Editor’s note: Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin is an online, subscription intelligence news service from the creator of WorldNetDaily.com – a journalist who has been developing sources around the world for almost 30 years.
While the death toll continues to rise in Angola from an outbreak of the deadly Ebola-like Marburg disease, there are intelligence reports that Islamic terrorists might deliberately infect themselves to spread the plague to the West, according to a report in the premium, online, intelligence newsletter Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
Information collected on the disease is behind a decision by a number of diplomatic delegations to pull out of the country, according to G2 Bulletin.
At least 200 cases of Marburg have been recorded, making this the worst ever outbreak. The death toll stands at 184.
Reports suggest the numbers are much higher in remote areas. Diplomats were advised not to travel into suspected Ebola areas.
Among the concerns is the possibility terrorists on a suicide mission might deliberately travel to Marburg-infested areas and then travel back to the capital of Luanda on their way to the West.
A severe form of hemorrhagic fever akin to Ebola, the Marburg virus spreads on contact with the fluids the body produces in reaction to it, such as blood, urine, excrement, vomit and saliva.
The Marburg outbreak has claimed a record number of lives, overtaking the earlier peak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola’s neighbor.
Attacks on health workers have forced the United Nations to suspend essential work in a region of Angola devastated by an outbreak of the Marburg virus, an Ebola-like condition that inflicts deadly internal bleeding.
Teams from the World Health Organization have halted operations in Angola’s northeastern Uige province, where the outbreak began. Local people have reportedly stoned their vehicles and threatened their safety.
The U.N.’s priority is to contain the epidemic to Uige and prevent it from spreading to Angola’s capital, Luanda, where 3.8 million people live in squalid conditions. Travel restrictions were imposed after several deaths.
The Marburg virus is believed to have originated in Africa’s monkey population, with the first known transmission to humans in 1967.