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Autism: we are not protecting our children, Autistic incidences skyrocket, EPA Study: Autism boom began in 1988  environmental factors are assumed, Flu vaccine use correlates well

Autism: we are not protecting our children, Autistic incidences skyrocket, EPA Study: Autism boom began in 1988  environmental factors are assumed, Flu vaccine use correlates well

“I’m also a little concerned about how they’re bunched up. My kids had all of their vaccines, and even if the science doesn’t say bunching them up is a problem, I ought to have the right to spread out my vaccines out a little bit at the very least.”…Rand Paul

“it is true that we are probably giving way too many in too short a period of time.”…Ben Carson

“Mercury is a highly toxic element; there is no known safe level of exposure. Ideally, neither children nor adults should have any mercury in their bodies because it provides no physiological benefit.”…National Institute of Health

 

From the Huffington Post June 23, 2010.

“EPA Study: Autism Boom Began in 1988, Environmental Factors Are Assumed

If it seems like most of the people you know with autism are 22 or younger, that’s because most people diagnosed with autism were born after 1987. A recent US EPA studyhas found a distinct “changepoint” year – or spike – in autism in California and elsewhere and concludes that it would be “prudent to assume that at least some portion of this increase is real and results from environmental factors.”

“In the Danish, California, and worldwide data sets, we found that an increase in autism disorder cumulative incidence began about (the birth cohort years) 1988-1989,” wrote the authors Michael E. Mc Donald and John F. Paul, of the EPA’s National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory.

“Although the debate about the nature of increasing autism continues,” they added, “the potential for this increase to be real and involve exogenous (external) environmental stressors exists.”

But it was the distinct timing in the increase of autism – the birth of an epidemic, as many believe – that was most notable, and which “may help in screening for potential candidate environmental stressors.”

“The calculated year was determined to be significant,” the EPA scientists said. The rate of increase before 1988 “was significantly different” than the rate after that year (the “postchangepoint,” in epidemiology parlance). In California, the rate spiked from 5.7-per-10,000 before the changepoint, to 20.8-per 10,000 in its wake, and the worldwide dataset showed a similar jump (from 6.0 to 24.2). In Denmark, the rise was even more dramatic, though total incidence was only a fraction of that in the US: from 0.6 to 6.6.”

“As they wrote:

Although artifacts associated with observed increases in various studies cannot be ruled out, from a precautionary standpoint, it seems prudent to assume that at least some portion of this increase in incidence is real and results from environmental factors interacting with susceptible populations. As such exposure is potentially preventable, identification of relevant candidate environmental factors should be a research priority.

Meanwhile, the scientists were surprised to find such similar changepoint years in California, Denmark and the worldwide dataset, although they conceded the data were consistent with similar studies done in Minnesota and Sweden, and a third US nationwide study which found, “the greatest increase in ASD prevalence occurring in cohorts born between 1987 and 1992.”

There are many external factors that could be associated with autism, the authors said, so knowing when the explosion in cases began should help narrow down the long list of suspects.

“Future studies should examine for novel or increasing exposures to environmental factors from gestation to at least age three for our calculated 1988-1989 birth cohorts,” the authors wrote. “Assuming a dose-response relationship, a candidate factor would have continued to increase in the environment from the late 1980s through at least the mid-1990s.”

But what could it (or they) be? According to the EPA:

  • Any candidate must be a substance or substances whose exposure level dramatically increased in developed countries beginning at the 1988 changepoint.
  • The candidate will likely be something whose exposure level was greater in California than in Denmark between 1988 and 1997.
  • The candidate is likely something that was introduced in developing countries later than California, Japan and Denmark. For example, a recent Hong Kong study “is suggestive of a rise in autism, but beginning more recently than our calculated changepoints.”
  • The candidate “would need to be disruptive to early human neural development.”
  • The candidate would need to have a route of exposure “consistent with bioavailability to fetuses and infants.”
  • The candidate would need to have increasing levels of US exposure between 1988 and at least 1995.
  • The potential for exposure to a variety of environmental factors “acting synergistically on susceptible populations also cannot be ruled out.”

The authors suggested an initial toxicological screening for potential autism-trigger candidates using the CDC’s Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry or similar data sets.”

“Here are just some of the areas where science is looking:”

“VACCINES AND UNDERLYING DISORDERS – In January of this year, the Institute of Medicine’s Committee to Review Adverse Effects of Vaccines issued its “Working list of adverse events to be considered.” Included in the adverse events associated with the DTaP and MMR vaccines were “autism” and “Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)/Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD).” Interestingly, the IOM Committee said it would consider investigating so-called “Secondary” autism, or “autistic features arising from chronic encephalopathy, mitochondrial disorders and/or other underlying disorders.” In other words, vaccines don’t cause autism, but they might cause brain disease in certain predisposed kids, and that might lead to autism.

VACCINES AND IMMUNE STRESS – As for “Primary” autism, the IOM has been asked by the Federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP, or Vaccine Court) to consider reviewing all the medical literature since the 2004 IOM report that found no link. “In particular, VICP is interested in the Committee’s review on more recent theories of ‘neuroinflammation’ and ‘hyperarousal/overexcitation of the immune system via multiple simultaneous antigenic stimulation.” In other words, getting too many shots at once might cause an inappropriate neuro-immune response, such as that sometimes reported in autism.

VACCINES AND VIRAL PARTICLES – A brand new study reported finding pig and monkey viral particles in a number of vaccines. In the MMR II and Varivax (Chicken Pox) vaccines, researchers detected human endogenous retrovirus K, or HERV-K. The retrovirus was a “consequence of their manufacture using human cell lines.” A 2001 study of genes and autism reports on the development of “frozen blocks of DNA” caused by imperfect gene duplication. “It appears that human endogenous retroviruses (HERV) and
HERV fragments are involved,” the authors wrote. “The long version of the C4 gene, for
example, results from the integration of an HERV-K.”

Do vaccines and vaccine ingredients belong on the list of candidates? Many people say no, but the IOM and the VICP say yes.

I agree with the experts. And now that we have a “changepoint” of 1988, we should go back and look at vaccine exposures both pre- and post- changepoint. Between 1988 and 1996, the following vaccines were added to the US schedule for children in the first 15 months of life:

  • HiB – Improved Hib conjugate vaccine licensed in December 1987, and single dose added to childhood schedule in 1988.
  • DTaP – Additional dose at younger age added around 1990.
  • HiB – Three additional doses added to schedule in 1991.
  • Hep B – Three doses – Added to childhood schedule in 1992.
  • Chicken Pox – Approved in 1995, added to schedule in 1996

1988 was a very interesting year, and those children have a lot to tell us. Let’s listen.”

Read more:

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-kirby/autism-vaccine-epa-study_b_548837.html

I found the following graphs and correlations extremely interesting.

The growth in autism compared to flu vaccine distribution.

Flu vaccine distribution.

Autism increases.

Is there a cause and effect relationship between flu vaccines and Autism?

Dr. David Brownstein, Board-Certified family physician.

“The flu vaccine is a toxic mess that can contain mercury and other unwanted substances that should never be injected into any living being.  The flu vaccine has been around for many years and has never been shown to be very effective at preventing the flu.”

https://www.drbrownstein.com/flu-vaccine-moderately-effective-fake-news/\

Reverend Lisa Sykes, author of “Sacred Spark.”

“Lie #2 “Mercury was removed from all childhood vaccines in (pick any year between 1999 and the present).”

“The Facts: After “realizing” the amount of mercury in the childhood vaccination schedule recommended by the CDC exceeded all national and global maximum safety limits, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the United States Public Health Service called for the immediate removal of Thimerosal from all vaccines on July 7, 1999.

By 2003, the vaccine manufacturers had begun to react to the 1999 call by lowering the mercury content in many of the Thimerosal-preserved early childhood vaccines. However, in April of 2002, the CDC began recommending that pregnant women and very young children get annual Thimerosal-preserved flu shots. The result was a ‘shell game’ which has caused widespread confusion in the public because of press reports declaring, “Since (select a year between 1999 and the present), mercury has been removed from all recommended vaccines for children except for some flu shots.”

http://eachstorytold.com/2018/05/03/lisa-sykes-mercury-in-vaccines-10-lies-about-the-safety-of-thimerosal-lie-1-thimerosal-49-55-mercury-by-weight-is-safe-when-used-as-a-preservative-in-vaccines-lie-2/

I am not stating that flu vaccines are a cause of autism but I do question the widespread use especially in small children and pregnant women.

Personally I have never had one and do not intend to have one.

More questions should be asked and more real science should be applied.

Mr. Trump, I urge you to get more involved.

Wells.

 

More here:

https://citizenwells.com/

http://citizenwells.net/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Robert Kennedy RFK Jr. et al attacked for questioning vaccine protocols, Messengers are “shot” and portrayed as thought criminals, “Scientific” American and Google first page reveal Big Brother agenda

Robert Kennedy RFK Jr. et al attacked for questioning vaccine protocols, Messengers are “shot” and portrayed as thought criminals, “Scientific” American and Google first page reveal Big Brother agenda

“I’m also a little concerned about how they’re bunched up. My kids had all of their vaccines, and even if the science doesn’t say bunching them up is a problem, I ought to have the right to spread out my vaccines out a little bit at the very least.”…Rand Paul

“it is true that we are probably giving way too many in too short a period of time.”…Ben Carson

“Mercury is a highly toxic element; there is no known safe level of exposure. Ideally, neither children nor adults should have any mercury in their bodies because it provides no physiological benefit.”…National Institute of Health

 

There is an epidemic of messenger shooting in this country.

Question the narrative and you are a Thought Criminal. Another reason we are living “1984.”

And so it is with RFK, Robert Kennedy Jr. and anyone questioning vaccine protocols and what they contain.

Kennedy has been outspoken for years about vaccine protocols and possible links to autism. He often speaks in hyperbole, but his intent is pure and he is trying to warn the public.

Stop shooting the messengers!

I did an internet search recently on “robert kennedy jr autism” hoping to find his positions on the subject.

Most of what I saw was messenger shooting attacks on Kennedy.

One of those articles, from  “Scientific” American (quotes intentional) was a regurgitation of an article from STAT.

“How Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Distorted Vaccine Science”
“His anti-vaccine credentials date back to 2005”

Response:

“I am for vaccines. I have been tracking mercury in fish for 30 years and nobody has called me antifish. I am pro-vaccine. I had all my kids vaccinated. I think vaccines save lives. But we are also seeing an explosion in neurodevelopmental disorders and we ought to be able to do a cost-benefit analysis and see what’s causing them. We ought to have robust, transparent science and an independent regulatory agency. Nobody is trying to get rid of vaccines here. I just want safe vaccines.” Robert F. Kennedy Jr., January 2017

Strike 1!

“Just four days after a correction confirmed that his story had misstated the levels of ethylmercury infants had received—it was actually “40 percent, not 187 times, greater than the EPA’s limit for daily exposure to methyl mercury”—Kennedy told MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, “We are injecting our children with 400 times the amount of mercury that FDA or EPA considers safe.” Kennedy also said on-air that children were being given 24 vaccines and that each one of them had “this thimerosal, this mercury in them.””

Response:

Only 40 percent greater than the EPA’s limit for daily exposure to methyl mercury!

At least Kennedy got our attention.

From a NIH ( National Institute of Health ) paper Sept. 2010:

“Another example of an organic mercury compound is ethyl mercury or thiomersal (referred to as thimerosal in the USA), which is used as a preservative in some vaccines.”

“Acute or chronic mercury exposure can cause adverse effects during any period of development. Mercury is a highly toxic element; there is no known safe level of exposure. Ideally, neither children nor adults should have any mercury in their bodies because it provides no physiological benefit.”

Read more:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3096006/

Strike 2!

“Those statements were not even remotely true: In 2005, the CDC recommended that children under 12 years old receive a total of eight vaccines that protected against a dozen different diseases. Only three of those vaccines had ever used thimerosal as a preservative, and all had been thimerosal-free since 2001.”

Response:

Reverend Lisa Sykes, author of “Sacred Spark.”

“Lie #2 “Mercury was removed from all childhood vaccines in (pick any year between 1999 and the present).”

The Facts: After “realizing” the amount of mercury in the childhood vaccination schedule recommended by the CDC exceeded all national and global maximum safety limits, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the United States Public Health Service called for the immediate removal of Thimerosal from all vaccines on July 7, 1999.

By 2003, the vaccine manufacturers had begun to react to the 1999 call by lowering the mercury content in many of the Thimerosal-preserved early childhood vaccines. However, in April of 2002, the CDC began recommending that pregnant women and very young children get annual Thimerosal-preserved flu shots. The result was a ‘shell game’ which has caused widespread confusion in the public because of press reports declaring, “Since (select a year between 1999 and the present), mercury has been removed from all recommended vaccines for children except for some flu shots.”

Astoundingly, the total level of mercury exposure, if a child receives all the possible CDC-recommended vaccinations that are still Thimerosal preserved, from 6 months to 18 years of age, has actually increased. Significantly, if you put the amount of mercury added to the immunization schedule as a result of the CDC-recommended seasonal and (in 2009) H1N1 flu shots** on one side of a scale, and the amount of mercury that was subtracted from that schedule by reformulating early childhood vaccines without Thimerosal on the other side, the total amount of mercury added far outweighs the amount of mercury subtracted. In addition, today most tetanus shots and the multi-dose Sanofi Menomune® vaccine that are approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) still contain 25-micrograms-a-dose mercury.

Currently, the actions taken by the vaccine manufacturers, the FDA and the CDC have increased the possible maximum childhood exposure to mercury from vaccines to twice the level that triggered the 1999 call to remove mercury from all vaccines as soon as possible! Also, new vaccine formulations with 25 micrograms of mercury per 0.5-mL dose are still being approved by the FDA for administration to pregnant women and children.

**Most doses of these flu vaccines are Thimerosal-preserved.”

http://eachstorytold.com/2018/05/03/lisa-sykes-mercury-in-vaccines-10-lies-about-the-safety-of-thimerosal-lie-1-thimerosal-49-55-mercury-by-weight-is-safe-when-used-as-a-preservative-in-vaccines-lie-2/

Strike 3!

“Scientific American”, you’re out!

 

 

More here:

https://citizenwells.com/

http://citizenwells.net/

 

 

 

Vaccines link to stupid, Autism link to stupid, Mercury and toxic substances link to stupid, Adults link to stupid, There is an epidemic of stupid in this country and we are not protecting our children

Vaccines link to stupid, Autism link to stupid, Mercury and toxic substances link to stupid, Adults link to stupid, There is an epidemic of stupid in this country and we are not protecting our children

“Why are we knowingly injecting mercury in multiple doses into babies and not testing mother’s milk?”…Citizen Wells

“Thimerosal is 50% ethylmercury, which is far more toxic and persistent in the brain than the highly regulated methylmercury in fish. Hundreds of peer reviewed studies by leading government and university scientists show that thimerosal is a devastating brain poison linked to neurological disorders now epidemic in American children.”…Robert F.  Kennedy, Jr.

“Mercury is a highly toxic element; there is no known safe level of exposure. Ideally, neither children nor adults should have any mercury in their bodies because it provides no physiological benefit.”…National Institute of Health

 

There is an epidemic of stupid in this country.

I see it every day.

There is one example of this that continues to haunt me because it affects the  youngest members of our society who depend on adults for protection.

Autism spectrum, irresponsible vaccine protocols and general failure to regulate what small children ingest such as mother’s milk.

AND, this is just as important, criticizing/crucifying those such as Robert Kennedy Jr. who question what we are doing to our children.

THOUGHT CRIMINALS!

The incidence of Autism and Autism Spectrum has been on the rise for decades.

We are doing something wrong!

When I pulled up the CNN report on the recent increase in Autism reports, the following appeared on the same screen.

“Largest child sacrifice in history discovered in Peru”

https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/27/americas/peru-largest-child-sacrifice/index.html

HOW IRONIC!

From CNN April 26, 2018.

“Autism prevalence increases: 1 in 59 US children”

“One in 59 US children has autism, according to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The new estimate is a prevalence rate of 1.7%, up from one in every 68 children (1.5%) in the 2016 report, which was based on data from 2012. The new figure was derived from 2014 estimates for 8-year-olds diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder in 11 communities across the nation.
The new estimate represents a 15% increase from two years prior and a 150% increase since 2000.”
Read more:

I am not against vaccines.

I am against stupid.

Our vaccine protocols are stupid!

I know this from reading and research and first hand during doctor visits.

We are bombarding very young infants with too many vaccinations. Many of them are not life saving or age appropriate.

Those vaccines which prevent life threatening diseases should be administered as the clear lesser of evils and spread out to lessen chances of harmful impacts that we apparently still don’t understand.

From a NIH ( National Institute of Health ) paper Sept. 2010:

“Another example of an organic mercury compound is ethyl mercury or thiomersal (referred to as thimerosal in the USA), which is used as a preservative in some vaccines.”

“Acute or chronic mercury exposure can cause adverse effects during any period of development. Mercury is a highly toxic element; there is no known safe level of exposure. Ideally, neither children nor adults should have any mercury in their bodies because it provides no physiological benefit.”

Read more:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3096006/

The correlations to a higher incidence of Autism are clear.

The problem is the epidemic of stupid which results in not protecting our children.

Wells

More here:

https://citizenwells.com/2017/01/15/trump-wisely-confers-with-kennedy-and-wakefield-on-vaccination-issues-politico-more-concerned-with-attacking-trump-than-truth-nih-paper-mercury-is-a-highly-toxic-element-there-is-no-known-safe-l/

 

And here:

https://citizenwells.com/

http://citizenwells.net/

 

Vaccines vaccinations 2016 presidential cycle, Follow the money, Follow the ideology, All diseases and vaccines not created equal, Thought criminal for asking questions?

Vaccines vaccinations 2016 presidential cycle, Follow the money, Follow the ideology, All diseases and vaccines not created equal, Thought criminal for asking questions?

“I’m also a little concerned about how they’re bunched up. My kids had all of their vaccines, and even if the science doesn’t say bunching them up is a problem, I ought to have the right to spread out my vaccines out a little bit at the very least.”…Rand Paul

“it is true that we are probably giving way too many in too short a period of time.”…Ben Carson

“”You’re a traitor!” yelled the boy. “You’re a thought criminal!”“…George Orwell, “1984”

 

 

Vaccines and vaccinations have been brought to the forefront of the American consciousness this 2016 presidential election cycle.

I am grateful for that.

We are becoming a nation of dumbed down robots who are criticized for questioning “authority” and the status quo on vaccinating our young children.

“Thought Criminals” as portrayed in George Orwell’s “1984.”

Vaccines and vaccinations are of deep interest and concern to me on a personal basis as well as national level.

Vaccines are not a monolithic, simplistic “monster” or “cure all” that should be addressed and questioned that simplistically.

Not all diseases are created equal, i.e. have the same impact and not all approaches to vaccinations are either.

I am old enough to remember 2 basic concepts.

1. We all got the measles, mumps, chicken pox, etc. and we lived through it without vaccinations.

2. Diseases such as polio were devastating and vaccinations were a God send.

My position meshes well with 2 physicians and candidates, Rand Paul and Ben Carson.

I believe that we are subjecting children too young to too many vaccines.

I also believe that some vaccines should be optional.

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are two examples of follow the ideology to explain their answers on vaccines.

Clinton is also another example of follow the money.

From the Washington Examiner May 15, 2015.

“Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer donated between $1 million and $5 million to the Clinton Foundation and spent a portion of its $23.1 million in lobbying expenses from 2009 alone on issues at the State Department.

Pfizer was also a top sponsor of the U.S. pavilion at the 2010 World’s Fair in Shanghai. The expo was an early Clinton priority for political reasons, and the former secretary of state tapped her vast donor network to foot the entire $60 million bill during her first year in office.”

Read more:

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/most-firms-that-gave-to-clinton-foundation-also-lobbied-state-department/article/2564553

From NBC New York.

“Pharmaceutical company Merck & Co. is also a member of the Clinton Global Initiative, company spokeswoman Amy Rose said. Merck joined CGI in 2006, when dues were $15,000, and also was a member in 2007 and in 2008, when membership dues rose to $20,000. As part of its commitment to CGI, Merck sponsors public health initiatives around the world, Rose said. Merck joined CGI on its own initiative, she said.

Sen. Clinton wrote a November 2005 letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt urging approval of the human papillomavirus vaccine. Merck applied in December 2005 for approval of its HPV vaccine, Gardasil, and the vaccine was approved for use in females ages 9 to 26. Merck is still seeking approval for use in older women, Rose said.”

Read more:

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/NATLNew-Conflict-of-Interest-Just-Before-Clinton-Confirmation.html

“THE TOP 10 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES: VACCINE STANCES”

http://www.dinnerforthought.com/blog/the-top-10-presidential-candidates-vaccine-stances

 

 

Atlanta CDC lab Ebola specimen handling error, Laboratory technician placed under observation for possible exposure, Lab specimen mix up, Ebola virus samples moved to lower security lab

Atlanta CDC lab Ebola specimen handling error, Laboratory technician placed under observation for possible exposure, Lab specimen mix up, Ebola virus samples moved to lower security lab

“Sooner or later someone in the US will come in contact with Ebola contagion & go undetected. They will then infect many others.”…Citizen Wells

“We are making this up as we go”…Dr. Michael Oserholm

“You can see that these doctors, who are highly trained people, got themselves infected,”
“So sending troops into an area, if they’re dealing one-on-one with a patient, they’re not going to be able to protect themselves very well. It’s not easy to [prevent transmission], because you get tired and you get careless and you make some simple mistakes. All it takes is one virus particle.”…Dr. Lee Hieb, former president of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons

 

From Reuters December 25, 2014.

“CDC worker monitored for possible Ebola exposure in lab error”

“A laboratory technician for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been placed under observation for possible exposure to the deadly Ebola virus due to an apparent mix-up in lab specimens, the Atlanta-based agency said on Wednesday.

The technician, who was working on Monday with Ebola specimens that were supposed to have been inactivated but which may instead have contained live virus, will be monitored for signs of infection for 21 days, the disease’s incubation period, CDC officials said.

The error follows two high-profile cases of mishandled samples of anthrax and avian influenza at the CDC earlier this year that called into question safety practices at the highly respected research institute and drew criticism from Capitol Hill.”

“The problem occurred when active Ebola virus samples were believed to have been mixed up with specimens that had been rendered inactive for further testing in a lower-security lab down the hall, Reynolds said.

When inactivated specimens turned up the next day in storage, lab personnel realized that they apparently had transferred the wrong samples, ones that had contained active virus material, out of the higher-security lab, Reynolds said.

CDC officials could not be certain because the material in question had by then been destroyed and the lower-security lab decontaminated under routine safety procedures, she said.

The technician who handled the samples had worn protective gloves and a gown but not a face mask, she said. Ebola virus is not airborne. In a lab environment, it could be transmitted from a contaminated surface through physical contact that spreads the virus to the eyes, nose or mouth of an individual.”

Read more:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/25/us-health-ebola-usa-idUSKBN0K21BQ20141225

 

Ebola voluntary quarantines in Guilford County NC, Federal government mandates for arrivals from Guinea Liberia and Sierra Leone, Medical Director Laura Bachmann

Ebola voluntary quarantines in Guilford County NC, Federal government mandates for arrivals from Guinea Liberia and Sierra Leone, Medical Director Laura Bachmann

“Sooner or later someone in the US will come in contact with Ebola contagion & go undetected. They will then infect many others.”…Citizen Wells

“Barack Obama is endangering the children of the US and now our troops. Where is the outrage?”…Citizen Wells

“You can see that these doctors, who are highly trained people, got themselves infected,”
“So sending troops into an area, if they’re dealing one-on-one with a patient, they’re not going to be able to protect themselves very well. It’s not easy to [prevent transmission], because you get tired and you get careless and you make some simple mistakes. All it takes is one virus particle.”…Dr. Lee Hieb, former president of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons

 

 

From the Greensboro News Record November 3, 2014.

“Two under voluntary quarantine in Guilford County

Two people in Guilford County are under voluntary quarantine while county health officials monitor them for symptoms of Ebola. The individuals have not come in contact with other people who have the disease or demonstrated any symptoms of Ebola. They are being monitored because the federal government mandates the oversight for those who arrive in the United States from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, County Medical Director Laura Bachmann said Monday.

“I think it’s good for people to remember that this is not an easy virus to get,” Bachmann said. “It takes direct contact with infected blood or other bodily fluids.”

Health workers are contacting the two people daily, Bachmann said.

The news comes a day after state health officials announced that Duke University Hospital had admitted a patient who showed Ebola symptoms. On Monday morning, health officials released results of an Ebola test that showed the patient at Duke did not have Ebola.

That patient will undergo another test Wednesday morning, officials said during a conference call Monday. Duke University Hospital doctors will determine when the patient might be released.

Three family members are serving a voluntary 21-day quarantine in the Person County home that the patient traveled to on Saturday.”

“County health officials have the authority to quarantine patients, Ellington said, but prefer to ask patients to quarantine themselves by choosing not to go out in public or taking public transportation.

The two people whom Guilford County is monitoring are cooperating fully with the voluntary quarantine, Guilford County Public Health Director Merle Green said.”

Read more:

http://www.news-record.com/news/two-under-voluntary-quarantine-in-guilford-county/article_b5fd0e9a-639b-11e4-be96-0017a43b2370.html

 

Ebola screening for patient at Duke University Medical Center, Traveled from Liberia to Newark airport and Durham NC via commercial bus, Contact tracing to begin?

Ebola screening for patient at Duke University Medical Center, Traveled from Liberia to Newark airport and Durham NC via commercial bus, Contact tracing to begin?

“Sooner or later someone in the US will come in contact with Ebola contagion & go undetected. They will then infect many others.”…Citizen Wells

“Barack Obama is endangering the children of the US and now our troops. Where is the outrage?”…Citizen Wells

“You can see that these doctors, who are highly trained people, got themselves infected,”
“So sending troops into an area, if they’re dealing one-on-one with a patient, they’re not going to be able to protect themselves very well. It’s not easy to [prevent transmission], because you get tired and you get careless and you make some simple mistakes. All it takes is one virus particle.”…Dr. Lee Hieb, former president of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons

 

 

From Forbes November 2, 2014.

“Potential Ebola Patient Being Tested At Duke; Results Monday Morning

A male patient, age unknown, was transported today to Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, and is being tested this evening for Ebola virus infection.

The individual flew into Newark Liberty International Airport on Friday after traveling from Liberia through an unknown destination, then traveled to the Durham area on a commercial bus, according Aldona Wos, MD, secretary of the NC Department of Health and Human Services.

On Saturday, the individual was picked up by a relative and taken to the family’s home in Person County, north of Durham. After spiking a fever this morning, temperature unknown, the individual was transported to Duke Hospital and is currently isolated in a contained unit designated previous during training as the site for treatment of a potential Ebola patient.

Results will be available sometime on Monday morning.

William J. Fulkerson, Jr., MD, executive vice president of the Duke University Health System said tonight in an official statement to Duke faculty, staff, and students:

Despite not knowing the patient’s Ebola status, we are approaching this as though it was a confirmed case. Therefore, the patient is being cared for in the same contained, isolated and secured unit within DUH in which an actual Ebola patient would be treated. The patient is receiving care from a seasoned team of Duke clinical professionals who volunteered for this service and have trained extensively for this possibility. We have anticipated this scenario for several weeks now, and a plan to manage it is in place.

At present, the patient only has a fever, “but has no other symptoms of Ebola.””

“The individual had been monitoring their temperature as instructed in customs and border patrol and, upon detecting a fever this morning, called the CDC line and they immediately called the [North Carolina] Division of Public Health, said chief state epidemiologist, Megan Davies.

DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos opened the press conference with a lengthy statement as to how well-prepared Governor Pat McCrory is regarding the potential Ebola case. Wos indicated that the governor had spoken with New Jersey governor Christie this evening, presumably about contact tracing on the flight that arrived in Newark yesterday.

Dr. Wos seemed thrown off by a question about how the patient got to North Carolina from Newark. When she responded that it was a commercial bus, an unnamed official abruptly called the press conference to a close.”

Read more:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidkroll/2014/11/02/potential-ebola-patient-being-tested-at-duke-results-monday-morning/