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Strange new disease outbreaks
various FR links | 06-09-03 | The Heavy Equipment Guy

Posted on 06/09/2003 3:32:01 PM PDT by backhoe

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/925952/posts
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Medical Alert (Global SARS Response & Bioterror Preparedness)
 
 
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West Nile virus crops up early
 
 
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http://www.etherzone.com/forum/index.php?board=25;action=display;threadid=3728

http://www.sarsnewswire.com/

http://www.urbanisars.com/


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aids; bacteria; biology; bioterrorism; birdflu; disease; dutchbirdflu; flu; frlibrarians; genetics; hiv; influenza; madcow; monkeypox; outbreak; palehorse; pharmaceuticals; prion; reference; sars; superstrain; virus; westnile; wmd
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These links were culled from other collections, and have been truncated to avoid SARS overload... all my SARS links can be found here:

-SARS ( atypical pneumonia )- a partial archive --

And by going to the "last" and scrolling backwards, you will find some other diseases mentioned as well.

Additionally,

-West Nile Virus- some basic information----

If you are willing to follow the links within links, there is quite a bit of disease information in these:

-The Poor-Boy Nuke-- Bioterrorism***

Nuclear, Biological, & Chemical Warfare- Survival Skills, Pt. II

As always, I welcome others to contribute their links and data.

1 posted on 06/09/2003 3:32:02 PM PDT by backhoe
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To: Judith Anne; aristeides; flutters
Let me call this to your attention, and FYI, I will add all "strange disease related" links to this post in the future. I had started adding them to my old SARS post, but suspect that a separate post for all oddball diseases will be better seen.

As always, feel free to add whatever you like.

2 posted on 06/09/2003 3:38:08 PM PDT by backhoe (Just an old keyboard cowboy, ridin' the trackball into the sunset...)
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To: backhoe
Dutch Bird Flu Claims First Human Victim (Not SARS)

DBMD - Legionellosis: Legionnaire's Disease (LD) and Pontiac Fever - Additional Information

3 posted on 06/09/2003 3:39:31 PM PDT by _Jim (http://www.biomedcentral.com/news/20030320/09/)
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To: backhoe
If it weren't for the striking coincidence that all those who've contracted monkeypox recently purchased prairie dogs, there may be something to that.

Why anyone would conceive of West Nile as a potential bioattack (especially with its well-studied & well-known transmission vectors) is beyond me..
4 posted on 06/09/2003 3:42:11 PM PDT by AntiGuv ()
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To: backhoe
Disease Outbreaks - Archives by disease

These outbreaks, reported to WHO from 1996 up to the present day, have been posted on Disease Outbreak News.

Alphabeticly from:

 
Acute diarrhoeal syndrome
Acute febrile syndrome
Acute haemorrhagic fever syndrome
Acute neurological syndrome
Acute respiratory syndrome
Acute watery diarrhoeal syndrome
Anthrax
Buffalopox
Cholera
Coccidioidomycosis
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever
Dengue fever
Dengue haemorrhagic fever
Diphtheria
Ebola haemorrhagic fever
Ehec (E.Coli 0157)
Encephalitis, Saint-Louis
Enterohaemorrhagic Escherischia Coli infection
Enterovirus
Foodborne disease
Haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome
Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome
Influenza
Japanese encephalitis
Lassa fever
Legionellosis
Leishmaniasis
Leptospirosis
Listeriosis
Louseborne typhus
Malaria
Measles
Meningococcal disease
Monkeypox
Myocarditis
Nipah virus
O'nyong-Nyong fever
Pertussis
Plague
Poliomyelitis
Rabies
Relapsing fever
Rift Valley fever
Shigellosis
Smallpox vaccine - accidental exposure
Staphylococcal food intoxication
Tularemia
Typhoid fever
West Nile fever through 
Yellow fever

5 posted on 06/09/2003 3:45:28 PM PDT by _Jim (http://www.biomedcentral.com/news/20030320/09/)
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To: backhoe
Oh, c'mon. The easiest way to not catch monkeypox in the US is not to consort with prairie dogs. Sheesh.
6 posted on 06/09/2003 3:45:47 PM PDT by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions=Very Expensive, Very SCRATCHY Toilet Paper)
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To: _Jim
The links are appreciated- thank you!
7 posted on 06/09/2003 3:45:58 PM PDT by backhoe (Just an old keyboard cowboy, ridin' the trackball into the sunset...)
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To: AntiGuv
"Why anyone would conceive of West Nile as a potential bioattack (especially with its well-studied & well-known transmission vectors) is beyond me.."

Me either, and I got tired of constantly posting and reposting the same darned information over and over to disprove those wacko theories. Some people just WANT the sky to fall.

8 posted on 06/09/2003 3:48:21 PM PDT by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions=Very Expensive, Very SCRATCHY Toilet Paper)
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To: cake_crumb
Why anyone would want a damned varmint for a pet escapes me, too.
9 posted on 06/09/2003 3:49:21 PM PDT by backhoe
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To: backhoe
The Next Influenza Pandemic: Lessons from Hong Kong, 1997 -- Avian Influenza Virus in Humans in Hong Kong -- 1.6 million chickens slaughtered
10 posted on 06/09/2003 3:55:44 PM PDT by _Jim (http://www.biomedcentral.com/news/20030320/09/)
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To: cake_crumb
Me either, and I got tired of constantly posting and reposting the same darned information over and over to disprove those wacko theories. Some people just WANT the sky to fall.

It's actually that people find it more comforting that disease outbreaks be bioterror instead of nature acting more or less randomly, believe it or not.

The idea that we're going to see deadly diseases randomly spring up and accidentally get transported to this country is more frightening than the idea that someone would deliberately engineer and deliver a disease; the former seems more "controllable" and you can solve the problem and make everything right by just finding or punishing the bad guys.

11 posted on 06/09/2003 3:56:45 PM PDT by John H K
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To: AntiGuv
Why anyone would conceive of West Nile as a potential bioattack

One reason may be the rather poor national reporting. It seems to me that the media represented West Nile to be something that attacked the elderly or those with compromised immune systems. In Western Michigan last summer there were several cases of West Nile in healthy adults. The victims, as of last report, were left with polio like disabilities and long rehab stints.

12 posted on 06/09/2003 3:57:59 PM PDT by Dolphy
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To: Dolphy
I'm still trying to figure out how bad WNV might get. Last summer I figured I was young and did not need to use repellent. I think I will be more diligent about avoiding mosquito bites this summer. Not only because I'm a year older, but I've started to read some really bad personal accounts on WNV.
13 posted on 06/09/2003 4:05:36 PM PDT by TBall
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To: _Jim
Again, thanks.
14 posted on 06/09/2003 4:20:57 PM PDT by backhoe
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To: backhoe
Great idea to have this summary thread. Thanks.
15 posted on 06/09/2003 4:44:35 PM PDT by FairOpinion
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To: AntiGuv
Why anyone would conceive of West Nile as a potential bioattack

Aren't the first places where the disease appeared in the country the NYC and D.C. areas?

16 posted on 06/09/2003 4:47:39 PM PDT by aristeides
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To: FairOpinion
Thanks for looking- I started putting some of this on that old SARS post, but decided that a separate post and title would probably be seen by more people.
17 posted on 06/09/2003 4:55:34 PM PDT by backhoe
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To: backhoe
West Nile virus discovered in bird in Fulton County
18 posted on 06/09/2003 4:57:36 PM PDT by Vigilantcitizen
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To: aristeides
Aren't the first places where the disease appeared in the country the NYC and D.C. areas?

NICE TRY at giving this conspiracy theory a boost counselor ...

In the summer and fall of 1999, the first cases ever of WN virus infection occurred in the northeastern United States. The original eight diagnosed cases, all previously healthy adults between the ages of 58 and 85, were found to be within a four-mile area of Queens, New York.
From: http://www.healthyarkansas.com/news/Hometown/2001/news_0101_fc.html


Local Health Watch : West Nile Virus

In the late summer of 1999, New York City health officials began tracking an outbreak of what appeared to be St. Louis encephalitis, a sometimes fatal viral disease.A few weeks later, several cases of the same illness were reported in the northern suburbs.

At the same time, reports of dead birds began filtering in to public health authorities. When more than 50 crows died in and around the Bronx Zoo, a pathologist there grew suspicious.

It turned out that the disease which killed the crows -- and which was transmitted to people by mosquitos -- was not common encephalitis. At first, it was identified as a "West Nile- like" virus. Eventually, scientists confirmed that it was indeed the West Nile virus, a form of encephalitis never before seen in the Western Hemisphere.

The Journal News has been reporting on the progress of the disease, and on efforts to control mosquitoes, since the first cases became known. A selection of those stories, recording the progress made in identifying the disease and some of the steps taken to combat it,is available on this page.

From: http://www.nyjournalnews.com/lifestyles/health/westnile/index.shtm
19 posted on 06/09/2003 5:07:30 PM PDT by _Jim
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To: backhoe
Zoo sleuth helped identify West Nile as the culprit Publication date: 9/29/1999
20 posted on 06/09/2003 5:09:58 PM PDT by _Jim
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