Skip to comments.EXCLUSIVE : Rare virus poses new threat to troops
Posted on 11/06/2009 4:06:33 AM PST by Cindy
SNIPPET: "Dr. Jim Radike, an expert in internal medicine and infectious diseases at the Role 3 Trauma Hospital at Kandahar Air Field, told The Washington Times that Sgt. Robert David Gordon, 22, from River Falls, Ala., died Sept. 16 from what turned out to be Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever after he was bitten by a tick. The virus is transmitted by infected blood and can be carried by ticks, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)."
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So...Zero & his buddies think the swine flu is perfect propaganda to push his deathcare legislation??? Just wait till this little bugger makes it back home. If (and admittedly a big IF because I do not now much about this hemorrhagic fever) the disease is easily transmissible, even our good healthcare system of today could be swamped overnight.
Better stock up on DEET and send as much as we can to our soldiers.
No, another hemorrhagic fever (there are a few of them).
Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever”
Excusive, you mean: Of, or making, excuses.
Smokin’ Joe I Pinged your list and some other freepers to sone new thread article post .
Thanks , freeper hennie pennie for the ping :)
EXCLUSIVE : Rare Virus Poses new threat to troops
is what i pinged the list too....
alsop here’s a link to another thread about Ukraine
here Ukraine influenza or Pneumonic Plague in Ukraine Situation getting worse and worse
HERE IS THE MAIN ON-GOING MESSAGETHREAD ABOUT THE SITUATION IN UKRAINE:
SHOCK! Epidemic of pneumonic plague in Ukraine? (updated at 05:39 pm)
Thanks for the ping. Scary stuff.
Exotic, obscure, uncurable bugs are the bane of US troops in remote third-world locations... I remember reading somewhere, years back, that in Vietnam, tropical diseases were responsible for almost as many American deaths as enemy action....
* Pneumonic plague Index
Definition of Pneumonic plague
Pneumonic plague: Infection of the lungs by Yersina pestis, the bacterial agent that causes the plague, a disease of animals (rodents and their fleas) and humans.
The first signs of the pneumonic plague are fever, headache, weakness, and cough productive of bloody or watery sputum. The pneumonia progresses over 2 to 4 days and may cause septic shock and, without early treatment, death.
Person-to-person transmission of pneumonic plague occurs through respiratory droplets, which can only infect those who have face-to-face contact with the person who is ill.
Early treatment of pneumonic plague is essential. Several antibiotics are effective, including streptomycin, tetracycline, and chloramphenicol.
There is no vaccine against plague but prophylactic antibiotic treatment for 7 days will protect persons who have had face-to-face contact with infected patients.
*The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has classified Yersina pestis as a high-priority (Category A) bioterrorism agent.*
May have been posted...
In China two people have died, a town of 10,000 people is under quarantine, and the area inside a 17-mile radius around it has been sealed to contain an outbreak of pneumonic plague. Two people have died from the highly contagious disease, one of the most virulent and deadly diseases on earth, usually fatal within 24 hours. It attacks the lungs and kills nearly everyone who catches it unless treated rapidly with antibiotics. Ukraine and World Pneumonic Plague Information: Update - 11/6/09 2:11PM est - Officials Say 109 Dead Now.
thanks , for the ping :)