Surprise, Surprise – There are diseases out there.

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So, now that the political crap is taking something of a breather, the “NEWS” has discovered that there are diseases out there making people sick.  Just all of a sudden people are getting sick! This disease, that disease and why isn’t anyone doing anything?

The Big 2 right Now

Murine typhus

also called endemic typhus or flea-borne typhus, is a disease caused by a bacteria called Rickettsia typhi. Murine typhus is spread to people through contact with infected fleas. People get sick with murine typhus when infected flea feces are rubbed into cuts or scrapes in the skin. In most areas of the world, rats are the main animal host for fleas infected with murine typhus. Murine typhus occurs in tropical and subtropical climates around the world where rats and their fleas live. Cat fleas found on domestic cats and opossums have been associated with cases of murine typhus in the United States. Most cases of murine typhus in the United States are reported in people from California, Hawaii, and Texas. – Center for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases.

Flea-Borne Typhus Outbreak Among Homeless in Downtown LA | NBC Southern California

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Public-Health-Reports-Several-Cases-of-Typhus-495197621.html

Typhus: Pasadena reports epidemic levels in 2018 – Outbreak News Today

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/typhus-pasadena-reports-epidemic-levels-2018/

Typhus epidemic spreads across LA, health officials say – CNN

https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/08/health/typhus-epidemic-los-angeles-bn/index.html?utm_term=link&utm_medium=social&utm_source=fbCNN&utm_content=2018-10-08T19%3A02%3A11

California: Long Beach reports increase in flea-borne typhus, ‘already double that of past years’ – Outbreak News Today

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/california-long-beach-reports-increase-flea-borne-typhus-already-double-past-years-97929/

Posts are all from the past 7-10 days and we all know what happened 7-10 days ago in Congress

AND

Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a condition that affects the nervous system, specifically the spinal cord, which can result from a variety of causes including viral infections. AFM is characterized by a sudden weakness in one or more arms or legs, along with loss of muscle tone and decreased or absent reflexes.

Frequently caused by

Enterovirus 71 has caused large outbreaks of HFMD worldwide, especially in children in Asia. Some infections from this virus have been associated with severe neurologic disease, such as brainstem encephalitis.

Acute flaccid paralysis due to suspected polio unofficially reported in Venezuela: Society of Public Health – Outbreak News Today – From June, 2018

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/acute-flaccid-paralysis-due-suspected-polio-unofficially-reported-venezuela-society-public-health-41847/

Six cases of rare ‘polio-like’ illness diagnosed in children in Minnesota – CNN – updated October 9, 2018

https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/07/health/afm-polio-like-illness-minnesota/index.html?utm_content=2018-10-07T22%3A00%3A09&utm_medium=social&utm_source=fbCNN&utm_term=link

Colorado investigates acute flaccid myelitis cases, viral infections with neurologic illness in children – Outbreak News Today – from state press releases 10/10/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/colorado-investigates-acute-flaccid-myelitis-cases-viral-infections-neurologic-illness-children-46576/

Illinois reports 9 recent acute flaccid myelitis cases – Outbreak News Today – from state press releases 10/11/18

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/illinois-reports-9-recent-acute-flaccid-myelitis-cases-24156/

Colorado reports 14 cases of polio-like illness in children | FOX31 Denver – posted by CNN Wire, October 11, 2018

https://kdvr.com/2018/10/11/colorado-health-department-reports-14-cases-of-polio-like-illness-in-children/

Again, except for the story from Venezuela all have been from the past 7-10 days and most are YEARLY numbers – not active cases.

Are you starting to see a pattern here?

Let’s see, right now we still have outbreaks of Cholera, Ebola, Hepatitis A, Measles and Mumps is just starting up.  Throw in some Typhoid and Yellow Fever cases and who knows what they will report on next – but only if the political crap doesn’t push it aside agasin.

 

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