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  • ĎEpidemic Alertí As Doctors Diagnose Outbreak of Highly Contagious, Deadly Disease Among Migrants

    04/14/2016 6:45:02 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-14-2016 | Oliver Lane
    The outbreak of louse-born relapsing fever is just the latest re-emergence of diseases long thought exterminated in Europe, carried back to the continent by a great migratory movement of millions of people from Africa and Asia. Particularly associated with Ethiopia, Sudan, Eritrea, and Somalia, the extremely contagious bacteria causes severe illness and can be fatal in 30 to 70 per cent of cases, according to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • TB cases increase in U.S. for first time in 23 years

    03/24/2016 11:36:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 24, 2016 | Lena H. Sun
    The number of tuberculosis cases in the United States rose last year for the first time in nearly a quarter-century, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia each had more cases in 2015 than 2014, raising questions -- but no definitive answers -- about a possible resurgence of one of the world's deadliest diseases.
  • Many European doctors still think homosexuality is a disease

    03/21/2016 9:40:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 87 replies
    EurActiv ^ | Mar 21, 2016 | From euroefe.es | Translated by Samuel White
    A ďlarge numberĒ of doctors in certain EU member states still view homosexuality as a disease, a report has revealed. Euroefe reports. ďThe research also shows that there are still quite a number of healthcare professionals in several EU member states who believe LGBT people suffer from pathological diseases,Ē said Michael OíFlaherty, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). A recent FRA report found that Bulgaria, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia are the EU countries where this misconception is most widely held. This negative view of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people held by groups of professionals...
  • Officials Still Stumped as Deadly Blood Disease Spreads to Michigan

    03/20/2016 7:53:01 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    modernreaders.com ^ | 03/20/2016 | ed jones
    As health official continue to search for the origins of the ongoing Elizabethkingiam outbreak, the rare blood infection has now made its way to a second state. Having already sickened over 50 people since first being detected in Wisconsin in November, the Michigan Department of Health said Thursday that one of its own residents has tested positive for the infection. After being diagnosed with Elizabethkingiam, the elderly patient with several existing health conditions later died. The Wisconsin Department of Health has so far confirmed 54 cases of Elizabethkingiam ďThe majority of patients acquiring this infection are over the age of...
  • Undocumented immigrant charged with sexually assaulting 13-year-old in Wildwood

    03/15/2016 1:54:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    Press of Atlantic City ^ | March 15, 2016
    WILDWOOD - A city man was charged this week with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl. Juan Nieves-Barrios, 26, a restaurant dishwasher was charged with aggravated sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child. Police said Nieves-Barrios is an undocumented immigrant from Mexico. Nieves-Barrio was lodged Tuesday at the Cape May County jail on $175,000 bail set by state Superior Court Judge John C. Porto.
  • John Kasich defends immigration stance at Ohio rally

    03/14/2016 2:54:34 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/14/16 | Seth McLaughlin
    Gov. John Kasich defended Monday his support of an immigration overhaul that includes the legalization of nonviolent illegal immigrants, telling supporters on the eve of the Ohio primary that it is unrealistic to think that the federal government is going to boot illegal immigrants out of the country. The issue of illegal immigration has been a dividing line in the GOP presidential campaign, including here in Ohio, where businessman Donald Trump has vowed to finish the fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border and make the Mexican government pay for it, and promised to make people living in the country illegally to...
  • HHS: Immigrants with HIV, STDs welcome

    02/23/2016 8:53:40 AM PST · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 23, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    The administration has decided to let immigrants with three sexually transmitted diseases known for causing sores or lesions on genitalia to enter the United States, an expansion of a previous decision to let in those with HIV. The Department of Health and Human Services this month opened the borders to those with the STDs, deeming the communicable diseases not a big threat to the United States.
  • HEALTH MINISTER: BRAZIL IS 'LOSING BATTLE' AGAINST MOSQUITO

    01/26/2016 6:23:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies
    AP ^ | January 26, 2016 | Staff
    Brazilian newspapers say the country's health minister has acknowledged the country is "badly losing the battle" against the mosquito that transmits Zika, a virus linked to a rare birth defect.
  • Diphtheria, Tuberculosis, And Malaria: European Hospitals Prepare for Influx of Migrant Diseases

    01/20/2016 9:10:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | ry 20, 2016 | Nick Hallett
    Hospitals in Europe have been warned that newly-arrived migrants may bring with them diseases that have been eradicated in the country for several decades. The Danish State Serum Institute (SSI) has warned hospitals to be on the lookout for signs of diphtheria, an illness that has not been seen in Denmark for 20 years, after two Libyan migrants tested position for the disease. ‚ÄúThe infection can be very dangerous if one isn‚Äôt vaccinated against it. The dangerous type is very rare and we last saw it in Denmark in 1998,‚ÄĚ spokesman Kurt Fuursted said.
  • Two cases of the Zika virus found in Miami-Dade [No cure, Immigrant Carriers...]

    01/20/2016 2:23:02 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 1/19/16 | Carli Teproff
    The Florida Department of Health on Tuesday confirmed that three people ‚ÄĒ two of whom are in Miami-Dade County ‚ÄĒcontracted the mosquito-borne Zika virus while visiting South America. The virus, which may cause a fever, rash, joint pain, conjunctivitis and could be dangerous for pregnant women or women of childbearing age, is quickly spreading through South America, Central America and the Caribbean....
  • Progress in Jimmy Carter‚Äôs Quest to End Guinea Worm Disease

    01/12/2016 9:38:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 11, 2016 | Donald G. McNeil, Jr.
    Only 22 cases of Guinea worm disease were reported in 2015, the Carter Center announced last week, a significant drop from the 126 cases reported in 2014. The cases were spread across 20 villages in four countries, two of which ‚ÄĒ Mali and South Sudan ‚ÄĒ are split by tribal fighting that hampers eradication efforts.
  • Right to Try: The FDA Has the Blood of Millions of Americans on its Hands

    01/11/2016 11:00:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2016 | Rachel Alexander
    Darcy Olsen, CEO and president of the Goldwater Institute, has written a must-read book for anyone facing a serious ailment, The Right to Try: How the Federal Government Prevents Americans from Getting the Life-Saving Treatments They Need.It is common knowledge there is a problem with the FDA delaying the approval of drugs. But until now, most Americans did not realize just how bad the situation is ¬†‚ÄĒ hundreds of thousands of people, including children, needlessly lose their lives every year because new, breakthrough drugs that have worked in clinical trials and are legal in other countries are not approved here....
  • Little-Known Virus Challenges a Far-Flung Health System

    07/04/2007 10:00:12 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 481+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 3, 2007 | LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN
    A little-known virus is causing a big fuss in Micronesia, the Pacific island nation partly managed by the United States. The Zika virus, spread by mosquitoes, produces an itchy rash, pinkeye, joint pain and fever. Since its discovery 60 years ago in an ill monkey in the Zika forest in Uganda, it has caused rare cases and outbreaks in Africa and Southeast Asia. There is no specific treatment or vaccine. Now Zika has made its first appearance in Micronesia, on the island of Yap, where health officials say there have been at least 42 confirmed cases and 65 probable ones....
  • Alarm Spreads in Brazil Over a Virus and a Surge in Malformed Infants

    12/30/2015 5:14:51 PM PST · by heartwood · 33 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Ded. 30, 2015 | Simon Romero
    SAO PAULO, Brazil - A little-known virus spread by mosquitoes is causing one of the most alarming health crises to hit Brazil in decades, officials here warn: thousands of cases of brain damage, in which babies are born with unusually small heads. ...The alarm stems from a huge surge in babies with microcephaly, a rare, incurable condition in which their heads are abnormally small. Brazilian officials have registered at least 2,782 cases this year, compared with just 147 in 2014 and 167 the year before. ...No one knows precisely when the Zika virus made the leap to Brazil from its...
  • Gonorrhoea 'could become untreatable'

    12/28/2015 6:16:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies
    BBC ^ | December 27, 2015 | James Gallagher
    Dame Sally Davies has written to all GPs and pharmacies to ensure they are prescribing the correct drugs after the rise of "super-gonorrhoea" in Leeds. Her warning comes after concerns were raised that some patients were not getting both of the antibiotics needed to clear the infection. Sexual health doctors said gonorrhoea was "rapidly" developing resistance. A highly drug-resistant strain of gonorrhoea was detected in the north of England in March.
  • Why Are Many Diseases Back, Decades After Being Wiped Out in the U.S.?

    12/25/2015 11:54:32 PM PST · by detective · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Dec 2015 | Tom Tancredo
    An E. coli epidemic in Seattle and Kansas City and 19 other states? TB in New York and Manassas, Virginia? Leprosy in New Hampshire? Dengue Fever in Laredo? What's going on here? If you think data about illegal alien crime is hidden from public, just try to find information on the contagious diseases brought across our borders by illegal aliens from nearly 100 countries. If we survey the anecdotal and sporadic official data of the past fifteen years, there is no doubt we are being invaded daily by dangerous diseases.
  • Victorian-Era diseases on the rise in Britain

    12/23/2015 10:01:23 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    wwlp.com ^ | 12/23/2015 | Max Foster, CNN
    Scurvy, tuberculosis, scarlet fever may conjure up images of a Charles Dickens tale. However, diseases of the Victorian Era are re-emerging in modern day Britain. ... TB is one disease often synonymous with poverty, affecting the most vulnerable. However, health officials warn strains of the disease lie undetected in all parts of modern society and could break out in the future. ... In fact, over the last five years in England, cases of scarlet fever have risen 136%, scurvy by 38% and cholera by 300%, though for scurvy and cholera the numbers are very small. So why the resurgence? "Reduced...
  • The Gay Agenda and the Real World: Homosexual practice tends to promote the spread of disease.

    12/19/2015 7:47:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/19/2015 | David Deming
    In 1975, I took a college course in psychology. The professor invited a gay man to speak to the class. He explained to us, "I'm just like you, only I prefer to have sex with men instead of women." No one objected or protested. What did we know? The thesis seemed plausible then, and today most people regard it as axiomatic. The gay agenda is to convince the heterosexual majority that there are no appreciable differences between homosexuals and heterosexuals. We are to believe that sexual preference is merely a personal choice with no broader ramifications for society. The choice...
  • A flesh-eating disease is sweeping across Syria, and ISIS is partly to blame

    12/13/2015 6:54:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Tech Insider ^ | 12/4/2015 | Rebecca Harrington
    A disfiguring, flesh-eating disease is sweeping across Syria, and the US State Department says ISIS is to blame. The disease is Leishmaniasis, and it's spread by a parasite that's transmitted through the bite of an infected sandfly. It can cause painful open sores that sometimes take months or even years to heal, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Syria has always been a hotspot for Leishmaniasis, but the civil war is likely accelerating the spread. Poor sanitary conditions can increase the number of places for sandflies to breed, according to the World Health Organization. So ISIS'...
  • The Return of Syphilis

    12/04/2015 6:49:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 3, 2015 | Naomi Sharp
    ‚ÄúIn the yere of Chryst 1493 or there aboute this most foule and most grievous disease beganne to sprede amonge the people,‚ÄĚ a German scholar named Ulrich von Hutten wrote soon after the first known outbreak of syphilis swept across Europe. In his book Guns, Germs, and Steel, the historian Jared Diamond elaborated: ‚ÄúIts pustules often covered the body from the head to the knees, caused flesh to fall off people‚Äôs faces, and led to death within a few months.‚ÄĚ Today, syphilis can seem like a historical relic, more likely to appear in period movies than in one‚Äôs next-door neighbor....
  • ISIS in danger of being wiped out - by deadly flesh-eating disease ?

    12/02/2015 8:36:00 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 40 replies
    http://www.mirror.co.uk ^ | 18:57, 2 APR 2015 | BY MHAIRI MACFARLANE
    An outbreak of Leishmaniasis is spreading fast due to to pollution and poor hygiene conditions Islamic State fighters are falling ill in their droves to a deadly flesh-eating virus. Known as Leishmaniasis, the disease is spreading at a fast thanks to pollution and poor hygiene conditions and there have been more than 100,000 cases reported, the Sun has reported. It causes large open wounds which eat away at flesh, is fatal if not treated with a simple course of medicine.
  • Dangerous Chagas Disease ‚Äď Imported from Latin America ‚Äď Widespread in Southern US

    12/02/2015 7:11:15 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 16 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/02/15 | Jim Hoft
    Thanks to Obama‚Äôs open border policies there are now hundreds of thousands of cases of Chagas Disease in the United States today. Chagas disease also known as American trypanosomiasis, is a potentially life-threatening illness caused by the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi (T. cruzi). It is found mainly in endemic areas of 21 Latin American countries. The disease is transmitted to humans by contact with feces of triatomine bugs, known as ‚Äėkissing bugs.‚Äô Chagas disease is spread by the Kissing Bug in Latin American countries. Chagas often leads to a fatal condition known as Chagasic cardiomyopathy. The National School for Tropical...
  • Americans agree with Trump: The illegal immigrants must go

    11/25/2015 4:43:37 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 48 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Todd Starnes
    Most Americans agree with Donald Trump -- the illegal aliens have to go. Head 'em up, move 'em out. A new Fox News poll shows 52 percent of the nation favors deporting the millions of illegals back to their home countries. Republicans and Democrats support Mr. Trump’s plan. But the numbers among Republicans are astronomical. Seventy percent agree with Mr. Trump -- a super-majority. So why does the Republican establishment continue to support pro-amnesty candidates? Jeb Bush accused Mr. Trump of preying on people's deep-seated fears. “This whole idea of preying on people’s deep-seated fears of what the future looks...
  • STD rates rise dramatically, especially among men

    11/23/2015 10:23:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/20.2015 | By Carina Storrs
    The news in this year's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report on sexually transmitted diseases is not good. The number of cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea in the United States increased between 2013 and 2014, after being on the decline for several years. Cases of syphilis, which have been on the rise for the last decade, shot up in 2014. Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are the three most common STDs in the United States that are also notifiable, meaning health departments are required to report new cases to the CDC. (HIV and shigella are also notifiable STDs.) Chlamydia is...
  • Jihadis sneaked into Europe as fake Syrian refugees:

    11/14/2015 9:21:16 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 66 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 14 November 2015 | By Ian Gallagher and Martin Beckford for The Mail on Sunday and Darren Boyle
    Two of the suicide bombers who caused carnage in the Paris massacre are thought to have sneaked into France by posing as refugees from Syria. The disclosure, which came amid claims of French intelligence failures, inevitably raised new security concerns about Europe‚Äôs borders. Police said the two men, who arrived in Greece last month, were among seven attackers, one as young as 15. One of the attackers was last night named by French media as Mostefai Isma√ęl Omar, 29, from Courcouronnes, in Essonne. Serbian media last night reported that one of the terrorists was named as Ahmed Almuhamed. The newspaper,...
  • Ben Carson responds to Trump's tirade against him last night in Iowa:

    11/13/2015 11:07:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 13, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    This is the smartest possible response from a man who's admired by voters for his piety and service as a healer. He turned the other cheek: "It's so sad watching and listening to him," Armstrong Williams said on CNN's "New Day." "I mean, a man who is so accomplished, who has been so blessed, but yet cannot fathom why Dr. Carson or anyone else would be doing better than he in the presidential race right now.""He just cannot accept leading from behind," Mr. Williams said. "He cannot accept being challenged. He cannot reconcile how this is happening. Obviously, he only...
  • leishmaniasis: This Disfiguring Disease Has Crossed the US Border

    10/31/2015 6:05:12 AM PDT · by disclaimer · 54 replies
    Newser ^ | Oct 21, 2015 7:21 AM CDT | Elizabeth Armstrong Moore, Newser Staff
    A sometimes lethal parasitic disease that can leave its victims with crater-like ulcers and grayish skin tones has never much bothered those within the confines of the US-until now. Between 2000 and 2007, 13 autochthonous cases-meaning victims contracted it here, as opposed to while traveling elsewhere-of leishmaniasis cropped up in Texas and Oklahoma, compared to just 29 cases spanning almost the entire 20th century,... In South Sudan, visceral leishmaniasis killed 10 times as many people as died in the Ebola outbreak of 2014-15
  • Researchers compare 'natural' mosquito repellents to DEET

    10/28/2015 12:46:26 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 96 replies
    phys.org ^ | 10/28/2015 | by Josh Lancette &Provided by: Entomological Society of America
    Every summer while preparing for long weekends at our family cabin in the north woods of Minnesota, we'd face the same dilemmas. What food should we bring? Is SPF 50 sunscreen enough protection? And, most importantly, which mosquito repellent should we buy? If we picked the wrong kind, we'd be opening ourselves up to evenings of constant swatting by the campfire and nights of uncontrollable itching. Protection from the unofficial state bird, the mosquito, was not something to take lightly. However, while itchy limbs might be annoying, Minnesotans don't have much to worry about from mosquitoes, except for the occasional...
  • Deal approved to protect grizzly bear habitat in Montana ( Donald Molloy )

    10/10/2015 11:13:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 74 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10-10-2015 | Laura Zuckerman
    A U.S. judge on Friday approved a deal between conservationists and Montana officials to restrict road-building and logging in roughly 22,000 acres of state forest lands that make up core habitat for federally protected grizzlies. The agreement resolves a lawsuit brought by conservationists after the state had sought to open 37,000 acres , mostly in the Stillwater State Forest, to timber harvesting despite what environmentalists said would be the destruction of prime grizzly bear territory. ... U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy in a decision last year found the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service violated the Endangered Species Act by...
  • UK MUSLIM EATERY SICKENS 142 BY INTRODUCING NEW STRAIN OF ECOLI

    09/25/2015 6:14:53 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 50 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 9/25/15 | Daniel Greenfield
    Hygiene isn't Halal Immigration is all about diversity and cultural enrichment. And this Muslim eatery enriched the UK with a new strain of Ecoli that sent customers to the hospital because handwashing was Haram. A teenage girl almost died and more than 140 others were taken severely ill after contracting a E.coli in a filthy takeaway where staff did not wash their hands after going to the toilet. 142 customers who ate at the Khyber Pass in Hyson Green, Nottingham, suffered with nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea after the outbreak last June, and a 13-year-old girl was left so ill that...
  • Vaccine Whistleblower: Exposing Autism Research Fraud at the CDC [Book Review]

    08/17/2015 7:44:59 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 17 replies
    Amazon ^ | 8/20/2015 | Esq. Kevin Barry, Dr. Boyd E. Haley
    Vaccine Whistleblower is a gripping account of four legally recorded phone conversations between Dr. Brian Hooker, a scientist investigating autism and vaccine research, and Dr. William Thompson, a senior scientist in the vaccine safety division at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Thompson, who is still employed at the CDC under protection of the federal Whistleblower Protection Act, discloses a pattern of data manipulation, fraud, and corruption at the highest levels of the CDC, the federal agency in charge of protecting the health of Americans. Thompson states, ďSenior people just do completely unethical, vile things and no one...
  • Michael Sam tweets his departure from football, citing mental health

    08/14/2015 8:44:02 PM PDT · by Callahan · 46 replies
    ESPN ^ | 8/14/2015 | ESPN News Services
    Michael Sam will step away from professional football, he announced via Twitter on Friday night. Sam, the 25-year-old who began the season with the CFL's Montreal Alouettes, cited a tumultuous past year for leaving football at this time. The Alouettes confirmed in a release that Sam has left the club for "personal reasons" and that he has been added to the team's suspended list. Sam made the announcement in a series of three tweets.
  • Number of Legionnaires' Cases Rises to 86 Amid Deadly Outbreak: Officials ( New York )

    08/04/2015 1:14:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    NBC 4 New York ^ | Aug. 4, 2015
    Five more cases of Legionnaires' disease have been added to the Bronx outbreak that has claimed seven lives and sickened more than six dozen people in the last three weeks, Mayor de Blasio said Tuesday. The number of those killed stands at seven. The mayor's briefing comes a day after the city announced an increase in the death toll and the number of cases at a packed town hall meeting at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, where hundreds of residents gathered to hear what state, city and local officials had to say about the deadly outbreak. Eighty-six cases of...
  • Four dead in Legionnaires' disease outbreak in New York

    08/03/2015 6:56:42 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    CNN/AP ^ | August 2, 2015 | David Shortell,
    New York (CNN)óThe number of deaths in the New York City Legionnaires' disease outbreak is up to four. Seventy-one cases of the flu-like disease have been reported since mid-July in the South Bronx, up from 31 on Thursday, the city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said Sunday.
  • Judge Orders Release of Immigrant Children Detained by U.S. (Mothers to be released, too)

    07/26/2015 8:09:57 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/25/15 | JULIA PRESTON
    A federal judge in California has ruled that the Obama administrationís detention of children and their mothers who were caught crossing the border illegally is a serious violation of a longstanding court settlement, and that the families should be released as quickly as possible. In a decision late Friday roundly rejecting the administrationís arguments for holding the families, Judge Dolly M. Gee of Federal District Court for the Central District of California found that two detention centers in Texas that the administration opened last summer fail to meet minimum legal requirements of the 1997 settlement for facilities housing children. -snip-...
  • Stay Classy: Trump Used To Test His Dates For AIDS

    07/24/2015 8:23:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 101 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 25, 2015 | Asawin Suebsaeng
    In the early Ď90s, the Donald said he would ask his ladies to swing by the doctor for an AIDS test before heíd wine and dine them.Future American President Donald J. Trump appears to be a tad germophobic. ďOne of the curses of American society is the simple act of shaking hands, and the more successful and famous one becomes the worse this terrible custom seems to get,Ē the 2016 Republican presidential frontrunner wrote in his book The Art of the Comeback, published in 1997. ďI happen to be a clean hands freak. I feel much better after I thoroughly...
  • OBAMAíS ILLEGAL ALIENS: IMPORTING DEADLY THIRD WORLD DISEASES

    07/23/2015 8:02:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 07/23/2015 | Matthew Vadum
    Even as exotic new diseases and nearly-eradicated old ones keep popping up across the nation, the Obama administration is unconcerned, or some would say, recklessly indifferent, to the public health threat that Third World illegal aliens pose to the American public. This isn't an observation from would-be GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump or some wild-eyed rube -- it's a devastating criticism that comes from two public health experts at the government's own Centers for Disease Control (CDC). It comes as deadly diseases surface or make a comeback in the U.S. Among those ailments are tuberculosis, pneumonia, paralysis-causing acute flaccid myelitis,...
  • Experts warn Floridians to steer clear of armadillos to avoid leprosy exposure

    07/21/2015 2:07:23 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    www.actionnewsjax.com ^ | 07-21-2015 | By Amanda Warford
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. ó Leprosy cases in Florida are higher than normal and experts are blaming armadillos. Nine cases have been reported across Florida so far this year. On average, the state only sees 10 cases for the entire year. Action News spoke to a trapper who said he takes extra precautions because of this danger. Armadillos are very common all over Florida, and most of them live in the woods. But others could live near your home, and we learned that puts you and your family at risk. ďWe catch more armadillos than we do any other species,Ē said wildlife...
  • Trump: 'Infectious disease is pouring across the border'

    07/07/2015 11:43:46 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/06/15 | Jesse Byrnes
    Donald Trump doubled down on his controversial comments about illegal immigration from Mexico on Monday, saying, "infectious disease is pouring across the border." Trump issued a lengthy ó nearly 900 word ó statement invoking the death of a San Francisco woman shot and killed last week by a suspect who had previously been deported to Mexico five times. "This is merely one of thousands of similar incidents throughout the United States," Trump said Monday. "In other words, the worst elements in Mexico are being pushed into the United States by the Mexican government." The 2016 Republican presidential candidate said Mexican...
  • CDC Official Calls Obama Worst President, Amateur, Marxist After Influx of Illegal Alien Minors

    07/02/2015 10:50:37 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 2, 2015
    Following the influx of illegal immigrant minors from Central America, an official at the federal agency charged with protecting public health describes Barack Obama as ďthe worst pres we have ever had,Ē an ďamateurĒ and ďMarxist,Ē according to internal emails obtained by Judicial Watch. JW got the records as part of an investigation into the Center for Disease Controlís (CDC) activation of an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to deal with the barrage of illegal alien minors last summer. Tens of thousands of Central Americans came into the United States through the Mexican border and contagious diseasesómany considered to be eradicated...
  • Importing a Potential Epidemic

    06/24/2015 4:08:32 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 24, 2015 | Arnold Ahlert
    Importing a Potential EpidemicPosted By Arnold Ahlert On June 24, 2015 @ 12:24 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments [1]By now most Americans are familiar with the Obama administration¬ís ongoing effort to force-feed amnesty for illegals to a largely recalcitrant American public. The most egregious part of this effort occurred during last year¬ís border ¬ďsurge¬Ē when the administration not only embraced the admittance of tens of thousands of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs) into our nation, but the purposeful and secret¬†dispersal [2]¬†of them into all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. What Americans...
  • Florida Health Department to Tourists: Don't Worry About That Flesh-Eating Bacteria

    06/15/2015 6:09:06 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | June 15, 3015 | Tim Elfrink
    Last week, TV stations and wire reports began spreading an urgent warning from the Florida Department of Health: A flesh-eating bacteria was spreading in Florida's oceans, health officials warned. More than 30 swimmers have been infected in the past year, including seven in 2015. Two people have already died this year from the bacteria, which ó again ó literally eats human flesh. Now, the Florida DOH has released an equally vital update. "Visitors encouraged to visit Florida's beautiful beaches," reads the glowing, slightly repetitive headline. Oh, and about that whole flesh eating bacteria thing? Don't worry about it!
  • Libertyís Ďhuddled massesí are not illegals

    06/14/2015 5:55:31 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/14/15 | David. L. Hunter
    The choice is simple: equality and order under law or the rule of the mob The Statue of Liberty, that grande dame of Democracy who endless holds aloft freedomís torch, must feel today more and more the burdens of Atlas, the mythical Greek Titan who held the whole world on his shoulders. This towering symbol of all things beautiful and uniquely American communicates these words of compassion: ďGive me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.Ē This humanitarian ideal and these inspiring words on the statueís pedestalóimmortalized in the 1883 poem ďThe New ColossusĒ by Emma...
  • California to tighten vaccine law despite outcry over parental rights

    06/11/2015 11:23:50 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 10, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    The rash of tough pro-vaccine bills that infected state legislatures after the Disneyland measles outbreak has largely faded, and based on the uproar in California, itís not hard to see why. The state capitol has been flooded off and on for months with parental-choice advocates drawing thousands for protests against Senate Bill 277, which would eliminate personal belief or religious exemptions and require all children without a medical exemption to be vaccinated before entering public school. And the outcry has only grown louder as the bill nears passage, spreading beyond the issue of vaccination safety and morphing into a full-blown...
  • Patient With Extreme Form of TB Sent to NIH

    06/08/2015 8:54:06 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | Maggie Fox
    A female patient with an extremely hard-to-treat form of tuberculosis is being treated at the National Institutes of Health outside Washington D.C., and federal and state officials are now tracking down hundreds of people who may have been in contact with her. The woman traveled to at least three states before she sought treatment from a U.S. doctor. While TB is not easily caught by casual contact, extensively drug resistant (XDR) TB is so dangerous that health officials will have to make a concerted effort to warn anyone who may be at risk.
  • Insect Parts and Mouse Poop: Gross Things in Your Food

    06/08/2015 2:45:42 PM PDT · by LucyT · 19 replies
    LiveScience ^ | June 08, 2015 | Cari Nierenberg, Contributing Writer
    Nobody wants to find insect parts, rat hairs, mouse poop or maggots in their food. But the Food and Drug Administration does allows low levels of these nasty things along with a bunch of other icky stuff to be present in food, or the ingredients that go into it. In fact, the FDA considers such things to be "natural or unavoidable defects," and the agency maintains a "Defect Levels Handbook" to describe the acceptable levels. [snip] The FDA's handbook, which was released in 1995 and last updated in 2005, is a fun read. A person can find out acceptable levels...
  • DNA can't explain all inherited biological traits, research shows

    04/03/2015 11:57:35 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 14 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 4-2-2015 | University of Edinburgh
    Characteristics passed between generations are not decided solely by DNA, but can be brought about by other material in cells, new research shows. Scientists studied proteins found in cells, known as histones, which are not part of the genetic code, but act as spools around which DNA is wound. Histones are known to control whether or not genes are switched on. Researchers found that naturally occurring changes to these proteins, which affect how they control genes, can be sustained from one generation to the next and so influence which traits are passed on. The finding demonstrates for the first time...
  • Study: Cat Parasite Tied To Schizophrenia, Mental Illnesses

    06/05/2015 8:12:38 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    washington.cbslocal.com ^ | June 5, 2015 9:14 AM | Benjamin Fearnow
    WASHINGTON (CBS DC) ó Coming into close contact with cats can spread a parasite called Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) Ė also dubbed the ďcat poop parasiteĒ Ė which are linked to schizophrenia and other mental disorders that affect humans. The cat-carried parasite is the most common in developed countries and can infect any warm-blooded species, according to the Schizophrenia Bulletin. Although most humans donít suffer any symptoms from the widespread parasite, it can cause the illness T. gondii, which is linked to weeks of flu-like symptoms, blindness and even death, CBS News reports. Two new studies have now linked the...
  • DNA carries traces of past events meaning poor lifestyle can affect future generations

    06/04/2015 5:37:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | June 4, 2015 | Sarah Knapton, Science Editor
    Scientists now know that our DNA is being altered all the time by environment, lifestyle and traumatic events. Genetic faults caused by trauma, poor lifestyle or environmental stress can be passed down to future generations, scientists at the University of Cambridge have discovered. Previously large studies have shown that devastating events such as famine can scar future generations, making them more prone to obesity and diabetes. However it is the first time that the biological mechanism for the effect has been seen. Although the same genes are passed down through generations, scientists now know that our DNA is being altered...
  • Test unravels history of infection

    06/04/2015 5:28:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The British Broadcasting Corporation ^ | June 4, 2015 | Jonathan Ball
    US researchers claim to have developed a single test that is able to identify past exposure to every known human virus infection, using a drop of blood.The technique decodes the infection history imprinted in our immune response. The scientists hope that the test will eventually provide important insight into how viruses contribute to development of a range of diseases. The work was published in the journal Science. During a virus infection, your immune system generates antibodies designed to fight the virus. Each antibody recognises a tiny fragment of the virus and their interaction is very specific - they fit like...