hyperbole. if we must go to extremes, here's what science has to say re selenium and ebola
straight results of a google scholar search on
selenium ebolahttp://scholar.google.ca/scholar?q=ebol ... as_sdt=0,5
[PDF] Theoretical Evidence that the Ebola Virus Zaire Strain May Be Selenium-Dependent: A Factor in Pathogenesis and Viral Outbreaks?
EW Taylor, CS Ramanathan - Journal of Orthomolecular …, 1995 - orthomolecular.org
Abstract A theoretical analysis of the genomic structure of the Ebola virus Zaire strain reveals the existence of several open reading frames (ORFs) containing large numbers of in-frame UGA codons. This clustering of UGA codons is very unlikely to have arisen by chance, and ...
[PDF] from orthomolecular.org
"... passage through nutritionally deficient hosts may facilitate evolutionary changes in infectious agents. In this communication, we present theoretical molecular evidence that the highly pathogenic Zaire strain of the Ebola virus may be dependent on the trace mineral selenium (Se), ... by analogy to other known examples, this raises the possibility that Se deficiency in host populations may actually foster viral replication, possibly triggering outbreaks and perhaps even facilitating the emergence of more virulent viral strains...."
[PDF] Selenium and viral diseases: Facts and hypotheses
EW Taylor - Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, 1997 - orthomolecular.org
... fever viruses, and they may share common mechanisms.49 This example suggests that pharmacologi- cal doses of Se may also have some benefit in infections due to other hemorrhagic fe- ver viruses, including Ebola. ... 233 Selenium and Viral Diseases: Facts and Hypotheses ...
[CITATION] Is Selenium Deficiency Behind Ebola, AIDS and Other Deadly Infections
J Challem - 1995 - … . thenutritionreporter. com/selenium. …
Review: micronutrient selenium deficiency influences evolution of some viral infectious diseases
M Harthill - Biological trace element research, 2011 - Springer
... Abstract Recently emerged viral infectious diseases (VIDs) include HIV/AIDS, influenzas H5N1 and 2009 H1N1, SARS, and Ebola hemorrhagic fevers. Earlier research determined metabolic oxidative stress in hosts deficient in antioxidant selenium (Se) (<1 μMol Se/L of blood ...
Selenium: an essential element for immune function
RC McKenzie, TS Rafferty, GJ Beckett - Immunology today, 1998 - Elsevier
... Human diseases associated with Se deficiency are listed in Appendix Band below. 4. Selenium and viral diseases. ... Interestingly several viruses (molluscum contagiosum, HIV-1, coxsackie B and Ebola) contain sequences with homology to GPX (Ref. ...