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September 24, 2017, 10:45:16 pm Psalm 51:17 says: The specific rule pertaining to the national anthem is found on pages A62-63 of the league rulebook. It states: “The National Anthem must be played prior to every NFL game, and all players must be on the sideline for the National Anthem. “During the National Anthem, players on the field and bench area should stand at attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their left hand, and refrain from talking. The home team should ensure that the American flag is in good condition. It should be pointed out to players and coaches that we continue to be judged by the public in this area of respect for the flag and our country. Failure to be on the field by the start of the National Anthem may result in discipline, such as fines, suspensions, and/or the forfeiture of draft choice(s) for violations of the above, including first offenses.”
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September 14, 2017, 04:31:26 am Christian40 says: i have thought that i'm reaping from past sins then my life has been impacted in ways from having non believers in my ancestry.
September 11, 2017, 06:59:33 am Psalm 51:17 says: The law of reaping and sowing. It's amazing how God's mercy and longsuffering has hovered over America so long. (ie, the infrastructure is very bad here b/c for many years, they were grossly underspent on. 1st Tim 6:10, the god of materialism has its roots firmly in the West) And remember once upon a time ago when shacking up b/w straight couples drew shock awe?

Exodus 20:5  Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
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« Reply #210 on: September 15, 2015, 04:43:12 am »

Bubonic plague case confirmed in Michigan

First ever bubonic plague case confirmed in Michigan
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A Michigan resident has contracted the rare, life-threatening bubonic plague — the first documented case in Michigan’s public health history, state officials confirmed.

The Marquette County adult is recovering after apparently contracting the flea-borne illness during a trip to Colorado. Officials are reassuring the public there is no cause for alarm, despite the disease's connection to the microorganism that caused the Black Death plague in Europe in the 1300s, killing millions and reshaping history.

"It’s same organism but, in this case, the infection resides in a lymph node," said Dr. Terry Frankovich, medical director for the Marquette County Health Department.

The bubonic plague, in fact, is notably marked by one or more swollen, tender and painful lymph nodes, usually in the groin, armpit or neck.

With the bubonic plague, people are most often infected by bites from infected fleas or when they have direct contact with the tissues or body fluids from an infected animal. The highest risk is in settings that offer food and shelter for rodents — campsites and cabins, for example, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.

The Michigander's case did not develop into the more contagious pneumonic form of the plague. Pneumonic plague may be passed between humans, infecting the lungs and causing a rapidly developing pneumonia that can lead to respiratory failure and shock, according to the CDC.

A third form, septicemic, occurs when the plague organism multiplies in the blood, and it can lead to shock, organ failure and — as in the case of a Colorado teen earlier this year — death.

"Theoretically, the illness can move to bloodstream or to a lung infection, but this (Michigan) individual had localized infection, so there’s no concern about transmission," Frankovich said.

In fact, the adult is recovering after a hospitalization and diagnosis "within the past weeks." A lab confirmed the culture Monday, Frankovich said.

State officials echoed the reassurance.

In the Michigan case, “truly there is no risk to anyone,” said Jennifer Smith, a spokeswoman for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. “This is not something that occurs (in) Michigan. … This is a person who contracted this while they were away, and the individual is making a recovery and is not a public health (threat).”

The plague is rare, with an average of seven human cases reported across the U.S. each year, according to the CDC. However, the western U.S. is experiencing an increase in reported cases of plague in 2015, with 14 human cases, including four deaths reported. 

The reason for the increase is not known.

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« Reply #211 on: September 15, 2015, 05:46:48 am »

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History Today called it "The Greatest Catastrophe Ever", the 'black death' plague that killed 60% of Europe's population in the 14th Century. Killing over 50 million people between 1346 and 1353, the deadly disease was caused by the bacteriaYersinia Pestis, the same Yersinia Pestis that David Knight of Infowars tells us about in the brand new 1st video below...the same Yersinia Pestis that CNN recently mentioned in a story called "Did US Military Labs Mishandle Bubonic Plagues, Viruses?". Over at SHTFPlan, Mac Slavo tells us.: Well don’t look now, but the DoD is out warning that the army might have also mishandled samples of the black plague which isn’t known to be dangerous unless you count the time it wiped out 60% of Europe’s entire population.

Interesting update: 1st case EVER of Bubonic Plague in Michigan JUST reported!

Every day Susan Duclos and I scan the headlines of our favorite news sources, trying to find cutting edge and under-reported stories we find of importance and this past Friday, this particular story stood out on the website of Steve Quayle. Once again, a US military laboratory has had a 'mishap'...this latest one involving the deadly black plague bacteria that has been 'misplaced' or 'mislabeled' or 'improperly stored or shipped' amounting to, whatever way you look at it, apocalyptically deadly bacteria that may no longer be where it is supposed to be, securely confined within the US Army's secure laboratories in Maryland.

The headline to this story on Steve's website also gave us this note from him: WHY DOES THE U.S. ARMY FT. DIETRICH LAB NEED A CATALOG WITH LUCIFER ON THE FRONT? HIT ENLARGE AND LOOK!!!!  You can see the cover of the catalog above that Steve asked us to look at. We see the US Army's 'Critical Reagents Program' FY2015 product catalog, not some $2 comic book at the local comic book store. What are they trying to tell us? Certainly quite an interesting cover for one of our DOD's most deadly specialities, one that likely tells us much more than they are saying and most are seeing

The 1st video below from David Knight and Infowars looks at the mysterious misplaced black plague bacteria and asks if the 'next 9/11' could be a biological attack, whether real or 'false flag' - below the video we take a look at much more including the eternal war between good and evil that is being waged upon our planet Earth at this moment and why this 'misplaced' black plague bacteria is another sign that we are witnessing the eternal war raging right now, along with the coming war upon our planet Earth.



o get a better idea of what is really going on in America and the world, all that we need to do is look at the news stories all around us to see that the eternal war between good and evil is being played out upon our planet Earth and especially in America at this very moment.

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« Reply #212 on: October 30, 2015, 04:50:23 pm »

Teenage girl in Oregon hospitalized with bubonic plague
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(Reuters) - A teenage girl in Oregon has tested positive for bubonic plague, state health officials said on Thursday.

The girl was believed to have been infected by a flea bite during a hunting trip earlier this month, according to the Oregon Health Authority's Public Health Division and the Crook County Public Health Department.

The teen was in an intensive care unit at a hospital in Bend, in central Oregon, health officials said. Her condition was not known.

There were no other known infections in the state from the centuries-old scourge, health officials said.

"Many people think of the plague as a disease of the past, but it's still very much present in our environment, particularly among wildlife," said Emilio DeBess, Oregon state public health veterinarian in the Public Health Division.

"Fortunately, plague remains a rare disease, but people need to take appropriate precautions with wildlife and their pets to keep it that way," he said.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the plague was introduced to the United States in 1900 by rat-infested steamships that had sailed from affected areas, mostly in Asia.

In recent years, less than 10 human plague cases have been reported in the U.S. each year, the agency said.

Early symptoms of plague include high fever, chills, nausea, weakness and swollen lymph nodes in the neck, armpit or groin.
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« Reply #213 on: November 19, 2015, 08:24:27 pm »

Antibiotic resistance: World on cusp of 'post-antibiotic era'

he world is on the cusp of a "post-antibiotic era", scientists have warned after finding bacteria resistant to drugs used when all other treatments have failed.

They identified bacteria able to shrug off the drug of last resort - colistin - in patients and livestock in China.

They said that resistance would spread around the world and raised the spectre of untreatable infections.

It is likely resistance emerged after colistin was overused in farm animals.

Bacteria becoming completely resistant to treatment - also known as the antibiotic apocalypse - could plunge medicine back into the dark ages.

Common infections would kill once again, while surgery and cancer therapies, which are reliant on antibiotics, would be under threat.

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Chinese scientists identified a new mutation, dubbed the MCR-1 gene, that prevented colistin from killing bacteria.

The report in the Lancet Infectious Diseases showed resistance in a fifth of animals tested, 15% of raw meat samples and in 16 patients.

And the resistance had spread between a range of bacterial strains and species, including E. coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

There is also evidence that it has spread to Laos and Malaysia.

Prof Timothy Walsh, who collaborated on the study, from the University of Cardiff, told the BBC News website: "All the key players are now in place to make the post-antibiotic world a reality.

"If MCR-1 becomes global, which is a case of when not if, and the gene aligns itself with other antibiotic resistance genes, which is inevitable, then we will have very likely reached the start of the post-antibiotic era.

"At that point if a patient is seriously ill, say with E. coli, then there is virtually nothing you can do."

Resistance to colistin has emerged before.

However, the crucial difference this time is the mutation has arisen in a way that is very easily shared between bacteria.

"The transfer rate of this resistance gene is ridiculously high, that doesn't look good," said Prof Mark Wilcox, from Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

His hospital is now dealing with multiple cases "where we're struggling to find an antibiotic" every month - an event he describes as being as "rare as hens' teeth" five years ago.

He said there was no single event that would mark the start of the antibiotic apocalypse, but it was clear "we're losing the battle".

The concern is that the new resistance gene will hook up with others plaguing hospitals, leading to bacteria resistant to all treatment - what is known as pan-resistance.

Prof Wilcox told the BBC News website: "Do I fear we'll get to an untreatable organism situation? Ultimately yes.

"Whether that happens this year, or next year, or the year after, it's very hard to say."

Early indications suggest the Chinese government is moving swiftly to address the problem.

Prof Walsh is meeting both the agricultural and health ministries this weekend to discuss whether colistin should be banned for agricultural use.

Prof Laura Piddock, from the campaign group Antibiotic Action, said the same antibiotics "should not be used in veterinary and human medicine".

She told the BBC News website: "Hopefully the post-antibiotic era is not upon us yet. However, this is a wake-up call to the world."

She argued the dawning of the post-antibiotic era "really depends on the infection, the patient and whether there are alternative treatment options available" as combinations of antibiotics may still be effective.

New drugs are in development, such as teixobactin, which might delay the apocalypse, but are not yet ready for medical use.

A commentary in the Lancet concluded the "implications [of this study] are enormous" and unless something significant changes, doctors would "face increasing numbers of patients for whom we will need to say, 'Sorry, there is nothing I can do to cure your infection.'"

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"At that point if a patient is seriously ill, say with E. coli, then there is virtually nothing you can do."

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« Reply #215 on: November 20, 2015, 09:43:50 pm »

http://news.yahoo.com/e-coli-outbreak-linked-chipotle-201822935.html
E. coli outbreak linked to Chipotle expands to 6 states
E. coli outbreak linked to Chipotle has spread east; victims now found in 6 states

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NEW YORK (AP) -- An outbreak of E. coli linked to Chipotle that originated in the Pacific Northwest has spread south and east and has now infected people in six states.

New cases have been reported in California, New York and Ohio, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. The first cases were discovered late last month in Oregon and Washington, and more recently in Minnesota.

Investigators have yet to determine the specific ingredient linked to the illness.

So far, 45 people have been infected, with 43 of them saying they ate at Chipotle in the week before they became sick. The CDC said it is aware of illnesses starting on dates ranging from Oct. 19 to Nov. 8. The agency said that illnesses that took place after Oct. 31 may not have been reported yet.

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. closed 43 restaurants in Oregon and Washington in late October after health officials discovered most of the people sickened in the outbreak had eaten at its restaurants. The restaurants have since reopened.

"At the moment, we do not believe that it is necessary to close any restaurants," Chipotle spokesman Chris Arnold said in an email. He said the company has taken measures including deep cleaning in restaurants, replacing ingredients and providing supply chain data to investigators.

Chipotle, based in Denver, has more than 1,900 locations and has gained popularity by touting the freshness and quality of its ingredients. Earlier this year, the company ran into trouble after suspending a pork supplier that violated its animal welfare standards. That led to a shortage of carnitas at hundreds of locations around the country, which the company said dampened its sales growth.

On news Friday that the outbreak had spread, shares of Chipotle plunged more than 12 percent to a new low for the year.

Chipotle said affected individuals reported eating at restaurants in Turlock, California; Akron, Ohio; Amherst, New York and Burnsville, Minnesota. The company said it is not aware of any employees who have become ill.

Bill Marler, a Seattle attorney representing people who have been sickened, said the spread of the outbreak will make it easier to determine the source.

"It helps investigators link up to a perishable item," Marler said. "What they're really focusing on right now is the supply chain. What's the common denominator? Who supplied what product to these stores?"

Of those sickened, two have been in California, two in Minnesota, one in New York, one in Ohio, 13 in Oregon and 26 in Washington, according to the CDC.

Sixteen people have been hospitalized, but there have been no deaths, the agency said.
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« Reply #216 on: December 04, 2015, 04:25:29 am »

Human cases of 'rabbit fever' have jumped up this year

Health officials are seeing an increase of a rare illness called rabbit fever that was beaten back decades ago.

In the last two decades, health officials saw an average of only about 125 cases each year of the illness — known to doctors as tularemia. But there have already been 235 cases this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. That's the most since 1984.

Officials aren't sure why cases are up, but speculate that it may have to do with weather conditions that likely helped rodents — and the bacteria — thrive in certain states.

At least 100 of this year's cases have been in four states — Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. Among those cases was an elderly man who died.

Ticks and deer flies pick up the bacteria from rabbits and other small mammals and then spread it when they bite humans. People can also get it from handling dead animals or breathing in the bacteria.

Symptoms include sudden fever, headaches, muscle aches, joint pain and weakness. It is treatable with antibiotics.

The government still looks for cases because officials worry it potentially could be used as an airborne bioterrorism weapon.

Before 1940, there were as many as 2,200 cases each year.


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https://gma.yahoo.com/cdc-investigating-multi-state-e-coli-outbreak-linked-215541462--abc-news-wellness.html
CDC Investigating Another Multi-State E.Coli Outbreak Linked to Chipotle
12/21/15

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is investigating another, more recent outbreak of E.coli linked to Chipotle Mexican Grill.

The latest outbreak includes five cases in Kansas, North Dakota, which had one case each and Oklahoma, which had three cases, the CDC said. The illnesses started between Nov. 18 and Nov. 26, 2015, the CDC said.

All of those who got sick reported eating at Chipotle in the week before they fell ill, officials said.

"We have indicated before that we expected that we may see additional cases stemming from this, and CDC is now reporting some additional cases," the company said in a statement. "Since this issue began, we have completed a comprehensive reassessment of our food safety programs with an eye to finding best practices for each of the ingredients we use."

The spokesperson also told ABC News that all of those sickened in the new cases ate at one of two restaurants in Kansas and Oklahoma. The chain's founder and CEO, Steve Ells, announced early this month that the restaurant would implement new sanitation procedures and additional food safety training in the response to the outbreak.

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Chipotle CEO 'Deeply Sorry' About Customers Who Fell Sick

The new cases come as Chipotle is under investigation for a separate outbreak of E.coli in October. The majority of these cases were reported in Washington and Oregon. However, there were also a small number of reports from California, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. As of Dec. 18, 53 people have reported getting sick and 20 have been hospitalized.

Those infected range from 1 to 94 years old. There have been no reported deaths due to the outbreak.

ABC's Nicole Sawyer contributed reporting to this story.

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« Reply #218 on: December 27, 2015, 01:36:29 am »

Victorian-age diseases on the rise across the globe

As medicine evolves we find ourselves eradicating diseases that were once too strong for humanity to overcome. Sadly diseases that were once thought to be wiped out or fairly close to extinction are making a comeback.

According to Insight Ticker, measles, whooping cough, tuberculosis, and other Victorian-age killers have seen a rise in numbers, especially in England. The National Health Service (NHS) has seen cases of these diseases skyrocket in comparison to five years ago. There were 14,000 cases of scarlet fever alone in 2014, which is the highest numbers have been since the 1960s.

“We have seen a rise in the cases of tuberculosis, we’ve seen a rise in cases of whooping cough, we have seen more measles in the last 10 years than in the last 10 years before that,” said Dr. Nuria Martinez-Alier, an immunologist who hails from London.

In extreme cases, tuberculosis in England is more rampant than in less developed countries such Rwanda, Iraq, and Guatemala. The NHS also reports that while these diseases are treatable, proper nutrition and immunizations against these diseases are much easier to dole out.

An emphasis is being taken on the former. Malnutrition numbers have doubled in the past three years, and it is affecting the elderly more than anyone else in the country.

“Much malnutrition is preventable,” said Dianne Jeffrey, the current chair of the Malnutrition Task For. “It is totally unacceptable that estimates suggest there are at least one million older people malnourished or at risk of malnourishment.”

Outbreaks of measles and tuberculosis aren’t just limited to England. The Waltonian reports that in 2013 tuberculosis killed 1.5 million people across the globe. Recent legislation such as the National Action Plan hope to combat tuberculosis, and many are hoping a plan involving other serious diseases will follow.

Dr. Onkar Sarhota, the chair of London’s Health Committee, stresses just how important it is not to underestimate the seriousness of these old time killers.

“We think TB is a disease of developing countries or of days gone by, but TB is a disease of today,”he said.

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Why Are Many Diseases Back, Decades After Being Wiped Out in the U.S.?


An E. coli epidemic in Seattle and Kansas City and 19 other states? TB in New York and Manassas, Virginia? Leprosy in New Hampshire? Dengue Fever in Laredo? What’s going on here?

If you think data about illegal alien crime is hidden from public, just try to find information on the contagious diseases brought across our borders by illegal aliens from nearly 100 countries. If we survey the anecdotal and sporadic official data of the past fifteen years, there is no doubt we are being invaded daily by dangerous diseases.

There is good reason to believe the government is minimizing this risk as part of its disinformation campaign to sanitize illegal immigration and to portray all critics as “anti-immigrant.” Although the U.S. Border Patrol publishes frequent reports on the number of individuals apprehended crossing the border, no agency publishes reports on the diseases they bring with them and then carry into our communities.

And the threat is increasing, not shrinking, because the cross-border traffic is coming from places beyond Mexico and Central America. In 2014, for the first time in more than 20 years, over 50% of the illegal aliens crossing our 1,940-mile southwest border came from countries other than Mexico–and total cross-border traffic is expanding as well. Over 485,000 people were apprehended in 2014, and if you use the government’s “Gotaway Ratio” of 1.5 successful evasions of the Border Patrol for every single apprehension, the number of illegal entries by foreign nationals in 2015 was over 700,000.

What do we know about the diseases carried by illegal aliens? Not much thanks to government secrecy, but we know enough to be worried.

A February 2015 report of the Southern Medical Association cautioned that, since none of the 700,000 illegal entries have been screened for infectious diseases, “Illegal immigration may expose Americans to diseases that have been virtually eradicated but are highly contagious, as in the case of TB.” The association concluded that despite the efforts of the CDC, “There’s a growing health concern over illegal immigrants bringing infectious diseases into the United States.

A year ago, the head of the Texas state medical association called for a quarantine of children arriving at the border from Central America. Instead, the Obama administration ordered the processing of the children to be expedited.

It has long been established that sanitation and health conditions in migrant farm worker camps from California to North Carolina do not meet acceptable standards– and those are camps for legal migrant workers allowed into the country as part of the H2(A) program for seasonal guest workers. In truth, illegal workers are mixed with legal ones in most farm labor camps provided by employers, and that co-mingling helps spread infectious diseases.

Does anyone think it strange that public health officials have been slow to find the cause of the E. coli contamination in food served at the Chipotle fast food chain serving Mexican food, a scandal that has closed the company’s restaurants in 21 states? The FDA and CDC have joined forces with state health officials to identify the source of the contamination. This outbreak involves an especially dangerous strain of E. coli that can cause death in extreme cases. Is it only a coincidence that the company markets itself as serving on “organic, non-GMO” foods from local farms? And would anyone be surprised if it turns out that the “progressive” Chipotle restaurant chain has never been audited for the presence of illegal workers?

A recent article in the Journal of Environmental Health reported on a rigorous study of the health of children in 87 families living in migrant farm worker camps in North Carolina. It concluded that a major cause of poor health among the migrant families is the non-enforcement of existing regulations by government. The report noted that:

    Of particular concern …is the extraordinarily high prevalence of Giardia lamblia a protozoan which is the most frequent cause of water-born epidemics of diarrhea in the U.S.

In fact, such health concerns have persisted for over a decade and were identified in papers published between 2002 and 2006 by Dr. Madeleine Cosman. Dr. Cosman warned that, “Horrendous diseases that long ago America had conquered are resurging … [and] suddenly are reappearing in American emergency rooms and medical offices.”

Among the most common diseases found among illegal immigrants are the new multi-drug resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB), Chagas Disease, Leprosy, and Dengue Fever.

    TB was largely unknown in Virginia until 2002, when it spiked 17% statewide and 188% in Prince William County, a suburb of Washington, DC. Public health officials blamed illegal immigration.
    Indiana University School of Medicine in 2001 studied an outbreak of MDR-TB and traced it to illegal immigrants from Mexico.
    Queens, NY public health officials have attributed 81% of new TB cases to immigrants.
    In 2002, the U.S. CDC attributed 42% of all new TB cases to “foreign born” persons, which includes both legal and illegal immigrants. THE CDC report suggested that 66% of all new TB cases in the U.S. originate in Mexico, the Philippines and Vietnam.
    Leprosy was so rare in this country that only 900 cases were reported in the 40 years 1960-2000. Suddenly, from 2002 to 2005, we had 7,000 cases and is now endemic in the northeastern United States. Most of the cases are traceable to Brazil, Mexico, Caribbean nations and India.
    Dengue Fever is extremely rare in America, but recently there was a sudden outbreak in Webb County, Texas, on the Rio Grande.

In July of 2014, Georgia Congressman Phil Gingrey, M.D., sent a letter to the CDC citing reports that the tens of thousands of “unaccompanied children” arriving at the border pose a public health risk when resettled across the country. He voiced concern for the safety of Border Patrol personnel and the adequacy of CDC vaccination programs. Unfortunately, the CDC has not seen fit to share more information with the public on the children’s health condition and the treatments provided.

What should scare us most is not what we know about the health of 700,000 illegal aliens arriving each year but what we do not know. When the Obama administration goes to great lengths to hide the truth about so many of its activities, there is no reason to trust what they are telling us about the health profiles of hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens released into the American heartland.

    It’s not just the number of illegal aliens entering our country each year, a number that is climbing again, it is where they come from and WHO they are that pose both a public health and a national security concern.
    If an illegal alien from Brazil or Vietnam and carry an infectious disease across the border by accident, what kind of diseases can be carried and spread by Islamic jihadis who are on a suicide mission? Since 2005, over 1400 aliens from “special interest countries,” countries known to have terrorist cells, were apprehended attempting to cross the southwest border. How many were not apprehended?

While accurate information on this topic is withheld and thus hard to find, we do know one thing for certain. The public health ramifications of our scandalous open borders are possibly even more dangerous and far-reaching than the economic and political consequences.


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Zika Virus Hits U.S.: Is This the New Mosquito-Borne Illness Travelers Have to Worry About?

As if travelers didn’t have enough to worry about with mosquitos spreading diseases like dengue, chikungunya, and West Nile, now there’s a new virus threatening our health: Zika virus.

Just two days after the CDC issued a travel alert advising pregnant women to consider avoiding areas including Brazil, the Caribbean, and Puerto Rico where this once rare virus is now rapidly spreading, the first U.S. case of a baby born with Zika-related microcephaly has been confirmed in Hawaii. It is believed that the baby’s mother was infected while pregnant in Brazil last year. 

Mounting evidence has linked Zika infections in pregnant women to the birth defect microcephaly, a potentially deadly underdevelopment of a baby’s brain, also resulting in abnormally small head size. Richard Kuhn, head of Biological Sciences at Purdue University, tells Yahoo Travel, “Once a pregnant woman is infected, the placenta can also become infected, causing an infection in the brain of the fetus. It is still unclear whether there is a particular trimester during which fetuses are the most vulnerable,” says Kuhn.

Related: Potentially Deadly Dengue Virus Hits Hawaii — Everything You Need to Know

Anyone who has not previously had Zika and is traveling in an area where Zika is an issue could be at risk. Since there is currently no vaccine or cure, the best way to stay healthy is to avoid getting mosquito bites in the first place. According to the CDC, mosquito repellants containing DEET, picaridin, IR3535, and oil of lemon eucalyptus and para-methane-diol offer protection and are safe for pregnant women.

However, for pregnant women (or others) who are hesitant to use harsh chemicals like DEET, here are some tips: If you do use repellant, wash it off as soon as possible and don’t sleep with the chemicals on your skin. Wearing long sleeves and pants and then treating these clothes with DEET can also be effective (but obviously does not protect exposed skin on the hands, feet, face, and neck). Repellents that contain natural ingredients like citrus, citronella, and chrysanthemum are also safe, according to FitPregnancy.com; however, they are not as effective as the chemical alternatives.

The most common symptoms of Zika, a flavivirus related to dengue, yellow fever, and West Nile, according to Richard Kuhn, head of Biological Sciences at Purdue University, include flu-like symptoms (fever, body aches, headache), as well as rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis.

Related: What You Need to Know About the Mosquito-Borne Disease Ravaging the Caribbean

Zika virus was originally discovered in Uganda in 1947, and was named after a forest there. It remained an obscure disease found only in Africa and Asia until a small outbreak in 2007 in Micronesia.

But in May of last year, perhaps due to Africans traveling to Brazil for the World Cup, according to some experts, the virus appeared and soon exploded across South American country. Now the Brazilian Ministry of Health estimates that up to 1.5 million people may be infected.

Amid the outbreak, Brazilian health officials noticed a spike in microcephaly, a potentially deadly form of abnormal brain development in newborns. Experts there say there is strong evidence of a connection to mothers infected with Zika. In fact, the Ministry has taken the unprecedented step of advising women in the northeast region of the country to avoid getting pregnant for the foreseeable future due to the risk.

In light of the explosive spread of the virus, the CDC has warned tourists and discouraged pregnant women about traveling to countries concern including: Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Suriname, Venezuela, and Puerto Rico.

Though the kind of mosquitos that transmit Zika are found in the southern U.S., according to Kuhn it is unlikely that Zika will become a native problem here. Still, “you might see some people bring some imported Zika back to the U.S.,” says Kuhn, which is what is believed to have happened to the baby in Hawaii.

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Zika virus: What you need to know about the latest global health scare

You may not have heard of it until very recently, but new cases of the Zika virus continue to pop up around the world. Spreading mostly in Latin America and the Caribbean, the virus has now been confirmed in three travelers from the UK.
A statement from Public Health England said those infected had recently traveled through South America, but it is not clear if the people involved have since returned to the UK.

The Britons travelled to Colombia, Suriname and Guyana, where they are suspected of contracting the mosquito-borne disease. Public Health England has not confirmed if any of the three are pregnant.

Why is Zika dangerous?
There is no vaccine for the virus, which can cause fever, rashes, joint pains, and conjunctivitis within days of being contracted. For most of those infected, the virus causes a short illness lasting between two and seven days. However, in some rare cases, it can result in serious illness and death.

Infants are most at risk from Zika, as mothers can pass the infection on to their fetus, leading to microcephaly – a rare birth defect where babies are born with abnormally small heads and developmental delays.

Health min in Brazil confirms four deaths from zika virus with another 46 deaths being investigated. Total number of suspected cases: 3,530

— Donna Bowater (@DonnaBow) January 13, 2016
Treatment for the Zika virus focuses on pain relief and fever reduction, with some patients also given antihistamines for itchy skin rashes.

Preventative measures focus on general mosquito bite prevention, such as using insecticides, and special nets and screens.

Where it came from
The Zika virus is mainly found in South America, Africa, the Pacific Islands, and Southeast Asia.

The virus was first discovered in Africa in 1947, circulating in humans, animals and mosquitoes with few documented outbreaks. In wasn’t until 2007 that an Asian strain of the virus caused the first outbreak outside of Africa, in Micronesia. The same strain caused an outbreak in French Polynesia in 2013, which has since spread to the Pacific Islands and South America.

Within nine months of the first case being confirmed in the northeast of Brazil in May 2015, most Brazilian states had reported locally-acquired cases.

Brazil has seen a surge in outbreaks of the fever since 2015. The country had seen an average of 150 babies a year born with microcephaly, but from October 2015 to January 2016 that number rocketed to over 3,500, according to the Brazilian Ministry of Health.

Microephaly cases in Brazil see sharp rise last year #Zika#RT (source - ecdc) pic.twitter.com/JRz5peU61F

— Colm McGlinchey (@ColmMcGlinchey) January 22, 2016
In the US, “over a dozen” cases of Zika have been confirmed so far. Currently, one infant diagnosed with the condition in Hawaii is carrying the virus – the first case of Zika-connected microcephaly in the US.

READ MORE: Over a dozen cases of birth defect-causing Zika virus confirmed in 5 states

Israel reported its first case of the virus this week, in a two-year-old girl returning from a visit to Colombia.

Mosquito-borne Zika virus infects first Israeli https://t.co/752Ej6zofypic.twitter.com/egSRP6Gqq5

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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have expanded their list of countries currently under a Zika-related travel warning to 22: Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Suriname, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Barbados, Bolivia, Ecuador, Guadeloupe, Saint Martin, Guyana, Cape Verde, and Samoa.
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Zika virus set to spread across Americas, spurring vaccine hunt
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GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - The mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has been linked to brain damage in thousands of babies in Brazil, is likely to spread to all countries in the Americas except for Canada and Chile, the World Health Organization said on Monday.

Zika transmission has not yet been reported in the continental United States, although a woman who fell ill with the virus in Brazil later gave birth to a brain-damaged baby in Hawaii.

Brazil's Health Ministry said in November that Zika was linked to a fetal deformation known as microcephaly, in which infants are born with smaller-than-usual brains.

Brazil has reported 3,893 suspected cases of microcephaly, the WHO said last Friday, over 30 times more than in any year since 2010 and equivalent to 1-2 percent of all newborns in the state of Pernambuco, one of the worst-hit areas.

The Zika outbreak comes hard on the heels of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, demonstrating once again how little-understood diseases can rapidly emerge as global threats.

"We've got no drugs and we've got no vaccines. It's a case of deja vu because that's exactly what we were saying with Ebola," said Trudie Lang, a professor of global health at the University of Oxford. "It's really important to develop a vaccine as quickly as possible."

Large drugmakers' investment in tropical disease vaccines with uncertain commercial prospects has so far been patchy, prompting health experts to call for a new system of incentives following the Ebola experience.

"We need to have some kind of a plan that makes (companies) feel there is a sustainable solution and not just a one-shot deal over and over again," Francis Collins, director of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, said last week.

The Sao Paulo-based Butantan Institute is currently leading the research charge on Zika and said last week it planned to develop a vaccine "in record time", although its director warned this was still likely to take three to five years.

British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline said on Monday it was studying the feasibility of using its vaccine technology on Zika, while France's Sanofi said it was reviewing possibilities.

RIO CONCERNS

The virus was first found in a monkey in the Zika forest near Lake Victoria, Uganda, in 1947, and has historically occurred in parts of Africa, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. But there is little scientific data on it and it is unclear why it might be causing microcephaly in Brazil.

Laura Rodrigues of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine said it was possible the disease could be evolving.

If the epidemic was still going on in August, when Brazil is due to host the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, then pregnant women should either stay away or be obsessive about covering up against mosquito bites, she said.

The WHO advised pregnant women planning to travel to areas where Zika is circulating to consult a healthcare provider before traveling and on return.

The clinical symptoms of Zika are usually mild and often similar to dengue, a fever which is transmitted by the same Aedes aegypti mosquito, leading to fears that Zika will spread into all parts of the world where dengue is commonplace.

More than one-third of the world’s population lives in areas at risk of dengue infection, in a band stretching through Africa, India, Southeast Asia and Latin America.

Zika's rapid spread, to 21 countries and territories in the Americas since May 2015, is due to the prevalence of Aedes aegypti and a lack of immunity among the population, the WHO said in a statement.

RISK TO GIRLS

Like rubella, which also causes mild symptoms but can lead to birth defects, health experts believe a vaccine is needed to protect girls before they reach child-bearing age.

Evidence about other transmission routes, apart from mosquito bites, is limited.

"Zika has been isolated in human semen, and one case of possible person-to-person sexual transmission has been described. However, more evidence is needed to confirm whether sexual contact is a means of Zika transmission," the WHO said.

While a causal link between Zika and microcephaly has not yet been definitively proven, WHO Director-General Margaret Chan said the circumstantial evidence was "suggestive and extremely worrisome".

In addition to finding a vaccine and potential drugs to fight Zika, some scientists are also planning to take the fight to the mosquitoes that carry the disease.

Oxitec, the UK subsidiary of U.S. synthetic biology company Intrexon, hopes to deploy a self-limiting genetically modified strain of insects to compete with normal Aedes aegypti.

Oxitec says its proprietary OX513A mosquito succeeded in reducing wild larvae of the Aedes mosquito by 82 percent in an area of Brazil where 25 million of the transgenic insects were released between April and November. Authorities reported a big drop in dengue cases in the area.
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Where did this thing come from, and HOW did it spread so fast?

Zika virus: WHO declares global public health emergency, says causal link to brain defects ‘strongly suspected’

The World Health Organization designated the Zika virus and its suspected complications in newborns as a public health emergency of international concern Monday. The action, which the international body has taken only three times before, paves the way for the mobilization of more funding and manpower to fight the mosquito-born pathogen spreading "explosively" through the Americas.

Zika, first identified more than 50 years ago, has alarmed public health officials in recent months because of its possible association with thousands of suspected cases of brain damage in babies. The WHO has estimated that the virus will reach most of the hemisphere and infect up to 4 million people by year's end.

[What is Zika? And what are the risks as it spreads?]

WHO Director-General Margaret Chan said at a media briefing Monday that the primary reason for the designation was the "strongly suspected" causal relationship between Zika and the rare congenital condition called microcephaly. Even before that association is scientifically confirmed or disproved, members of an 18-member advisory panel said the seriousness of the cases being reported required action. Chan concurred, saying the consequences of waiting were too great.

“Even the clusters of microcephaly alone are enough to declare a public health emergency because of its heavy burden" on women, families  and the community, Chan said.

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'It's a national SCANDAL' 10 'PLAGUE' cases as deadly diseases from past return to UK

SOME of the deadliest diseases in history are making a comeback in the UK, and there are fears even the Black Death could return to these shores.

There were 10 suspected cases of the plague at hospitals in the past five years, the most recent reported between 2014 and 2015.

Although none was confirmed by Public Health England, which said there had been no cases of the plague in the UK since 1918, experts warned it highlighted the need for extra vigilance to protect the public from killer conditions more commonly associated with centuries ago.

More than 100 cases of cholera have been confirmed since 2011, while scurvy and scarlet fever are on the rise.

Tuberculosis has also become more prevalent.

Last week Public Health Minister Jane Ellison told Parliament that as well as cases of cholera, typhoid, scurvy and rickets there had been 10 suspected plague cases in the past five years.

Labour has described the figures as a “national scandal” and accused the Prime Minister of “failing the nation’s health”.

Labour’s shadow public health minister Andrew Gwynne said: “David Cameron’s Government is taking the nation’s health back to the Victorian era. It is a national scandal diseases which were commonplace hundreds of years ago still exist in 21st century Britain.”

The data from the Health and Social Care Information Centre shows admissions for people with scurvy, which is caused by a lack of vitamin C, rose from 82 to 113 since 2010.

Cases of cholera, which broke out in London in 1854, leapt from nine in 2010 to 36 in 2015.

Although it no longer exists in the UK, it can be imported by visitors to the country.

There have been 1,200 typhoid cases since 2010. Malnutrition cases also rose from 5,000 to more than 7,000 in the past five years.

The plague, or Black Death, which is spread by flea bites from rodents, is treatable if caught early, if not it could lead to an outbreak.

It was responsible for the deaths of 25 million people in Europe during the Middle Ages Experts claim the plague still exists in parts of the world.

Professor Hugh Pennington, a leading expert on bacterial infections, said: “We have close civil links with countries where such diseases are more common and therefore we can become exposed abroad or when people come into the country.”

The latest outbreak of plague was last August on the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar. It killed 63 people.

Last year there were also four deaths from the plague in the US.

A spokesman for Public Health England said: “The last outbreak of indigenous plague in the UK was recorded in 1918, and no lab confirmed cases are known to have been reported in the UK since then.

"Epidemics of plague are associated with particular combinations of living conditions, general public health and lack of infection control measures that no longer pertain in Western Europe.”

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Yellow fever spreads to DR Congo, kills 21

An outbreak of yellow fever has killed 21 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) says, linking some cases to an outbreak in neighbouring Angola. In a statement, the WHO said the deaths had occurred in January to March, with 151 suspected cases recorded. There was, it said, a "serious risk of further spread of the disease" in DRC.   

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Yellow fever spreads to DR Congo, kills 21

An outbreak of yellow fever has killed 21 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) says, linking some cases to an outbreak in neighbouring Angola. In a statement, the WHO said the deaths had occurred in January to March, with 151 suspected cases recorded. There was, it said, a "serious risk of further spread of the disease" in DRC.   

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New Elizabethkingia cluster found in Illinois

A new cluster of Elizabethkingia infection, previously rarely seen in humans, has been found in Illinois, health officials said Wednesday.
Testing by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the Elizabethkingia anophelis infection in 10 Illinois residents, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. Six of those individuals have died. Most of the infected patients had underlying health conditions, and it's unknown if they died from the infection or pre-existing conditions.

The Illinois cluster of cases is a different strain of infection from the one identified in an ongoing Elizabethkingia outbreak in Wisconsin, first reported in March. Fifty-nine cases have been confirmed in that state since November. Eighteen have died. Officials there have said all of those infected had "at least one serious underlying illness" and most are older than 65. The cases began in 2014.

Dr. Chris Braden, deputy director at the CDC's National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, said this cluster of cases in Illinois is not surprising but it is concerning.
Federal and state health officials asked health care providers and health departments to be on the lookout for cases of Elizabethkingia last month. These bacteria are not mandated or voluntarily reported so clusters may have previously gone unnoticed.

"We are identifying this because Illinois really looked for it," Braden said.

Last week the Illinois Department of Public Health said it found one case of the same strain of Elizabethkingia identified in the Wisconsin outbreak. That person died earlier this year.
Last month health officials in Michigan also found a case of the infection that matched the strain of the Wisconsin outbreak.

"Although this strain of Elizabethkingia is different than the one seen in the Wisconsin outbreak, our investigatory methods remain the same and we continue to work with the CDC and our local health departments to investigate this cluster of cases and develop ways to prevent additional infections," said Dr. Nirav Shah, director of the Illinois Department of Public Health.

The bacteria are commonly found in soil, river water and reservoirs but do not commonly cause illness in humans. People with compromised immune systems or serious underlying health conditions are more at risk of infection. Previous outbreaks have been associated with health care settings. Most of the infections have been in the bloodstream, although some have been in the respiratory system or joints.

Symptoms of Elizabethkingia infection include fever, shortness of breath, chills and a bacterial skin infection called cellulitis. The infection is often antibiotic resistant and difficult to treat.

Health officials have not yet found the source of the Wisconsin outbreak. Braden said the Illinois investigation is starting by gathering information about each individual case, including where the person lived, what health care they were receiving and what facilities they had been to.

It will also consider what type of infection the person had -- for example, was it in the bloodstream or on the skin? Because the strains are different officials are operating under the assumption the Illinois and Wisconsin cases are unrelated. However, there is a possibility that the investigation could find they are related -- for example, exposure to the same product.

"Previously, health providers were not required to report individual cases of Elizabethkingia, so it is difficult to determine the degree and kind of exposure that results in illness. For the same reason, it is difficult to estimate how many cases of illness actually occur each year," a statement from the Illinois health department said.

Braden said, "We haven't really been looking for clusters with this particular organism; it's possible we could see others as states request laboratories look for these and request them."

With the source still under investigation, health officials said the best way to prevent this and other infections is to follow "good health practices," including frequently washing hands and requesting health care providers do the same.

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Yellow fever spreads to DR Congo, kills 21

An outbreak of yellow fever has killed 21 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) says, linking some cases to an outbreak in neighbouring Angola. In a statement, the WHO said the deaths had occurred in January to March, with 151 suspected cases recorded. There was, it said, a "serious risk of further spread of the disease" in DRC.   

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Yellow fever: World on brink of global emergency over deadly outbreak, academics warn

Nearly a billion people in Africa and Latin America are at risk, Asia could be next and even Europe and the US have had outbreaks of the deadly disease in the past

Urgent action is needed to combat a yellow fever epidemic in Africa amid signs it is turning into a global health emergency and a severe shortage of the vaccine, academics have warned.

With nearly a billion people at risk from the deadly disease in Africa and Latin America and the danger of an outbreak in Asia, immunologist Professor Daniel Lucey and Lawrence Gostin, a professor in global health law, called on the World Health Organisation (WHO) to declare an emergency saying delays over Ebola had "cost lives".

And they also said that because of the surge in new infectious diseases in recent years – thought to be driven in part by climate change – the world should now set up a permanent committee to decide how to respond as new threats emerge.

Angola is in the grip of its worst yellow fever epidemic since 1986 with more than 250 deaths, and the disease is spreading rapidly – Kenya, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo have all reported cases.

Peru has had at least 20 cases and there have also been several in China after people returned from Angola with the disease.

In an article called A Yellow Fever Epidemic: A New Global Health Emergency? in the journal JAMA, the academics, of Georgetown University in Washington DC, warned: “The looming threat of a severe yellow fever vaccine shortage exists amid epidemics in Africa and potentially in Latin America and Asia.”

Millions of people are due to be immunised as this is the only effective way to protect people against the disease, normally spread by mosquitoes.

But a shortage could “spark a health security crisis” and the WHO should consider reducing the dose to make the vaccine go further “given the world’s vital health security interests”, the academics wrote.

The WHO, they argued, should also “urgently convene an emergency committee to mobilize funds, coordinate an international response, and spearhead a surge in vaccine production”.

“Prior delays by the WHO in convening emergency committees for the Ebola virus, and possibly the on-going Zika epidemic, cost lives and should not be repeated,” they wrote.

“Acting proactively to address the evolving yellow fever epidemic is imperative.”

Since the 17th century there have been sporadic outbreaks of the disease outside its normal range in southern Africa and South America, usually in sea ports.

This happened in Europe in 1730 and 1821, when the UK was affected, and there have also been outbreaks in the US, such as in New Orleans in 1905, Memphis, Tennessee, in 1878 and Philadelphia in 1793.

Yellow fever kills people in a particularly nasty way. It initially causes symptoms such as fever, a significant backache, shivering and vomiting for about three or four days.

But shortly after they seem to recover about 15 per cent of patients are hit by a much worse fever that gives them the jaundice from which the disease gets its name.

They can then start bleeding from the eyes, nose and stomach, with further vomiting and cramps. About half of those who get this more severe strain will die as a result. There is no treatment.

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The superbug that doctors have been dreading just reached the U.S.

For the first time, researchers have found a person in the United States carrying bacteria resistant to antibiotics of last resort, an alarming development that the top U.S. public health official says could mean “the end of the road” for antibiotics.

The antibiotic-resistant strain was found last month in the urine of a 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman. Defense Department researchers determined that she carried a strain of E. coli resistant to the antibiotic colistin, according to a study published Thursday in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, a publication of the American Society for Microbiology. The authors wrote that the discovery “heralds the emergence of a truly pan-drug resistant bacteria.”

Colistin is the antibiotic of last resort for particularly dangerous types of superbugs, including a family of bacteria known as CRE, which health officials have dubbed “nightmare bacteria.” In some instances, these superbugs kill up to 50 percent of patients who become infected. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has called CRE among the country’s most urgent public health threats.

Health officials said the case in Pennsylvania, by itself, is not cause for panic. The strain found in the woman is still treatable with other antibiotics. But researchers worry that its colistin-resistance gene, known as mcr-1, could spread to other bacteria that can already evade other antibiotics.

It’s the first time this colistin-resistant strain has been found in a person in the United States. In November, public health officials worldwide reacted with alarm when Chinese and British researchers reported finding the colistin-resistant strain in pigs and raw pork and in a small number of people in China. The deadly strain was later discovered in Europe and elsewhere.

“It basically shows us that the end of the road isn’t very far away for antibiotics — that we may be in a situation where we have patients in our intensive care units, or patients getting urinary-tract infections for which we do not have antibiotics,” CDC Director Tom Frieden said in an interview Thursday.

“I’ve been there for TB patients. I’ve cared for patients for whom there are no drugs left. It is a feeling of such horror and helplessness,” Frieden added. “This is not where we need to be.”

Separately, researchers at the Agriculture Department and the Department of Health and Human Services reported that testing of hundreds of livestock and retail meats turned up the same colistin-resistant bacteria in a sample from a pig intestine in the United States. USDA said it is working to identify the farm the pig came from.

CDC officials are working with Pennsylvania health authorities to interview the patient and family to identify how she may have contracted the bacteria, including reviewing recent hospitalizations and other health-care exposures. The CDC hopes to screen the patient and her contacts to see if others might be carrying the organism. Local and state health departments also will be collecting cultures as part of the investigation.

The woman was treated in an outpatient military facility in Pennsylvania, according to a Defense Department blog post about the findings. Samples were sent to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for initial testing. Additional testing was done by a special Defense Department system that tracks multi-drug-resistant organisms.

Thursday’s study did not disclose further details about the Pennsylvania woman or the outcome of her case. The authors could not be reached for comment. A spokesman at the Pennsylvania Department of Health was not immediately available to comment on the case.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolfe (D) issued a statement saying his administration immediately began working with the CDC and the Defense Department to coordinate "an appropriate and collaborative" response.

[Feds ramp up efforts to deal with antibiotic resistance]

"We are taking the emergence of this resistance gene very seriously," he said, adding that authorities will take all necessary actions to prevent it from becoming a widespread problem with "potentially serious consequences."

Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr. (D-Pa.) said he is concerned about the reports. In a statement, Casey said he supported legislation for and participated in hearings about antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which he said “present an urgent public health problem that we must focus on intensively.” He said he planned to get a full briefing on the case in the coming days.

Colistin is widely used in Chinese livestock, and this probably led bacteria to evolve and gain a resistance to the drug. The gene probably leaped from livestock to human microbes through food, said Yohei Doi, an infectious-disease doctor at the University of Pittsburgh who has studied the problem.

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« Reply #234 on: May 31, 2016, 10:22:29 pm »

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Health Officials Confirm That Measles Outbreak Came From AZ Immigrant Detention Facility

Seven of those infected are inmates at the Eloy Detention Center, and four are workers at the facility, Pinal County Health Services spokesman Joe Pyritz said. The privately-run facility has stopped accepting new detainees or releasing those currently held there.

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An outbreak of measles that began with an inmate at a federal detention center for immigrants in central Arizona has now grown to 11 confirmed cases.

Seven of those infected are inmates at the Eloy Detention Center, and four are workers at the facility, Pinal County Health Services spokesman Joe Pyritz said.  The privately-run facility has stopped accepting new detainees or releasing those currently held there.

State and county health officials said they’re working to stop new transmissions by isolating patients, vaccinating people detained in the privately-run facility and trying to identify people who were at locations the four infected workers visited.

The outbreak began when an infected inmate was brought to the facility and spread the disease to a worker, who had been vaccinated but caught it anyway.

Health officials put out the first warning of the initial two cases last Thursday.

They have identified 14 locations in Pinal and Maricopa counties where the infected workers may have exposed other people, including stores, restaurants and a tribal casino. The locations can be found here.

The Arizona Department of Health Services is working with county officials to try to identify people exposed outside the facility.

They’re also urging people who may have visited any of the identified locations to come forward and be alert to measles symptoms, which include fever, red, watery eyes, cough and runny nose and is followed by a rash that is red, raised, and blotchy.

The rash begins on the face at the hairline and moves down the body and may last five to six days.

‘People who have a rash and fever must call their health care provider or emergency department before going to let them know they may have measles,’ Dr. Cara Christ, director of the state health department, said in a statement.

‘It is vital to help stop the further spread of the disease.’

Measles is a highly contagious, vaccine-preventable viral illness and symptoms can appear up to 21 days after exposure.

Vaccination prevents about 95 per cent of cases, Pyritz said, and the low numbers currently seen in a facility that can house more than 1,500 detainees shows that it is effective. The first worker who was sickened was vaccinated, Pyritz said.

‘There are a lot of people who have been exposed, and then we’ve had a few breakdowns’ in immunity, Pyritz said.

‘Not many, but a few.’

A woman in Washington died from measles last spring in the first measles death in the U.S. since 2003.

The Washington outbreak followed an outbreak of measles at Disneyland in California late in 2014, which sparked an intense debate across the nation about mandating vaccinations for schoolchildren, which some parents oppose.

That outbreak eventually sickened more than 140 people across the country and in Mexico and Canada. No deaths resulted from that outbreak. source

 
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Mysterious Hemorrhagic Fever Outbreak Stumps Disease Detectives

...So far, there have been 51 cases — including 10 deaths — from an unknown disease in the northern part of South Sudan. The main symptoms of the disease are similar to those seen with Ebola: unexplained bleeding, fever, fatigue, headache and vomiting. But the culprit definitely isn't Ebola. First, the symptoms "rapidly resolve following supportive treatment," WHO said.

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Congo declares yellow fever epidemic, 1,000 suspected cases

Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday declared a yellow fever epidemic in three provinces, including the capital Kinshasa, after confirming 67 cases of the disease, with another 1,000 suspected cases being monitored. Health Minister Felix Kabange said only seven of the proven cases were indigenous to the Central African country, while 58 were imported from Angola, where the outbreak began. 

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Boko Haram Health Crisis: Polio Returns to Nigeria

Health officials on Aug. 11 announced two new cases of polio after no sign of the virus in Nigeria for more than two years. The West African country stood only a few months away from hitting the three-year mark that would have officially made the entire continent polio-free.

The virus has paralyzed two children in Borno state’s council areas of Gwoza and Jere, Nigeria’s health minister confirmed. Extremist group Boko Haram once inhabited the region in northern Nigeria, and the cases have raised concern among health officials for the need to increase monitoring and health services to the once secluded and still volatile area.

“It has set us back,” said health minister Isaac Adewole. “We are drawing out an emergency plan, and in the next 48 hours, we are dispatching a team there and we are going to start immunization.”

Polio is a highly infectious viral disease that mainly affects young children and can only be prevented by immunization. The World Health Organization said it is cooperating with the Nigerian government and other partners of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative to carry out immunization campaigns and strengthen early detection surveillance.

“Reaching these children requires vaccinating populations as they move in and out of inaccessible areas and using local-level groups and organizations, such as religious institutions and community-based organizations, to negotiate access for vaccination teams,” the World Health Organization said in a statement.

Nigeria’s northeast remained largely inaccessible for several years due to Boko Haram’s insurgency. Security officials recently recovered a swath of territory from the terror group, but the areas remain partially sealed off, and people have limited access to modern health care. Last month, the United Nations suspended aid to some of the newly liberated parts of Borno state due to continued sporadic terror attacks. The extremist group ambushed a humanitarian convoy and killed three civilians, including a UNICEF worker.

“We were expecting nutrition and other problems,” Adewole said. “But we did not expect that there would be polio.”

Nigeria’s last polio case occurred in Kano state on July 24, 2014. The two-year period marks the longest the country has ever gone without a case of the virus. It also highlights the global success in eradicating the virus. In 2012, Nigeria accounted for more than half of the world’s polio cases. This year, only 21 cases have been reported globally, compared to 36 at the same time last year.

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« Reply #238 on: October 06, 2016, 04:41:08 am »

Is This Rapidly Spreading Disease Part of Luke 21 Prophecy?

Is the rise of a polio-like disease part of Luke's end-times prophecy in chapter 21? The pestilence, called acute flaccid myelitis, paralyzes victims and triggers facial droop or weakness, droopy eyelids, difficulty swallowing and slurred speech.

"Every new case you see, the pit of your stomach drops out again," says Sara Carson, who's daughter was struck by the illness.

"You flash back to that moment in time where you're sitting in the hospital room thinking you don't know where the next day is going to take you, or the next hour or the next minute."

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has seen at least 50 cases this year, more than double the 21 reported last year.

"The CDC is concerned about the increase in cases, so we're actively investigating the cases and working really closely with health departments on it. We're intensifying our efforts to find out what causes it—we don't know what causes it," CDC pediatrician Manisha Patel says.

A variety of germs can trigger AFM, including West Nile and respiratory illnesses, among others.

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Mysterious illness suddenly paralyses hundreds of US children and doctors don’t know why

A mysterious illness paralysing suddenly hundreds of children across the US continues to alarm and puzzle scientists.

Children have shown up at hospitals unable to move their arms or legs. Dozens of kids have become paralyzed in the past few months alone.

This kind of sudden and devastating paralysis hasn’t been widespread since the days of polio.

LOS ANGELES — Erin Olivera waited weeks for doctors to tell her why her youngest son was paralyzed.

Ten-month-old Lucian had started crawling oddly — his left leg dragging behind his right — and soon was unable to lift his head, following Erin only with his eyes.

She took him to a hospital in Los Angeles, but doctors there didn’t know how to treat what they saw.

Lucian’s legs felt soft as jelly and he couldn’t move them. His breathing became rapid. The left side of his smile drooped as his muscles weakened.

Physicians ran test after test, and Erin began spending her nights on a hospital room couch. After Lucian fell asleep, during her only minutes alone between working and visiting her three other kids, she cried.

A terrifying reality was taking hold: Doctors wouldn’t be able to give her a diagnosis for her paralyzed child.

“How can I make a decision for him when I don’t even know what’s wrong?” she said. “What can I do to help him?”

So one morning in July of 2012, Erin lifted Lucian out of his hospital bed, his body limp and heavy. She rested his cheek on her shoulder, the way he liked to be held since he’d become weak.

Erin returned home to Ventura County with a child she thought might never learn to walk.

In the years since, hundreds of children across the country have shown up at hospitals unable to move their arms or legs. Dozens of kids have become paralyzed in the past few months alone.

They suffer from a mysterious illness that continues to alarm and puzzle scientists. This kind of sudden and devastating paralysis hasn’t been widespread since the days of polio. Lucian, one of the disease’s earliest victims, set off a hunt among doctors to discover its cause.

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