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Electrical Charge of Ebola Virus Can Lead to the Control of Ebola Epidemic

Updated on January 4, 2015

EDTA, with six coordinates or pinchers, of chelation therapy solution chelates hepatitis B virus; it might chelate ebola virus and remove it from body

Ebola virus (photo from Carl Zimmer, National Geographic).

The bond of ebola virus enables us to control ebola epidemic

So far no safe and effective treatment has been found against ebola virus.

Over 4,000 people had been killed by ebola epidemic in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone in the continent of Africa.

An experimental drug, ZMapp, is being tried to treat ebola.

Ebola is a RNA virus (RNA means ribonucleic acid). RNA is part of heredity materials that include DNA or deoxyribonucleic acid. DNA contains the information code, like a master plan of a house. RNA transmits that master plan to carpenters to build a house. RNA virus is double helix. It is like a rope with two strands. An organism to multiply or replicate must have both DNA and RNA.

Long time ago, some information code passed through the RNA and some parts of that code remained with RNA virus. When a RNA virus hits a host cell, it commandeers the DNA of the host cell and impart in it the code that it contains. It turns out that the DNA of the host cell is diluted with the code of the RNA virus, in a process called reverse transcription. In tandem, the DNA and RNA cause replication of cells that incorporate the code from the RNA virus. The new cells are virtually RNA virus.

The world is eager to find a treatment for ebola. It was discovered in 1976 by Peter Piot and his team.

Electrical charge

Electrical charge is common with us. We know that a bar or magnet has a negative end (negative charge) and a positive end (negative charge). Similarly, a battery cell has a negative end and a positive end. In your electrical wiring at home, you have a wire with a negative charge and another one with a positive charge.

We are using the common term “electrical charge” because of familiarity with it. More technically, the term is "bond." We have several bonds like hydrogen bond (between molecules of water); ionic bond (between molecules of crystals like salt); covalent bond (between molecules and atoms of, say, iron). Salt is composed of molecules or ions of sodium and chlorine. The sodium ion has a positive charge; chlorine ion has a negative charge.

How important is an electrical charge? If you only have a wire with a negative or positive electrical charge, you would not have light. Or your electric fan would not spin. You can feel electrical charge. Use low wattage live wires. Hold one open end with your left hand and the other end with your right. You will feel an electric shock.

A cell also has electrical charges. Outside the cell membrane is positively charged. Inside the cell is negatively charged. The charge makes for a pump of the cell. For example, the sodium/potassium pump. There are more sodium ions outside the cell than potassium ions inside the cell. Potassium ions move out of the cell driven by energy. Sodium ions move into the cell carrying with it nutrients for the cell. This pump carries messages along and between cells that enable us to move muscles and feel, among others. To live cells must pump (McElroy, W. Biochemistry and Physiology. 1961)

We can belabour the importance of electrical charge. One thing to consider is that an electrical charge is involved in the creation or evolution of the universe.

It is possible that the universe started out as a negative charge called Higgs boson that acquires mass when exposed to space. That explains how the earth, other planets, sun and other stars came about.

["Higgs was at Edinburgh University when he came up with the theory. The mechanism he helped devise predicts a particle - the Higgs boson - which was finally discovered in 2012 at the Large Hadron Collider on the French-Swiss border" (Peter Higgs receives Nobel Prize medal. BBC. Internet. Dec. 11,2013). Higgs and Francois Englert.are co-winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2013.

Higgs boson takes us farther back to the origin of the universe that is believed to have started with the Big Bang.]

What is the charge of ebola virus?

I have yet to come across an article on the electrical charge of ebola virus.

How to find it out? One way is to use the method of Einstein in his special theory of relativity. Einstein formulated this theory in mathematical language that only Max Planck, a mathematician, could understand it when published in a journal, Annalen der Physik, in 1905. (Einstein also formulated the generalized theory of relativity.)

Einstein did not conduct an experiment to come up with this theory. He used research results and mathematical ideas of other people. He used the speed of light as measured by Michelson and Morely. He used the mathematical formulation of Hendrik Antoon Lorentz, called Lorentz transformations. He was a nuclear physics theoretician.

He used Lorentz transformation and the speed of light as assumptions of his special theory of relativity. In brief, Lorentz transformations say that the physical laws in one coordinate system are the same as those in another coordinate system. That is, the physical laws in, say, a galaxy, are the same as those in another galaxy.

One important consideration is that the Lorentz transformations are not a result of an experiment. And they have never been proven in the way of observation. The reason is that no one had been to another galaxy and observed the physical laws there.

In science, some assumptions of your experiment do not need to have been proven. In the case of Einstein’s special relativity theory, one of his assumptions has not been proven by way of observation. That is, you don’t have to prove your assumption at the time you use it in an experiment. (A consequence of this will be found out after the experiment. If the assumption is false, your experiment will surely fail.)

The mathematical formulation of the special theory was valid. Validity is the test of mathematics (Russell, B. Human Knowledge: Its Scope and Limits. 1947). How do we know that the theory is true? Truth is the test of science, according to Russell. Einstein paved a way to prove that his theory is true.

He derived a statement of fact from his theory couched in mathematics. That statement of fact is E = mc2. Einstein issued this out in 1906. To clarify further, this formula was actually a prediction. In 1906 up until 1938, the formula was considered a physical fiction. In 1936, Enrico Fermi was able to split uranium into two but did not understand his results. In 1938 Lise Mietner and company verified Fermi’s experiment and found the splitting of atoms. They called this splitting “fission.” Now the formula was verified. It shows a lot of energy that was found true this time by means of atomic bombs that were dropped over Japan in August 1945. (Fermi was the nuclear physics director of the Manhattan project that produced these atomic bombs; Robert Oppenheimer was the project director.)

Going back to the reasoning involved in Einstein’s special theory. Two assumptions were used; the Lorentz transformations had not been proven. A prediction, E = mc2, was derived from the theory that was verified in the laboratory and by the atomic bomb. This verification makes the theory true. That proves the assumption, Lorentz transformations, true by way of deductive logic.

Charge of hepatitis B virus

Let us use assumptions in an experiment.

One, hepatitis B virus has a positive charge.

Two, infusion chelation therapy has a negative charge.

Assumption number two is known. The principal ingredient of infusion chelation therapy is ethylene-diamine-tetra-acetate (EDTA). It has a negative charge (Brown, LeMay, Bursten. Chemistry the Central Science, 7th ed.1997).

Chelation is an affair between a chelator and a substance or mineral. The chelator is like a crab that pinches the substance or mineral. Chelator binds with and removes the substance or mineral. The chelate, combination of chelator and mineral/substance, is ejected out of the body.

It is not known that EDTA deals with or kills the DNA polymerase of hepatitis B virus.

The assumption, “Hepatitis B virus has a positive charge,” is unproven. This is similar to the Lorentz transformations that Einstein used in the special theory of relativity.

To backtrack, let us distinguish between hypothesis and theory. Hypothesis is a guide in conducting an experiment. When the hypothesis is proven true, it turns into a theory. There was a special hypothesis of relativity from 1905 to 1938 when E = mc2 was verified. Since the verification of the formula, the hypothesis has turned into a special theory of relativity.

In our experiment let us use a hypothesis, thus: "Chelation therapy treats hepatitis B."

Let us derive a prediction out of this hypothesis, thus: "Chelation therapy will treat hepatitis B."

Experiments or trials

Dr. Arturo V. Estuita, MD, a Filipino internist and chelationist, administered chelation therapy on a patient infected with hepatitis B in March 2012. At the start, the patient had a viral load of 8 million copies per millilitre of blood. He was given 35 sessions of chelation therapy. At the end of the program, his viral load was 10,000 copies of virus. At this stage he was pronounced as treated. Actually, the standard threshold as found by a 15-year study in Taiwan is 20,000 copies to be considered as treated (Hepatitis B: Treatment and Consequences. Steven-Huv Han. Internet. Oct. 15,2014).

Since then over 20 patients of hepatitis B had been treated with chelation therapy.

Chelation therapy having treated hepatitis B is equivalent to the verification of E = mc2.

That means chelation therapy having treated hepatitis B proves the assumption that the charge of hepatitis B is positive. This is by way of deductive logic. Therefore, the hypothesis "Chelation therapy treats hepatitis B" turns into a theory.

Does ebola virus have a positive charge?

Given that hepatitis B virus has a positive charge, it is highly probable that ebola virus has a positive charge. To recall, EDTA has a negative charge.

This can be verified by applying infusion chelation therapy on patients with ebola virus.

Dr. Estuita says he wants to try chelation therapy on ebola virus. He owns the propriety rights over the chelation therapy solution he uses on hepatitis B virus (personal communication, 2014).

Dr. Estuita is involved in organizing a Philippine ebola volunteer team to go over to Africa.

Copyright. 2014. Conrado Fontanilla


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    Cynthia 2 years ago from Vancouver Island, Canada

    Dear Conrad, I found this hub informative and exciting. I am not in the least bit scientifically-inclined, but I am old enough to slog through information related to discomforts and diseases I have experienced, and I have learned that our bodies are fearfully and wonderfully made and that certainly includes us having electrical charges, just as do the cells, and other carriers of life force. I am excited to hear more about Dr. Estuita's ventures into the African continent with a team of volunteers. I am hopeful that the success he has had in eradicating hepatitis B with chelation can also be successful in eradicating ebola. I will pray for this success! Voted up, useful, awesome, interesting, pinned, and shared!

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    conradofontanilla 2 years ago from Philippines


    So far we are optimistic about the electrical charge of Ebola virus, being positive like that of hepatitis B virus. Other approaches to treating Ebola appears to be via the DNA polymerase. Chelation removes virus rather physically through binding via the charges.

    WE are still assemblying the volunteer team, especially the logistical support.

    Thanks for the votes and sharing.

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    Kenneth Avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

    I agree with you one-hundred percent.

    I will tell you the truth. I think that this is an excellent piece of writing. Amazing work.

    I loved the way you presented your topic. Wonderful graphics.

    This piece was helpful, informative and very interesting.I was glad to vote Up and all of the choices.

    You are certainly a gifted writer. Please keep up the fine work.


    Kenneth Avery, Hamilton, Alabama

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    conradofontanilla 2 years ago from Philippines


    Thanks for agreeing and for the votes. I hope this piece can help pave an alternative approach in the treatment of ebola. I hope the reasoning, as derived from the method of Einstein, is valid. I also hope that the prediction that ebola has a positive charge will be true. Then we will be able to treat ebola the way Dr. Estuita treats hepatitis B.

    Given that, there is nothing much to fear about ebola. Like hepatitis B virus, ebola is a DNA virus that is transmitted through body fluid. It is not airborne, according to Carl Zimmer. We have treated patients of hepatitis B in Dr. Estuita's clinic and we were not infected with hepatitis B virus.

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