Identified Bio-Outbreaks (2010)

BIOTERRORBIBLE.COM: The following outbreaks occurred within the calendar year of 2010. While some of the following reports may have been legitimate outbreaks, most if not all of them appear to be generated man-made outbreaks with the overall goal of convincing American and the world that it is on the precipice of a major pandemic. The fact that these outbreaks exists in mass confirms that an upcoming bio-terror attack is in the cards and may be played in a last ditch effort to regain political, economic and militarial control of society.

Title: Mysterious Plague Outbreak Among Syrian Army
July 6, 2010
Bio Prep Watch

Abstract: An outbreak of plague, which is considerd a potential bioweapon, among the Syrian military may be raising more questions than answers.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad recently ordered the shutdown of all Syrian military exercises due to a plague that currently affects a large number of military personnel, according to Examiner.com.

The Syrian president has told Syrian news sources that food and drinking water in military bases, coupled with one of the country’s worst droughts in over 40 years, are responsible for the outbreak of plague.

Hundreds of thousands of Syrians are experiencing food shortages, nearly 60,000 small livestock owners have lost all their animals and 50,000 others have lost 50 to 60 percent of their cattle.

The infectious bacterium Yersinia pestis causes the infectious disease plague, which is commonly found worldwide in rats and other rodents. Fleas often serve as common vectors of plague. There are three forms of human plague – bubonic, septicemic and pneumonic.

Humans may also be infected by direct contact with an infected animal, through inhalation and, if it is pneumonic plague, by person to person contact.

Drinking water, food and a heat wave are not common causes of plague, Examiner.com says, unless they have increased the contact between humans and plague carriers.

Because of this, the article says, questions should be raised about the true cause of the Syrian army plague (Bio Prep Watch, 2010).

Title: The Rabies Problem In Bali Continues
Date: August 8, 2010

Abstract: The beautiful resort and formerly 
rabies-free Indonesian island of Bali is under siege from the deadly virus.

The outbreak that was initially publicized in late 2008 continues to this day with the human death toll up to 78, and probably many other deaths are going unreported.

I initially
wrote about this last October 31 when the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a travel warning for US travelers. At that time the death toll was at 15.

The problem has got to the point where rabies vaccine supplies on the island are running low and may soon not be available.

According to the Jakarta Post, six of Bali's eight regencies - Karangasem, Tabanan, Bangli, Jembrana, Klungkung and Buleleng - had no supplies of anti-rabies vaccines. There was concern that poor patients would not be able to travel to obtain anti-rabies shots.

Australian-based Bali Street Dog Fund has vaccinated thousands of dogs to help curb the outbreak and the Bali government has even used controversial methods like picking out strays for killing.

Since the beginning of the outbreak, 200,000 dogs have been killed, though many find this an ineffective method to control rabies.

Rabies is an acute viral infection that is transmitted to humans or other mammals usually through the saliva from a bite of an infected animal. It is also rarely contracted through breaks in the skin or contact with mucous membranes.

According to the Control of Communicable Diseases Manual, all mammals are susceptible to rabies. Raccoons, skunks, foxes, bats, dogs, coyotes and cats are the likely suspects. Other animals like otters and ferrets are also high risk. Mammals like rabbits, squirrels, rodents and opossums are rarely infected.

Some infected animals can appear very aggressive, attacking for no reason. Some may act very tame.

The symptoms of rabies are as follows. Initially, like in many diseases, the symptoms are non-specific; fever, headache and malaise. This may last several days. At the site of the bite there may be some pain and discomfort. Symptoms then progress to more severe: confusion, delirium, abnormal behavior and hallucinations. If it gets this far, the disease is nearly 100% fatal.

The only treatment for human exposure to rabies is rabies-specific immune globulin and rabies immunization. Appropriate treatment started soon after the exposure will protect an exposed person from the disease
(Examiner, 2010)

Title: At Least 36 People Infected With Asian Parasite In Italy
Date: August 29, 2010

Abstract: Presently there are 36 people infected with the parasite Clonorchis sinensis after eating at a restaurant in Valle d'Aosta.

Reports say that the people were sickened with the parasite after eating marinated tench tartar. Tench is a cyprinid fish related to the carp. These types of fish if not properly cooked can be a source of Clonochis infection.

The medical director of the regional hospital in Aosta fear yhat the number infected could reach 80 when all is said and done.

Reports also indicate that a dutch family found out they were infected after returning to Holland.

Clonorchis sinensis is a trematode parasite also known as a fluke. It is endemic in several Asian countries like Korea, China, Taiwan, and Vietnam.

Clonorchiasis has been reported in non endemic areas sometimes dues to eating raw imported fish.
Infection of humans occurs by ingestion of undercooked, salted, pickled, or smoked freshwater fish mostly of the cyprinid variety.

According to the CDC most pathologic manifestations result from inflammation and intermittent obstruction of the biliary ducts. In the acute phase, abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, and eosinophilia can occur. Chronic infections have been implicated in cholangiocarcinoma, or cancer of the ducts which carry bile from the liver to the small intestine. Clonochiasis can be fatal (Examiner, 2010)

Title: Bedbugs Found In Federal Government Building In D.C.
Date: October 2, 2010
Fox News

Abstract: Juvenile bedbugs have invaded a federal government building. The pests were discovered in a single office in the US Agency for International Development office tower at the 
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.

A spokesperson for the USAID wasn't able to say immediately how the bedbugs got into the building, but says there is no evidence they are present in other locations.
The news is troubling to many, including people heading to a restaurant at the Reagan Building.

"I don't want go in," said Debbie Hogue-Downing, who is visiting D.C. from Oklahoma. "It makes me a little leery about doing that."

"I think it confirms my fear that this is getting to be an epidemic, and that it's a problem that could happen anywhere,¿ said Linda Hampton.

USAID employees were notified of the problem in an e-mail, and given educational materials to help prevent the spread of bedbugs (Fox News, 2010).