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Dead bird found on White House lawn to be tested for West Nile Virus
Boston.com ^ | 7/26/2002 | AP

Posted on 07/26/2002 5:16:04 AM PDT by Damocles

Edited on 04/13/2004 2:08:01 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

WASHINGTON (AP) A dead crow discovered on the White House grounds was infected with West Nile virus, health officials said after the bird was tested.

The crow is one of two found near a fountain on the South Lawn this week. The first was discovered late Sunday by Secret Service officers, who then found the second early Monday.


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KEYWORDS: westnilevirus
New terrorist plot?
1 posted on 07/26/2002 5:16:04 AM PDT by Damocles
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To: Damocles
Yes. Al-Qaeda has spent years training mosquitoes for the very purpose of spreading a disease that kills mostly birds.

They hate birds. They must have danced in the streets when the flamingoes keeled over.

2 posted on 07/26/2002 5:28:24 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: Damocles
If this was the Clinton White House the first test would have been for Syphilis.
3 posted on 07/26/2002 5:35:26 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: hellinahandcart
But then, they've got the spiders on Long Island trained as well...
4 posted on 07/26/2002 5:43:23 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: Damocles; 2sheep; Jeremiah Jr; babylonian; Prodigal Daughter; Orion
Tests on White House Dead Bird
Fri Jul 26, 1:18 AM ET

WASHINGTON (AP) - A dead crow discovered on the White House grounds was infected with West Nile virus ( news - web sites), health officials said after the bird was tested.

The crow is one of two found near a fountain on the South Lawn this week. The first was discovered late Sunday by Secret Service officers, who then found the second early Monday.

A District of Columbia crew sent to collect the birds found the first too decomposed to test. The second was sent to a state lab in Maryland, which tests all suspect bird carcasses found in the district.

An additional 45 dead birds in the city have tested positive for West Nile so far this year, according to the city's Health Department. More than half have been found in a neighborhood in the Northwest Washington.

That area is home to the National Zoo, which said last week that two flamingo chicks and a duck died this month from West Nile, which the zoo also believes killed a dozen more of its birds.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20020726/ap_on_go_pr_wh/west_nile_white_house_2

5 posted on 07/26/2002 6:19:08 PM PDT by Thinkin' Gal
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To: Thinkin' Gal; Cachelot; Alouette; zhabotinsky; Uncle Bill; rdavis84; SJackson; Yehuda; ...
>That area is home to the National Zoo, which said last week that two flamingo chicks and a duck died this month from West Nile, which the zoo also believes killed a dozen more of its birds.

Looking at the way the economy is crashing, dead duck is definitely the way the country is being led.  The rich men of the earth seem intent on getting richer and making the rest of us slaves of totalitarianism.

This being a West Nile disease is certainly a reflection of where Bush stands by wanting to set up the abomination of desolation, a Palestinian state inside Israel.  He stands West of the Nile, in Egypt.  Having hardened his heart, he is cursed of G-d just like Pharoah of old.

6 posted on 07/26/2002 6:56:38 PM PDT by 2sheep
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To: 2sheep
If this is a deliberate infection released in the Country, and I don't pretend to know the science in it, this could possibly get to be very major.

I'm assuming that all fowl would be suseptable to W.Nile Virus. Just imagine widespread devastation of the Fowl food sources. Then extreme thinning of wild fowl. Their part in the ecosystem is significant.

Remember the old writing/book "Silent Spring"?

7 posted on 07/26/2002 7:26:45 PM PDT by rdavis84
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To: rubbertramp
Any input on my last from a knowledgable viewpoint? :-)
8 posted on 07/26/2002 7:32:32 PM PDT by rdavis84
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To: Damocles
In the U.S. through the end of 2001, WN virus has been documented in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin.

From 1999 through July 25, 2002, there have been 161 total cases of West Nile virus illness in the United States reported to CDC and confirmed, including 18 fatalities.

West Nile (WN) virus has emerged in recent years in temperate regions of Europe and North America, presenting a threat to public, equine, and animal health. The most serious manifestation of WN virus infection is fatal encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) in humans and horses, as well as mortality in certain domestic and wild birds.

9 posted on 07/26/2002 7:39:06 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Damocles
There is no NEW plot.

The birds are dying in the midwest , also.

Our government sits up passengers on the Lusitainia , roosevelt pulls back half the recon planes in Pearl Harbor and enrages America over the attack by Japan and bush sets up American's in New York.

Grow up America , "we" are just along for the ride.

Why ?

Because "we" refuse to accept responsibility for our actions or the actions of our "government".

10 posted on 07/26/2002 7:41:45 PM PDT by Eustace
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To: Eustace
D.C. West Nile outbreaks
cluster around Army unit

Military lab experimenting with vaccine for virus spreading fast into Fairfax County
Posted: July 26, 2002
8:41 p.m. Eastern
  By Paul Sperry
© 2002 WorldNetDaily.com

WASHINGTON – Over the past 18 months, health officials here have found 407 dead birds infected with the West Nile virus, including two picked up at the White House this week.

The mosquito-borne virus is spreading so fast in nearby Fairfax County, meanwhile, that health officials have stopped testing dead birds. Every quadrant of the county now has the virus.

Fifty birds – two blue jays and the rest crows – have already tested positive in the county so far this year, an official told WorldNetDaily. That's up from 34 for all of last year.

And neighboring Maryland has led the nation in West Nile virus cases, a few of which have resulted in human deaths.

What's behind the Beltway outbreak? No one knows for sure.

Experts don't even know how the North African virus, first discovered in New York in 1999, entered the U.S., although theories, such as bioterrorism, abound (even though the virus is not known to be an efficient bioweapons agent).

"They don't know how it started," said Dennis Hill, spokesman for the Fairfax County Health Department.

Some cite the National Zoo as a possible breeding ground. It's in the Northwest part of Washington, where the city's West Nile virus cases have clustered.

But zoo officials report only about a dozen bird deaths.

Many of the infected birds have been found in neighborhoods around the former headquarters of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, which has been developing a vaccine for West Nile virus. The infectious-diseases lab moved to Silver Spring, Md., three years ago.

But lab microbiologists still do research at the main post in Washington, which includes a hospital with an infectious-diseases clinic and lab on the 6th floor, Army officials say. Other visitors include researchers from the Dugway Proving Grounds in Utah, where the Army has tested biological weapons agents including anthrax, tularemia and encephalitis.

Walter Reed Army Medical Center, at 6900 Georgia Ave., N.W., is in the city's Ward 1, where many of the virus-carrying birds have been picked up. In fact, many have been found at sites along Georgia Avenue, N.W., says D.C. Health Department spokeswoman Vera Jackson.

The Walter Reed institute is developing a vaccine for West Nile virus that comprises dengue virus with certain genes replaced by West Nile virus genes. Monkey trials were expected to begin earlier this year.

The virus – which has spread from New York to Florida and has been reported as far west as Louisiana, where it has claimed lives – is expected to be in all 50 states within the next two years, Hill says.

The disease produces flu-like symptoms and can lead to death, especially in small children and the elderly. More than 18 have died so far in this hemisphere.

11 posted on 07/26/2002 7:44:16 PM PDT by rdavis84
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To: hellinahandcart

12 posted on 07/26/2002 7:47:14 PM PDT by dighton
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To: rdavis84; Thinkin' Gal; Cachelot
>Many of the infected birds have been found in neighborhoods around the former headquarters of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, which has been developing a vaccine for West Nile virus.

Hmmm, that wasn't a "killed" vaccine or even "modified live" -- but a "live" one, the real  thing.  Wouldn't it be interesting if the army let this one fly in a bird.  Oops!  What irony.  The Palestinians blow themselves up in "work accidents" while making bombs to kill other people.

13 posted on 07/26/2002 7:53:59 PM PDT by 2sheep
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To: dighton
Heehee.
14 posted on 07/27/2002 2:51:33 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: 2sheep
This being a West Nile disease is certainly a reflection of where Bush stands by wanting to set up the abomination of desolation, a Palestinian state inside Israel. He stands West of the Nile, in Egypt. Having hardened his heart, he is cursed of G-d just like Pharoah of old.



You're funny.
15 posted on 07/27/2002 6:13:12 AM PDT by Indiana Girl
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To: rdavis84
A guy at work said he caught a show about Vietnam where the CIA was testing a drug on a group of soldiers that was supposed to make them more agressive fighters.

He said that the group ended up killing each other.

Do you remember the Legionaires conference in which Legionaire disease was named. They said it was from the air conditioning cooling towers.

I work on those things and have shoveled hundreds of pounds of pigeon crap out of them and have never gotten sick.

I remember a Sixty Minutes show I saw as a kid. They were interveiwing a Black man who said that the army had tested LSD on him , without letting him know , so they could study the effects.

It pretty much destroyed his life.

When I was in the army ( 74-77 )they made us take the swine flu vaccine , with the same threat of an Article 15 if we refused. Just like today with the anthrax vaccine they are making the military take.

I don't remember exactly where the labs are that make the anthrax vaccine , Milwaukee or Michigan I think , but there is only one lab producing it and the owner has change the formula which hasn't been approved. I don't remember his name either , but it was middle eastern sounding to me.

If we are attacked with a bacterial agent such as anthrax or bubonic plague , I have read that antibiotics will protect us , if you can get them. As far as I know , we are screwed if they use a virus because it will run its course regardless of medicine.

Cleanliness is the best protection , using iodine soap like the doctors use in hospitals. Iodine is also supposed to help protect our drinking water.

Bleach is too , but chlorine robs our bodies of oxygen and bacteria grows better in low oxygen environments ( I have read ). Bleach would be great for cleaning though.

Iodine is a trace metal that our bodies need and iodine tincture is just iodine and alcohol.

I'm just sharing some things off the top of my head dealing with tests on people. And a little info on protecting yourself. The antibiotics that will protect us from bacterias are available from foreign countries without prescriptions ( I just ordered some from Thailand as a test ), pet stores and farm stores. So far from what I see they have a one to two year shelf life , I'm freezing mine in the hope that when we lose power the one to two years starts then......

16 posted on 07/27/2002 6:47:33 AM PDT by Eustace
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To: Indiana Girl
You're funny.

Paul Proctor:  Ozzy Does D.C. ~ Bush is Still Salt-Free

17 posted on 07/27/2002 6:58:32 AM PDT by 2sheep
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To: Eustace
These two links show how it was done in the music and drug scene:

The "Age of Aquarius" and The "New World Order"

Full text of above link is here:   THE AQUARIAN CONSPIRACY  -- (The font is too big but content is compelling.  You can have your browser reduce the font.)

18 posted on 07/27/2002 7:04:54 AM PDT by 2sheep
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To: Damocles; dighton; aculeus; general_re
A sure cure for the West Nile virus:


19 posted on 07/27/2002 7:08:35 AM PDT by Orual
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To: Orual
Nevermore.
20 posted on 07/27/2002 7:29:21 AM PDT by 2sheep
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To: hellinahandcart
I hate to be the one to bring reality to you Mr. HellInAHandcrt but I was trained in NBC Defense for the United States Marine Corps and yes countries do in fact use mosquitoes as biological gents to spread disease. We even tested this out ears ago ourselves. Mosquitoes were dropped in multiple bomblets behind enemy lines these mosquitoes would bite and infect enemy soldiers with various illnesses. I don't mean to be crude here but it is hard for your enemy to fight when he is constantly havign to relieve his bowels.

It is perfectly logical to suspect that west nile virus, dengue fever and others were in fact brought here by al-qaeda, hezbollah or any of a a dozen other terrorist outfits.

The fact that you and others immediiately dismiss the idea only shows that you are lacking the facts. All you have to do is a quick search on "mosquito" and "biological weapons" if you want to investigate this for yourself, heres one quick excerpt that took me all of 10 seconds to locate
If Equidae were present, disease in these animals would occur simultaneously with human disease. Secondary spread by person-to-person\contact occurs at a negligible rate. However, a BW attack in a region populated by Equidae and appropriate mosquito vectors could initiate an epizootic/epidemic.
or how about this
"Introduction of yellow fever into a country with appropriate mosquito vectors might build up into a disabling epidemic before control measures were established."
And like I said my expertise comes from actual NBC training not rumor but you can at least search for the facts before spreading your disinformation that this is all a joke.

If only people would take the time to formulated an educated response rather than simply responding...
21 posted on 07/27/2002 7:41:39 AM PDT by RebelDawg
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To: Eustace
Grow up America , "we" are just along for the ride.
I suggest you see my previous post. You shouldn't pretend to have an informed opinion when it is so readily apparent that you do not.

Why exactly is it that you feel that mosquitos with this disease appearing in the midwest is evidence that this is not an attack? Do you feel that mosquitos cannot exist in the midwest or that terrorists do not exist in the midwest? Which is it? I would also ask you this question, exactly when was the last time that you heard of West Nile Virus in the U.S.?

You are uninformed on this subject.
22 posted on 07/27/2002 7:45:19 AM PDT by RebelDawg
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To: Damocles
Ok since no one else will answer, I tried to get you guys to actually look for some facts, I'll answer the question that I posed.
When did West Nile Virus first show up in the U.S.
Here's the answer that I found
"West Nile is a mosquito-borne virus that primarily infects birds but can be spread to humans and other mammals. Its first outbreak hit New York City in the summer 2 years ago. Last year it spread to most states in New England and as far south as North Carolina. Now, the agent has also been found in dead birds in Georgia, Florida and Louisiana. 'It's made a big jump,' said virologist Robert Tesh of the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.
And in New York City of all places. Nope you guys must be right, theres nothing to this. It must be naturally occurring... /sarcasm off
23 posted on 07/27/2002 7:54:26 AM PDT by RebelDawg
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To: RebelDawg
It appears to be spreading fast.  Lots of links here:

D.C. West Nile outbreaks cluster around Army unit

24 posted on 07/27/2002 8:01:52 AM PDT by 2sheep
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To: RebelDawg
Okay, formulate a response to this, Bud:

Why would they bother with a non-disabling disease? West Nile is a joke. They might as well threaten to infect us all with the common cold.

25 posted on 07/27/2002 8:07:06 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: RebelDawg
The first West Nile outbreak was actually three years ago, but what the hell.
26 posted on 07/27/2002 8:09:07 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: hellinahandcart
>West Nile is a joke. They might as well threaten to infect us all with the common cold.

This is worse than the common cold.  People die of West Nile virus.

Q. How many cases of West Nile encephalitis in humans have occurred in the U.S.?

A. In 1999, 62 cases of severe disease, including 7 deaths, occurred in the New York area. In 2000, 21 cases were reported, including 2 deaths in the New York City area.  In 2001, there were 66 human cases of severe disease and 9 deaths. No reliable estimates are available for the number of cases of West Nile encephalitis that occur worldwide.

For 2002, as of July 24, there have been 12 cases of human disesase due to West Nile virus infection reported and confirmed by CDC. 11 of those cases are located in the state of Louisiana.   Questions and Answers About West Nile Virus - CDC Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases (DVBID)

Take care!
27 posted on 07/27/2002 8:25:26 AM PDT by 2sheep
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To: 2sheep
You're not telling me anything I didn't already know, sheep-dip; I happen to live in the area under discussion. You're leaving out the age and prior medical status of the dead (Hint, this disease does not go around killing perfectly healthy people)

Now tell me how many people in NYC, in the same age/health demographic, died from complications from the common cold or the flu during the same time period.

Keep in mind we're 10 million people in close quarters. The mosquitoes have a target-rich environment. Yet in three years only 149 people have come down with the disease and only eighteen have died. And I'm supposed to consider this a threat? A diabolical plot? LMAO

You handwringers are such a joke sometimes. May all future terrorist plots be as insidiously diabolical as this one.

28 posted on 07/27/2002 8:40:18 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: Damocles
*scream, yell, run, panic, etc.*
30 posted on 07/27/2002 12:33:55 PM PDT by realpatriot71
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To: RebelDawg
Maybe You should have your own show then , because You know everything.

My comment on the misquitoes being in the midwest was to show they are further than the east coast by quite a bit.

I never pretend to know everything , I only share what I have read in the interest of sharing information and learning more. But I'm not blind and I don't defend what this corrupt government is doing to further world rule.

My comment about us only being along for the ride , refers to us American's not being a positive part of the equation anymore. We no longer matter and are just along for the ride.

Whether it be our own government killing us , or setting us up to be killed by another government in the interest of world rule.

31 posted on 07/27/2002 1:54:20 PM PDT by Eustace
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To: 2sheep
I had heard quite awhile ago that England was heavy into mind control and LSD.

Other reading says that the English nobility has been known as the Black Nobility because of satan worship since the 1200's.

There's so much information that it would be a full time job to research it.

But to me the push for world rule dispite human losses is obvious. I know all means will be used , and history shows that any means are acceptable. As shown in the "world wars" in the slaughter/sacrifice of millions of unarmed men , women and children.

America's turn is coming , drugs , racism , economy control , joblessness , morality or lack of , education control are all part of it. The bankster's like to remain out of the light as they revel with delight at their successes , as our politicians lick their asses hoping for a piece of the pie.

This wouldn't be possible if all of man's laws were based on and supported Gods' Laws. Which is why we must be separated from our God in Incorporated churches .

The solution is simple , but too many people calling themselves Christians want to sit on their hands and wait for God to handle it.

He has handled everything for us. Christ gave us Free Will and we have to be strong enough to stand up with Christ and do the right things , instead of waiting on Him to do it for us.

I can't see any other solution other than "elite genocide" the opposite of what they have planned for us......

32 posted on 07/27/2002 2:34:17 PM PDT by Eustace
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To: Damocles


XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX SUNDAY JULY 28, 2002 17:09:37 ET XXXXX


MOSQUITO ALERT ISSUED AT WHITE HOUSE: WEST NILE INFECTED BIRD FOUND DEAD ON GROUNDS

A mosquito alert has been issued at the White House -- after a dead bird discovered on the mansion's grounds tests positive for West Nile virus.

"Preliminary tests show the presence of West Nile," a health official said this weekend of the decomposing crow found by the Secret Service near a fountain on the South Lawn. "Mosquitoes spread the disease, all parties in the area should be on guard."

"The White House grounds are constantly sprayed for mosquitoes, I would put this low on the list of concerns," a Bush insider told the DRUDGE REPORT late Sunday.

The insider scoffed at talk among low-ranking staffers that someone may have planted an infected bird on the White House grounds as a terrorist act.

"No one here is taking that seriously. It is my understanding that dozens of sick [West Nile] birds are showing up all over northwest [Washington]."

But one White House staffer who contacted the DRUDGE REPORT was less confident.

"More people died last year from this thing than all who died from the anthrax outbreak! Hell, I'm worried."

West Nile has killed 18 people since its appearance in the United States in 1999, and caused notable infections in 161, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Infected birds or mosquitoes have appeared in 28 states so far this year.

In the average healthy person the virus causes no symptoms, or perhaps a vaguely flu-like feeling. But for the elderly, the disease can cause encephalitis or meningitis -- inflammations of the brain and spinal cord.

Local state officials report hundreds of calls a day from concerned citizens who find dead birds, fearing the birds may be infected with West Nile.
33 posted on 07/28/2002 5:02:16 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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