Cambodia mystery disease kills dozens of children

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posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 10:49 AM
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Couldn't find anything on here about this so here it is...


Health officials in Cambodia are searching for the cause of a mystery disease that has killed more than 60 children over the past three months, the World Health Organization said today.


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What could this desease be. Hope it doesn't spread.

My prayers arre with the families of those poor children!!

Teye22




posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 10:54 AM
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Originally posted by Teye22
Couldn't find anything on here about this so here it is...


Health officials in Cambodia are searching for the cause of a mystery disease that has killed more than 60 children over the past three months, the World Health Organization said today.


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What could this desease be. Hope it doesn't spread.

My prayers arre with the families of those poor children!!

Teye22







The monsoon/raining season would have just recently started in Cambodia now I think. Perhaps it is something water-borne?



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 11:02 AM
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Perhaps but why only children affected??? This is a weird virus!!!



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 11:07 AM
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Agreed. It could be due to the weak immune systems of children being susceptible to the bug, but if that were the case then you would expect the elderly to be affected too.

Is it due to children playing in the streets and the muck? They may have picked it up from dirty water/overflowing effluent caused by the rains.




posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 11:12 AM
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That would make sense. But 61 out of 62 is pretty deadly!!!! if this spreads to the elderly...they are going to drop like flies.

Teye22



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 01:22 PM
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Pretty scary. If that happened here in the U.S. there would be a lock down. Im suprised this thread is not more active. Keep us updated Op.

Thanks



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 01:28 PM
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Could it be something the childen are ingesting from near that region that is unsafe or contanimated somehow. I dislike to doom & gloom on serious situations like this but can FUKUSHIMA be effecting the youth and are there similar illness closer to JAPAN? I pray for the sent children to have PEACE as they await their loved ones and hope this situaiton gets contained or understood better.



posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 01:36 PM
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Apparently its not influenza....

Describing the initial finding as "positive," World Health Organization physician and public-health specialist Nima Asgari said the mystery illness "doesn't look like any kind of influenza."


And it doesn't seem too contageous either...


There doesn't seem to be any kind of transmission taking place between patients who were placed next to each other in hospitals, nor has there been any transmission to medical staff," Dr. Asgari said.


That is sorta good news.

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I will try to keep on top of this and keep this updated if I see/hear anything

Teye22



posted on Jul, 7 2012 @ 08:56 PM
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I live in the Northwest part of the U.S. It is Saturday almost 7pm. I have CNN on and they just did a quick news bit on this mysterious illness. The first thing that came to my mind is (biological warfare) disguised as a mysterious illness...that only affects children...for population reduction.

Can't help it folks...I am very suspicious of this one!



posted on Jul, 8 2012 @ 12:55 AM
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Originally posted by caladonea
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I live in the Northwest part of the U.S. It is Saturday almost 7pm. I have CNN on and they just did a quick news bit on this mysterious illness. The first thing that came to my mind is (biological warfare) disguised as a mysterious illness...that only affects children...for population reduction.

Can't help it folks...I am very suspicious of this one!


I saw that as well. When lamestream media covers it you have to wonder....Hopefully some ATS internet sleuths can dive a little further into this one.

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posted on Jul, 8 2012 @ 01:37 AM
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I live in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. While there is some concern in the community, no one is panicking and claiming anything as dramatic as biological warfare.

Yes, it is officially the wet season but we are yet to receive much yet. In fact, many are worrying about droughts.

It does, however, give the W.H.O an opportunity to further entrench itself into the system.

I have a thread at the moment about the World Health program's donation of Japanese fish. I don't believe the two are connected, but you never know.

Edited to add. After reading an article in Salon, I noticed this:


The Kantha Bopha children’s hospital group, run by Swiss native Dr Beat Richner, is on the front-lines of the epidemic, specializing as it does in the treatment of young Khmer children. Quoted in a July 4th Phnom Penh Post article, Mr Richner reported to Cambodian Minister of Health Mam Bun Heng that “such a disease had not been seen in the past 20 years in Cambodia”-as long as Richner has been managing hospitals in the region, which he first began doing in 1992.


www.salon.com...

What's interesting about this is that Dr Beat Richer has publicly stated that without funding, the hospital would have to close down.


Dear Editor, I was sad to learn there is apparently no public sympathy for the financial crisis the Kantha Bopha Hospital is facing. Several reports in local and international media have highlighted that the hospital urgently needs help if it is to survive. Indeed, this is an extremely urgent issue for us all.

www.phnompenhpost.com...

Call me suspicious but this looks like a classic case of problem, reaction solution.
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posted on Jul, 9 2012 @ 06:42 AM
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Lab tests have confirmed that a virulent strain of hand, foot and mouth disease known as EV-71 is to blame for some of the 59 cases reviewed since April, including 52 deaths, according to a joint statement from the World Health Organization and Cambodian Health Ministry. The numbers were lowered from the initial report of 62 cases.


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So We know the source now. I hope that no more cases will be reported. those poor children. God bless all!!

Teye22



posted on Jul, 10 2012 @ 09:31 AM
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there is now a video of CNN front page.

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cnn.com.../video/world/2012/07/09/ac-gupta-cambodia-childrens-disease-mystery.cnn

they are doing test to see if it is from steroids. this is really weird.



posted on Jul, 10 2012 @ 07:48 PM
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Originally posted by tluna1
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there is now a video of CNN front page.

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cnn.com.../video/world/2012/07/09/ac-gupta-cambodia-childrens-disease-mystery.cnn

they are doing test to see if it is from steroids. this is really weird.


Thanks for the info!! Ive been busy lately so I havent had the chance to gather info, You are absolutlty right this is really weid





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