Monthly Archives: July 2007

Smallpox disease

I’ve read about the U.S. planning to innoculate everyone
against smallpox. I was innoculated before I began elementary school
when that was a requirement. Would that vaccination still be

I suspect so. Some of the testing for the current versions of the vaccine
have been carried out here (at St. Louis University and Washington
University med schools) in recent weeks; when they were recruiting for
volunteers for the tests, one of the requirements was that you had *not*
ever had a smallpox vaccination done. That (and the age requirement, but we
won’t discuss that ) kept me from putting my name in.

Actually, I am concerned far less about anthrax and smallpox
than I am about, for example, the flu. The flu is like seasickness.
You spend half the time thinking you are going to die and the rest of
the time hoping you will. And, if I’m not mistaken, more people die in
the U.S. each year from influenza than from any bioterrorist threat.

Yep, that’s the real issue right now. And I seem to recall having heard a
news report within the past couple of days that indicated that flu shots
were in short supply at the moment because companies that manufacture it
were gearing up for anthrax and smallpox vaccine production. I really would
like to get a flu shot this year, but not if I’m going to have to wait until
after Christmas, as happened last year – that’s too late for this part of
the country, as far as effectiveness goes.

And, if I’m not mistaken, more people die in
the U.S. each year from influenza than from any bioterrorist threat.

About 20,000 per year die of influenza.

When you catch any of these diseases, the national infection-rate is
irrelavent. Whether you are one in one thousand or one in a hundred million,
you’re still infected. At that point, it is an issue of the mortality rate,
which, for otherwise healthy people, is tiny in influenza, 50% in smallpox,
40% in untreated cutaneous anthrax, and 95% in untreated inhaled anthrax.

Another factor is that anthrax is treatable if diagnosed early, because it
is a bacteria. The other two are viruses, and are not treatable. Supporting
a smallpox patient will slightly improve survivability, just as it does an
influenza patient, but there is no treatment and no cure for either.

The third issue is contagion. Smallpox is dangerous because it is far more
contagious than influenza, and it takes about two weeks for any diagnosable
symptoms to show up. The infected individual is highly contagious during
that time. It is smallpox’s very slow yet highly contagious nature combined
with high mortality that causes it to be such a threat.

There is a scenario where one single individual could infect upwards of
100,000 individuals in over 200 cities before a single one of them developed
the first diagnosable sypmptom of the disease. It is likely 50,000 deaths
would result in the first four weeks, and one does not want to even think of
what happens after that, but it grows exponentially.

Who would treat all those people? Hospital staff? They’d have the disease
themselves in days. If not in hours. They’d likely be among the earlier

CDC Search Results List

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Smallpox, disease information, NCID, CDC
Summary: Infectious Disease Information Contents Infectious Diseases Information Index Useful Sites Smallpox From Public Health Response and
Preparedness, CDC NCID Home | Disease Information | NCID Organization | Publications | Guidelines | Contact Us
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CDC Travelers’ Health Information on Smallpox
Summary: In May 1980, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the global eradication of smallpox. The risk from smallpox vaccination, although
very small, now exceeds the risk of smallpox; consequently, smallpox vaccination of civilians is indicated only for
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Recommendation of the Immunization Practices Advisory Committee Sma
Summary: The basic recommendation is unchanged–smallpox vaccine is only indicated for civilians who are laboratory workers occupationally exposed to
smallpox or other closely related orthopox viruses. Smallpox vaccine (vaccinia virus) is a highly effective immuni
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SMALLPOX 2000 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention People don’t get sick with smallpox anymore. For 2, 000 y
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Division of Parasitic Diseases – Drug Service – Vaccinia Vaccine
Summary: Vaccinia (Smallpox) vaccine, a licensed product, is a suspension containing a strain of living virus of vaccinia whose origin and
manipulation is FDA approved. The vaccinia is grown in the skin of a vaccinated bovine calf (3). After the global eradicatio
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International Notes Smallpox Vaccination
Summary: According to WHO, the collaboration of national health administrations in withdrawing the requirement for smallpox vaccination certificates
has been very positive. All the countries of the world except Chad, in Africa, have advised WHO that an Internatio
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Notice to Readers Smallpox Vaccine No Longer Available for Civilian
Summary: In May 1983, Wyeth Laboratories, Inc., discontinued general distribution of smallpox vaccine; production for general use was discontinued in
1982. Wyeth is the only active, licensed producer of smallpox vaccine in the United States. Wyeth continues to p
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Epidemiologic Notes and Reports Investigation of a Smallpox Rumor –
Summary: On August 13, 1984, CDC was notified by the Infectious Disease Section, California Department of Health Services, of a possible smallpox
case. The Contra Costa County (California) Health Department had received the report from a participant in a multinat
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Notice to Readers Smallpox Vaccine Available for Protection of At-R
Summary: civilian laboratory personnel exposed to orthopox viruses (particularly variola (smallpox) and vaccinia viruses) (2) and persons involved in
producing or testing smallpox vaccine. only source of smallpox vaccine for civilians. Immunobiologics Activity C
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International Notes Orthopoxvirus Infections
Summary: Smallpox vaccination policy: All member states of WHO report that they have discontinued routine smallpox vaccination and that a certificate
of smallpox vaccination from international travelers is no longer required in any country in the world. Reserve s
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CDC – Modeling Potential Responses to Smallpox as a Bioterrorist Weapon: Appendix I
Summary: Frequency, by generation of
disease, of the number of persons infected with smallpox by an infectious person. Average refers to the mean
number of persons infected. Not all sources reported five generations of disease.
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Profiles of EIS Officers – 1970
Summary: EIS Assignment: An EIS officer assigned to the smallpox eradication program, Koplan worked in both domestic and international settings,
including in Bangladesh, one of the last outposts of smallpox. His work and that of other EIS officers contributed to
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Vaccinia Outbreak — Nevada
Summary: In April 1983, seven cases of contact vaccinia infection were identified in Nevada following exposure to a recently vaccinated military
dependent. On April 14, the vaccinee, an 11-year-old girl, mistakenly received a smallpox vaccination during immunizat
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Summary: 6, November December 2001 Emerging Infectious Diseases i The mathematical model we described requires the researcher to preset the average
number of diseasesusceptible persons infected by an infectious patient (i. To obtain historical data describing th
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International Notes Orthopox Surveillance: Post-Smallpox Eradicatio
Summary: WHO encourages all countries to cease smallpox vaccination, except to protect laboratory workers exposed to orthopox viruses. Reserve stocks
of smallpox vaccine: WHO has established two refrigerated storage depots for smallpox vaccine (Geneva and New Del
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CDC – Modeling Potential Responses to Smallpox as a Bioterrorist Weapon: Appendix I
Summary: The mathematical model we described requires the researcher to preset the average number of disease-susceptible persons infected by an
infectious patient (i.e., the rate of transmission). To obtain historical data describing the average number of persons
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Summary: 537 Vol 5 No 4 JulyAugust 1999 Emerging Infectious Diseases Special Issue Clinical and Epidemiologic Characteristics of Smallpox Smallpox is
a viral disease unique to humans To sustain itself the virus must pass from person to person in a continuing chain
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Summary: Dr. Ryusai Kuwata (Bunka 8/ 1811- Keio 4/ 1868) from Edo (modern Tokyo) made this color woodcut print to advertise the effectiveness of the
vaccination to protect against smallpox; he used this picture at the Osaka Vaccination Clinic. Dr. Kuwata, who wa
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CDC – Modeling Potential Responses to Smallpox as a Bioterrorist Weapon
Summary: Martin I. Meltzer,* Inger Damon,* James W. LeDuc,* and J. Donald Millar~ *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA;
and ~Don Millar & Associates, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia, USA Back to article Figure 3. Daily and cumulative proba
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CDC – Modeling Potential Responses to Smallpox as a Bioterrorist Weapon
Summary: Back to article Figure 2. Probability functions associated with remaining in three smallpox disease stages. These reverse cumulative
probability functions describe the probability on any defined day of a patient’s remaining in a disease stage during the
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Post-Smallpox Eradication Surveillance
Summary: World Health Assembly for post-smallpox eradication surveillance, the World Health Organization (WHO) is continuing to coordinate and
participate in the investigation of suspected smallpox cases throughout the world. These reports were investigated by na
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information about cholera disease

I need information asbout cholera disease

A little from the CDC is below. Want to be more specific about what
information you want, and why you are asking on a cat group?

Microbiology. Cholera is caused by V. cholerae serogroup O1 strains that
produce cholera toxin. The Latin American epidemic strain is biotype El
Tor, serotype Inaba. This strain can be distinguished from the strain of
V. cholerae O1 that is endemic to the U.S. Gulf Coast by hemolysin
production and by molecular subtyping techniques (7).

Clinical Suspicion. Cholera should be suspected in a patient with severe
watery diarrhea, vomiting, and dehydration. The illness is often
accompanied by marked leg cramps, caused by electrolyte disturbances.
However, the spectrum of V. cholerae O1 infection ranges from
asymptomatic infection (75% of infections) through mild diarrhea to the
most severe and clinically recognizable form (5%). Clinical suspicion
should be increased for persons returning from areas known to have
epidemic cholera or for persons with a recent history of ingestion of raw
or undercooked shellfish.

Diagnosis. Cholera is diagnosed by isolation of toxigenic V. cholerae
serotype O1 from feces. Other serogroups of V. cholerae, and nontoxigenic
V. cholerae O1, may be isolated from stools of patients with diarrhea,
but these bacteria are not associated with epidemic cholera. Culture of
rectal swabs or fecal specimens on thiosulfate citrate bile salts sucrose
(TCBS) medium should be requested for any patient suspected to have
cholera. Suspected isolates of V. cholerae should be submitted to public
health laboratories for confirmation. Serologic diagnosis may also be
made by the presence of a changing titer of vibriocidal antibodies.

Treatment. Patients suspected of having cholera should be treated
aggressively while awaiting culture results. In both adults and children,
fluid and electrolyte losses should be replaced by rehydration therapy.
All but severely dehydrated adults and children can be managed largely or
completely with oral rehydration solution (ORS) (8). Patients with mild
to moderate vomiting will absorb ORS taken in small sips. At present,
World Health Organization ORS packets (WHO-ORS,* Jianas Brothers, St.
Louis), RicelyteTM (Mead Johnson), and RehydralyteR (Ross Laboratories)
are the only oral solutions available in the United States that contain
the proper balance of electrolytes for treating cholera. WHO-ORS is
available from the manufacturer; the other two products are available
over the counter. If ORS is not available, rehydration therapy should
begin with intravenous fluids.

Intravenous therapy is necessary for patients who are severely dehydrated
or in hypovolemic shock. The severely dehydrated cholera patient may have
lost more than 10% of body weight and will need rapid volume replacement
with Ringer’s Lactate solution, the only solution readily available in
the United States with the electrolyte composition needed for treating
cholera (9,10). Normal saline is less effective for treatment but can be
used if Ringer’s Lactate is unavailable (10). Severely dehydrated adults
may require several liters of fluid immediately to restore an adequate
circulating volume. As soon as the patient is hemodynamically stable,
oral therapy may be substituted. Patients with cholera have substantial
on-going fluid losses that also need to be replaced.

Antimicrobial drugs are a useful adjunctive therapy, decreasing the
duration of both diarrhea and bacterial shedding and diminishing the
volume of fluid replacement needed for treatment. Antibiotics with
demonstrated effectiveness include doxycycline, tetracycline,
trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX), erythromycin, and furazolidone
(9,10). Adults may be treated with a single 300-mg dose of doxycycline.
Children may be given TMP-SMX twice a day for 3 days at a dose of 5 mg/kg
of TMP and 25 mg/kg of SMX.

Lyme Disease Symptoms early and chronic late stage

Lyme ( commonly misspelled as Lime or Lymes ) Disease symptoms Symptoms may show up fast, with a bang, or very slowly and innocuously. There may be initial flu-like symptoms with fever, headache, nausea, jaw pain, light sensitivity, red eyes, muscle ache and stiff neck.

Many write this off as a flu and because the nymph stage of the tick is so tiny many do not recall a tick bite. The classic rash may only occur or have been seen in as few as 30% of cases (many rashes in body hair and indiscrete areas go undetected). Treatment in this early stage is critical.

If left untreated or treated insufficiently symptoms may creep into ones life over weeks, months or even years. They wax and wane and may even go into remission only to come out at a later date…even years later.

With symptoms present, a negative lab result means very little as they are very unreliable. The diagnosis, with today’s limitations in the lab, must be clinical.

Many Lyme patients were firstly diagnosed with other illnesses such as Juvenile Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Reactive Arthritis, Infectious Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Raynaud’s Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Interstitial Cystis, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Fifth Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, scleroderma, lupus, early ALS, early Alzheimers Disease, crohn’s disease, m¨¦ni¨¨res syndrome, reynaud’s syndrome, sjogren’s syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, prostatitis, psychiatric disorders (bipolar, depression, etc.), encephalitis, sleep disorders, thyroid disease and various other illnesses.

If you have received one of these diagnoses please scroll down and see
if you recognize a broader range of symptoms.

If you are a doctor please re-examine these diagnoses, incorporating Lyme in the differential diagnoses.

The one common thread with Lyme Disease is the number of systems affected (brain, central nervous system, autonomic nervous system, cardiovascular, digestive, respiratory, musco-skeletal, etc.) and sometimes the hourly/daily/weekly/monthly changing of symptoms.

No one will have all symptoms but if many are present serious consideration must be given by any physician to Lyme as the possible culprit. Lyme is endemic in Canada period. The infection rate with Lyme in the tick population is exploding in North America and as the earth’s temperature warms this trend is expected to continue.

Symptoms may come and go in varying degrees with fluctuation from one symptom to another. There may be a period of what feels like remission only to be followed by another onset of symptoms.

Symptoms of Lyme Disease

The Tick Bite (fewer than 50% recall a tick bite or get/see the rash)

Rash at site of bite

Rashes on other parts of your body

Rash basically circular and spreading out (or generalized)

Raised rash, disappearing and recurring

Head, Face, Neck

Unexplained hair loss

Headache, mild or severe, Seizures

Pressure in Head, White Matter Lesions in Head (MRI)

Twitching of facial or other muscles

Facial paralysis (Bell’s Palsy)

Tingling of nose, (tip of) tongue, cheek or facial flushing

Stiff or painful neck

Jaw pain or stiffness

Dental problems (unexplained)

Sore throat, clearing throat a lot, phlegm ( flem ), hoarseness, runny


Double or blurry vision

Increased floating spots

Pain in eyes, or swelling around eyes

Oversensitivity to light

Flashing lights/Peripheral waves/phantom images in corner of eyes


Decreased hearing in one or both ears, plugged ears

Buzzing in ears

Pain in ears, oversensitivity to sounds

Ringing in one or both ears

Digestive and Excretory Systems



Irritable bladder (trouble starting, stopping) or Interstitial cystitis

Upset stomach (nausea or pain) or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux

Musculoskeletal System

Bone pain, joint pain or swelling, carpal tunnel syndrome

Stiffness of joints, back, neck, tennis elbow

Muscle pain or cramps, (Fibromyalgia)

Respiratory and Circulatory Systems

Shortness of breath, can’t get full/satisfying breath, cough

Chest pain or rib soreness

Night sweats or unexplained chills

Heart palpitations or extra beats

Endocarditis, Heart blockage

Neurologic System

Tremors or unexplained shaking

Burning or stabbing sensations in the body

Fatigue, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Weakness, peripheral neuropathy or
partial paralysis

Pressure in the head

Numbness in body, tingling, pinpricks

Poor balance, dizziness, difficulty walking

Increased motion sickness

Lightheadedness, wooziness

Psychological well-being

Mood swings, irritability, bi-polar disorder

Unusual depression

Disorientation (getting or feeling lost)

Feeling as if you are losing your mind

Over-emotional reactions, crying easily

Too much sleep, or insomnia

Difficulty falling or staying asleep

Narcolepsy, sleep apnea

Panic attacks, anxiety

Mental Capability

Memory loss (short or long term)

Confusion, difficulty in thinking

Difficulty with concentration or reading

Going to the wrong place

Speech difficulty (slurred or slow)

Stammering speech

Forgetting how to perform simple tasks

Reproduction and Sexuality

Loss of sex drive

Sexual dysfunction

Unexplained menstral pain, irregularity

Unexplained breast pain, discharge

Testicular or pelvic pain

General Well-being

Unexplained weight gain, loss

Extreme fatigue

Swollen glands/lymph nodes

Unexplained fevers (high or low grade)

Continual infections (sinus, kidney, eye, etc.)

Symptoms seem to change, come and go
Pain migrates (moves) to different body parts

Early on, experienced a “flu-like” illness, after which you
have not since felt well.

Low body temperature

Allergies/Chemical sensitivities

Increased affect from alcohol and possible worse hangover

Time to cease Polio Vaccination?

For this reason, there will always be a risk that polio will escape into an
unvaccinated population and start a major epidemic.

Even after the whole world is certified polio free, our only protection
against the re-emergence of the disease will still be mass vaccination.
Whether cessation of polio vaccination will EVER be prudent is controversial
among epidemiologists, but they all agree that we must continue vaccination
until at least several years after the last wild polio is eradicated.

Smallpox is a disease, fatal mainly due to the treatments given by the medical
profession. Yep, my doctor killed me.
The medical record and history demonstrates conclusively that the vaccine is
worthless and the treatments offered commonly fatal.

As to polio, the disease of the rich, fat, city kids, so be it. The vaccine
again is worthless. Why should I believe that the refined pus of the diseased
kidneys of monkeys offer me protection? Refer to the work of the physicians of
1949 who showed that polio was a summer disease caused by an overindulgence by
the city kids of colas and ice cream. Yep, polio is a nutritional deficiency
disease compounded to fatal consequences by an over zealous allopathic medical
doctor, and a medical monopoly ready to profit from the false belief.

In the US, we have to vaccinate as a measure against the outbreaks caused
by the vaccine.

Yes, most cases of polio in the U.S. since 1992 have been of vaccine origin.
(A few have been wild polio from exposure abroad.) This is why the CDC has
recommended the use of only injected polio vaccine (IPV) in this country
except in very special cases. Unlike the oral vaccine, IPV cannot cause
polio. Oral Polio Vaccine is still the choice for countries where the
disease is still endemic.

The wild polio strain has largely been eradicated in the Americas.
The other dangers are imported wild cases, and since the vaccine isn’t
100% effective we would have expected at least one case, which hasn’t been
recorded as far as I can see from the records…

Actually, there may have been cases of wild polio in this country that went
undetected. Remember that most cases of polio exhibit symptoms so mild as to
go unnoticed. Only ten percent or less of polio cases progress to the
paralytic variant of the disease. Who knows how many Mild cases of wild
polio have occured unreported?

There’s very low risk (if any) of contracting the wild strain in the US Anth

The reason there is a low risk of contracting wild polio in America is that
we have a very high herd immunity from mass vaccination. Stop the
vaccination, and the risk will skyrocket.

Interesting SARS information

In 1972, long before smallpox was eradicated worldwide, vaccination for the
disease was halted in the United States, where the disease had not been seen
for years. As smallpox was isolated to smaller and smaller regions on the
planet, vaccination was halted in the disease-free parts of the world until
finally mass smallpox vaccination was eliminated entirely, and vaccination
of contacts and in concentric area rings was used to control the few
remaining outbreaks until the disease was finally declared to be eliminated

It has been proposed here and elsewhere, that perhaps this model suggests
that it would be reasonable to cease vaccination for polio, now that that
disease, too, is on the eve of its eradication. After all, the Americas,
Europe, China and East Asia, and the South Pacific have all been certified
free of wild polio. The disease has been isolated to just seven countries,
with more than 90% of the cases in just Nigeria, Afghanistan, Pakistan and
parts of India. Isn’t it time the rest of the world can cease the program of
vaccination, which, after all, carries known health risks?

The answer is NO.

Smallpox and polio are very different diseases, and the vaccines are
different as well. Smallpox virus is transmitted via the airborne route, and
does not survive long in the environment. This means that the disease can
only be transmitted directly from person to person. Polio is transmitted by
the oral-fecal route, and can survive for weeks or more in contaminated
waste streams. Smallpox causes obvious symptoms in its victims, even in its
mildest forms, so that it is relatively easy to identify an index case and
trace contacts. Polio is so mild as to go undetected in as many as 95% of
infections, so that an infectious traveler could spread the disease over a
wide area, unknown to health authorities. Smallpox vaccine is the live virus
of a related disease, vaccinia, so the public is not exposed to any actual
smallpox virus in the vaccination program. Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) consists
of mutated live viruses of the three strains of polio. These can
occasionally mutate back into the pathogenic forms of the virus and cause
paralytic polio in the vaccinated persons and in persons exposed to viruses
shed from their intestinal tracts. Smallpox vaccine confers immunity
quickly, and can offer protection even after one is exposed to the disease
virus. Polio vaccination takes longer to be effective and cannot overpower
the pathogenic virus after exposure. Immune suppressed persons, such as HIV
patients and organ donor recipients may be able to carry polio viruses in
their intestines for extended periods of time. One of these “carriers” could
spread polio far and wide in an unvaccinated population. It has been
estimated that as many as 7000 cases of paralytic polio would occur in an
unvaccinated city from one infected person before a vaccination program
could catch up and halt the spread.

Smallpox virus, at the time of the eradication of the wild disease, was
believed to exist only in two or three level-four containment research labs
in the world. (The virus has probably gotten into the hands of terrorist
organizations since then.) There was hope that even the research stocks
could be eliminated at that time. In contrast, polio virus is common in labs
all over the world, and no attempt has been made to document and track where
stocks of it exist. Since a reservoir of the virus is necessary for the
production of vaccine, it will never be practical to eliminate it entirely.
SARS disease information you’ve heard NO WHERE yet but here:

1. HTLV (Human T-cell Leukemia Virus) infection will likely interfere
with established SARS partial immunity and likely allow for the
reactivation of SARS disease in healthy carriers.

2. SARS coronavirus may be passaged from mother to child either in
utero or during neonatal life.

3. Children infected by their mothers with SARS coronavirus will
probably not usually develop SARS but become immune carriers of the
virus for a period of 5-6 months.

4. Recovery from the SARS coronavirus carrier state is likely
associated with a loss of premunition immunity.

5. SARS coronavirus likely targets CD13 (aminopeptidase N) on
cell-surfaces and will cause increase in interferon-alpha,
interleukin-6, soluable CD23, and tumor necrosis factor-alpha. CD64-
people may be more seriously affected. CD14 and CD16 may also be of
interest relative to SARS disease processes.

6. SARS coronavirus may target glial (nerve) cells and sequelae of the
disease may include multiple sclerosis and schizophrenia as the SARS
coronavirus may activate HERV-W retrotransposons in some individuals.
Additionally, there is a likelihood that SARS may later increase
likelihood for development of lymphocytic leukemia in some persons.

7. SARS disease infectivity appears, though caused by a coronavirus,
to be somewhat related to Newcastle Disease Virus, a paramyxovirus of
birds and to Avian infectious bronchitis virus, a coronavirus of
birds. Study of transmission vectors of NDV and AIBV may offer insight
into SARS disease transmission in humans.

8. Individuals may carry SARS coronavirus in their system for as long
as 6 months after recovery; they can be infective to others during
this time.

9. Some individuals are silent carriers of the SARS coronavirus. Class
II Major Histocompatibility Complex Human Leukocyte Antigen genetics
appear to determine who is a carrier and who gets the disease and how
serious the disease symptoms are. Some people may be entirely and
completely resistant to infection by the SARS virus, i.e., likely to
be approximately 1% to 10% of Northern European populations.

10. SARS coronavirus mortality rate may exceed 18% in HLA-DR, -DP, -DQ
predominate countries.

11. Immunosuppressed individuals will not likely get the serious
hyperimmune illness of SARS but they may develop a persistent
infection with SARS coronavirus and be infective to others. This has
implications for HIV+ individuals and disease control/quarantine

Homeopathy and the germ theory of disease

Bacteria are of two types. Those internal and beneficial and those
external and deadly.

The deadly, external type area the cause of gangrene and other fatal
diseases related to bacteria. The friendly, internal type, are those
which surface and then dissipate with your recovery ( since they are
at least partially responsible for your recovery ).

Interesting. So the theory proposes that bacteria and other
microorganisms actually have a function inside the tissues, rather
than just ‘inside’ the GIT?

True enough. But what is the source of the bacteria?

My whole concept of this is based upon what Be’champ wrote and published in
the scientific literature. The external bacteria, if given entry to the
tissues, are always fatal to the organism. The internal bacteria arise from
even smaller organisms he called microzymas. Once the need for the beneficial
bacteria was overcome, the bacteria regenerated to their former identities and
size, that is, back to the microzyma. Hence, we “recover” from a disease.
Otherwise a bacterial disease would always be fatal just as it can be with

What would you say occurs after abdominal surgery, when normally
friendly bacteria from the large intestines infect the wound?

The same thing that happened to my mother following abdominal surgery. She

The bacteria on our skin are not interal, nor friendly bacteria. The bacteria
in our GI tract are not interal, nor friendly, yet they are absolutely
necessary for our survival. The bacteria are on one side of our membranes and
we are on the other side. This is true of the membrane called the skin and the
one called the GI tract.

Since people get plenty of cuts, which can allow external bacteria entry to
the blood, yet most don’t die from those cuts,

The cuts may give external bacteria entry into our tissues. If enough cellular
damage is done and enough bacteria gain entry, you may get an “infection”.
This is the body’s way of fighting the bacteria. This is where antibiotics are
most useful. Apply them externally….not internally. Antibiotics are anti
life. Both your life and that of the bacteria.

I assume that Bechamp’s includes an immune system that fights external bacteria,

Yes, but contrary to your belief a pure blood system would have very few
circulating white blood cells. The more polluted your blood and poisonous your
lifestyle and dietary, the more white blood cells are required to fight off
bacteria and chemical poisons. Individuals who have been successful at
cleansing their tissues and blood would be diagnosed with AIDS for the low
level of circulating white blood cells. that death only occurs when the immune
system isn’t strong enough to fight off those bacteria?

Death occurs when the needs of the body require it. The physical body dies and
returns to the earth. The microzymas go on living. They survive after our
physical death.

And that the immune system simply ignores the measles virus,

The virus is an excuse for the doctor that you are sick and he has no bacteria
to blame it upon. Think of disease as dis-ease. The body is not at ease. It
needs to clean house to keep you alive. Your diseases are the efforts of a
vital body to prolong life by cleansing the body of accumulated poisons and
toxins. streptococcus bacteria (strep throat),

Bacteria in the throat are external to the body. Depending upon what the body
is exzuding, different bacteria may grow and proliferate on it using the
exzudate as food. Your exxudates determine what, if any, external bacteria may
show up.

Internal diseases where bacteria are present have beneficial bacteria at work
assisting the body in its housecleaning.

So then, wouldn’t giving antibiotics to someone suffering from, say,
tuberculosis or syphilis make the disease even *worse*, by killing off the
beneficial bacteria? Or are those cases of external bacteria?

Taking antibiotics internally gives the body three choices. If the
administered poison ( the antibiotic ) is not too strong, the body will persist
in keeping you alive another day and the disease will go on. If the poison is
strong enough, the body will be forced to stop the healing effort and
neutralize the poison to save your life. However, once you stop the poison,
your disease may come back even worse than before. Lastly, if the poison is
really bad, the body will curl up its toes and you die.

Also, how exactly are non-fatal viruses beneficial?

Again, bacteria do not invade the body and cannot invade the body to cause
disease. The virus is an excuse that we have no bacteria to blame your illness
upon. No scientist has ever seen the first live virus. They are always dead
organic matter with a partial DNA strand. Dead organic matter cannot come to
life and make you sick any more than your next hamburger can come back to life
and make you a cow…or a bull if you wish.

How to identify a virus derived or a germ derived sickness?

How to identify, whether a disease is virus derived or germ derived
and how to treat it, on an ad-hoc basis!!!

Spiritually speaking, a human body is actually an existing ‘live
cosmic body’, where, its organ-functionings run parallel to the
existing ‘live’ Solar System’s orbital plant.
Take for example, the human’s heart runs parallel to the Solar’s Sun,
the 9 major organs run parallel to the 9 orbital planets, the purity
blood system runs parallel to the purity sunlight, the human’s
spiritual head(with infinite thoughts) runs parallel to the Infinity
Universe Heaven. The human’s limbs ie. arms and legs are considered as
‘communicator’. That is why, you could see people who are infected
with virus diseases, these arms and legs are their preferred hiding
place, instead of hiding, in organ. Since, all virus act in the same
manner, such as, once enter the body system, its main target is to
‘invade’ the purity blood system and later on, the human’s spiritual
head, where, the patient would died, shortly after that, referring to
the more deadly aids virus. From such analogy, it is understood, along
the virus infection period, there are bound to have skin disease ie.
skin rashes, ’cause, the wellness of skin complexion depend on each
individual’s purity blood. That is why, people suffering from virus
diseases encounter rashes on arm’s joint or leg’s joint.

How to treat it, in an ad hoc basis?

Its not a total cure, but, with this technique (applying fleshly burnt
ashes), it would save the day for you. Most of the time, after
applying those freshly burnt ashes, you could find a tingy pain and
that’s proved, its a virus infection! This sort of temporary
application only help you to contained the spreading and it is not
meant as a cure!!

Of course, to seriously treat an aids virus, there are more to be
done, with ‘unorthodox herbs’ and spiritual cleansing, in order to
create a very unpleasant environment for the virus to stay further on.

New Tick Disease? More Ziggy Ziegler

DNA analysis could provide the key to identifying the mysterious tick-borne
illness that recently afflicted Yellowstone County Commissioner James A.
“Ziggy” Ziegler.

Dr. Elaine Samuel, Ziegler’s physician, said officials at the Vector-Borne
Disease Unit of the Centers for Disease Control in Fort Collins, Colo., are
testing the tick’s jaws for DNA from a bacteria that causes a disease that
resembles Lyme disease.

The bacteria, borrelia lonestari, is believed to be the cause of a “erythema
migrans-like illness” which resembles the early stages of Lyme disease,
Samuel said.

Cases of the disease have been reported previously in Missouri, North Carolina,
Georgia and other southern states, according to literature cited by Samuel.

Samuel said researchers are paying close attention to Ziegler’s case because
it could represent a previously unknown type of tick-borne disease, or at least
a new area where an existing disease has been found.

She advised Montanans to be aware of symptoms such as redness, swelling,
fatigue, fever, muscle aches and flu-like symptoms if they’re bitten by a

In case of another tick bite, further analysis of the tick and blood samples
from the patient may help the CDC identify a new tick-borne disease that is
just being described in other states, Samuel said.

We are trying to emphasize, if anybody else has these types of symptoms,
they need to seek treatment,” Samuel said.

Ziegler began feeling ill on June 25, about a week after his wife, Stella,
removed a tick from his back.

A round, red lesion that developed around the tick bite resembled Lyme disease

Because the symptoms resembled the disease, Samuel put Ziegler on a three-week
regimen of antibiotics. Blood and skin samples were also taken and sent to the
CDC for analysis. These days Ziegler is feeling much better and has been able
to work.

Fortunately, Stella saved the tick by freezing it. It was sent to the Montana
Department of Health, which identified it as a Montana wood tick, a species
that isn’t normally associated with Lyme disease.

Cases of Lyme disease have been confirmed in Montana, but in each case, the
person who was diagnosed had recently traveled to a state where the Lyme
disease-carrying tick was found, according to State Epidemiologist Todd Damrow.

Samuel said Lyme disease was identified in Lyme, Conn., in the 1970s after
numerous children came down with flu-like symptoms and aching joints that
resembled arthritis. If treated early, Lyme disease can be cured.

Samuel also emphasized that prevention can help people avoid tick-borne

People should avoid tick habitat in the spring and summer. Ticks are also
easier to spot on light-colored clothing. Long sleeves pants tucked inside of
boots can help prevent ticks from reaching bare skin and attaching. Daily tick
checks are recommended during tick season.

Insect repellents containing DEET can provide some protection, and tick checks
are essential.

Early Measles Infection Linked To Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Reuters Health – Early measles infection may increase the risk of
developing Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, according to researchers
from the Mayo Clinic.

The report is the latest in a series of reports over the last few
years, previously reported by Reuters Health, which have either bolstered or
questioned the link between measles infection and inflammatory bowel

Dr. Darrell S. Pardi and colleagues from the Rochester,
Minnesota-based institution, describe their study in the June issue of The
American Journal of Gastroenterology. They suggest that the idea that the
measles virus can cause inflammatory bowel disease is “biologically
plausible”, given that the virus can infect and persist in endothelial cells
in the gastrointestinal tract and cause an immune response with giant cell

In the study, they identified individuals who had been diagnosed with
measles before the age of 5 years from 1950 to 1966 through the Mayo Clinic
and the Rochester Epidemiology Project. Of this initial group of 1,164
eligible cases, 662 completed a questionnaire to determine if the patient
had subsequently developed Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, or
symptoms of undiagnosed disease.

Overall, the researchers found six cases of Crohn’s disease and six
cases of ulcerative colitis that could be confirmed by the patients’
physicians. Based on the incidence of cases in Olmsted County, Minnesota,
they would have expected significantly fewer cases: 1.9 for Crohn’s disease
and 2.0 for ulcerative colitis.

Seventy-five percent of the cases had measles before the age of 2
years, the authors note, but this did not reach statistical significance.
Noting that others have found no difference in the rate of measles
infection in those diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease, Dr. Pardi and
colleagues suggest that “infection before the development of full
immunological competence may lead to viral persistence.” They also suggest
that other factors, such as infection with mumps virus, may contribute to
the development of inflammatory bowel disease.

The investigators also emphasized that their study did not consider
the effect of measles vaccination, and “unless more compelling data become
available to implicate measles vaccine as a risk factor for inflammatory
bowel disease, we fully support the current recommendation for universal
vaccination against measles.”

Bacterial Infection Linked to Crohn’s Disease

I find the following story exciting AND timely. There has been much
talk in our discussion boards lately regarding a bacterial infection
being the source/antagonist for at least some subtype of MS. Below,
find a new study that links Crohn’s disease, an autoimmune disorder of
the gastrointestinal tract, to a bacterial infection! MS and Crohn’s
are linked not only because of the autoimmune disease classification,
but also in therapies: Antegren was shown succesful in treating
Crohn’s, and there is a Low Dose Naltrexone trial currently underway
for Crohn’s as well.

And recently, minocycline (a common antibiotic), has shown promise
in small trials as an MS therapy… all of these are
potentially immunomodulatory, so the beneficial action is not
necessarily from killing bacteria, but the possibility is there.
Connecting the dots — could this be the missing link? Is the evidence
mounting that an infection causes some subset of cases with MS in
genetically susceptible individuals, and more importantly that some
sort of antibiotic treatment could be the answer?

No implications are raised in the research JUST YET.
Stay tuned (and keep your eyes on the discussion forum where literally
great science is happening right before your eyes)…
we’re getting there people and much thanks to our
incredible community! 🙂 “A bacterium that causes intestinal illness in
cattle and sheep could also be responsible for Crohn’s disease,
researchers said on Friday… [We] believe it is due to a bacterium
called MAP… “We discovered the bacteria in the blood of Crohn’s
patients. This is the first time anyone has done that,”… “There is
strong evidence that this bacteria may be responsible for Crohn’s
disease.” Study Links Animal Bacteria to Crohn’s Disease Thu Sep 16,
7:12 PM ET By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) – A bacterium that
causes intestinal illness in cattle and sheep could also be responsible
for Crohn’s disease, researchers said on Friday. Crohn’s disease is an
inflammation in the small intestine that affects about a million people
worldwide. Scientists are not sure what causes it but they suspect it
is due to a reaction by the body’s immune system to a virus or

Dr Saleh Naser and researchers at the University of Central
Florida in Orlando believe it is due to a bacterium called MAP which is
found in cattle, sheep and goats suffering from an illness called
Paratuberculosis or Johne’s disease. “We discovered the bacteria in the
blood of Crohn’s patients. This is the first time anyone has done
that,” Naser said in an interview. “There is strong evidence that this
bacteria may be responsible for Crohn’s disease.”

Previous studies have concentrated on looking for MAP in the tissue of
Crohn’s patients and the outcome has been mixed, according to Naser.
MAP was found in the blood of patients with Crohn’s disease but not
in healthy people. “The blood is a sterile environment so the presence
of this bacteria in the blood indicates this disease might be systemic,
which means it may start in the intestine and ultimately it may infiltrate
into other organs,” he said. Abdominal pain, diarrhoea, rectal bleeding, weight
loss and fever are the most common symptoms of the illness. Naser, who
reported the finding in The Lancet medical journal, believes people can
be exposed to the bacteria but they do not develop the illness unless
they have a genetic susceptibility to it. In a commentary in the
journal, Professor Warwick Selby of the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in
Newtown, Australia, said although the research may fall short of
proving that MAP is one of the causes of the illness, it raises many
important questions. “The findings now need to be replicated in other
laboratories. Whatever one’s view, MAP cannot continue to be ignored in
Crohn’s disease,” he said. Original article can be found here: