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  • SmarterPower? Hi-Jacking FR?

    09/23/2014 5:34:55 AM PDT · by Kenny Bunk · 34 replies
    Vanity | 09/23/2014 | Kenny Bunk
    The collapse of XP support by Microsoft has led to a proliferation of disruptive internet advertising. These "SmarterPower" thugs are wrecking my FR access. Is this a plot? How do does one keep these ani off one's computer? They "pop-up" at every keystroke. And they have sound!Who needs this? Why pay an ISP or a cable company if they are selling us to every internet advertiser. Of course, the main issue is security and KGB-like surveillance by the Alinskyites. WTF are these people?
  • Here's The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola

    09/20/2014 1:42:23 PM PDT · by blam · 85 replies
    BI - Slate ^ | 9-20-2014 | Benjamin Hale, Slate
    Benjamin Hale, Slate September 20, 2014 As the Ebola epidemic in West Africa has spiraled out of control, affecting thousands of Liberians, Sierra Leonians, and Guineans, and threatening thousands more, the world’s reaction has been glacially, lethally slow. Only in the past few weeks have heads of state begun to take serious notice. To date, the virus has killed more than 2,600 people. This is a comparatively small number when measured against much more established diseases such as malaria,HIV/AIDS, influenza, and so on, but several factors about this outbreak have some of the world’s top health professionals gravely concerned: Its...
  • doctor: gov’t ‘tight-lipped’ on respiratory virus, may be from illegals

    09/17/2014 4:55:09 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 44 replies
    BREITBART TV ^ | 9/17/14 | IanHanchett
    Dr. Jane Orient, Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, reported that the government has been “real tight-lipped” about the mysterious respiratory illness that has struck children in the United States, expressed concern that the illegal immigrant minors from Central America could be the source, and argued that the government should devote more resources to border security to combat the spread of disease on Wednesday’s “Laura Ingraham Show.”
  • Rare Respiratory Virus That Has Sickened Over a Thousand Kids in 10 States Is Likely to Spread

    09/09/2014 4:29:09 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | september 7, 2014 | dave urbanski
    A rare respiratory illness that’s sickened more than a thousand kids in 10 states is likely to spread all across the United States, ABC News reported, citing doctors. More from ABC News: The disease hasn’t been officially identified in every state, but in some states a rare respiratory virus called human enterovirus 68 has been found. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the virus is related to the rhinovirus, which causes the common cold. …At least 10 states — Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Iowa, Colorado, Ohio, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Georgia — have reported suspected outbreaks of human...
  • Significance of Fomites in the Spread of Respiratory and Enteric Viral Disease

    09/09/2014 5:03:08 AM PDT · by Covenantor · 29 replies
    ASM Applied and Environmental Microbiology ^ | 2014 | Stephanie A. Boone* and Charles P. Gerba Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science, Univer
    Reference article about fomites and spread of viruses in offic enclosed environments. Long technical article. Pertains to enteric and Norovirus among others. Short version via MailOnline available here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2748351/Why-really-need-wash-hands-work-Infections-spread-office-door-handle-half-workforce-just-two-HOURS.html (Snip) Study found between 40 and 60 per cent of office contaminated in two hours Pushing buttons in lifts and touching phones spread infection quickest  Disinfectant wipes and regularly washing hands is best way to kill germs   Infections can spread from an office door handle to half the workforce in just two hours, new research has found.  Using tracer viruses, a study found as much as 60 per cent of...
  • Unidentified Respiratory Virus Likely to Hit Kids Across Country

    09/08/2014 4:34:41 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 8, 2014 | By GILLIAN MOHNEY and DEAN SCHABNER
    A respiratory illness that has already sickened more than a thousand children in 10 states is likely to become a nationwide problem, doctors say. The disease hasn't been officially identified but officials suspect a rare respiratory virus called human enterovirus 68. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the virus is related to the rhinovirus, which causes the common cold. According to Mark Pallansch, director of the Division of Viral Diseases at the CDC, similar cases to the ones in Colorado have been cropping up across the U.S. At least 10 states...
  • Virus hitting Midwest could be ‘tip of iceberg,’ CDC official says (Central America Carriers?)

    09/08/2014 5:39:53 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 37 replies
    CNN Wires via Fox2Now ^ | September 8, 2014
    (CNN) — A respiratory virus is sending hundreds of children to hospitals in Missouri and possibly throughout the Midwest and beyond, officials say. The unusually high number of hospitalizations reported now could be “just the tip of the iceberg in terms of severe cases,” said Mark Pallansch, a virologist and director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Viral Diseases. “We’re in the middle of looking into this,” he told CNN on Sunday. “We don’t have all the answers yet.”
  • Respiratory virus suspected in Midwest children’s hospitalizations

    09/06/2014 5:08:59 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 66 replies
    fox4kc.com ^ | 04:14pm, September 6, 2014
    The virus causes symptoms like a cold, except worse, and is prompting up to 30 children a day to seek care at one Kansas City hospital, where about 15% of the youngsters were placed in intensive care, officials said. In a sign of a possible regional outbreak, Colorado, Illinois and Ohio are reporting cases with symptoms similar to the same virus and are awaiting testing results, according to officials and CNN affiliates in those states. In Kansas City, about 450 children were recently treated at Children’s Mercy Hospital, and at least 60 of them received intensive hospitalization, spokesman Jake Jacobson...
  • Rare virus might be causing central Ohio kids’ respiratory illnesses

    09/05/2014 4:31:53 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 9 replies
    dispatch.com ^ | September 4, 2014 | Ben Sutherly
    Unusually high levels of respiratory illness have been reported this week in Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s emergency department, and samples are being sent out for testing to see whether a rare virus might be to blame. “Obviously, it’s a concern,” Dr. Mysheika Williams Roberts, medical director and assistant commissioner at Columbus Public Health, said of the volume of respiratory cases. “What we are experiencing is unusual for us this time of year.” Last week, respiratory symptoms were the chief complaint of an average of 52 patients per day in the hospital’s emergency department. From Sunday through Tuesday of this week, respiratory...
  • The Next Pandemic

    09/02/2014 3:42:11 PM PDT · by blam · 31 replies
    The Week Magazine ^ | 9-2-2014 | The Week Staff
    By The Week Staff August 30, 2014Think Ebola is alarming? Scientists expect a much deadlier virus to emerge in the not-distant future. How likely is a pandemic? Epidemiologists believe we're statistically overdue for a global viral outbreak, which occurs every generation or so. This year's Ebola crisis is probably just a dress rehearsal: Though the virus has killed at least 1,420 people in Africa in the last five months, Ebola is transmitted only through intimate contact with bodily fluids and doesn't have the global reach of a true pandemic, such as Spanish influenza in 1918. Humanity had no prior exposure...
  • The most complete Ebola genome yet: What it can tell us

    08/28/2014 3:27:01 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | August 28, 2014, 3:04 PM | Deborah Netburn
    An international team of team of scientists has sequenced the RNA of 99 Ebola virus samples collected during the early weeks of the outbreak in Sierra Leone. The feat, described Thursday in the journal Science, gives researchers a powerful new tool in their effort to contain the deadly virus. ... Scientists are already scouring that sequence for clues to help them design effective drugs and vaccines. It could take years to find them all, said Sabeti, who studies infectious diseases at Harvard and at the Broad Institute in Cambridge, Mass. For now, evidence embedded in the RNA reveals that the...
  • 'Promising' Ebola vaccine to go into trials - and it could be available by the end of the year

    08/28/2014 11:07:23 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28 August 2014 | Jenny Hope for the Daily Mail
    Britons are to be the first in the world to test a new vaccine against the deadly ebola virus. Altogether 60 healthy volunteers will be given the vaccine next month in a trial led by Oxford University scientists. If the vaccine performs as well in humans as in monkeys, the trial will be extended to 80 people in The Gambia and in Mali. The entire trial programme is being fast-tracked – subject to ethical approval – with the intention of using the vaccine in people at high risk in West Africa early next year. Latest figures show that more than...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Patient at Sacramento hospital may have Ebola

    08/19/2014 8:23:09 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 121 replies
    dailymail ^ | 19 August 2014 | Zoe Szathmary for MailOnline
    A Sacramento hospital announced Tuesday that one of its patients may have Ebola. Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center said in a release the patient is isolated. The hospital's Dr. Stephen Parodi said in the release 'We are working with the Sacramento County Division of Public Health regarding a patient admitted to the Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be testing blood samples to rule out the presence of the virus.
  • Looking for thoughts on the Ebola virus 'cure'

    08/12/2014 8:17:27 AM PDT · by ArtDodger · 62 replies
    self | 8-12-14 | self
    Looking for thoughts about the 'sudden' appearance of a cure for Ebola. I think our government has studied Ebola since it first appeared and is keeping it as a weaponized virus.
  • Here's Everything We Know About The 'Secret Serum' Used To Treat An American With Ebola

    08/04/2014 1:08:30 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies
    BI ^ | 8-4-2014 | Kevin Loria
    Kevin LoriaAugust. 4, 2014 Both of the Ebola-infected U.S. citizens in Liberia received a rare dose of what news reports called a "secret serum" to treat the virus before being transported to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, according to a CNN report. And while some people do fight off the disease on their own, in the case of the two Americans, that experimental serum may have saved their lives. As Dr. Kent Brantly and missionary Nancy Writebol waited in a Liberian hospital, someone from the National Institutes of Health reached out to Samaritan's Purse, one of the two North Carolina-based...
  • The Ebola Outbreak: 'A Dress Rehearsal For The Next Big One'

    08/06/2014 3:44:27 AM PDT · by Drango · 20 replies
    NPR ^ | August 05, 2014
    Until this year, the world had recorded 1,640 deaths from Ebola since the virus was discovered in 1976. Then Ebola appeared in West Africa. So far this year, 887 people have died of Ebola in West Africa, the World Health Organization Monday. The graphs include only years in which 50 or more Ebola deaths were reported. To put that into perspective, more than a third of all people known to have died from the virus have died in the current outbreak. And the outbreak is still spreading at a frightening rate. Last week, there were more than 200 new cases...
  • Ebola: ‘shut the F- up’?

    08/04/2014 9:26:06 PM PDT · by BlopAndStop · 55 replies
    The Media Equalizer ^ | August 04, 2014 | Brian Maloney
    Worried about the spread of Ebola in the United States? A Boston Globe-owned website has some advice for you: shut the f— up! Unlike here, the tweet embedded in the middle of a Boston.com story about increasing fear of the virus doesn’t use the dashes. And its inclusion is no accident: the flow chart graphic is central to their coverage. It’s just one of several stories underscoring the relatively bizarre approach our media is taking to Ebola’s spread. Number one: anyone worried about it is a paranoid, delusional freak and two, let’s use this as a new way to bash...
  • New York patient ‘unlikely to have Ebola,’ Health Department says

    08/04/2014 7:09:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/04/2014 | By Elahe Izadi
    A man who was tested for Ebola at New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital on Monday is “unlikely” to have the virus, the city’s health department said. “After consultation with CDC and Mount Sinai, the Health Department has concluded that the patient is unlikely to have Ebola,” the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said in a statement early Monday evening. “Specimens are being tested for common causes of illness and to definitively exclude Ebola.” The male patient had come to the hospital’s emergency room early Monday morning with a high fever and gastrointestinal problems, according to the...
  • Mystery Ebola virus serum manufactured by San Diego firm

    08/04/2014 5:37:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 8/4/14 | Monte Morin
    An experimental serum given to Christian aid workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus was manufactured by a San Diego pharmaceutical firm using plants, the company and U.S. health authorities disclosed Monday. As Dr. Kent Brantly fights for his life in a special containment unit at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, and missionary Nancy Writebol prepares to be evacuated from Liberia on Tuesday, details began to emerge about a mysterious treatment they were given shortly after they became infected. The drug, which was produced by Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc., is called ZMapp and has not been evaluated for safety in humans,...
  • This Is What Is Going To Happen If Ebola Comes To America

    08/03/2014 7:27:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    TEC ^ | 08/01/2014 | Michael Snyder
    If the worst Ebola outbreak in recorded history reaches the United States, federal law permits "the apprehension and examination of any individual reasonably believed to be infected with a communicable disease". These individuals can be "detained for such time and in such manner as may be reasonably necessary". In other words, the federal government already has the authority to round people up against their will, take them to detention facilities and hold them there for as long as they feel it is "reasonably necessary". In addition, as you will read about below, the federal government has the authority "to separate...
  • US Doctor With Ebola Walks Into Atlanta Hospital for Treatment

    08/02/2014 11:40:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies
    newsmax ^ | 8/2/14 | ap
    The first Ebola victim to be brought to the United States from Africa was safely escorted into a specialized isolation unit Saturday at one of the nation's best hospitals, where doctors said they are confident the deadly virus won't escape. Fear that the outbreak killing more than 700 people in Africa could spread in the U.S. has generated considerable anxiety among some Americans. But infectious disease experts said the public faces zero risk as Emory University Hospital treats a critically ill missionary doctor and a charity worker who were infected in Liberia. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
  • Doctor who contracted Ebola is in grave condition

    07/29/2014 12:13:32 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 80 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7-29-14 | Chris Perez
    A doctor from Texas is in grave condition and terrified for his life after he contracted the incurable Ebola virus he was treating in West Africa, colleagues said Monday. Dr. Kent Brantley, 33, is one of two Americans in the region who have contracted the deadly disease, which has now killed nearly 700 people in West Africa, according to the World Health Organization. The father of two had been treating Ebola victims in Monrovia, Liberia, when he began to notice symptoms related to the virus, CBS reports. “I’m praying fervently that God will help me survive this disease,” he said...
  • Chikungunya continues to spread across the U.S., infecting nearly 600

    07/23/2014 4:58:43 PM PDT · by mykroar · 19 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 23, 2014 | Meredith Engel
    More cases of chikungunya, a painful virus spread by mosquitos, are being reported across the country. The Centers for Disease Control has listed a total of 497 cases in the U.S. in 35 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, 197 locally transmitted. Examiner.com reports that other state and local health agencies noted 40 cases, bringing the total to 537. The outbreak is due to a recent epidemic that started late last year in the Caribbean. The first two locally transmitted stateside cases were reported in Florida late last week. "The arrival of chikungunya virus, first in the tropical Americas...
  • WHO: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) Could Be Airborne

    07/22/2014 8:02:39 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies
    The Week ^ | 7-22-2014 | Meghan DeMaria
    July 22, 2014Meghan DeMaria In a scientific paper published Tuesday, scientists suggested that Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) may be airborne. The disease has already claimed at least 288 lives since its appearance in 2012. Researchers at King Fahd Medical Research Center in Saudi Arabia analyzed air samples from an infected camel barn, and the samples tested positive for a strain of the viral genome MERS RNA, CNN reports. The possibility of MERS being airborne has been in question after reports found that some infected people had close contact with other MERS patients. The WHO recommends that "airborne precautions should...
  • Malware, please help!

    07/03/2014 12:40:22 PM PDT · by Libertynotfree · 46 replies
    July03,2014 | Libertynotfree
    FireFox 3.0 action: reset to default. Window X3 I copied their URL to post on this thread, if you know any malware protection program which can take care of this kind of malware, please post. First 3 URL come up every time I click. I have CClean. http://cr.gogorithm.com/WLBidRequestHandler?oid=2&width=1200&height=900&pubid=58488&noaop=1&tagid=300157822500000000&revmod=2&born=1401903982&Prof=&BTF=&cb=1404413752629&encoded=1&cirf=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.freerepublic.com%2Ftag%2F*%2Findex http://static.icmwebserv.com/blank4.html#%7B%22ad_type%22%3A%22siteunder%22%2C%22percent%22%3A100%2C%22size%22%3A%5B%7B%22percent%22%3A100%2C%22width%22%3A1200%2C%22height%22%3A900%7D%5D%2C%22max_impressions%22%3A2% http://cdncache1-a.akamaihd.net/pwn.html?u=http%3A%2F%2Fp.txtsrving.info%2Fclick%3Fc%3Dda480a77af4541ad8537a425d5da1aec%26subid%3Dg-605317-b757b08c6b66452f9abd524ffc443982-%26t%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.freerepublic.com%252Ffocus%252Ff-chat%252F3175370%252Fposts%26rt%3D1717%26data_tag%3DA%26mk%3DbGF0ZXN0K2FydGljbGVz&n=ld893__da480a77af4541ad8537a425d5da1aec__1404358630&r= http://www.onefloorserve.com/lps/player_lp7.aspx?appId=339032&source=saymedia_1fa&cid=275759&clickid=07_25004824_02eac240-cf93-44d0-ab7b-09bdb01b60d6 http://lp.empire.goodgamestudios.com/?country=us&pid=516&camp=1&gid=12&cid=15489&tid=US
  • Scientists condemn 'crazy, dangerous' creation of deadly airborne flu virus

    Scientists have created a life-threatening virus that closely resembles the 1918 Spanish flu strain that killed an estimated 50m people in an experiment labelled as "crazy" by opponents. Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison used a technique called reverse genetics to build the virus from fragments of wild bird flu strains. They then mutated the virus to make it airborne to spread more easily from one animal to another. "The work they are doing is absolutely crazy. The whole thing is exceedingly dangerous," said Lord May, the former President of the Royal Society and one time chief science adviser to...
  • Scientist Makes Mutant, Infectious Flu Virus in Lab

    06/11/2014 6:27:03 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 22 replies
    NBC News ^ | June11, 2014 | By Maggie Fox
    Flu experts have made a mutant version of the 1918 “Spanish flu” virus that killed tens of millions of people, sparking a new debate over whether such work is too dangerous. Yoshihiro Kawaoka of the University of Wisconsin says the experiments are important for helping scientists understand how new pandemics start, and for designing better flu vaccines.
  • Terrifying Ebola Virus Is Still Spreading

    05/28/2014 10:38:18 AM PDT · by blam · 30 replies
    BI - Reuters ^ | 5-28-2014 | Stephanie Nebehay and Saliou Samb
    Stephanie Nebehay and Saliou Samb, ReutersMay 28, 2014, 10:49 AM Guinea's capital Conakry has recorded its first new Ebola cases in more than a month, while other previously unaffected areas have also reported infections in the past week, according to the World Health Organization. The spread of the two-month-old outbreak, which Guinean authorities had said had been contained, risks further complicating the fight against the virus in a region already struggling with weak healthcare systems and porous borders. "The situation is serious, you can't say it is under control as cases are continuing and it is spreading geographically," Dr Pierre...
  • 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,...
  • Oklahoma: Man dies after acquiring Heartland virus

    05/27/2014 8:50:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 27, 2014 7:10 PM EDT | Tim Talley
    An Oklahoma man has died after acquiring the Heartland virus, making him the second person in the U.S. to die after coming down with the illness, state health officials said Tuesday. The state Department of Health released few details but said the man was from Delaware County in northeast Oklahoma, was over the age of 65 and died recently from complications of the virus, which is found in the lone star tick and is likely spread through tick bites. The virus was first identified in 2009, in Missouri. …
  • Painful and rapid spread of new virus in Caribbean

    05/22/2014 3:34:16 PM PDT · by bgill · 28 replies
    AP via Yahoo.com ^ | May 22, 2014 | EZEQUIEL ABIU LOPEZ
    Outbreaks of the virus have long made people miserable in Africa and Asia. But it is new to the Caribbean, with the first locally transmitted case documented in December in French St. Martin, likely brought in by an infected air traveler. Health officials are now working feverishly to educate the public about the illness, knock down the mosquito population, and deal with an onslaught of cases.
  • The Deadly Virus MERS Has Arrived In The US — Here's What You Need To Know

    05/18/2014 9:55:36 AM PDT · by blam · 48 replies
    BI ^ | 5-18-2014 | Lauren F Friedman
    Lauren F FriedmanMay 16, 2014, 1:01 PM Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), an often deadly respiratory illness that's related to the infamous SARS, first emerged in humans in Saudi Arabia in 2012. (Scientists believe it jumped from camels.) But since March 2014, there's been a sharp rise in the number of cases, including two recently diagnosed MERS patients in the United States. "With more deaths in a single month than in the previous two years combined, no one is certain how people become infected," notes Marjorie P. Pollack, of ProMED-mail, and the virus has no vaccine or cure. Here's what...
  • American Church "Spiritual Castration", LBJ and 1954 ... Satan's STUXNET Spiritual "Malware-Virus"

    05/18/2014 9:38:11 AM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 33 replies
    Patton@Bastogne ^ | 2014-05-18 | Patton@Bastogne
    . America's Gradual Decline since President L.B.J. ... Today (2014-05-18) The Washington Post (George Will) included an article entitled: "The Slow Decline of America since LBJ launched the Great Society" Free Republic post: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3157259/posts by SeekandFind. ==================================================================== George Will's article is a political lament on how LBJ's trillion-dollar (plus) "Great Society" gradually poisoned Amertica's family structure and strong work ethic. With all due respect ... George Will is WRONG, by several light years. Why ? George Will, singing in perfect harmony with most Washington DC Beltway Glee-Club "insiders" (Hillary Clinton, Karl Rove, Jeb Bush, Juan McCain, ad nauseum) haven't a...
  • Extremely Deadly Virus will Come from the Muslim World

    05/11/2014 3:23:02 PM PDT · by Rashputin · 98 replies
    shoebat.com ^ | May 10, 2014 | Walid Shoebat
    Extremely Deadly Virus will Come from the Muslim World By Shoebat Foundation onMay 10, 2014 inFeatured, General Exclusive by Walid Shoebat When it comes to MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) it kills nearly a third of the people it sickened. Most people still haven’t twigged to the existence of MERS but that may be changing, with new MERS infections popping up recently in Malaysia, Greece, the Philippines, Egypt, and late last week, the United States became the 16th country to detect MERS in an American who has been living and working in Saudi Arabia. Some potential explanations for the...
  • Killer Virus Takes Emotional Toll on Pig Farmers

    04/28/2014 9:21:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 28th 2014, 5:16 am | Miguel Llanos
    Last Christmas was one farmer Greg Lear would rather forget. “Yeah, some merry Christmas,” he said of the December 19th call from his farm manager with news that all the sows, or breeding females, were throwing up and many had diarrhea. The sows survived, but within 96 hours “we probably had 500 little pigs that were dead,” said Lear. As fate would have it, the Spencer, Iowa, farm he helps run was next in line to be hit by a virus that’s killed several million piglets across the country in the last 12 months. Rising pork prices have more than...
  • Inmates At 5 Colorado Prisons Ill With Mysterious Virus

    04/20/2014 9:50:57 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 38 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | 4/20/14
    More than 160 inmates in five Colorado prisons are sick with a mysterious virus. The virus is affecting prisons in Denver, Pueblo, Buena Vista, and Canon City. Because of the illness all inmate visits at the Denver Women’s, La Vista, and Fremont correctional facilities have been canceled. The Department of Corrections says the inmates who are sick have been experiencing flu-like symptoms.
  • 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.
  • Bacon, Pork Prices Rise As Deadly Diarrhea Virus Wipes Out Michigan Pigs

    04/16/2014 9:49:06 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 40 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | 10-16-14
    "said porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) is not a human health concern, but is deadly to newborn pigs."
  • A brief, terrifying history of viruses escaping from labs: 70s Chinese pandemic was a lab mistake

    04/12/2014 7:23:32 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 36 replies
    National Post [Canada] / Slate ^ | April 11, 2014 | Martin Furmanski
    ....Virologists, using serologic and early genetic tests, soon began to suggest the cause of the reappearance was a laboratory escape of a 1949-50 virus, and as genomic techniques advanced, it became clear that this was true. By 2010, researchers published it as fact: “The most famous case of a released laboratory strain is the re-emergent H1N1 influenza-A virus which was first observed in China in May of 1977 and in Russia shortly thereafter.” The virus may have escaped from a lab attempting to prepare an attenuated H1N1 vaccine in response to the U.S. swine flu pandemic alert..... In 2007, Foot...
  • Brace yourself: The bacon shortage is coming

    04/09/2014 7:23:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/09/2014 | Mary Katharine Ham
    Don’t panic. Your prices will probably go up because the free market is awesome and capable of signaling where it needs the most bacon when, and to whom it is most valuable, so there won’t be full bacon stoppage. Or, bacon lines. Though if you were going to queue up for something, certainly that’d be it. A virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, and with little known about how it spreads or how to stop it, it’s threatening pork production and pushing up prices by 10 percent or...
  • Angry mob attacks Ebola treatment centre in Guinea

    04/05/2014 7:43:42 PM PDT · by grundle · 31 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | Reuters | April 4, 2014
    CONAKRY (Reuters) - An angry crowd attacked a treatment center in Guinea on Friday where staff from Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) were working to contain an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, forcing it to shut down, a spokesman for the medical charity said.
  • Could Ebola now be airborne?

    03/28/2014 6:34:35 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 69 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/28/14 | DAMIEN GAYLE
    Fears are growing that the most lethal form of the Ebola virus can mutate into an airborne pathogen, making the spread of the terrifying disease more difficult to check. It was previously thought the untreatable virus, which causes massive internal bleeding and multiple organ failure, could only be transmitted through contact with infected blood. But now Canadian researchers have carried out experiments showing how monkeys can catch the deadly disease from infected pigs without coming into direct contact.k
  • Ebola 'a regional threat' as contagion hits Guinea capital

    03/28/2014 4:49:16 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 53 replies
    APF via Yahoo News ^ | 3/28/14 | Mouctar Bah
    Guinea's capital Conakry was on high alert on Friday after a deadly Ebola epidemic which has killed dozens in the southern forests was confirmed to have spread to the sprawling port city of two million people. Eight cases have been confirmed in the capital, the Guinean health ministry said late Friday, including one fatality. All those infected have been put into isolation at the capital's biggest hospital to avoid the highly contagious virus from getting into the population.
  • CDC Report: Chikungunya Fever Outbreak in Southern U.S. Probable

    03/12/2014 6:00:51 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 21 replies
    Liberty Voice ^ | January 2014 | GM
    The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta (CDC) is reporting that the mosquito borne illness, Chikungunya Fever, has the potential to be imported to the southern United States, areas with temperate climates and large mosquito vectors. Chikungunya Fever is a viral disease, a mosquito-borne pathogen, similar to Dengue Fever. The disease is transmitted by mosquitoes of the Aedes genus, the same type of mosquitoes that transmit the Dengue Fever Virus. Chikungunya Fever is endemic to Asia, Africa and the Indian Subcontinent. A large outbreak was reported in 2006-2007 in India, and several other countries in southeast Asia....
  • Pig virus expected to lead to higher pork prices

    03/10/2014 2:47:13 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 47 replies
    Missourian ^ | 03/10/2014 | AP
    A fast-spreading virus that can kill 80 percent of piglets that contract it is rapidly spreading across Missouri hog farms, wiping out entire nurseries in some cases. Porcine epidemic diarrhea has killed 4 million to 5 million pigs nationwide, or about 4 percent of the pigs that would go to market later this year, The Joplin Globe reported. . . . . "We're adding 300 farms per week to the list of infected farms. I think most all will wind up with the disease," Plain said. "The average slaughter age is 6 months. So we will see the impact of...
  • Malicious Malware Uses Photos of Sunsets and Cats to Steal Banking Credentials

    03/05/2014 12:16:51 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 75 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | March 05,2014 | Gannon Burgett
    It’s a sad day for the Internet… according to Trend Micro’s security analysts, it’s been discovered that photographs of both sunsets and — even more heartbreaking — cats being shared across the web contain malware capable of getting into your bank accounts.
  • 30,000-year-old giant virus comes back to life in French lab

    03/04/2014 5:37:31 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 42 replies
    business-standard ^ | March 4, 2014
    A large ancient virus that lied dormant in the Siberian permafrost for at least 30,000 years has sprung back to life after French scientists revived it in the laboratory. The virus, found buried 30m down in the frozen ground, poses no danger to humans or animals, but other viruses could be unleashed as the ground becomes exposed, scientists said. "This is the first time we've seen a virus that's still infectious after this length of time," said Professor Jean-Michel Claverie, from the National Centre of Scientific Research (CNRS) at the University of Aix-Marseille in France. The pathogen, called Pithovirus sibericum,...
  • 'Pony' botnet steals bitcoins, digital currencies: Trustwave

    02/24/2014 11:07:49 AM PST · by Cementjungle · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2-24-2014 | Jim Finkle
    (Reuters) - Cyber criminals have infected hundreds of thousands of computers with a virus called "Pony" to steal bitcoins and other digital currencies, in the most ambitious cyber attack on virtual money uncovered so far, according to security firm Trustwave. Trustwave said on Monday that it has found evidence that the operators of a cybercrime ring known as the Pony botnet have stolen some 85 virtual "wallets" that contained bitcoins and other types of digital currencies. The firm said it did not know how much digital currency was contained in the wallets.
  • Obama File Founder Targeted for Virus Attacks

    02/18/2014 8:14:40 AM PST · by Candor7 · 44 replies
    The Obama File ^ | 18Feb 2014 | Candor7
    Conservative Websites are being subjected to denial of service attacks and worm virus infection. In particular Freeper Beckwith is fighting this battle right this moment. The left is ginning up to limit free speech of Conservatives, treating them as they would terrorists, using sophisticated software likely provided by the Obama Campaign, with hacker research likely funded by Tax Payer dollars for Community Workers. Whether we win in November depends on our success in protecting our internet speech rights.If anyone has techniques which would protect from these attacks, including encryption or the use of alternate OS such as LINUX, and mirror...
  • Saudi Arabia reports 1 more death from new virus

    02/17/2014 12:20:30 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 17, 2014 2:01 AM EST
    Saudi Arabia says a Saudi man has died from a new respiratory virus related to SARS, bringing to 60 the number of deaths in the kingdom at the center of the outbreak. […] He was among four newly detected cases, bringing the number to 145 of people who have been infected with the virus in Saudi Arabia since September 2012, according to the (health) ministry. …