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    31/5/2018 10:50 am

    The news, seems to be ignoring this in the UK.
    They are more concerned by Russian murders & Brexit. 

    29/5/2018 2:50 pm

    It's back
    Y!?ou did not say WHAT was back Lorraine ! Ebola of course.....
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2018/05/11/a-pioneering-vaccine-is-being-sent-to-congo-in-hopes-of-containing-a-new-ebola-outbreak/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.a24fbbb9459b

    Now in India
    Nipah Virus Outbreak: Death Toll Rises In India As Brain-Damaging Disease Spreads
    As the rare virus claims more lives in the Indian state of Kerala, concerns have been raised about the potential of Nipah to become a global health emergency.
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    This is bad.
    Ebola, Nipah, Zika
    Even measles and mumps can be fatal
    Add the MDRO --multiple drug resistant organisms
    MRSA methicillin resistant staph aureus
    Remember the Fourth Hourseman episode --Andrew said --The staff is coming down with it as fast as the patients. Had to turn away patients, not enough beds.


     

    12/5/2018 9:11 am

    Lorraine wrote:

    It's back
    On Friday, the World Health Organization announced its plan to send the experimental vaccine to northwest Congo, where there have been about 32 suspected or confirmed cases since early April and 18 deaths.

    “We are very concerned and planning for all scenarios, including the worst-case scenario,” Peter Salama, the WHO’s deputy director-general of emergency preparedness and response, said in Geneva on Friday.

    You did not say WHAT was back Lorraine ! Ebola of course.....
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2018/05/11/a-pioneering-vaccine-is-being-sent-to-congo-in-hopes-of-containing-a-new-ebola-outbreak/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.a24fbbb9459b
     

    12/5/2018 6:47 am

    It's back
    On Friday, the World Health Organization announced its plan to send the experimental vaccine to northwest Congo, where there have been about 32 suspected or confirmed cases since early April and 18 deaths.

    “We are very concerned and planning for all scenarios, including the worst-case scenario,” Peter Salama, the WHO’s deputy director-general of emergency preparedness and response, said in Geneva on Friday.

    12/5/2018 6:45 am

    https://www.cdc.gov/measles/cases-outbreaks.html

    Measles. 
    From January 1 to April 21, 2018, 63 people from 16 states (Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas) were reported to have measles.

    It's airborne

    27/4/2018 7:13 pm

    http://www.businessinsider.com/pandemic-risk-to-humanity-2017-9
    Melinda and Bill Gates have both repeatedly warned that the world is unprepared for an infectious disease outbreak, and experts agree that the risk is high.
    If you look at recent disease outbreaks around the globe, you can see how far we have to go in terms of preparation.
    It's possible that a major outbreak could be intentionally created as the result of a biological weapon, but Poste thinks a serious bioterrorism attack is less likely due to the complexity of pulling something like that off.
    In New York City's hazard mitigation plan, the city indicates that a bioterror attack could have an impact on a similar scale as that of a nuclear weapon. And they say that the likelihood of bioterror attack is far greater.

    06/4/2018 6:09 pm

    Oh no. Superbugs.

    https://www.rt.com/usa/423153-nightmare-bacteria-cdc-report/

    The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is warning Americans about a drug-resistant “nightmare bacteria” that has spread to every state after more than 200 cases last year.

    More than 23,000 Americans die each year from infections caused by drug-resistant germs, according to the CDC, and last year a first-of-its-kind nationwide study uncovered 221 instances of a rare antibiotic resistant (AR) “nightmare bacteria”.
    It mostly afflicts people either in or visiting hospitals and nursing homes.

    24/3/2018 3:11 am

    bobmeades]What may be of more concern, is the warming of the north pole - just below freezing I understand.
     
    Climate change.  Here's a movie to check out

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_(2011_miniseries)
    Ice is on YouTube.

    A Britsh two part miniseries ; based on a novel

     By 2020, global warming has increased significantly. Southern Europe has turned into a desert since it stopped raining, and similar events now happen in Northern Europe. Only the United Kingdom and some parts in the United States are unaffected. Furthermore, a global energy crisis exists as fossil fuels are running out. The last known reserves are under seabed under Greenland's glaciers. An American energy company, Halo, has the only licence to drill in Greenland.

    22/3/2018 11:24 am

    Lorraine wrote:

    bobmeades wrote:

    What may be of more concern, is the warming of the north pole - just below freezing I understand.

     

    There was a tv show "Ice" based on the James Follett novel. (The book had good and bad reviews on Amazon.)

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_(2011_miniseries)

    "By 2020, global warming has increased significantly. Southern Europe has turned into a desert since it stopped raining, and similar events now happen in Northern Europe. Only the United Kingdom and some parts in the United States are unaffected. Furthermore, a global energy crisis exists as fossil fuels are running out."

    This just in from the Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/01/06/the-crack-in-this-antarctic-ice-shelf-just-grew-by-11-miles-a-break-could-be-imminent/?utm_term=.05a27576e9da

     

    03/2/2018 10:03 pm

    https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/patient-flow/san-diego-hospital-opens-surge-tent-after-area-flu-cases-quadruple.html

    December 2017

    San Diego County's Department of Health and Human Services reported 2,227 new flu cases last week compared to a total of 563 lab-confirmed flu cases the week before, nearly four-times the amount of cases.

    San Diego County reported approximately 3,900 flu cases this season compared to 599 cases this time last year. Last week, the death toll from the flu outbreak in the county reached 11. The county saw only four flu-related deaths this time last year.

    30/1/2018 4:51 pm

    https://kitchenette.jezebel.com/your-waiters-are-violently-sick-while-serving-you-food-1609379121

    If you're sick, even contagiously sick, you still have to come in or you can be fired for missing your shift.
    Then if you cough, which you might do if you're sick, you get written up for improper food safety. So yeah, it's a no-win.

    http://www.winknews.com/2018/01/10/flu-cases-cause-long-lines-waits-local-hospitals/

    Some hospital patients have been waiting over six hours to be seen…all because there have been so many treated for the flu in recent weeks.

    Many patients are even being treated in hallways for lack of hospital beds and space.
    Pictures taken by a patient inside Gulf Coast Hospital show the demand for beds during this spike in flu season.
    “There’s a lot of people there with masks. As soon as you walk in everybody in the waiting room is covered in masks or has got their shirts over their mouth,” said one patient.

    29/1/2018 6:44 am

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/as-flu-spreads-schools-close-in-at-least-11-states-1516984718

    It's now 12 states.

    http://www.newsweek.com/flu-season-school-districts-closed-states-788942

    ......that the closures—a result of "excessive absences and concerns about the [flu] virus"—have spanned about 20 districts or individual schools in Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

    Apart from vaccinations, Siler offered a tip for parents and students to prevent continued outbreaks: If you're not feeling well, "Stay at home."

    "Don't go to the movie theater. Don't go out shopping," she said. "Stay home until you are well."

    28/1/2018 9:33 pm

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/910991/flu-Spanish-flu-ozzy-flu-Davos-global-pandemic-international-travel

    The experts said that a mutated flu virus could be the biggest threat as it can join together with other strains to become deadly.

    Humanity is more vulnerable in the face of epidemics because we are much more connected and we travel around much more quickly than before.”

    The experts were speaking at Davos in a discussion called ‘Are we Ready For The Next Pandemic?”

    Dr Briand also said: “The flu is a respiratory virus that is easily transmitted and people can be contagious even before they show symptoms, so it is not easy to control.”

    Sounds like the opening scenes in Survivors.  Aussie Flu spreads with airplane travel.
    SARS, taking a 14 hour flight from China to Toronto. The plane is like an incubator.
    All those hours for people to share air. You don't have to cough to spread this.

    27/1/2018 8:15 am

    It is a picture, that is getting much worse...

    Then, two weeks ago, the intensity line plodded steadily beyond the 2014-2015 Christmas week peak, but the mortality line initially did not budge. But it is now shooting upward at the high trajectory angle of a North Korean rocket, has passed the peaks of the last two seasons and is on track to match or surpass 2014-2015.

    But does anyone in power, really care?

    Meanwhile in Scotland......

    https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/scotlands-killer-winter-sees-highest-elderly-death-rate-in-europe/

     

    26/1/2018 9:32 pm

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/26/health/flu-rates-deaths.html

    This year’s flu season is now more intense than any since the 2009 swine flu pandemic and still getting worse, federal health officials said on Friday.

    California and the West Coast have been hit hard , with four times as many people hospitalized than in 2014 - 2015.
    New York and the North East are beginning to catch.

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