Posted on May 03, 2019, 4 p.m.
Enveloped viruses such as Herpes, the flu virus, and chickenpox which have an outer membranous envelope were believed to be not very stable and only to be infectious through direct, speedy aerosol transmission. The Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research and The Institut fur Virologie of the Freie Universitat Berlin have conducted a study that would appear to be disputing that theory.
As published in the journal Scientific Reports a body of water was spiked with equine herpesvirus over a 3 week period and in different conditions, then the water was examined to see whether DNA could be extracted from the water, and if the virus was still infectious after three weeks. The virus was found to have survived for three weeks and it remained infectious, however when soil was added to the water it seemed to pull the virus from the water and contain it.
Findings may explain why animals that are susceptible to equine herpesvirus such as rhinos and polar bears have been infected despite not having any direct contact with an infectious host, it would appear as if shared water is likely to blame for these infections of which many have proved fatal.
Although only conducted on the equine herpesvirus findings may mean that other enveloped viruses including the flu virus and chickenpox may likely also survive for extended periods of time in water. If so this would have obvious implications for humans and highlight the need for properly filtered pure water, problem being very few filters can filter out viruses.
One gravity water filtration system claims to be able to filter out viruses as well as pathogenic bacteria, parasites, amoeba, heavy metals, and other toxic elements. The ceramic filtration technology is suggested to even filter out tiny impurities as its filters contain micro-pores so small the impurities can’t get through.
This latest study reinforces the importance of strengthening the body’s natural defenses against viruses. While mainstream media and medical communities will argue the most important defense is vaccination, but even those who have been fully vaccinated still get infected with viruses.
The best long term solution may be to alter your lifestyle by making better choices in a way that will shore up your own natural defenses. There are steps you can take to help strengthen your immune system to boost the body’s own defense system such as stop smoking; increase intake of organic non-GMO produce; choose free range meats; be more active and avoid being sedentary; exercise daily; maintain a healthy BMI; limit alcohol; get enough sleep; avoid infection by cooking meat thoroughly; and wash your hands and practice good hygiene.
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