Friday, November 06, 2009

Mutant H1N1 Swine Flu Or Pneumonic Plague? Number Of People In Ukraine With Mystery Illness Almost Doubles In Two Days To Nearly Half A Million!

The pandemic situation in Ukraine has rapidly gotten worse. In fact, the number of people in Ukraine who have contracted serious respiratory illness has almost doubled in two days to nearly half a million. The number of confirmed deaths is 81, although there are some sources that suggest that the number of deaths is actually much higher. While some mainstream media outlets still refuse to consider the possibility that the outbreak in Ukraine is anything other than the H1N1 strain that is found in other areas of the world, the reality is that the hemorrhagic nature of the respiratory disease in Ukraine has many health experts speculating either that the H1N1 swine flu virus has mutated in that region or that what is happening in Ukraine is an outbreak of pneumonic plague.'




    Because the primary threat from BW agents today is from terrorists, civilians in densely populated regions would be likely targets. Therefore, civilian medical personnel need to be aware of how a BW attack would present to minimize its effects. We cannot presume that such an attack would never happen.[105,106] Fortunately, the United States government has seen the need for increased education. The Federal Emergency Management Agency and local emergency responders and care givers are learning how to recognize and respond to a BW assault.[106]
    With current technology, an enemy could complete a BW attack before the local commander or medical officer would know anything had happened. Large and steadily increasing numbers of casualties would present in a shorter period than for a natural epidemic. There may be a large number of rapidly fatal cases with few recognizable signs and symptoms. Multiple diseases could present simultaneously. Vector-borne diseases will appear without natural outbreaks in animals. BW agents would likely have a high attack rate among exposed individuals, and the disease would often be unusual for the geographic area. Because most agents would be delivered in aerosol clouds, many patients would have pulmonary disease caused by agents that don’t usually cause pulmonary disease (anthrax, plague, staphylococcal enterotoxin B).[105,91,5]

  2. Good info! Thanks


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