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Deadly virus makes first appearance in India, kills three in Gujarat

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posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 06:24 PM
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Deadly virus makes first appearance in India, kills three in Gujarat


www.indianexpress.com

he Pune-based National Institute of Virology (NIV) has confirmed India’s first cases of the deadly Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) from Sanand, near Ahmedabad.

The virus has so far killed three people, including a woman who first picked it up, and the doctor and a nurse who treated her at a private hospital in Ahmedabad. As of Tuesday evening, two more patients had been hospitalised.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 06:24 PM
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Looks like another new virus has been found to add to the list of biodiversity of planet earth.
This virus spreads through the air and it looks very contagus.
Worse still it appears very fatal, having killed a patient and her doctor and nurse.
It is worth bearing in mind that most of these virus outbreaks are contained or die out fast from natural causes.
But in this day and age with our global society it is worth keeping an eye of them.
They are screening 16,000 people at the moment. Lets hope this is the last of it...

kx


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



posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 06:32 PM
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Someone posted an article on ATS a couple weeks ago and showed how filthy certain parts of India were on the Gange River........ After looking at that I was completely blown away. Point is, i'm surprised there's not a lot more outbreaks considering their very unsanitary conditions. I think it was on Chinasmack.com



posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 06:43 PM
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Dont be put off by them photos. India really is a very beautiful country and it takes time to appriciate it. It is not as dirty as those photos make out. The level of poverty endured by some of the people is sadening, but the depth of culutre incredible..

kx



posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 06:48 PM
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Originally posted by purplemer
reply to post by 11PB11
 

Dont be put off by them photos. India really is a very beautiful country and it takes time to appriciate it. It is not as dirty as those photos make out. The level of poverty endured by some of the people is sadening, but the depth of culutre incredible..

kx


AMen,


ANyway, we're talking a hemorrhagic fever here... THATS a big deal.. KWIM?? Im sure we all know how ebola and marburg tore through populations....
I guess the real risk is that if this place it is found is very densely populated.. and you have a hot agent like that.. just wow.

I have to read up on this virus.. Im really unfamiliar with that one completely.



posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 06:55 PM
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Purple.. check it out.. actually I am familiar with the group of viruses. Its no Ebola, but its nasty enough all on its own.

www.who.int...

9-50% mortality.. nowhere as vicious as other hemorrhagic fevers. I mean nothing to sneeze at, but not what I was initially kinda sick about.



for a period of time in college ( back int he stone ages almost it seems) part of my course of study included infectious disease.. the segment of the course dealing with the hemorrhagics/filoviruses scared me to death and sparked a career move.



posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 07:07 PM
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thanks for that.. It does not look nice at all.... :-/
lets hope it goes away fast...

kx
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posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 07:10 PM
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at 1 bil in a way it is just what India needed.



posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 07:21 PM
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Originally posted by Cassius666
at 1 bil in a way it is just what India needed.


PRINCE PHILIP!!! WHat are you doing here on ATS????



Im referencing the quote by the depopulationist Prince Philip concerned coming back after death as a virus and killing off the population.

Or are you perhaps a great fan Thomas Ferguson??

“There is a single theme behind all our work–we must reduce population levels. Either governments do it our way, through nice clean methods, or they will get the kinds of mess that we have in El Salvador, or in Iran or in Beirut. Population is a political problem. Once population is out of control, it requires authoritarian government, even fascism, to reduce it…." “Our program in El Salvador didn’t work. The infrastructure was not there to support it. There were just too goddamned many people…. To really reduce population, quickly, you have to pull all the males into the fighting and you have to kill significant numbers of fertile age females…." The quickest way to reduce population is through famine, like in Africa, or through disease like the Black Death….

—Thomas Ferguson, State Department Office of Population Affairs


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edit on 19-1-2011 by Advantage because: Used the wrong name.. ugh!



posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 07:51 PM
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Great ....Just great...Im gonna have to up my vitaman D and C Intake and fast all the more often. Sheesh!!!!
And to think I was sexy enough.

This virus was created.....man Im gonna get killed....if yall just knew what i did for work. Im gonna go crash my CTS-V into a frikin tree, blasted 556hp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 08:01 PM
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Originally posted by iamgodtron
Great ....Just great...Im gonna have to up my vitaman D and C Intake and fast all the more often. Sheesh!!!!
And to think I was sexy enough.

This virus was created.....man Im gonna get killed....if yall just knew what i did for work. Im gonna go crash my CTS-V into a frikin tree, blasted 556hp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Well none of that will keep you safe from a hemorrhagic virus other than the crashing your auto into a tree. BTW, can I have your stuff when you die??





posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 08:06 PM
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Dude if ya want my CTS-V....U2U me Dawg.
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posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 08:06 PM
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The part that's scary is that a nurse and doctor who treated the patient contracted the disease and died. How? Assuming the doctor and nurse didn't exchange bodily fluids with the patient - did they contract it by airborne mechanisms? If so, that is NOT good. This thing could blow up and quick.

How quick is the onset of symptoms after exposure/contraction?



posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 08:07 PM
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Originally posted by Advantage

Originally posted by Cassius666
at 1 bil in a way it is just what India needed.


PRINCE WILLIAM!!! WHat are you doing here on ATS????



Im referencing the quote by the depopulationist Prince William concerned coming back after death as a virus and killing off the population.

Or are you perhaps a great fan Thomas Ferguson??

“There is a single theme behind all our work–we must reduce population levels. Either governments do it our way, through nice clean methods, or they will get the kinds of mess that we have in El Salvador, or in Iran or in Beirut. Population is a political problem. Once population is out of control, it requires authoritarian government, even fascism, to reduce it…." “Our program in El Salvador didn’t work. The infrastructure was not there to support it. There were just too goddamned many people…. To really reduce population, quickly, you have to pull all the males into the fighting and you have to kill significant numbers of fertile age females…." The quickest way to reduce population is through famine, like in Africa, or through disease like the Black Death….

—Thomas Ferguson, State Department Office of Population Affairs


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Prince Philip, not Prince William. Totally different people.



posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 08:12 PM
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He has nothing to do with it! Nor does my Corp. we are all just workmen to a cause......I signed into ATS for a reason, I seen certain things coming to pass and in my positian I am privy to certain info.



posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 08:19 PM
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Originally posted by sweetpeanc

Originally posted by Advantage

Originally posted by Cassius666
at 1 bil in a way it is just what India needed.


PRINCE WILLIAM!!! WHat are you doing here on ATS????



Im referencing the quote by the depopulationist Prince William concerned coming back after death as a virus and killing off the population.

Or are you perhaps a great fan Thomas Ferguson??

“There is a single theme behind all our work–we must reduce population levels. Either governments do it our way, through nice clean methods, or they will get the kinds of mess that we have in El Salvador, or in Iran or in Beirut. Population is a political problem. Once population is out of control, it requires authoritarian government, even fascism, to reduce it…." “Our program in El Salvador didn’t work. The infrastructure was not there to support it. There were just too goddamned many people…. To really reduce population, quickly, you have to pull all the males into the fighting and you have to kill significant numbers of fertile age females…." The quickest way to reduce population is through famine, like in Africa, or through disease like the Black Death….

—Thomas Ferguson, State Department Office of Population Affairs


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Prince Philip, not Prince William. Totally different people.


Ahh geez... thanks.



posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 08:21 PM
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Originally posted by harrytuttle
The part that's scary is that a nurse and doctor who treated the patient contracted the disease and died. How? Assuming the doctor and nurse didn't exchange bodily fluids with the patient - did they contract it by airborne mechanisms? If so, that is NOT good. This thing could blow up and quick.

How quick is the onset of symptoms after exposure/contraction?



read the link in my post previously... it describes how it can be transmitted after patient zero contracts it usually by tick. There is risk to the medical staff.. and it also describes incubation periods and etc.



posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 08:35 PM
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Originally posted by purplemer
reply to post by 11PB11
 

Dont be put off by them photos. India really is a very beautiful country and it takes time to appriciate it. It is not as dirty as those photos make out. The level of poverty endured by some of the people is sadening, but the depth of culutre incredible..

kx


Leaving dead bodies to float and bloat on the river and wash up on the riverbank, only to have these human carcasses torn to pieces by stray dogs to me is a bit more than just "dirty". I've seen some very polluted rivers and waterways, especially from China,... but the difference there is that people are not bathing in the sewage or drinking the water, and they're certainly not throwing dead bodies onto public lands, a dozen a day. Slight difference.

I'm sure that India has it's beautiful parts. It has a rich history, beautiful architecture, and certain parts of their culture are fascinating. The millionaires and upper caste folks almost certainly live in paradise. I'm also sure there are plenty of tourist places that are kept clean and beautiful,.... BUT... it seems to me that the rest of India is overpopulated, over-garbaged, undernourished, and prone to awful diseases due to the lack of hygiene. I've seen some poor parts of the world, but I've never seen or heard of people relieving themselves in the street for everyone to see. There are ways to solve these problems, I'm sure of that. The question is.... what is India's leadership doing about it??? It's this hygiene problem that leads to these exotic and deadly diseases. With a population like India's, it's possible that a virus could quickly spread and wipe out half their people.



posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 09:27 PM
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Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever is NOT a new virus - just new to India.

You might ask why or how the disease is migrating and spreading to new parts of the world.

Could it be climate change? What else?



posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 10:20 PM
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Well damn.. another hemmoraghic fever?
For anyone that doesn't know, this is what Ebola is.
Aswell as Lassa and Marsburg.
Usually they run their course so quickly (ie kill the infected) that they don't have enough time to spread much.
I think it is unusual that it is spreading through the air. Ebola Reston was suspected of this as it was spreading to all the monkeys in a Virginia facility in ways that indicated it was via the air, however Reston didn't affect humans that became infect.

Interesting, S&F.



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