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  • Backyard chicken trend leads to more disease infections

    10/19/2017 2:04:19 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 44 replies
    statenews.com ^ | 10/19/2017
    “For one salmonella case we know of in an outbreak, there are up to 30 others that we don’t know about,” CDC veterinarian Megin Nichols said. A “large contributing factor” to the surge, Nichols said, comes from natural food fanciers who have taken up the backyard chicken hobby but don’t understand the potential dangers. Some treat their birds like pets, kissing or snuggling them and letting them walk around the house. Poultry can carry salmonella bacteria in their intestines that can be shed in their feces. The bacteria can attach to feathers and dust and brush off on shoes or...
  • 2017 10 15 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Expect the Unprecedented"

    10/15/2017 4:03:46 PM PDT · by Lera · 4 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | 10/15/17 | John Haller
    Fires, Disease, Loss of Common Sense, Inability to Reason, Prophetic Blindness, Gender Confusion and total depravity. These are the things that should cause us reason to pause, ponder and understand that we should "Expect the Unprecedented" as we continue to hurtle toward the end. John explains in this week's update.
  • German Human Right Activist Vollertsen: "Ready For A Massive Defection of High Ranking N. Koreans"

    05/07/2003 5:02:07 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 27 replies · 326+ views
    Dong-A Ilbo ^ | 2003/05/06 | Kim Jong-An
    /start my translation German Human Right Activist Vollertsen: "Ready For A Massive Defection of High Ranking N. Korean Figures" Norbert Vollertsen(age 45: a doctor), a German human right activist, who has been actively helping N. Korean escapees confirmed on 6th (of May, 2003) that 20 high ranking N. Korean figures, including a N. Korean nuclear physicist Dr. Kyoung Won-Ha, did defect and that some of them are now staying in Washington D.C., U.S.A.. However, he refused to confirm whether Dr. Kyoung Won-Ha, known as the father of N. Korean nuclear development, himself is staying in Washington D.C.. Mr. Vollertsen is...
  • Experts: Deadly California hepatitis A outbreak may linger for year or more

    10/06/2017 7:58:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | October 6, 2017
    LOS ANGELES — The hepatitis A outbreak in California that has claimed 17 lives may not have peaked and could take a year or more to abate, health officials said Thursday. The contagious, liver-damaging illness has infected at least 568 people since November, mainly in San Diego, Santa Cruz and Los Angeles counties. People without symptoms can carry the illness, and health officials suspect that transients in San Diego County spread it through other homeless populations around the state. More than 480 cases of the illness, including all 17 deaths, have occurred in San Diego County, which declared a public...
  • REVEALED: Hugh Hefner, 91, died of heart failure and septicemia after contracting ...

    10/03/2017 10:50:23 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | October 3, 2017 | Jennifer Smith
    Complete Headline: REVEALED: Hugh Hefner, 91, died of heart failure and septicemia after contracting drug-resistant strain of e-coli Hugh Hefner's death certificate revealed he died of cardiac arrest and respiratory failure It also shows he was suffering from septicemia and e-coli when he died It is not known how the 91-year-old contracted the deadly bacteria Hefner died on September 27 at the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills Hugh Hefner died from heart failure after contracting an aggressive strain of e-coli which was resistant to drugs, it has been revealed. The 91-year-old's death certificate was obtained by The Blast on Tuesday,...
  • Should You Switch to a Geriatrician?

    09/30/2017 7:51:11 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    The Assocation of Mature American Citizens ^ | September 29, 2017 | Andrea Rogers
    Approximately one in five Americans are over the age of 65, and that number is quickly growing. As baby boomers reach retirement, many decide to make the move from a primary care physician to a geriatrician – primary care doctors who have special training in offering health care to seniors. The health care needs of people change as they age, and many begin to experience new medical conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, renal failure, or heart disease. Some inevitable signs of aging take place over time, such as a slower metabolism, and lead to a decline in physical activity. Some...
  • Use of Powerful Large-Animal Tranquilizer Rises Among Opioid Addicts

    09/28/2017 12:39:02 PM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 27, 2017 | Karl Herchenroeder
    As U.S. law enforcement struggles to develop effective screening methods for fentanyl, a federal narcotics official last week warned against the rise of carfentanil, a large-animal tranquilizer that is considered about 50 times stronger. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is regarded as anywhere from 10 to 100 times stronger than the most commonly used opiate, morphine. Carfentanil, also a synthetic opioid, is used to sedate elephants and is considered about 50 times stronger than fentanyl.
  • Yemen cholera cases exceed half a million in four months

    08/15/2017 9:44:35 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 13 replies
    m.france.24.com ^ | 8/14/17 | WHO
    More than half a million people in Yemen have been infected with cholera since the epidemic began four months ago and 1,975 people have died, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. Each day there are more than 5,000 new cases of the waterborne disease, which causes acute diarrhoea and dehydration, in the country where the health system has collapsed after more than two years of war, it said. "The total number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen this year hit the half a million mark on Sunday, and nearly 2,000 people have died since the outbreak began to...
  • Officials: Fleas in Two Arizona Counties Tested Positive for the Plague

    08/17/2017 6:51:07 PM PDT · by null and void · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Aug 2017 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Fleas in two Arizona counties tested positive for the Bubonic plague — the same disease that killed millions of people in the 14th century throughout Africa, Asia, and Europe, public health officials say. Navajo County public health officials announced Friday that fleas collected near the town of Taylor tested positive for Yersinia pestis, the bacteria that causes the Bubonic plague, the Associated Press reports. The announcement came one week after Coconino County officials first discovered fleas in the area found to be carrying the plague. KNXV reports that Coconino County officials first discovered the plague-infested fleas in the Red Lake...
  • Hunting a Killer: Sex, Drugs and the Return of Syphilis

    08/24/2017 11:20:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 24, 2017 | Jan Hoffman
    For months, health officials in this socially conservative state capital have been staggered by a fast-spreading outbreak of a disease that, for nearly two decades, was considered all but extinguished. Syphilis, the deadly sexually transmitted infection that can lead to blindness, paralysis and dementia, is returning here and around the country, another consequence of the heroin and methamphetamine epidemics, as users trade sex for drugs.
  • Raccoon Roundworms (Baylisascaris procyonis)

    08/06/2017 10:42:32 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 47 replies
    Eaton Rapids Joe ^ | 8/6/17 | Joe Mama
    Raccoon Roundworms (Baylisascaris procyonis) Raccoon Roundworms (Baylisascaris procyonis) may be the perfect biological weapon. The common raccoon is the primary host for this parasite.  Not only have urban areas been a windfall for raccoon populations, but the closer proximity facilitates the raccoon-to-raccoon transmission of this worm. Typical rural habitat might contain 10 raccoons per square mile.  Prime, bottomland habitat might support 20 raccoons per square mile.  Urban habitats have been documented as holding 130-to-390 raccoons per square mile.  And, of course, urban habitats increase the exposure of humans to raccoon poop. Baylisascaris procyonis  The adult worm on the left is...
  • The 20 diseases 'refugees' bring into the West

    07/22/2017 12:04:25 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 32 replies
    WND ^ | 07/21/2017 | Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D.
    Since 2005, Americans have been warned about microscopic border crossers carried in with refugees and illegal immigrants, bringing diseases previously eradicated or rarely seen here. When not simply ignored by media and health officials, physicians and others sounding the alarm have been attacked as xenophobes. Now we’re seeing these prescient predictions come true, most prominently in Germany, since 2015 when Angela Merkel began allowing more than 2 million migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East to flood into her country. U.S. and German citizens are put at significant risk by the politically correct acceptance of unscreened immigrants from countries...
  • Ticks on the rise across New England (Lyme disease & Powasson )

    06/21/2017 3:20:52 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 39 replies
    AP & Fox5 ^ | 6/21/17 update | MICHAEL CASEY and LISA RATHKE
    MARSHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Tick numbers are on the rise across New England, raising the prospect of an increase in Lyme and other diseases associated with the blood suckers. Much of the region got a respite last year as the drought took a toll on ticks, whose numbers drop as the humidity falls below 85 percent. But the drought is largely gone from the region and ticks are taking advantage. Residents in Maine are complaining they are finding as many as 30 ticks at a time on their clothes, and public health officials in Vermont are reporting an above-average rate...
  • 2 cases of Legionnaire's disease reported at Vegas Hotel (Rio)

    06/15/2017 4:28:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/12/17 | Andrew Craft
    The Southern Nevada Health District is investigating two cases of Legionnaire’s Disease recently discovered at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas. Two guests were found to have had the bacteria while staying at the hotel in the months of March and April. In a statement posted on their website June 9, the Southern Nevada Health District says, “The hotel is assisting in the investigation and taking steps to provide information to past and current guests of the property.” Once the guests’ illnesses were confirmed, the Rio then inspected its water system. Results came back positive for the bacteria, Legionella, according...
  • Harvard Researchers: Trump Election May Cause Higher Risk Of Disease

    06/08/2017 2:10:20 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 7, 2017 | Kerry Picket
    Researchers at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health claim in a new article that the 2016 election of Donald Trump could cause an increased risk of disease, premature childbirth and premature death, particularly among "marginalized groups" like Muslims, immigrants and racial minorities. [Snip] Following the election of Donald Trump, health professionals said that some individuals who opposed Trump experienced "Post Election Stress Disorder." "It's been crippling," Clinton voter Wally Pfingsten told CNN. "I feel angry, really, really angry, far more angry than I expected to be." An online therapist location service in New York City reported a spike in...
  • VANITY - Candida Auris

    06/02/2017 11:44:11 AM PDT · by Cementjungle · 27 replies
    06/02/2017 | self
    There has been an interesting situation going on lately, and its a little bit alarming. Hospitals have been experiencing cases of "Candida Auris", which is a fungal infection. If the fungus gets into the blood it is potentially fatal. Symptoms include fatigue, sore throat, ear infections, etc. My wife and I both had hospital visits last Fall, and we have both had these symptoms for the past 7 months or so. My wife saw an ENT in November who declared that she had throat cancer so she went to a family friend in Los Angeles who is a top oncologist....
  • The Damage Wolves Are Inflicting On America: Part 4b – Big Wolf Lies

    05/26/2017 12:03:19 PM PDT · by Twotone · 40 replies
    Bowhunting.net ^ | May 15, 2017 | Toby Bridges
    If you live within the reddish or pinkish shaded areas of the corridor shown on the accompanying map … you just might be among the first to feel the bite of the United Nations’ pipedream known as Agenda 21. What this map shows is one Agenda 21 installment of The Wildlands Network, known as the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative. This is a collaborative effort of more than a hundred environmental groups, organizations and related agencies. One of those “radical” agencies just happens to be MT Fish, Wildlife and Parks which is listed as a collaborating partner of this plan...
  • POW! The tick virus far deadlier than Lyme

    05/08/2017 6:34:50 PM PDT · by blueyon · 85 replies
    WND ^ | 5/08/17 | CDC or WND???
    WASHINGTON – The Centers for Disease Control is warning of the emergence of a far deadlier tick-related virus than Lyme Disease – one that kills 10 percent of those infected and permanently disables the other 50 percent. It’s called POW for short, or Powassan, and it, like Lyme, is carried by deer. Recent cases have been noted in the Northeast U.S. and the Great Lakes states. The virus can cause inflammation of the brain, leading to death in 10 percent of cases and permanent disability in 50 percent of cases. Signs and symptoms of infection can include fever, headache, vomiting,...
  • Life-Extending Discovery Renews Debate Over Aging as a ‘Disease’

    05/06/2017 5:36:19 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 40 replies
    Seeker ^ | 3/31/17 | Dave Roos
    Even if a new drug proves to prolong human life, it won't receive regulatory approval for that purpose unless the FDA accepts that aging is a treatable medical condition.David Sinclair has been reverse-engineering the aging process for two decades. As the co-director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging at Harvard Medical School, Sinclair and his colleagues have identified several key enzymes and interactions inside cells that cause them to “lose their identity” over time, making our bodies more susceptible to diseases like cancer, heart disease, and dementia. But what if aging itself is the real...
  • ACTIVE TB INCREASES IN MINNESOTA; 90 PERCENT FOREIGN-BORN, 11 REFUGEES DIAGNOSED OVERSEAS BEFORE ARR

    05/04/2017 8:18:09 AM PDT · by davikkm · 29 replies
    BREITBART ^ | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    The number of active tuberculosis (TB) cases diagnosed in Minnesota increased 12 percent in 2016 to 168, up from 150 one year earlier, according to the Minnesota Department of Health’s (MDH) Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Program’s Quarterly Surveillance Report, October 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016. Ninety percent of these 168 cases (152 of 168) were foreign-born, significantly higher than the national 2016 average of 67.9 percent of active TB cases that were foreign-born. Fourteen of these 168 cases, or 9 percent were diagnosed within the first year in the United States of the 2,635 refugees who were resettled in...