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 Experts Discuss Emerging Infectious Diseases

Notice that this article states that diseases such as Lyme are being
tracked!!! What I would give to be a fly on the wall at this
conference to hear what they are actually saying about Lyme. If it is
so benign, why is it bundled in with diseases such as West Nile virus
and hantavirus?  After all, Lyme can be prevented with a vaccine and
cured with three weeks of doxy?  Can't it?

Amy in CT

From Yahoo!:
Sunday July 16 2:17 PM ET
Experts Discuss Emerging Infectious Diseases

By Mike Cooper

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Thousands of public health experts from around the
world gathered Sunday to discuss the growing
threat of emerging diseases -- potentially lethal outbreaks triggered
by travelers, animals, bioterrorists, or unexpected changes
in the diseases themselves.

Researchers at the International Conference on Emerging Infectious
Diseases in Atlanta will discuss the latest findings on cooking.net">food
borne sicknesses and diseases spread by insects and birds, such as the
West Nile virus that killed seven people in New York
last year.

Scientists will also discuss the growing resistance of bacteria to
antibiotics commonly used to treat them and will consider the
possibility that bioterrorists could deliberately unleash killer
diseases.

The four-day conference is being sponsored by the U.S Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health
Organization and the American Society for Microbiology.

``If you eat food, drink water, breathe air, travel, walk in the
woods, take antibiotics, or ever think about getting pregnant, there
is some issue related to emerging infectious diseases that could
impact on you,'' said CDC spokeswoman Barbara Reynolds.

Dr. Jim Hughes, director of the CDC's National Center for Infectious
Diseases, said health officials need better surveillance,
greater diagnostic capacity and more communication between scientific
disciplines to respond to emerging threats.

``We feel it is prudent to be prepared to deal with the unexpected,
whether it's a naturally occurring infectious disease or an
episode that is a result of a purposeful release of an infectious
agent,'' Hughes said in an interview.

``I cannot overemphasize the importance of partnerships across
multiple disciplines. People involved in human medicine need to
be able to work closely with colleagues in veterinary medicine, for
example, and the West Nile experience reinforces that
lesson,'' Hughes said.

The West Nile virus killed seven people and sickened 62 others in New
York late last summer. The virus, which causes brain
inflammation, has been found in birds and mosquitoes in New York,
Connecticut and New Jersey. Researchers are unsure how
it migrated to the Western Hemisphere.

Health officials are tracking other emerging diseases, such as Lyme
disease and hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, and
monitoring drug-resistant forms of diseases including malaria,
tuberculosis and bacterial pneumonias.

``We continue to be reminded that we are going to be challenged by the
microbial world in ways that we may not be able to
totally anticipate,'' Hughes said.

The CDC said population growth, behavior changes, travel, the
worldwide transport of animals and foods, and human
encroachment on wilderness habitats have contributed to the emergence
and re-emergence of infectious diseases.



Fri, 03 Jan 2003 03:00:00 GMT
 Experts Discuss Emerging Infectious Diseases

Quote:

> Notice that this article states that diseases such as Lyme are being
> tracked!!! What I would give to be a fly on the wall at this
> conference to hear what they are actually saying about Lyme. If it is
> so benign, why is it bundled in with diseases such as West Nile virus
> and hantavirus?  After all, Lyme can be prevented with a vaccine and
> cured with three weeks of doxy?  Can't it?

> Amy in CT

> From Yahoo!:
> Sunday July 16 2:17 PM ET
> Experts Discuss Emerging Infectious Diseases

> By Mike Cooper

> ATLANTA (Reuters) - Thousands of public health experts from around the
> world gathered Sunday to discuss the growing
> threat of emerging diseases -- potentially lethal outbreaks triggered
> by travelers, animals, bioterrorists, or unexpected changes
> in the diseases themselves.

> Researchers at the International Conference on Emerging Infectious
> Diseases in Atlanta will discuss the latest findings on cooking.net">food
> borne sicknesses and diseases spread by insects and birds, such as the
> West Nile virus that killed seven people in New York
> last year.

> Scientists will also discuss the growing resistance of bacteria to
> antibiotics commonly used to treat them and will consider the
> possibility that bioterrorists could deliberately unleash killer
> diseases.

> The four-day conference is being sponsored by the U.S Centers for
> Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health
> Organization and the American Society for Microbiology.

> ``If you eat food, drink water, breathe air, travel, walk in the
> woods, take antibiotics, or ever think about getting pregnant, there
> is some issue related to emerging infectious diseases that could
> impact on you,'' said CDC spokeswoman Barbara Reynolds.

> Dr. Jim Hughes, director of the CDC's National Center for Infectious
> Diseases, said health officials need better surveillance,
> greater diagnostic capacity and more communication between scientific
> disciplines to respond to emerging threats.

> ``We feel it is prudent to be prepared to deal with the unexpected,
> whether it's a naturally occurring infectious disease or an
> episode that is a result of a purposeful release of an infectious
> agent,'' Hughes said in an interview.

> ``I cannot overemphasize the importance of partnerships across
> multiple disciplines. People involved in human medicine need to
> be able to work closely with colleagues in veterinary medicine, for
> example, and the West Nile experience reinforces that
> lesson,'' Hughes said.

> The West Nile virus killed seven people and sickened 62 others in New
> York late last summer. The virus, which causes brain
> inflammation, has been found in birds and mosquitoes in New York,
> Connecticut and New Jersey. Researchers are unsure how
> it migrated to the Western Hemisphere.

> Health officials are tracking other emerging diseases, such as Lyme
> disease and hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, and
> monitoring drug-resistant forms of diseases including malaria,
> tuberculosis and bacterial pneumonias.

> ``We continue to be reminded that we are going to be challenged by the
> microbial world in ways that we may not be able to
> totally anticipate,'' Hughes said.

But 30 days doxycycline cures all infections
that come with Lyme disease, seronegative or
not, regardless what is the infection, regardless
of the fact that ticks are cesspools of disease
(Karen Forschner and then Ray Dattwyler) and
it isn't known what all they are, upon tick bite
or it's hypochondria.  That much *do* they know.

"We're the CDC and we're here to help you."

LOL

Big Brother CDC/NIH/DOD pretending to be the Keystone Kops

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> The CDC said population growth, behavior changes, travel, the
> worldwide transport of animals and foods, and human
> encroachment on wilderness habitats have contributed to the emergence
> and re-emergence of infectious diseases.



Fri, 03 Jan 2003 03:00:00 GMT
 Experts Discuss Emerging Infectious Diseases
It is really a shame that nothing came of the idea to protest this conference.

Julie in SW Florida



Fri, 03 Jan 2003 03:00:00 GMT
 
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