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Tick-borne illnesses are caused by infection with a variety of pathogens, including rickettsia and other types of bacteria, viruses, and protozoa. Because ticks can harbor more than one disease-causing agent, patients can be infected with more than one pathogen at the same time, compounding the difficulty in diagnosis and treatment.
Originally posted by crazydaisy
I am not real up on the flu epedemic that happens every year so perhaps someone can answer a couple of questions. First of all I know there is a new virus every year and I don't take the flu shot or even consider it because I am allergic to eggs and the vaccine has an egg base. So my questions - why is the flu always from China? Why is the vaccine made in China? I can remember the flu being from China since the 1950's - older folks might remember the Hong Kong flu that hit the US big time - 3/4 of the kids in my classroom came down with it on the same day - I can still remember all kids lined up in chairs in the hall waiting for parents to pick them up. I don't remember anyone getting vaccines at that time.
Originally posted by marg6043
reply to post by leira7
Plus most of the time the diseases target parts of the populations that live in extreme poverty.
Originally posted by leira7
China is like The Mecca for Viral Outbreaks. I'm starting to wonder if they aren't making these diseases in labs and testing them out on the public. I mean, after all, China has a billion+ to spare. Why not start there, and just let it spread around the world?
Big Pharm has got a lot of explaining to do.