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Balamuthia mandrillaris is a free-living amoeba that is known to cause the deadly neurological condition known as granulomatous amoebic encephalitis (GAE). B. mandrillaris is found in the soil and water and was first discovered in 1986 in the brain of a baboon that died in the San Diego Wild Animal Park. B. mandrillaris can infect the body through skin wounds or by inhaling the dust containing Balamuthia. Balamuthia has been isolated in nature. It is believed to be distributed throughout the temperate regions of the world. This is supported somewhat by the presence of antibodies to Balamuthia present in healthy individuals. The genus Balamuthia is named in honor of the late parasitologist William Balamuth (1914–1981) for his contributions to the studies of parasitic and free-living amoebae
According to a MMWR report published in September 2010, two confirmed cases of Balamuthia transmission occurred through organ transplantation in December 2009 in Mississippi. Two kidney recipients, a 31-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man, suffered from post-transplant encephalitis due to Balamuthia. The woman died in February 2010 and the man survived with partial paralysis of right arm. The CDC was notified by a physician on December 14, 2009, about possible transplant transmission in these two patients. Histopathologic testing of donor and recipient tissues confirmed the transmission. Two other patients who received heart and liver transplants from the same donor, but in different hospitals, were placed on pre-emptive therapy and remain unaffected. A second cluster of transplant-transmitted Balamuthia in Arizona was reported in the same weekly report. Four recipients were identified, two from Arizona (liver and kidney-pancreas), one from California (kidney), and another from Utah (heart). Recipients from Arizona—a 56-year-old male and a 24-year-old male—both succumbed to encephalitis within a span of 40 days from transplantation. The other two were placed on pre-emptive therapy after the first two were reported and remain unaffected
originally posted by: CharlesT
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deprivation through "an unknown insult more than a year prior to death."
"chronic anoxic/ischemic encephalopathy."
Does this indicate physical trauma of unknown origin to the brain or can trauma somewhere else such as strangling result in this diagnosis?
Meet Fred Warmbier, entrepreneur. Warmbier owns a small business, Finishing Technology, located near Cincinnati, Ohio. The company finishes and anodizes metal parts –and is growing rapidly.
James Evans, Fred Warmbier, Jerome Turner and Mark Hutton discussing a process improvement to support growth. With fast growth, Warmbier and his team find they spend more time in huddles figuring out how to reduce and manage complexity. [Photo by Jack Sanborn]
Fred Warmbier speaks as his wife Cindy looks on during a symposium on possible ways of international cooperation to urge the Democratic Republic of Korea to take concrete actions to improve the human rights situation in the DPRK at the United Nations headquarters in Manhattan, New York, US, May 3, 2018. (Yonhap-Reuters)
Since 1976, Finishing Technology has been one of the leading providers of specialty chemical products, equipment and services. To ensure our customers receive better mass finishing solutions, our seasoned staff brings an intuitive understanding and collaborative approach to every project. After a rigorous review of all alternatives and options, you can be sure our solutions will meet your aesthetic, functional and economic criteria.
FINISHING TECHNOLOGY, INC.
6 January 1978 (almost 41 years ago)
CORPORATION FOR PROFIT
WEST CHESTER BUTLER OHIO
11949 READING ROAD, CINCINNATI, OH, 45241
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MICHAEL WARMBIER, agent, 3 Apr 1998-
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During high school Mr. Warmbier interned at his father’s industrial parts-finishing business north of Cincinnati, Finishing Technology, Inc., according to the LinkedIn page. His father, Fred Warmbier, didn’t return messages seeking comment.
Mr. Warmbier’s college pursuits reflect an interest in both business and international issues.
He is double-majoring in economics and commerce with a concentration in finance, and minoring in global sustainability, according to the website of the Alternative Investment Fund, a student-run organization at UVA that offers training for careers in investment management.
The fund’s website said Mr. Warmbier, a junior, joined as a freshman and spent a summer studying abroad at the London School of Economics, which allowed him to travel in Europe
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