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Flesh-eating Disease Is On The Rise Due To Global Warming

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posted on Aug, 17 2007 @ 07:03 AM
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Flesh-eating Disease Is On The Rise Due To Global Warming


www.sciencedaily.com

Should global warming continue to ravage our planet at current rates, the numbers of people suffering Leishmaniasis, a flesh-eating and sometimes fatal disease will increase dramatically, experts warn.
(visit the link for the full news article)



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en.wikipedia.org...
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www.treehugger.com...
www.greendirectory.net...


[edit on 17-8-2007 by seeingevil]




posted on Aug, 17 2007 @ 07:03 AM
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As reported in the article, the disease Leishmaniasis is transmitted by Sandfly bites and is usually found only in warmer, tropical climates. Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan are exposed to conditions commonly associated with contracting the disease.

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A Leishmaniasis article on Wiki offers further information, stating that this disease is also known as Leichmaniosis, Leishmaniose, leishmaniose, and formerly, Orient Boils, kala azar, black fever, sandfly disease, Dum-Dum fever or espundia.

Reportedly many soldiers have experienced the disease and have nicknamed it "The Baghdad Boil".

The skin sores can surface weeks to even months after being bitten by the Sandfly. Anaemia as well as damage to the spleen and liver can occur months or even years after the infection.

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The Green Directory reports that Leishmaniasis currently affects 12 million people across the globe with 350 million people at risk of infection and a further 2 million new cases each year.

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Your thoughts?


www.sciencedaily.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Aug, 17 2007 @ 06:38 PM
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Here's a photo...




I still find it interesting how the media is tieing this in with Global Warming now...



posted on Aug, 17 2007 @ 07:41 PM
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Oh everything is being tied to "Global Warming"...

The environlunatics don't know what else to do.

You see, the Sun's Great Conveyor Belt has slowed to a record low crawl, and it hasn't been this weak in centuries, this means that there would be very few sunspots during Solar Cycle 25, and when this has happened last the Earth went through the Little Ice Age.

This cycle we are in now, Solar Cycle 24 is supposed to be stronger than the last 4 Solar Cycles by as much as 50% stronger, then from abhout 2017-2029 give or take a year or two we will see temperatures plummet and possibly even go through another LIA, so the Global Warming crowd know they better try to scare the world away as soon as possible before people realize that there is nothing we can do to stop Climate Change on Earth imo.

Are we Headed Towards Another Little Ice Age Event Around 2020?



posted on Aug, 18 2007 @ 12:35 AM
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Interesting viewpoint Muaddib, I'm inclined to more or less agree with most of what you said. The Al Gore's of the world just aren't happy though unless we're all paranoid about the planet burning up and a coming plague of flesh eating diseases.



posted on Aug, 18 2007 @ 12:48 AM
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Let's see.

Flesh eating disease that thrives in warm and tropical climates.

AICC causing large parts of the world with massive populations to become warmer
and more tropical.

How the hell do you not put two and two together here?



posted on Aug, 18 2007 @ 12:49 AM
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Originally posted by seeingevil
Interesting viewpoint Muaddib, I'm inclined to more or less agree with most of what you said. The Al Gore's of the world just aren't happy though unless we're all paranoid about the planet burning up and a coming plague of flesh eating diseases.


Thank you seeinevil, and thanks for pointing this out too, i wasn't aware this strain of the flesh eating bacteria could also be contracted through sandflies.



posted on Aug, 18 2007 @ 01:03 AM
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Originally posted by iori_komei
Let's see.
................
How the hell do you not put two and two together here?


Simply because the term "Global Warming" is being used losely to blame mankind for the current warming, hence they are trying to blame this again on "mankind's activities"...

Reading that article you can see they are trying to scare you into believing "we better do something to stop Global Warming, or is going to become worse". This same article is leaving out facts, such as this is an old disease, it is not new, and it has been contracted during periods of cold weather, such as during the Little Ice Age...


Although cutaneous leishmaniasis can be traced back many hundreds of years, one of the first and most important clinical descriptions was made in 1756 by Alexander Russell following an examination of a Turkish patient. The disease, then commonly known as "Aleppo boil", was described in terms which are relevant: "After it is cicatrised, it leaves an ugly scar, which remains through life, and for many months has a livid colour. When they are not irritated, they seldom give much pain."
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Representations of skin lesions and facial deformities have been found on pre-Inca potteries from Ecuador and Peru dating back to the first century AD. They are evidence that cutaneous and mucocutaneous forms of leishmaniasis prevailed in the New World as early as this period.
Texts from the Inca period in the 15th and 16th centuries, and then during the Spanish colonization, mention the risk run by seasonal agricultural workers who returned from the Andes with skin ulcers which, in those times, were attributed to "valley sickness" or "Andean sickness"....

www.who.int...

The Little Ice Age also occurred in the Americas, and during that time as you can see in the above excerpt these cases were contracted too.

seeingevil was wise to doubt this, the environmentalists tried to do the same with malaria, claiming that "global warming will make it worse by spreading it more around the world", yet we know as a matter of fact that pandemic cases of malaria have happened in colder regions such as Russia.


[edit on 18-8-2007 by Muaddib]



posted on Aug, 18 2007 @ 01:14 AM
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Originally posted by iori_komei
Let's see.

Flesh eating disease that thrives in warm and tropical climates.

AICC causing large parts of the world with massive populations to become warmer
and more tropical.

How the hell do you not put two and two together here?


Perhaps I've somehow inadvertantly implied that I didn't grasp the rationale of the article, my apologies.

It is however interesting to note that the Global Warming enthusiasts couldn't risk jumping all over this story and perhaps exaggerating the current threat.



posted on Aug, 18 2007 @ 01:34 AM
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Originally posted by seeingevil

Perhaps I've somehow inadvertantly implied that I didn't grasp the rationale of the article, my apologies.

It is however interesting to note that the Global Warming enthusiasts couldn't risk jumping all over this story and perhaps exaggerating the current threat.


There is no need to apologize seeinevil, you were right to doubt this.

iori_komei just jumped to conclusions without checking the facts.

If this disease only thrives in warm climates, and "global warming is going to make it spread around the world", why is it that there were so many cases reported in the 15th and 16th century in the Andes?... When temperatures in the Andes during those times were −3.2 ± 1.4°C colder than present temperatures?


Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 June 13; 103(24): 8937–8942.
Published online 2006 June 1. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0603118103.
Copyright © 2006 by The National Academy of Sciences of the USA
Geology
Solar modulation of Little Ice Age climate in the tropical Andes
P. J. Polissar,*† M. B. Abbott,‡ A. P. Wolfe,§ M. Bezada,¶ V. Rull,‖ and R. S. Bradley*
*Department of Geosciences, Morrill Science Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003;
‡Geology and Planetary Science, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260;
§Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2E3;
¶Departamento de Ciencias de la Tierra, Universidad Pedagógica Experimental Libertador, Avenida Paez, El Paraíso, Caracas, Venezuela; and
‖Departament de Biologia Animal, Vegetal, i Ecologia, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
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Abstract

The underlying causes of late-Holocene climate variability in the tropics are incompletely understood. Here we report a 1,500-year reconstruction of climate history and glaciation in the Venezuelan Andes using lake sediments. Four glacial advances occurred between anno Domini (A.D.) 1250 and 1810, coincident with solar-activity minima. Temperature declines of −3.2 ± 1.4°C and precipitation increases of ≈20% are required to produce the observed glacial responses. These results highlight the sensitivity of high-altitude tropical regions to relatively small changes in radiative forcing, implying even greater probable responses to future anthropogenic forcing.

During the past millennium, significant climatic fluctuations have occurred. Prominent among these is the Little Ice Age (LIA), recognized in historical records (e.g., ref. 1) and documented in proxy climate records from many locations (2). Although the LIA was a significant global event (3), its causes and regional differences in the timing and climatic response remain unclear (2, 4). This uncertainty is particularly true in the tropics, where well dated records with sufficient temporal resolution to resolve decadal changes in climate are sparse (2). Better knowledge of tropical climate during the LIA will help determine its causes and aid in the prediction of future climatic change.

www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov...



[edit on 18-8-2007 by Muaddib]



posted on Sep, 16 2007 @ 03:36 PM
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Infectious skin disease found in Texas


Texas doctors have identified nine cases of the skin disease leishmaniasis in patients who have not traveled to endemic areas.

The infectious disease, sometimes called the Baghdad boil, is common in South America, Mexico and the Middle East, but the North Texas patients identified by doctors at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center had not traveled to any of those areas.


Or maybe its the fact that we have people travelling back and forth to areas where they are not from, and they are bringing diseases with them. Native populations are not as hit by the diseases because they have become immune...

DocMoreau



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