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  • Illegal Alien Minors Spreading TB, Ebola, Dengue, Swine Flu

    07/08/2014 12:16:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 76 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 8, 2014
    The hordes of illegal immigrant minors entering the U.S. are bringing serious diseases—including swine flu, dengue fever, Ebola virus and tuberculosis—that present a danger to the American public as well as the Border Patrol agents forced to care for the kids, according to a U.S. Congressman who is also medical doctor. This has created a “severe and dangerous” crisis, says the Georgia lawmaker, Phil Gingrey. Most of the Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) are coming from Central America and they’re importing infectious diseases considered to be largely eradicated in this country. Additionally, many of the migrants lack basic vaccinations such as...
  • "Immigration Crisis"--Or Actually An Ultimate Obama Power-Grab?

    07/08/2014 11:34:59 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 12 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 7, 2014 | Dr. Manny Alvarez
    Dr. Manny: Is America on the verge of a major health crisis? The recent surge of immigrants at the Texas-Mexico border – many of whom are unaccompanied minors – is the latest catastrophe under the Obama administration’s immigration policy that is seriously putting the health of our nation at risk. Modern public health policies clearly describe conditions which could lead to mass outbreaks of diseases, and what’s going on now is the perfect storm. State health officials touring one of the detention centers in Texas recently reported several issues including a lack of medicine for children, and insufficient medical screenings...
  • Immigration crisis: Tuberculosis spreading at camps

    07/08/2014 7:57:48 AM PDT · by libstripper · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 8, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    Are the thousands of illegal immigrant kids housed in detention facilities happy and well fed -- or are they living in disease-infested compounds shrouded in secrecy? Well, it depends on who you ask. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seems to think the children coming across the southern border are remarkably healthy. It's a sentiment shared by BCFS -- the Texas-based agency formerly known as Baptist Child & Family Services contracted to run camps at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio and Fort Sill in Oklahoma.
  • Illegal Immigrant Children Have Lice So Bad ‘They Can Be Seen Crawling Down’ Their Faces

    07/07/2014 9:17:55 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 81 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 7, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Todd Starnes told Sean Hannity on FOX News tonight that the illegal immigrant children held at Lackland Air Force base in Oklahoma are bringing diseases into America. The children have tuberculosis, scabies and lice so bad you can see them running down their faces. “It’s one giant emergency room. They tell me tuberculosis has become a very dangerous issue there. Nurses say the number of children representing symptoms of tuberculosis is ‘simply staggering.’ Spitting up blood, chest pains, constant coughing. There are at least three confirmed cases for the illegals in Austin, Texas… The federal government is covering up the...
  • Obesity is Inflammatory Disease, Rat Study Shows

    07/07/2014 5:38:08 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 42 replies
    Sci-News ^ | 2013 December 05 | Sci-News
    Scientists led by Dr David Fairlie from the University of Queensland, Australia, have found abnormal amounts of an inflammatory protein called PAR2 in the fat tissues of overweight and obese rats and humans. PAR2 is also increased on the surfaces of human immune cells by common fatty acids in the diet. When obese rats on a diet high in sugar and fat were given a new oral drug that binds to PAR2, the inflammation-causing properties of this protein were blocked, as were other effects of the high-fat and high-sugar diet, including obesity itself. "This important new finding links obesity and...
  • Congressman Barred from Immigrant Holding Area

    07/07/2014 11:05:25 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 July 2014 | John Semmens
    Representative Jim Bridenstine's (R-Okla) attempt to gain some first-hand knowledge on the 1200 illegal immigrant minors housed in his Congressional District was blocked by officials of the Department of Health and Human Services. "It's for the Congressman's own good," Health and Human Services Secretary Silva Burwell insisted. "Many of these youngsters are carrying infectious diseases and parasites. We cannot allow unnecessary contact with unauthorized persons." Bridenstine was advised to come back after July 21. "By that time all of the children will have been placed with other families or in shelters more suitable for the longer term," Burwell said. "It...
  • Immigration Crisis: Tuberculosis Spreading at Camps

    07/07/2014 9:27:49 AM PDT · by kristinn · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | Monday, July 7, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    SNIP The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seems to think the children coming across the southern border are remarkably healthy. It's a sentiment shared by BCFS -- the Texas-based agency formerly known as Baptist Child & Family Services contracted to run camps at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio and Fort Sill in Oklahoma. More than 7,000 children have been processed through the two camps, according to a BCFS official. They allege that only 119 children have been treated for lice, 22 for scabies, and one for the H1N1 Flu. BCFS says the most common illnesses seen...
  • BORDER CRISIS: CONGRESSMAN SAYS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ‘CAUSING HUMAN TRAFFICKING’

    07/06/2014 9:16:14 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 6, 2014 | By Robert Wilde
    Navy pilot, combat veteran, and Oklahoma Congressman Jim Bridenstine, who sits on the House Armed Services committee, was denied entry to the Health and Human Services facility housing over 1,000 unaccompanied alien children at the Fort Sill military base in Oklahoma. Appearing in an interview on Breitbart News Saturday with Editor in Chief of Breitbart News and host of the show Alex Marlow, Bridenstine recounted his experience on Wednesday when he visited the base to discuss military topics with the commanding general. Afterward, the Congressman drove over to the area at the base where illegal alien detainees were being held....
  • Border Agent Contracts Scabies After Handling Undocumented Immigrants (CA)

    07/05/2014 7:54:34 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 28 replies
    NBCNEWS ^ | July 5, 2014 | Elisha Fieldstadt
    A border patrol agent was diagnosed with scabies after processing undocumented immigrants in Otay Mesa, California, the agent's union representative said. Ronald Zermeno, health and safety director for the National Border Control Council union, said the agent told him that he observed several people with open sores while screening them in preparation to be released to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Scabies is caused by a mite that burrows into skin and lays eggs, causing an intense itching and rash, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • 240,000 Illegal Aliens Since April – President Obama Intentionally Overwhelming U.S.

    07/05/2014 2:13:38 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 19 replies
    Last Refuge ^ | July 5 2014 | sundance
    In two months President Obama has placed almost a quarter million illegal aliens into target communities around the U.S.   Nothing about this is random, uncoordinated or unplanned. WASHINGTON DC - The vast majority of 50,000 unaccompanied youths and children who have illegally crossed the Texas border during the last few months have been successfully delivered by federal agencies to their relatives living in the United States, according to a New York Times article. A second New York Times article reports revealed that officials have caught an additional 240,000 Central American migrants since April, and are transporting many of them to...
  • The Basics of the Border Crisis: How Did We Get Here?

    07/04/2014 5:23:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7/04/14
    More than 52,000 unaccompanied children have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border since October. Here's a look at why it's happening and how authorities and communities are coping: When did the crisis start? The Department of Homeland Security said the uptick in unaccompanied minors crossing the border began last year but accelerated in the last few months. Since October, more than 52,000 children traveling without an adult were caught entering the United States through Mexico — double the number of the previous year and triple the number in 2011. **SNIP** How do they get to the U.S.? They travel by bus, train,...
  • A Public Health Crisis at the Border (tuberculosis, dengue fever on the rise)

    07/04/2014 10:20:36 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Slate ^ | 7/03/14 | Marc Siegel
    **SNIP** Drug-resistant tuberculosis also appears to have spread, with several counties in southern Texas reporting twice the usual average number of cases. TB is a disease that needs to be carefully monitored and screened for, a prospect that is not possible under the current circumstances. Dengue fever, a potentially deadly mosquito-borne disease that causes fatigue, pain in the bones and muscles, and fever, and infects close to 100 million people worldwide every year, has been detected this year in southern Texas for the first time since 2005. Illegal immigrants, possibly from Mexico, are a likely source. If infected mosquitoes begin...
  • America is being attacked by disease carrying children from South America

    07/04/2014 10:08:17 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/4/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    The “‘Center for Disease Control’ ” (CDC) has clandestinely activated their emergency contagion response center due to the large volume of disease-carrying illegals being smuggled to your towns by our own federal government” says an urgent Email coming in overnight! “We have reports of a tuberculosis outbreak in a high school in Sacramento,” adds William Gheen, director of Americans for Legal Immigration. (1) Gheen is putting out the call for citizens within a five hour drive of Murrieta, CA to self-organize today, our nations’ Fourth of July holiday, to help Murrieta residents who repelled three Division of Homeland Security busses...
  • Here’s What Members of Congress CANNOT Do While Touring Immigrant Detention Facilities

    07/03/2014 10:46:28 AM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/03/14 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The Department of Health and Human Services has agreed to allow members of Congress to go on a managed tour of a Texas facility that houses immigrant children, amid congressional criticism that the government is trying to keep members out of these facilities. But HHS has set several ground rules that members will have to follow if they attend. **SNIP** “No recording devices will be allowed (We may ask you to leave your cellphone in your vehicle),” the email said. “No questions will be allowed during the tour, but questions will be addressed right after the tour,” it continued. “No...
  • Obama's Open Borders Put Nation's Health At Risk

    07/02/2014 6:01:44 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 31 replies
    Border: Doctors and nurses at an alien detention camp are threatened with arrest if they talk about the risk of contagion from the influx of unaccompanied children into the U.S. Give us your poor, your tired, your infected. Last weekend, at least two confirmed cases of the swine flu virus were detected in minors being held in two separate detainment facilities in South Texas, a stark reminder that the conditions created by President Obama's orchestrated invasion of the U.S. are ripe for viral outbreaks that jeopardize the health of American citizens. It was reported last week that at least one...
  • Government to Doctors: Mention Illegal Aliens' Diseases, Go to Jail (Hussein knows)

    07/02/2014 2:42:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    The New American ^ | 7/02/14 | Selwyn Duke
    It appears that our government is working hard for the citizens. Unfortunately, they’re not the citizens of the United States. Fox News’ Todd Starnes reports shocking allegations that a government-contracted security force is threatening to arrest medical personnel at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, if they reveal information about the rampant disease among the illegal migrants at the facility. Nonetheless, several of these workers have decided to come forward, fearing the contagion risk posed to Americans. Starnes has kept their identities secret, as they could be subject to persecution.
  • Obama Won’t Visit Southern U.S. Border While in Texas, but Here’s What He Will Be Doing

    07/02/2014 11:40:35 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 2 2014 | Pete Kasperowicz
    White House Spokesman Josh Earnest said Wednesday that President Barack Obama will not be visiting the southern U.S. border anytime soon, even though he will be in Texas next week for a fundraiser. Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) has invited Obama a few times to visit the border to assess the immigration crisis that has evolved as tens of thousands of unaccompanied children try to cross into the United States. But Earnest said Obama at this point has not accepted. illegal immigration Barack Obama Rick Perry Texas fundraising politics President Barack Obama is in Texas next week for a fundraiser,...
  • Border Patrol Agents Worry About Contagious Diseases

    07/02/2014 10:33:24 AM PDT · by lilyramone · 11 replies
    KRGV.COM ^ | July 1, 2014 | KRGV
    WESLACO - The spread of scabies, chicken pox and other diseases within Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol facilities may be getting out of control, a leader with the agents' union said. National Border Patrol Council Local 3307 Vice President Christopher Cabrera said the federal government is not serious about solving the problem. Cabrera said agents have to deal with health issues affecting the immigrants. He said agents are encountering many sick immigrants, including women and children. Cabrera said the agents are beginning to contract some of those diseases. "I see it as a big mess. Unless we get serious about...
  • New Weapon in Fight Against 'Superbugs'

    07/02/2014 9:48:19 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    WSJ ^ | June 30, 2014 8:47 p.m. ET | By Ann Lukits
    Some harmful bacteria are increasingly resistant to treatment with antibiotics. A discovery might be able to help the antibiotics treat the disease. A soil sample from a national park in eastern Canada has produced a compound that appears to reverse antibiotic resistance in dangerous bacteria. Scientists at McMaster University in Ontario discovered that the compound almost instantly turned off a gene in several harmful bacteria that makes them highly resistant to treatment with a class of antibiotics used to fight so-called superbug infections. The compound, called aspergillomarasmine A, or AMA, was extracted from a common fungus found in soil and...
  • Doctors and Nurses Threatened w/Arrest for Revealing Contagious Illegal Alien Diseases

    07/02/2014 8:18:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 07/02/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama’s illegal DREAM amnesty, which has already cost the life of one young boy, may be America’s next public health crisis. It is clear that a public health crisis on a grand scale is occurring, and that the Centers for Disease Control needs to be directly involved. When these immigrants leave the camps and get on buses and trains, they spread disease to other states.Already, drug-resistant tuberculosis is spreading in Texas, with several counties having twice the state average number of cases. Dengue Fever, a viral illness spread by mosquitoes which causes marked bone and muscle pain and fatigue...
  • Medical staff warned: Keep your mouths shut about illegal immigrants or face arrest

    07/02/2014 6:54:48 AM PDT · by null and void · 45 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 02, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    A government-contracted security force threatened to arrest doctors and nurses if they divulged any information about the contagion threat at a refugee camp housing illegal alien children at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, sources say. In spite of the threat, several former camp workers broke their confidentiality agreements and shared exclusive details with me about the dangerous conditions at the camp. “There were several of us who wanted to talk about the camps, but the agents made it clear we would be arrested,” a psychiatric counselor told me. “We were under orders not to say anything.” The...
  • Medical staff warned: Keep your mouths shut about illegal immigrants or face arrest (Amerika)

    07/02/2014 2:39:31 AM PDT · by quesney · 66 replies
    Fox ^ | Todd Starnes
    A government-contracted security force threatened to arrest doctors and nurses if they divulged any information about the contagion threat at a refugee camp housing illegal alien children at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, sources say. In spite of the threat, several former camp workers broke their confidentiality agreements and shared exclusive details with me about the dangerous conditions at the camp. They said taxpayers deserve to know about the contagious diseases and the risks the children pose to Americans. I have agreed to not to disclose their identities because they fear retaliation and prosecution. My sources say...
  • Medical staff warned: Keep your mouths shut about illegal immigrants or face arrest

    07/01/2014 2:46:33 PM PDT · by shibumi · 103 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 1, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    Todd Starnes By Todd Starnes Published July 01, 2014 FoxNews.com A government-contracted security force threatened to arrest doctors and nurses if they divulged any information about the contagion threat at a refugee camp housing illegal alien children at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, sources say. In spite of the threat, several former camp workers broke their confidentiality agreements and shared exclusive details with me about the dangerous conditions at the camp. They said taxpayers deserve to know about the contagious diseases and the risks the children pose to Americans. I have agreed to not to disclose their...
  • Medical staff warned: Keep your mouths shut about illegal immigrants or face arrest

    07/01/2014 1:11:46 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 63 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 7-1-2014 | Todd Starnes
    A government-contracted security force threatened to arrest doctors and nurses if they divulged any information about the contagion threat at a refugee camp housing illegal alien children at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, sources say. In spite of the threat, several former camp workers broke their confidentiality agreements and shared exclusive details with me about the dangerous conditions at the camp. ====================== She said children in the camp had measles, scabies, chicken pox and strep throat as well as mental and emotional issues. “It was not a good atmosphere in terms of health,” she said. “I would...
  • Who Will Be the First Prominent Liberal to Catch a Horrible Disease from Illegals Crossing Border?

    06/27/2014 6:00:18 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 33 replies
    Self | June 27, 2014 | PJ-Comix
    Call it Karma but who do you think will be the FIRST prominent Liberal to catch a horrible disease like such as TB from the illegals currently flooding across the border. I saw a pic of one of the illegals and his body was covered in pox. There are many other diseases. Now Nancy Pelosi is grandstanding by declaring she will "greet" the illegals at the border. Really Nancy? And are you prepared to "greet" their diseases.
  • Meltdown: Border Patrol Agents Test Positive for Diseases Brought In by the Flood of Illegal Aliens

    06/27/2014 10:32:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 27, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    Let’s just tick through what’s going on on the border. Whether it’s accidental or by DACA design, the US-Mexico border is being overrun with illegal aliens from Central America. Mexico was once known for its tough handling of its southern border with Belize and Guatemala. Not anymore. At least 52,000 illegal aliens have managed to cross Mexico and reach the US border in the past few months. Many of them are kids. Some of them are hardcore criminals. With Hizballah known to be active in South America and Mexico, who knows who else may be using this moment to slip...
  • Texas Immigration Center a Magnet for Disease: Poor medical screening risks new virus outbreak.

    06/25/2014 6:49:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/25/2014 | Ryan Lovelace
    A Border Patrol official says he’s concerned the medical screening at the Border Patrol Station in McAllen, Texas, has grown so porous that a new superbug will make its way into the United States through the station. Albert Spratte, the sergeant-at-arms of the National Border Patrol Council Local 3307 in the Rio Grande Valley, says the medical screening process involves separating people into one of three separate classifications. If a person claims to be sick, he or she will see a doctor. If a person does not claim to be sick, but an Emergency Medical Technician looks at the person...
  • Obesity-related disease trigger found, says UCSD team

    06/24/2014 10:50:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    UT San Diego ^ | June 13, 2014 | Bradley J. Fikes
    Obesity-related diseases such as Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome are triggered by a lack of oxygen in adipose cells, according to a study led by UC San Diego researchers. An excess of fatty acids causes an increase in oxygen consumption, which outstrips the supply, triggering hypoxia, the study found. This leads to inflammation in the adipose cells, which in turn leads to insulin resistance, obesity and related diseases. And that's the short version. The full chain of events is even more complicated. The study, performed in mice, points to possible therapies in people, said researchers led by Dr. Jerrold...
  • Ebola getting ‘out of control’

    06/21/2014 8:36:20 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    | Associated Press ^ | June 21, 2014 | Sarah DiLorenzo
    The outbreak, which began in Guinea either late last year or early this year, had appeared to slow before picking up pace again in recent weeks, including spreading to the Liberian capital for the first time. ‘‘This is the highest outbreak on record and has the highest number of deaths, so this is unprecedented so far,’’ said Armand Sprecher, a public health specialist with Doctors Without Borders. According to a World Health Organization list, the highest previous death toll was in the first recorded Ebola outbreak in Congo in 1976, when 280 deaths were reported. Because Ebola often touches remote...
  • U.S. Officials Keep Close Eye On ‘Miserable’ Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus

    06/16/2014 8:57:43 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies
    CBS ^ | 6-16-2014 | CBS
    CDC: Cases Confirmed In 15 States, Including N.Y., With 25 In Florida Alone June 16, 2014 6:19 PM NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — First there was West Nile virus. Now health experts are warning about another virus carried by mosquitoes. The chikungunya virus — or “chik-v” — has sickened tens of thousands of people throughout the Caribbean with high fever and severe pain. Now Americans are coming down with it, too, and there’s fear that it will spread, CBS 2′s Kristine Johnson reported. “This is not a fatal infection; it’s just a miserable infection,” said Dr. William Schaffner, chairman of Vanderbilt...
  • Lyme-Carrying Ticks Are Going To Be 'Gangbusters' This Summer

    06/16/2014 8:41:55 PM PDT · by blam · 49 replies
    BI ^ | 6-16-2014 | Ted Siefer
    Ted SieferJune 16, 2014 Deer ticks, also known as blacklegged ticks, are the prime carriers of Lyme disease, which is particularly common in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Large numbers of ticks, the parasites that carry Lyme disease, are expected to emerge in New England in the coming weeks, experts said on Friday. Abundant snow over the winter and a wet spring have created ideal conditions for ticks to come out in the warm weather and try to latch onto hosts, they said. "The next three to four weeks is the peak season of risk," said Sam Telford, an infectious disease...
  • How Man's Best Friend Can Detect Disease

    06/09/2014 6:52:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    Sky News ^ | 06/09/2014 | Joe Tidy
    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is in “good enough physical condition to allow him to return to the United States,” but he’s “not ready psychologically or emotionally,” U.S. officials confirmed to NBC News on Sunday. For now, Bergdahl will remain at the U.S. military hospital at Landstuhl Germany for treatment. Although he’s been permitted to talk to his parents, Bergdahl has so far chosen not to call his family in Idaho, the officials said. No specific reason for Bergdahl’s mindstate were given except that he continues treatment for psychological and emotional problems as a result of his five years in captivity.
  • Illegal immigrant flood bringing disease outbreaks

    06/08/2014 10:14:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/07/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    There are serious worries in Texas and beyond over the current flood of illegal immigrants and the diseases they are carrying into the United States. ABC 15 reports from the southern border: U.S. Border Patrol agents are worried that what's coming over into the U.S. could harm everyone. This time the focus is not on the women and children that are crossing over in droves. Agents are worrying about a viral outbreak. “We are sending people everywhere. The average person doesn't know what's going on down here,” said Border Patrol agent and Rio Grande Valley Union representative Chris Cabrera. Cabrera...
  • REPORT: Illegals Bring Contagious Diseases Across Border – Obama Spreads Them Around Country

    06/08/2014 9:03:10 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 25 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 6-7-2014 | Jim Hoft
    A brave news report by Phoenix station ABC-15 says that the Obama administration is dumping contagious disease carrying illegal aliens all across the country. Reporter Navideh Forghani reported on Friday from the border town McAllen, Texas that illegal aliens are being found with scabies, chicken pox, MRSA, and other contagious viruses. All that separates the quarantined in border detention centers from the seemingly healthy is a swatch of yellow plastic tape according to Forghani. After processing by ICE , illegal aliens are being dumped by the Obama administration on states across the country, but mainly Arizona. The flood of contagious...
  • What's Causing the Upswing of Contagious Diseases in the United States?

    06/05/2014 2:27:37 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 60 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 06/05/2014 | Andrew Todd
    When most people think of diseases such as measles and tuberculosis, they imagine Dickensian images of a bygone era before the advent of widespread vaccinations and disease ridden slums. After all, tuberculosis did to Doc Holliday what so many others were unable to, kill him. While we may associate these as being a dangerous threat from a simpler time, there are alarming new trends that suggest they are making a comeback. In the year 2013, the Center for Disease Control recorded the highest number of both tuberculosis and measles in the last twenty years, which begs the question, in the...
  • Confirmed Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (variant CJD) Case in Texas (Mad Cow Disease)

    06/04/2014 10:56:14 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 35 replies
    CDC ^ | 6/2/2014 | CDC
    Laboratory tests have confirmed a diagnosis of variant CJD (a fatal brain disorder) in a patient who recently died in Texas. The confirmation was made when laboratory results from an autopsy of the patient’s brain tested positive for variant CJD. First described in 1996 in the United Kingdom, variant CJD is a rare, degenerative, fatal brain disorder in humans. It is believed to be caused by consumption of products from cows with the disease bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, or "mad cow" disease). Worldwide, more than 220 variant CJD patients have been reported, with a majority of them in the United...
  • A Deadly Pig Virus Wiped Out 10% Of The US Hog Population — And Now It's Back

    05/28/2014 4:45:44 AM PDT · by blam · 26 replies
    BI - Reuters ^ | 5-28-2014 | Tom Polansek, Reuters
    Tom Polansek, ReutersMay 28, 2014, 7:22 AM An Indiana farm has become the first to confirm publicly it suffered a second outbreak of a deadly pig virus, fueling concerns that a disease that has wiped out 10 percent of the U.S. hog population will be harder to contain than producers and veterinarians expected. The farm, through its veterinarian, publicly acknowledged on Tuesday a repeat incident of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv), which has killed up to 7 million pigs and pushed pork prices to record highs since it was first identified in the United States a year ago. Matt Ackerman,...
  • Scabies-Infected Illegal Immigrants Pass Infestation to US Law Enforcement

    05/27/2014 9:26:07 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 5-27-14 | Kristin Tate
    Several U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) sector have reportedly contracted scabies from contact with detained illegal immigrants. According to a report by Action 4 News, about 10-15 percent of apprehended illegal immigrants have scabies in the RVG area. "A lot of people [are] coming in with the disease, and it seems to be spreading, not just within the McAllen station, but throughout the Valley and to some of our agents," Chris Cabrera, a spokesman for the National Border Patrol Council, told the local media outlet. Zack Taylor, Chairman of the National Association of Former Border...
  • Just the Facts: Disease kills more people every year than guns,cars,knives combined.

    05/26/2014 10:10:21 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 33 replies
    WHO ^ | 5/26/2014 | WHO
    Q: How many people die every year? In 2012, an estimated 56 million people died worldwide. Q: What kills more people: infectious diseases or noncommunicable diseases? Noncommunicable diseases were responsible for 68% of all deaths globally in 2012, up from 60% in 2000. The 4 main NCDs are cardiovascular diseases, cancers, diabetes and chronic lung diseases. Communicable, maternal, neonatal and nutrition conditions collectively were responsible for 23% of global deaths, and injuries caused 9% of all deaths. Q: Are cardiovascular diseases the number 1 cause of death throughout the world? Yes, cardiovascular diseases killed 17.5 million people in 2012, that...
  • Car Windshield Cleaning Fluid Carries Deadly Bacteria (Legionnnaires)

    05/20/2014 11:22:28 AM PDT · by blam · 41 replies
    BI - Popular Science ^ | 5-20-2014 | Douglas Main, Popular Science
    Douglas Main, Popular Science May 20, 2014, 12:40 PM Washing fluid can carry the bacterium responsible for Legionnaires' disease. That which cleans your windshield is not exactly clean itself: A new study found that windshield washing fluid can harbor the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease, a severe type of pneumonia that hospitalizes as many as 18,000 Americans every year. Scientists already knew that there was a link between Legionnaires' and riding in automobiles, but didn't know why--and the fluid may be the reason. In the study, presented today (May 19) at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology,...
  • Carney confirms Obama 'has been briefed' on MERS outbreak

    05/14/2014 4:45:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | Justin Sink
    ...Obama has been briefed about the outbreak of the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome, the White House said Tuesday, one day after a Florida health worker became the second confirmed case...
  • GAWKER OFFERS LARGE SUM OF MONEY FOR IDENTITY OF PERSON WHO TRANSMITTED HIV TO MAGIC JOHNSON

    05/13/2014 4:56:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    towleroad.com ^ | 7/12/12 | Andy Towle
    <p>Gawker is offering a payday for information they feel is missing from PBS's Frontline documentary, AIDS in Black America: the identify the person who transmitted HIV to Magic Johnson.</p>
  • Suit: Magic Johnson gave woman AIDS (1992)

    05/13/2014 4:27:11 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    A woman has filed a lawsuit in Michigan federal court claiming Magic Johnson gave her the AIDS virus in June 1990...
  • Syphilis cases on the rise in US men

    05/08/2014 12:57:01 PM PDT · by docbnj · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8 May 2014 | Rachael Rettner
    Although syphilis was nearly eliminated from the U.S. about a decade ago, the sexually transmitted disease has resurged in recent years, mainly due to a rise in cases among gay and bisexual men, according to a new report.
  • Spread of Polio is 'World health emergency' as disease spreads through Asia, Africa and Middle East

    05/05/2014 5:03:54 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 09:46 EST, 5 May 2014 | By Leon Watson
    "The spread of polio around the world has become so serious it is now an international public health emergency, the World Health Organization warned today. The agency said the problem could grow in the next few months and unravel the nearly three-decade effort to eradicate the crippling disease. It described current polio outbreaks in Asia, Africa and the Middle East as an 'extraordinary event' that required a coordinated international response. It was the first-ever international alert on polio. 'Until it is eradicated, polio will continue to spread internationally, find and paralyze susceptible kids,' Dr Bruce Aylward, who leads WHO's polio...
  • Report: Ebola Suspected In Europe: “Broken Through All Containment Efforts”

    04/20/2014 1:38:13 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 135 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 4/20/14
    Though officials at the World Health Organization are feverishly working to stop the spread of the Ebola virus in what is now seven African nations, their efforts may be for naught. In Guinea, a hot spot for the deadly contagion, government health officials have said that the outbreak is nearly under control. Yet, Reuters reports that the government “planned to stop publicly releasing the death toll to avoid causing unnecessary panic.” But panic may be in order. Despite the best efforts of emergency health workers it appears that virus may have crossed out of Africa into Europe.
  • US orange production hit by disease, juice prices soar

    04/18/2014 11:41:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    AFP ^ | April 17, 2014 | Juliette Michel
    A citrus disease spread by a tiny insect has devastated Florida's orange crop, which is expected to be the worst in nearly 30 years, and sent juice prices soaring on New York markets. The culprit? The gnat-sized Asian citrus psyllid, which is infecting citrus trees across the Sunshine State with huanglongbing, or citrus greening disease, which causes fruit to taste bitter and fall from trees too soon.
  • More ticks with Lyme disease found in urban areas

    04/17/2014 5:05:14 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 24 replies
    WBNG ^ | April 18, 2014 12:01 GMT | Matt Porter
    Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Standing just feet from a cement trail leading to Binghamton University's East Gym, biologist Ralph Garruto demonstrated how he has found ticks hiding in plain sight. "If you have a picnic table out over there, under a tree like that or just off to the edge, ticks are in this kind of leaf litter," Garruto said. Garruto has been studying tick behavior since the pests arrived in Broome County en masse six years ago. Through his research, he's found more ticks living around building and in man-made environments than in the deep woods. Recently, after testing...
  • New report shows the “vegan” lifestyle is just another liberal lie

    04/05/2014 10:00:57 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 79 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/5/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    A new report from the Medical University of Graz in Austria presents evidence that the “vegan” lifestyle is actually dangerous. The study found that purely vegetarian diets lead to poorer general health and a diminished quality of life marred by both physical and mental problems. In spite of the vegan tendency to smoke less if at all; have higher socioeconomic achievement, eat less fat, get more exercise, eat more veggies and fruits and drink less alcohol they do not have a better life style by objective standards. Vegans suffer from higher rates of cancer; are twice as likely to be...
  • How Your Cat Is Making You Crazy

    04/03/2014 4:37:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 2012 | Kathleen McAuliffe
    No one would accuse Jaroslav Flegr of being a conformist. A self-described “sloppy dresser,” the 53-year-old Czech scientist has the contemplative air of someone habitually lost in thought, and his still-youthful, square-jawed face is framed by frizzy red hair that encircles his head like a ring of fire. Certainly Flegr’s thinking is jarringly unconventional. Starting in the early 1990s, he began to suspect that a single-celled parasite in the protozoan family was subtly manipulating his personality, causing him to behave in strange, often self-destructive ways. And if it was messing with his mind, he reasoned, it was probably doing the...