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Polio, Spreading Abroad, Threatens US
abc ^ | May 5, 2014 | KATIE MOISSE

Posted on 05/05/2014 2:42:10 PM PDT by BenLurkin

A resurgence of polio in the Middle East and Africa has sparked a dire warning from public health officials, including U.S. experts who fear the deadly virus is just a plane ride away.

At least 10 countries are reporting cases of polio – a virus that can cause paralysis and even death.

“If unchecked, this situation could result in failure to eradicate globally one of the world’s most serious vaccine-preventable diseases,” the World Health Organization said in a statement today, calling the spread of polio in 2014 an “extraordinary event” and a “public health emergency of international concern.”

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Polio spreads through contact with saliva and feces, according to the National Institutes of Health. The virus is currently being exported from Pakistan, Cameroon and Syria, and has turned up in Afghanistan, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Iraq, Israel, Somalia and Nigeria.

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TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: polio

1 posted on 05/05/2014 2:42:10 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

They need to seriously look at restricting travel to some of the countries/regions. Especially true for these healthcare workers and people doing missionary work.


2 posted on 05/05/2014 3:01:05 PM PDT by voicereason (The RNC is like the "One-night stand" you wish you could forget.)
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To: BenLurkin

It brings tears to my eyes to see little kids in braces and wheel chairs. And how about an iron lung! How I would hate to see little kids in braces like that again, like some of my little schoolmates back in the day.

DH’s grandmother had polio as a girl. She relearned to walk and was able to marry, raise 3 kids and help her husband on the farm but in the end was very weak. I think that’s post-polio syndrome.

“They” should reveal photos and stories about FDR’s struggles with it.


3 posted on 05/05/2014 4:16:25 PM PDT by Cloverfarm
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To: voicereason

I know this sounds crass, unreasonable, hard, etc., etc. but why do we allow volunteer Dr.’s nurses, medical supplies and equipment to go anywhere but in the US? Sure, we have Obamacare which will solve all problems, but why not direct these misguided do-gooders to Appalachia, the ghettoes of the black activists? Seems we would do the world a lot better.


4 posted on 05/05/2014 5:13:44 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Safetgiver
why do we allow volunteer Dr.’s nurses, medical supplies and equipment to go anywhere but in the US?

There are lots of free clinics in the US staffed by volunteer doctors, nurses and helpers.

Our town has at least one of which I am aware. Ask around your town. Pay them a visit. Volunteer to help them or make a donation... or both!

5 posted on 05/05/2014 7:27:06 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ( "...[willful] ignorance is the opiate of academic elites." - Mike Adams [BN edit])
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To: 2ndreconmarine; Fitzcarraldo; Covenantor; Mother Abigail; EBH; Dog Gone; ...

Ping!


6 posted on 05/05/2014 9:43:24 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

thanks for the ping!


7 posted on 05/05/2014 10:15:08 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: machogirl

You’re Welcome, machogirl!


8 posted on 05/05/2014 10:55:21 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: BenLurkin; neverdem; ProtectOurFreedom; Mother Abigail; EBH; vetvetdoug; Smokin' Joe; Global2010; ..
Three threads, same basic topic...

Bring Out Your Dead

Post to me or FReep mail to be on/off the Bring Out Your Dead ping list.

The purpose of the “Bring Out Your Dead” ping list (formerly the “Ebola” ping list) is very early warning of emerging pandemics, as such it has a high false positive rate.

So far the false positive rate is 100%.

At some point we may well have a high mortality pandemic, and likely as not the “Bring Out Your Dead” threads will miss the beginning entirely.

*sigh* Such is life, and death...

9 posted on 05/06/2014 7:03:35 AM PDT by null and void ( They don't think think they are above the law. They think they are the law.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Thanks for the ping!


10 posted on 05/06/2014 7:33:53 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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