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A paper titled “Role of Natural Killer Cells in Innate Protection against Lethal Ebola Virus Infection” published in 2004 in The Journal of Experimental Medicine Volume 200, Number 2, July 19, 2004 169–179 [http://www.jem.org/cgi/doi/10.1084/jem.20032141] written by Kelly L. Warfield [United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases], Jeremy G. Perkins [Department of Hematology and Oncology, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington DC 20307], Dana L. Swenson [United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases], Emily M. Deal [United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases], Catharine M. Bosio [Clinical Research Management], M. Javad Aman [Clinical Research Management], Wayne M. Yokoyama [Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Rhuematology Division, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63110], Howard A. Young [Laboratory of Experimental Immunology, National Cancer Institute, Frederick, Maryland 21702] and Sina Bavari [United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases] stated in its abstract that “These findings revealed a decisive role for NK cells during lethal Ebola virus infection” and the principle is the inhibiting of the replication of the virus within the human body.
We have to do whatever we can to stop new cases of infection. This can be achieved by both the activation and strengthening of the NK Cells within the human body so that the immune system can fight the virus. Like the method that Field Marshal Erwin Rommel opined for defeating the Allies during the Second World War, the time to defeat the invasion force was when it first hit the beaches. To that end he worked to have the strongest units stationed along the coastline and built coastal batteries and strong points, augmented by thousands of anti-invasion obstacles and millions of mines.
We, today, have to do something similar for the human body. We have to augment our innate immune systems to be battle ready for the Ebola Virus. After all, if the Ebola Virus is unable to replicate itself effectively, it will not cause any visible symptoms in the infected person and with time, the person’s immune system will kill the Ebola virus.

The paper stated that “The identification of NK cells as critical mediators of early protection against Ebola virus infection are an important step forward in the identification of prophylactic and therapeutic interventions against filovirus and other incapacitating acute viral infections.” A prophylactic intervention will prevent the spread of the disease. We need to do much more in this regard.
The pertinent question is “Why are the health authorities not addressing the issue of immunity?”. The orthodox medical system has got no answer for solving immunity problems. Synthetic or chemical drugs have never been proven to boost immune system. Natural products are capable of doing this but since they are not drugs, they are not acceptable in the system.
I think emphasis should be shifted to seriously looking for natural products that have scientific evidence backing for immune boosting and make it them available to contain the epidemic that we are currently witnessing.
The development of vaccine would take a very long time and whole nations could have been wiped off before the approval of such vaccines for use by the regulatory bodies.

October 14, 2014 - 8:08am


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