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*Urgent* - 'Mysterious Respiratory illness' in the United States

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posted on May, 23 2013 @ 12:28 AM
reply to post by wutz4tom

This should be left in CAPS for sure. The rate this is spreading and the rate it's killing.
Well, I'm just gonna say this looks bad and leave it at that for now.
edit on 23-5-2013 by randyvs because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 23 2013 @ 12:40 AM
I have come upon this thread after hearing word that my old high school friends' 19 year-old son has been hospitalized with complications from pneumonia. They live in Idaho.

She stated that she had taken him to the er after he suddenly could not catch his breath at home after a mild respiratory illness. He has spent days in the hospital having fluid drawn off his lung and ultimately had 5% of dead lung tissue removed due to a blood clot.

My friend said that the docs aren't really sure what type of infection he had. They have also been running genetic testing looking for answers, but found nothing. She also said that he is doing well since surgery. I pray that this was just a freak thing and he will get better and suffer no long term ill effects.

Seeing this thread gave me pause, however. I used to work in respiratory therapy.

posted on May, 23 2013 @ 12:42 AM

Number of Infected in Alabama - Increases to 9.

Officials with the local office of the state Department of Public Health said Wednesday that one of the two deaths that are part of a recent respiratory illness outbreak could be associated with the H1N1 flu virus. Lesa C. Smith, a registered nurse with state Department of Public Health, also said the number of people admitted to local hospitals during the recent respiratory illness outbreak has increased from seven to nine.

“We can’t say that the person died with H1N1, but we can say it was a death associated with it,”

According to the filing found through the state Department of Health’s website, the state Department of Public Health was first notified of the respiratory illnesses last Thursday after a doctor reported three patients had been hospitalized with a cough, shortness of breath and pneumonia and were on ventilators, all of whom had no known cause for their illnesses.

**REMINDER: The World Health Organization, has already reported that INFLUENZA-A (H1N1) HAS BEEN SEEN AS A CO-INFECTION OF NOVEL CORONAVIRUS.**

Co - infection of novel coronavirus with influenza A has also been reported. However, a number of unanswered questions remain, including what the virus reservoir is , how seemingly sporadic infections are being acquired, the mode of transmission between infected persons, the clinical spectrum of infection , and the incubation period.

All confirmed cases have had respiratory disease and most have had pneumonia . However, one immunocompromised patient presented initially with fever and diarrhea and w as only incidentally found to have pneumonia on a radiograph. Half of all confirmed cases have died . Complications during the course of illness have included severe pneumonia with respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation , acute respiratory dist ress syndrome (ARDS) with multi - organ failure, renal failure requiring dialysis , consumptive coagulopathy and pericarditis. A number of cases have also had gastrointestinal symptoms including diarrhea during the course of their illness.

posted on May, 23 2013 @ 01:10 AM
reply to post by iunlimited491

Next thing they'll find out is out people that are dying we're vaccinated against H1N1...

I hope the victims get well soon!

posted on May, 23 2013 @ 01:15 AM
reply to post by iunlimited491

This is very sad,very sad-i have a teenage daughter,a 15 year old,i cannot imagine her parent's grief.My sympathy to the families and loved ones of both these young people

posted on May, 23 2013 @ 01:18 AM
I checked the Global Incident Map that was posted, and I'm wondering: Does anyone else think it might be a bit unusual to have so many cases of mysterious powders found all over the country? Granted they could always be other substances, but it just struck me as odd.

posted on May, 23 2013 @ 01:33 AM
Has anyone mentioned Corexit or whatever they used to clean the BP oil spill? It could be in the air and people are just now showing symptoms.

Could be why southeast Alabama and Beaumont Texas are affected.

posted on May, 23 2013 @ 01:34 AM
Figured I'd use a little Google foo and see what I could find. Seems in Cambodia these symptoms were present and have been identified as a virulent strain of hand foot and mouth also called EV-71. The only difference being it was only infecting babies around 3 years old and under. This kinda thing reminds me of that old Tom Clancy novel rainbow six. Testing some new bio weapon in the most populated part of the world where things like this happen often enough...not saying that I think it to be the case but well it seems weird that the cases have no apparent connections nor is the age remotely close. Either way here are a few links for the Cambodia cases.

Also it seems that many samples were not collected and missing records are causing doubt that they have this nailed down for sure. Also it seems these patients also had co-infections.

EV-71 is a virus that can result in paralysis, brain swelling and death. Most of the Cambodian cases involved children younger than 3 who experienced fever, respiratory problems that led to rapid shutdown and sometimes neurological symptoms.
Epidemiologists are still trying to piece together information about the cases by interviewing parents because some details may have been omitted or missing from medical charts and specimens were not taken from most children before they died, said Dr. Nima Asgari, who is leading the WHO investigation. Of 24 samples tested, 15 came back positive for EV-71.
"As far as I'm aware, EV-71 was not identified as a virus in Cambodia before," Asgari said, adding that based on the information now available it's likely that the majority of untested patients were infected with it.
"We are a bit more confident. We are hoping that we can come up with something a bit more conclusive in the next day or so," he said.
Hand, foot and mouth disease has been raging across Asia and usually causes a telltale rash. Blistering was only reported in some of the Cambodian cases, and it's possible that steroids administered by doctors could have masked the symptom or it may not have been recorded, he said.
The lab results also identified other diseases in some cases, including mosquito-borne dengue fever and Streptococcus suis, a germ commonly seen in pigs that sometimes infects people, often causing meningitis and hearing loss.

Read more:

ETA: Newer source the previous was from a year ago...if that tells you how long testing and such can take.
Newer Source
edit on 23-5-2013 by RickyD because: newer source

posted on May, 23 2013 @ 01:51 AM
reply to post by phantomjack

I'm going to need to see some proof (like a link to a credible source) before I believe that's how the call between The President and the CDC went down. Are you sure the phone call went down at all? Maybe they met up at a nice deli? We don't know. Maybe they never talked. Maybe you're just perpetuating a lie about what you think is a conspiracy? If it did happen, I'm sure the phone call would've been a little more in-depth. So, at least try to be realistic in your unrealism, if it is indeed not real. I don't know. I don't have any proof or anything solid that leads me to believe either way. Wonka, wonka, wonka.


This is quite scary. I fear this sort of thing more than I do most other big problems. A new outbreak of any sort should be top prioirty on people's list of "Things To Be Aware Of." Thank you for this thread and helping spread the news. My heart is with the families and I pray/hope that this will end soon before it gets any worse.
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posted on May, 23 2013 @ 02:05 AM
I'm wondering, these reports all seem to indicate known diseases. Leukemia is mentioned, Influenza, Pneumonia and others.

Does anyone find it strange that this is a big mystery and yet the mysterious aliment is "maybe" what people have been dying from forever? How is that a mystery?

Of course officially its unconfirmed what "exactly" is responsible. Probably never officially will be.

I'll tell you what is confirmed...

Has anyone heard of even one single person dying anywhere around the globe of radioactive contamination from Fukushima?

Not one_single_confirmed_case?


posted on May, 23 2013 @ 02:19 AM
reply to post by doctornamtab

Funny that you mentioned the Gulf...

Hundreds of fish washing up dead on beaches.
- Biologist: ""Dead fish may be serious."

FORT MORGAN, Ala. (WALA) - It's a sight many continue to see: hundreds of fish washing up dead on beaches or just floating in the water from the Eastern Shore to Fort Morgan.-- According to the reports, the fish, redfish with some catfish, have been found dead with no obvious signs of trauma. Officials said there have only been a few reported cases of disabled fish being seen.

The article goes on to say that the same thing happened in 2012, so I can't say that the two cases are related. And I would have to look into your theory a little more in order to draw my own conclusions. Interesting though.

posted on May, 23 2013 @ 02:46 AM
The only thing missing is a concrete link to the Middle-East...
But everything else seems to fit the puzzle so nicely... It's very tough to say.

One idea is that, it may in-fact be Coronavirus, but they just can't figure out how... and it's the only thing preventing the release of the Viruses identity.
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posted on May, 23 2013 @ 02:59 AM
If you want "to get the word out," i suggest you send your findings off to some media organisations. Yeah, they could steal your thunder, but it would get the story out...

posted on May, 23 2013 @ 03:38 AM
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Russia issues - EXTREME DANGER - warning as Alabama toll rises.

posted on May, 23 2013 @ 03:51 AM

Originally posted by bastiean
reply to post by iunlimited491


Russia issues - EXTREME DANGER - warning as Alabama toll rises.

I don't know if you know this, but ATS members do not respond well to Sorcha Faal related materials. You run the risk of being flamed. - It is good that you didn't provide an actual link. - However, I appreciate your contribution.

posted on May, 23 2013 @ 04:40 AM
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posted on May, 23 2013 @ 04:53 AM
I am already hyper-sensitive to reports of outbreaks like this as it is. I hope whatever it is gets sorted and they don't start rolling out the regional quarantines.

My sympathies and prayers go out to those who have lost their loved ones.

posted on May, 23 2013 @ 05:41 AM

Originally posted by wutz4tom
reply to post by iunlimited491

I really wish I could contribute something more to this unsettling story beyond the obvious sadness I feel for the families...One Thing...
** I have myself experienced something odd. In the last week I've seen people apparently loosing their balance.
These are healthy working age adults just all of a sudden stray off against a wall or another person.What creeped me was that it happened to me and shortly after I noticed others??

It was enough for me to consider the recent solar activity as a possible explanation?or worse yet I hope we are not being evicted from the planet??perhaps using disease,weather manipulation..

Sorry OP,didn't mean to take anything away from this important thread..Thanks for the post.

edit on 22-5-2013 by wutz4tom because: rushed and careless

How weird is that???

Just yesterday I was on a long hike and I was cursing myself for being so clumsy. It felt like this path was really challenging yet normally it is a breeze. I felt like one does when spinning around; not in vision, but bodily sensation!

Probably just coincidence, but interesting that you have said this.

posted on May, 23 2013 @ 05:47 AM

Originally posted by phantomjackObama needed yet more of a smoke screen to divert from IRS, Benghazi, Fast n Furious, AP, Foxnews, and every other scandal he has going on right now.

Obama: "Hey, CDC? Need your help."
CDC: "Yes Mr. President"

I have a bridge in San Francisco for sale. Real cheap. I'll even deliver! Just let me know when you want it.

posted on May, 23 2013 @ 05:51 AM

My sympathies are with the families involved.

The telling thing with these cases, is that they are all around the same age.

Either this is something that is specific to kids of their age (like 'legal highs' or similar) or perhaps somethings that is routinely given to people their age (vaccines, etc).

If it's a bona-fide virus, their young ages are a clue to a possible treatment.

When we are infected with a virus, the nasty symptoms we all usually get are not the result of the virus is the result of our bodies immune system attempting to kill the virus, which has the catastrophic side effect of sometimes killing us.

The body raises temperature in response to our immune system trying to kill the virus (they don't do as well in a hot body) and the inflamatory effects of tissue swelling is too.

A possible treatment would be 20,000 to 100,000mg of IV vitamin C, followed by deliberate suppression of the bodies immune system to lessen the effects of the damaging (and in these cases fatal) immune system response.

The very high I.V. Dose of vitamin C, will fight the virus, and the induced lowered immune system will prevent the body from killing itself trying to kill the virus.

Best of luck to all involved.

Read up on Vitamin's a wonder drug. It's just beed accidentally discovered that Vit C also destroys TB that the $25,000 specialised TB drugs won't even touch!

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