It all started when I came down with the flu this December 2012. I did not know I had the flu, I just know that I felt like I was going to die. My symptoms were the following:
- high Fever & sweats
- chills for 2 days
- no appetite
- throbbing headache
- entire body in pain, no comfort
- slept for days
I had time to turn on the ‘boob tube’ during these agonizing few days, and heard nothing on the news, even though my channel surfing scanned every major news network that I could find. I kept wondering how I came down with this “flu” because I haven’t even had so much as a cold in over 12 years. For the record, I haven’t taken an antibiotic since high school, I don’t do vaccines, flu shots or drugs of any kind. So what gives? I decided to get on Facebook and ask the question to see if anyone else was experiencing my symptoms, or at least similar. To my surprise , hundreds of people on Facebook responded with the same symptoms listed above. Yes! They too were feeling the same way, some had been experiencing there illnesses for a couple of weeks, some even longer. So I decided to dig a little deeper. Here is what I have found, and hold tight, because it gets interesting.
I started with the CDC (Center for Disease Control) to see what they were reporting. Here is what they had to say:
2012-2013 Influenza Season Week 51 ending December 22, 2012 (Flue elevated in 11 regions the last week of December 2012)
All data are preliminary and may change as more reports are received.
During week 51 (December 16-22), influenza activity increased in the U.S.
- Viral Surveillance: Of 6,234 specimens tested and reported by U.S. World Health Organization (WHO) and National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System (NREVSS) collaborating laboratories in week 51, 1,846 (29.6%) were positive for influenza.
- Pneumonia and Influenza Mortality: The proportion of deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza (P&I) was below the epidemic threshold.
- Influenza-Associated Pediatric Deaths: Eight influenza-associated pediatric deaths were reported. Three were associated with influenza B viruses, 3 were associated with influenza A (H3) viruses, and 2 were associated with influenza A viruses for which the subtype was not determined.
- Outpatient Illness Surveillance: The proportion of outpatient visits for influenza-like illness (ILI) was 4.2%; above the national baseline of 2.2%. Nine of 10 regions reported ILI above region-specific baseline levels. New York City and 16 states experienced high ILI activity; 8 states experienced moderate ILI activity; 10 states experienced low ILI activity; 14 states experienced minimal ILI activity, and the District of Columbia and 2 states had insufficient data.
- Geographic Spread of Influenza: Thirty-one states reported widespread geographic influenza activity; 14 states reported regional activity; the District of Columbia and 3 states reported local activity; 2 states reported sporadic activity; Guam reported no influenza activity, and Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
*If you notice there is no warning or alarm whatsoever, all looks casual and good on the home front. (you can read the rest of the CDC’s page here: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/)
You can also check out this page and it’s graphs as well http://gis.cdc.gov/grasp/fluview/FluHospChars.html
CHECK here to see if you have the following symptoms:
Influenza (also known as the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The flu is different from a cold. The flu usually comes on suddenly. People who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:
- Fever* or feeling feverish/chills
- Sore throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Muscle or body aches
- Fatigue (tiredness)
- Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.
* It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.
Most people who get influenza will recover in a few days to less than two weeks, but some people will develop complications (such as pneumonia) as a result of the flu, some of which can be life-threatening and result in death.
Pneumonia, bronchitis, and sinus and ear infections are three examples of complications from flu. The flu can make chronic health problems worse. For example, people with asthma may experience asthma attacks while they have the flu, and people with chronic congestive heart failure may have worsening of this condition that is triggered by the flu.
People at Higher Risk from Flu
Anyone can get the flu (even healthy people), and serious problems from influenza can happen at any age, but some people are at higher risk of developing serious flu-related complications if they get sick. This includes people 65 years and older, people of any age with certain chronic medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), pregnant women, and young children.
Flu is unpredictable and how severe it is can vary widely from one season to the next depending on many things, including:
- what flu viruses are spreading,
- how much flu vaccine is available
- when vaccine is available
- how many people get vaccinated, and
- how well the flu vaccine is matched to flu viruses that are causing illness.
I hopped over to the WEATHER BUG and found this report: December 28, 2012
Widespread Flu Covers More Than Half of U.S.
“As we wrap up 2012, the latest flu update has the largest number of states reporting widespread flu so far this season. There are now 31 states – Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming – that are reporting Widespread Activity. That is 2 more than last week, and more than 60 percent of the the U.S.!”
Dec 30, 2012
NDM-1 “Superbug” Now Acquired in Canada
The emergence of locally acquired NDM-1 in two Canadian hospitals raises concerns about “superbugs” and antibiotics’ future futility.
NDM-1, or New Delhi Metallo-beta-lactamase-1, is actually not a “superbug”, but an enzyme produced by certain bacteria that confer antibiotic resistance. Take this analogy for example: spinach is to Popeye as NDM-1 is to Klebsiella pneumonia. NDM-1 provides this infection with the superbug strength to withstand previously effective antimicrobials. Further underscoring the enzyme’s super powers is the ability of the gene responsible for producing the enzyme to spread unhindered between different types of bacteria. This leaves physicians with few but toxic drugs to treat varying infections, such as E. coli and Salmonella.”
They continue to report :
“NDM-1 bacterial strains have been reported in patients globally, all of who had a history of travel or medical tourism to NDM-1 prevalent areas, such as India. However, two recently released studies on outbreaks of NDM-1 Klebsiella pneumoniae (NDM-1- Kp) in two Toronto-area hospitals are the first of their kind to report the emergence of locally acquired infections.”
Both outbreaks discovered patients who were hospitalized with the drug-resistant bacteria despite no travel history linked to hospitalization or medical treatment in endemic countries.
This drug-resistant version of Klebsiella Pneumoniae spreads quickly and easily in healthcare settings. In the second outbreak, which occurred at the Sunnybrook Hospital in Ontario, it was discovered that the likely source of the outbreak was a shared hand-washing sink.”
“The resistant pathogen spread rapidly from two to seven patients.”
They also claim that “Few existing antibiotics are able to effectively treat these illnesses. For example, strains exist that are susceptible to only two antibacterial agents, colistin which is associated with high rates of kidney toxicity, and tigecyline, which the FDA recently linked to an increased risk of death.”
For more on the resistance , please see the pdf. http://www.nccid.ca/files/Purple_Paper_Note_mauve/PP_33_EN.pdf
Not good , being that most doctors are prescribing antibiotics for the flu. We all know that the antibiotics are not working in most cases…..the bugs are resistant, hence the term SUPER-BUG.
Any logic to the antidote?
We did speak with Dr. Wil Spencer at http://bodyelectrician.com/chelation.html We asked him what his take on the flu is and what should we do about it. Of course the answer is simple, but lengthy.
He believes the body can heal itself with the correct nutrition. He first recommended Chelation Therapy. Dr. Spencer believes that “You can reverse and heal the toxic effects of chemical exposure, as well as heavy metal poisoning and the infections and illnesses resulting from prolonged exposure to any and all of these harmful elements.
The human body is a natural detoxifier and it both feeds and cleans itself through its own natural inner chelation process. This is a simple, natural function which the body is unable to complete because it does not get the raw materials it needs. “
For more information on Arizona’s 2012-2013 influenza and RSV activity, please see the weekly activity reports below.
Updated: Friday, 28 Dec 2012, 6:11 PM EST
World Wide Tracking : http://www.nccid.ca/influenza
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