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Who doesn't love a new antibacteria resistant virus?
08-31-2012, 04:07 PM #1
Kreeper Griobhtha
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New 'Heartland' Virus Discovered in Sick Missouri Farmers


Quote:Two men in Missouri who became severely ill after sustaining tick bites were found to be infected with a new type of virus, according to a study from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Both men were admitted to hospitals after experiencing high fevers, fatigue, diarrhea and loss of appetite. They were originally thought to be suffering from a bacterial infection, but doubts arose when they didn't improve after being treated with antibiotics.

Further tests revealed their blood contained a new virus, which the researchers dubbed the Heartland virus. It belongs to a group called phleboviruses, which are carried by flies, mosquitoes or ticks, and can cause disease in humans.

Because the Heartland virus causes such general symptoms, it could be "a more common cause of human illness than is currently recognized," the researchers wrote in the Aug. 30 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

The new virus's closest relative is another tick-borne phlebovirus, called SFTS virus, which was identified last year in China, and causes death in 12 percent of cases.

The Missouri men, who were both infected in 2009, recovered after 10 to 12 days in the hospital, although one of the men has reported recurrent headaches and fatigue in the two years since his hospitalization.

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Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
08-31-2012, 04:38 PM #2
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
Posts:15,064 Threads:428 Joined:Jun 2012
First gonorhhea now this, what next?

Prevention

No vaccine is currently available for any tick-borne disease. Individuals should therefore take precautions when entering tick-infested areas, particularly in the spring and summer months. Preventive measures include avoiding trails that are overgrown with bushy vegetation, wearing light-colored clothes that allow one to see the ticks more easily, and wearing long pants and closed-toe shoes. Tick repellents containing DEET (N,N, diethyl-m-toluamide) are effective and can be applied to skin or clothing. Although highly effective, severe reactions have occurred in some people who use DEET-containing products. Young children may be especially vulnerable to these adverse effects. Permethrin, which can only be applied to clothing, kills ticks on contact.

If an embedded tick is found, it should be removed promptly with tweezers, grasping the tick close to the skin and pulling with steady pressure upward, in a direction perpendicular to the skin. Engorged ticks should be handled only with gloves or other barrier and saved for identification by the physician.

http://www.healingwell.com/library/lymed.../info2.asp

So how did the men (partially?) recover, with just their immune systems?
08-31-2012, 04:49 PM #3
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:31,396 Threads:1,439 Joined:Feb 2011
Had a tick bite me a few years ago, spend a week in the hospital with a headache from hell, way worse than any migraine. They treated me with anti's and were worried about lime disease. During the time period I was also messed up and couldn't think straight. Was calling Mason Klaus... my old dogs name, and a few other oddities.
Made a full recovery from whatever it was... they never found out and they did a full battery of tests including spinal tap. damned.gif That was messed up.

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08-31-2012, 04:58 PM #4
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
Posts:15,064 Threads:428 Joined:Jun 2012
It sounds like the virus attacks the brain. damned.gif I'm sorry that happened to you JR. Do you still have problems from that attack?



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