The Black Death

etezete

Jedi Council Member
Finally... I found Prof Kießlings article " The Black Death and the white spots", but only in German.

I'm gonna read it now and will see if I can put together a little synopsis, maybe by tomorrow evening.

Here is the Link to the German text:

http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/0006/bsb00069326/images/index.html?id=00069326&groesser=&fip=eayaxsqrsxdsydxseayaxdsydyztsxsxs&no=7&seite=529
 

Pashalis

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FOTCM Member
An interesting new simulation is out about the collapse of global society via a virus, which is called "Collapse: The End Of Society Simulation". It is a promotion for a upcoming release of a video game with that same theme:

http://collapse-thedivisiongame.ubi.com/en/#

What I found particullary interesting: The simulation starts with yourself as the first person who has the virus and depending on your location and which places you go, the Virus effects and expands in slightly different ways worldwide. Also I'm wondering if the location output the simulation gives you, for different"vacination/emergency stations" in your immidiate area, is just based on radom google searches within the simulation, or if it is based on already existing plans (of the government) on where an how those stations will work when a virus hits? Or in other words: Is some of the information there based on inside knowlege?
 

Corvus

Jedi Council Member
An interesting new simulation is out about the collapse of global society via a virus, which is called "Collapse: The End Of Society Simulation". It is a promotion for a upcoming release of a video game with that same theme:

There is truth in what is said in it s trailer, notice the snow and ice age climate, and in the right corner 11 9 and take back at the end of it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPq_NVi-TC4

It is only preparing people for what s to come to accept it as done deal.
 

c.a.

The Living Force
FOTCM Member
Maybe an intentional miss diagnose.

GRAPHIC: Strep throat leads to amputation of dad's hands, feet / Video
http://www.wfsb.com/story/34936412/graphic-strep-throat-leads-to-amputation-of-dads-hands-feet
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(CNN) -- A Michigan man is feeling grateful after surviving a strep throat infection that led to amputations of parts of his hands and feet and nearly cost his life.

Kevin Breen, 44, developed an extremely rare strep infection shortly after his son fought off a case of strep throat. The infection, caused by streptococcal bacteria, typically affects the throat and the tonsils.

Around Christmas, Breen began to develop flu-like symptoms, and he visited an urgent care clinic with stomach pain. He tested negative for flu and strep. But his pain did not improve, and he went to the emergency room.

While there, his stomach began to enlarge and harden. Hospital staff thought it was a mild case of acute pancreatitis, according to Breen's wife, Julie.

He showed signs of shock, and doctors decided to take him into surgery to find the cause of his problems.

Medical mystery

During the surgery, doctors found 3 liters of pus surrounding his organs. They did not know where it was coming from.

"Normally, we have to look for things such as perforations. We look for holes in the stomach or in the small bowel of the colon, and nothing was found," said Dr. Elizabeth Steensma, an acute care surgeon at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

After surgery, he developed a rash on his chest. Doctors feared it could be streptococcal toxic shock syndrome, a severe illness associated with streptococcal infection.

They took samples and discovered the bacteria that cause strep throat. Based on the sample, the rash on Breen's chest and his history, Steensma said, the pieces finally came together.

"That strep organism, that is really common, somehow that went from his pharynx in his throat and made its way into his abdominal cavity," she said.

Breen went into multisystem organ failure and severe septic shock.

Doctors worked quickly to treat him. The team "worked around the clock minute by minute for the next several days trying to keep him alive and get him home to his family," Steensma said.

Still, they weren't able to save his fingers and toes.

A rare, extreme case


Breen's severe case of septic shock, the toxins from the strep organism and medications he was on led to the need to amputate parts of his feet and hands, according to Steensma.

"It is extremely rare," she said.

For most who develop strep throat, it's little more than a temporary bother. But occasionally, strep can get into the bloodstream and cause a serious infection, according to Dr. William Schaffner, a professor of preventive medicine and infectious disease at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

"As (strep) travels through the body, it can set up housekeeping, if you will, in various locations in the body and cause damage at those locations," he said. Sepsis, a life-threatening complication caused by an infection, usually follows, and the body will go into shock.

Blood will then move to essential functions, such as the brain or heart, and away from blood vessels in the periphery. When this happens, the hands and toes begin to die, which sometimes prompts the need for amputation, Schaffner said.

Although these severe cases of strep are rare, he recommends seeking medical attention when an individual rapidly begins to feel unwell from a sore throat.

Symptoms of strep throat include pain when swallowing, swollen tonsils and lymph nodes, fever over 101 degrees Fahrenheit (38.3 degrees Celsius) and white or yellow spots on the back of a bright red throat. Strep throat can be passed between people through breathing, coughing or sneezing.

Handwashing is an effective way to reduce the risk of spreading the infection to others.

Road to recovery

Breen is back home with his family and on the road to recovery. He will be receiving a series of amputations, an estimated four total. Toes on both feet have already been amputated.

"I've become a full-time nurse," Julie Breen said. "We have quite a road ahead of us, but we're very, very thankful and very happy that we have a road ahead."

Kevin and Julie Breen are also thankful for the support they have received throughout his illness.

"We're just so thankful for the doctors that took care of him and the amount of prayers that went up," Julie Breen said. "We really feel strongly that God kept him alive for reason."

Even though Kevin Breen acknowledges that he has a long road ahead, he is keeping a positive attitude.

"We're just very grateful for all the prayers and all the support we've been getting from our families, friends and our church," he said.

Just Saying :whistle:

AMS
Events found: 11 in 2017 in MI - United States (US) with fragmentation
http://www.amsmeteors.org/members/imo_view/browse_events?country=236%7CUnited+States&state=MI&year=2017&options%5B%5D=frag&num_report=&event=&event_id=&event_year=&num_report=
Events found: 25 in 2017 in MI - United States (US)
http://www.amsmeteors.org/members/imo_view/browse_events?country=236%7CUnited+States&state=MI&year=2017&num_report=&event=&event_id=&event_year=&num_report=

Feb. 6 2017

https://youtu.be/Gq62r4P6jx4

Meteor falls through West Michigan Sky (Stat's for the MI area 2016 Mentioned)
Published on Dec 26, 2016

https://youtu.be/uMtn4EC0s20
 

annp

The Living Force
FOTCM Member
Maybe an intentional miss diagnose.

Possibly, but I did find that it is not unusual for strep to trigger sepsis. Found another instance where a child was diagnosed with a virulent form of strep that resulted in sepsis and the hospital amputated her feet and hands. This ‘more invasive’ form of strep can be deadly.

See _http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Wellness/long-er-wait-allegedly-resulted-loss-limbs-infant/story?id=12930923

In rare, more aggressive types of strep, the streptococcus bacteria that causes the illness can move from the throat to the bloodstream and the resulting sepsis can lead to the loss of extremities, says Dr. Ari Brown, a pediatrician in Austin, Texas, and co-author of "Baby 411."

"When the bacterial infection goes through the bloodstream, you have sepsis and a problem with your blood clotting ability. As a result, [the infection] cuts off the blood flow to the extremities and those areas die," Brown says.
[..]

When Strep Goes Awry

In most cases, strep results in fever and infections of the skin or throat, in what's typically called "strep throat." Patients usually recover after a dose of antibiotics. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are several million cases of this less-serious strain of strep reported each year. There is a more invasive group A strain of strep, however, and this afflicts about 9,000 to 11,500 people each year, resulting in about 1,000 to 1,800 deaths annually.

"Group A strep is very, very common," says Dr. Lucy Pontrelli , director of pediatric infectious disease at Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y. "The problem is that people become very afraid" when they hear the stories of the more aggressive strains of strep, "but most infections are benign and treatable."

In those cases when strep is invasive, however, the infection can progress rapidly, even in healthy patients, Pontrelli says. An 11-year-old boy showed up with invasive strep A last Friday at Maimonides, Pontrelli says, and had to be put into intensive care. Once stabilized, the boy was transferred to another hospital for surgery to remove the large blood clot.
 

c.a.

The Living Force
FOTCM Member
aleana said:
Maybe an intentional miss diagnose.

Possibly, but I did find that it is not unusual for strep to trigger sepsis. Found another instance where a child was diagnosed with a virulent form of strep that resulted in sepsis and the hospital amputated her feet and hands. This ‘more invasive’ form of strep can be deadly.

See _http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Wellness/long-er-wait-allegedly-resulted-loss-limbs-infant/story?id=12930923

In rare, more aggressive types of strep, the streptococcus bacteria that causes the illness can move from the throat to the bloodstream and the resulting sepsis can lead to the loss of extremities, says Dr. Ari Brown, a pediatrician in Austin, Texas, and co-author of "Baby 411."

"When the bacterial infection goes through the bloodstream, you have sepsis and a problem with your blood clotting ability. As a result, [the infection] cuts off the blood flow to the extremities and those areas die," Brown says.
[..]

When Strep Goes Awry

In most cases, strep results in fever and infections of the skin or throat, in what's typically called "strep throat." Patients usually recover after a dose of antibiotics. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are several million cases of this less-serious strain of strep reported each year. There is a more invasive group A strain of strep, however, and this afflicts about 9,000 to 11,500 people each year, resulting in about 1,000 to 1,800 deaths annually.

"Group A strep is very, very common," says Dr. Lucy Pontrelli , director of pediatric infectious disease at Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y. "The problem is that people become very afraid" when they hear the stories of the more aggressive strains of strep, "but most infections are benign and treatable."

In those cases when strep is invasive, however, the infection can progress rapidly, even in healthy patients, Pontrelli says. An 11-year-old boy showed up with invasive strep A last Friday at Maimonides, Pontrelli says, and had to be put into intensive care. Once stabilized, the boy was transferred to another hospital for surgery to remove the large blood clot.

Thanks aleana. Septis is very real, and ongoing problem in major hospitals in the states. As having been informed. Interesting is how these two viruses appear to mimic each other.
 
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