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Man this new deadly virus was found in Kansas. another thing to worry about.

CDC discovers new virus in Kansas


Published February 20, 2015


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Friday the discovery of a new virus that may be spread through tick or insect bites. The virus may have contributed to the 2014 death of a Kansas man who was otherwise healthy.

Working with experts from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and University of Kansas Medical Center (UKMC), researchers found that the virus is part of a group of viruses called thogotoviruses. The virus was named Bourbon virus for the county in which the patient lived. The case is the first time a thogotovirus has been shown to cause human illness in the U.S. and the eighth known case of it causing symptoms in people.

According to the report, the patient, who was over 50 years old, was working outside on his property in late spring 2014 when he received several tick bites and
found an engorged tick on his shoulder. Several days later, he fell ill with nausea, weakness and diarrhea. The next day, he developed a fever, anorexia, chills, headache, myalgia, and arthralgia. The patient visited his primary care physician on the third day, at which point he was prescribed an antibiotic for a presumed tickborne illness. The next morning, his wife found him experiencing reduced consciousness and we was taken to the local hospital.

Test results for many infectious diseases came back negative and a sample of the patientís blood was sent to the CDC, which found evidence of an unidentified virus. Researchers used Advanced Molecular Detection (AMD) and determined it was a new virus.

According to the news release, the CDC is working with KDHE and UKMC to identify additional cases of Bourbon virus disease, determine who gets sick and with what symptoms, and how people are getting infected. CDC experts are also working to better understand the virus itself to potentially prevent and control Bourbon virus.

CDC researchers believe other undiscovered viruses are likely causing illness, with this finding and recent discoveries of Heartland virus in Missouri and severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome viruses in China.


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Mother nature is trying to do what people won't. Get rid of a few.
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Well it is spreading at least to one other hospital across the Country.
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Deadly Superbug Found In North Carolina Hospital

International Business Times Marcy Kreiter10 hrs ago..

The antibiotic-resistant superbug that killed at least two hospital patients in California also has been confirmed at hospitals in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area, WSOC-TV, Charlotte, reported Saturday. A statement issued by Carolinas HealthCare System-Lincoln said three cases of carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, have been confirmed.

The statement said two of those infected contracted the bug outside the hospital and the third was infected inside the Lincoln facility. WSOC said Carolinas HealthCare System was taking steps to address the problem, expanding decontamination procedures and protocols beyond industry standards, and was screening highest-risk patients.

The statement said the hospital system planned to place patients with CRE infections in isolation, provide dedicated equipment to such patients, clean rooms on a daily basis and where necessary dedicate staff for patients with CRE.

Medical officials said CRE can be contracted by coming into contact with an infected wound or stool and is mostly found in health care settings.

Earlier this week, the University of California, Los Angeles, hospital system reported it was contacting 179 patients who may have been exposed to CRE after undergoing procedures with specialized endoscopes -- duodenoscopes -- that are used to diagnose and treat pancreatic and bile duct disease. UCLA said two patients had died after undergoing the procedure and contracting CRE. The two were among seven patients known to have been infected at Ronald Reagan Medical Center.

Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle reported in January 32 patients had been infected with bacteria spread through endoscopes in a two year period. Contaminated endoscopes also are blamed for dozens of infections in Pittsburgh in 2012 and Chicago last year. No fatalities have been linked to those incidents.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said CRE is among the superbugs that are resistant to antibiotics, making them extremely difficult to treat. More than 23,000 deaths and 2 million illnesses are linked to superbugs every year in the United States.
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So maybe this will past and the other superbugs will be the main worry.
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I imagine that this "new" virus, the measles outbreak and the other virus that put hundreds of kids in the hospital are all a product of the illegals who swarmed across our borders this summer thanks to obama.

And it would not surprise me if the CDC is covering his azz like the media does.
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I imagine that this "new" virus, the measles outbreak and the other virus that put hundreds of kids in the hospital are all a product of the illegals who swarmed across our borders this summer thanks to obama.

And it would not surprise me if the CDC is covering his azz like the media does.
Or the thousands of Nordic tourists or Asian or African,

hundreds of whom step off an airplane and blend in with the rest of us.
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Well, well you know, them dark people are the worst. It is far more likely the millions of white people visiting this country from around theh world every year are responsible for speading more disease than the illegal immigrants that are healthy enough for a difficult trek accorss the border. Every time the conservatives start talking about some medical science (or any science) issue...well it just brings to mind the ebola epidemic that spread accross America because Obama would not isolate everyone that wasnt contagious.Oh wait, that never happened, did it? The RWNM would be far bettter off to stay in the realm of opinion than science.
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hundreds of whom step off an airplane and blend in with the rest of us.
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Myself doesn't care how this got here. I just want it stopped before it is in the VA Hospital system. Actually before it gets in any other medical center period.

Yet so far this new threat isn't controllable..

Over the years I have had 2 friends go into different hospitals for simple surgery. And leave with a worst situation. And both could not work again.. Plus one died a short while later.
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Give this a long thought.... What if something were to make this one superbug highly contagious? Say a cough or two and it spreads. Yet reading this one might think it is already bad.

And this one isn't the one above. So there are a few...


'Super Bug' Linked to Antibiotic Use Kills Nearly 15,000 Annually

By LIZ NEPORENT 3 hours ago.

A stubborn, hard-to-treat “super bug” causes more than 450,000 infections a year and is directly responsible for nearly 15,000 deaths in the United States, a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed today.

Clostridium difficile, or C. Diff, is a bacterial infection that leads to inflammation of the colon, the agency explained. The bacterium is found in feces, the agency said, and is spread by hand contact or contaminated surfaces.

"It’s the most common infection picked up in hospitals
," said ABC News Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser. "The thing about this infection is you can pick it up and it can cause no problems. Then, you take an antibiotic and it takes over."


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More than 80 percent of C. Diff deaths were people 65 or older, with residents of nursing homes especially vulnerable to infection, the report said.

“C. difficile infections cause immense suffering and death for thousands of Americans each year,” CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said
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Hospital stays and especially long-term antibiotic use seem to up the risk of C. Diff infection.



“Antibiotics kill off beneficial bacteria in the gut which fight infection
, leaving space for C. Diff to come in and release its toxins,” explained Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease expert with Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee.

Studies show that more than half of patients receive antibiotics at some point in their stay, and up to 50 percent of antibiotic use is unnecessary. Over-prescribing antibiotics, combined with poor infection control, may allow the spread of C. diff and other bacteria within a facility and to other facilities when a sick patient is transferred, the CDC report speculated.

The CDC report said preventing and controlling C. Diff should be a national priority. The infection costs up to $4.8 billion each year in excess health care costs, the agency reported.

You can fight it with hand hygiene, early diagnosis, isolating sick patients and curtailing excessive antibiotic use,” Schaffner said.


Meticulously cleaning surgical instruments would also help
, Schaffner noted. Seven people were diagnosed last week with another drug-resistant "super bug" known as CRE at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center after undergoing endoscopy procedures with instruments that may have been contaminated.

https://gma.yahoo.com/super-bug-link...ws-health.html
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Looks like it is here in St Peter's MO.


Health department investigating mysterious deaths of St. Peters mother and son | KMOV.com St. Louis

Yeah, that's where I live and yeah that hospital is where I just had my eye surgeries.

Treedancer, best be cautious.
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