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200 Children Catch Mystery Illness at School

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posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 12:57 AM
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Health officials investigate illness of 200 Coolbaugh Elementary pupils

I wonder what it is?

To the extreme: Is the Government testing a new illness on school children, like in the movie "V"?
A terrorist attack?

To the everyday citizen: Contaminated water? Toxic leak? Food borne?


The sheer amount of children sick is terrifying. I do hope they feel better and find the cause.




posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 01:24 AM
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The article says it's NoroVirus a common intestinal bug.

But 200 kids is a lot. The article also links to two other outbreaks in FL and MA.
Wash your hands people...



posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 01:34 AM
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from same page is link to another school illness. 26-3-09
This time at a Mass. College/
www.chicagotribune.com...

Coincidence?



posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 01:51 AM
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Originally posted by kosmicjack
The article says it's NoroVirus a common intestinal bug.

But 200 kids is a lot. The article also links to two other outbreaks in FL and MA.
Wash your hands people...


nah highly contageous esp. in high population density environments. thats why you see it hit cruise ships so often



posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 01:52 AM
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Engineered sicknesses, "forced" vaccination, "acquired" immune "deficiency", "acquired" illnesses, controlled pandemic, accidental genocide, depopulation, see the links?



posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 02:26 AM
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I bet there was your stereo typical skanky dinner bag not washing, well not washing anything...


2nd line.



posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 02:27 AM
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What's interesting about the article is it appears in a Chicago paper, when the elementary school is in my area - Northeastern Pennsylvania. When you take a look at the local online paper: www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090401/NEWS/904010325/0/rss01 (sorry you'll have to copy/paste the URL because it's not hyperlinking correctly) - it states that as of April 1st, they are pretty sure it is norovirus. Granted, there is no test for norovirus, it's sort of the diagnosis-of-last-resort. It's not salmonella, it's not this, it's not that, therefore it's norovirus. Worse yet, it's now 300 students - or 50%+. Now, if you'd like me to fuel the conspiracy theory, the area where this elementary school is is called "Tobyhanna" - it's not too far from the infamous Poconos in PA. And yes, there happens to be a very large military installation there called the "Tobyhanna Army Depot" - which houses Defense Dept agencies and other things we're not supposed to know about. www.tobyhanna.army.mil... I'll leave it at that.

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posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 09:00 AM
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They think it's a norovirus. I doubt it, since it's popped up in other places over the country. Not to mention it's now at 50% infection/reaction rate.
I have never heard of half a cruise ship getting sick before.



posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 04:07 PM
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Originally posted by Tentickles
reply to post by kosmicjack
 


They think it's a norovirus. I doubt it, since it's popped up in other places over the country. Not to mention it's now at 50% infection/reaction rate.
I have never heard of half a cruise ship getting sick before.


www.cdc.gov...

You will note I never said 50%
But a cruise ship is really a prime medium for a contageous out break:

1) Tight conditions (relativly)
2) Tons of mingling in common areas
3) single stream food chain. The food all comes from the same area



Reasons why noroviruses are associated with cruise ships
Health officials track illness on cruise ships. Therefore, outbreaks are found and reported more quickly on a cruise ship than on land.
Close living quarters may increase the amount of group contact.
New passenger arrivals may bring the virus to other passengers and crew.


How noroviruses are spread
People can become infected with the virus by:
Eating food or drinking liquids infected with noroviruses
Touching surfaces or objects infected with noroviruses and then touching own mouth, nose, or eyes
Having person-to-person contact (with a norovirus-infected person) by
being present while someone is vomiting
sharing food or eating from the same utensils
caring for a sick person
shaking hands
Not washing hands after using the bathroom or changing diapers and before eating or preparing food.
www.cdc.gov...



It could also be the Norwalk virus as well



posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 04:22 PM
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Originally posted by ctjctjctj
Engineered sicknesses, "forced" vaccination, "acquired" immune "deficiency", "acquired" illnesses, controlled pandemic, accidental genocide, depopulation, see the links?


A bit off topic -and very on topic -



"Even at Monsanto, many in-the-know employees won't consume the company's own GM creations."

By Jeffrey Smith
April 1, 2009

NewsWithViews.com

If President Obama's new Food Safety Working Group dedicates all their time and credentials to prevent future food recalls, they will have saved thousands of people--but forsaken millions. Over the last decade, our radically changing diet has ushered in the explosive growth of food-related ailments, such as allergies, asthma, obesity, diabetes, autism, infertility, gastro-intestinal disorders, and learning disabilities. Of all the changes in our food, the most dangerous transformation was the introduction of genetically modified (GM) crops.

When these gene-spliced concoctions, such as GM soy, corn, canola, and cottonseed, came on the scene in 1996, the proportion of Americans suffering from three or more chronic ailments. After just 9 years, that nearly doubled to 13%. GM foods are the prime suspect. Government policy at odds with science Until now, the government has sidestepped the controversy by hiding behind FDA policy, which asserts that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are "substantially equivalent" to natural foods and therefore don't require any safety studies. But as Obama acknowledged, "many of the laws and regulations governing food safety in America" are outdated.

In truth, the FDA's GMO policy was not even up-to-date when it was implemented in May 1992. FDA documents made public from a lawsuit revealed that virtually all the agency scientists asked to comment voiced strong warnings that GMOs may cause serious health problems. But the FDA was under orders from the White House to fast track GM foods, and the person in charge of FDA policy was the former attorney of biotech giant Monsanto--and later become their vice president. The scientists and the science were ignored. Now that animals fed GMOs--in labs and farms around the world--have exhibited symptoms related to the growing list of diseases in the US population, the President's Food Safety team, including Dr. Margaret Hamburg as FDA Commissioner, must update GMO regulation.

A scientifically sound regulation would translate into an immediate ban of current GM crops, and the implementation of rigorous safety testing requirements before any GMO was put back into the food supply. And certainly mandatory labeling, as promised by President Obama during his campaign, must accompany any GM food approval. Presidents and industry insiders avoid GMOs The Obama family has wisely opted out of exposing themselves to GM foods by requiring organic--and therefore non-GMO--foods served at the White House.

They are even planting an organic garden on the south lawn of the White House, to feature 55 types of vegetables. The Bush family also had an organic kitchen policy. Laura Bush was "adamant" about it, but kept it all quiet. Even at Monsanto, many in-the-know employees won't consume the company's own GM creations. Back in 1999, the management of the cafeteria at Monsanto's UK headquarters in High Wycombe, England wrote: "In response to concern raised by our customers . . . we have decided to remove, as far as possible, genetically modified soy and maize (corn) from all food products served in our restaurant. . . . We have taken the above steps to ensure that you, the customer, can feel confident in the food we serve." And one former Monsanto scientist told me that his colleagues, who were safety testing milk from cows injected with the company's genetically engineered bovine growth hormone, decided to stop drinking milk--unless it was organic.

It's now time to let us all opt out of this dangerous and failed GM experiment. If Obama's team is serious about food safety and public health, they must take GMOs off our plates and put them back into the laboratory. © 2008 Jeffrey Smith - All Rights Reserved



posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 04:38 PM
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My Pre-k student was sick tuesday night -last night(wednesday). She had nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache,horrible stomach cramps and broke a fever of 102.3 yesterday evening. She started tuesday night and threw up for the last time last night around midnight. We live in middle Ga. I havent haerd of anyone else getting sick but I also havent talked to anyone else. My oldest daugher and 4 year old son didn't get sick.



posted on Apr, 3 2009 @ 03:01 AM
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It's very likely that it's just that, a norovirus. We've had an epidemic here in Finland nearly every year, and usually when it hits a school or daycare centre over half of the people get sick. Norovirus is very easily transmitted mostly because the ppl who have had it spread the virus for at least 5 days after the symptoms have ended. It would only take one student to infect the whole school. Not wash hands after toilet for example.



posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 03:35 PM
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I doubt this is a conspiracy. People need to consider how easily a virus would spread in this kind of enviroment. For example.

Student A has a virus. There are 28 people in his class, and he spreads the virus to half of them. At recess and lunch, he is in contact with students throughout the entire school, and he infects a few of them. He goes home sick the next day, but the virus is in a latency period for everyone else he infected. The next day, the same thing happens, only with two dozen spreading it. They go home sick, the next day, the same thing happens again with three dozen. Et-cetera, until the school is closed to sort things out.

Remember that kids aren't the most hygenic lot, and touch quite a bit of 'shared material' in a day. Meaning door handles, water fountains, desks, et-cetera that dozens of others have touched that day. The potential for pandemic in that environment is quite high, and this story isn't a real eyebrow raiser. ( Yet, the potential for a "normal" reason dosen't disprove a potential conspiracy. )

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[edit on 4-4-2009 by TheDustman]



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