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  • Two Mystery Illnesses Linked to 12 Child Deaths; 94 Paralysis Cases Since August

    12/15/2014 8:21:50 AM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | December 14, 2014 | Sharyl Attkisson
    In the span of four months, at least 94 children in 33 U.S. states have developed a devastating form of paralysis with symptoms similar to polio. Some require a ventilator to breathe. And some of the greatest government health minds in the country say they have no idea what’s causing it. At the same time, during the past four months, at least 12 children have died after falling ill with a respiratory virus called Enterovirus D-68 (EV-D68). Again, federal health officials are at a loss to explain the origin of the epidemic. Are the mysterious outbreaks linked? The Centers for...
  • Anyone here have experience with PCMATIC?

    12/07/2014 9:30:05 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 55 replies
    me | 12-7-14 | TZ
    I'm not renewing my paid subscription to AVG as it gets more worthless every year. (Windows based PC)
  • Flu shots may not be good match for 2014-15 virus, CDC says

    12/04/2014 12:52:21 PM PST · by Patriot777 · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 04, 2014 | unknown
    A sampling of flu cases so far this season suggests the current flu vaccine may not be a good match for the most common seasonal flu strain currently circulating in the United States, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday. The U.S. health agency issued an advisory to doctors noting that flu virus samples the agency took from Oct. 1 through Nov. 22, showed that just under half were a good match for the current influenza A (H3N2) component contained in flu shots for the 2014-2015 season, suggesting the virus has drifted. According to the CDC,...
  • My Siamese Male Cat Was Diagnosed With Feline Leukemia

    11/14/2014 7:06:15 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 72 replies
    THe Veterinarian | Nov 14, 2014 | Yosemitest
    "Sam" was 8 years old, and he had become quite a grouchy, old cat. He was still gentle and wanted petting, feeding and watering, but he acted like he had a tooth ache and he had bad breath. The vet said there was no known cure for the virus infection, Feline Leukemia and that it was VERY infectious to other animals. Her said that he probably got it in a fight with another infected cat, or that it could be caught by drinking or eating from the same water bowl or feed bowl that another infected animal used. I...
  • The cause of the virus that 'makes humans more stupid' discovered...

    11/10/2014 4:56:59 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 21 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 11-10-14 | The Looking Spoon
    From The Independent A virus that infects human brains and makes us more stupid has been discovered, according to scientists in the US. Here's the virus at 10000x magnificationAnd here is the astounding result of it being grown in a Petri dish... :-D
  • Apple iOS bug makes devices vulnerable to attack: experts

    11/10/2014 2:28:47 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/10/2014 | Jim Finkle
    Researchers have warned that a bug in Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) iOS operating system makes most iPhones and iPads vulnerable to cyber attacks by hackers seeking access to sensitive data and control of their devices. Cybersecurity firm FireEye Inc (FEYE.O) published details about the vulnerability on its blog on Monday, saying the bug enables hackers to access devices by persuading users to install malicious applications with tainted text messages, emails and Web links. The malicious application can then be used to replace genuine, trusted apps that were installed through Apple's App Store, including email and banking programs, with malicious software through...
  • Ebola, Marburg viruses edit genetic material during infection

    11/04/2014 7:31:05 AM PST · by wtd · 12 replies
    Medical Press ^ | November 4, 2014
    Ebola, Marburg viruses edit genetic material during infectionFiloviruses like Ebola "edit" genetic material as they invade their hosts, according to a study published this week in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. The work, by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the Galveston National Laboratory, and the J. Craig Venter Institute, could lead to a better understanding of these viruses, paving the way for new treatments down the road. Using a laboratory technique called deep sequencing, investigators set out to investigate filovirus replication and transcription, processes involved in the virus...
  • Obama's Border Policy Fueled Epidemic, Evidence Shows

    11/01/2014 1:35:29 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 48 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-31-14 | Neil Munro
    The deadly EV-D68 enterovirus epidemic, which struck thousands of kids this fall, was likely propelled through America by President Barack ObamaÂ’s decision to allow tens of thousands of Central Americans across the Texas border, according to a growing body of genetic and statistical evidence. The evidence includes admissions from top health officials that the epidemic included multiple strains of the virus, and that it appeared simultaneously in multiple independent locations. The question can be settled if federal researchers study the genetic fingerprint of the EV-D68 viruses that first hit kids in Colorado, Missouri and Illinois to see if they are...
  • A Virus Found In Lakes May Be Literally Changing The Way People Think

    10/30/2014 10:54:35 AM PDT · by blam · 57 replies
    BI ^ | 10-30-2014 | Kevin Loria
    Kevin Loria October 30, 2014While conducting a totally separate experiment, a group of scientists from Johns Hopkins and the University of Nebraska accidentally discovered something unexpected and potentially disturbing. A virus was living in the mouths and throats of a good portion of the people in the study, a virus that the researchers didn't think was capable of infecting humans. Worse still, it seemed to be slowing some of the subjects' mental abilities, especially their ability to process visual information. The surprising part about this for researchers was that a microscopic organism that we thought could only infect algae —...
  • Nurse quarantined at Newark airport after treating Ebola patients

    10/25/2014 1:22:34 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25 October 2014 | Associated Press
    A woman who had been quarantined at Newark Airport due to stricter screening protocols on Friday after reporting contact with Ebola victims was seen exiting an ambulance in a hazmat suit later that evening as she made her way into an isolation unit at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said the woman arrived at the airport on a flight on Friday from West Africa. He earlier announced that additional screening protocols were being implemented at JFK and Newark International Airports. The woman, who initially showed no symptoms of the deadly virus, just hours later...
  • Obama administration considers mandatory quarantine

    10/24/2014 3:21:03 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 24 October 2014 | David Martosko
    The Obama administration is considering imposing a forced quarantine on healthcare workers who return to the United States from the Ebola hot zone of West Africa, after a New York doctor who treated patients there tested positive for the virus on Thursday. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention spokesman Tom Skinner told Reuters on Friday that a mandatory quarantine is one possible plan under discussion by officials from across the administration. 'There are a number of options being discussed pertaining to the monitoring and mobility of healthcare workers who are returning to the United States from affected countries,' Skinner said.
  • The Left-Wing Hipster Democrat Couple That Exposed NYC to #Ebola

    10/24/2014 1:44:29 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 41 replies
    Got News.com ^ | Oct 24, 2014
    The Left-Wing Hipster Democrat Couple That Exposed NYC to #Ebola October 24, 2014 by Charles C. Johnson 19 Comments Dr. Craig Spencer and his live-in girlfriend Morgan Dixon exposed New Yorkers in two different boroughs to ebola during their night out on the town. While authorities are saying that Spencer followed protocol, the CDC’s own documents show that isn’t the case. Spencer is now being treated for ebola while Dixon is in quarantine. They are both registered Democrats with a history of working in public health. Both Spencer and Dixon are professional do gooders according to their LinkedIn and professional...
  • Scientists Discover First ‘Virological Penicillin’(Honeysuckle)

    10/24/2014 7:07:29 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 64 replies
    Sci-News.com ^ | 10/14/2014 | Natali Anderson
    Chinese researchers have discovered what they say is the first ‘virological penicillin’ – MIR2911, a molecule found naturally in a Chinese herb called honeysuckle. Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) is a well-known Chinese herb. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it has been used to effectively treat influenza infection for centuries. Several previous studies have confirmed that the herb, usually consumed in the form of a tea, can suppress the replication of influenza virus. However, the active anti-viral components and the mechanism by which they block viral replication have remained unclear. Now, a team of researchers headed by Dr Chen-Yu Zhang of Nanjing University...
  • Six in quarantine in Connecticut as U.S. steps up Ebola checks

    10/24/2014 5:23:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct 23, 2014 | Richard Weizel
    Connecticut placed six West Africans who recently arrived in the United States under quarantine for possible Ebola exposure, a move that comes as the United States starts new restrictions on those coming from the countries hardest hit by the deadly virus. The family of six West Africans, who arrived Saturday and were planning to live in the United States, will be watched for 21 days, Connecticut state health authorities said Thursday. Officials have yet to say where the family came from. ... Ebola fears have also touched one of the world's most reclusive countries, North Korea, which will bar entry...
  • Ebola Pandemic: Risks and Realities

    10/23/2014 8:21:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/23/14 | James Simpson
    The monstrous Islamist group, ISIS, shares the lunatic left’s enthusiasm for Ebola The Ebola outbreak has stirred worldwide concern—and panic in some quarters. It is by far the largest outbreak of the deadly disease in recorded history. The media have jumped on the story for its obvious headline value, but at the same time they have served us poorly by misreporting, minimizing or simply refusing to report this administration’s glaring failure to protect American citizens. So what are the facts, and what kind of response can we expect from official Washington? Just the Facts
  • Ebola Plush Toys Fly Off the Shelf for Connecticut Company

    10/21/2014 1:16:46 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 52 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 20, 2014 | Barbara Goldberg
    Ebola plush toys fly off the shelf for Connecticut company It may be the only time you will find these words in the same sentence: "Ebola" and "Add to Wishlist." Giantmicrobes Inc., which makes a line of plush toys based on viruses and other microscopic organisms, has sold out its entire Ebola stock, including the small Ebola doll for $9.95, a Gigantic Ebola doll for $29.95 and an Ebola Petri Dish toy for $14.95, according to the company's website. "Since its discovery in 1976, Ebola has become the T. Rex of microbes," says the Stamford, Connecticut-based maker of the "uniquely...
  • Virus-transmitting 'yellow fever' mosquitoes discovered in L.A. County

    10/20/2014 7:29:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/20/2014 | Veronica Rocha
    A new aggressive daytime-biting mosquito capable of transmitting debilitating and possibly deadly viruses has been found in the Los Angeles region, officials announced Wednesday. Known as yellow fever mosquitoes, the insects were found Oct. 7 and 8 in Commerce and Pico Rivera, respectively, according to the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District. The Aedes aegypti species, which has black and white stripes and grows to about a quarter-inch in size, can transmit dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever -- viruses that can cause painful symptoms including headaches and high fever, officials said. "While these debilitating viruses, so far, aren't locally...
  • 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 · 48 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 · 40 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...