Surprise, Surprise – There are diseases out there.


So, now that the political crap is taking something of a breather, the “NEWS” has discovered that there are diseases out there making people sick.  Just all of a sudden people are getting sick! This disease, that disease and why isn’t anyone doing anything?

The Big 2 right Now

Murine typhus

also called endemic typhus or flea-borne typhus, is a disease caused by a bacteria called Rickettsia typhi. Murine typhus is spread to people through contact with infected fleas. People get sick with murine typhus when infected flea feces are rubbed into cuts or scrapes in the skin. In most areas of the world, rats are the main animal host for fleas infected with murine typhus. Murine typhus occurs in tropical and subtropical climates around the world where rats and their fleas live. Cat fleas found on domestic cats and opossums have been associated with cases of murine typhus in the United States. Most cases of murine typhus in the United States are reported in people from California, Hawaii, and Texas. – Center for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases.

Flea-Borne Typhus Outbreak Among Homeless in Downtown LA | NBC Southern California

Typhus: Pasadena reports epidemic levels in 2018 – Outbreak News Today

Typhus epidemic spreads across LA, health officials say – CNN

California: Long Beach reports increase in flea-borne typhus, ‘already double that of past years’ – Outbreak News Today

Posts are all from the past 7-10 days and we all know what happened 7-10 days ago in Congress


Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a condition that affects the nervous system, specifically the spinal cord, which can result from a variety of causes including viral infections. AFM is characterized by a sudden weakness in one or more arms or legs, along with loss of muscle tone and decreased or absent reflexes.

Frequently caused by

Enterovirus 71 has caused large outbreaks of HFMD worldwide, especially in children in Asia. Some infections from this virus have been associated with severe neurologic disease, such as brainstem encephalitis.

Acute flaccid paralysis due to suspected polio unofficially reported in Venezuela: Society of Public Health – Outbreak News Today – From June, 2018

Six cases of rare ‘polio-like’ illness diagnosed in children in Minnesota – CNN – updated October 9, 2018

Colorado investigates acute flaccid myelitis cases, viral infections with neurologic illness in children – Outbreak News Today – from state press releases 10/10/18

Illinois reports 9 recent acute flaccid myelitis cases – Outbreak News Today – from state press releases 10/11/18

Colorado reports 14 cases of polio-like illness in children | FOX31 Denver – posted by CNN Wire, October 11, 2018

Again, except for the story from Venezuela all have been from the past 7-10 days and most are YEARLY numbers – not active cases.

Are you starting to see a pattern here?

Let’s see, right now we still have outbreaks of Cholera, Ebola, Hepatitis A, Measles and Mumps is just starting up.  Throw in some Typhoid and Yellow Fever cases and who knows what they will report on next – but only if the political crap doesn’t push it aside agasin.


Current Disease Outbreaks

Not hearing too much about these Outbreaks from the American Media.  


Link to page: Emerging (and possibly emerging) Disease Threats

Chikungunya – W.H.O. Fact Sheet



Chikungunya outbreak in Kasala State, Sudan – Outbreak News Today – posted 9/19/18

Chikungunya Outbreak in Sudan – posted 10/3/18

“Sudan reports outbreak of mosquito-borne Chikungunya disease in eastern state” –

Chikungunya epidemic in eastern Sudan: ‘25 deaths in three days’ | Radio Dabanga – posted 10/3/18

Chikungunya patients moved ‘to influence numbers’ in Kassala hospitals | Radio Dabanga – posted 10/3/18

People are dying’: Thousands struck down in Sudan by mosquito-borne fever | Middle East Eye – posted 10/3/18

Chikungunya numbers spike in Sudan’s Kassala | Radio Dabanga – posted 10/3/18

Chikungunya ‘spreading in Sudan’; Kassala reopens schools | Radio Dabanga – posted 10/3/18


Link to Page:  Filth Diseases

Cholera -W.H.O. Fact Sheet

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Nigeria                        Yemen                        Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe cholera outbreak update: ‘Evolving rapidly and affecting mainly Harare City’ – Outbreak News Today – posted 9/19/18

Cholera outbreak: ‘We are living in fear…authorities are not doing enough,’ residents say | News24 – posted 9/22/18

Cholera kills 97 in Nigeria’s northeast | News24 – posted 9/24/18

Zimbabwe merely ‘postpones’ cholera outbreak | News24 – posted 9/24/18

RSOE EDIS – Epidemic Hazard event in [State-wide], State of Yobe, Nigeria on September 22 2018 04:06 AM – Cholera – posted 10/3/18

Cholera outbreak in Nigeria′s northeast kills nearly 100 | News | DW | 22.09.2018 – posted 10/3/18

Cholera crisis signals deeper problems for Zimbabwe | News24 – posted 10/3/18

Cholera outbreak death toll rises to 48 in Zimbabwe – Outbreak News Today – posted 10/3/18

Zimbabwe in huge cholera vaccination drive after 49 deaths – posted 10/3/18


Link to Page: Emerging (and possibly emerging) Disease Threats

Dengue and severe dengue – W.H.O. Fact Sheet

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Thialand               Mexico

Thailand dengue cases top 50,000 – Outbreak News Today – posted 9/2/18

Thailand dengue: Warning issued for Bangkok – Outbreak News Today – posted 9/19/18

Doctor at Philippine Children’s Medical Center dies of severe dengue – posted 9/22/18

Docs doing research as deadly new dengue strain of disease hits city – posted 10/2/18

Thailand dengue death count now 80, chikungunya warning issued – Outbreak News Today – posted 10/3/18

Mexico: Dengue cases rise in Chiapas – Outbreak News Today – posted 10/3/18


Link to Page:  Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses

Ebola virus disease – W.H.O. Fact Sheet


Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda

The Big Wobble: The new Ebola outbreak could to be the worst ever seen because area is surrounded by Ugandan Islamist militias and can’t be reached – posted 9/5/18

New Ebola cases, 3 more deaths recorded in DRC | CIDRAP – posted 9/19/18

Congo confirms Ebola case at Ugandan border | Reuters – posted 9/22/18

RSOE EDIS – Situation update No. 16. Epidemic Hazard event in Democratic Republic of the Congo on September 24 2018 05:17 AM – War and Ebola – posted 9/24/18

-WHO concerned about Ebola “perfect storm” in Congo – The East African – posted 10/2/18

Rebel Conflict Escalates Concern Over DRC Ebola Outbreak – posted 10/2/18

More DRC Ebola cases as risk raised to ‘very high’ | CIDRAP – posted 10/3/18

Ebola Likely to Spread From Congo to Uganda, W.H.O. Says – The New York Times – posted 10/3/18

DRC reports 4 more Ebola cases over the weekend | CIDRAP – posted 10/3/18

RSOE EDIS – Epidemic Hazard event in Bundibugyo, Western Uganda, Uganda on September 30 2018 05:24 AM – Ebola – posted 10/3/18

New Ebola cases highlight challenges in DRC | CIDRAP – posted 10/3/18

Ebola – 2018


The 2nd outbreak of Ebola this year in the Democratic Republic of Congo could turn out to be worse then the 2014-2015 outbreak that killed many.  We’re not hearing to much about it in the American Media because:

  1. They’d rather talk politics than Ebola

  2. It doesn’t directly affect them so why report it?

  3. Most American probably don’t care to much about it as it doesn’t directly affect them.

  4. Everytime the media runs on something like Ebola they overdo it so badly people stop listening.

A great deal of Congo is in a war zone and refugees are fleeing the fighting. The odds of it spreading from the fairly remote Villages of past Outbreaks to large population centers is increasing daily.

Today, this crossed the wires:

DRC records first Ebola case in eastern city of Butembo – The East African

In Summary

  • DRC has recorded its first case of Ebola in the eastern trading hub of Butembo.
  • The city has a population of about 900,000, and strong trade links to neighbouring Uganda.
  • The current Ebola outbreak is believed to have killed 85 people since July and infected another 39

Needless to say, I think that even the American Press might be talking about Ebola very soon.

Other articles on the current ebola outbreak from my page  Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses

Congo declares new Ebola outbreak – The East African – posted 8/12/18

War Zone Complicates Ebola Vaccine Rollout in Latest Outbreak – Scientific American – posted 8/28/18


Refugee camp in North Kivu on May 3, 2018. Ebola vaccines will be difficult to dispense in the North Kivu province owing to conflict zones in some areas. Credit: Alex McBride Getty Images

WHO calls for free and secure access in responding to Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo | WHO | Regional Office for Africa- posted 8/28/18

War and Ebola: A double nightmare in eastern DRC | News24 – posted 8/29/18

Ebola outbreak is most dangerous test of world’s ability to respond since global crisis – posted 8/29/18


Medical workers disinfect a coffin inside an Ebola treatment center in Beni. JOHN WESSELS/AFP/Getty Images

Ebola treatment challenged by DR Congo rebel activity – BBC News – posted 8/29/18

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UN teams cannot travel without an armed escort as the region has suffered deadly unrest by insurgents

Ebola death toll rises to 75 in DRC | News24 – posted 8/29/18

Is This The Beginning?


Ambulances full of patients from JFK airport after a lot of passengers and crew got sick on the flight.      Robert Stridiron

Emirates flight with dozens of sick passengers lands at JFK

Emirates Flight 203 – an Airbus A380 with with around 521 people aboard – landed at JFK Airport in New York this morning with sick passengers and crew. Initial reporting made it seem like something straight from a movie – everyone onboard sick and plane was in quarantine.  My first thought was “Here we go – the Apocalypse has started” and visions of the Brad Pitt Movie “World War Z” came to mind.


A 14 hour flight and everyone is getting sick. No reports of who the passengers and crew are and where they have been recently.

Right now there are SO MANY diseases floating around out there. 14 hours is a very short incubation period for most biological agents. Vsrious types of flu come to mind and several have been in the News recently – H1N1 Swine Flu (yes, 1918 all over again) and H7N9 Avian Influenza – which is in the news because China will not share samples with the U.S. and the U.K.  Reports from China of the case count and such are considered somewhat suspect. A lot of people think H7N9 Avian Flu might become the H1N1 Pandemic of this century.

Also stories of Pandemic Cholera in our past come to mind – “Fine in the morning, dead 12 hours later”.

That 14 hour flight time is the kicker. Might this be a Chemical type agent?  Novichok like the poisonings in England or VX Nerve Agent like North Korea used?

A Microwave type weapon believed to have been used on attacks on American Embassies?

A Radiation type weapon?

Of course, it turns out that maybe 10 people were actually taken to a hospital in New York for checkups.  Everyone else filled out CDC Contact reports and were allowed to leave,

What you are probably seeing more and more of are Panic type symptons – something happened so I must be affected by it.  There is, of course, the fact that some people might immediately start thinking LAWSUIT so they have to be affected if they want to collect anything. Let us also not forget the growing Trauma-based theories that EVERYTHING is caused by trauma and everyone is suffering from PTSD in one form or another.

So far it seems we still have a little time before the apocalypse buries us all.

Update to this blog – 9/5/18 – 2:20PM 

This crossed my screen not more than 30 minutes after posting this blog:


Epidemic Hazard in France on September 05 2018 04:30 PM (UTC).

French authorities evacuated 141 passengers and crew from a flight arriving in the French city of Perpignan from Algeria on Wednesday after a child on board was suspected of being infected with cholera, the fire brigade said. The eight-year-old child was taken to hospital for checks after suffering bouts of vomiting and diarrhea during the flight, a fire brigade official said. A police source said the child’s mother and several passengers sitting near them were also hospitalized. Another child remained on board with another person, authorities said. The remaining passengers and crew were being kept on the tarmac before being transported to a decontamination facility for checks, the authorities said. Algeria last month experienced its first outbreak of cholera in 22 years, with two fatal cases. Some 50 people have been infected and are being treated in Boufarik, 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) east of the capital, health authorities told Algerian media. The source of the outbreak has been traced to bacteria from the Beni Azza river in the province of Blida, officials said. Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Monday fired the governor of Blida for failure to manage the outbreak. Algerian authorities said the disease was under control, with no new cases registered in the past three days.

Everyone on Board the flight is being decontaminated

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Armadillos Pose a Leprosy Threat, and Humans Are the Reason Why | Healthiest Communities | US News


Evidence of zoonotic leprosy in Pará, Brazilian Amazon, and risks associated with human contact or consumption of armadillos

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