- This is not the only report of mystery illness in Russia.
I will add a report of a request for information on a mystery illness in
- As noted below, those ill are students, young people
who would have NO immunity to a recombinent Influenza A with SARS or SARS
- I think that we will see an above number of atypical
pneumonia cases and/or severe bronchitis with the Influenza A LIKE virus
circulating in the US and hitting areas like Colorado extremely hard.
- We may be seeing the beginning of a worldwide pandemic.
There is also a similar mystery illness in Brazil.
- From ProMED-mail
- Undiagnosed Disease Outbreak Among Students At Moscow
- Infectious and Parasitological Diseases News
- (translated by Mod.NR)
- According to the "Stolichnaya" newspaper, [a
disease outbreak started] at the end of November in a number of student
hostels simultaneously. According to preliminary data the cause of the
outbreak is a severe form of pneumonia. A first-year freshman in the Mathematics
and Cybernetics Department died from this unknown disease on 27 Nov 2003.
- Student Health Service Polyclinic no. 202 stated that
[the student did not seek medical attention early enough, and only called
the emergency service when it was too late]. The polyclinic has not disclosed
the final diagnosis of the student's condition.
- According to MSU students, another 10 students have been
admitted in severe condition to the infectious disease departments of Moscow
hospitals. According to other sources their number exceeds 20. The Student
Health Service Polyclinic stated that: "Yes, we have a lot of students
in hostels with flu and high fever, however it is ridiculous to say that
we suspect atypical pneumonia. This outbreak may be a severe form of flu
with associated high temperature, where an affected person might die in
- [No confirmed diagnosis is available, but it would seem
that the authorities believe that the outbreak is no more than a severe
form of influenza. Further information would be welcomed from any informed
source. - Mod.CP] .............nr/cp/pg/dk
- UNDIAGNOSED ILLNESS - RUSSIA (KHANTY-MANSIYSK): REQUEST
- A ProMED-mail post
- ProMED-mail is a program of the
- International Society for Infectious Diseases
- Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2003 21:09:03 -0800 (PST)
- From: ProMED-mail <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Source: Tyumenskaya liniya 1 Dec 2003 [trans. by Mod.
- Unknown infection is affecting Beloyarsk rayon of Yugra
- (Hanti-Mantiysk autonomous district)
- An unknown infection has affected approximately 80 people
in the Beloyarsk region [Yugra in the Hanti-Mantiysk Autonomous District].
The symptoms of this infection include high fever, throat ache and exhausting
cough. According to Informational Agency Tyumen linei it is not the only
infection whish is spreading in the Beloyarsk rayon.
- [Khanty-Mansiysk is an autonomous Okrug in Western Siberia,
located to the north of Omsk. It is also referred to as the Komi Republic.
It is located in northeastern European Russia, the northern part of which
lies in the Arctic Circle. Most of the region is in the temperate zone
with a continental climate, with the exception of the northern part which
has a subarctic climate. Tundra accounts for 13 percent of the land, marshes
16 percent and forests approximately 69 percent. Approximately 2 percent
of the region's total area is arable land, more than 60 percent of which
is in the Vychegda River Basin. Agricultural activities focus on livestock
industries such as dairy farming, cattle breeding and the raising of hogs
- The differential diagnosis of illnesses that present
with a high fever, sore throat and cough is rather extensive. More information
on this outbreak would be appreciated, especially the epidemiology (demographics
of the cases). - Mod.MPP] ........................nr/mpp/lm
- MYSTERY ILLNESS, BRAZIL, REQUEST FOR INFORMATION;
- Date: Thuu 4 Nov 2003
- From: Marilda Milagres <email@example.com>
- Source: Jornal do Tocantins, Fri 28 Nov 2003 (in Portuguese,
- Mod.JW) [edited]
- Brazil (Tocantins): Undiagnosed Illness; Request for
- A total of 288 cases of a [presumptive] viral disease
similar to dengue has been reported by the State Health Secretariat in
Araguacema (295 km from the Tocantins state capital, Palmas, in the west-central
part of the state), Pium and other cities. 33 of these cases have developed
bronchopneumonia. The incubation period is 3 days, and the symptoms are
high fever (38.8 to 40 degrees C), severe headache, muscle and joint pains,
chills, and in some cases severe throat pain.
- The cases in Pium began in the first week of October
2003. The National Virus Reference Laboratory at the Evandro Chagas Institute
(IEC) in Belem, Para, has collected samples.
- Marilda Milagres
- [We hope our colleagues at the Evandro Chagas Institute
will inform us of
- the eventual diagnosis. - Mod.JW]
- Patricia A. Doyle, PhD
- Please visit my "Emerging Diseases" message
board at: http://www.clickitnews.com/ubbthreads/postlist.php?Cat=&Board=emergingdiseases
- Zhan le Devlesa tai sastimasa
- Go with God and in Good Health
- From Pam Rotella
- Aha! Finally a symptoms list for this year's "pneumonia-like"
flu! It seems every article I've read or TV story I've seen about this
year's flu FAILS TO MENTION THE SYMPTOMS for some reason...
- "The differential diagnosis of illnesses that present
with a high fever, sore throat and cough is rather extensive."
- ."The symptoms of this infection include high fever,
throat ache and exhausting cough."
- "33 of these cases have developed bronchopneumonia.
The incubation period is 3 days, and the symptoms are high fever (38.8
to 40 degrees C), severe headache, muscle and joint pains, chills, and
in some cases severe throat pain. "
- This sounds somewhat like the bad pneumonia-like flu
I had last month. (Who knows, maybe it was pneumonia -- I don't bother
seeing a dr. if I can cure it myself.)
- The cough and sore throat (other than the pneumonia)
were the main symptoms, I even had a fever (although not high, maybe because
I was using the zapper). And definitely when I cured it, there was some
structure to what finally emptied out of my lungs and a large quantity,
like pneumonia would cause.
- This was a flu where the Hulda Clark-style zapper just
wasn't good enough -- I'd use it and everything would be OK for a couple
of hours, then the sore throat & cough would come back, etc. So I
finally resorted to zapping once or twice a day, and using 4 strong herbal
extracts, took me a whole week with the zapper and concentrated supplements:
- 1.) Colloidal silver and
- 2.) grapefruit seed extract, taken together per instructions
on their bottles
- ..alternated with...
- 3.) Goldenseal tincture and 4.) elderberry extract, per
instructions on their bottles.
- Even though it took me a WEEK, now that I know that people
have died from it despite medical care, am glad that I opted for the zapper
and herbs instead of the hospital... Have never had any flu that the zapper
couldn't handle in anywhere from 1 to 4 days. (The 4-day variety was the
Spring 2001 flu in Milwaukee that "always" turned to pneumonia
-- every kid in my nieces' classes caught that flu and developed pneumonia.)
- Sounds like they're getting even better at developing
these things to attack healthy people. Note that I didn't start off by
trying ginger and garlic, which sometimes can cure a cold by themselves.
Didn't even think about them, as the zapper usually can handle everything.
Sometimes different years have different herbs that work better for that
particular strain, for example I think the 1998 flu responded the best