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H1N1 outbreak hits Saudi mental hospital

November 5, 2012 at 1:55 AM by AHN

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (4E) – Saudi health authorities reported Sunday at least eight cases of H1N1 infections at the Al-Amal mental hospital in Riyadh.

The infected people were given Tamiflu vaccine while 27 other people, including four nurses, suspected of having the influenza virus were quarantined."

http://gantdaily.com/2012/11/05/h1n1-outbreak-hits-saudi-mental-hospital/

Wait...just a second...have we heard something about people being given Tamiflu vaccine and then getting H1N1.

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Thanks for the heads-up on the steroids Breezy, I'm receiving them weekly for my back....will need to talk to Doc. On another note, if anyone is recommended epidural steroids for back injuries, just say NO, I did agree to one a few years ago, but thankfully the British Medical Journal had a forum going on the pro's and cons of epidural steroids for spinal conditions and the outcome was don't have one, not so much because of the steroid, but the side affects to the preservative , polyethylene glycol were devastating (crippling) in a lot of cases. Also,in Oz, they don't use dye and a fluoroscope to see where the needle is actually going, and in a lot of case, brain juice escapes and cause all sorts of problems.

http://www.burtonreport.com/infspine/epiduralsteroidprocedurists.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyethylene_glycol

stay well.

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Dang Botanic...polyethylene glycol=anti freeze..iirc....right??  I have a girlfriend who gets these shots in the back, and she found out the one she received in the original time frame, came from the contaminated batches...so she is quite worried about it, plus they told her at first that the shots she received weren't from those batches...so she could just as easily have ignored pertinent symptoms because of being given false information...

UPDATE

Steroid-meningitis toll now 32 dead, 438 sickened, CDC says

Infections still limited to 19 states, with Michigan and Tennessee hit hardest.

(HealthDay)—Thirty-two people have now died and 438 have been sickened in the fungal meningitis outbreak linked to tainted steroid injections, U.S. health officials reported Friday.

"The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had the following state-by-state breakdown of cases: Florida: 23 cases, including 3 deaths; Georgia, 1 case; Idaho, 1 case; Illinois, 2 cases; Indiana: 52 cases, including 4 deaths; Maryland: 23 cases, including 1 death; Michigan: 128 cases, including 7 deaths; Minnesota: 11 cases; New Hampshire: 13 cases; New Jersey: 27 cases; New York: 1 case; North Carolina: 3 cases, including 1 death; Ohio: 16 cases; Pennsylvania: 1 case; Rhode Island: 3 cases; South Carolina: 1 case; Tennessee: 81 cases, including 13 deaths; Texas: 2 cases; Virginia: 50 cases, including 2 deaths. Ten of the 438 cases involve what the CDC calls "peripheral joint infection," meaning an infection in a knee, hip, shoulder or elbow. These joint infections aren't considered as dangerous as injections near the spine for back pain that have been linked to the potentially fatal meningitis infections. Meningitis is inflammation of the lining surrounding the brain and spinal cord. The steroid injections are used to treat pain in the lower back as well as joints.

Massachusetts officials said last week that they had put emergency regulations in place that give the state greater control and scrutiny over specialty pharmacies such as the New England Compounding Center, believed to be the source of the tainted steroid injections linked to the outbreak, according to published reports. Infected patients have developed a range of symptoms approximately one to four weeks following their injection. People who have had a steroid injection since July, and have any of the following symptoms, should talk to their doctor as soon as possible: worsening headache, fever, sensitivity to light, stiff neck, new weakness or numbness in any part of your body or slurred speech, the CDC said.

Read more at: http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-11-steroid-meningitis-toll-dead-sickened-cdc.html#jCp

Yellow fever outbreak in Darfur kills 67

November 9, 2012

"A yellow fever outbreak in the Darfur region of Sudan has infected 194 people and killed 67 with the number of cases more than doubling since the start of the epidemic in October.

The World Health Organization reported that the outbreak is taking place in 17 localities in the north, west, south and central parts of Darfur. The number of cases has risen dramatically from the 84 initial cases reported when the outbreak began.

As of November 5, surveillance in the region shows that 83.3 percent of the cases are from central Darfur, 7.2 percent are from south Darfur, 7.2 percent are from west Darfur and 2.3 percent are from the northern part of the region.

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http://vaccinenewsdaily.com/africa/320526-yellow-fever-outbreak-in-darfur-kills-67/

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New Ebola outbreak erupts near Uganda capital

UPDATE on Ebola in Uganda

November 15, 2012

Officials say three new deaths confirmed and several evacuations under way in central region only 62km from Kampala.

"Up to three people have died in Uganda from an outbreak of the Ebola virus in its central region, near the capital Kampala, according to officials.

Health Minister Christine Ondoa said on Thursday that two of the dead were from one family in Luwero district.

Ondoa told reporters: "Another viral hemorrhagic fever, Ebola, has broken out in the country ... a total of three people have, since the onset of the outbreak ,died".

The news of the outbreak came as Ugandan and World Health Organization officials said they have isolated scores of people.

The official said that the “contact list” of possible Ebola patients had increased to 15 the day after it was confirmed that the disease was infecting people in Luweero, a district only 62km from Kampala.

Two of the Ebola cases are being treated at a Kampala hospital."

Read the whole story here

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2012/11/20121115112152743777.html?utm_content=automate&utm_campaign=Trial6&utm_source=NewSocialFlow&utm_term=plustweets&utm_medium=MasterAccount

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2 killed on account of new SARS-like virus

A new Coronavirus similar in nature to severe acute respiratory syndrome has infected six and has resulted in two deaths in the Middle East, media reports said.

Both fatalities occurred in Saudi Arabia, and reports of the virus had been limited to that country and Qatar and one man had been transported to UK for treatment.

WHO initially issued a global warning about the disease in September, and cautioned that a Qatar man who had recently traveled to Saudi Arabia had become infected with a virus that had previously never been detected in humans, where a second man had died from the same disease. 

http://www.healthcareglobal.com/global_hospitals/2-killed-on-account-of-new-sars-like-virus

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Emerging vector-borne diseases create new public health challenge

Human activities are advancing the spread of vector-borne, zoonotic diseases such as West Nile virus, Lyme disease and dengue fever, report scientists publishing a series of papers today in the journal The Lancet.

Vector-borne zoonotic diseases result from disease-causing agents or pathogens that naturally infect wildlife, and are transmitted to humans by carriers such as mosquitoes and ticks. In short, they're diseases transmitted between animals and humans. Widespread land-use change, globalization of trade and travel, and social upheaval are driving the emergence of zoonotic diseases around the world, said biologist Marm Kilpatrick, who studies the ecology of infectious diseases at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-11-emerging-vector-borne-diseases-health.html

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Livestock falling ill in fracking regions

November 29, 2012

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Jacki Schilke

This cow on Jacki Schilke's ranch in northeast North Dakota lost most of its tail, one of many ailments that afflicted her cattle after hydrofracturing, or fracking, began in the nearby Bakken Shale.

"By Elizabeth Royte

Food & Environment Reporting Network

In the midst of the domestic energy boom, livestock on farms near oil- and gas-drilling operations nationwide have been quietly falling sick and dying. While scientists have yet to isolate cause and effect, many suspect chemicals used in drilling and hydrofracking (or “fracking”) operations are poisoning animals through the air, water or soil.

Earlier this year, Michelle Bamberger, an Ithaca, N.Y., veterinarian, and Robert Oswald, a professor of molecular medicine at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine, published the first and only peer-reviewed report to suggest a link between fracking and illness in food animals."

"The authors compiled 24 case studies of farmers in six shale-gas states whose livestock experienced neurological, reproductive and acute gastrointestinal problems after being exposed — either accidentally or incidentally — to fracking chemicals in the water or air. The article, published in “New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health,” describes how scores of animals died over the course of several years. Fracking industry proponents challenged the study, since the authors neither identified the farmers nor ran controlled experiments to determine how specific fracking compounds might affect livestock.

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The death toll is insignificant when measured against the nation’s livestock population (some 97 million beef cattle go to market each year), but environmental advocates believe these animals constitute an early warning.

Exposed livestock “are making their way into the food system, and it’s very worrisome to us,” Bamberger said. “They live in areas that have tested positive for air, water and soil contamination. Some of these chemicals could appear in milk and meat products made from these animals.”

In Louisiana, 17 cows died after an hour’s exposure to spilled fracking fluid, which is injected miles underground to crack open and release pockets of natural gas. The most likely cause of death: respiratory failure.

In New Mexico, hair testing of sick cattle that grazed near well pads found petroleum residues in 54 of 56 animals."

http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/29/15547283-livestock-falling-ill-in-fracking-regions?lite

GMO crops and now GAS/OIL LACED MEAT???<<<SCARY!!!

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Drugs can't stop this deadly bacteria stalking 42 states

Dec 2, 2012

"CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The doctors tried one antibiotic after another, racing to stop the infection as it tore through the man’s body, but nothing worked.

In a matter of days after the middle-aged patient arrived at University of Virginia Medical Center, the stubborn bacteria in his blood had fought off even what doctors consider “drugs of last resort.”

“It was very alarming; it was the first time we’d seen that kind of resistance,” says Amy Mathers, one of the hospital’s infectious disease specialists. “We didn’t know what to offer the patient.”

The man died three months later, but the bacteria wasn’t done. In the months that followed, it struck again and again in the same hospital, in various forms, as doctors raced to decipher the secret to its spread.

The superbug that hit UVA four years ago -- and remains a threat -- belongs to a once-obscure family of drug-resistant bacteria that has stalked U.S. hospitals and nursing homes for over a decade. Now, it’s attacking in hundreds of those institutions, a USA TODAY examination shows, and it’s a fight the medical community is not positioned to win.

The bacteria, known as Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, are named for their ability to fight off carbapenem antibiotics -- the last line of defense in the medical community’s toolbox. And so far, they’ve emerged almost exclusively in health care facilities, picking off the weakest of patients."

http://www.thenorthwestern.com/article/20121202/OSH0101/312020269/Drugs-can-t-stop-deadly-bacteria-stalking-42-states?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE%7Cs&nclick_check=1

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well, chicken pox isnt new.....or is it?

Serious Chicken Pox Outbreak in Indiana is Among Vaccinated Children

Vigo County of Indiana is currently experiencing the country’s largest outbreak of Chicken Pox, with 92 cases so far.

There are a total of 92 cases so far. Only 3 were never vaccinated. 10 had received one vaccine and 79 were fully vaccinated.

http://healthimpactnews.com/2012/serious-chicken-pox-outbreak-in-indiana-is-among-vaccinated-children/

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Well, chickenpox is a form of herpes...and we  know there is more than one form of herpes..so who's to say this isn't a new version...or that it has not mutated to no longer be affected by the vaccine...I don't know why they didn't just let the kids get these diseases and build a natural immunity at the same time....well, any parents paying attention to this situation, don't let them vaccinate your kids against chickenpox..period...or anything else for that matter...Like Redd posted...maybe all these new diseases are related somehow...

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Chaos as winter vomiting cases hit 750,000 and force hundreds of wards to close

New figures show number of cases 72 per cent higher than last December

More than 300 hospital wards in England and Wales have been closed to new patients since outbreak began

A total of 43 have been shut in the past two weeks alone

Schools across the UK have been affected, with one south-west London primary reporting 'unprecedented' numbers of pupils off sick

By Anna Hodgekiss

"Hundreds of hospital wards have been forced to close due to the spread of the winter vomiting bug, as fears grow that this winter's outbreak could prove to be the worst on record.

New figures released yesterday by the Health Protection Agency revealed cases of the bug are at a five-year high - with more than two-thirds as many people struck down this year as during the same period in 2011.

In the past week, schools from Plymouth to Fife have been forced to close after soaring numbers of children have fallen victim to the highly contagious norovirus."

A total of 335 hospital wards in England and Wales have been closed to new visitors since the start of this year's outbreak - with 43 shut down in the past fortnight alone.

And as well as norovirus, there are numerous other vicious bugs going around. On Tuesday, 140 of the 639 pupils at Wimbledon Chase Primary School in south west London, were off sick. Staff said the number was unprecedented.

The huge early outbreak is thought to represent the worst start to the norovirus season on record, with some experts blaming particularly frigid November temperatures for the staggering numbers of cases.

The new HPA figures show there have been 2,630 confirmed cases - where samples have been checked in the lab - since July.

Read Story here

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2246988/Norovirus-Chaos-winter-vomiting-cases-hit-750-000-force-hundreds-wards-close.html

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WHO head warns diseases set to rise

Dec. 20, 2012

"The head of the World Health Organization warned Thursday that infectious diseases will spread more easily in the future due to globalisation, changing lifestyles and rising population."

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"Constant mutation and adaptation are survival mechanisms of the microbial world, these organisms are well equipped to take advantage of every opportunity to jump the species barrier," she said.

The WHO issued a global alert in September for a SARS-like coronavirus which killed two people in Qatar, one in Saudi Arabia and two in Jordan.

The WHO says the coronavirus detected in the Middle East this year was unrelated to SARS and is a novel form of the germ."

http://www.terradaily.com/reports/WHO_head_warns_diseases_set_to_rise_999.html

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Especially when they ram up the vaccination program giving them many more carriers of any disease they wish to introduce into the world population. I am beginning to see under the covers of some very sinister concepts on a planetary scale.

One day we will be avoiding the vaccinated as if they were zombies

Still a forming theory but with mounting evidence, nothing like hiding the wolf amongst the sheep to carry it out to a position of greatest effect once activated. This is conspiracy stuff IMO

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PRO/EDR> Undiagnosed disease

Published Date: 2012-12-23 12:47:30

Subject: PRO/EDR Undiagnosed disease – Sudan: (Darfur) RFI

Archive Number: 20121223.1465553

UNDIAGNOSED ILLNESS – SUDAN: (DARFUR) REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

"Residents from Saraf Omra have revealed the emergence of new cases of a deadly disease causing vomiting and diarrhea. It was reported on Thu 20 Dec 2012 that if patients are not treated as soon as the disease is discovered, the disease could lead to death.

A witness from Saraf Omra told Radio Dabanga on Thursday [20 Dec 2012] that the number of people infected with the disease is about 500. He added that the disease causes the skin tone to turn yellow and the eyes green. The witness said that Saraf Omra hospital is overloaded with patients with malaria, yellow fever, and the new disease. Moreover, the witness stated that serious cases are being referred to Zalingei and El Geneina hospitals for treatment.

Residents of Saraf Omra have appealed to the Ministry of Health in North Darfur to urgently send a medical team to investigate the disease in Saraf Omra and neighboring villages."

http://www.geostrategicforecasting.com/proedr-undiagnosed-disease/

another source...

http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=196649

Seems as though WHO just warned us about new diseases...and here we are..a couple days later..

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New "Potentially Deadly" Superbug Strain Found in UK Milk Supply

Dec. 26, 2012

A new, potentially deadly strain of MRSA superbug has been found in British milk for the first time, revealing that the bacteria are spreading through the UK livestock population.

Christine Hsu

"A new, potentially deadly strain of MRSA superbug has been found in British milk for the first time, revealing that the bacteria are spreading through the UK livestock population.

The new strain of MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), known as ST398, is resistant to antibiotics and can cause serious and even deadly infections in humans.

The superbug, which has become an increasingly frequent cause of udder infections in dairy cows, was discovered from tests on 1,500 samples. Researchers found seven cases of RSA ST398 from five farms in England, Scotland and Wales.

Cambridge University scientists who first identified MRSA in milk in 2011, say that the latest discovery of a different strain is troubling, adding that it shows that the superbug is gaining an increasing hold in the dairy industry."

Read story here..

http://www.medicaldaily.com/articles/13646/20121226/new-potentially-deadly-superbug-strain-found-uk.htm

Bangladesh slaughters 150,000 birds over avian flu

Bangladesh's livestock authorities are slaughtering around 150,000 chickens at a giant poultry farm near Dhaka after the worst outbreak of avian flu in five years, officials said Wednesday

"The deadly H5N1 strain of flu was detected at Bay Agro farm at Gazipur, 40 kilometres (25 miles) north of Dhaka, on Monday after dozens of chickens died, prompting the company to send samples to a laboratory for tests. "There are about 150,000 chickens at the farm. We have already killed and destroyed 120,000 chickens and we will kill the rest today," livestock department director Mosaddeq Hossain told AFP, adding it was the worst bird flu outbreak in five years."

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-12-bangladesh-slaughters-birds-avian-flu.html#jCp

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Drug-resistant malaria in Thailand threatens deadly global 'nightmare'

Scientists are battling to stop a drug-resistant malaria that could threaten the lives of millions. "We worry that we are running out of time," one scientist says. NBC News' Ian Williams reports from northwestern Thailand

Jan. 1, 2012

By Ian Williams, NBC News

"MAE SOT, Thailand -- Clipboard in hand, Dr Francois Nosten worked his way down a ward of malaria patients. He stopped in front of five-year-old Ayemyint Than, who sat to attention and smiled. The smile told Nosten as much as his lines of graphs and figures."

"She's doing well," he said, moving to an older man, whose pale face and dull sunken eyes told a very different story. "Day five, and he's still positive?" he asked another of the doctors. "That's not very good. It means he was very slow to clear the parasite, no?"

To Nosten, it was further evidence of an alarming rise in resistance to artemisinin, currently the front-line drug in the treatment of malaria. He fears it could be the start of a global "nightmare" in which millions of people could lose their lives."

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/02/15903518-drug-resistant-malaria-in-thailand-threatens-deadly-global-nightmare?lite&ocid=msnhp&pos=1

Measles outbreak kills hundreds in Pakistan

January 3, 2013

An international health body says that the disease has killed more than 300 children in Pakistan's Sindh province.

"Measles cases in 2012 have surged by almost five times of that the previous year in Pakistan, leading to the deaths of hundreds of children, according to an international health body.

Maryam Yunus, a spokeswoman for the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday that 306 children died in Pakistan because of the infectious disease in 2012, a dramatic surge from to the 64 children in 2011.

The WHO said the jump was most pronounced in southern Sindh province, where measles killed 210 children in 2012. Twenty-eight children died there the year before.

The organisation did not give a reason for the increase in deaths, but a provincial health official in Sindh said that the disease hit areas where poor families did not vaccinate their children.

A provincial health minister said 100 children died in Sindh province in December alone, mostly in areas where many people were not vaccinated.

He said health officials recently launched a campaign to vaccinate 2.9 million children in the affected areas of the province and urged parents to get their children vaccinated.

"We are vaccinating more than 450 patients per day. We are working on vaccination since the outbreak of measles in the area," Dr Shahid Hafeez Shahani, a government official, said."

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/01/20131282648859762.html tx for links Reddwolf

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Epidemic Hazard in Mexico on Sunday, 06 January, 2013

Unidentified severe respiratory infections

"At least five children less than a year old have died in the past few hours and 41 others are suffering severe respiratory infections in a highly marginalized area of the southeastern Mexican state of Chiapas, officials said Saturday."

http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=EH-20130106-37745-MEX

Flu infections sweep America hospitalizing thousands and leaving 18 children dead of complications

2,257 people have been hospitalized since the start of flu season

Three-fourths of those with symptoms say the were not vaccinated

41 states have reported cases

not vaccinated...hmmm...makes no difference...the vaccine could not possibly cover any strains of flu that come about this year..only those from past years...AND...could most likely cause you to come down with some form of flu just from getting the vaccine...

Read story here  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2257597/Flu-infections-sweep-America-hospitalizing-thousands-leaving-18-children-dead-complications-going-worse.html

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Update on the flu situation..

Boston declares health emergency amid U.S. flu outbreak

Jan 9, 2013

"BOSTON (Reuters) - With flu cases in this city up tenfold from last year, the mayor of Boston declared a public health emergency on Wednesday as authorities around the United States scrambled to cope with a rising number of patients.

Health authorities say a virulent strain this year has caused the number of flu cases to surge earlier than usual. Hospitals around the country have scrambled to find additional space to treat the ill, and some have had to turn people away."

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Mayor Thomas Menino said the number of reported infections in Boston is already 10 times higher than last season's reported caseload, and said the city would begin offering free flu vaccinations on Saturday in an effort to stem the spread.

"The latest reports show an increasingly tough flu season," Menino told reporters. He urged residents to get vaccinated, saying, "We are less than halfway through the flu season."

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"Encouraging vaccinations is one of the most effective steps in combating what looks to be a serious strain of the flu, said Dr. William Hanage, an associate professor of epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health.

"This is a bad year, there's no question about it. It's going to be, at minimum, moderately severe," Hanage said, adding that the outbreak looks less severe than in 2009 when the dominant strain was the H1N1 swine flu.

The A(H3) strain of flu, which CDC data shows is the most commonly diagnosed this year, tends to bring more severe illness and a longer flu season."

Read article here

http://news.yahoo.com/boston-mayor-declares-public-health-emergency-flu-outbreak-171322861--finance.html  tx Redd..

Teenagers dying of the flu this year, from Texas, To California, and all points in between..Sad......the following video says 18 teenagers so far, as of yesterday,  have died from complications of flu.

http://news.yahoo.com/video/detroitwxyz-20910802/fenton-teen-dies-of-flu-31469130.html#crsl=%252Fvideo%252Fdetroitwxyz-20910802%252Fbaby-dies-in-detroit-31484598.html

12 Flu Deaths Reported in London and Surrounding Areas

http://www.ubalert.com/U75

http://www.recombinomics.com/whats_new.html

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Dengue showing global 'epidemic potential': WHO

Jan 16, 2013

"The World Health Organisation said on Wednesday that it had charted progress in the fight against tropical diseases but warned that dengue fever was spreading at an alarming rate.

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The increased transmission rate of the deadly mosquito-borne disease was due to climate change and a greater movement of people, the agency said.

An annual two million cases of dengue fever were reported over the last two years by 100 countries, with between 5,000 to 6,000 of them resulting in death.

But the WHO's Raman Velayudhan said the disease was likely underreported and estimated there were as many as 50 million cases a year with more than 20,000 deaths."

http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Dengue_showing_global_epidemic_potential_WHO_999.html

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Tick-Borne Infection Borrelia Miyamotoi Discovered in the United States

Similar to Lyme disease, a new tick-borne infection known as Borrelia miyamotoi has been discovered in people in the United States.

A new tick-borne infection that shares many similarities with Lyme disease has been discovered in 18 patients in southern New England and neighboring New York by researchers at the Yale Schools of Public Health and Medicine. The report is published in the Jan. 17 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

http://scitechdaily.com/tick-borne-infection-borrelia-miyamotoi-discovered-in-the-united-states/

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Gee imagine that....see where it's found...Southern New England and in New York....let's see, where is Plum Island again??? In New York Harbor??? right where Lyme possibly came from >:(

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N.J. Woman Becomes First In U.S. Diagnosed With New Deer Tick Disease

Same Species That Causes Lyme Infected 81-Year-Old With Something Else

Jan. 26, 2013

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FLEMINGTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A New Jersey woman is lucky to be alive after catching a mysterious illness from a tick bite.

Anna Felix, 81, of Kingwood Township, said she feared her lymphoma had returned or she might have dementia when she started getting weak and confused and lost 30 pounds.

“I remember I couldn’t eat too well. And I started needing help to walk,” Felix told CBS 2’s Hazel Sanchez on Friday.

Initial tests were inconclusive, and although she showed symptoms of Lyme disease, Felix tested negative. Lab technicians at Hunterdon Medical Center made a breakthrough discovery when they examined her spinal fluid and found an unusual strain of bacteria they had never seen before.

“It was really spectacular. We knew we were on to something really big and that she would be treated and cured,” lab tech Amy Kurynow said.

Doctor Joseph Gugliotta confirmed it was the bacteria borrelia miyamotoi, a new disease transmitted by the same deer tick that causes Lyme disease. Felix is the first American case of this new tick-transmitted disease.

“Once I verified the organisms were there in the second spinal tap she was treated with a high dose of antibiotics and by five to seven days we were seeing improvement already,” Dr. Gugliotta said."

Felix said she likely was bitten by a tick on her farm. She’s since made a full recovery, and said she’s grateful for the lab’s life-saving discovery.

“It is amazing, and I hope that through this other people will get help, too,” Felix said.

Because of the newly discovered bacteria, Dr. Gugliotta said he is reviewing old cases and has discovered the strain in other patients who were undiagnosed

Watch video and read story here

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/01/25/n-j-woman-becomes-first-in-u-s-diagnosed-with-new-deer-tick-disease/

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Mysterious Disease Discovered Locally, Strikes Mainly Young Women

It’s a mysterious, newly discovered disease that strikes mainly young women, and it’s often misdiagnosed. Doctors who discovered it, here in Philadelphia, say it’s like your brain is on fire. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl says it starts with personality changes.  ???

Young women dazed, restrained in hospital beds, acting possessed and then becoming catatonic. They’d been so normal, when suddenly their lives went haywire.

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/02/07/health-mysterious-disease-discovered-locally-strikes-mainly-young-women/

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Mysterious Disease Discovered Locally, Strikes Mainly Young Women

It’s a mysterious, newly discovered disease that strikes mainly young women, and it’s often misdiagnosed. Doctors who discovered it, here in Philadelphia, say it’s like your brain is on fire. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl says it starts with personality changes.  ???

Young women dazed, restrained in hospital beds, acting possessed and then becoming catatonic. They’d been so normal, when suddenly their lives went haywire.

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/02/07/health-mysterious-disease-discovered-locally-strikes-mainly-young-women/

Sounds alittle like "wet brain"- WK disease... yet while only striking women? Something doesn't add up.

By the way

Strange things on going in Philly!

http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message2123728/pg1

and

http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/local&id=8977665

and

http://enenews.com/levels-of-iodine-131-spike-to-highest-levels-yet-in-philadelphia-water-supply-almost-double-permissible-limit

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I would just about bet that this may have something to do with all the vaccinations they are pushing on young people these days, especially young women with disastrous results.

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