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"Study: Single H5N1 mutation confers increased viral growth in mice

A single mutation in the H5N1 avian flu virus that affects the pH at which the hemagglutinin protein is activated also simultaneously reduces its capacity to infect ducks and enhances its capacity to grow in mice"

http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/fs/food/news/mar0113scan.html

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Man infected with smallpox-like virus through sex

By Rachael Rettner

"A man in San Diego was infected with the vaccinia virus — the virus in the smallpox vaccine — in June, 2012 after having sexual contact with someone who'd recently been vaccinated, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

What's more, the infected man also passed the virus along to another unvaccinated individual during sexual activity, a phenomenon known as tertiary transmission, the report said.

The smallpox vaccine contains the live vaccinia virus, which is similar to smallpox but doesn't actually cause the disease. In 1972, the United States stopped vaccinating members of the public against smallpox because the disease had been eradicated. However, in 2002, the Department of Defense resumed smallpox vaccination for its military personnel and civilian employees. 

Because the vaccine contains a live virus, it can cause symptoms in vaccinated people, and the virus can spread to others. People can become infected with the vaccinia virus if they touch the vaccination site on a person who has been vaccinated, or if they come into contact with clothing that has been contaminated with the virus. Symptoms of a vaccinia virus infection include a rash, a fever, and head and body aches, according to the CDC."

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/50991991/ns/health-mens_health/#.UTIgCa7up9l

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Man infected with smallpox-like virus through sex

By Rachael Rettner

"A man in San Diego was infected with the vaccinia virus — the virus in the smallpox vaccine — in June, 2012 after having sexual contact with someone who'd recently been vaccinated, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

What's more, the infected man also passed the virus along to another unvaccinated individual during sexual activity, a phenomenon known as tertiary transmission, the report said.

The smallpox vaccine contains the live vaccinia virus, which is similar to smallpox but doesn't actually cause the disease. In 1972, the United States stopped vaccinating members of the public against smallpox because the disease had been eradicated. However, in 2002, the Department of Defense resumed smallpox vaccination for its military personnel and civilian employees. 

Because the vaccine contains a live virus, it can cause symptoms in vaccinated people, and the virus can spread to others. People can become infected with the vaccinia virus if they touch the vaccination site on a person who has been vaccinated, or if they come into contact with clothing that has been contaminated with the virus. Symptoms of a vaccinia virus infection include a rash, a fever, and head and body aches, according to the CDC."

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/50991991/ns/health-mens_health/#.UTIgCa7up9l

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Oh.My.God. this is whacked. So much can be deduced from this article. So it begs the question why are they telling us? What the hell does this mean? Are tehy expecting an outbreak? WTH?

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You know...as I read this, I too wondered, and it did not give me a good feeling...

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People can become infected with the vaccinia virus if they touch the vaccination site or a person who has been vaccinated,

This statement is exactly what I have been saying for a long time and that is that they are using vaccinated people as carriers to spread other pathogens.

They always say that if you don't get vaccinated you are putting everyone at risk... very illogical statement because only non vaccinated people would be at risk if the vaccine works...... so my risk if I don't choose so how can EVERYBODY be at risk...

Its all about live studies using jo public as the lab rats IMO ... it used to be a vary good system but the Cybremen have bastardised the entire program and funded by our wealthy elite of course...

Enough venting... just keep your immune system boosted and every pathogen you defeat will make you stronger than the vaccinated carriers  ;)

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Cambodia orders action to stop deadly bird flu

"PHNOM PENH — Phnom Penh on Friday ordered urgent action to stem the "worrying" number of bird flu deaths in Cambodia, following a surge in the number of fatalities from the virus.

Prime Minister Hun Sen issued a directive for police, agriculture and health departments to join forces to combat the virus, which has killed eight people since the beginning of the year -- the worst recorded outbreak in a nation that has seen a total of 27 bird flu deaths in a decade.

"Although there have been preventive measures taken by specialist institutions, the spread and the rate of human deaths from bird flu is at a worrying level," the order said.

The latest fatality was a 35-year-old man who died this week after eating infected duck."

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hnLQ3lI5qAmJGK669fOAExPZrlcA?docId=CNG.3aba825e583ec159d26275d73e8dfe97.891

H5N1 infections detected in Myanmar poultry

"Myanmar detected abnormal chicken deaths in poultry farms in 2012 and dead chickens were traded without permission from authorities, an official from the epidemiology section of the Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department (LBVD) told Eleven Media Group."

http://www.elevenmyanmar.com/national/2662-h5n1-infections-detected-in-myanmar-poultry

CDC announces H5N1 vaccination

By Alison Hsiao

"The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced on Saturday that amid the spreading of the H5N1 avian flu, a government-funded vaccine is now available for voluntary recipients who are at high risk of exposure to the influenza virus.

Starting on Friday, the CDC began to provide a vaccine against the H5N1 avian influenza and the service will continue until the end of August, the agency."

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2013/03/04/2003556243

FLU NEWS SCAN: Human H5N1 vaccination in China, FAO inks China lab collaboration

"China offers H5N1 vaccination to those at high risk

China is offering publicly funded H5N1 flu vaccine for adults at high risk of contracting the disease, the China Post reported yesterday. Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control said members of the coast guard, disease control professionals, airport security agents, and people traveling to epidemic areas are eligible to receive the vaccine through Aug 31, according to the story. The agency's deputy director-general Chou Chih-hau said that people can visit designated public health centers or hospitals to receive the vaccine but that pregnant women should not be vaccinated. China has confirmed two H5N1 cases this year on its mainland, both fatal."

http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/avianflu/news/mar0413fluscan.html

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'Nightmare' bacteria spreading in U.S. hospitals, nursing homes: CDC

Half of those infected die from this antibiotic-resistant bacteria

March 6, 2013

"HealthDay News) -- A "nightmare" bacteria that is resistant to powerful antibiotics and kills half of those it infects has surfaced in nearly 200 U.S. hospitals and nursing homes, federal health officials reported Tuesday.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 4 percent of U.S. hospitals and 18 percent of nursing homes had treated at least one patient with the bacteria, called Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), within the first six months of 2012.

"CRE are nightmare bacteria. Our strongest antibiotics don't work and patients are left with potentially untreatable infections," CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden said in a news release. "Doctors, hospital leaders and public health [officials] must work together now to implement the CDC's 'detect and protect' strategy and stop these infections from spreading."

"The good news," Frieden added at an afternoon teleconference, "is we now have an opportunity to prevent its further spread." But, he continued, "We only have a limited window of opportunity to stop this infection from spreading to the community and spreading to more organisms."

CRE are in a family of more than 70 bacteria called enterobacteriaceae, including Klebsiella pneumoniae and E. coli, that normally live in the digestive system.

In recent years, some of these bacteria have become resistant to last-resort antibiotics known as carbapenems.

Although CRE bacteria are not yet found nationwide, they have increased fourfold within the United States in the past decade, with most cases reported in the Northeast.

Health officials said they're concerned about the rapid spread of the bacteria, which can endanger the lives of patients and healthy people. For example, in the last 10 years, the CDC tracked one CRE from one health-care facility to similar facilities in 42 states.

One type of CRE, a resistant form of Klebsiella pneumoniae, has increased sevenfold in the past decade, according to the CDC's March 5 Vital Signs report.

"To see bacteria that are resistant is worrisome, because this group of bacteria are very common," said Dr. Marc Siegel, clinical associate professor of medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City."

Read story here

http://healthyliving.msn.com/health-wellness/nightmare-bacteria-spreading-in-us-hospitals-nursing-homes-cdc-1

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NYC Warns Of ‘Absolutely Terrifying’ Meningitis Outbreak, Urges Vaccination Among Gay Men

March 6, 2013

"NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The New York City Department of Health has issued a new vaccination recommendation for men at risk of contracting a serious and potentially deadly strain of meningitis.

The outbreak of meningitis among gay men has sickened four people already this year, increasing the number of cases to 17 since 2012, according to city health officials. Seven fatalities have been reported in the city since 2010.

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But now the city says all men who are intimate with other men they’ve met on a website or an app or at a bar or a party need to get vaccinated now.

“We think that people who are in these risk groups should be taking this very, very seriously,” said Varma. “Probably all of us have people that fall potentially within this risk group.”

“Vaccination is the best defense. I urge all men who meet these criteria – regardless of whether they’re identify as gay – to get vaccinated now and protect themselves from this disease before it is too late,” added Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley."

Read the rest here...what I find strange is that this is the 2nd one in a few days regarding "gay" men especially..makes me wonder...sure seems strange..

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/03/06/city-warns-of-absolutely-terrifying-meningitis-outbreak-urges-vaccination-among-gay-men/

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amazing post. reminds me of starting my nursing career in critical care. aids had been found in new york, los angeles and san francisco. i worked in sonoma county when the populace of the russian river area was decimated. mostly young men would come in and die within days if not hours from PCP. ventilators would only delay their demise and suffering. i then transferred to san francisco ICU=CCU and the horrors continued with deaths from an assortment of invasive diseases that prey on those with aids. and now i shudder at the thought of another critter attacking in this way again. the aids epidemic has effected and changed our world as this meningitis IF ITS REAL.

   

what type of meningitis is it? in the 2 articles I've looked at there is no mention of the type. if they have a vaccine then they must know what type it is. i'll look for more info. i always wonder when the fear factor is utilized to promote a vaccine for specific groups. question the curriculum. to my knowledge the only available vaccines are for bacterial meningitis. no vaccine for viral meningitis except for chickenpox,mumps and measles which have caused meningitis in the past. I wonder if this is a herpes virus gone wrong. that would be a bummer to see... i will go and try and find the type of this meningitis. anyone else finds it please post it.

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U.S. warns health officials to be alert for deadly new virus

March 7, 2013

"CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday warned state and local health officials about potential infections from a deadly virus previously unseen in humans that has now sickened 14 people and killed 8.

Most of the infections have occurred in the Middle East, but a new analysis of three confirmed infections in Britain suggests the virus can pass from person to person rather than from animal to humans, the CDC said in its Weekly Morbidity and Mortality Report on Thursday.

The virus is a coronavirus, part of the same family of viruses as the common cold and the deadly outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) that first emerged in Asia in 2003. The new virus is not the same as SARS, but like the SARS virus, it is similar to those found in bats.

So far, no cases have been reported in the United States.

According to the CDC's analysis, the infections in Britain started with a 60-year-old man who had recently traveled to Pakistan and Saudi Arabia and developed a respiratory illness on January 24, 2013. Samples from the man showed he was infected with both the new virus and with H1N1, or swine flu."

(Reporting by Julie Steenhuysen; Editing by Todd Eastham)

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/u-warns-health-officials-alert-deadly-virus-230251928.html

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h5n1, watch for push for vaccines in animal and man. push for GMO poultry and waterfowl worldwide. with the push on all these new vaccines and massive coming vaccinations world wide, we are seeing the blitzkrieg action of the POGROM coming into effect. as a cat slowly creeps upon an unwitting bird there comes the moment of the lunge, they are about to lunge and effect their POGROM.

http://in.news.yahoo.com/genetically-modified-chickens-could-wipe-bird-flu-completely-062625981.html

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New wave of 'superbugs' poses dire threat, says chief medical officer

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria with the potential to cause untreatable infections pose "a catastrophic threat" to the population, the chief medical officer warns in a report calling for urgent action worldwide.

If tough measures are not taken to restrict the use of antibiotics and no new ones are discovered, said Dame Sally Davies, "we will find ourselves in a health system not dissimilar to the early 19th century at some point".

While antibiotics are failing, new bacterial diseases are on the rise. Although the "superbugs" MRSA and C difficile have been reduced to low numbers in hospitals, there has been an alarming increase in other types of bacteria including new strains of E coli and Klebsiella, which causes pneumonia.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/mar/11/superbugs-antibiotics-bacterial-diseases-infections

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