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KILLER_CLOWN
06-04-2011, 11:08 AM
The Intel Hub
Shepard Ambellas
June 4, 2011

The “e coli” outbreak (if that is really what it is) is now spreading faster than the Swine Flu of 2009 now reaching over 1800 cases worldwide, meanwhile governments are unsure of the source (official story) of the outbreak.

Governments are now questioning the official source of the outbreak claiming they have had people infected that have not attended Germany — although, the official WHO (World Health Organization) statement reads different.

Are we looking at another World Heath Organization scam or something different this time?

Right now top scientists are working around the clock to understand the strain better. One professor was quoted saying the following;

“The toxin is then absorbed into the blood and then attacks the kidneys and the small blood vessels, resulting in a life-threatening condition called haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS). Damage to the blood vessels supplying the gut is also largely responsible for the severe, often bloody diarrhoea suffered by patients with … infection”.

The mystery is why this strain is antibiotic resistant.

The following snippet reveals that there are multiple sources of contamination involved

Guardian.co.uk

Cases of infection by the deadly E coli bacterium have continued to spread around the world from its source in northern Germany, reaching a dozen countries by Friday evening as the German chancellor and Spanish prime minister moved to calm a diplomatic row over the source of the infection.

The Czech Republic and the US have joined the list of those dealing with cases amid concern that some of those infected had not visited Germany and so must have been infected elsewhere.

Angela Merkel has said she would push for EU help for farmers in Spain– whose cucumbers were wrongly blamed by German authorities for the outbreak.

Germany reported a further 200 cases diagnosed on the first two days of the month as the total number of people infected worldwide rose above 1,800. The total number of reported deaths in Germany is 19. Just 11 cases have been confirmed in England.

“All these cases except two are in people who reside in or had recently visited northern Germany during the incubation period for the infection … or, in one case, had contact with a visitor from northern Germany,” said the World Health Organisation in a statement.

http://theintelhub.com/2011/06/04/multiple-sources-of-e-coli-outbreak-attributed-spreading-faster-than-h1n1/

alnorth
06-04-2011, 12:12 PM
The mystery is why this strain is antibiotic resistant.

From what I could read, this is not a mystery at all. The commonly accepted standard of care in the US is not to treat E. Coli with antibiotics, even if you think the strain is vulnerable to antibiotics, because it usually makes the infection worse. (E. Coli apparently gains resistance to antibiotics very very quickly, so its futile to try) US doctors and health officials have been strongly criticizing Europe for trying to fight it with antibiotics.

U.S. Calls Antibiotics Wrong Step on E. Coli (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/03/health/03treatment.html)

Of particular concern to officials in the United States have been reports that the European outbreak involves bacteria resistant to antibiotics — not because such reports suggest a particularly dangerous bug, but because they suggest that the Europeans are not looking in the right direction to fight the outbreak.

The accepted medical wisdom in the United States is that E. coli infections should not be treated with antibiotics at all, even if the strain is vulnerable to the drugs. And when a strain shows signs of resistance, treatment with the drugs is a particularly bad idea, said Dr. Phillip Tarr, a professor of pediatrics at Washington University.

“If you give antibiotics and the strain is resistant, then you give that bacteria a competitive advantage to the other bugs in your gut that are susceptible to the drugs, and so it’s an even better environment for the infection,” Dr. Tarr said.

durtyrute
06-04-2011, 08:09 PM
Oh great, I can see it now. "Scientist prove new strain of E. coli originated from local farms. And too keep things like this from continuing to happen Congress has came up with the Local Farm and Food Stabilization Act. We only care about your safety so in order to make sure this doesn't happen again ALL farmers will be prevented from planting any crops unless they are under the direct supervision of a Monsanto representative. Thank you.....you can go back to sleep now."

CrazyPhuD
06-04-2011, 11:36 PM
Meh just stop eating and this isn't a problem...not a serious issue.

KILLER_CLOWN
06-04-2011, 11:44 PM
Oh great, I can see it now. "Scientist prove new strain of E. coli originated from local farms. And too keep things like this from continuing to happen Congress has came up with the Local Farm and Food Stabilization Act. We only care about your safety so in order to make sure this doesn't happen again ALL farmers will be prevented from planting any crops unless they are under the direct supervision of a Monsanto representative. Thank you.....you can go back to sleep now."

LMAO and stop!, you're giving Holdren and Obama Ideas and bad ones at that!