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  • Bishop issues letter on the ‘epidemic plague’ of porn, calls on men to recommit to purity

    03/09/2014 11:34:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Life site news ^ | Hilary White
    “I call on every man in the Diocese of Arlington to search his heart and renew his commitment to purity. I call on every husband and father to renew his sacred commitment to his wife and children.” - Arlington Bishop Paul Loverde ARLINGTON, VA, March 7, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The growth of pornography use, particularly on the internet, is “a matter of utmost urgency for every son and father today,” Bishop Paul Loverde of the Catholic diocese of Arlington, Virginia said in a letter to his flock released this week. Titled “Bought with a Price: Every Man’s Duty to Protect...
  • Black Death may have scuppered Roman Empire

    01/28/2014 3:29:18 PM PST · by Renfield · 31 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 1-28-2014 | Debora MacKenzie
    hat caused the fall of the Roman Empire? A devastating plague that struck during the reign of Emperor Justinian in 541 AD, killing a quarter of the population, seems to have landed the final blow, but the identity of the infection was a mystery. Now sequencing of DNA taken from two skeletons buried in Bavaria, Germany, in the 6th century has uncovered the complete genome of Yersinia pestis, the bacteria also blamed for the Black Death that struck Europe in 1348. The find suggests that Y. pestis may have emerged to ravage humanity several times. Hendrik Poinar at McMaster University...
  • Plague decoded: Researchers link 2 of the most devastating pandemics in history

    01/27/2014 5:08:06 PM PST · by John W · 117 replies
    ctvnews.ca ^ | January 27, 2014 | Christina Commisso
    An international team of scientists has discovered that two of the most devastating pandemics in human history -- responsible for killing as much as half the population in Europe at the time -- were caused by strains of the same bacterium. The researchers announced Monday that the Plague of Justinian and the Black Death were caused by distinct strains of the same pathogen, and warned that similar pandemics can strike again. The Plague of Justinian struck in the 6th century and is estimated to have killed between 30 and 50 million people -- virtually half the world’s population as it...
  • 160 Quarantined After Plague Death in Kyrgyzstan

    08/28/2013 9:18:04 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 16 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | 08/29/2013 | AP
    BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — Four people have been hospitalized and 160 quarantined after a 15-year-old boy who ate marmot meat died of the bubonic plague last week, the Kyrgyz Health Ministry said Wednesday. The ministry said the boy told medics he spent the previous week camping in the mountains where he had eaten barbecued marmot, a large ground squirrel that typically lives in mountainous areas. The Health Ministry established a quarantine in parts of the mountainous northeast, but said there was no risk of an epidemic. Four residents in the boy's village were hospitalized Wednesday after complaining of fever, though none...
  • Teenage boy died of bubonic plague in Kyrgyzstan

    08/27/2013 9:07:47 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 13 replies
    Xinhua News Agency ^ | 08/26/2013 | Fang Yang
    BISHKEK, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- A teenage boy has died of bubonic plague in the Issyk-Kul region in northern Kyrgyzstan, the country's Health Ministry said on Monday. The 15-year-old Temir Isakunov fell ill on Aug. 17, when doctors at that time failed to make correct diagnosis, and they suspected he was infected with the plague only after his death. A panel of doctors confirmed that Isakunov died of bubonic plague after they made a second diagnosis on Sunday. The Health Ministry said the boy was infected with the plague after being bitten by fleas. Some 102 people were found to...
  • Black Death comes to California

    07/26/2013 11:48:47 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 54 replies
    ABC News via Yahoo ^ | 7/26/13 | Katie Moisse
    A plague-infected squirrel has closed a California campground for at least a week, according to Los Angeles County health officials. The squirrel, trapped July 16 in the Table Mountain Campgrounds of Angeles National Forest, tested positive for the infection Tuesday, prompting a health advisory and the closing of the campground while investigators tested other squirrels and dusted the area for plague-infected fleas. "Plague is a bacterial infection that can be transmitted to humans through the bites of infected fleas, which is why we close affected campgrounds and recreational areas as a precaution while preventive measures are taken to control the...
  • Dipstick test for plague on the way

    07/20/2013 6:47:00 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    Chemistry World ^ | 19 July 2013 | Daniel Johnson
    Researchers have isolated an antibody that can be used to test for Yersinia pestis © Rocky Mountain Laboratories NIAID, NIH Plague could soon be diagnosed faster than ever before, thanks to scientists in Germany. The group have pioneered a new, dipstick test which will drastically cut the time it takes to spot the disease. This could save many lives in developing countries, where modern outbreaks are concentrated, and where there is little access to the labs needed for conventional diagnosis methods.The team, from the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, isolated an antibody which specifically recognises and binds...
  • The Middle East Plague Goes Global (has a mortality rate of about 55%, 5x more lethal than SARS)

    06/29/2013 7:27:20 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 62 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 6/28/13 | Laurie Garrett, Maxine Builder
    A scary virus is sweeping Saudi Arabia. Six million religious pilgrims are about to descend on the country from across the world. The result could be disastrous. When the Black Death exploded in Arabia in the 14th century, killing an estimated third of the population, it spread across the Islamic world via infected religious pilgrims. Today, the Middle East is threatened with a new plague, one eponymously if not ominously named the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV, or MERS for short). This novel coronavirus was discovered in Jordan in March 2012, and as of June 26, there have been 77...
  • How The Bubonic Plague Actually Saved Europe In The 14th Century (Finance)

    05/15/2013 11:28:58 AM PDT · by blam · 33 replies
    TBI ^ | 5-15-2013 | Sam Ro
    How The Bubonic Plague Actually Saved Europe In The 14th Century Sam Ro May 15, 2013, 1:31 PM Studying the history of financial crises can be quite enlightening. Deutsche Bank's Peter Hooper just published an interesting report considering crises going back to the Middle Ages. Referring to the work of Juesus Huerta de Soto, Geld, Bankkredit und Konjunkturzyklen, and Stuttgart, Hooper summarizes what happened during the European credit crisis of the 14th century. What's interesting is how the country got out of the crisis. From Hooper's note (emphasis added): In the early 14th century banks in Florence engaged in a...
  • 'Black Death pit' unearthed by Crossrail project

    03/15/2013 12:17:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    bbc ^ | 14 March 2013 Last updated at 22:11 ET
    Excavations for London's Crossrail project have unearthed bodies believed to date from the time of the Black Death. A burial ground was known to be in an area outside the City of London, but its exact location remained a mystery. Thirteen bodies have been found so far in the 5.5m-wide shaft at the edge of Charterhouse Square, alongside pottery dated to the mid-14th Century. Analysis will shed light on the plague and the Londoners of the day. The skeletons' arrangement in two neat rows suggests they date from the earliest era of the Black Death, before it fully developed into...
  • Medieval plague victims unearthed in City of London square

    03/14/2013 10:10:16 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 15 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday 14 March 2013 | Gwyn Topham
    Seven centuries after their demise, the skeletons of 12 plague victims have been unearthed in the City of London, a find which archaeologists believe to be just the tip of a long-lost Black Death mass burial ground. Arranged in careful rows, the bodies were discovered 2.5 metres below the ground in Charterhouse Square in works for a Crossrail tunnel shaft beside the future ticketing hall for Farringdon station. Tests are needed to confirm the skeletons' provenance, but the discovery should shed more light on life and death in 14th-century Britain and help scientists to understand how the plague mutated.
  • Tehran Battles Plague of 'Mutant' Giant Rats with Army Snipers

    03/03/2013 2:47:21 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 51 replies
    International Business Times ^ | February 20, 2013 | Umberto Bacchi:
    Tehran Battles Plague of 'Mutant' Giant Rats with Army Snipers Tehran, the capital of Iran, is battling an invasion of "genetically mutated" giant rats. Iran has sent in sniper teams to clear Tehran's streets from the massive rodents weighting up to five kilos plaguing 26 district of the Iranian capital, the city's environmental agency said. "They seem to have had a genetic mutation, probably as a result of radiations and the chemical used on them," Ismail Kahram, Teheran city council environment adviser and university professor Ismail Kahram told Qudsonline.ir. "They are now bigger and look different. These are changes that...
  • A 7-Year-Old Girl Caught Bubonic Plague On A Camping Trip

    09/09/2012 7:38:53 AM PDT · by blam · 37 replies
    TBI ^ | Allison Jackson
    A 7-Year-Old Girl Caught Bubonic Plague On A Camping TripAllison Jackson, GlobalPostSep. 8, 2012, 3:03 PMA seven-year-old girl is lucky to be alive after contracting the bubonic plague during a family camping trip in southwest Colorado. Sierra Jane Downing became sick a few days after the outing in Pagosa Springs. Her parents Darcy and Sean thought she had the flu until she started having seizures, the Associated Press reported. They rushed her to hospital where doctors eventually diagnosed the bubonic plague—the first confirmed case of the deadly disease in Colorado since 2006. "I didn't know what was going on. I...
  • WERE THE DARK AGES REALLY DARK?

    12/10/2002 11:12:37 AM PST · by Mike Darancette · 18 replies · 1,660+ views
    tripod ^ | September, 1999 | Greg Bryant
    .... snip ... Physical Aspects Of The Dark Ages Let's first look at the onset of "the" Dark Ages in the sixth century AD. The Roman Empire was finished, nothing was happening in the sciences, and worse was happening in nature. The Italian historian Flavius Cassiodorus wrote about conditions that he experienced during the year AD 536 : "The Sun...seems to have lost its wonted light, and appears of a bluish colour. We marvel to see no shadows of our bodies at noon, to feel the mighty vigour of the Sun's heat wasted into feebleness, and the phenomena which accompany...
  • Plague confirmed in Oregon man bitten by stray cat

    06/15/2012 10:59:45 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 15, 2012
    BEND, Ore. (AP) -- Health officials have confirmed that an Oregon man has the plague after he was bitten while trying to take a dead rodent from the mouth of a stray cat. The unidentified man, who is in his 50s, remained in critical condition Friday at a Bend hospital.
  • Oregon man suffering from the plague is in critical condition

    06/13/2012 7:57:29 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 97 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | June 13, 2012 | Philip Caulfield
    An Oregon man is at death's door in a hospital battling a rare case of the infamous “Black Death” plague, health officials said. The unidentified man, who is in his 50s, was bitten on the hand while trying to pull a mouse away from a stray cat on June 2 and got sick several days later, doctors at St. Charles Medical Center-Bend told The Oregonian newspaper. The man was thought to be suffering from septicemic plague — meaning the ruthless bacteria was spreading in his bloodstream — and was in critical condition on Tuesday, doctors said. Karen Yeargain, the county...
  • Oregon man suffering from the plague is in critical condition

    06/14/2012 1:48:19 PM PDT · by kingattax · 15 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | June 13, 2012 | PHILIP CAULFIELD
    An Oregon man is at death's door in a hospital battling a rare case of the infamous “Black Death” plague, health officials said. The unidentified man, who is in his 50s, was bitten on the hand while trying to pull a mouse away from a stray cat on June 2 and got sick several days later, doctors at St. Charles Medical Center-Bend told The Oregonian newspaper. The man was thought to be suffering from septicemic plague — meaning the ruthless bacteria was spreading in his bloodstream — and was in critical condition on Tuesday, doctors said. Karen Yeargain, the county...
  • Prineville-Area Man Still Critical with Likely Plague

    06/12/2012 10:29:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    KTVZ ^ | June 12, 2012
    Crook County Health Officials Say He Was Bitten by Sick CatCrook County health officials said Monday they are investigating a probable case of human plague involving a man in his 50s who is being treated at a local hospital. Contacts with the individual have been notified and are receiving preventive antibiotics, officials said. The man reported contact with a sick cat in his neighborhood, they added. Crook County officials did not identify the man, citing patient confidentiality regulations, but a family member contacted NewsChannel 21, which then learned the Prineville-area man remained in critical condition Tuesday at St. Charles Medical...
  • Department of Health Reports Plague Case in Torrance County Man (NM - first case in the US in 2012)

    05/31/2012 4:02:40 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 3 replies
    New Mexico Dept of Health Communications Office ^ | May 31, 2012 | New Mexico Dept of Health
    (Santa Fe) -- The New Mexico Department of Health confirmed today a case of plague in a 78-year-old man from Torrance County who is currently hospitalized in stable condition. This is the first human case of plague in New Mexico this year and in the United States. An environmental investigation will take place at the man’s home to look for ongoing risk to others in the surrounding area. “The Department of Health takes action when a plague case occurs to ensure the safety of the immediate family, neighbors, and health care providers,” said Department of Health Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Catherine...
  • DEATH, DISEASE PLAGUE 'OCCUPY' PROTESTS (Just like the Tea Party /s!)

    11/11/2011 11:00:45 AM PST · by kcvl · 39 replies
    Dead man in Salt Lake City... Tuberculosis in Atlanta... 'Zuccotti Lung' on Wall Street... Suicide in Vermont... Murder in Oakland...
  • Dangerous TB spreading at alarming rate in Europe: WHO

    09/14/2011 1:10:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 14, 2011 | Kate Kelland
    Multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis (TB) are spreading at an alarming rate in Europe and will kill thousands unless health authorities halt the pandemic... "TB is an old disease that never went away, and now it is evolving with a vengeance," said Zsuzsanna Jakab, the WHO's Regional Director for Europe... TB is currently a worldwide pandemic that kills around 1.7 million people a year. The infection is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis and destroys patients' lung tissue, causing them to cough up the bacteria, which then spreads through the air and can be inhaled by others. Cases...
  • Daily Kos Hates Humans: 'We Could Really Use a Global Superplague'

    08/11/2011 1:13:03 PM PDT · by massmike · 53 replies · 1+ views
    http://newsbusters.org ^ | 08/11/2011 | Tim Graham
    Liberals like to describe themselves as the most compassionate ones, the ones that believe like Hubert Humphrey did that the moral test of a society is how it treats its vulnerable citizens in the dawn and the twilight of life. That's not the party line at the Daily Kos. Jon Stafford bluntly wrote on Wednesday night that "I often describe myself as 'Not Pro-Choice, Pro-Abortion. There are too many goddam people already.' And while this is meant to be facetious, nevertheless there is a seed of truth in it, because I believe that the world is wildly overpopulated and that...
  • Colorado Cat Tests Positive for Bubonic Plague

    06/08/2011 11:42:42 AM PDT · by EBH · 47 replies
    Catster ^ | 6/8/11
    Officials in Boulder County, Colo., announced last week that a pet cat and a dead squirrel tested positive for the bubonic plague. The cat’s owner took it to the Humane Society of Boulder Valley to be checked by veterinarians, and it was there that the presence of the bacteria was confirmed. A dead squirrel also tested positive for the plague. Jennifer Bolser, chief veterinarian at the Humane Society clinic, said that the cat brought the dead squirrel home and likely became infected from it. The bubonic plague is caused by a bacterium called Yersinia pestis. It begins its life cycle...
  • EPA Bans Many Household Rat and Mouse Poisons

    06/07/2011 10:18:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 183 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 6/7/11 | Susan Jones
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced on Tuesday that it plans to ban the sale of “the most toxic rat and mouse poisons, as well as most loose bait and pellet products” to residential customers. The goal is to better protect children, pets and wildlife. “These changes are essential to reduce the thousands of accidental exposures of children that occur every year from rat and mouse control products and also to protect household pets,” said Steve Owens, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. The EPA also will require that all rat and mouse poisons
  • There's A "Superbug" Spreading Around America Killing 40% Of The People Who Come In Contact

    03/24/2011 1:07:23 PM PDT · by Dr. Sheldon Cooper · 66 replies
    Business Insider ^ | March 24, 2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    The joke that's going around is that the Mayans got it wrong: The world is ending this year, not 2012. Here's the lates sign of that. A superbug is spreading around America, and has hit Southern California. LA Times: A dangerous drug-resistant bacterium has spread to patients in Southern California, according to a study by Los Angeles County public health officials. More than 350 cases of the Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae, or CRKP, have been reported at healthcare facilities in Los Angeles County, mostly among elderly patients at skilled-nursing and long-term care facilities, according to a study by Dr. Dawn Terashita,...
  • The Plague

    02/27/2011 3:55:30 PM PST · by TheConservativeCitizen · 2 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 02-27-11 | Aquinas Shrugged
    We see evidence of the Plague all around us. A recent book called Ruins of Detroit by Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre illustrates evidence of the Plague quite well. Far from being a voice alone in the wilderness, though, I find prophets of Doom all around me. There was a band out a few years back called Rage against the Machine “I’ll give ya a dose But it’ll never come close To the rage built up inside of me Fist in the air, in the land of hypocrisy” They seem to have a sense of the Plague but who are...
  • Plague suspected in Broomfield prairie dog deaths

    10/09/2010 7:53:22 AM PDT · by FromLori · 14 replies
    KDVR ^ | 10/8/2010 | Jim Hooley
    BROOMFIELD, Colo. - Broomfield health officials have closed an area of open space after an entire colony of prairie dogs has died. "We believe the die-off was caused by the infection of plague," health department official Jeff Stoll said. The department has posted signs, warning people to stay out of areas south and west of the First Bank Center. They've also dusted the area for fleas. The concern is the fleas that once lived on the prairie dogs can carry the disease. The area is popular with dog walkers like Mallory Clark.
  • 5 infected with deadly pneumonic plague in Tibet

    09/28/2010 7:51:45 AM PDT · by The Comedian · 6 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Sept. 26 | AP
    BEIJING – Chinese authorities say five people have been sickened with pneumonic plague in Tibet and that the deadly disease has killed one of them.
  • Convicted Disease Doc Won't Be Charged in MIA Scare

    09/03/2010 11:27:11 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 6 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | September 3, 2010 | WILLARD SHEPARD and BRIAN HAMACHER
    Scientist found with suspicious item at airport did prison time for plague sample flap -- A world-renowned Texas scientist specializing in infectious diseases who was once charged with smuggling dangerous samples of plague bacteria into the U.S. was questioned by authorities after a suspicious item found in his luggage caused a massive evacuation at Miami International Airport Thursday night. Dr. Thomas C. Butler, 70, was questioned by agents with the FBI and Miami-Dade police Friday after a suspicious item was found in his checked luggage by a MIA baggage screener Thursday night, sources told NBC Miami.... Friday, it was learned...
  • Peru's health minister says plague outbreak has killed teenager, infected at least 31 people

    08/02/2010 4:03:04 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 2, 2010
    LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's health minister says an outbreak of plague has killed a 14-year-old boy and infected at least 31 people in a northern coastal province. Health Minister Oscar Ugarte says authorities are screening sugar and fish meal exports from Ascope province, which is south of the city of Trujillo and home of the popular Chicama beach.
  • Mysterious plague outbreak among Syrian army

    07/07/2010 3:36:55 AM PDT · by Uncle Ike · 65 replies · 1+ views
    BioPrepWatch.com ^ | July 6, 2010 | Tina Redlup
    An outbreak of plague, which is considerd a potential bioweapon, among the Syrian military may be raising more questions than answers. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad recently ordered the shutdown of all Syrian military exercises due to a plague that currently affects a large number of military personnel, according to Examiner.com. The Syrian president has told Syrian news sources that food and drinking water in military bases, coupled with one of the country’s worst droughts in over 40 years, are responsible for the outbreak of plague. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians are experiencing food shortages, nearly 60,000 small livestock owners have...
  • Campground closed after ground squirrel tests positive for plague

    07/04/2010 4:40:42 PM PDT · by blueyon · 23 replies
    LATimes ^ | 7/04/10 | Ruben Vives
    Los Angeles County public health and U.S. Forest Service officials have closed the Los Alamos Campground in the Angeles National Forest after a California ground squirrel captured two weeks ago tested positive for plague. The camp, between Gorman and Pyramid Lake, was closed Saturday afternoon and will remain closed for at least 10 days, said Jonathan Fielding, the county's public health director. Squirrel burrows in the area will be dusted for fleas, and further testing will be conducted before the campground is reopened. "We're fortunate to have caught this," Fielding said. "This case now is about prevention." Plague is a...
  • Rat plague threatens grasslands in China's Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia

    05/17/2010 1:10:37 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies · 645+ views
    Xinhua ^ | 05/10/10 | Wang Guanqun
    Rat plague threatens grasslands in China's Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia English.news.cn 2010-05-08 16:44:48 BEIJING, May 8 (Xinhua) -- A plague of rats is threatening more than 10 million hectares of grassland in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and northwestern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, local authorities said Saturday. In Inner Mongolia, 5.82 million hectares of grazing land have been overwhelmed by the burrowing rodents, said Zhang Zhuoran from the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Regional Department of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry. In worst-hit Urad Prairie in Bayannur League, burrows pocked the bare, yellowish-brown earth after rats chewed through a large areas of grass....
  • UW study indicates pandemic bird flu possible [H5N1]

    02/22/2010 4:11:57 PM PST · by SJackson · 26 replies · 473+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 2-22-10
    A new study authored by UW-Madison virologist Yoshihiro Kawaoka warns there is the potential for avian H5N1 influenza and human seasonal flu viruses to interact and form a new flu strain which could be both highly contagious and deadly. Since the H5N1 influenza outbreak in Asian poultry in 2003, forms of this virus have spread to wild birds and poultry on several continents. However, since the H5N1 virus lacks the ability to transmit efficiently among humans, there have been only 442 confirmed human cases -- although 59 percent (262) of those infected have died. The new findings -- which appear...
  • Findings on Origin of a Cancer in Tasmanian Devils (Davils hurtling toward extinction)

    12/31/2009 12:24:32 PM PST · by americanophile · 14 replies · 827+ views
    NYT ^ | December 31, 2009 | CARL ZIMMER
    The Tasmanian devil, the spaniel-size marsupial found on the Australian island of Tasmania, has been hurtling toward extinction in recent years, the victim of a bizarre and mysterious facial cancer that spreads like a plague. Now Australian scientists say they have discovered how the cancer originated. The finding, being reported Friday in the journal Science, sheds light on how cancer cells can sometimes liberate themselves from the hosts where they first emerged. On a more practical level, it also opens the door to devising vaccines that could save the Tasmanian devils. “It’s a great paper,” said Katherine Belov, a geneticist...
  • GREAT CHASTISEMENT DURING MIDDLE AGES WAS FEROCIOUS SPREAD OF 'BLACK DEATH'

    12/03/2009 9:27:32 PM PST · by GonzoII · 26 replies · 910+ views
    Spirit Daily ^ | Dec 3 2009
     __________________________________________________ GREAT CHASTISEMENT DURING MIDDLE AGES WAS FEROCIOUS SPREAD OF 'BLACK DEATH' [Adapted from The Last Secret by Michael H. Brown] Are our times like the Middle Ages? And if so, might we one day face plague? Let's take a look, today, and in a second installment next week, at the "black death," which occurred in the 14th century. That great disaster -- one of the greatest on record -- took place at a time of immorality, irreligion (the Mass was celebrated in some places like a circus), and materialism. It followed on the heels of a climate swerve...
  • Iowa – H1N1 Deaths Understated, Finding Hemorrhagic Lungs

    11/23/2009 8:40:17 AM PST · by The Comedian · 38 replies · 1,643+ views
    National Terror Alert ^ | November 22, 2009 | Homeland Security NTARC News
    Is this cause for concern? I’m not sure, perhaps it’s common in severe cases of H1N1 that have progressed into a severe pneumonia. We attempted to contact the Polk County Medical Examiner on Sunday and were told to call back on Monday. Iowa has officially recorded 21 H1N1 deaths, including seven in Polk County alone. But the county’s medical examiner said he has performed autopsies on some residents who were never diagnosed with H1N1, but actually had it. “In the autopsy, what we’re seeing is very heavy, wet hemorrhagic lungs, lungs with a lot of blood in them,” said Dr....
  • MILLION HIT BY 'PLAGUE WORSE THAN SWINE FLU'

    11/21/2009 7:01:41 AM PST · by UncleVanya · 48 replies · 1,702+ views
    MILLION HIT BY 'PLAGUE WORSE THAN SWINE FLU' Sunday November 15,2009 By Greg Miskiw A DEADLY plague could sweep across Europe, doctors fear, after an outbreak of a virus in Ukraine plunged the country and its neighbours into a state of panic. A cocktail of three flu viruses are reported to have mutated into a single pneumonic plague, which it is believed may be far more dangerous than swine flu. The death toll has reached 189 and more than 1 million people have been infected, most of them in the nine regions of Western Ukraine. President of Ukraine Viktor...
  • Plague or Plan? Ukraine's mystery disease 'burns out lungs'

    11/19/2009 7:18:36 PM PST · by Kartographer · 18 replies · 1,432+ views
    British scientists suspect that swine flu virus has mutated in Ukraine. Some doctors say that flu in the country has shown unprecedented symptoms, creating the effect of burnt lungs
  • Ukraine Black Lung Epidemic Kills 12 In A Single Day

    11/18/2009 4:25:32 PM PST · by FromLori · 24 replies · 1,790+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 11/18/09 | Vince Veneziani
    The mysterious Ukrainian mutant flu we reported on earlier is now in full swing as eastern Europe buckles down for its potential spread into neighboring countries. Over 1.4 million people are now infected. 12 people have died in the past 24 hours even. Ria: The death toll from the flu epidemic in Ukraine has reached 328, with 12 deaths registered over the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on Wednesday. Last week, Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) chief, Raisa Bohatyryova, said there were "constitutional prerequisites" for a state of emergency amid the flu epidemic, which has left...
  • MILLION HIT BY 'PLAGUE WORSE THAN SWINE FLU' A DEADLY plague could sweep across Europe, doctors fear

    11/17/2009 2:45:30 PM PST · by JrsyJack · 34 replies · 1,542+ views
    Daily Express ^ | November 15,2009 | Greg Miskiw
    A DEADLY plague could sweep across Europe, doctors fear, after an outbreak of a virus in Ukraine plunged the country and its neighbours into a state of panic.
  • MILLION HIT BY 'PLAGUE WORSE THAN SWINE FLU'....

    11/16/2009 11:51:59 AM PST · by TaraP · 64 replies · 3,007+ views
    A DEADLY plague could sweep across Europe, doctors fear, after an outbreak of a virus in Ukraine plunged the country and its neighbours into a state of panic. A cocktail of three flu viruses are reported to have mutated into a single pneumonic plague, which it is believed may be far more dangerous than swine flu. The death toll has reached 189 and more than 1 million people have been infected, most of them in the nine regions of Western Ukraine. President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko has called in the World Health Organisation and a team of nine specialists are...
  • Million Hit By 'Plague Worse Than Swine Flu'

    11/16/2009 8:24:23 AM PST · by RedMominBlueState · 25 replies · 1,344+ views
    Daily Express ^ | November 15, 2009 | Greg Miskiw
    A DEADLY plague could sweep across Europe, doctors fear, after an outbreak of a virus in Ukraine plunged the country and its neighbours into a state of panic. A cocktail of three flu viruses are reported to have mutated into a single pneumonic plague, which it is believed may be far more dangerous than swine flu. The death toll has reached 189 and more than 1 million people have been infected, most of them in the nine regions of Western Ukraine. President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko has called in the World Health Organisation and a team of nine specialists are...
  • MILLION HIT BY 'PLAGUE WORSE THAN SWINE FLU'

    11/16/2009 4:58:16 AM PST · by Uncle Ike · 49 replies · 2,604+ views
    Daily Express (UK) ^ | Sunday November 15,2009 | Greg Miskiw
    A cocktail of three flu viruses are reported to have mutated into a single pneumonic plague, which it is believed may be far more dangerous than swine flu. The death toll has reached 189 and more than 1 million people have been infected, most of them in the nine regions of Western Ukraine. President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko has called in the World Health Organisation and a team of nine specialists are carrying out tests in Kiev and Lviv to identify the virus. Samples have been sent to London for analysis. President Yushchenko said: “People are dying. The epidemic is...
  • MILLION HIT BY 'PLAGUE WORSE THAN SWINE FLU' Story Image

    11/17/2009 11:24:05 PM PST · by ransomnote · 23 replies · 1,052+ views
    Daily Express (UK) ^ | Sunday November 15, 2009 | By Greg Miskiw
    A DEADLY plague could sweep across Europe, doctors fear, after an outbreak of a virus in Ukraine plunged the country and its neighbours into a state of panic. A cocktail of three flu viruses are reported to have mutated into a single pneumonic plague, which it is believed may be far more dangerous than swine flu. The death toll has reached 189 and more than 1 million people have been infected, most of them in the nine regions of Western Ukraine.
  • Police prepare drill for plague at school..(pnuemonic)

    11/09/2009 8:00:55 AM PST · by TaraP · 42 replies · 1,462+ views
    Northwest Herald ^ | Nov 6th, 2009
    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Citizens infected with a fictitious pneumonic plague will line up outside Lincoln Prairie Elementary School on Saturday to help test the site as a medication dispensary in case of an emergency. The Lake in the Hills Police Department is carrying out the test as part of a grant from the McHenry County Department of Health for its emergency health plan. In case of a biological terrorist attack or widespread disease outbreak, the site would be able get medicine to the community, Lake in the Hills Chief of Patrol Services David Brey said. “This is just...
  • Yushchenko called on to help Ukraine: Unknown virus is killing people...

    11/04/2009 8:52:44 PM PST · by TaraP · 75 replies · 4,700+ views
    In last 24 hours, an unknown virus (presumed pneumonic plague) infected another 37 thousand and killed 12 more people. The authorities deny that this is pneumonic plague, and insist that people die from influenza, pneumonia and ARI. Meanwhile, an emergency message from the President of Ukraine to the international community to immediately help in the fight against the virus, only reinforces the suspicion that pneumonia and influenza is not the cause. "The current threat to national security of Ukraine, which we can not offset on our own, requires me to turn to our closest friends and strategic partners for emergency...
  • SHOCK! Epidemic of pneumonic plague in Ukraine? (updated at 05:39 pm)

    10/30/2009 4:42:41 AM PDT · by Uncle Ike · 522 replies · 8,399+ views
    MIGnews.com.ua ^ | // 29.10.2009 // 12:54 // | MIGnews.com.ua
    SHOCK! Epidemic of pneumonic plague in Ukraine? (updated at 05:39 pm) MIGnews.com.ua Ministry of Health has not established the exact diagnosis of the epidemic disease in the western regions of Ukraine. Health Minister Vasyl Knyazevich has given information about spread of diseases in the Ternopil, Ivano-Frankivsk and Lviv Regions today at the meeting of Cabinet of Ministers. According to the Minister, the World Health Organization is ready to render assistance to Ukrainian experts and the Ministry of Health in order to establish the cause of death and development of disease flu in the Ternopil, Ivano-Frankivsk and Lviv Regions. "We are...
  • Plague researcher in Chicago dies from infection (Yersinia pestis, septicemic plague infection)

    09/21/2009 11:55:48 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 1,240+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 9/21/09 | Julie Steenhuysen
    CHICAGO (Reuters) – Public health officials are investigating the death of a University of Chicago researcher who studied plague bacteria and was found to have the microbe in his blood, university officials said on Monday. Malcolm Casadaban, who died on September 13, was researching a weakened strain of the plague bacteria Yersinia pestis. Because it is missing key proteins, the strain is not normally harmful to people. Medical center spokesman John Easton said Casadaban had the laboratory strain of Yersinia pestis in his blood, suggesting he had a form of the infection known as septicemic plague, which can kill even...
  • [Plague] Bacteria linked to university scientist's death

    09/20/2009 9:20:38 AM PDT · by null and void · 25 replies · 1,484+ views
    WLS Ch7 ABC ^ | September 19, 2009
    (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- There was word Saturday that the death of a University of Chicago scientist may be linked to a bacteria that causes the plague. The University of Chicago says there doesn't appear to be any threat to the public, and no other illness related to the case has been reported. The modified strain of "y-pestis" has been approved by the Centers for Disease Control for routine laboratory studies, and it is not known to cause illness in healthy adults.