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Update of New Outbreaking Diseases in U.S. and Elsewhere

posted by Dr. Ad Versery Bored @ 20:48 PM
April 7, 2014

ebola-disease        Dr. Ad Versery Bored:  Like Ally Feermeno, we must complain about the scant time our editor, Jael, allows us for blog posting. So today, the best we have time and space to do is to summarize what is happening in the world of diseases.

Maleekie Ambulari:  For one thing we know that Ebola Virus is quickly spreading in West Africa.  Dr. Sakoba Keita, head of disease prevention in Guinea  says that of 80 recent deaths there, 59 are suspected to be from that virus.

According to CNN, “The deaths are among the 137 cases reported by the World Health Organization, which said the outbreak has “rapidly evolved” since originating in the forests of southeastern Guinea.”

The disease is thought to come through close contact with infected animals––i.e. chimpanzees, bats, monkeys, etc.  It is usually found in Uganda, South Sudan, Gabon and the Democratic Republic of Congo.  But not this time!

Dr. Bored: Speaking of not this time, we thought we had wiped common diseases like Mumps and Measles in the United States. But some stubborn parents and advocates have brought them back by refusing to vaccinate children.

One pediatrician says of Measles: “Just over a dozen years ago this illness was considered eliminated in our country, and this year people are being hospitalized for it. All due to the hysteria about a safe, effective vaccine.”

Infectious Disease Specialist, Dr. Thomas Sandora of Boston Children’s Hospital warns:  “Measles is essentially the most contagious disease on the planet. It becomes contagious four days before the rash appears, and can remain in the air for  two hours after an infected individual’s left the room.” About 90 percent of non-immunized people if exposed, will become infected, he said.

Maleekie Ambulari: Also, as Russell Saunders writes in ‘Thanks to Anti-Vaxxers, Mumps Are Back. What’s Next?’ that Ohio State University  is suffering an outbreak of Mumps right now. Some of the students may have gotten the first Mumps shot, but not the necessary second one. Saunders claims that people against immunization shots, or ‘anti-vaxxers,’ now also help to bring back Pertussis (whooping cough), diphtheria, and the fatal Haemophilus influenzae disease.

Dr. Bored:  That is a very uncommon flu, known as H flu. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention H-fluadvise:  “Haemophilus influenzae bacteria can affect many organ systems. The most common types of disease caused by Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) bacteria include pneumonia, bacteremia, meningitis, epiglottitis, septic arthritis, cellulitis, otitis media, purulent pericarditis, and other less common infections such as endocarditis and osteomyelitis.”

Ambulari:  Also, as Tomorrow in Review says in ‘Quelling a Global “Tidal Wave” of Disease’: “A ‘tidal wave’ of cancer is about to inundate the world, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Now, 14 million people are annually diagnosed with cancer, but the WHO forecasts that will rise to 24 million by 2035… and much of that increase will come in the developing world.”

Dr. Bored: Soon we will discuss the need to quickly distribute extremely expensive drugs against Hepatitis C which is infecting 180 million victims world-wide. Meanwhile, all must believe what used Christian Bibles say about sickness:

“And ye shall serve The LORD Your God, and He shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee (Exodus 23: 25); “And Jesus went about all Galilee . . . healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people (Matthew 4: 23).” Amen and Amen!

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