We are a seriously unserious country.
God help us.
After nearly 100 people who attended the same New Jersey high school developed rare brain tumors, an alumnus and cancer survivor is demanding answers.
Environmental scientist Al Lupiano is among 94 former students and staff from Colonia High School in Woodbridge, New Jersey, who have been diagnosed with rare brain tumors. He received his diagnosis in the late '90s when he was 27 years old, but last year his wife and sister — also alumni of the school — developed brain tumors as well, as reported by CBS New York.
"Fast forward to August of last year," Lupiano told CBS. My sister received the news she had a primary brain tumor, herself. Unfortunately, it turned out to be stage 4 glioblastoma. Two hours later, we received information that my wife also had a primary brain tumor."
Heartland virus (HRTV), an emerging infection first detected in lone star ticks in Missouri in 2009, has spread to lone star ticks in Georgia, a study published in Emerging Infectious Diseases reports.
HRTV disease is transmitted by the bite of an infected Amblyomma americanum tick, named "lone star" because of the silver-white spot on the female scutum (back).
The World Health Organization said Saturday that 12 countries have reported at least 169 unusual cases of hepatitis in children, with 17 of the children having undergone liver transplants as a consequence. At least one child has died.
The WHO’s European division, which is taking the lead on the investigation into the mysterious outbreak, urged countries to look for, investigate, and report similar cases.
While many of the children were infected with adenoviruses when they developed hepatitis, 20 of them had Covid-19 and another 19 were co-infected with an adenovirus and SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid.
Authorities have ruled out any possibility that Covid vaccines might have been involved in these cases. The vast majority of the children were not vaccinated, the WHO statement said.
Pebody said a number of hypotheses are on the table. Because the illness the children have manifested doesn’t mesh with what has been previously associated with adenovirus 41, scientists are studying the virus to see if it has undergone changes that might explain the new behavior.
On Thursday, April 21, 2022, CDC issued the Health Alert Network (HAN) Health Advisory to notify clinicians and public health authorities of children identified with hepatitis (CDC Hepatitis) and adenovirus infection (CDC Adenovirus). A cluster of pediatric cases of significant liver injury with positive adenovirus infection have been identified and reported to CDC since November 2021. A possible association between pediatric hepatitis and adenovirus infection is currently under investigation after subsequent laboratory testing identified adenovirus type 41 infection in several cases. Clinicians are recommended to consider adenovirus testing and to report such cases to their state or jurisdictional public health authorities and to CDC.
Pyrrho wrote: ↑Sat May 07, 2022 12:14 am
:harambe:There's a monkeypox outbreak in the United Kingdom, Portugal and Spain. The outbreak is quite small — just 36 suspected cases spread across the three countries, including eight in England and 20 in Portugal. A case in the U.S. has also been reported.
But health officials have little clue where people caught the monkeypox virus. And there's concern the virus may be spreading through the community — undetected — and possibly through a new route of transmission.
:wedgie:A leading adviser to the World Health Organization described the unprecedented outbreak of the rare disease monkeypox in developed countries as “a random event” that might be explained by risky sexual behavior at two recent mass events in Europe.
U.S. and Canadian regulators are investigating a hepatitis outbreak that may be linked to fresh organic strawberries.
In a joint weekend statement, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Public Health Agency of Canada said illnesses in Minnesota, California and Canada occurred after people consumed FreshKampo and H-E-B brand strawberries.
Doctors have detected nearly 800 cases across the globe, from Argentina to the United Arab Emirates. The U.K. and Portugal have detected the most cases, with about 200 and 100 cases in each country, respectively. The U.S. has recorded 21 cases and Canada has 58.
Such a broad geographic spread suggests "widespread human-to-human transmission is currently underway," said Dr. Maria van Kerkhove, with the World Health Organization, on Thursday. This transmission has "likely been ongoing for several weeks, if not months," she noted.
Two studies, published Thursday, demonstrate the virus is spreading, undetected, in some communities of Portugal and the U.K. — because, by and large, the cases are not linked to each other or linked to a common place or activity. So health officials don't know where people are catching it, and many cases aren't being diagnosed, the scientists conclude.
For the first time in nearly 40 years, health officials in the U.K. have identified a likely outbreak of polio in London.
So far, there have been no cases of polio detected directly in the U.K. But instead, scientists have discovered the outbreak through an indirect route. They've found multiple versions of the virus in sewage water, the U.K. Health Security Agency said Wednesday in a press release.
The risk to the general public is extremely low, the agency said, because the vast majority of people in Britain are vaccinated against polio during childhood – and therefore protected against infection.
From another article:The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) says it was probably imported to London by someone who was recently vaccinated overseas with a live form of the virus.
It says the risk is low, but parents should ensure their children have been fully immunised against the disease.
"Most of the UK population will be protected from vaccination in childhood, but in some communities with low vaccine coverage, individuals may remain at risk," said Dr Vanessa Saliba, consultant epidemiologist at UKHSA.
An inactivated polio vaccine is used in the UK as part of the routine childhood programme. It is given to children three times before the age of one, and then again at three and 14 years of age.
Take-up of the first three doses is about 86% in London, well below target levels, with the rest of the UK over 92%.
Health authorities have now declared a national incident and informed the World Health Organization (WHO) of the situation.
Bugger'd by Colonists
which is, of course, further evidences of vaccines causing variants!!!1!!The vaccine offers excellent protection against wild polio, is easy to use and has been deployed by many countries around the world - keeping millions of people safe.
However, it contains a weakened, live form of the virus which can replicate harmlessly in the gut. But that means some is then excreted in poo.
In rare cases, this weakened form can spread to unvaccinated people.
Over a long period the vaccine-derived virus might change to become more like wild polio.
which cites:Given the rapid mutation rates of all viruses, but particularly RNA viruses, it is not surprising that some vaccine viruses revert to virulence. About one in every 750,000 children receiving the first dose of OPV experiences vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis attributable to reversion of one of the three strains.
University of Cambridge researchers said this particular strain of MRSA, short for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, has shown up in livestock over the past 50 years, probably due to widespread antibiotic use in farming. They said it is a potential threat to public health.