Mar 09 08:39

Same fructose used in sodas found to damage brain cells... makes you stupid and promotes Alzheimer's

We already know that sugar is bad for our health in general, but a remarkable study shows that its destruction even extends to our brains. That's right: The food you eat could actually be making you stupid.

According to research from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), fructose can damage your brain cells and spur a number of diseases, including Alzheimer's, heart disease, and diabetes.

In the study, researchers fed rats water spiked with fructose for a period of six weeks. This amount is roughly equal to a liter of soft drinks per day for humans. After that period, the rats were placed in a maze along with other rats who had only been given water to drink.

The rats who had been drinking fructose took double the amount of time it took the water-fed rats to complete the maze, even though both groups had received the same level of training. This implies that those who drank fructose were suffering from some sort of memory impairment.

Mar 09 08:38

Bill Gates Admits “Vaccines Are Best Way To Depopulate”

Bill Gates has openly admitted that vaccinations are designed so that governments can depopulate the world.

Gates says that in order to successfully depopulate an “overcrowded world” at least 350,000 must be killed each day, and he says this can be done via vaccine programs.

Mar 09 08:38

Bill Gates Admits Vaccines Are Used for Human Depopulation

Mar 09 08:37

Vaccination - to reduce population! (Bill Gates admits)

Mar 09 08:37

Bill Gates Warns Of Epidemic That Could Kill Over 30 Million People

Bill Gates is a smart guy who knows something about global health. So when he gives a grave warning about a potential catastrophe, it's a good idea to listen. Yesterday, at the Munich Security Conference in Germany, the man who tops the Forbes richest person in the world list and is co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said:

Whether it occurs by a quirk of nature or at the hand of a terrorist, epidemiologists say a fast-moving airborne pathogen could kill more than 30 million people in less than a year. And they say there is a reasonable probability the world will experience such an outbreak in the next 10 to 15 years.

Mar 09 08:20

William Shatner wants you to send your name to the Sun on NASA's historic solar probe

The "Star Trek" actor has signed up to put his name on a microchip that will fly aboard NASA's Parker Solar Probe, which will launch on a historic sun-studying mission this summer. And he wants you to book a seat as well.

"The first-ever spacecraft to the sun, NASA's Parker Solar Probe, will launch this year on a course to orbit through the heat of our star's corona, where temperatures are greater than 1 million degrees," Shatner said in a new NASA video about this public-outreach effort. "The spacecraft will also carry my name to the sun, and your name, and the names of everyone who wants to join this voyage of extreme exploration."

You can get your name on that chip for free by visiting the NASA "Hot Ticket" site through April 27.

Mar 09 07:53

ExxonMobil Takes Heat For 7.5 Magnitude Earthquake In Papua New Guinea

An earthquake in Papua New Guinea rattled ExxonMobil’s gas project on the island nation to the tune of $19 billion, and a backlash against the U.S. company’s activities is becoming more difficult to contain.

Mar 09 07:49

FLASHBACK - What They’re Not Telling You About Monsanto’s Role in Ukraine

The World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) is helping biotech run the latest war in Ukraine. Make no mistake that what is happening in the Ukraine now is deeply tied to the interests of Monsanto, Dow, Bayer, and other big players in the poison food game.

Monsanto has an office in Ukraine. While this does not shout ‘culpability’ from every corner, it is no different than the US military’s habit to place bases in places that they want to gain political control. The opening of this office coincided with land grabs with loans from the IMF and World Bank to one of the world’s most hated corporations – all in support of their biotech takeover.

Previously, there was a ban on private sector land ownership in the country – but it was lifted ‘just in time’ for Monsanto to have its way with the Ukraine.

Mar 08 14:59

Trump: NASA Bringing Back ‘Space Flight’ Program And Going To Mars ‘In The Very Near Future’

President Donald Trump announced during a Thursday cabinet meeting that NASA is “bringing back that whole space flight” program and would be sending “something very beautiful to Mars in the very near future.”

Before pivoting to Mars, POTUS praised the recent work of Elon Musk and SpaceX on the Falcon rocket program.

Mar 08 12:51

Top Pharmaceutical Exec: Aborted Fetus Cells Found In Vaccines Cause Autism

According to an article in the Journal of Immunotoxicology entitled Theoretical aspects of autism: Causes–A review, - Ratajczak says that “Documented causes of autism include genetic mutations and/or deletions, viral infections, and encephalitis [brain damage] following vaccination [emphasis added]."

Therefore, autism is the result of genetic defects and/or inflammation of the brain.”

The article also discusses the potential vaccine-related culprits, including an increasing number of vaccines admitted in a short time period: “What I have published is highly concentrated on hypersensitivity," Ratajczak said in an interview.“

The body’s immune system being thrown out of balance.”

Mar 08 11:20

Recycled water from sewers coming to California taps

Water that once coursed through city sewers may soon find new life coming out of your home faucet.

New regulations approved Tuesday by the California State Water Resources Control Board allow treated recycled water to be added to reservoirs, the source of California municipal drinking water.

The regulations specify the percentage of recycled water that can be added and how long it must reside there before being treated again at a surface water treatment facility and provided as drinking water, according to the Water Board.

"This is a type of indirect potable use — it's not treated recycle water that goes directly to someone's house," said Miryam Barajas at the Water Board. "It's highly treated."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is amazing to see the same liberals who scream that over-population is straining our natural resources trying to cram as many illegal immigrants into the US as they can!

Mar 08 11:19

The Third Digital Revolution to Unleash the Power of Anti-Censorship

Last week, the Italian police raided the home and science laboratory of Drs. Antonietta Gatti and Stefano Montanari. The police snatched all of the digital assets owned by the husband and wife team of nanopathologists, grabbing laptops, computers, and flash-drives—and with it, years of work and research.

Mar 08 11:14

“The manufacturer of the nation’s second-best-selling anti-depressant must pay $8 million to the relatives of a man who killed himself and three others after taking the drug Paxil, jurors said.”

Jurors in U.S. District Court considering the wrongful death civil suit returned a verdict against SmithKline Beecham today. They received the case Tuesday afternoon.

Relatives of Donald Schell, 60, claim the man, originally from Gillette, Wyo., took two Paxil tablets before shooting his wife, their daughter, his granddaughter and himself to death on Feb. 13, 1998.

The survivors’ lead attorney, Andy Vickery, had asked the jury to award a total of $25 million in damages.

Mar 08 11:08

M 6.8 - 20km ENE of Taron, Papua New Guinea

Mar 08 10:39

Jupiter’s turbulent heart revealed: Juno probe finds patterned cyclones and jet streams that extend 1,800 miles below cloud level on the gas giant

Raging storms on Jupiter have long captured the imagination of mankind and a new study has revealed the depths to which these fiery events extend.

Experts looked at data gathered by Nasa's Juno probe and found that 'odd gravity' and rapid jet stream currents roil some 1,864 miles (3,000 km) below the surface of the clouds that cover the planet.

At each pole on the gas giant is a cyclone several thousand miles wide. The study also found that these cyclones are surrounded by a polygonal arrangement of storms — eight in the north and five in the south.

Mar 08 09:06

The violence-inducing effects of psychiatric medication

On May 17, 2017, we learned that Chris Cornell of Soundgarden had reportedly committed suicide by hanging. His family reports knowing a different Chris than one who would make this fatal decision, and suspect his anti-anxiety prescription in the altered state he was witnessed to be in the night he died. Perhaps an “addict turned psychiatric patient”, like so many, Chris Cornell seemed to have left the frying pan of substance abuse for the fire of psychiatric medication risks.

For reasons that remain mysterious, those under the influence of psychiatric medication often specifically choose to hang themselves in their moment of peak impulsivity. Some, like Kim’s husband Woody who was never depressed a day in his life but prescribed Zoloft by his internist, even verbalize a felt experience of his head coming apart from his body in the days before he was found hanged in his garage.

Mar 08 08:39

2,000-year-old ruins of a Roman military chief's luxury villa with 14 rooms, marble floors and ornate mosaics are unearthed by subway construction workers in Rome

Sprawling ruins of the 2,000-year-old luxury villa of a Roman military commander have been unearthed during work to expand the Italian capital's subway system.

Archaeologists working on Rome's Metro C line uncovered the second century AD residence, or domus, adjoining a military barracks excavated in 2016.

The richly decorated dwelling is complete with a well-preserved geometric design mosaic, marble floors and frescoed walls.

Mar 08 08:05

Google and WebMD Partner To Be Your Virtual Doctor

Late last year, Internet Brands, a company under the global investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR & Co.) umbrella, announced its acquisition of WebMD Holdings. Purchase price: $2.8 billion.1,2,3 The company also bought the wellness company Nature's Bounty Co. last year,4 and already owns a number of other health-related internet brands, including,,, and

And, since WebMD owns Medscape and, these sites now belong to KKR's Internet Brands as well.6 Internet Brands' CEO Bob Brisco told Forbes:7

"WebMD and Medscape are the market leaders in online health with unparalleled reach to consumers and health care professionals. Since its founding, WebMD has established itself as a trusted resource for health information. We look forward to delivering that resource to even more users, by leveraging our combined resources and presence in online healthcare to catalyze WebMD's future growth."

Mar 08 07:51

China Reports Outbreak Of Highly Contagious Bird Flu

A dangerous strain of bird flu that has been circulating in 2013 could be on the verge of snowballing into a global pandemic.

The Paris-based Organization for Animal Health said Wednesday that a farm in Shaanxi province has reported an outbreak of a highly dangerous pathogen, while a separate farm in Guangxi province has reported an outbreak of H5N6, another dangerous strain of bird flu.

Mar 08 07:21

China’s quest for techno-military supremacy

Xi Jinping's China seems destined to challenge US technological supremacy in key fields such as AI, supercomputing and quantum information science

Mar 08 06:55

Scopolamine may cause mental side effects

In June, my wife and I took an extensive voyage on a ship. She has always had a problem with seasickness, so her doctor prescribed Transderm-Scop patches, which she religiously applied starting on our second day of the voyage. (We were basically out of the harbor.)

For 24 hours, she was normal. However, the next day, she began to hallucinate. She thought she was at home with her mother, who died 20 years ago.

She believed she was in church and felt threatened. Finally, the English doctor on the cruise ship concluded that the problem was the Scop patch.

After removing it, he was gratified to see that she returned to normal. Are you aware of this reaction?

Mar 07 20:12

Arizona woman says California 'sanctuary' laws pushed her out of San Diego

(KGTV) - A former Oceanside resident whose son was fatally injured in a 2011 crash involving an undocumented immigrant said

Brenda Sparks, who has since moved from San Diego County to Arizona, said she was forced to leave because California's government "does not want to protect me."

Mar 07 19:20

Surprise graphene discovery could unlock secrets of superconductivity

A sandwich of two graphene layers can conduct electrons without resistance if they are twisted at a ‘magic angle’, physicists have discovered. The finding could prove to be a significant step in the decades-long search for room-temperature superconductors.

Mar 07 12:47

8 U.S. Code § 1324a - Unlawful employment of aliens

Civil lawsuits take years. Enforcement of pre-existing laws is where this should start. Here is a beginning. Larry Klayman for AG!

8 U.S. Code § 1324 - Bringing in and harboring certain aliens

18 U.S. Code § 2384 - Seditious conspiracy

18 U.S. Code § 2383 - Rebellion or insurrection


18 U.S. Code § 1961 - Definitions

Mar 07 11:46

New Scientist Laments Cheddar Man Hoax Admission Was 'Seized Upon by Alt-Right Activists'

New Scientist reluctantly admitted that there's no solid evidence "Cheddar man" was dark-skinned in an article on February 21st.

Dozens of news outlets reported as fact that "Cheddar man," a skeleton discovered in 1903 in south-west England which scientists believe is some 10,000 years old, had "dark to black skin" according to a new analysis of his DNA.

That turned out to be false.

"The idea that there are really only about 15 genes underlying skin pigmentation isn't correct," Brenna Henn of Stony Brook University told New Scientist in February.

Mar 07 10:56

Why Are We So Sleep Deprived, And Why Does It Matter?

By Michael S. Jaffee, University of Florida

As we prepare to “spring forward” for daylight saving time on March 11, many of us dread the loss of the hour’s sleep we incur by moving our clocks forward. For millions, the loss will be an added insult to the inadequate sleep they experience on a daily basis.

Surveys show that 40 percent of American adults get less than the nightly minimum of seven hours of sleep...

Mar 07 09:06

Trump administration WILL allow African elephant hunting trophies to be imported - despite president calling practice which his sons love a 'horror show'

The Trump administration has quietly decided once again to allow Americans to import the body parts of African elephants shot for sport, despite presidential tweets decrying the practice as a 'horror show.'

President Donald Trump personally intervened in November when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service first said it would lift an Obama-era ban on elephants imported from Zimbabwe and Zambia.

The agency contends that encouraging wealthy big-game hunters to kill the threatened species would help raise money for conservation programs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I do my hunting with a telephoto lens. If you are close enough to get the picture, you are close enough to make the kill ... but you don't have to.

Mar 07 08:52

YOUR DAILY DOSE OF BOOGA BOOGA! Flu pandemic warning: Mutant virus killing 300 million people could strike TOMORROW

Dr Jonathan Quick, chair of the Global Health Council, warns the influenza virus is the most “diabolical, hardest-to-control and fastest-spreading potential viral killer”.

At its most extreme, a flu pandemic without the proper medicine and food supply could cause “the global economy to collapse” as millions are people are crippled by the influenza virus.

If an outbreak was to spread, 33 million people could be killed in the first 200 days of an outbreak, he said.

Dr Quick said: “Within the ensuing two years, more than 300 million people could perish worldwide.

“The most likely culprit will be a new and unprecedentedly deadly mutation of the influenza virus. The conditions are right. It could happen tomorrow.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"So buy lots and lots of vaccines, NOW!!!!!!"

See also CDC reconstructs Spanish Flu virus

Mar 07 08:35

Unprecedented Lawsuit Could End Water Fluoridation in US Based on Neurotoxicity Studies

The Fluoride Action Network (FAN), along with a coalition of environmental and public health groups has filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in response to their denial of our petition under Section 21 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) seeking a ban on water fluoridation.

We believe this lawsuit is an unprecedented opportunity to end the practice once and for all in the U.S., and potentially throughout the world, based on the well-documented neurotoxicity of fluoride.

Mar 07 08:21

ESA test-fires radical ‘air-breathing’ ion thruster that could keep satellites in low orbit for YEARS without propellant

ESA has test fired a radical electric thruster that draws its propellant from thin air.

The incredible ‘air-breathing’ thruster can pull molecules from the upper atmosphere, meaning satellites equipped with the technology could operate in very low orbits for long periods of time.

In a world-first, the team fired up the device in a vacuum chamber, simulating how it would perform at an altitude of 200 kilometers (124 miles).

Not only could an air-breathing thruster enable long-term missions around Earth, but the experts say it could be used on the edge of other planets’ atmospheres.

Near Mars, for example, a craft could draw carbon dioxide to feed the thruster.

Mar 07 08:12

'Mars is the only solution for the survival of humanity'

After British physicist, Stephen Hawking – known for being quite vocal about his thoughts on alien encounters with humans – a theoretical physicist and futurist Michio Kaku has passionately argued that our future lies in the stars – literally.

In his new book called 'The Future of Humanity', Kaku has unabashedly discussed what many people around the world pointedly ignore – aliens.

Mar 07 08:11

Want to touch the Sun? NASA invites the public for first solar mission

NASA is inviting the public to go on a trip of their lifetime! Well, you can't go physically, but your name certainly can.

The American space agency has invited people around the world to submit their names to be sent on its historic Parker Solar Probe mission – a planned robotic spacecraft to probe the outer corona of the Sun – scheduled for launch in the summer of 2018.

Mar 07 08:08

Nationwide manhunt underway for missing CDC worker; Ebola containment aircraft dispatched to Little Rock then back to Atlanta

A nationwide manhunt is now underway for missing Center For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Public Health Service Commander Timothy Cunningham, 35, who was last seen on Feb 12 after he cut his workday short and told a neighbor of his to have the neighbor’s wife erase his phone number from her contact list.

Records show the rock star epidemiologist, who had previously responded to several major Ebola virus and Zika outbreaks, worked on Feb. 5th, 6th, and 7th (a Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday) before calling in sick on Feb. 8th, and 9th (Thursday, and Friday).

Cunningham reportedly returned to work on the following Monday, Feb. 12, where subsequently left early after telling co-workers he felt ill; this would be the last time Cunningham was spotted.

Mar 06 12:35

Microsoft Co-Founder Finds World War II Aircraft Carrier USS Lexington Wreckage in Coral Sea

The Independent reports that the wreckage of the USS Lexington has been discovered in the Coral Sea by a team led by the co-founder of Microsoft, Paul Allen. The ship which was known as the “Lady Lex” was discovered 3,000 meters below the surface of the Coral Sea, 500 miles off the eastern coast of Australia. The team’s search vessel, the RV Petrel, took photos of the underwater aircraft carrier include aircraft that were extremely well preserved. Photos show that the aircraft had the five-pointed star insignia of the US Army Air Forces on the wings, along with the squadron’s “Felix the Cat” insignia.

Mar 06 12:23


We must participate in the PUBLIC COMMENT on the Federal Register by March 27, 2018. Clear itemized instructions are listed below (steps 1 thru 6). We need to make a request to “Expand the Categories to include parents, adults, children, caregivers, legal guardians, and employees to file complaints regarding vaccine situations.”

Mar 06 10:38


The Monsanto Papers are a treasure trove of internal documents slowly released since March 2017 as part of a US lawsuit by cancer victims against Monsanto over its ubiquitous herbicide, glyphosate. They tell a lot about how Monsanto actively subverts science, both in the company’s practices and the way it abuses science’s moral authority to push for its interests.

The Monsanto Papers make for fascinating reading, all the more since Monsanto constantly uses and abuses the moral prestige of science in its propaganda.

But the Monsanto Papers show the company’s real, and rather troubling, approach to science and evidence. Revelations include confirmation that the company hardly tested the real-world toxicity of its products, actively avoided pursuing studies which might show unwelcome results, and ghostwrote the studies of supposedly independent scientists.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In a moral and just world, which ours is not, Monsanto should be sued out of existence; and the reasons for that can be found in the information below:

Monsanto spent $4,600,000 on lobbying in 2016

Monsanto outspends all other agribusinesses on efforts to persuade Congress and the public to maintain the industrial agriculture status quo.

Mar 06 10:21

Opioids are NO better for treating chronic pain than less addictive drugs, new research suggests

Opioids painkillers do not treat chronic hip, knee or back pain any better than less addictive painkillers, new research has found.

Mar 06 10:18

Why your birth-control pill could kill you: Oral contraception does increase the risk of a stroke, study finds

Oral contraceptives increase the risk of women suffering from certain types of stroke, new research suggests.

Birth-control pills raise a woman's likelihood of suffering from an ischemic stroke, which occurs when an artery to the brain is blocked and makes up around 85 percent of cases of the life-threatening condition, a study found.

The researchers, from Loyola University in Chicago, wrote: '[Among] women with other stroke risk factors, the risk seems higher and, in most cases, oral contraceptive use should be discouraged'.

Such contraceptives do not raise the risk of hemorrhagic strokes, which are caused by bleeding in the brain, the research adds.

Mar 06 10:15

Doctors took hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes

How a drug company tricked patients, doctors and insurance companies into prescribing a profitable drug that killed people.

Mar 06 10:14

Japanese Shinmoedake volcano eruption caused cancellation of flights after ash reached 3,650 metres in the peak's strongest eruption in seven years

A Japanese volcano which featured in a 1960s James Bond movie shot smoke and ash thousands of metres into the sky on Tuesday, prompting the cancellation of flights to and from a nearby airport, with the eruption likely to continue for some time.

Shinmoedake, in a largely rural area some 985 km (616 miles) from Tokyo on Japan's southernmost main island of Kyushu, had been erupting on a smaller scale since March 1, when the entrance to the 1,421 metre-high peak was restricted.

Television footage showed smoke and ash billowing high into the sky, with lava visible deep inside a crater at the mountain, which featured in the 1967 James Bond movie "You Only Live Twice".

Mar 06 10:12

M 6.7 - 112km SW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Plus lots of heavy aftershocks.

Mar 06 10:12

There are numerous reports of heat anomalies in the Atlantic and gulf of Mexico

This morning people were reporting on social media that there were large amounts of bubbles coming out of the water in parts of the Carribean, and to back this up, This marine temperature map clearly shows that temperatures in the Carribean have rocketed upwards rapidly over the last 10 days (6 degree farenheit change) which is a lot for such a short time.

The ocean gets cold (no matter where it is) at the great depths, and it is possible volcanic activity is causing the Carribbean to heat up much faster than it normally would, and if it is volcanoes doing this, they would heat the bottom of the sea floor up disproportionately and possibly release methane from methane ice that develops at great depths. I have confirmed that the Carribbean is in fact deep enough to get cold enough for,large deposits of methane hydrate to form, so it is highly probable that undersea vocanoes are going off, and producing massive methane plumes that people are reporting on social media.

Mar 06 09:03

Russia Blamed For Anti-GMO Campaign and Pushing American Gun Rights

By Aaron Kesel

After a myriad of talks blaming Russia for hacking the election without any proof that has since switched into influencing the election through social media, MSM has gone off the deep end blaming Russia for an anti-GMO campaign influencing Americans’ opinions according to Iowa State University research, Desmoines Register reported.

Russia is funding articles shared online which question the safety of GMOs in an effort to hurt U.S. agriculture interests and bolster its position as the “ecologically clean alternative” to genetically engineered food, Shawn Dorius, an ISU assistant sociology professor, claims...

Mar 06 08:35

EXCLUSIVE: Luxurious Newly Renovated CFPB Headquarters Is Infested By Rats

Rats — actual rodents — are infesting the newly renovated Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s headquarters, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.

Hundreds of the agency’s employees moved into their beautiful $124 million headquarters across the street from the White House in October as construction was still underway. Upon entering, they discovered rats also were making it their home, according to two sources who spoke to TheDCNF on the condition of anonymity.

The $124 million price tag was double the original $55 million estimate and 25 percent over the $99 million estimate approved by Richard Cordray, the bureau’s first director. White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney has temporarily taken over the reins of the troubled bureau.

Mar 06 08:25

Urban farmers grow veggies in freight containers

The future of urban agriculture might require farmers to think inside the box.

Farmers here are growing vegetables here in converted freight shipping containers equipped with the latest hydroponics and automated systems equipment. They are provided by a Boston-based firm, Freight Farm.

“The farm of the future,” said Mark Norton of Phoenix, whose Picked Fresh Farms grows kale and lettuce in one of the containers.

Freight Farms started in 2010 with the goal of bringing viable, space-efficient farming techniques to all climates and skill levels year-round. It recently expanded to Arizona.

Mar 06 08:18

New Quality-Control Investigations on Vaccines: Microand Nanocontamination

Vaccines are being under investigation for the possible side effects they can
cause. In order to supply new information, an electron-microscopy investigation method was applied to the study of vaccines, aimed at verifying the presence of solid contaminants by means of an Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope equipped with an X-ray microprobe. The results of this new investigation show the presence of micro- and nanosized particulate matter composed of inorganic elements in vaccines’ samples which is not declared among the components and whose unduly presence is, for the time being, inexplicable. A considerable part of those particulate contaminants have already been verified in other matrices and reported in literature as non biodegradable and non biocompatible. The evidence collected is suggestive of some hypotheses correlated to diseases that are mentioned and briefly discussed.

Mar 05 19:01

Researchers Use Essential Oils to Successfully Treat ADHD Symptoms

Anna Hunt - Dr. Terry S. Friedmann, a physician associated with the American Board of Hospital Medicine, examined how different essential oils affect the body. Here's what he found.

Mar 05 15:48


The Monsanto Papers are a treasure trove of internal documents slowly released since March 2017 as part of a US lawsuit by cancer victims against Monsanto over its ubiquitous herbicide, glyphosate. They tell a lot about how Monsanto actively subverts science, both in the company’s practices and the way it abuses science’s moral authority to push for its interests.

Mar 05 13:53

Lassa fever: The killer disease with no vaccine

Since the beginning of the year, Nigeria has been gripped by an outbreak of a deadly disease. Lassa fever is one of a number of illnesses which can cause dangerous epidemics, but for which no vaccine currently exists.

Lassa fever is not a new disease, but the current outbreak is unprecedented, spreading faster and further than ever before.

Health workers are overstretched, and a number have themselves become infected and died.