In a new theory, experts claim that the deadly Ebola virus came from outer space. GETTY said Bacteria can live on meteorites that fall to Earth.
A Spanish priest has been confirmed as Europe’s first case. The virus could have already reached the UK from Africa.
A researcher in Aerospace Engineering at Bristol University, said there is every chance the Ebola virus is alien. Meteorites from Mars land on our planet every year, and bacteria can survive the journey.
Another astrobiology expert claims many diseases arrive on Earth on meteorites. He postulates that a new flare-up of a disease like Ebola shows it has taken up new DNA, probably from space.
Nearly two thousand people in West Africa have been killed in the outbreak so far. Health experts are conferring in Switzerland to decide whether to declare a global health emergency.
Yesterday, Liberia and Sierra Leone trucked in soldiers to quarantine large sections in response to the collapse of hospitals and clinics in the most Ebola-infected zones. Wards are filling up with patients, running out of supplies, and even lacking staff because medical workers are dying from contamination or fleeing their posts.
The two countries account for 71 % of the 1,711 cases the World Health Organization had recorded as of Aug. 4 in what has become the worst Ebola outbreak in history.
The rapid spread of the disease is frightening. I'm sure, like me, you send compassion to those who face pain, suffering and death.
When you think of it, comets, meteorites and chunks of rock landing on Earth can deposit surprise packages.
Good or bad, we have no control over what arrives. At least nowadays, experts can handle Ebola better than when our ancestors faced the plague.