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Lethal virus spreads in China

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posted on May, 4 2008 @ 05:40 PM
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Lethal virus spreads in China


healthzone.ca

China's Health Ministry is ordering heightened efforts to stem the spread of infectious diseases, following an outbreak of a virus that has caused the deaths of 22 children in one city and is spreading.
As of early Saturday, 3,736 cases of EV-71 were reported in Fuyang's mainly rural outskirts, a rise of 415 in about 24 hours, health officials said. Besides the 22 deaths, 1,115 people remain hospitalized, 42 of them in serious or critical condition, said the health department of Anhui Province,Hand, foot and mouth disease causes fever, mouth sores and rashes with blisters. Spread by contact with the stool or discharge from the sneezing or coughing of infected people, the viruses mainly strike children 10 years and younger. Some cases can lead to fatal brain swelling.
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posted on May, 4 2008 @ 05:40 PM
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I believe that this is the last thing that China needs right now. There is another article today in the New York Times today that talks about how we only inspect 1/5 of 1% of all incoming foods from China.

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posted on May, 4 2008 @ 05:45 PM
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Another point here...
www.nytimes.com...


WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 — The Food and Drug Administration violated its own policies when it approved for sale a crucial blood-thinning drug without first inspecting a Chinese plant which, along with a plant in Wisconsin, made the drug’s active pharmaceutical ingredient.

Shouldn't we begin stepping up inspections in light of avian bird flu and foot and mouth disease?



posted on May, 4 2008 @ 05:46 PM
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I read about this with great interest yesterday.

It is just about the last thing China needs right now before the tourism with the Olympics. A disease outbreak with everyone wearing face shields. The live pics will tell us everything.

First Tibet, now this, a suspicious guy would think....



posted on May, 4 2008 @ 05:48 PM
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I know. It seems to me that any ATS people in china should let s know first hand what exactly is going on over there. I mean, I've been to China. It's not exactly a third world country.



posted on May, 4 2008 @ 06:35 PM
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I wanted to point out that the increase in cases in just 24 hours is astounding. If this were in the U.S., it would be considered almost a pandemic. Is it possible the Chinese Government will clamp down on this in order to prevent an Olympics image issue?



posted on May, 4 2008 @ 06:46 PM
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I'm really beginning to believe that the Olympics are going to get cancelled. The world cannot afford to have the millions of tourists crossing through there getting sick because of illnesses running rampant through the country. I really don't expect the Chinese government do clamp down on this hard enough for the games to go on.



posted on May, 4 2008 @ 07:00 PM
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I doubt this could be considered a pandemic in any country because all those cases were only in one region, "Fuyang, a fast-growing city in the rural heartland of central China", so it may not be considered even an epidemy.

And I think that the fatal cases are the same as they were when I first saw news about this on April 30, I think.



posted on May, 4 2008 @ 07:01 PM
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This sounds suspicious. What I wonder is who would want the Olympics canceled and so badly they would spread a virus around killing people? Now, I can see some lunatic trying to kill people off because they want to do their part in pop control. Curious to see if any other 'bad' news comes out of China leading up to the Olympics. I love summer Olympics, for the gymnastics. I would be so bummed out if they end up getting canceled.



posted on May, 4 2008 @ 07:05 PM
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Thickness is not running rampant through the country, as I said in my previous post those 3,736 happened only in one region, a rural area that can be seen in the following map more or less halfway between Hong Kong in the south and Beijing in the north.




posted on May, 4 2008 @ 08:08 PM
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Possibly someone who wants to see what John Titor said come true. Or someone who is testing a new deadly disease. Or somehow a new deadly disease escaped from some lab. Or the disease mutated into something deadlier.

Only time will tell. I do know the Bible says disease will run rampit in the last days. It would take out 1/3 of the world if I remember correctly.



posted on May, 4 2008 @ 10:33 PM
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I am more concerned with how news from such a rural area is getting out, and ow many people there ae actually affected. Like the head of an evil corporation, would you expect what from them?



posted on May, 4 2008 @ 10:48 PM
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Is foot and mouth disease in any way related to hoof and mouth disease? I am only asking because the Bush administration is choosing to move the hoof and mouth research center to the mainland, a change from its currently isolated location on an island.



posted on May, 4 2008 @ 10:53 PM
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That is actually interesting. I have mentioned in many threads that I believe this summer is going to be huge, for both the prepared and otherwise...



posted on May, 4 2008 @ 11:09 PM
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I already had a thread up on this, I posted it on May the 2nd. I will lend a comment here anyway though. This virus is spreading quickly, we have been preparing for a pandemic, or trying to anyway, and thinking the bird flu was it, or SARS (did anyone see the Southpark episode about SARS?) . This one is killing kids, it inflames their brain and causes it to swell, a painful and hard to kill virus. Blisters on the feet, hands and in the mouth. No vaccine. I hate it, but I have to say it, famine, pandemic, war, governmental collapses, strange weather and earthquakes, it is all starting to sound like the world is falling apart.



posted on May, 4 2008 @ 11:42 PM
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Personally I don't think outbreaks in deadly viruses in China are coincidental or brought about on purpose; it's just a filthy country where people living in squalid conditions bring about disease. Obviously not the people on the news, driving cars and shopping at the new Walmart. The other people...the majority of that billion - forced to live in dorms that should be condemned when working manufacturing jobs or worse, living in poverty in the rural areas. Not to mention the pollution.

Plus, it's not a nasty stereotype that Chinese people eat anything. They really do have probably the most varied tastes on earth. If it moves they'll eat it. One of the leading causes of species endangerment in Asia is the Chinese appetite. Besides that, SARS only happened a few years ago, and that came from eating wild cats.

Filthy conditions breed disease. What else could one expect to come out of a cocktail of horrendous pollution disgusting living conditions?

p.s. If you don't live in China, it's absolutely foolish to eat anything that comes from that place.



posted on May, 4 2008 @ 11:53 PM
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Originally posted by jasonjnelson
I mean, I've been to China. It's not exactly a third world country.


I am interested in what you would call a country that has 300 million people who live on less than a dollar a week?

China is a third world nation.



posted on May, 4 2008 @ 11:59 PM
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Money is relative.

As is the area that they live in.

I meant that they have quality health care. Yes it is true, and a few chinese ATS members might agree.



posted on May, 5 2008 @ 12:02 PM
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Originally posted by jasonjnelson
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I meant that they have quality health care. .


Don't forget that China has been moving away from socialist policies in some areas...China has recently dropped universal healthcare policies because they were *what a surprise* too expensive. Now the poorest of the poor and also just the regular poor too can't afford to have a doctor come all the way out to the remote province, but can't afford to travel to the city to a hospital either.



posted on May, 5 2008 @ 01:41 PM
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Originally posted by West Coast

Originally posted by jasonjnelson
I mean, I've been to China. It's not exactly a third world country.


I am interested in what you would call a country that has 300 million people who live on less than a dollar a week?

China is a third world nation.


China is a second world country, as is Romania. First world I would nominate Norway, or the Netherlands. Third world : Somalia, Haiti



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