cj.myfreeforum.org Forum Index cj.myfreeforum.org
NEWS, prophecy, dreams, ZionsCRY, Bible, teaching, visions
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   Join! (free) Join! (free)
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Polio, paralysis, meningitis, Enterovirus D68, myelitis
Page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    cj.myfreeforum.org Forum Index -> HEALTH and Medical NEWS
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
BornAgain2



Joined: 12 Dec 2009
Posts: 17196



PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:01 pm    Post subject: Polio, paralysis, meningitis, Enterovirus D68, myelitis  Reply with quote




Polio, OBOLIO, meningitis, Enterovirus D68, flaccid myelitis
Seems all of these are linked
October 26, 2014  Neurologists have named EV D68 acute flaccid myelitis.

Enterovirus D68 in 17 states, Canada
Sept 17, 2014  
Enterovirus D68 is likely coming to a state near you.
Since mid-August, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had confirmed 140 cases of respiratory illness caused by Enterovirus D68 in 16 states: Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

New Jersey also has confirmed a case of EV-D68, according to Donna Leusner, director of communications for the New Jersey Department of Health.

And "in the upcoming weeks, more states will have confirmed cases of EV-D68 infection," the CDC said in a statement Wednesday.

"Several states are investigating clusters of people with severe respiratory illness, and specimens are still being tested for EV-D68. It can take a while to test specimens and obtain lab results... These increases will not necessarily reflect changes in real time, or mean that the situation is getting worse."

Canadian health officials have confirmed three cases of Enterovirus D68 in British Columbia. A fourth suspected case from a patient with severe respiratory illness is still under investigation.

Two of the confirmed cases are children between 5 and 9, said Dr. Danuta Skowronski, lead epidemiologist on emerging respiratory viruses at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control. The third is a teen between 15 and 19.

Enteroviruses are very common. The CDC estimates that 10 million to 15 million infections occur in the United States each year. These viruses usually appear like the common cold; symptoms include sneezing, a runny nose and a cough.

Most people recover without any treatment. But Enterovirus D68 seems to be exacerbating breathing problems in children who have asthma.

The virus is hard to track as many enteroviruses cause similar symptoms and hospitals generally do not test for specific types. But health officials have asked doctors to send in samples if they suspect that Enterovirus D68 has caused a patient's severe respiratory illness.

Enteroviruses "tend to have a summer-fall pattern," Skowronski said, so the high number of cases will likely subside over the next few months.

What parents should know
In the meantime, parents should be on the lookout for the symptoms of Enterovirus D68. Unfortunately, in the beginning it's difficult -- if not impossible -- to tell the difference between a regular cold and this type of virus. But if your child develops a fever or a rash, or if he has difficulty breathing, seek medical attention right away.
Children with asthma or a history of breathing problems are particularly susceptible for severe symptoms.
http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/17/health/enterovirus-outbreak

Looks like this is a result of transporting all of the illegals by our government from this southern border crisis.

Superbugs Europe E.coli outbreak bio-weapon
EHEC - Was this the first ED68?
Superbugs Europe E.coli outbreak bio-weapon
http://cj.myfreeforum.org/about1989.html

Pestilences *  Superbugs in America and globally  
http://cj.myfreeforum.org/about700.html

UN AGENDA 21 * Depopulation
http://cj.myfreeforum.org/about100.html

Colloidal silver has germicidal effects
Its proven helpful fighting ebola as well as other bugs
http://cj.myfreeforum.org/about2985.html

EV-D68 is often being called OBOLIO as the
illegals Obama brot to USA are carrying it and spreading it.
Paralisys is sometimes accompanying this.


              Posted   <*))))><   by  

ZionsCRY NEWS with Prophetic Commentary  
http://cj.myfreeforum.org/forum10.php


Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
BornAgain2



Joined: 12 Dec 2009
Posts: 17196



PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doctor: Gov’t ‘Tight-Lipped’ on Respiratory Virus, May be From Illegals

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...  

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbar...ratory-Virus-May-be-From-Illegals
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
CJ
Site Admin


Joined: 22 Sep 2009
Posts: 32193



PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enterovirus
The enteroviruses were originally classified into 4 groups, polioviruses, Coxsackie A viruses (CA), Coxsackie B viruses (CB), and echoviruses.
Enteroviruses isolated more recently are EV68, EV69, EV70, EV71, etc.

Historically, poliomyelitis was the most significant disease caused by an enterovirus, poliovirus. There are 64 non-polio enteroviruses.  Infection can result in symptoms ranging from mild respiratory illness (common cold),  hemorrhagic conjunctivitis, aseptic meningitis, myocarditis, severe neonatal sepsis-like disease, and acute flaccid paralysis.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enterovirus


U.S. BORDER WAR - illegals bringing diseases
http://cj.myfreeforum.org/about4877.html

FLU viruses
http://cj.myfreeforum.org/ftopic55-84.php

KANSAS NEWS
I posted something here on it
http://cj.myfreeforum.org/about1074.html


Last edited by CJ on Sat Oct 11, 2014 5:27 am; edited 2 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
BornAgain2



Joined: 12 Dec 2009
Posts: 17196



PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enterovirus Cases Confirmed in Southern California Are State’s First Diagnoses
9/18/14   EV-D68 OBOLIO  -  California’s first cases of a virus that has been spreading across the country were confirmed Thursday by the state’s chief health official.

Four cases of enterovirus D68 have been confirmed, all in Southern California. One was in Ventura County; three others were in San Diego County.
Respiratory illnesses caused by an enterovirus are sending children to hospitals as the disease spreads across the country, health officials say. (Credit: CDC)
The patients ages ranged from 2 to 13 years old.

More instances of the disease were expected as results from lab tests come back, the California Department of Public Health said in announcing the cases.
The virus can cause severe respiratory illness in young children and has sent dozens to the hospital across the country.

The spread of the disease to California was expected, state health officer Dr. Ron Chapman said. As of Wednesday, 18 other states had confirmed 153 cases total cases of the virus, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“There will definitely be more. It’s just a matter of time. This will spread across the entire country,” Dr. Pia Pannaraj, an infectious diseases specialist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, told KTLA.
California joins Montana and Colorado as being the only states in the Western U.S. to have confirmed cases.

This particular strain of non-polio enterovirus was first identified in California in 1962, but has been uncommon in the U.S., according to the CDC.

The virus causes respiratory illness, with possible symptoms including fever, runny nose, sneezing, cough and body and muscle aches. Children who contract the virus may have more serious effects, including breathing difficulty and wheezing, particularly children with a history of asthma.

“These children start with what seems like a normal cold on the first day — runny nose, a little bit of cough – but by the second day, they can’t breathe at all. They come in and they need a tube to help them breathe,” Pannaraj said.

Parents whose children begin to have difficulty breathing should seek medical attention for them immediately, the state health department advised. Signs that should prompt a quick response include wheezing, difficulty speaking or eating, the child’s belly pulling in with breaths, and blueness around the lips.

The virus is believed to spread when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or touches contaminated surfaces. There is no vaccine to prevent spread of the disease, nor is there a specific treatment that can be prescribed.

“It’s probably evolved in a way that’s allowed it to spread more easily from person to person, and that’s why we’ve seen so many more cases this year,” Pannaraj said.

Infants, children and teenagers are most likely to get infected with enteroviruses because they do not yet have immunity, according to the CDC.

The CDC advised the following steps to help parents try to prevent their children from becoming ill:

   Avoid close contact with sick people;
   wash your hands often;
   cover your coughs and sneezes;
   avoid touching your face with unwashed hands;
   clean and disinfect surfaces
   stay home when you’re sick

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles provided the following Q&A with Dr. Pia Pannaraj. She explains how parents can treat their children’s symptoms and how to distinguish between at bad cold and Enterovirus 68.

What is Enterovirus 68?
Pannaraj: It is a virus that causes cold-like symptoms that is currently being seen in the Midwest. It has been around since the 1960’s and first discovered in California with just a few cluster of cases. Now, it is showing itself again and is slowly creeping across the country.

How frightened should parents be about their kids getting Enterovirus 68? Especially if they live outside of the Midwest?

Pannaraj: Currently, it is in the Midwest, but it has just made its way to California. In many kids, it will cause a bad cold, but in children with asthma, it can exacerbate their asthma to the point where they may need medical attention.

Are children with underlying conditions more susceptible to Enterovirus 68?
Pannaraj: So far, 70 percent of patients admitted to hospitals with Enterovirus 68 have underlying respiratory illness, like asthma; 30 percent were previously healthy

How can parents differentiate between a bad cold and this virus?
Pannaraj: It will be difficult to distinguish the two since enterovirus will cause a cold. Children will usually present with a cough as their main symptom. Other symptoms may include runny nose, sneezing, and body and muscle aches. However, a fever is not very common with Enterovirus 68. The children who become very ill with Enterovirus 68 develop wheezing and difficulty breathing.

What are some prevention tips?
Pannaraj: Good hand washing, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, cough and sneeze into your arm, and avoid other children who appear sick. It can spread easily and anywhere, especially at schools, where infection risks are at higher because you have more kids in close quarters. It is airborne and contagious.

How should parents treat their kids’ symptoms?
Pannaraj: Rest and hydration. Treat it the same way you would a bad cold. Keep the kids out of school.

Is there a vaccine for Enterovirus 68?
Pannaraj: A vaccine is not available at this time.

When should they seek medical attention for their kids?
Pannaraj: If a child is wheezing, having trouble breathing, coughing so much that they cannot talk, or having difficulty drinking, they should seek medical attention. Children with asthma should be prepared with medical inhalers as needed.
http://ktla.com/2014/09/18/entero...fornia-are-states-first-diagnoses
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
BornAgain2



Joined: 12 Dec 2009
Posts: 17196



PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ARKANSAS  *  Harrison hospital restricting young visitors because of respiratory virus
9/18/14  No doubt, many of you have come down with a cough and runny nose, some much worse, as the Enterovirus, EV-D68 specifically, spreads across the county. One Ozarks hospital is working to stop the virus from spreading to those most vulnerable.

There have been no clusters of the EV-D68 virus confirmed in the Harrison area, but North Arkansas Regional Medical Center is taking precautions just in case. 18 states have lab confirmed cases of the virus, including Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma.

The virus has been hitting kids the hardest, and doctors in Harrison say they started treating children with respiratory symptoms a couple weeks ago.  Testing for virus is not readily available, but with EV-D68 likely already in the area, the hospital is asking hospital visitors sixteen and under to stay away.

Dr. Adam McCall says, "A hospital is a place for sick people, and sick people typically have immune systems that are not working well, and so what we want to do is make sure that kids that could potentially carry this virus are not bringing the virus inside the hospital."

The hospital has taken similar precautions in recent flu seasons.  It's not clear how long the visitor restrictions will remain in place, but hospital officials will likely just keep an eye on the virus' progression in the area.
http://www.ky3.com/news/local/har...spiratory-virus/21048998_28140384


Hospital sets patient record as virus spreads
9/9/14  Medical officials admitted a record number of children to a local hospital over the weekend because of what they believe to be a rare respiratory virus spreading throughout the country.
Although there's been no confirmed cases of the enterovirus at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, officials admitted 540 patients Friday, said Dr. Derek Wheeler, associate chief of staff at the hospital.
The previous record was around 515, Wheeler said.


Some reports out of Missouri and Colorado suggest the virus, with symptoms similar to the common cold, brought sicker patients to hospitals, Wheeler said.
"We're just seeing the (increased) volumes, we haven't seen (patients) sicker than usual yet," he said.
Hospitals from other states have placed restrictions on visitations, but Wheeler said there are no plans to do that in Cincinnati.

The virus is similar to what doctors treat during cold and flu season. That means nothing really changes if a child comes down with the rare virus, he said.
"The bottom line is this is a virus you wouldn't treat with antibiotics, so other than the (high-level of) interest, there's no reason we would need to know it's an enterovirus," Wheeler said.

This particular type of enterovirus — EV-D68 — is uncommon, but not new. It was first identified in the 1960s.
"I suspect that it's something that hasn't been around for a while and so there's a lot of people susceptible to it," Wheeler said.

The number of patients began to spike around Labor Day, which means the virus should run its course in Greater Cincinnati sometime over the next week, Wheeler said.
Wheeler said parents can prevent their children from getting the virus by making them wash their hands frequently and drink plenty of fluids.
If they do suspect their child contracted the virus, he suggested parents call their pediatrician first because urgent care facilities will be busy.
http://www.cincinnati.com/story/n...ital-sets-patient-record/15312365
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
BornAgain2



Joined: 12 Dec 2009
Posts: 17196



PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mystery virus EV-D68 exploding among vaccinated children
Sept. 9, 2014
 Vaccine is a good way for Agenda21 to plant virus!
The rapid explosion of mystery virus EV-D68 is sending hundreds of children to hospitals across Missouri, Colorado, Kansas, Utah and eight other states. "In Kansas City, about 475 children were recently treated at Children's Mercy Hospital, and at least 60 of them received intensive hospitalization," reports CNN. (1)

CNN reports - "It's worse in terms of scope of critically ill children who require intensive care. I would call it unprecedented. I've practiced for 30 years in pediatrics, and I've never seen anything quite like this," said Dr. Mary Anne Jackson, the hospital's division director for infectious diseases.

What CNN and other media outlets are not reporting, however, is that this outbreak is occurring among vaccinated children.

Did other vaccines make children more susceptible to EV-D68 infections?
Children who have been vaccinated with MMR vaccines, influenza vaccines, polio vaccines and many others are the same children who are now being struck by EV-D68. How do we know this? Because we know how the rabid pro-vaccine media consistently reports on viral outbreaks:

Vaccine media propaganda rule #1) If an outbreak ever occurs among unvaccinated children, then the published stories will strongly condemn parents for failing to vaccinated their children while promoting vaccines as the one and only solution.

Vaccine media propaganda rule #2) If there's an inconvenient fact about vaccines that the media doesn't want the public to know, it will withhold that fact from all its stories. This was made abundantly clear in the recent media-wide blackout of the CDC whistleblower story, where top CDC scientist Dr. William Thompson openly admitted to committing scientific fraud at the CDC in order to hide the link between MMR vaccines and autism. Click here to read the once-secret letter Dr. Thompson sent to CDC director Julie Gerberding, admitting to a cover-up.

The fact that the mainstream media is right now not blaming the EV-D68 outbreak on unvaccinated children, in other words, is near-conclusive proof that this outbreak is occurring among vaccinated children.

Media doctors hopelessly clueless about what to suggest to parents
Because there is no vaccine for EV-D68, the media can't push vaccines as the solution for these infections. And so the media seems totally lost and clueless about what to report. There's no mention of protecting children's immune systems with vitamin D, and no mainstream media outlet even dares mention the words "immune support" for fear that people might realize a strong immune system is far better than a vaccine at preventing infectious disease.

The best advice CNN can come up with reads as follows:
To reduce the risk of infection, individuals should wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, especially after changing diapers; avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands; avoid kissing, hugging and sharing cups or eating utensils with people who are sick; disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as toys and doorknobs; and stay home when feeling sick...

Again, note the complete lack of any discussion about zinc, vitamin D, immune-boosting herbs, avoidance of toxic immunosuppressive chemicals and food additives, and so on. This is the default position of the mainstream media: "Wash your hands." It is literally watered-down advice by a propaganda institution that functions as the vaccine industry's ministry of truth.

Even when children's lives are at stake, the media is so opposed to nutritional defenses that it consistently refuses to mention a low-cost, high-safety, readily-available nutrient like vitamin D that could save countless lives during a pandemic outbreak... even if used in conjunction with vaccines! (See my Blueprint for Safer Vaccines document here.)

Doctors and health authorities freak out over enterovirus outbreak because they have nothing to offer except a vaccine which doesn't exist
The over-reliance on vaccines in public health will ultimately kill millions of children in a real outbreak for the simple reason that vaccines are blindly relied upon at the exclusion of all else. So when a pandemic comes along that has no vaccine, doctors and health authorities are literally clueless about what to recommend other than "wash your hands."

"Stupid" doesn't even begin to describe our modern health care system. It's downright negligent.

Any honest health care system that really cared about public health would have a multi-layered pandemic defense strategy which included immune boosting activities, nutritional defenses, behavioral modification, personal hygiene reinforcement and finally medical intervention as one layer among many.

The problem with vaccines -- even if they work (which they mostly don't) -- is that they can't keep up with mutating viruses in the wild. This current outbreak of EV-D68 has caught the medical establishment completely off guard. They have no vaccines to recommend, and so doctors and health authorities sit around taking their own rectal pulses (i.e. they have their thumbs up their hind ends) while children fill the emergency rooms at hospitals. A simple vitamin D education campaign could slash these infections by huge margins. Vitamin D "activates" the immune system at so many levels that if vitamin D were a pharmaceutical, it would be called a "miracle drug" and whoever created it would be awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine.

But it's not a drug; it's a simple, low-cost vitamin. So doctors aren't taught anything about it and parents are never told to use it. Especially not when there are vaccines to push and pregnant women to inject with mercury.

Some astounding quotes about the severity of this outbreak
"An unprecedented lung virus that has infected over 1000 children across 10 states from the Midwest to the east coast is likely to spread to the rest of the country, doctors have warned." (2)

The unusually high number of hospitalizations reported 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. - CNN (1)

"A respiratory illness that has already sickened more than a thousand children in 10 states is likely to become a nationwide problem, doctors say." - ABC News (4)

"Just weeks after the Obama administration let more than 37,000 illegal-alien children into the U.S. without health screening, more than 1,000 kids across 10 states have been stricken with a respiratory virus – prompting widespread concerns about a major outbreak sweeping across the nation." - WND.com (3)

"It's worse in terms of scope of critically ill children who require intensive care. I would call it unprecedented. I've practiced for 30 years in pediatrics, and I've never seen anything quite like this," said Dr. Mary Anne Jackson, the hospital's division director for infectious diseases. - CNN (1)

Radio host and epidemiologist Michael Savage blasts Obama, blames outbreak on illegal immigrants
One more noteworthy twist on this entire story has been fielded by radio host Michael Savage, a very high-IQ individual trained as an epidemiologist.

Yesterday he said on his radio show: (3)

For 20 years, I've been trying to warn America about the unscreened immigrants being brought in. Now, of course, it's coming home to roost and the American people are being lied to by the Centers for Disease Transmission. They used to be the CDC; they're now the CDT.

Instead of stopping disease spread, they're encouraging it by not speaking out against bringing in infected children and putting them in our public schools, right? It's astounding to me what they can get away with because of the ignorance of the public. Common sense is gone. ...What do you expect to happen if you put a kid with a certain virus into a school where they've never been exposed to that virus? It's called an epidemic breakout.

...This population in America, which once enjoyed the greatest health on earth, is now being devolved into a second-world nation in terms of health because Obama is so corrupt, was so ignorant, was so evil that he's taken what was once the greatest nation on earth and devolving us into a second nation status.

Michael Savage previously warned that Obama's open borders policy is extremely dangerous from a public health point of view, allowing immigrants with infectious diseases to walk right into the USA and spread those diseases to others.

ABC News Medical Editor accidentally admits pandemics can cross borders
Interestingly, ABC News' Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser accidentally supported Savage's argument when he said, "Viruses don't tend to respect borders. It is only 10 states now, but it's going to be across the country. So if your state doesn't have it now, watch for it, it's coming." (4)

Although his statement was made in the context of the virus spreading from state to state, a virus doesn't know the difference between a state border and a national border. The claim that "viruses don't tend to respect borders" is universally true, regardless of the category of the border.

Savage's argument is further supported by this graphic from WND, showing states which have received illegal immigrants correlated with states which have urgently contacted the CDC to ask for help concerning this sudden outbreak:

The shocking reality of how government health care policies encourage pandemics
What do YOU think is the cause of this outbreak? Sound off in the comments below. And for once, the mainstream media can't blame "unvaccinated" children because there is no vaccine for this virus. That's why the medical advice currently circulating around the media for dealing with this outbreak is so remarkably worthless.

Consider the pathetic reality of our present-day government and its failed medical system:

Shocking reality #1) Our current federal government refuses to secure the U.S. border and openly invites immigrants to walk right in, regardless of what they might be carrying from a public health point of view.

Shocking reality #2) Our medical system is a "one-trick pony" when it comes to pandemic prevention. That one trick is "vaccines." And if there isn't a vaccine, the entire medical system is absolutely clueless about what do to.

Shocking reality #3) Medical authorities outright refuse to recommend any nutritional therapies that boost immune defenses against pandemic diseases. Vitamin D is completely blackballed from any official advice, even when there are no other options available. And don't even dare mention Chinese Medicine herbs or various herbal remedies.

Shocking reality #4) Many advocates of vaccines are also strong advocates of population reduction. They actually applaud shrinking the number of living humans on the planet. So pandemics literally help them accomplish their goals. "That's the answer!" remarked Dr. Charles Arntzen in a comment caught on video. "Go out and use genetic engineering to create a better virus. (laughter) Twenty-five percent of the population is supposed to go in Contagion." (5)

Even more, Bill Gates famously stated during a public presentation that vaccines could help lower the human population by 10 to 15 percent. His exact words:

"The world today has 6.8 billion people... that's headed up to about 9 billion. Now if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent."

Don't believe that he said this? The video has been pulled from Youtube numerous times, but we've preserved it at TV.naturalnews.com. Click this link to watch it for yourself. The video leaves no question whatsoever about Gates' advocacy of vaccines to reduce human population.

Maybe now with Ebola, EV-D68, chikungunya virus and other exploding pandemics that have suddenly taken hold across our world, people like Bill Gates will finally get their wish. A massive population wipeout may be just around the corner, and if you tune in to CNN, they will probably feature 50 high-level scientists telling you all the different ways you can wash your hands while waiting for the CDC to rescue you with an experimental vaccine that carries a 40% fatality rate like the ZMapp Ebola drug.
http://www.naturalnews.com/046810...mic_outbreak_EV-D68_vaccines.html
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
BornAgain2



Joined: 12 Dec 2009
Posts: 17196



PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://nypost.com/2014/09/23/myst...ched-more-than-half-of-us-states/
9/23/14
Mystery virus has reached more than half of US states

The mysterious respiratory illness enterovirus has spread to more than half the United States — with symptoms ranging from mild colds to serious breathing problems, health officials said.

Since mid-August, 175 people across 27 states have been diagnosed with the sickness caused by the enterovirus D68, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

The enterovirus, a more virulent strain of the virus that causes the common cold, can lead to fever, sneezing and coughing in mild cases.

Hospitalization for breathing difficulties and wheezing is required in more severe cases.

The most recent diagnosis of the virus was Tuesday in Massachusetts, where an eight-year-old girl with a history of asthma was infected, according to CBS Boston.

The girl was treated at Boston Children’s Hospital and released.

“We treated her in our unit as she was relatively ill at the time, but has done terrifically well and is home,” said Dr. Michael Agus. “I just spoke with her mother and she’s doing terrifically well at home.”

Last week, two youngsters — one from the city and another from Long Island — were diagnosed with the mysterious disease.

A 6-year-old girl in Connecticut was also infected and one case in New Jersey was confirmed.

The state department in North Carolina also confirmed the virus, with six children ages 10 and under having tested positive. It added that the illness has spread to at least 28 states.

Confirmed cases of the virus are expected to pop up in more states in the coming weeks as testing to confirm the illness is completed, the CDC said.

The agency said the infection of the virus is more common in the US during the summer and fall.

There are no specific treatments for the enterovirus but public health officials said washing your hands regularly can prevent spreading it.

Infants, children and teens are at the highest risk of infection.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
CJ
Site Admin


Joined: 22 Sep 2009
Posts: 32193



PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Respiratory illness escalates among children
Sept 26, 2014
An outbreak of enterovirus 68 respiratory illness has spread to 38 states, sending children to hospitals and baffling scientists trying to understand its virulent resurgence.

Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. was the first to alert the CDC in August to an unusual increase in children with trouble breathing.

3 times in a month, the University of Chicago Hospital has had to divert ambulances to other hospitals because its emergency room was filled with children with severe respiratory illness.
Enteroviruses are common, but this strain is not common in USA.
It is common in South America.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/26...scalates-among-children.html?_r=0
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
BornAgain2



Joined: 12 Dec 2009
Posts: 17196



PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probed in paralysis cases in 9 Colorado kids
26 Sep 2014
- Health officials are investigating nine cases of muscle weakness or paralysis in Colorado children and whether the culprit might be a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday sent doctors an alert about the polio-like cases and said the germ - enterovirus 68 - was detected in four out of eight of the sick children who had a certain medical test. The status of the ninth case is unclear.

The virus can cause paralysis but other germs can, too. Health officials don't know whether the virus caused any of the children's arm and leg weaknesses or whether it's just a germ they coincidentally picked up.

"That's why we want more information," and for doctors to report similar cases, said the CDC's Dr. Jane Seward.

The cases occurred within the last two months. All nine children are being treated at Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora, and most are from the Denver area. A hospital spokeswoman said the patients' families didn't want to talk to the media.

The nine children had fever and respiratory illness about two weeks before developing varying degrees of limb weakness. None seems to have a weak immune system or other conditions that might predispose them to severe illness, but the cases are still being investigated, Seward said. Investigators don't think it's polio - eight of the nine children are up to date on polio vaccinations. It's not known whether the limb weakness or paralysis is temporary or will be long-lasting.

The cases come amid an unusual wave of severe respiratory illness from enterovirus 68. The germ is not new - it was first identified in 1962 and has caused clusters of illness before, including in Georgia and Pennsylvania in 2009 and Arizona in 2010. Because it's not routinely tested for, it's possible the bug spread in previous years but was never distinguished from colds caused by other germs.

This year, the virus has gotten more attention because it has been linked to hundreds of severe illnesses. Beginning last month, a flood of sick children began to hit hospitals in Kansas City, Missouri, and Chicago - kids with trouble breathing, some needing oxygen or more extreme care such as a breathing machine. Many - but not all - had asthma before the infection.

The CDC has been testing a limited number of specimens from very sick children around the country, and as of Thursday reported 277 people in 40 states and the District of Columbia with enterovirus 68. So far no deaths have been attributed to the virus, but Seward said 15 still are being investigated.

Health officials know enterovirus can cause paralysis. Published reports count at least two U.S. children who were paralyzed and died and were found to have the virus in their spinal fluid. One was a New Hampshire 5-year-old who died in 2008. Details are scant on the second case, which happened many years earlier.

Earlier this year, Stanford University researchers said they had identified polio-like illnesses in about 20 California children over about 18 months. Two tested positive for enterovirus 68. CDC officials say it's still not clear if the virus was a factor in those cases.

Paralysis is a rare complication of enterovirus 68 infection, but with so many more cases of enterovirus being reported this year, it may not be surprising to see that problem, said Dr. Larry Wolk, chief medical officer of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

The CDC is asking doctors to report patients 21 or younger who developed limb weakness since August 1 and who have had an MRI exam that showed abnormalities in the nerve tissue in the spinal cord.

Seward said a test that showed the germ in a patient's spinal fluid would be good evidence that the virus was causing paralysis. Unfortunately, lab tests of spinal fluid often fail to identify bugs like enterovirus 68, even if they're present, she added.
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stor...ULT&CTIME=2014-09-26-17-48-59

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    cj.myfreeforum.org Forum Index -> HEALTH and Medical NEWS All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next
Page 1 of 6

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Card File  Gallery  Forum Archive
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
Create your own free forum | Buy a domain to use with your forum