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  • The “I Won’t Say I Voted for Obama” virus seems to be spreading faster than that other one

    10/19/2014 4:07:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/19/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    The first outbreak was in Kentucky. Then, through some transmission mechanism which remains unidentified, it spread to Georgia. Now, despite the best Democrat efforts to establish some sort of quarantine or containment, the affliction seems to have made the jump to the Mountain State. West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant can’t seem to choke out the name of the person she voted for in the last two presidential elections. Citing Grimes’s mishaps, the Charleston Daily Mail editorial board asked during a candidates’ forum whether the candidates would be willing to say whom they last supported for president. Republican...
  • An Ill Wind working to blow out world light

    10/18/2014 1:25:27 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/18/17 | Judi McLeod
    Remember in this darkest of hours that what happened at the Synod does not make the enemies of Mother Church right. It just makes Pope Francis so tragically wrong There’s a bitterly cold, ill wind blowing all over the land and another brutal winter lurking ‘round the corner. The ill wind is raising up dust devils of a most hideous nature. The most worrisome dust devil of the moment is Ebola, which the United Nations-run World Health Organization (WHO) predicts will have spread to 1 million by this January. To the international scare mongers living la dolce vita at the...
  • Matt Drudge Tweets Dire Warning: “Self-Quarantine”

    10/17/2014 9:57:43 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 19 replies
    shtfplan.com ^ | October 16th, 2014 | Mac Slavo
    The world’s leading news aggregator always stays on top of the most important stories in the world. With over a billion monthly visitors to his web site at DrudgeReport.com, it’s why thousands of media organizations follow his every post. Though seemingly a private person, there is no doubt that Matt Drudge has the inside scoop on many goings on in Washington and around the country. With contacts in high places, it stands to reason that the man behind the largest news source on the planet might get a heads up about key developments every so often. Yesterday, after having completely...
  • Alarm after vomiting passenger dies on flight from Nigeria to JFK

    10/16/2014 7:08:26 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 163 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10-16-2014 | Philip Messing and Laura Italiano
    A plane from Nigeria landed at JFK Airport Thursday with a male passenger aboard who had died during the flight after a fit of vomiting — and CDC officials conducted a “cursory” exam before announcing there was no Ebola and turning the corpse over to Port Authority cops to remove, Rep. Peter King said on Thursday. The congressman was so alarmed by the incident — and by what he and employees see as troubling Ebola vulnerabilities at JFK — that he fired off a letter to the federal Department of Homeland Security demanding more training and tougher protocols for handling...
  • Ebola outbreak ‘running much faster’ than response

    10/16/2014 6:05:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    WTKR-TV / CNN ^ | October 16, 2014 | Doris Taylor
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The current Ebola outbreak is “running much faster” than the international response to it, the co-discoverer of the virus said Thursday. “This is the first Ebola epidemic where entire nations are involved, where big cities are affected,” Peter Piot, a microbiologist and a former undersecretary general of the United Nations, told Global Public Square host Fareed Zakaria. “And I continue to be worried that the response to the epidemic is really running behind the virus.” According to the World Health Organization’s latest update, there have been almost 9,000 confirmed and suspected cases, with almost 4,500 deaths. However, the WHO warned...
  • We are always open to ideas:Astonishing statement of CDC chief in charge of bungled Ebola response

    10/16/2014 11:58:59 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 80 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 October 2014 | David Martosko
    "Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Thomas Frieden began his grilling Thursday on Capitol Hill with a stark admission that his agency is still searching for ways to combat the Ebola virus as it burrows into the United States. Two members of Congress are calling for his resignation, and the White House began the torturous process of throwing him under the disease-control bus on Thursday afternoon, saying that Frieden is 'taking responsibility' for his agency's screwups. 'We're always open to ideas for what we can do to keep Americans safe,' Frieden said in his opening statement, departing from...
  • Please help if you know what this might be

    10/16/2014 11:12:00 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 106 replies
    vanity ^ | 19/16/14 | self
    I am asking Freepers for help in diagnosing the mysterious illness that doctors have failed to diagnose thus far. Our 3-year-old grandson has been sick for several days with high fever, a rash that started on his face but has now spread to his entire body, loss of appetite, and now peeling skin around his eyes, nose and mouth. His fever is minimal during the day, but starts to increase in the afternoon and gets close to 103. He has been to the doctor several times, had a strep test that came back negative, and was taken to the local...
  • Purdue Professor David Sanders: Ebola Could Potentially Become Airborne

    10/15/2014 1:26:35 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 11 replies
    DownTrend ^ | 10-14-15 | V. Saxena
    President Barack Obama, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NiH) keep reiterating that we the American people need not worry about the Ebola virus – that it stands no chance of blowing up across the country. President Obama himself said, “The chances of an Ebola outbreak here in the United States are extremely low.” According to HealthDay, back in late July, CDC official Stephan Monroe asserted that “the fact that most flights between West Africa and the United States require one or more stops in other countries make it unlikely that a sick person...
  • Most U.S. Hospitals Cannot Safely Handle Ebola Patients

    10/15/2014 12:26:37 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 36 replies
    DCClothesline/The Most Important News ^ | 10-15-14 | Michael Snyder
    This Ebola outbreak is being called the “most severe, acute health emergency seen in modern times“, and the U.S. health care system is completely and totally unprepared for it. The truth is that most U.S. hospitals are simply not equipped to safely handle Ebola patients, and most hospital staff members have received little or no training on Ebola. And the fact that Barack Obama and our top public health officials are running around proclaiming that Ebola is “difficult to catch” is giving doctors and nurses a false sense of security. There is a reason why Ebola has been classified as...
  • 700 Plus Infected With Enterovirus D-68

    10/13/2014 9:04:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    KAMR-TV / NBC News ^ | October 13, 2014 | Erika Edwards
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Michigan toddler Madeline Reid died Friday in her parents' arms. Doctors say she'd been battling Enterovirus D-68 when her heart failed. Lab tests will have to confirm the Enterovirus was directly responsible for the death of Madeline, 4-year-old Eli Waller of New Jersey, and 4 others. Nearly 700 people, mostly kids, have been infected with Enterovirus D-68 in 46 states....
  • Purdue professor says Ebola 'primed' to go airborne

    10/12/2014 11:07:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 112 replies
    WRTV-TV ^ | October 12, 2014 | Tanya Spencer
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The first case of Ebola transmitted between patients in America has experts across the country reviewing safety protocols. At Purdue University, Dr. David Sanders has been studying the virus since 2003 – specifically how this particular Zaire strain of Ebola enters human cells. While the virus has thus far only been shown to be transferred via bodily fluids, Sanders argues that it could become airborne. "It can enter the lung from the airway side," Sanders said. "So this argues that Ebola is primed to have respiratory transmission. "We need to be taking this into consideration," he...
  • NBC chief medical correspondent's crew ordered into quarantine over Ebola fears

    10/11/2014 7:36:52 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11 October 2014 | Belinda Robinson
    An NBC news crew that was exposed to a cameraman with the deadly Ebola virus has been forced to undergo a mandatory quarantine. The group, which includes chief medical correspondent Nancy Snyderman had been asked to isolate itself for 21 days after their colleague Ashoka Mukpo was diagnosed with Ebola this month. But someone in the NBC crew violated the voluntary agreement forcing New Jersey officials to step in and issue a mandatory quarantine order on Friday night.
  • New England Journal of Medicine, Emergence of Zaire Ebola Virus Disease in Guinea

    10/11/2014 5:54:43 PM PDT · by wtd · 20 replies
    AbstractIn March 2014, the World Health Organization was notified of an outbreak of a communicable disease characterized by fever, severe diarrhea, vomiting, and a high fatality rate in Guinea. Virologic investigation identified Zaire ebolavirus (EBOV) as the causative agent. Full-length genome sequencing and phylogenetic analysis showed that EBOV from Guinea forms a separate clade in relationship to the known EBOV strains from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Gabon. Epidemiologic investigation linked the laboratory-confirmed cases with the presumed first fatality of the outbreak in December 2013. This study demonstrates the emergence of a new EBOV strain in Guinea.
  • British 'Ebola victim' in Macedonia did NOT have the disease

    10/11/2014 9:41:37 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11 October 2014 | Jennifer Newton for MailOnline
    A British man suspected of being the first UK citizen to die of Ebola did not have the deadly virus, officials have confirmed today. Colin Jaffray, 58, from Royston, Cambridgeshire, was struck down with a fever, vomiting and internal bleeding during a business trip to Macedonia - and died in hospital on Thursday evening. Officials in Skopje say that although the cause of death was not known, it is thought that a drinking binge may have played a part in his death.
  • Pig farms rebound from virus; meat prices may drop

    10/11/2014 8:26:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 11, 2014 10:23 AM EDT | David Pitt
    A virus that killed millions of baby pigs in the last year and led to higher pork prices has waned thanks to warmer weather and farmers’ efforts to sterilize their operations. And as pigs’ numbers increase, sticker shock on things like bacon should ease. Already, hog supplies are on the rise, with 5.46 million baby pigs born between June and August in Iowa, the nation’s leading producer—the highest quarterly total in 20 years and a record 10.7 surviving pigs per litter, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report. It’s a significant turnaround from a year ago when the porcine...
  • Proof: Virus leaving U.S. children paralyzed did come from Central America

    10/10/2014 5:12:50 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 55 replies
    examiner.com ^ | october 9, 2014 | dave gibson
    Though the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) refuses to discuss the origin of the current outbreak of Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), the fact that emergency rooms across the country began seeing infected children around the same time as the nation's public schools were re-opening for the 2013-2014 school year, should serve as at least a clue as to how the virus made its way here. Of course, the Obama administration has allowed tens of thousands of children to enter this country illegally over the past several months, and most of them have now been admitted to our public schools. -snip A...
  • Viral Infection Blamed As More Than 120 Students At Schererville School Stay Home Sick

    10/09/2014 6:42:22 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 36 replies
    CBS local CHICAGO ^ | Oct 8, 2014 | BRAD EDWARDS
    Viral Infection Blamed As More Than 120 Students At Schererville School Stay Home Sick October 8, 2014 10:04 PM Health, Peifer Elementary School, Schereville, schools, sick Brad Edwards Latest News Headlines: (CBS) — A viral infection is being blamed for more than a hundred sick kids at a school in Schererville, Ind. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports, with the sterility of operation room precision, from Hoosier Hall to nurse Schmidt’s office, it’s a scrub down at Peifer Elementary School. “It’s a little alarming just because that’s a lot of kids,” said Jennifer Howard, a parent of two kids at the...
  • Ugandan Health Worker Dies Of Marburg Virus, Ebola Relative

    10/08/2014 5:07:35 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 29 replies
    forbes.com ^ | October 5, 2014
    The Ugandan Ministry of Health is reporting today that a 30-year-old male health care worker died of Marburg hemorrhagic fever on September 30. The gentleman had been a radiographer, or X-ray technician, at the Mpigi Health Centre IV, but was recruited two months ago for a similar position at Mengo Hospital, about 20 miles (33 km) away. When he felt ill on September 17, he traveled back to Mpigi for treatment since “he felt more confortable with a facility that he had worked with for a long time.” Today’s statement from Elioda Tumwesigye, Minister of State for General Duties &...
  • Terror's Virus on the Northern Border

    10/08/2014 8:38:15 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/08/14 | David B. Harris
    RCMP Counter-radicalization "Outreach" Backfires Ever since full-blown cases of the disease hit the United States, Canadians have dreaded the contagion’s arrival north of the 49th parallel. Its effects: blindness and a deadly incapacity to recognize and adapt to reality. The malady? The White House’s refusal to identify the leading terrorist enemy by name and combatant doctrine. President Obama began his administration by avoiding counterterror language likely to link Islam with violence. This reflected a civilized and practical impulse to avoid alienating Muslims at home and abroad.
  • Why Ebola Probably Won't Go Airborne

    10/06/2014 2:26:07 PM PDT · by blam · 62 replies
    BI ^ | 10-6-2014 | Kevin Loria
    Kevin LoriaOctober 6, 2014 The idea that Ebola could go airborne is terrifying. Once you are infected, few diseases are more likely to kill you — and death by hemorrhagic fever, diarrhea and vomiting often accompanied by bleeding and organ failure, sounds particularly awful. At present it's hard to get infected — healthcare workers and family members caring for victims are at highest risk — but that would change if the virus were to mutate so that it could be transmitted through the air while keeping its present lethality. That's a nightmare scenario. But it's more the stuff of bad...
  • Critical USB hack goes public; how bad is the risk?

    10/05/2014 8:51:31 PM PDT · by TChad · 16 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 10/4/2014 | Matt Picht
    Because we just don't already have enough tech security problems to worry about, computer science researchers have just published a potentially catastrophic security exploit.
  • Marburg breaks out in Uganda... Developing...

    10/05/2014 8:57:05 AM PDT · by seeker41 · 104 replies
    Drudge | 10/05/2014
    Marburg breaks out in Uganda
  • Moment Ebola victim arrived in Dallas and greeted smiling relative after flight from Liberia

    10/04/2014 10:39:46 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 66 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/05/14 | Nick Fagge In Dallas, Texas For Mailonline and Wills Robinson for MailOnline Read more: http://www
    Thomas Eric Duncan, 42, is pictured arriving at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport Holds a relative wearing traditional African dress while on the phone Is notifying his family members that he will be at their Dallas home shortly Was able to make the journey after allegedly lying on health forms in Liberia He is in a critical condition in hospital and is being held in isolation
  • Could Illegal Unaccompanied Minors Be Spreading New Mystery Virus to U.S.?

    10/04/2014 6:14:35 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 58 replies
    CNS News.com ^ | Oct `, 2014 | Michael Morris
    Could Illegal Unaccompanied Minors Be Spreading New Mystery Virus to U.S.? October 1, 2014 - 3:56 PM By Michael Morris Subscribe to Michael Morris RSS The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a health advisory on September 26 stating that “nine pediatric patients were hospitalized with an acute neurologic illness of undetermined etiology.” The CDC is investigating the nine cases of acute neurological illness and paralysis in Colorado children to see if enterovirus 68 (EV-D68) is the virus responsible for their symptoms. CDC Enterovirus Investigation These illnesses, having occurred since August 1, 2014, are “characterized by focal limb...
  • Hemorrhagic fever viruses as biological weapons: medical and public health management.

    10/03/2014 4:52:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Display Settings: Abstract Send to: JAMA. 2002 May 8;287(18):2391-405. Hemorrhagic fever viruses as biological weapons: medical and public health management. Borio L1, Inglesby T, Peters CJ, Schmaljohn AL, Hughes JM, Jahrling PB, Ksiazek T, Johnson KM, Meyerhoff A, O'Toole T, Ascher MS, Bartlett J, Breman JG, Eitzen EM Jr, Hamburg M, Hauer J, Henderson DA, Johnson RT, Kwik G, Layton M, Lillibridge S, Nabel GJ, Osterholm MT, Perl TM, Russell P, Tonat K; Working Group on Civilian Biodefense. Author information Abstract OBJECTIVE: To develop consensus-based recommendations for measures to be taken by medical and public health professionals if hemorrhagic...
  • Honduras Declares State of Emergency Near Tegucigalpa Due to Chikungunya

    10/03/2014 2:37:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    teleSUR English ^ | October 2, 2014
    Authorities have estimated that about 1,000 people in Villa de San Francisco have contracted the disease. The Honduran government Thursday declared state of emergency in the town of Villa de San Francisco, some 25 miles from the capital city of Tegucigalpa, after hundreds of people were diagnosed with Chikungunya virus sympotons. "We are extremely concerned. About 200 families have been infected, causing each member to infect another,” said Romeo Montoya, representative in Honduras of the Pan American Health Organization (OPS). Montoya explained that the spread could have been brought to the country by several community members who travelled to El...
  • United Airlines contacting passengers who flew with Ebola victim

    10/03/2014 5:53:35 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Sep 2, 2014 | DAVID KOENIG
    Stars and Stripes Logo United Airlines contacting passengers who flew with Ebola victim By DAVID KOENIG The Associated Press Published: October 2, 2014 More than 80 people in Dallas are being monitored for symptoms of Ebola after coming into contact with patient Thomas Eric Duncan or others who Duncan had met, health officials said. DALLAS — United Airlines said Thursday it is notifying passengers who were on flights with a man later diagnosed with Ebola and telling them how to contact federal health officials. United said it is also telling passengers that officials at the Centers for Disease Control and...
  • Silver nano-particle neutralization of hemorrhagic fever viruses (pdf)

    10/02/2014 8:49:54 AM PDT · by djf · 46 replies
    http://whatreallyhappened.com/IMAGES/defense-threat-reduction-agency-silver-nanoparticles-neutralize | DOD
    Nano-silver usage for Filovrii. Link only. http://whatreallyhappened.com/IMAGES/defense-threat-reduction-agency-silver-nanoparticles-neutralize-hemorrhagic-fever-viruses.pdf
  • Godzilla Versus Mothra (Could a Smallpox shot kill Cancer?)

    03/04/2013 10:02:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 03/04/2013 | Kent Sepkowitz
    Medical research typically is a cautious, restrained affair—but every once in a while, scientists try out a radical idea. Take this one for example: injecting a live virus into someone with cancer on the off chance that the virus might go ahead and kill some cancer cells. Nuts? Actually this approach, called viral oncolysis, has been around since at least the 1950s, when West Nile virus, thought harmless at the time, was injected into people with an array of advanced and seemingly hopeless cancers. Some got a little better, some a little worse, but the approach fell away, eclipsed by...
  • Ingraham: 'Why Did Obama Let Ebola Virus Into The United States?'

    10/01/2014 5:50:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 102 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/1/14 | Breitbart TV
    Talk radio host Laura Ingraham criticized President Obama for failing to take necessary action to prevent the Ebola virus from spreading to the US on Wednesday. "I believe our leaders’ first and foremost obligation is to protect the security of our country. Why does this seem so difficult for these people to do?" she wondered. She argued that not allowing flights from Sierra Leone and Liberia “seems fairly obvious,” given similar flight bans implemented in France and the UK, “especially when the President was assuring us that this could be contained and would not spread in the United States, one...
  • 30 Ebola facts that will make you cringe, plus 7 ways to manage the risk

    10/01/2014 5:00:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    PropertyCasualty360 ^ | October 1, 2014 | Melissa Hillebrand
    What do you know about Ebola? You probably are aware that it's a nasty, often fatal form of a viral hemorrhagic fever. You may also know that the current outbreak occured last December in Guinea, and that it has spread to Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leona and Nigeria. And unless you have lived under a rock for the past 24 hours, you also know that it has spread to the United States--Texas, to be specific. But here's a list of what you may not know, including how the Ebola virus impacts economies and supply chains, issurance issues including evacuation, exposures and...
  • This Fascinating Chart Shows Why Flu Season Could Be Especially Bad This Year

    10/01/2014 1:10:53 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies
    BI ^ | 10-1-2014 | Erin Brodwin
    October 1, 2014Erin Brodwin This flu season is already shaping up to be worse than the last. Because flu season occurs in different time periods around the world, health experts track outbreaks of the virus globally to try and predict how the illness will affect each country before anyone there actually gets sick. Predicting how bad a particular flu season will be is a tough call. But in many years, flu outbreaks in the southern hemisphere can help foretell the virus' severity in the US. A group of scientists organized by the WHO called the Global Influenza Surveillance and Response...
  • Airlines Stocks Are Getting Crushed And Traders Are Blaming Ebola

    10/01/2014 11:01:34 AM PDT · by blam · 23 replies
    BI ^ | 10-1-2014 | Elena Holodny
    Elena Holodny October 1, 2014 Shares of several major airline companies were trading lower on Wednesday morning after the CDC on Tuesday night confirmed the first case of Ebola in the US. On Twitter, CNBC's Carl Quintanilla said that traders were blaming Ebola worries on the drop, as CDC officials said the Ebola patient flew from Liberia to Dallas. On Wednesday morning, shares of Delta, Southwest, United, and American Airlines were all lower. Delta was leading losses, falling as much as 4% while Southwest shares were also weak, falling as much as 3%. Airline peers United and American were also...
  • Thompson: Associate of Dallas Ebola patient under close monitoring ( second case )

    10/01/2014 8:28:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 105 replies
    WFAA ^ | October 1, 2014 | Marjorie Owens
    DALLAS — Due to close contact with a patient diagnosed with the Ebola virus, a second person is under the close monitoring of health officials as a possible second patient, said the director of Dallas County's health department Wednesday morning in an interview with WFAA. Zachary Thompson, the director of Dallas County Health and Human Services, says all those who've been in close contact with the diagnosed patient are being monitored as a precaution. However, Thompson pointed to one person in particular as a potential second case. "Let me be real frank to the Dallas County residents, the fact that...
  • Rare respiratory virus, paralysis spreads among US kids

    10/01/2014 6:23:12 AM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 1, 2014 | Kerry Sheridan
    An unusual respiratory virus has sickened more than 400 children across the United States, and the emergence of sudden paralysis in some Colorado youths is sparking concern among doctors. The nationwide outbreak of enterovirus D68 -- which can cause wheezing and coughing -- coincided with the hospitalization of nine children due to limb weakness in Colorado since early August, and officials are investigating if there is any link between the two.
  • Forget Ebola! Chikungunya Virus Creeping Into Southern United States

    09/30/2014 7:32:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | September 30, 2014 | Zachary Volkert
    Ebola panic has spread all the way to the United States, even though the possibility of it actually spreading across American shores is dismally low. People might be better off preparing for the chikungunya virus, which has been reported several times throughout the southern United States — including a third case recently reported in the Dallas area, according to CBS. Chikungunya virus has hit the hardest in the Central American and Caribbean countries of El Salvador and the Dominican Republican. Although exact number are unavailable for the Dominican, El Salvadorian officials are reporting that there are currently 30,000 cases...
  • Vanity: AVG threat warning (constant pop-ups from AVG)

    09/30/2014 6:23:23 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 25 replies
    me | 9-30-14 | TZ
    I get threat:"Virus found Win32/Patched| object name: c\Windows\System32\rpcss.dll process name: C\Windows\Systems32\SearchProtocoHost.exe but when I try to remove the alleged threats, I get "file can't be removed because it's critical for operating system
  • St. Patrick Hospital 1 of 4 sites in U.S. ready for Ebola patients ( Montana )

    09/30/2014 12:11:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Missoulian ^ | Sep 30, 2014 | Rob Chaney
    There are four places in the United States set up to handle a patient sickened by the Ebola virus, and Missoula is one of those. .... And any hospital equipped to care for a tuberculosis patient can care for an Ebola patient, according to Dr. George Risi, an infectious disease specialist who recently returned from spending 20 days in a Sierra Leone Ebola ward. Accompanied by St. Patrick’s intensive care nursing director Kate Hurley, Risi helped local clinic staff care for up to 95 patients at a time. While untreated Ebola kills more than 70 percent of its victims, more...
  • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas monitoring patient possibly infected with Ebola virus

    09/29/2014 7:43:21 PM PDT · by null and void · 18 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 8:52 pm on September 29, 2014 | Claire Cardona
    Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas is carefully evaluating a patient who may have Ebola Virus Disease. Based on the patient’s symptoms and recent travel history, the patient has been admitted into “strict isolation,” said spokeswoman Candace White in a prepared statement. Preliminary test results are expected Tuesday.
  • Austria Reports First MERS Case

    09/30/2014 6:43:41 AM PDT · by blam · 6 replies
    BI - Reuters ^ | 9-30-2014 | Shadia Nasralla
    Shadia Nasralla September 30, 2014VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria has reported its first case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus in a woman from Saudi Arabia who had recently traveled to the Alpine country, ORF Oe 1 radio reported on Monday, citing the health ministry. MERS, thought to originate in camels, causes coughing, fever and pneumonia, and kills about a third of its victims.(snip)
  • Further flaws render Shellshock patch ineffective

    09/29/2014 11:22:24 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 16 replies
    Australian Business IT News ^ | Sep 29, 2014 10:19 AM (AUS) | Juha Saarinen
    The Shellshock vulnerability in the commonly used Bash command line interpreter shell is likely to require more patches, as security researchers continue to unearth further problems in the code. Google security researcher Michal "lcamtuf" Zalewski has disclosed to iTnews that over the past two days he has discovered two previously unaddressed issues in the Bash function parser, one of which is as bad as the original Shellshock vulnerability. "The first one likely permits remote code execution, but the attack would require a degree of expertise to carry out," Zalewski said. "The second one is essentially equivalent to the original flaw,...
  • VIRUS PROBED IN PARALYSIS CASES IN 9 COLORADO KIDS

    09/27/2014 4:25:35 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 34 replies
    AP ^ | 9/27/14 | BY MIKE STOBBE AP MEDICAL WRITER
    Sep 26, 8:40 PM EDT VIRUS PROBED IN PARALYSIS CASES IN 9 COLORADO KIDS BY MIKE STOBBE AP MEDICAL WRITER AP Photo AP Photo HEALTH VIDEO BUY AP PHOTO REPRINTS MULTIMEDIA CHILD LABOR IN PAKISTAN NEW YORK (AP) -- Health officials are investigating nine cases of muscle weakness or paralysis in Colorado children and whether the culprit might be a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday sent doctors an alert about the polio-like cases and said the germ - enterovirus 68 - was detected in four out of eight...
  • The Hill Avoids Mentioning Early Warnings About Virus Outbreak in Children

    09/26/2014 3:53:33 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 26, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    What is the first thing that leaps to your mind when you hear about a mystery virus that has afflicted children around the country just as the school year started? I know what it is. You know what it is. And many of the readers commenting on The Hill article know what it is. Even the writer, Susan Ferris, most likely knows what it is but does not mention the warning that dares not speak its name...at least in The Hill. I am of course referring to the many health warnings about the illegal children who crossed the border and...
  • VIRUS PROBED IN PARALYSIS CASES IN 9 COLORADO KIDS

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Health officials are investigating nine cases of muscle weakness or paralysis in Colorado children and whether the culprit might be a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday sent doctors an alert about the polio-like cases and said the germ - enterovirus 68 - was detected in four out of eight of the sick children who had a certain medical test. The status of the ninth case is unclear. The virus can cause paralysis but other germs can, too. Health officials don't know whether the virus...
  • SmarterPower? Hi-Jacking FR?

    09/23/2014 5:34:55 AM PDT · by Kenny Bunk · 34 replies
    Vanity | 09/23/2014 | Kenny Bunk
    The collapse of XP support by Microsoft has led to a proliferation of disruptive internet advertising. These "SmarterPower" thugs are wrecking my FR access. Is this a plot? How do does one keep these ani off one's computer? They "pop-up" at every keystroke. And they have sound!Who needs this? Why pay an ISP or a cable company if they are selling us to every internet advertiser. Of course, the main issue is security and KGB-like surveillance by the Alinskyites. WTF are these people?
  • Here's The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola

    09/20/2014 1:42:23 PM PDT · by blam · 85 replies
    BI - Slate ^ | 9-20-2014 | Benjamin Hale, Slate
    Benjamin Hale, Slate September 20, 2014 As the Ebola epidemic in West Africa has spiraled out of control, affecting thousands of Liberians, Sierra Leonians, and Guineans, and threatening thousands more, the world’s reaction has been glacially, lethally slow. Only in the past few weeks have heads of state begun to take serious notice. To date, the virus has killed more than 2,600 people. This is a comparatively small number when measured against much more established diseases such as malaria,HIV/AIDS, influenza, and so on, but several factors about this outbreak have some of the world’s top health professionals gravely concerned: Its...
  • doctor: gov’t ‘tight-lipped’ on respiratory virus, may be from illegals

    09/17/2014 4:55:09 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 44 replies
    BREITBART TV ^ | 9/17/14 | IanHanchett
    Dr. Jane Orient, Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, reported that the government has been “real tight-lipped” about the mysterious respiratory illness that has struck children in the United States, expressed concern that the illegal immigrant minors from Central America could be the source, and argued that the government should devote more resources to border security to combat the spread of disease on Wednesday’s “Laura Ingraham Show.”
  • Rare Respiratory Virus That Has Sickened Over a Thousand Kids in 10 States Is Likely to Spread

    09/09/2014 4:29:09 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | september 7, 2014 | dave urbanski
    A rare respiratory illness that’s sickened more than a thousand kids in 10 states is likely to spread all across the United States, ABC News reported, citing doctors. More from ABC News: The disease hasn’t been officially identified in every state, but in some states a rare respiratory virus called human enterovirus 68 has been found. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the virus is related to the rhinovirus, which causes the common cold. …At least 10 states — Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Iowa, Colorado, Ohio, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Georgia — have reported suspected outbreaks of human...
  • Significance of Fomites in the Spread of Respiratory and Enteric Viral Disease

    09/09/2014 5:03:08 AM PDT · by Covenantor · 29 replies
    ASM Applied and Environmental Microbiology ^ | 2014 | Stephanie A. Boone* and Charles P. Gerba Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science, Univer
    Reference article about fomites and spread of viruses in offic enclosed environments. Long technical article. Pertains to enteric and Norovirus among others. Short version via MailOnline available here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2748351/Why-really-need-wash-hands-work-Infections-spread-office-door-handle-half-workforce-just-two-HOURS.html (Snip) Study found between 40 and 60 per cent of office contaminated in two hours Pushing buttons in lifts and touching phones spread infection quickest  Disinfectant wipes and regularly washing hands is best way to kill germs   Infections can spread from an office door handle to half the workforce in just two hours, new research has found.  Using tracer viruses, a study found as much as 60 per cent of...
  • Unidentified Respiratory Virus Likely to Hit Kids Across Country

    09/08/2014 4:34:41 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 8, 2014 | By GILLIAN MOHNEY and DEAN SCHABNER
    A respiratory illness that has already sickened more than a thousand children in 10 states is likely to become a nationwide problem, doctors say. The disease hasn't been officially identified but officials suspect a rare respiratory virus called human enterovirus 68. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the virus is related to the rhinovirus, which causes the common cold. According to Mark Pallansch, director of the Division of Viral Diseases at the CDC, similar cases to the ones in Colorado have been cropping up across the U.S. At least 10 states...