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    05/04/2017 8:18:09 AM PDT · by davikkm · 29 replies
    The number of active tuberculosis (TB) cases diagnosed in Minnesota increased 12 percent in 2016 to 168, up from 150 one year earlier, according to the Minnesota Department of Health’s (MDH) Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Program’s Quarterly Surveillance Report, October 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016. Ninety percent of these 168 cases (152 of 168) were foreign-born, significantly higher than the national 2016 average of 67.9 percent of active TB cases that were foreign-born. Fourteen of these 168 cases, or 9 percent were diagnosed within the first year in the United States of the 2,635 refugees who were resettled in...
  • Germs Carried by Wounded Syrians ‘Endangering Israelis’

    11/26/2013 5:47:20 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    INN ^ | 11/26/2013, 11:03 AM | Gil Ronen
    About one third of the wounded Syrians who received treatment in recent months in hospitals in northern Israel carry an abnormally high number of bacteria, some of which are either uncommon or unknown in Israel. Some of these bacteria are resistant to all effective antibiotic treatments, reports Israel Hayom, based on statements by senior medical sources in the Health Ministry Directorate and internal documents. The Syrians are being treated for injuries suffered in the civil war that has been raging in their country for the past three years. …
  • Air Leak Sparks Safety Fears at CDC Bioterror Lab (Biosafety Level 3 - Anthrax, Influenza, SARS ...)

    06/22/2012 2:59:55 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 13, 2012 | KATIE MOISSE
    Air Leak Sparks Safety Fears at CDC Bioterror Lab CDC's Emerging Infectious Disease Lab has experienced repeated problems with airflow systems The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the federal agency charged with preventing the spread of infectious diseases has come under attack today for "serious" airflow problems in an Atlanta building that houses anthrax, SARS and monkeypox. Documents and emails obtained by USA Today suggest that a poorly engineered airflow system in the CDC's Building 18 could expose unprotected staff and visitors to dangerous airborne pathogens. "As the door closed a very noticeable puff of air could be felt...
  • Mr. Bio-Defense - William C. Patrick, III: a tribute

    10/14/2010 2:56:01 PM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies
    City Journal ^ | 5 October 2010 | Judith Miller
    William C. Patrick, III loved his life in the shadows. Though his name and face were not well known, even to many in national security circles, Bill Patrick was for over 50 years the government’s “go-to guy” on biological weapons. When Federal Bureau of Investigation agents needed help proving in the mid-1980s that followers of the Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh had poisoned over 750 people in Oregon by sprinkling salmonella in salad bars and coffee creamers in restaurants along the interstate highway—the first large-scale use of germs by terrorists on American soil—they called Bill Patrick. In 1990, as the United States...
  • Did Nazi scientist save Britain from Hitler's deadly gas that could have killed millions?

    07/07/2010 5:30:58 PM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | July 7, 2010 | Guy Walters
    None of the men of the 1st Battalion of the Royal Hampshires was surprised that the fight would be tough. As they doggedly advanced up 'Gold' beach on D-Day, every man knew that surviving the murderous criss-cross of machine-gun fire would demand a miracle. The village of Le Hamel, although no more than a few hundred yards beyond the surf, never seemed to get any closer. The bullets mercilessly cut down their commanding officer as well as several middle-ranking officers, and as the day wore on, it looked as if the entire battalion would be slaughtered on the beach. ...........................................................
  • When Germ Warfare Happened (Imperial Japan's Unit 731 1932-1945)

    05/28/2010 10:20:43 AM PDT · by mojito · 26 replies · 770+ views
    City Journal ^ | Spring 2010 | Judith Miller
    ....These attacks, orchestrated by Japan’s infamous Unit 731 between 1932 and 1945, are the only documented mass use of germ weapons in modern times. Scholars say that we will never know exactly how many were killed. Sheldon H. Harris, the late American historian, estimated in a pioneering work that between 10,000 and 12,000 Chinese prisoners perished in the bloodcurdling experiments that Unit 731 performed in Japanese-occupied Manchuria. Another 300,000 to 500,000 civilians died, he wrote, as a result of Japan’s massive germ assaults on more than 70 Chinese cities and towns. China itself has disclosed no official tally. In fact,...
  • Next Generation Bio-Weapons:Genetically Engineering and Bio Weapons

    09/28/2009 1:10:59 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 13 replies · 1,395+ views
    'The Gathering Biological Warfare Storm' ^ | unknown | Michael J. Ainscough
    The history of warfare and the history of disease are unquestionably interwoven. Throughout the history of warfare, disease and non-battle injury have accounted for more deaths and loss of combat capability than from actual battle in war itself. The most striking example is the great influenza pandemic during World War I that killed 20 million people or more worldwide in 1918.1 Although this was a naturally occurring event, what if a country could create a biological agent that could yield the same catastrophic loss of life on the enemy? That, in essence, is the potential effect of applying genetic engineering2...
  • China:Muslims Stick 400 Non-Muslims With Tainted Syringes

    09/04/2009 11:31:31 AM PDT · by Islaminaction · 23 replies · 1,448+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | September 4Th, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    Even though the major Islamic riots have obviously died down in China, the Muslim on non-Muslim violence has not. Unfortunately it is just a matter of time until we see Muslims unleash much more powerful biological attacks across the world.
  • Town Sealed Off After Deadly Outbreak(China)

    08/03/2009 8:34:23 AM PDT · by fishhound · 8 replies · 665+ views
    AP/AOL ^ | 8/03/09 | GILLIAN WONG , AP
    BEIJING (Aug. 3)- A second man has died of pneumonic plague in northwest China, in an outbreak that prompted authorities to lock down a town where about a dozen people were infected with the highly contagious deadly lung disease, a state news agency said. The World Health Organization office in China said it was in close contact with Chinese health authorities and that measures taken so far to treat and quarantine sickened people were appropriate. The man who died Sunday was identified only as 37-year-old Danzin from Ziketan, the stricken town in Qinghai province, the official Xinhua News Agency said....
  • ‘Germ warfare’ fear over African monkeys taken to Iran

    07/06/2008 1:58:33 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies · 139+ views
    Times of London ^ | 07/06/08 | Daniel Foggo
    ‘Germ warfare’ fear over African monkeys taken to Iran Daniel Foggo Hundreds of endangered monkeys are being taken from the African bush and sent to a “secretive” laboratory in Iran for scientific experiments. An undercover inquiry by The Sunday Times has revealed that wild monkeys, which are banned from experiments in Britain, are being freely supplied in large numbers to laboratories in other parts of the world. All will undergo invasive and maybe painful experiments leading ultimately to their death. One Tanzanian dealer, Nazir Manji, who runs African Primates, an animal-supplying company based in Dar es Salaam, said that in...
  • Russians knew West's germ warfare secrets

    02/11/2005 8:11:49 PM PST · by aculeus · 42 replies · 1,477+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | February 12, 2005 | By Ben Fenton
    Britain and America's most guarded germ warfare secrets have been known to the Russians for decades and spies continue to operate at the heart of the West's biotechnology industry, a former KGB spymaster says today. Alexander Kouzminov also discloses that covert Soviet sabotage agents prepared secret sites where phials of lethal bacteria would be left, ready to poison western military establishments, civilian settlements and even assassinate political leaders in the event of war with the Soviet Union. The scientist, once a senior member of the KGB unit responsible for biological espionage, says that the secrets of Porton Down and the...
  • Super microbe's life code cracked (The complete DNA sequence for one of the Possible Bioweapon)

    01/16/2005 2:47:51 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 679+ views
    BBC ^ | Monday, 10 January, 2005 | Paul Rincon
    Experts have deciphered the complete DNA sequence for one of the most infectious germs known to science. The Francisella tularensis bacterium is a candidate bioterror weapon, as it takes just 10 microbes to bring on disease in humans. The genome sequencing work is already speeding up the search for a vaccine against the potentially deadly bug. An international team, including UK Ministry of Defence scientists, report their findings in Nature Genetics. "There aren't any [other pathogens] I can think of that are more infectious," said co-author Professor Richard Titball, of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) at Porton Down,...
  • Vanity - Arab "Artwork" Depicting a Desolate America - Does anyone have link to the thread?

    12/17/2003 5:19:58 AM PST · by Wumpus Hunter · 10 replies · 194+ views
    I remember seeing a thread on FR shortly after 9/11 about several muslim websites that had "artwork" showing our land being laid desolate and dead. There would always be a few mosquitoes, and small, greenish-yellow flower or 2 in each shot (representing biological warfare), and then a tall white horse (representing the Arab) running through the desolation. There were many pictures, all of them pretty much having the same theme only with different landscapes in the background. (The Empire state building, the Grand Canyon, etc.) This was maybe during the Anthrax letters scare.Does anyone else remember seeing this, or maybe...
  • U.S. Accuses Cuba of Germ Weapons Program

    10/03/2003 11:25:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies · 169+ views
    yahoo.comnews ^ | September 3, 2003 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States, yet to find evidence to back its charge that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, issued a new accusation on Thursday that Cuba had a "limited" biological arms program. Cuba has previously denied the accusation, repeated on Thursday by Assistant Secretary of State for the Western Hemisphere Roger Noriega at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Cuba. Noriega was responding to a question from Sen. Christopher Dodd, a Democrat from Connecticut, who asked why Washington continued to enforce a four-decade sanctions regime against Havana. Dodd quoted Secretary of State Colin Powell as having...
  • Monkeypox in Garden State? [New Jersey]

    06/10/2003 5:40:09 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 66 replies · 664+ views
    1010 WINS ^ | Jun 10, 2003 | AP
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey health officials were awaiting test results Tuesday to determine if a child from the state is infected with monkeypox. The 11-year-old boy came into contact with a pair of prairie dogs while visiting a family friend in a Midwestern state where the infection has spread, state officials said. Results on blood and lesion samples from the boy sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are expected in several days. Nationally, health officials were working to contain the spread of the monkeypox virus, which is related to smallpox and apparently has never before...
  • Saddam will 'use germ warfare on US troops'

    02/20/2003 5:32:54 PM PST · by MadIvan · 31 replies · 221+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | February 21, 2003 | Toby Harnden
    A gathering of advocates of "regime change" in Iraq in one of Washington's oldest gentlemen's clubs could easily have been an occasion for self-congratulation that Saddam Hussein was about to be overthrown by American forces. Instead the neo-conservative true believers heard a sobering warning from Paul Wolfowitz, the deputy Pentagon chief, that the Iraqi dictator was poised to use chemical and biological weapons against American troops. There was a collective intake of breath at the starkness of what Mr Wolfowitz said as he stood in the centre of the oak-panelled reading room of the Metropolitan Club, founded in 1872 for...
  • Germ Warfare Labs in the Move (in Iraq)

    11/17/2002 11:34:37 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 17 replies · 200+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | Nov. 18, 2002 | Herald Sun
    AN elusive fleet of nondescript trucks crisscrossing Iraq is believed by Western intelligence sources to be carrying biological weapons. The suspected mobile weapons labs that rumble along Iraq's highways and crowded streets may look like ice cream trucks, motor homes or 18-wheeler tractor trailer trucks, officials and experts told the Los Angeles Times. But their cargo is believed to be germ agents such as anthrax, botulinum toxin and aflatoxin that theoretically could kill hundreds of thousands in an attack. The vehicles have been dubbed "Winnebagos of death", and are extremely difficult to find, even with sophisticated sensors. They now pose...
  • Iraqis 'infiltrated UK germ labs'

    11/17/2002 1:03:12 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 5 replies · 508+ views
    BBC News ^ | Nov. 16, 2002 | BBC News
    The scientists could have been studying germ warfare Some of Britain's top laboratories were infiltrated by Iraqi scientists researching germ warfare in the run-up to the Gulf War, a scientist has claimed. Iraqi scientists - financed by generous grants from the Iraqi government - reportedly applied for and gained research posts in academic and medical institutions. Dr Joseph Selkon, a leading Oxford microbiologist, told BBC Radio 4's File on 4 that the infiltration was discovered after he became suspicious about one Iraqi research applicant. His suspicions sparked extra security checks, which revealed that leading microbiology laboratories had been targeted by...
  • Iraq could use human germ carriers against West: defector

    09/20/2002 7:20:00 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 11 replies · 382+ views
    Agence France-Presse | September 20, 2002
    WASHINGTON, Sept 20 (AFP) - Iraq could unleash a biological attack on the West by using unsuspecting people traveling abroad as carriers of deadly germs, a prominent Iraqi defector warned late Thursday. Nuclear scientist Khidhir Hamza, who left Iraq in 1994 and now lives in the United States, told the US Congress he suspected the Iraqi security service, which runs the country's biological weapons program, had already used people traveling abroad to reunite with relatives to infect exiled dissidents with the deadly AIDS virus. "An angle rarely reported -- and I found extensive incidents regarding it when I left...
  • Secret germ warfare document sent to Pakistan

    07/21/2002 1:00:26 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 1 replies · 159+ views
    Ananova ^ | July 21, 2002
    A top secret document detailing Britain's post-war biological weapons research was sent to Pakistani officials by mistake. Papers released by the Public Record Office say it was sent to the High Commissioner for Pakistan 15 years later. A test programme for studying ways to turn the plague, anthrax and other deadly diseases into weapons was described in the 1947 file. Officials at the Foreign Office and Ministry of Defence were forced to send their "sincere regrets" over the blunder to the US Government, which had co-operated in the work, Some parts of the 1947 Report on Biological Warfare are...