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originally posted by: TruthxIsxInxThexMist
a reply to: Indigent
What the hell is going on with all these new Viruses??
originally posted by: Rezlooper
Whether it is Ebola or not, it's just as damn bad as Ebola (according to symptoms) and it killed 8 people in South America over a couple of days. So what's the difference.
Updated: Tuesday, 16 September, 2014 at 03:38 UTC
An unknown virus may be spreading within Venezuela's Aragua state, medical officials report; however, the state's governor denies these allegations and accuses the official of lying. According to the Venezuelan newspaper El Nacional, the crisis arose in Central Hospital of Maracay where personnel were seen with mouth covers. Social media began rumors about various deaths within the hospital caused by bacteria similar to Neisseria meningitides. Angel Sarmiento, president of Aragua Medical School, announced eight people died of the yet unidentified disease. He said it was not Ebola, meningitis, dengue, or chikungunya. He added that the victims were four children and four adults. The symptoms exhibited by the dead were spots on the body that turned to boils, high fever, massive hemorrhage stemming from smaller hemorrhagic incidents, and multi-organ failure. The disease took around 72 hours to run its course. "We don't know what we are confronting," Sarmiento said. "We don't know if it's a virus or bacteria. How can we heal what we don't know?" However, there may not be any disease to battle. The governor of Aragua, who is also the state's leader of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, denies these Sarmiento's claims, according to the Latin American Herald Tribune. Governor Tarek el Aissami said, "I need to start by categorically denying the existence of some virus or bacteria on the premises of the Maracay Central Hospital that is putting the lives of patients at risk." Aragua's governor refuted Sarmiento's claim and called them a "terrorist matrix that has a basic purpose, which is to create alarm, anguish in Aragua's population." He added that the deceased died of different cause, including an old man dying of diabetes and one of the children from leukemia. "What you are is a criminal, who, irresponsibly using your status as a doctor, launched this campaign without finding out the facts, without investigating, and in these last few hours you've caused terrible anguish among the people of Aragua," el Aissami said about Sarmiento. The governor called on the Attorney General's office to investigate Sarmiento.
You may be asking yourself how diseases and pandemics have anything to do with dangerous gases and atmospheric heating. It’s simple really. There are various types of microbes that eat methane. They live deep underground and they live 30,000 feet into the air. Basically, they are everywhere and they feed off methane hydrates.
The theory goes something like this. The more methane increases it becomes a feeding frenzy for the microbes. What happens when these microbes have more than enough to eat? They multiply. As methane release escalates, there is naturally going to be a rapid increase in the microbes that feed.
Through the evolution of bacteria over millions of years you can expect that other species of bacteria can also experience growth. As one species of bacteria rapidly increases, others will follow. I propose in this theory that as the microbes continuously feed on the increased methane hydrates, other bacteria are following the lead, thus, literally thousands of species of bacteria and viruses are experiencing phenomenal growth all over the planet.
To back this idea up, let’s first take a look at what bacteria really are. Bacteria are made up of the same genetic stuff that we are, only we have our DNA stored in the nucleus of the cytoplasm of a cell, while bacteria DNA isn’t stored in the nucleus. Their DNA is stored in the cytoplasm without a nucleus and that gives way for genetic mutation. The bacteria are made up of a genetic material called plasmids, which are small ring-like structures that float in the cell. They are separate from the chromosomal DNA and each has a specific job. One plasmid will cause the production of a chemical which negates antibiotic a, while another plasmid will cause the production of a chemical which negates antibiotic b. Then there is horizontal and vertical transfer of the plasmids to other bacteria. Vertical transfer is when a bacterium transfers the plasmid through its offspring, but it’s the horizontal transfer that may be responsible for the rapid rise in disease. This is when a plasmid replicates itself independently of the host cell and a single bacterium transfers a copy of that plasmid to every bacterium within range, and this includes bacterium of another species.
There now are more than 50 to 100 million cases of dengue worldwide each year, and 3 billion people live in dengue endemic countries, according to the World Health Organization. Dengue, transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito, can’t be spread directly from person to person. It causes flu-like symptoms, joint pain and high fevers.
A potentially lethal complication called severe dengue -- or dengue hemorrhagic fever -- can also cause abdominal pain, persistent vomiting, bleeding and breathing difficulty. With proper medical care and early recognition, case-fatality rates are below 1 percent, the WHO said.