CASE CLOSED … what really happened in the 2001 anthrax attacks?

* In one multiagent vaccine study, some guinea pigs were challenged with anthrax while others were challenged with ebola

Posted by Lew Weinstein on November 8, 2011

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7 Responses to “* In one multiagent vaccine study, some guinea pigs were challenged with anthrax while others were challenged with ebola”

  1. DXer said

    Lions, tigers, bears and ebola, oh my. This is not a drill.

    In New York State, be the first on your block to have the nifty backpack with loads of great supplies — sign up for a session today.

    Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services – calendar of training
    http://www.dhses.ny.gov/training/calendar/?agency=OEM

    In other states, collect the recommended items on the list.

    Adopt an elderly person to keep safe from the perils of daily modern life.

  2. DXer said

    “Top doctor ‘not surprised’ if US has another Ebola case, downplays use of virus in bioterror attack,”

    Published October 05, 2014 FoxNews.com

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/10/05/fauci-not-surprised-if-us-has-another-ebola-case-virus-smuggled-across-mexico/?cmpid=edpick&google_editors_picks=true

    The United States’ top infectious-disease doctor suggested Sunday that more people inside the country will be diagnosed with Ebola but dismissed as “far-fetched” concerns about somebody bringing the deadly disease across the U.S.-Mexico border in a bio-terror attack. …

    “I wouldn’t be worried about an illegal immigrant coming across the border,” he told Fox News.

    Fauci also downplayed the threat the virus could be used as a bio-terror weapon.

    “That would be ineffective,” he said.

    Meanwhile, Fauci’s appeared to remain opposed to closing U.S. points of entry to travellers from the Western Africa countries hit by the Ebola, saying such a move would impede the “in and out” of supplies and personnel, with the potential to unravel those governments.

    However, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden on Sunday made clear he was open to any reasonable suggestion that could help swiftly resolve the international health crisis.

    He told ABC’s “This Week” that he’s open to any “workable” suggestion that “won’t backfire” or increase the risk of infection.

    • DXer said

      “DHS: No evidence of ISIS Ebola threat,” October 14, 2014
      http://thehill.com/policy/defense/220684-dhs-chief-no-evidence-of-isis-ebola-threat

      Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Tuesday dismissed suggestions that fighters with the Islamic State in Iraqi and Syria (ISIS) are planning to use biological weapons, including the Ebola virus, to attack the United States.

      “We’ve seen no specific credible intelligence that [ISIS] is attempting to use any sort of disease or virus to attack our homeland” Johnson said in remarks to the Association of the United States Army.

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    • DXer said

      Adv Emerg Nurs J. 2014 Jul-Sep;36(3):226-38; quiz 239-40.
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25076398

      Being prepared: bioterrorism and mass prophylaxis: part I.
      Weant KA1, Bailey AM, Fleishaker EL, Justice SB.

      Abstract
      Bioterrorism presents a real and omnipresent risk to public health throughout the world. More than 30 biological agents have been identified as possessing the potential to be deployed in a bioterrorist attack. Those that have been determined to be of the greatest concern and possess the greatest potential of use in this arena are known as the Category A agents: Bacillus anthracis (anthrax); Variola major (smallpox); Yersinia pestis (plague); Francisella tularensis (tularemia); viral hemorrhagic fevers; and Clostridium botulinum toxin (botulism toxin). Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention utilizes surveillance systems to identify illnesses, the weight of diagnosing, effectively treating, and notifying the appropriate public health officials lies squarely on the shoulders of emergency care personnel. Part I of this two-part review will focus on the clinical presentation and treatment of anthrax, plague, and tularemia. The subsequent Part II of this review will discuss smallpox, viral hemorrhagic fevers, botulism toxin, and the provision of mass prophylaxis.

      Comment:

      Sure. It is important to be informed and prepared for the day that someone with ebola arrives at your local hospital where your friend or relative works — and acts out a scene from the 1973 movie “The Excorcist.” (I think we should cut the CDC’s Thomas Frieden some slack — and we should get someone permanent in the Surgeon General position).

      But, more importantly for many of us, it is also useful to be prepared to play that weird disease-related word scrabble word as we hunker down away from the real world of projectile vomiting in the ER. It is one way to innoculate ourselves from the stock market slide and what promises to be a long and continuing stream of stories about the newest ebola case in the US.

      Al Qaeda members are truly wasting their time and lives trying to outdo the threats posed by mother nature or the perils of an economy based on fiat money.

      You may want to keep this list in your emergency preparedness kit.

      GID ICH AGUE ILLY KURU LUES NONA PIAN YAWS FARCY FAVUS GRIPY LAZAR OCTAN PARVO SURRA TABES TABID TINEA YAWEY AFTOSA AHCHOO CAPSID CARATE CORYZA DROPSY FOMITE GRIPPE HAPTEN LUETIC NAGANA PLAGUY REAGIN SPAVIE SPAVIN TETANY TETTER TYPHUS VIRION VIROID VOMITO ZOSTER BIGHEAD BROMISM CATARRH CHOLERS DOURINE ECTHYMA ENDEMIC ENFEVER EPITOPE FOWLPOX FROGEYE HYDROPS ICTERIC ICTERUS LAZARET LEPROSE LEPROUS LEUCOMA LEUKOMA LYSOGEN MURRAIN MYCOSIS OPSONIC OPSONIN PEAKISH PEMPHIX PLAGUER PLAGUEY PODAGRA POLYOMA PREMUNE PRURIGO PURPURA PYRETIC PYREXIA PYROGEN QUARTAN QUINTAN RUBEOLA SARCINA SARCOID SEQUELA SEROVAR SHILPIT SOROCHE SYCOSIS TABETIC TERTIAN TETANAL TURISTA TYPHOID VACCINA VARIOLA VIREMIA VIROSIS

      Your scrabble zen moment (note: neither zen nor ebola are acceptablel scrabble words). Be careful out there.

  3. DXer said

    Could Ebola virus become ‘bioterrorist threat’?
    By Kelley Beaucar VlahosPublished October 03, 2014

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/10/03/could-ebola-virus-become-bioterrorist-threat/

    Comment:

    Use of bioweapons that harm women or children or the elderly violates the hadiths. Under the belief system of jihadists, it would condemn them to eternal hellfire.

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