgical-masks-a-658810.html (15)
https://www.kyivpost.com/article/co...pare-ukraine-not-likely-experts-sa-49876.html (16)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_flu_pandemic_in_Ukraine (17)
https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/oseltamivir-oral-route/description/drg-20067586 (18)
https://rusdnepr.ru/ssha-berut-pod-svoj-kontrol-vse-biologicheskie-laboratorii-ukrainy/ (19)
http://www.ellingtonhealthcarepartners.com/about-us (20)
http://space.nss.org/national-space-society-governor-anthony-tether-biography/ (21)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Tether (22)
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/darpa-ukraine-tony-tether/ (23)
https://www.defensenews.com/global/europe/2018/03/01/what-is-darpa-doing-in-ukraine/ (24)
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/362/6410/35 (25)
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/darpa-helped-create-the-internet-heres-what-theyre-working-on-now/ (26)
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/...reaches-epidemic-levels-in-some-a6881236.html (27)
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/...reaches-epidemic-levels-in-some-a6881236.html (28)
https://mashable.com/2016/01/27/russia-ukraine-swine-flu-outbreak/?europe=true#NmSuPXK6vGqj (29)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5077104/ (30)
http://afludiary.blogspot.com/2016/02/who-update-on-ukraines-flu-season.html (31)
https://ems-solutionsinc.com/blog/h1n1swine-flu-the-latest-from-the-ukraine/ (32)
https://112.international/society/a...ed-with-measles-in-ukraine-in-2018-26311.html (33)
https://112.international/society/a...enotype-b3-spotted-in-odesa-region-25465.html (34)
http://world.24-my.info/in-the-odessa-region-aggressive-circulating-genotype-of-measles-virus/ (35)
https://www.cdc.gov/about/leadership.htm (36)
https://www.cdc.gov/globalaids/Global-HIV-AIDS-at-CDC/countries/Afghanistan/ (37)
http://www.emro.who.int/emhj-volume-18-2012/issue-5/article-17.html (38)
http://outbreaknewstoday.com/crimean-congo-hemorrhagic-fever-afghanistan-increase-cases-2017/ (39)
(**)
At the Russian border
https://sputniknews.com/world/201609081045088663-us-russia-biological-laboratories/
DTRA ARMENIA
https://am.usembassy.gov/martuni-laboratory/
http://all-armenia.com/en/news/soci...tkryitii-oblastnoj-laboratorii-v-martuni.html
kazakhstan
http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a573872.pdf
https://www.eurasiareview.com/14022018-bioterrorism-in-kazakhstan-oped/
JORDAN / IRAQ
http://www.dtra.mil/Success-Stories/Jordan-Border-Operations-Center/
https://www.bizjournals.com/losangeles/prnewswire/press_releases/California/2018/08/08/UN70540
https://www.urc-chs.com/projects/cooperative-biological-engagement-program-cbep
 

susy7

Padawan Learner
#5
Here are the two maps of Afghanistan, that of 2008, noticed that of the CDC which has installed a laboratory to prevent AIDS, the WHO meanwhile speaks of an upsurge of Crimean-Congo fever ("Intercontinental Ebola" )
 

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angelburst29

The Living Force
FOTCM Member
#6
I have been searching the Ukraine thread (for a report (s) that was Posted) of several Ukrainian military personnel that became ill and were hospitalized and some who died of a mysterious virus. Their Camp was located near a NATO biological lab. I am still searching for that report but I came across this information which might help with your listed references?

Reference link in this August 28, 2017 thread on Ukraine -
Civil War in Ukraine: Western Empire vs Russia

August 27, 2917 - Confirmation On U.S. Secret Biological Chemical Labs In Ukraine, Possible UN Security Council Meeting Due To Outbreaks Of Strange Diseases ~ CyberBerkut
Confirmation On U.S. Secret Biological Chemical Labs In Ukraine, Possible UN Security Council Meeting Due To Outbreaks Of Strange Diseases ~ CyberBerkut

Hackers said that in Ukraine there is a network of biological laboratories operating under the control of the US special services.

Hackers from the group “CyberBerkut” said that in Ukraine there is a network of biological laboratories operating under the control of the US special services. According to their information, since 2009, 15 such scientific centers have been created with the money of Washington, where work is supposedly being done to create and approbate biological weapons. This is evidenced by outbreaks of atypical diseases for Ukraine.

Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Defense Committee Yury Shvytkin is sure that the information disclosed needs to be carefully checked.

“This information can not be ignored in any case. It is necessary to verify this information, as they can serve as an occasion for the proceedings in the UN Security Council. If they are confirmed, this proves the interaction of the United States with Ukraine in the development of biological weapons, which can be used against the civilian population of any country, “he explained in a conversation with SNSN.

The Ukrainian hacker group, CyberBerkut, has published materials of the investigation, in which a network of biological laboratories of American special services is discovered in Ukraine.

‘The CyberBerkut continues to monitor the secret activities of US special services and non-governmental organizations in Ukraine. Recently, in the Internet, there have been actively discussed outbreaks of diseases rare for our country. Many Ukrainians believe that the cause of their emergence is secret experiments with pathogenic microorganisms, conducted in American biological laboratories in different cities of the country,’ reports the CyberBerkut.​

It is stated that since 2009, in the territory of Ukraine, 15 such objects have been created for American money. All of them were equipped allegedly ‘to reduce biological threats’.

However, since then, the hackers say, these threats have grown several times - in recent years, Ukraine has been shaken by epidemics of rare diseases.

It is stated that they could have been caused by leaks from the laboratories, but this is unlikely; on the contrary, the hackers believe that they have been caused by deliberate actions of Americans.

‘The infections were most likely deliberate and a part of the testing of combat viruses modifications in order to test and improve them,’ the hackers believe.​
The Cyberberkut claims that the group has managed to disclose ‘the organizational structure of the military-biological activities of American special services in Ukraine’. In particular, the laboratories are officially under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, but since August 1, 2016, the department has been headed by ‘Ulyana Suprun, a US citizen and Maidan activist’.

‘In fact, the secret work with biological material is carried out under the auspices of the Pentagon,’ the authors state.

In the matter of coordination of secret biological experiments, Ukraine is represented by a number of non-governmental organizations, the hacker group noted. The Ukrainian Scientific and Technological Center (STCU) and the NGO International Institute for HIV, AIDS and Tuberculosis (IHATI) are mentioned. However, these institutions are called by the hackers ‘just looking Ukrainian’, in fact, they ‘are engaged in the distribution of American money and the financing of secret programs’.

This is also indicated by the fact that the IHATI, for example, is headed by Eliot Perlman, a former military doctor and a virus specialist who allegedly was sent to Ukraine by the US Intelligence Department of the US Defense ministry back in 1991.

Ukraine, according to the National Medical Chamber, is leading in Europe and the world in spreading socially dangerous and dangerous infections, such as HIV / AIDS, tuberculosis, hepatitis B and C. The forms of tuberculosis, which are insensitive to drugs, are becoming more prevalent in the country. Also in recent years, an epidemic of measles has erupted, and last year, in Izmail, there was an outbreak of an unknown intestinal infection, etc.



August 25, 2017 - Hacker group says US biological labs active in Ukraine
Hacker group says US biological labs active in Ukraine


© REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch


Back-dated June 11, 2015 - Moscow concerned over US medico-biological labs placement at Russian borders
Moscow concerned over US medico-biological labs placement at Russian borders

The Foreign Ministry said the "Richard G. Lugar Public Health Research Centre" in Georgia is a medical research division of the US Army.

Moscow is deeply concerned over the Pentagon’s activity to place its medico-biological laboratories near Russian borders, Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

"We regret to state that the United States, instead of making a constructive contribution to the world community’s efforts aimed at strengthening the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction, has long chosen the tactics of the spread of provocative conjectures and insinuations against other states on the issues related to the specified Convention," the ministry said in connection with the US State Department’s 2015 Report on Adherence to and Compliance With Arms Control, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament Agreements and Commitments.

The so-called "Richard G. Lugar Public Health Research Centre" in a suburb of Georgia’s capital Tbilisi, which is a high-level biosafety containment laboratory, is the most telling in this sense. "It has long been sheltering a medical research division of the US Ground Forces, which is a branch of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR)," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a commentary.

"The American and Georgian authorities have made efforts to conceal the true content and direction of activities of this military unit of the US Army, engaged in the study of particularly dangerous infectious diseases," the ministry said. "The Pentagon is trying to deploy similar camouflaged military medico-biological facilities also in other countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)."

"This Pentagon’s activity in the spheres directly related to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC) is conducted against the background of obvious disinterest of the US administration in the strengthening of this Convention as a collective security instrument," the ministry said. "It is known that the United States in 2001 unilaterally disrupted multilateral negotiations in Geneva aimed at working out the BWC verification mechanism and since then has been obstructing their resumption in every possible way." "Decades of the international community’s efforts to strengthen the Convention have been wasted."

Reference link in this August 28, 2013 thread - Bubonic plague scare hits Kyrgyzstan
https://cassiopaea.org/forum/threads/bubonic-plague-scare-hits-kyrgyzstan.32261/

August 27, 2013 - Why the U.S. Is Building a High-Tech Bubonic Plague Lab in Kazakhstan
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/...building-a-high-tech-plague-lab-in-kazakhstan

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Dr. Bakyt B. Atshabar, head of the institute that will manage the Central Reference Lab

Kazakhstan's new Central Reference Laboratory - on the outskirts of Almaty - When it opens in September 2015, the $102-million project laboratory is meant to serve as a Central Asian way station for a global war on dangerous disease. And as a project under that Pentagon program, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, the lab will be built, and some of its early operation funded, by American taxpayers.

Bakyt B. Atshabar, head of the 60-year-old institute that will run the new lab, the Kazakh Scientific Center of Quarantine and Zoonotic Diseases, is keenly aware of the dangers of weapons development: his father helped diagnose the effects of weapons tests on thousands of people who lived near the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site, in the north of the country.

But to him and other biologists in Almaty, the lab is less about defense strategy and more about developing scientific expertise. Currently the KSCQZD is focused on studying and preventing potentially lethal contagion, like the case of the teenager across the southern border in Kyrgyzstan, who died last week from bubonic plague after eating a barbecued marmot (he was likely bitten by a flea, doctors said).

The Almaty lab will be outfitted with safety features like double-door access zones and special containment hoods, enough to qualify it under U.S. Centers for Disease Control standards as a level 3 biosafety lab, or BSL-3 (the highest level is BSL-4). Only a fraction of the lab will be dedicated to lethal dieases and certified at BSL-3; most of the other labs at the 87,000 square foot building will be BSL-2, for the non-lethal variety.
 

angelburst29

The Living Force
FOTCM Member
#8
16.11.2018 - UN Finds No Proof Lab in Georgia conducts Illegal Tests - Georgia Control Centre
UN Finds No Proof Lab in Georgia Conducts Illegal Tests - Georgia Control Centre

The chief of the national disease control center in Georgia announced Friday that a UN inspection of a lab in Tbilisi suspected of bioweapon research found no proof of illegal activities.

International experts have concluded the inspection and found nothing illegal of the sort mentioned during the information campaign. The experts confirmed the lab met all international norms," NCDC director-general Amiran Gamkrelidze told reporters.

The verdict comes after a group of experts from 17 UN member states visited the US-funded Richard Lugar Center this week after the Russian military accused it of testing deadly biological weapons on unsuspecting civilians.

Last month, Russian Defense Ministry’s Maj. Gen. Igor Kirillov, in charge of radiation, chemical and biological protection, unveiled a batch of documents compiled by Georgia’s former state security chief Igor Giorgadze, which appeared to claim that 73 people had died in 2015-2016 after being administered an anti-Hepatitis C drug at the lab.
 

susy7

Padawan Learner
#9
16.11.2018 - UN Finds No Proof Lab in Georgia conducts Illegal Tests - Georgia Control Centre
UN Finds No Proof Lab in Georgia Conducts Illegal Tests - Georgia Control Centre

The chief of the national disease control center in Georgia announced Friday that a UN inspection of a lab in Tbilisi suspected of bioweapon research found no proof of illegal activities.

International experts have concluded the inspection and found nothing illegal of the sort mentioned during the information campaign. The experts confirmed the lab met all international norms," NCDC director-general Amiran Gamkrelidze told reporters.

The verdict comes after a group of experts from 17 UN member states visited the US-funded Richard Lugar Center this week after the Russian military accused it of testing deadly biological weapons on unsuspecting civilians.

Last month, Russian Defense Ministry’s Maj. Gen. Igor Kirillov, in charge of radiation, chemical and biological protection, unveiled a batch of documents compiled by Georgia’s former state security chief Igor Giorgadze, which appeared to claim that 73 people had died in 2015-2016 after being administered an anti-Hepatitis C drug at the lab.
I promise, I will believe them !!:-D
 

susy7

Padawan Learner
#10
The Board is chaired by the Minister of Labour, Health, and Social Affairs of Georgia, Mr. David Sergeenko. The Board members represent: Ministry of Labour, Health, and Social Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Internal Affairs; U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) and other international/partner organizations participate in the Board activity with deliberative vote, as necessary
http://178.134.28.190/AttachedFiles...f1ef_359a2c4e-9489-417a-a643-c42affbb486a.pdf
Real "civilians" who work there:whistle:
 

angelburst29

The Living Force
FOTCM Member
#11
The Board is chaired by the Minister of Labour, Health, and Social Affairs of Georgia, Mr. David Sergeenko. The Board members represent: Ministry of Labour, Health, and Social Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Internal Affairs; U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) and other international/partner organizations participate in the Board activity with deliberative vote, as necessary
http://178.134.28.190/AttachedFiles...f1ef_359a2c4e-9489-417a-a643-c42affbb486a.pdf
Real "civilians" who work there:whistle:
I noticed this paragraph just before your quote above:

"Decree #422 of the Government of Georgia from May 7, 2013 provided the basis for establishing the Supervisory Board. In compliance with the Decree, NPLE Richard G.Lugar Center for Public Health Research was liquidated and liquid and real assets were transferred to the NCDC. According to the Decree, full functional integration of the Lugar Center into the NCDC organizational structure was implemented."

Add - Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) - it is a disaster waiting to happen! "Full functional integration", indeed.
Both get Pentagon Grants to work on experimental drugs and pathogens ... and by mandate, no accountability to the host Country (Georgia). Well, Russia just put them on "notice" that they are watching their activities?

In regards to an earlier quote, in your second essay on November 10th:
Second wave of the H1N1 flu and the appearance of the measles as well as the B3 virus in Odessa the second return of the H1N1, to which we will witness the great reinforcement and even higher mortality (27) (28) (29).

Between 2015 and 2016 the H1N1 flu will affect Ukraine and all of its borders to Russia (30), Armenia, Georgia. Note that unlike the case of 2009, this flu will mutate into different types H5N1 (31).

The 2009 type starts in Kiev, and the regions of Odessa and Kherson will be less affected, that of 2015 and 2016 will begin in the south of Odessa-Kiev to extend to lviev (32). In March 2016, 364 people died of influenza in Ukraine (81.3% of cases were caused by influenza A (H1N1).

In 2018 cases of measles spread in Ukraine including Odessa (33), another phenomenon more worrying and this will affect Odessa again, the appearance of influenza virus type B3, excluding this type of influenza is present only in Africa but also in China (34) (35).
Crimean fever-Congo: the multi continental ebola.

If the word "Ebola" and "Magdeburg" give shivers to the whole population, that of Crimea-Congo little known if not unknown but yet just as dangerous as his "brother" African, it touches everything as much the Middle East as the countries of the East and Africa. It is in 2008 that Crimea-Congo reappears.
My attention was drawn to the "bolded - Crimea-Congo". There is a saying, "Follow the money - if you are looking for a root cause." As far as the Grants given to the Georgia Lab, it's well documented that they get funding via the Pentagon. I have often wondered and speculated, if some of the funding might also come from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation? The Gates Foundation have spent a lot of money in Africa, including administering vaccinations through the United Nations Peace corps. Many deaths of children have been attributed to the vaccines - probably experimental? The African's no longer trust the vaccines or the UN Peacekeepers that have administered them. There have been 10 major out breaks of Ebola. Many children died within hours of the Polo vaccine or the flu shot.
The Gates Foundation have set up many testing Medical Labs, much on the same order as the Georgian one. Reason I wonder if Georgia also gets funding from Gates? I have not come across a connection, yet?

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Africa Office

Bill and Melinda Gates Urge Fight Against Poverty in Africa
Bill and Melinda Gates Urge Fight Against Poverty in Africa

The conclusion is clear: to continue improving the human condition, our task now is to help create opportunities in Africa's fastest-growing, poorest countries," the couple write. To that end, the report calls for more investment in the health and education of youth in Africa, where people under the age of 25 make up nearly 60 percent of the population. "Investing in young people's health and education is the best way for a country to unlock productivity and innovation, cut poverty, create opportunities, and generate prosperity."

The report includes "stories behind the data" in the areas of family planning, HIV/AIDS, education, and agriculture, as well as global trends data on progress around vaccines, gender equality, infant and maternal health and mortality, malaria, tuberculosis, neglected tropical diseases, sanitation, and financial services for the poor.

The foundation has invested more than $15 billion in support of projects in Africa, ...


October 23, 2018 - EU joins forces with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support health services in Africa
EU joins forces with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support health services in Africa

In an effort to strengthen the EU diagnostic health services programs in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will contribute €54 million of support under the External Investment Plan, which will help mobilize private investment in laboratory facilities to provide diagnostic services for diseases including tuberculosis, HIV, and malaria, as well as support maternal and child healthcare.

The decision by the Foundation comes months after a joint announcement by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Bill Gates earlier in the year that said the Gates Foundation intended to contribute to the EU’s External Investment Plan.


15 October 23 - EU commits €7.2 million to step up Ebola fight in DR Congo
EU commits €7.2 million to step up Ebola fight in DR Congo

The European Commission has allocated € 7.2 million to strengthen its response to an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, bringing the total amount of EU aid to the combat the deadly virus at €12.83 million in 2018.

We need to win the fight against the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo which has claimed, so far, over 150 lives.

The current outbreak affects the country’s eastern provinces of North Kivu and Ituri, both areas of open and ongoing conflict that are densely populated and with considerable internal movements of people.

Previously, the EU provided assistance through its humanitarian air service, transporting personnel, supplies, and equipment to Ebola-affected areas. The bloc is also financially supporting the Red Cross to reinforce preparedness and prevention measures in Rwanda, Uganda, and Burundi, while the Commission is also financially supporting Ebola vaccine development with over €160 million in aid.

November 10, 2018 - Current Ebola outbreak is worst in Congo's history: ministry
Current Ebola outbreak is worst in Congo's history: ministry | Reuters

KINSHASA (Reuters) - The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is the most severe in the country’s history with 319 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry said late on Friday.

The hemorrhagic fever is believed to have killed 198 people in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, where attacks by armed groups
and community resistance to health officials have complicated the response.

Congo has suffered 10 Ebola outbreaks since the virus was discovered near the eponymous Ebola River in 1976.

“The current epidemic is the worst in the history of DRC,” Jessica Ilunga, a spokeswoman for the ministry told Reuters.

With over 300 cases the epidemic also ranks as third worst in the history of the continent, following the 2013-2016 outbreak in West Africa where over 28,000 cases were confirmed and an outbreak in Uganda in 2000 involving 425 cases.

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Thursday that security represented the primary challenge in the current epidemic, followed by community mistrust.

“When there is an attack, the operation actually freezes. So we hold the operation. And when the operation stops, the virus gets advantage and it affects us in two ways,” he told reporters in Kinshasa.

“And one is catching up on the backload. Because when operations are stopped, there is always a backload of vaccinations, or contact tracing. And the other, the second problem, is that more cases are generated because we can’t vaccinate them,” he said.

The confirmation of new cases has accelerated in the last month and an emergency committee of World Health Organization experts said in October that the outbreak was likely to worsen significantly unless the response was stepped up.


November 16, 2018 - Mortar bombs fired at UN Peacekeeping Base in Eastern Congo
Mortar bombs fired at U.N. peacekeeping base in eastern Congo | Reuters

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Mortar bombs were fired at a U.N. peacekeeping base and gunfire could be heard on Friday in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern city of Beni, an area which has seen a surge in fighting with rebel groups, two sources said.

The attack follows the death of twelve Congolese soldiers and seven U.N. peacekeepers in clashes with militias earlier this week - one of the deadliest for troops in Congo’s volatile eastern borderlands since a rebel attack in early 2018.

Congolese army spokesman Mak Hazukay said the army was monitoring the situation in Beni and had imposed a curfew on part of the city.

Eastern Congo has been plagued by banditry and armed insurrections for more than two decades since the fall of military ruler Mobutu Sese Seko. The past year has seen a surge in violence around North Kivu region.

Beni is the epicenter of the region’s Ebola epidemic and efforts to control the outbreak - the worst in Congo’s history with over 300 infected and two-thirds of those killed - have been hampered by insecurity.


November 17, 2018 - China reports new outbreaks of African Swine Fever in Jiangxi, Yunnan, Sichuan and Shanghai
China reports new outbreaks of African swine fever in Jiangxi, Yunnan, Sichuan and Shanghai | Reuters

SHANGHAI - Four new outbreaks of African swine fever have been reported in China’s provinces of Jiangxi, Yunnan and Sichuan as well as the municipality of Shanghai, the agriculture ministry said on Saturday.

Ten pigs had died from the disease and 10 others had fallen ill on a farm with 150 hogs in the southeastern province of Jiangxi, the ministry said on its website. Another 348 pigs will be slaughtered in Yunnan province in the southwest, it added.

A farm with 314 pigs in the Jinshan district of Shanghai was affected, the ministry reported. Eleven of the hogs had died while another 50 were infected, it said.
 

susy7

Padawan Learner
#12
I noticed this paragraph just before your quote above:

"Decree #422 of the Government of Georgia from May 7, 2013 provided the basis for establishing the Supervisory Board. In compliance with the Decree, NPLE Richard G.Lugar Center for Public Health Research was liquidated and liquid and real assets were transferred to the NCDC. According to the Decree, full functional integration of the Lugar Center into the NCDC organizational structure was implemented."

Add - Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) - it is a disaster waiting to happen! "Full functional integration", indeed.
Both get Pentagon Grants to work on experimental drugs and pathogens ... and by mandate, no accountability to the host Country (Georgia). Well, Russia just put them on "notice" that they are watching their activities?

In regards to an earlier quote, in your second essay on November 10th:


My attention was drawn to the "bolded - Crimea-Congo". There is a saying, "Follow the money - if you are looking for a root cause." As far as the Grants given to the Georgia Lab, it's well documented that they get funding via the Pentagon. I have often wondered and speculated, if some of the funding might also come from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation? The Gates Foundation have spent a lot of money in Africa, including administering vaccinations through the United Nations Peace corps. Many deaths of children have been attributed to the vaccines - probably experimental? The African's no longer trust the vaccines or the UN Peacekeepers that have administered them. There have been 10 major out breaks of Ebola. Many children died within hours of the Polo vaccine or the flu shot.
The Gates Foundation have set up many testing Medical Labs, much on the same order as the Georgian one. Reason I wonder if Georgia also gets funding from Gates? I have not come across a connection, yet?

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Africa Office

Bill and Melinda Gates Urge Fight Against Poverty in Africa
Bill and Melinda Gates Urge Fight Against Poverty in Africa

The conclusion is clear: to continue improving the human condition, our task now is to help create opportunities in Africa's fastest-growing, poorest countries," the couple write. To that end, the report calls for more investment in the health and education of youth in Africa, where people under the age of 25 make up nearly 60 percent of the population. "Investing in young people's health and education is the best way for a country to unlock productivity and innovation, cut poverty, create opportunities, and generate prosperity."

The report includes "stories behind the data" in the areas of family planning, HIV/AIDS, education, and agriculture, as well as global trends data on progress around vaccines, gender equality, infant and maternal health and mortality, malaria, tuberculosis, neglected tropical diseases, sanitation, and financial services for the poor.

The foundation has invested more than $15 billion in support of projects in Africa, ...


October 23, 2018 - EU joins forces with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support health services in Africa
EU joins forces with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support health services in Africa

In an effort to strengthen the EU diagnostic health services programs in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will contribute €54 million of support under the External Investment Plan, which will help mobilize private investment in laboratory facilities to provide diagnostic services for diseases including tuberculosis, HIV, and malaria, as well as support maternal and child healthcare.

The decision by the Foundation comes months after a joint announcement by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Bill Gates earlier in the year that said the Gates Foundation intended to contribute to the EU’s External Investment Plan.


15 October 23 - EU commits €7.2 million to step up Ebola fight in DR Congo
EU commits €7.2 million to step up Ebola fight in DR Congo

The European Commission has allocated € 7.2 million to strengthen its response to an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, bringing the total amount of EU aid to the combat the deadly virus at €12.83 million in 2018.

We need to win the fight against the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo which has claimed, so far, over 150 lives.

The current outbreak affects the country’s eastern provinces of North Kivu and Ituri, both areas of open and ongoing conflict that are densely populated and with considerable internal movements of people.

Previously, the EU provided assistance through its humanitarian air service, transporting personnel, supplies, and equipment to Ebola-affected areas. The bloc is also financially supporting the Red Cross to reinforce preparedness and prevention measures in Rwanda, Uganda, and Burundi, while the Commission is also financially supporting Ebola vaccine development with over €160 million in aid.

November 10, 2018 - Current Ebola outbreak is worst in Congo's history: ministry
Current Ebola outbreak is worst in Congo's history: ministry | Reuters

KINSHASA (Reuters) - The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is the most severe in the country’s history with 319 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry said late on Friday.

The hemorrhagic fever is believed to have killed 198 people in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, where attacks by armed groups
and community resistance to health officials have complicated the response.

Congo has suffered 10 Ebola outbreaks since the virus was discovered near the eponymous Ebola River in 1976.

“The current epidemic is the worst in the history of DRC,” Jessica Ilunga, a spokeswoman for the ministry told Reuters.

With over 300 cases the epidemic also ranks as third worst in the history of the continent, following the 2013-2016 outbreak in West Africa where over 28,000 cases were confirmed and an outbreak in Uganda in 2000 involving 425 cases.

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Thursday that security represented the primary challenge in the current epidemic, followed by community mistrust.

“When there is an attack, the operation actually freezes. So we hold the operation. And when the operation stops, the virus gets advantage and it affects us in two ways,” he told reporters in Kinshasa.

“And one is catching up on the backload. Because when operations are stopped, there is always a backload of vaccinations, or contact tracing. And the other, the second problem, is that more cases are generated because we can’t vaccinate them,” he said.

The confirmation of new cases has accelerated in the last month and an emergency committee of World Health Organization experts said in October that the outbreak was likely to worsen significantly unless the response was stepped up.


November 16, 2018 - Mortar bombs fired at UN Peacekeeping Base in Eastern Congo
Mortar bombs fired at U.N. peacekeeping base in eastern Congo | Reuters

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Mortar bombs were fired at a U.N. peacekeeping base and gunfire could be heard on Friday in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern city of Beni, an area which has seen a surge in fighting with rebel groups, two sources said.

The attack follows the death of twelve Congolese soldiers and seven U.N. peacekeepers in clashes with militias earlier this week - one of the deadliest for troops in Congo’s volatile eastern borderlands since a rebel attack in early 2018.

Congolese army spokesman Mak Hazukay said the army was monitoring the situation in Beni and had imposed a curfew on part of the city.

Eastern Congo has been plagued by banditry and armed insurrections for more than two decades since the fall of military ruler Mobutu Sese Seko. The past year has seen a surge in violence around North Kivu region.

Beni is the epicenter of the region’s Ebola epidemic and efforts to control the outbreak - the worst in Congo’s history with over 300 infected and two-thirds of those killed - have been hampered by insecurity.


November 17, 2018 - China reports new outbreaks of African Swine Fever in Jiangxi, Yunnan, Sichuan and Shanghai
China reports new outbreaks of African swine fever in Jiangxi, Yunnan, Sichuan and Shanghai | Reuters

SHANGHAI - Four new outbreaks of African swine fever have been reported in China’s provinces of Jiangxi, Yunnan and Sichuan as well as the municipality of Shanghai, the agriculture ministry said on Saturday.

Ten pigs had died from the disease and 10 others had fallen ill on a farm with 150 hogs in the southeastern province of Jiangxi, the ministry said on its website. Another 348 pigs will be slaughtered in Yunnan province in the southwest, it added.

A farm with 314 pigs in the Jinshan district of Shanghai was affected, the ministry reported. Eleven of the hogs had died while another 50 were infected, it said.
I will publish some articles about Africa later, including the latest evolution of Ebola in 2015,;-)
 

angelburst29

The Living Force
FOTCM Member
#13
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is reporting it's 10th outbreak of Ebola. The World Health Organization, the American pharmaceutical company Merck and Doctor's Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres) are involved in treatment.

In other news, Yemen has a sever cholera outbreak - but "UNICEF and WHO have launched a Polio Vaccination Campaign" - "to inoculate up to five million children under the age of five??? (Yemen was declared polio-free in 2009)???

December 7, 2018 - 2nd deadliest Ebola outbreak in history spreads to major city
2nd deadliest Ebola outbreak in history spreads to major city

The second-largest, second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history has spread to a major city.

Butembo, a bustling city of almost a million people in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, is reporting an increasing number of cases of Ebola virus disease in the country's current epidemic. There has been a "significant increase" in infections there over the past three weeks, with a total of 25 confirmed cases thus far, according to Thursday's bulletin from the country's health ministry.

Butembo is a key trading and transport hub with links to other major cities in the country as well as to neighboring Uganda. It's about two times the size of the city of Beni, the outbreak's epicenter, and is located just 35 miles away. The health ministry said the "high density and mobility" of Butembo's population presents new challenges to containment efforts, already complicated by sporadic rebel attacks on remote villages in and around Beni.

Since the outbreak was declared on Aug. 1, a total of 471 people have reported symptoms of hemorrhagic fever in the country's eastern provinces of North Kivu and Ituri, which share borders with Rwanda, Uganda and South Sudan. Among those cases, 423 have tested positive for Ebola virus disease, which causes an often-deadly type of hemorrhagic fever, according to the health ministry.

There have been 273 deaths thus far, including 225 people who died from confirmed cases of Ebola. The other deaths are from probable cases of Ebola, the ministry said.

The ongoing outbreak is one of the world's worst, second only to the 2014-2016 outbreak in multiple West African nations that infected 28,652 people and killed 11,325, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Ebola is endemic to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This is the 10th outbreak and the worst the country has seen since 1976, the year that scientists first identified the deadly virus near the eponymous Ebola River.

"No other epidemic in the world has been as complex as the one we are currently experiencing," the Democratic Republic of the Congo's health minister, Dr. Oly Ilunga Kalenga, said in a statement last month.


"PHOTO: A caretaker already cured of Ebola is seen carrying a four day old baby suspected of having Ebola into a Medecins Sans Frontieres supported Ebola treatment center in Butembo, Congo, Nov. 4, 2018. (John Wessels/MSF via AP)"

The World Health Organization received approval to administer an experimental Ebola vaccine, using a "ring vaccination" approach, around the epicenter of the current outbreak. More than 40,000 people, including health workers and children, have been vaccinated in the outbreak zone since Aug. 8, according to the country's health ministry.

The vaccine, which was developed by American pharmaceutical company Merck, has proved effective against the country's previous outbreak in the western province of Equateur.

The number of Ebola cases in the current outbreak would probably have already surpassed 10,000 if it weren't for the vaccination teams, the ministry said Thursday.


"PHOTO: Health workers are seen putting on their personal protective equipment before entering the red zone of a Medecins Sans Frontieres supported Ebola treatment center in Butembo, Congo, Nov. 3, 2018. (John Wessels/MSF via AP)"

North Kivu and Ituri, where cases are being reported, are among the most populous provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They are also awash with violence and insecurity, particularly in the mineral-rich borderlands where militia activity has surged over the past year, all of which complicates the international response to the Ebola outbreak.

The security situation in the region has at times stymied the response efforts. Meanwhile, health workers are battling misinformation and mistrust from the local community, partly due to many years of conflict in the region.

There is a reluctance among some wary residents to seek care or allow health workers to vaccinate, conduct contact tracing and perform safe burials. That resistance has been expressed more violently than typically seen during previous Ebola outbreaks, according to the health ministry. A "fringe minority population" in these areas have destroyed medical equipment and health centers and have even attacked workers, the ministry said Thursday.

The epidemic is expected to last for "several" more months and the risk of spread will remain high until the outbreak is stomped out completely, according to the ministry.


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From this thread:
Migrants - a plan or just consequence of some other plan

December 7, 2018 - Aquarius, the last Mediterranean refugee rescue ship, ends operations
Aquarius, the last Mediterranean refugee rescue ship, ends operations | Reuters

The decision to moor the Aquarius is the result of a “constant denigration, smearing and obstruction campaign led” against Medecins sans Frontieres and SOS MEDITERRANEAN by the Italian government and supported by other European countries, the NGO said.


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December 3, 2018 - Millions flock to Free Tests as Egypt seeks to eradicate Hepatitis C

Millions flock to free tests as Egypt seeks to eradicate hepatitis C | Reuters

An Egyptian doctor makes a test during an unprecedented campaign that aims to test 50 million people to detect and treat hepatitis C patients in a bid to eliminate the disease by 2022, in Cairo, Egypt November 11, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

MIT NAMA - When Houaida Mabrouk heard about a government campaign that offers free hepatitis C screenings, she hesitated, afraid of testing positive. But after many from her community started visiting health clinics to get checked, she changed her mind.

“I thought, ‘I should go too’,” Mabrouk said, speaking at a clinic in the Mit Nama village near Cairo before learning she did not have the virus.

Egypt, which has the highest rate of hepatitis C in the world, is carrying out an unprecedented campaign to detect and treat the disease in a bid to eliminate it by 2022. It aims to test the entire adult population — about 50 million people.

Nearly 4.4 percent of adult Egyptians are infected and about 40,000 die of the disease every year, making it the country’s third leading cause of death, according to the World Bank.

The campaign, which runs from October to April, also tests for diabetes and high blood pressure.

“They are eliminating Egypt’s two biggest health problems: Virus C and all the danger factors including the basic non-communicable diseases,” said Jean Jabbour, the World Health Organization’s representative in Egypt.

Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by a blood-borne virus. Most cases can be cured with antiviral medicine, but many do not initially show symptoms. If left untreated the virus can cause cirrhosis or liver cancer.

In Egypt, many were infected decades ago when poorly sterilized needles were used as part of a national treatment campaign against schistosomiasis, a disease caused by parasitic worms.

Most donated blood is still not effectively screened, according to a recent World Bank report.

At least 11.5 million people have been screened in the new campaign, with 5 percent testing positive.

Large banners bearing health information and a picture of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi appeared in many Cairo streets as the campaign came to the capital on Saturday.

The campaign, which also treats those infected for free, is mainly funded by the World Bank. The bank has provided $133 million for the tests and $129 million for the treatment, according to a cabinet statement.

Due to lack of health clinics, some churches, mosques and youth centers also offer the blood test.

church in the village of Begam, which like the Mit Nama village is in the Qalyubia province north of Cairo, serves as a health clinic every Sunday.

“This initiative should have taken place much, much earlier, but it is good that the president thought of it now,” said Ashyaa Abd al-Sayed, pastor at the church.

Unless the population is tested and treated in a single campaign, the disease won’t be eliminated, said Health Minister Hala Zayed.

“If you only test and treat parts of the population... then those who weren’t treated might infect others,” she said.

Globally, an estimated 71 million people suffer chronically from hepatitis C.


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December 2, 2018 - Yemen sterilizes Sanaa Water Supplies as Cholera Outbreak picks up again

Yemen sterilizes Sanaa water supplies as cholera outbreak picks up again | Reuters

SANAA - Authorities in the Houthi-held Yemeni capital Sanaa are sterilizing water supplies at wells, distribution networks and houses to help stem the world’s worst outbreak of cholera.

Nearly four years of war between a Saudi-led coalition and the Iranian-aligned Houthi group have crippled healthcare and sanitation systems in Yemen, where some 1.2 million suspected cholera cases have been reported since 2017, with 2,515 deaths.

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned in October that the outbreak is accelerating again with roughly 10,000 suspected cases now reported per week, double the average rate for the first eight months of 2018.

Most cases have been reported in areas held by the Houthi movement, which controls most population centers after ousting the internationally recognized government from Sanaa in 2014.

“We receive information of reported cases of cholera from the Ministry of Health, then the team sterilizes the house and 20 houses around it,” Nabeel Abdullah al-Wazeer, the Houthis’ minister of water, told Reuters in Sanaa.

“We worked from house to house and on sterilizing water wells. We also worked on bus-mounted tanks, which transport water in the private sector to the citizens, as well as sterilizing local institutions which distribute water.”

Adel Moawada, director general of technical affairs at Sanaa’s main water sanitation plant, said there are currently 20 automated chlorination units installed in wells directly linked to the capital’s water distribution network.

Cholera, which is spread by consuming contaminated food or water, is a diarrheal disease and can kill within hours. While previous outbreaks may have helped build immunity in the population, other diseases and widespread malnutrition can weaken resilience.

The United Nations says about 14 million people, or half of Yemen’s population, could soon face famine. Some 1.8 million children are malnourished, according to UNICEF.

Children account for 30 percent of cholera infections.

Pediatrician Mohammed Abdulmughni administers intravenous fluids to children in WHO tents in Sanaa. Their beds rest on gravel and flies circle their faces.

“With winter’s arrival we expected the numbers would decrease, yet the cases have been coming in at the same pace,” he said. “We expected positive (diagnoses) cases to decrease but the cases remain high.”

If caught early, acute diarrhea can be treated with oral hydration salts, but more severe cases require intravenous fluids and antibiotics.

More than 250,000 cases of cholera have been recorded in Yemen since the beginning of 2018, with 358 associated deaths,
UNICEF representative Meritxell Relano told Reuters.

“We have prevented an outbreak at the scale of 2017,” Relano said. “But the risk is still there.”


November 27, 2018 - UNICEF, WHO launch Polio Vaccination Campaign in Yemen
UNICEF, WHO launch polio vaccination campaign in Yemen | Reuters

SANAA - Aid agencies have launched a polio vaccination campaign in Yemen to inoculate up to five million children under the age of five across the impoverished Arab state whose healthcare system has been crippled by more than three years of war.

The three-day campaign which began on Monday is organized by the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the health ministry of the Houthi movement which controls most population centers in the country where millions face starvation, making them more vulnerable to diseases.

[...] Save the Children said last week that an estimated 85,000 children under the age of five may have died from extreme hunger.

Yemen was declared polio-free in 2009, but experts say conflict-affected countries are particularly at risk of outbreaks because of disruption to their health systems.

Yemen also carried out a vaccination campaign in February, 2017 against polio, which spreads quickly among children and can cause irreversible paralysis within hours.

In the Houthi-held capital Sanaa on Monday, nurses delivered oral vaccines to children on dusty streets, some of whom cried and tried to squirm away.

They marked the fingers of vaccinated children with black felt pens, and used white chalk on doors of houses that had been covered in the immunization drive.

“Thank you to this immunization team, who in these difficult times, when the people need every riyal, have decided to pass by every house, saving transportation fees and effort for the people,” Sanaa resident Abdo Ahmed Ali said. “That’s why we must thank them from our hearts.”

Yemen is home to the world’s worst cholera outbreak, with 10,000 suspected cases reported per week, the WHO said last month.

It said 16 percent of Yemen’s cholera cases were in the main port city of Hodeidah, the focus of the war, where only half the health facilities are operational.
 
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December 10, 2018 - South Sudan vaccinates health teams in Ebola epidemic
South Sudan vaccinates health teams in Ebola epidemic

The ministry of health’s vaccination campaign, with cooperation from the WHO, will target health care and frontline workers in the high-risk states of Juba, Yei, Yambio and Nimule.


Healthcare workers adjust gear during a funeral of Kavugho Cindi Dorcas who is suspected of dying of Ebola in Beni, North Kivu Province of Democratic Republic of Congo, December 9, 2018. (Reuters)

NAIROBI: South Sudan will vaccinate key health workers against Ebola close to the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, which faces a new epidemic, the World Health Organization said Monday.

South Sudan is one of several countries bordering the vast DRC, where the new outbreak of the highly contagious viral disease had since August claimed 271 lives by December 6, according to Congolese Health Minister Oly Ilunga Kalenga.

A total of 2,160 doses of the experimental vaccine rVSV-ZEBOV have been allocated to South Sudan for a program starting on December 19. This trial vaccine is not yet licensed but is considered safe and provided “under the compassionate-use guidelines in response to the ongoing Ebola outbreak in DRC,” the WHO said.

Like neighboring Uganda, where similar measures have been taken for health personnel, South Sudan has declared a state of alert because of the risk that Ebola may be carried into its territory. At present, no cases have been reported, according the WHO.

The experimental vaccine first went on trial during the terrible epidemic of Ebola that ravaged parts of West Africa between the end of 2013 and 2016, at a cost of more than 11,300 lives. The disease spreads through contact with bodily fluids from other people or infected animals.

The vaccine was created by Canadian public health specialists at the National Microbiology Laboratory and is considered highly effective by the WHO, but it works only against the Ebola virus-Zaire strain, confirmed in the outbreak in the DRC.

South Sudan has been torn by civil war for five years in a conflict that has left nearly 400,000 dead. More than four million people — about a third of the population — have fled.

The main belligerents signed a peace accord in September, but the work of humanitarian organizations remains complicated and dangerous.

Participants in the vaccination program have been trained on rVSV-ZEBOV and undertaken a simulation exercise. Meanwhile, the Ebola preparedness contingency plan covers measures ranging from screening travelers, community engagement and provision for safe and dignified funerals, the WHO said.


December 11, 2018 - Third of DR Congo Ebola cases are children: UN
Third of DR Congo Ebola cases are children: UN

BENI, DR CONGO: Children account for a third of Ebola cases in an outbreak of the disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with hundreds orphaned or isolated, the United Nations said on Tuesday.


A healthcare worker stands after cleaning a room after an Ebola patient stays in a hospital in Bwana Suri, Ituri province of Democratic Republic of Congo, December 10, 2018. (Reuters)

Nearly 300 people have died from the highly contagious disease since August in the restive east around the city of Beni.

The UN children’s agency UNICEF said the organization and its partners had identified more than 400 children who have been orphaned or isolated during the outbreak.

“We are deeply concerned by the growing number of children confirmed to have contracted Ebola,” said UNICEF’s Regional Director for West and Central Africa, Marie-Pierre Poirier, returning from Beni.

“The earlier children infected with Ebola receive treatment in a specialized health facility, the greater their chances of survival. Community mobilization and public awareness activities are also crucial.”

After it was declared on August 1 — the tenth outbreak in DR Congo since 1976 — at least 285 people have died, according to the last health ministry update on December 9.

Nearly 44,000 people have been vaccinated.

The outbreak has hit an area already struggling with violence from armed groups.

In November, medical and vaccination efforts were briefly suspended and health workers evacuated after clashes between UN peacekeepers and fighters from the local Allied Democratic Forces militia.
 

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December 13, 2018 - UNAIDS Chief stepping down early after scathing report
UNAIDS chief stepping down early after scathing report | Reuters

GENEVA - The head of the U.N. agency for HIV and AIDS is stepping down in June, six months before his term ends, after an independent panel said that his “defective leadership” tolerated “a culture of harassment, including sexual harassment, bullying, and abuse of power”.

FILE PHOTO: Michel Sidibe, Executive Director of UNAIDS looks on during the launch of the UNAIDS 2010 Report on the global AIDS epidemic at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva November 23, 2010. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo

Michel Sidibe announced the decision on Thursday at the end of a three-day board meeting of UNAIDS that examined the panel’s report, the agency said in a statement.

The four-member panel, in a 70-page report issued last Friday, said that a “patriarchal culture of favoritism and cronyism” had allowed “impunity and retaliation”. Sidibe, a Malian national, has been executive director since 2009 of the Geneva-based agency which has some 670 staff worldwide.

“He informed the UNAIDS Board that its meeting in June 2019 would be his last Board meeting and he would complete his duties at the end of June 2019,” said a UNAIDS statement on Thursday night.

Sidibe was quoted as saying in the UNAID statement: “I look forward to an inclusive, transparent and open dialogue and collaboration with staff in shaping a new UNAIDS.”

“I will work to ensure a smooth transition and pledge to keep my focus on our staff and delivering results for the people we serve.”

The United Nations has tried to increase transparency and strengthen how it deals with serious accusations in recent years after a string of sexual exploitation and abuse charges were made against U.N. peacekeepers in Central African Republic.

The UNAIDS Secretariat is in crisis, a crisis which threatens its vital work,” the panel report said, citing results of staff surveys that “painted a troubling picture of the UNAIDS organizational culture that cries out for urgent change.”

UNAIDS said last month it had placed its country director for Nigeria on administrative leave following allegations of sexual harassment. That case is one of three under investigation, UNAIDS spokeswoman Sophie Barton-Knott said.

In February, Luiz Loures, UNAIDS deputy head, said he would not seek to renew his term in office, although the spokeswoman said at the time it was not reasonable to link his departure to a sexual harassment allegation that proved unsubstantiated.
 
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