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U.S. warns health officials to be alert for deadly new virus
Reuters ^ | 16 hours ago

Posted on 03/08/2013 8:10:13 AM PST by BenLurkin

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 ...

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at ca.news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: War on Terror
KEYWORDS: health

1 posted on 03/08/2013 8:10:13 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

We are treated to a continuous flow of supporting evidence for the doctrine “Our Diversity Is Our Strength.”


2 posted on 03/08/2013 8:17:09 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: BenLurkin
At least there's something you can legally profile.
3 posted on 03/08/2013 8:28:29 AM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: null and void

BOYD ping?


4 posted on 03/08/2013 8:30:54 AM PST by OwenKellogg
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To: BenLurkin

The middle east is the gift that keeps on giving.


5 posted on 03/08/2013 8:42:20 AM PST by bgill
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To: bgill
The middle east is the gift that keeps on giving.

Mother Abigail said the next deadly one would come from the middle east. Specifically, Egypt, if I remember correctly.
6 posted on 03/08/2013 8:44:22 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: ZX12R; bgill

The middle east is the gift that keeps on giving.

Mother Abigail said the next deadly one would come from the middle east. Specifically, Egypt, if I remember correctly.


Sometimes I just sit back and say: Ok you win, let’s just have the Zombie Apocalypse now.


7 posted on 03/08/2013 9:03:09 AM PST by The Working Man
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To: The Working Man

Ain’t THAT the truth!


8 posted on 03/08/2013 9:09:39 AM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: BenLurkin; neverdem; ProtectOurFreedom; Mother Abigail; EBH; vetvetdoug; Smokin' Joe; Global2010; ..
Bring Out Your Dead

Post to me or FReep mail to be on/off the Bring Out Your Dead ping list.

The purpose of the “Bring Out Your Dead” ping list (formerly the “Ebola” ping list) is very early warning of emerging pandemics, as such it has a high false positive rate.

So far the false positive rate is 100%.

At some point we may well have a high mortality pandemic, and likely as not the “Bring Out Your Dead” threads will miss the beginning entirely.

*sigh* Such is life, and death...

9 posted on 03/08/2013 10:02:44 AM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: null and void
My Grand daughter and I watched a series on History about the Black Plague. She asked me how we knew about all this since it happened so long ago.

Public Skool kids. Face Palm!

10 posted on 03/08/2013 10:09:42 AM PST by Little Bill (A)
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To: Steely Tom; bgill; ZX12R; The Working Man
The fact that he was infected with both the new virus and with H1N1 (swine flu) suggests to me that he was intentionally infected.

It also suggests that he was intentionally infected for the purpose of traveling back to England as a walking bio-weapon.

How many more of such walking bio-weapons are there, I wonder. And to where have they been sent?

11 posted on 03/08/2013 11:25:15 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin
The fact that he was infected with both the new virus and with H1N1 (swine flu) suggests to me that he was intentionally infected. It also suggests that he was intentionally infected for the purpose of traveling back to England as a walking bio-weapon. How many more of such walking bio-weapons are there, I wonder. And to where have they been sent?

Interesting. Honestly, I'm surprised something along those lines hasn't been tried numerous times already. Or perhaps they have, but fizzled. There is no horror that the muzzies wouldn't gladly unleash for Allah.
12 posted on 03/08/2013 11:32:01 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: null and void

People who have been on this for a while think it is currently circulating in the US> I’ve been as sick as a dog for 2 weeks, worse than the flu I had in December, and it is different from flu.

I am not getting really any better. It’s horrible and obviously a virus. I did get bacterial pneumonia on top of it and took antibiotics so that’s sort of ameliorated. But this thing is rough and nasty, the virus is still beating me up.


13 posted on 03/08/2013 11:43:53 AM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: BenLurkin

The fact that he was infected with both the new virus and with H1N1 (swine flu) suggests to me that he was intentionally infected.

It also suggests that he was intentionally infected for the purpose of traveling back to England as a walking bio-weapon.

How many more of such walking bio-weapons are there, I wonder. And to where have they been sent?


I thought of that too, I’m sure that that scenario has been used by a novelist before now. The truth is that Bio-warfare is relatively cheap compared to Nuclear or chemical warfare and it’s more transportable too. The problem of course is that it can also get away from the creators more easily to attack them too.


14 posted on 03/08/2013 11:54:49 AM PST by The Working Man
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To: ZX12R

And I believe she also said as soon as you hear about it to head for the hills. Literally. Not to wait a week, etc.

It was a pretty dire warning, on the order of the 1918 pandemic. I believe she also said it would be a version of the H1N1.


15 posted on 03/08/2013 12:00:57 PM PST by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: BenLurkin

YES...that thought crossed my mind too....bio-weapons on foot


16 posted on 03/08/2013 12:58:54 PM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: BenLurkin; ZX12R

I’d forgotten about Mother Abigail.

Hmmm, the “intentional” thing flashed across my mind but I thought that was too far fetched. Ok, adding tin foil to the shopping list along with lysol, soap, hand sanitizer, vitamins, etc.


17 posted on 03/08/2013 2:50:46 PM PST by bgill
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To: BenLurkin

I’m becoming more isolationist by the day. Maybe there are oceans between continents for a reason...like keeping us home so we can’t spread crud all over the world and wipe out the entire human race.


18 posted on 03/08/2013 2:52:40 PM PST by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: little jeremiah

“I am not getting really any better. It’s horrible and obviously a virus. I did get bacterial pneumonia on top of it and took antibiotics so that’s sort of ameliorated. But this thing is rough and nasty, the virus is still beating me up.”

Me too, jeremiah. Two months of this crud...now it’s turned into vertigo. A dozen people around here, same thing. My doctors insist it’s ‘viral’. Not fun! I even finally got a flu shot but I’m not going to get a flu shot next year.


19 posted on 03/08/2013 2:56:08 PM PST by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: little jeremiah

I’m so sorry, lj. This has been a tough winter.


20 posted on 03/08/2013 3:01:06 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: The Working Man; BenLurkin
It also suggests that he was intentionally infected for the purpose of traveling back to England as a walking bio-weapon.

I’m sure that that scenario has been used by a novelist before now.

Tom Clancy, Executive Orders

21 posted on 03/09/2013 7:02:33 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: AuntB; trisham

Yes, this is a nasty, nasty virus. It lasts and lasts. I am also dizzy, head spins around - I think it’s more than jsut from the head congestion, it may be affecting the CNS, just as swine flu H1N1 also affected the CNS.

In some ways this is worse than when I had swine.

Trisham - if you have not had this, be careful and don’t be around anyone coughing, sneezing, hacking or otherwise looks sick. Most people around here also had vicious running nose, and often red/peeling/aggravated nose etc. So anyone who looks like that - run - run away~!!!


22 posted on 03/12/2013 7:31:33 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: little jeremiah

I got mine from the neighbor...didn’t think about ‘vertigo’ being contagious! She was past the sneezing, etc. My doctor insisted I start taking the Z pac antibiotics she prescribed, so I started them at noon today, then on the news tonight they say they are killing people....I have SUCH good timing! LOL...if I disappear one day soon, you’ll know why.
[snip]Azithromycin, a commonly-prescribed antibiotic, may trigger a potentially deadly irregular heart rhythm for some patients, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned Tuesday.

The antibiotic that’s sold as Zithromax, Zmax or sometimes referred to as a “Z-Pack” is prescribed to treat bacterial infections such as bronchitis, pneumonia, or ear infections.
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-204_162-57573858/fda-warns-azithromycin-z-pack-antibiotics-could-lead-to-deadly-heart-rhythms-for-some/


23 posted on 03/12/2013 8:23:14 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: AuntB

Do you have a secondary lung infection? I took Zithro because I determined I had a secondary bacterial lung infection. If I had not figured that, I would have avoided antibiotics since they don’t do anything for viruses.

I did have irregular and fast heart episodes but I attributed it to the pneumonia which can also cause that. THEN I read about the Zithro the other day.

I guess I won’t be getting any to have on hand!!! I did read that Zithro does that for people who have already slow heart rate (yup, me) and/or low potassium in the blood. So maybe get some potassium to take? Live on bananas? Or maybe there are potassium tablets or something?


24 posted on 03/13/2013 5:01:30 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: little jeremiah

I’m taking some extra potassium pills along with smart water that has electrolytes. I’m SO tired of trying to take care of this body, it gives me no break! lol


25 posted on 03/13/2013 5:58:55 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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