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Nonsensical Report Claims Ebola Not Real


Outline

A circulating report, supposedly penned by a nurse from Ghana claims that Ebola is not real. The report claims the Red Cross is injecting people with poison and pretending that they are subsequently dying of Ebola as a means of furthering sinister Western interests.

Ebola Not Real Nonsense
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Brief Analysis

The report is vile and dangerous nonsense perpetrated by conspiracy theory loonies. This disgraceful report is far from harmless and may have significant adverse consequences for aid workers battling the Ebola epidemic in Africa. If you encounter this false report, please do not share it with others.

Example

SHOCK CLAIM FROM GHANA: EBOLA IS NOT REAL

People in the Western World need to know what's happening here in West Africa. THEY ARE LYING!!! 'Ebola' as a virus does NOT Exist and is NOT 'Spread'. The Red Cross has brought a disease to 4 specific countries for 4 specific reasons and it is only contracted by those who receive treatments and injections from the Red Cross. That is why Liberians and Nigerians have begun kicking the Red Cross out of their countries and reporting in the news the truth.

Ebola Not Real Nonsense


Detailed Analysis

Report Claims Ebola Not Real - Blames Red Cross

According to a report that is gaining momentum on social media, Ebola is not actually a real virus.  The report, supposedly written by a Ghana nurse named Nana Kwome, claims that the disease is only caught by people who have received treatment and injections from the Red Cross.

Thus, suggests the report, the Red Cross is deliberately injecting poison into victims and then pretending that they died of Ebola.

Supposedly, this murderous tactic is motivated by Western desires to get troops into the affected African nations and protect Western interests regarding oil and diamonds.

Report is Nonsense Perpetrated by Conspiracy Theory Loonies

Of course, the report is so ridiculous that one would think it hardly needs to be debunked. But, sadly, at least a few people are apparently taking the report seriously.

Ebola first emerged back in 1976 and has been extensively researched and documented by medical authorities in many nations.  The suggestion that Ebola is not a real virus is beyond absurd. While the current Ebola epidemic is the largest in history, there have been other smaller outbreaks over several decades an in several locations, all of which have been extensively documented by medical professionals.

Moreover, the claim that only people that have been injected by Red Cross workers are becoming sick and dying is obviously untrue. The Red Cross and other aid organizations are responding to the crisis by offering support and what treatment is available after outbreaks are reported.

The claim that a long established and extremely well respected organization like the Red Cross is systematically murdering people is absurd even for the paranoid loonies who inhabit the fear filled fringes of the conspiracy theorist landscape.

Spreading Such Misinformation is Dangerous and Irresponsible

Moreover, this report is not only wrong, it is potentially dangerous.  Such false stories can have a direct detrimental impact on aid workers in the field in affected African nations. In the climate of fear generated by the Ebola outbreak, this false report may cause distrust of aid workers. And this distrust may significantly hinder the vital efforts of aid workers.  It may also put aid workers in danger of retaliatory attacks from people who mistakenly believe that the workers are there to harm them.

This is just one among a growing number of hoaxes and fake-news reports about Ebola that are currently circulating. It is important that Internet users check Ebola related information that comes their way before they share it. Sharing false information about Ebola is both dangerous and irresponsible.




Ebola Not Real Nonsense

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Last updated: October 17, 2014
First published: October 17, 2014
By Brett M. Christensen
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References
(Fake Report) SHOCK CLAIM FROM GHANA: EBOLA IS NOT REAL
WHO - Ebola virus disease
Red Cross president: 'The Ebola crisis will grow'
Red Cross to Continue Fighting Ebola
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