Governments resort to medieval quarantine tactic to halt spread of Ebola

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(NaturalNews) Without a sound medical solution to the worst outbreak of Ebola in the history of the planet, governments and non-governmental organizations are turning to a medieval technique that could affect as many as 1 million people, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

As reported by WorldNetDaily (WND), the tactic, which was popularized during the era of the Black Death plague in the 14th century, is known as cordon sanitaire, which is essentially drawing a line around a geographic area where the infections are occurring, letting no one exit — a quarantine.

It hasn’t been used since the end of World War I.

Discussions to quarantine a triangular area that includes parts of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia occurred as early as Aug. 1, WND reported, adding that troops began to close roads several days later, in a bid to prevent spread of the deadly virus.

WHO is supporting the quarantine; Dr. Margaret Chan, the organization’s director-general, said during a briefing in Geneva that the decisions “to seal off the hot zone of disease transmission, that is, the area where the borders of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone intersect, are critical for stopping the re-infection of areas via the cross-border movement of people.”

The UN agency admits, however, that sealing off the disease zone cannot be done without consequences, with more than 1 million people affected who “need daily material support, including food.”

“The isolation of this zone has made it even more difficult for agencies, like Doctors Without Borders, to bring in staff and supplies,” WHO said.

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