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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 ...


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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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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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