Skip to comments.Mystery wave of pneumonia hits AMERICA: Ohio county records 142 child cases of 'white lung syndrome' which it says 'meets the definition of an outbreak' - as China and Europe grapple with crises
Posted on 11/30/2023 9:52:12 AM PST by Red Badger
An 'extremely high' number of children are being diagnosed with pneumonia in Ohio — which is now the first US state to report an outbreak like the one in China.
Health officials in Warren County, 30 miles north of Cincinnati, said there have been 142 pediatric cases of the condition — dubbed 'white lung syndrome' — since August.
'Not only is this above the county average, it also meets the Ohio Department of Health definition of an outbreak,' the county's health department said Wednesday.
The spread of cases has raised fears that an American outbreak of the infection that has overwhelmed hospitals China could hit this winter. Several European countries are battling similar crises.
But a source at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that, nationally, 'nothing is out of the ordinary'.
An 'ongoing investigation' is underway in Ohio into what is triggering the wave of illness, but officials do not think it is a new respiratory disease — and instead blame a mixture of several common infections all hitting at once.
Patients so far have tested positive for mycoplasma pneumoniae, a bacterial lung infection for which some antibiotics are useless, strep, and adenovirus, a normally benign respiratory infections.
The average age of patients is eight, though some are as young as three.
There are several theories, one of which is that children's immunity has been weakened by lockdowns, mask-wearing and school closures during the pandemic — leaving them more vulnerable to seasonal illnesses.
Bacterial respiratory infections usually flare up every few years, normally as people are recovering from a wave of flu or other viral illnesses.
Mycoplasma pneumoniae infections tend to peak every three to seven years, the CDC says, with the illness having not peaked since the Covid pandemic hit in 2020.
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Here it comes. Just in time to mess up Christmas.
The Election Year Variant.
How long before they close the schools down again?
odd how the covid was basically defeated by childhood immunity, but his flu specifically targets children
things that make you go hummm...
One of our factories in Michigan had ~50% of the entire plant out sick about 3 weeks ago. Something is going around covid or otherwise.
Bummer... People get sick and die. Suck it up and stop your whining.
This is for your own good and not, as Right Wing Extremist rumor has it, to appease our new illegal alien muslim "asylum seekers".
Mask up and lockdown, and this is the result.
The Election Year Variant.
Except Myco is relatively mild for adults. And it is a bacteria not a virus.
I wanna see the ratio of affected people vaxxed vs unvaxxed!
Dare I say that the vaxxed/immunocompromised are hardest hit?
Funny about that.
But not mine.
I've noticed a lot more people wearing masks today.
Here we go again.
What % of these cases of kids have received either the China Virus or RSV $hot?
They never offer those numbers.
Of course not.
It would be too incriminating.
What matters is how it will be used to control us.
The masking threshold here hasn’t risen to a ‘lot more’, but it is more.
And since no one will be fooled by another version of Covid ... they have to bring children into it to force people to comply with mandatory mail-in voting.
The Election 2024 variant.
Shut all the businesses down, close the schools....Lock them down! Then run in circles like you’re on fire.
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