20 October 2014

Current Global Ebola Outbreak Traced Back to
2-y.o. Child Fed Infected Bat-Meat in Guinea…


Bushmeat -specifically bats known to carry strains of the deadly Ebola virus- is now believed to be behind the start of today's unsettling Ebola crisis. 

The first victim of the current outbreak in humans was a two-year-old child in Guinea -who’s family hunted bats for food- and it's starting to look like the common African practice of eating bushmeat could very well be responsible for the mess we now find ourselves in.

The family said to have introduced the disease to the human race are from the village of Gueckedou in SE Guinea, where bats known to carry the Ebola virus are still frequently hunted and eaten.

Researchers are calling that first fatality -on 12.06.2013- 
'Child Zero', and the family has admitted in interviews that they hunted, ate, and fed the toddler two species of bat which carry the Ebola virus.

Unregulated, virus-ridden bushmeat commonly includes chimpanzees, gorillas, fruit bats and monkeys, but sometimes even porcupines, rats, snakes, and other sub-Saharan varmints.

To dirt-poor Africans in the hinterlands, eating it can be a necessity at times... but for many wealthier Africans it's consumed as a delicacy, even smuggled-into the UK and sold discreetly right-smack-dab in the middle of London...
no worries, tho- it's all about multicultural tolerance.