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RT news: Deadly E. coli was engineered

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posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 08:13 PM
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rt.com...


An outbreak of a peculiar strain of the E. coli bacteria has already taken 40 lives worldwide.
With fear that this outbreak will become a full-blown epidemic, scientists and citizens alike are wondering why this seemingly invincible strain is here and what they can do to combat it.
“If you look at it genetically…you have to come to the conclusion that this strain was exposed to eight different classes of antibiotics in its creation,” says Mike Adams, the editor-in-chief of NaturalNews.com. This creation, says Adams, is not something that happens naturally.

“This does not happen in the wild where you have a strain that is resistant,” he says. “This looks like, genetically, that it had to be engineered.”

“It is definitely not just a random accident in nature.”




posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 08:20 PM
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Last ditch efforts by TBTW (the powers that were) to decimate the population...

It's ain't gonna work fellas.



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 08:22 PM
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says Mike Adams, the editor-in-chief of NaturalNews.com

Well there you go. Can't argue with the editor of NaturalNews. I'm sure he's an expert on genetic engineering...or something.



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 08:25 PM
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posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 08:31 PM
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If so
Then the perfect stealth weapon has been engineered and unleashed on Europe.

Which then begs the question, who,where and why?



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 08:53 PM
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Originally posted by studio500
the perfect stealth weapon has been engineered and unleashed on Europe.


Yes, a weapon so stealthy that it made international headlines within 48 hours of the first case.


Seriously, do you people just make this crap up to scare yourself?



posted on Jun, 17 2011 @ 08:56 PM
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Originally posted by lokdog
Zomg another RT news thread, you might just as well as link some threads from Howard Stern radio. They bothb have the same level of journalism integrity.


How did you know I'm a huge Stern show fan? The stern show news team is only good for reporting on all things from the Howard Stern universe. So they & RT news have nothing in common. Now I'm well aware that people don't give RT news, or Natural News much credit, but whatever your opinion is, here's an article for you to enjoy. Do with this info what you will



posted on Jun, 18 2011 @ 03:00 AM
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These superbacteria are a logical consequence of our overuse of antibiotics, there is a overuse of antibiotics in livestock and people have been prescribed antibiotics for every little infection they have caught. Once you take antibiotics, some of the bacteria in your body will develop a resistance for this specific antibiotic. This resistance is in the form of a gene in their DNA. Bacteria can pass on genes to other bacteria that might benefit them. When you get infected by a certain type of bacteria, the bacteria in your own body might pass on the resistant gene to the infectious bacteria, causing this bacteria in turn to become resistant aswell.

So you see, the more antibiotics that are being passed around, the more bacteria will become resistant to different strains of antibiotics, and eventually a superbacteria is born. A bacteria that is multiresistant to different strains of antibiotics, and than we have a serious problem.

This isn't manmade, this is a bacterial survival mechanism.
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posted on Jun, 18 2011 @ 03:39 AM
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This isn't manmade, this is a bacterial survival mechanism.

It is manmade. In the sense that it is an evolutionary driven adaptation to a human influenced environment.

There have been concerns expressed about this very occurrence, antibiotic resistance developing "in the wild" in the specific bacillus involved in the outbreak. From a paper published in April, 2010:
Multiple antibiotic resistance gene recruitment onto the enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli virulence plasmid

This is the first report of an EHEC virulence plasmid containing a complex antibiotic resistance locus, and raises the concern that antibiotic use will coselect for virulence determinants, leading to increased disease potential in both commensal and pathogenic E. coli populations.

www.fasebj.org...

Mike Adams:

This does not happen in the wild where you have a strain that is resistant,” he says. “This looks like, genetically, that it had to be engineered.


Plasmids, which transfer genetic information in bacteria, are shown to carry antibiotic resistant characteristics. A resistant strain can transfer its resistance to other strains. Mike Adams should do some research before shooting his mouth off.


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posted on Jun, 18 2011 @ 06:52 AM
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Originally posted by VneZonyDostupa

Originally posted by studio500
the perfect stealth weapon has been engineered and unleashed on Europe.


Yes, a weapon so stealthy that it made international headlines within 48 hours of the first case.


Seriously, do you people just make this crap up to scare yourself?


Who's scared?

Look up the world stealth, understand what it means, then think before you post.

–noun
1.
secret, clandestine, or surreptitious procedure.

Nothing to do with making headlines within 48 hrs.



posted on Jun, 18 2011 @ 07:36 AM
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“On Tuesday [May 31], the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung reported that [leading German E. coli researcher Helge Karch had discovered that the O104:H4 bacteria responsible for the current outbreak is a so-called chimera that contains genetic materia from various E. coli bacteria. It also contains DNA sequences from plague bacteria, which makes it particularly pathogenic.”


Helge Karch

Curriculum Vitae
Prof. Dr. Helge Karch

1982 Ph.D., University of Darmstadt, Germany
1982 - 1984 Postdoctoral fellowship, Ruhr-University Bochum, Dept. of Medical Microbiology and Immunology
1984 - 1988 Postdoctoral fellowship, University of Hamburg, Dept. of Medical Microbiology and Immunology
1988 - 1989 Docent for Medical Microbiology, University of Hamburg
1990 - 2001 Professor of Hygiene at the Institute for Hygiene and
Microbiology, University of Würzburg

Since June 2001 Professor of Hygiene and Director of the Institute for Hygiene, University of Münster



Though he emphasized “There is no risk, however, that it could cause a form of plague,” Karch added that plague DNA sequences make the superbug “particularly pathogenic.”

"More than 2,150 people in Germany have been infected by enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) bacteria."


Anna Delprato -

Tuesday, January 4, 2011
E coli double play


EspG belongs to a family of bacterial virulence effector proteins that are found in E. coli and Citrobacter rodentium. The EspG family of proteins are secreted by the type III secretory system and are translocated into host epithelial cells. EspG has homology to the VirA Shigella flexneri protein and previous reports have demonstrated a role for these proteins in the disruption and depletion of the host cell microtubule network.



posted on Jun, 18 2011 @ 10:12 AM
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Yes, various things from overprescribing of antibiotics, factory farming, globalization in general...people,goods etc meaning any nasty that appears can be in nearly every country within days, a clean freak mentality by many parents where their childrens immune systems are not strong, children are supposed to be exposed to nasties and become sick. Anyhoo within the next 25 years i believe we will get hit with the big one because of all these factors and many more...tens if not hundreds of millions will die as a result. I can't remember the scientists name now but he has written about the subject, he is well respected and has been warning governments to get prepared for years now...he estimates the death toll will be in the billions though.
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posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 05:37 PM
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I hate to be that guy but this topic has been covered in another thread.

other thread

In particular one of the posters mentions that Mike Adams initially brought forth the theory to the effect that repeated exposure to anibiotics in food factory formats was the culprit; a not unreasonable assumption. Its not a long thread to find the post in. It occurs to me there is a story more recently to the effect that the source was found?>

sprouts

We knew bacteria like these were coming for a long time; it s not really a surprise.
Oh and Phage - I hope they will use your namesake to eat these up one day




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