It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Incurable chikungunya virus spreads in US, at least 6 states affected

page: 1
26
<<   2 >>

log in

join
share:
+3 more 
posted on Jun, 15 2014 @ 11:04 AM
link   


US health officials are on high alert as a mosquito-borne virus that yet has no cure has struck six of the US states. The virus called chikungunya causes severe joint pain which can last for years.

Symptoms of the malaria-like illness include fever, headache, chills, sensitivity to light, and rash, vomiting and severe joint pain, according to World Health Organization (WHO). Occasional cases of eye, neurological and heart complications have been reported, as well as gastrointestinal complaints, it adds. They usually begin three to seven days after infection occurs. The consequences include a long period of joint pains which may persist for years in some cases.

Incurable chikungunya virus spreads in US, at least 6 states affected

I know it's RT, but i came across it and thought it wise to share with the members here.

The states currently affected with the virus include:

Tennessee
Rhode Island
Florida
North Carolina
Nebraska
Indiana
(US Virgin Islands)

The virus rarely leads to death, but it is incurable, meaning that if you get it, you're going to have to put up with it.

- Daas.




posted on Jun, 15 2014 @ 11:22 AM
link   
a reply to: daaskapital

Thank you for this info. This is one of the main reasons why i come to ATS.



posted on Jun, 15 2014 @ 11:34 AM
link   

originally posted by: lostbook
a reply to: daaskapital

Thank you for this info. This is one of the main reasons why i come to ATS.


No problem at all!


+3 more 
posted on Jun, 15 2014 @ 11:41 AM
link   
The cases in the United States are from people returning from travel to other countries that are affected.

www.cdc.gov...

edit on 6152014 by Rochester because: (no reason given)


+6 more 
posted on Jun, 15 2014 @ 11:42 AM
link   
a reply to: daaskapital
Damn Mosquitoes-them and their parasites/viruses have killed more people than war in the the last century...
Maybe we should spend more on sorting out those little bastards than we do on inventing better ways to kill each other.



posted on Jun, 15 2014 @ 11:42 AM
link   
Hmmmm.

Here is a layout of those areas:




posted on Jun, 15 2014 @ 11:44 AM
link   
a reply to: daaskapital

Good to know post, thanks!

edit on 15-6-2014 by Staroth because: (no reason given)


+5 more 
posted on Jun, 15 2014 @ 11:48 AM
link   
Perhaps you'd be interested in a little more reading on this topic:


The virus, which can cause joint pain and arthritis-like symptoms, has been on the U.S. public health radar for some time. About 25 to 28 infected travelers bring it to the United States each year, said Roger Nasci, chief of the CDC's Arboviral Disease Branch in the Division of Vector-Borne Diseases.
"We haven't had any locally transmitted cases in the U.S. thus far," Nasci said.

But a major outbreak in the Caribbean this year -- with more than 100,000 cases reported -- has health officials concerned. Experts say American tourists are bringing chikungunya back home, and it's just a matter of time before it starts to spread within the United States.

After all, the Caribbean is a popular one with American tourists, and summer is fast approaching.
"So far this year we've recorded eight travel-associated cases, and seven of them have come from countries in the Caribbean where we know the virus is being transmitted," Nasci said.

Other states have also reported cases of chikungunya. The Tennessee Department of Health said the state has had multiple cases of the virus in people who have traveled to the Caribbean.


www.cnn.com...


Health officials in North Carolina, Nebraska and Indiana this week reported the first confirmed chikungunya cases in those states, along with Tennessee, which has suspected cases.

Chikungunya has rapidly spread in the Caribbean in recent months, sending thousands of patients to hospitals with painful joints, pounding headaches and spiking fevers.

Florida's 25 cases account for the majority reported in the United States, according to state health officials and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The cases in the continental United States have not been transmitted by local mosquitoes, which would raise the threat.

"It will be more difficult for the virus to establish itself here," said Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease specialist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Along with new reports, the CDC is monitoring chikungunya in Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Virginia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.


www.foxnews.com...



posted on Jun, 15 2014 @ 12:15 PM
link   
Boy it's a good thing we don't use DDT to kill Mosquitos anymore, or we would keep getting infected with those crazy viruses.

How many people have died since the world stopped using DDT?
Hundreds?
Thousands?
Millions ?



posted on Jun, 15 2014 @ 01:25 PM
link   
Well this is going to be great news for big pharma as they can create a new assortments of medications for it, then is going to be great news for monspanto that now they can push their modified mosquitoes as the population will be thanking them for getting rid of something that in nature is actually very much part of the food chain.

Do I like mosquitoes? hell no, I hate them, but they have been with us since the beginning of times, I actually find very dangerous to get rid of something that has been in earth before we humans parasites came to be.
edit on 15-6-2014 by marg6043 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 15 2014 @ 01:31 PM
link   
I live in indiana, and the only incurable 'disease' I have at the moment is politicitis.

Some times it's nasty.



posted on Jun, 15 2014 @ 02:10 PM
link   

originally posted by: eriktheawful
Hmmmm.

Here is a layout of those areas:



The red states don't seem to be major airport hubs....but more like states with major army bases. Perhaps all the training in Africa has brought the disease here. ? The name-chicungunya- even sounds African.



posted on Jun, 15 2014 @ 02:26 PM
link   
a reply to: bjax9er

The estimates I've found are that 50 million people died because of Rachel Carson's book Silent Spring, the false data in it, and the environmentalists who realized it was going to increase human suffering, but pushed for the banning of DDT anyway.

In 2006, the United Nations said "To H--- with this, start spraying again, right away."



posted on Jun, 15 2014 @ 02:49 PM
link   
Great find and thanks for sharing.

With the very heavy rain's that have been sweeping the middle of the country, the mosquito numbers are going to start to grow and grow. Won't be surprised to see that this spreads farther around the country.



posted on Jun, 15 2014 @ 06:43 PM
link   
You just get flu like symptoms for a week and are very very sore I heard. It isn't deadly to most people but I suppose it could kill someone who is weak. It wouldn't even pay to make a vaccine for this from what I have read. A week of hell.



posted on Jun, 15 2014 @ 07:01 PM
link   

originally posted by: Rochester
The cases in the United States are from people returning from travel to other countries that are affected.

www.cdc.gov...


I just looked on the CDC's website also and there seem to be no cases of Chikungunya Virus originating in the US, yet.

I am getting eaten alive today and I even used OFF!



posted on Jun, 15 2014 @ 07:07 PM
link   
So I just Googled "striped mosquito bite" which is what I was bit by earlier this evening and found this:

NC reports first case of mosquito-borne chikungunya virus

NC Reports First Case of Mosquito Borne Chikungunya Virus

Makes you think someone got bit in NC and got the virus...Very misleading.

Idk if I have ever been bitten by one of these striped blood suckers before. I killed the SOB right after it bit me, but she got her fill.


edit on 15-6-2014 by lovebeck because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 15 2014 @ 07:07 PM
link   
Thanks for the comments, and additional information everyone. Glad to know that the virus hasn't properly established itself in the USA. I should have known better to rely on RT, but i thought it was an important topic which should have been brought to the attention of you all.

Thanks again.



posted on Jun, 15 2014 @ 11:11 PM
link   
Yeah, I had to move to Florida from Pennsylvania late last year, and this virus is going around here.
Just one more thing to add to my list of "why everything about Florida disgusts me".



posted on Jun, 16 2014 @ 08:44 AM
link   

originally posted by: bjax9er
Boy it's a good thing we don't use DDT to kill Mosquitos anymore, or we would keep getting infected with those crazy viruses.

How many people have died since the world stopped using DDT?
Hundreds?
Thousands?
Millions ?


By design.

The oligarchy was smugly gleeful at their brilliance of banning DDT in behalf of their genocidal efforts to reduce the population to 200-500 million globally.

IIRC, the evidence against it was considerably trumped up, hoaxed.



new topics

top topics



 
26
<<   2 >>

log in

join