What's killing us this week?

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Pyrrho wrote: Sun Feb 20, 2022 3:54 pm https://twitter.com/jamesheathers/statu ... CSd6A&s=19
We are a seriously unserious country.

God help us.
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https://www.npr.org/2022/03/02/10839024 ... ecall-burn
The fitness tracker company Fitbit is recalling about 1.7 million smartwatches containing a lithium-ion battery that can overheat and burn the user.
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https://people.com/health/94-people-fro ... knows-why/
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."
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To investigate and discover an actual cause of cancer is strictly forbidden
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Think that’s just rhetoric?

To this day nobody has “discovered” why a rare form of childhood cancer “somehow” started killing children in 1947

“It’s a mystery”
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Same for the Tooth Fairy project

Somehow nobody wants to talk about it, much less investigate
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Twit: https://twitter.com/AlanaKinrich/status/1515770380232769540
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Pyrrho wrote: Mon Apr 18, 2022 11:56 am
Twit: https://twitter.com/AlanaKinrich/status/1515770380232769540
I know that.



Now.
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It’s easier to just deflate the cock
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To be fair, all you had to do was . . .

. . .

. . . stand up.

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Heartland virus:

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/972416
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).
https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/28/4/21-1540_article
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https://www.statnews.com/2022/04/23/who ... s-in-kids/
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.
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Twit: https://twitter.com/CDCgov/status/1522652494362460160
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Pyrrho wrote: Fri May 06, 2022 8:13 pm
Twit: https://twitter.com/CDCgov/status/1522652494362460160
Here we go . . . .
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https://www.cdc.gov/ncird/investigation ... e/hcp.html
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.
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Pyrrho wrote: Sat May 07, 2022 12:14 am https://www.cdc.gov/ncird/investigation ... e/hcp.html
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.
https://www.bbc.com/news/health-61349651.amp
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Twit: https://twitter.com/ScienceMagazine/status/1523365906868740096
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H5N1?

That is so 2003.

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As long as I can't catch it from the neighbors' chickens.
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https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandso ... d-we-worry
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.
:harambe:
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Pharma Bro got out of jail.
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Pyrrho wrote: Fri May 20, 2022 1:26 amPharma Bro got out of jail.
Praise Be Upon Harambe!

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https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/mon ... who-expert
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.
:wedgie:
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People should know better than to have sex with monkeys.

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https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/hep ... rawberries
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.
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https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandso ... re-learnin
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.
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Twit: https://twitter.com/RozehnalMd/status/1535057557030830080
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Twit: https://twitter.com/DrEricDing/status/1539763165315178504
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https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandso ... t-it-means
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.
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I thought of posting a blurb from Bugger'd by Colonists a day or so earlier. To my understanding, they wondered if the virus came from the live, but attenuated, vaccine:
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
From another article:
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.

Bugger'd by Colonists
which is, of course, further evidences of vaccines causing variants!!!1!!

No . . . wait . . . but is there any evidences, thanks, of the attenuated virus becoming more like the wild type?

Well . . . yes!
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.

Kathryn A. Hanley. The double-edged sword: How evolution can make or break a live-attenuated virus vaccine. Evolution (N Y). 2011 Dec; 4(4): 635–643.
which cites:

Kew OM, Sutter RW, de Gourville EM, Dowdle WR, Pallansch MA. Vaccine-derived polioviruses and the endgame strategy for global polio eradication. Annu Rev Microbiol. 2005; 59: 587–635.

There is no "Polio-chan."

I am disappoint.

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Doctor X wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 2:37 pm
There is no "Polio-chan."



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https://i.ibb.co/z8kN40R/Face-App-1656061998426.jpg

Much more up your alley and has obviously met you too!

You are welcome.
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We still do not question, though we are appalled, by your lifestyle choices.

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https://www.msn.com/en-xl/news/other/an ... ar-AAYZCNy

Antibiotic-Resistant 'Superbug' Now Widespread in Pigs, Can Jump to Humans
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.
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Twit: https://twitter.com/newscentermaine/status/1543687392556638209
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https://www.npr.org/2022/07/16/11118754 ... l-listeria
A listeria outbreak in Big Olaf ice cream products that has sickened nearly two dozen people in 10 states forced the brand to recall all of its flavors and products this week, the Food and Drug Administration says.

The outbreak resulted in one death, one fetal loss and 22 hospitalizations, the FDA said.

"Based on epidemiological information collected by CDC and the [Florida Department of Health], Big Olaf ice cream products are a likely source of illness in this outbreak," the FDA said, citing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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What happened to Monkey Pox?