A Nigerian soldier who was serving in Liberia has been taken to a hospital after having caught the Ebola virus. It makes the Netherlands the fourth EU country to take a patient in response to an international plea.
Deutsche Welle, 6 Dec 2014
Dutch health officials said on Saturday that a peacekeeper who contracted Ebola while in Liberia had arrived in the Netherlands to be treated for the disease.
The man, a Nigerian national who was not identified, was taken on a medical flight to the capital, Amsterdam, to be treated at the central city of Utrecht's Universal Medical Center.
A special Ebola wing has been set up at the center - one of four suites in the country in place to deal with the lethal infectious disease - to treat the man, who was serving as a peacekeeper assisting the fight against Ebola.
Several European countries have accepted patients involved in the fight against Ebola to be treated at hospitals, at the behest of the World Health Organization. Spain has treated its own citizens who caught the disease while in West Africa.
"After Germany, France and Switzerland, it is The Netherlands' turn to make a contribution by welcoming an employee of an international organization," the Dutch health and development ministers said in a joint letter to parliament.
A Frankfurt clinic announced on Thursday that a Ugandan doctor who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone has been released after seven weeks of intensive treatment.
Sixteen people who came into contact with the soldier were on Friday said to have been quarantined.
Some 17,000 people have become sick with Ebola in the past year, principally in the countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. In Sierra Leone on Saturday, two doctors died of the disease, bringing to nine the number of medics killed.
The European Union on Saturday pledged 62 million euros ($76 million) to help in the struggle with the disease in all three nations. The funding was announced in a visit to the Guinean capital, Conakry by EU International Cooperation Commissioner Neven Mimica.
This program will allow us to engage with the Guinean government in a new area, that of urban sanitation," said Mimica.
rc/shs (AP, AFP, dpa, Reuters)
Dr. Fadipe Akinniyi Emmanuel, Ebola survivor, shows the daily dose of oral
rehydration salts, or ORS, he and other survivors took to survive in Nigeria.
(Photographer: Andrew Esiebo/World Health Organization via Bloomberg)
“ .. The Role of Gaia in Human Consciousness
One of those times might be frightening for you to know about, since it was a full cooperation with Gaia for your termination, and a pandemic almost wiped humanity off the map. A pandemic! Now, you say, "What has that got to do with Human consciousness, Kryon?" Pay attention, dear ones, because this is the day where the teaching was given by my partner, and he put together the Nine Human Attributes. One of the attribute sets included three Gaia attributes and one of them was the consciousness of the planet. Gaia is related to Human consciousness!
Are you starting to connect the dots? You are connected to this planet in a profound and spiritual way. As goes humanity goes the planet's consciousness. Gaia, Mother Nature, whatever you want to call it, cooperates with Human consciousness. If you spend 1,000 years killing each other, then Gaia will do its best to cooperate with your desires! Gaia will look at Human consciousness and try to help with what you have shown you like to do! Did you know this role of Gaia with you? It's a partner with you, fast tracking what you give to it. You may wish to review what the indigenous of the planet still understand. Gaia is a partner!
Pandemic: Don't you find it odd that in the last 50 years, when you have a population of seven billion Human Beings, with up to 2,000 airplanes in the air at any given moment, going between almost every conceivable place, that there has not been a pandemic in your lifetime? There have been five starts of potential pandemics over the last 20 years, yet none became serious. Did any of you put this together? Dear ones, when the world was far less populated a few hundred years ago, with no mass travel to spread a virus, there were still millions wiped out by a pandemic. With the increased population and mass travel, there is far more danger today than before. It doesn't make sense, does it? What happened to stop it?
When you know humanity's relationship to Gaia, it makes sense. Gaia is a life-force that is your partner, watching you change the balance of light and dark and reflecting what Humans want. It has polarity, too! Perhaps it's time to start your meditations with thanking your planet Earth for supporting you in the spirituality of your Akash, for always being with you, a life-force that is always present. The ancients started their ceremonies in that way. Have you forgotten?
Now, I've just set the stage for the next subject, haven't I? Ebola. Are you afraid yet? Gaia is a life-force that is a part of Human consciousness. My partner put it on the screen today so you could see the connections [during the lecture series]. Now it's time to connect the dots. Dear one, Gaia is in the battle, too, for here comes something scary that you haven't had in your lifetime and you're afraid of it - the potential of a pandemic on the planet.
There's a very famous film that has some dialogue that my partner will quote. Some of you will know it and some of you won't, but here it is: "Have a little fire, scarecrow?" What are you afraid of? Darkness? Gaia is in the battle with you and is actively pursuing solutions through light. The energy of the planet is with you in this fight! The ebola virus is a shock and a surprise. It is propelled by ignorance and fear, so it can flourish. Look at where it started and look at how it gets its ability to continue. It expands its fear and power easily with those who believe it's a curse instead of those who understand the science.
Villages are filled with those who refuse to leave their family members because they believe the disease is a curse! FEAR! Instead of understanding that they should be in isolation from the virus, the family dies together through ignorance and fear. This represents how darkness works. Are you going to become afraid also? Dear ones, ebola will be conquered. Know this and be at peace. Pray for light for those in the villages who are afraid, that they can know more about how to keep the spread of this disease and live to see their families. .”