Gulf Oil Spill Workers Hospitalized
Symptoms outlined in the report:
Shortness of breath
Severe nasal irritation
Gulf Health Problems Blamed on Dispersed Oil
Symptoms outlined in the report:
- Eyes watering
Rashes on arms
The Crime of the Century Pt II
Symptoms outlined in the report:
- Severe headaches
Sore swollen throats
Chemically Induced Pnuemonitis
Loss of consciousness/collapse
Elevated blood pressure
Wet hacking cough
Gulf toxicologist: Shrimpers “bleeding from the rectum”; Dispersant “ruptures red blood cells, causes internal bleeding”
CNN, July 9. 2010: Shrimpers throwing their nets into water… [then] water from the nets splashed on his skin. …
[He experienced a] headache that lasted 3 weeks… heart palpitations… muscle spasms… bleeding from the rectum…
And that’s what that Corexit does, it ruptures red blood cells, causes internal bleeding, and liver and kidney damage. …
This stuff is so toxic combined… not the oil or dispersants alone. …Very, very toxic and goes right through skin.
Full list of reported Gulf “Blue Flu” symptoms cited above:
1. Eyes burning / watering
2. Severe headaches
3. Nausea / upset stomach
4. Shortness of breath / difficulty breathing / respiratory problems
5. Sore / swollen / burning throats
7. Chronic fatigue
8. Severe nasal irritation
10. Wet hacking cough
11. Burning mouth
12. Brown colored vomit / urine
13. Profuse sweating
14. Chest congestion / coughing
15. Lethargy / weakness / chronic fatigue
16. Impaired memory
17. Elevated blood pressure
18. Loss of consciousness
19. Chemically induced pneumonia
23. Bleeding from the rectum
24. Heart palpitations
25. Muscle spasms
Dengue Fever in Key West
(CNN, August 3) The Florida Department of Health confirmed an increase in the number of cases of dengue fever acquired in the Key West area.
New statistics from the department said 24 cases of dengue fever have been reported in Key West through mid-July. Of those, 18 involve Key West residents, five are residents of other Florida counties and one case involves a resident of another state.
Symptoms appear three to 14 days after the bite of an infected mosquito, according to the Florida Department of Health. They include:
1. sudden onset of fever,
2. severe headache,
3. severe pain behind the eyes,
4. muscle, joint and bone pain (giving the disease the nickname "break-bone fever")
5. and bleeding.
6. Gastrointestinal symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea may also be present in some cases.
Dengue fever symptoms usually last four to seven days. It is often diagnosed incorrectly because the symptoms are similar to influenza and other viruses. Dengue hemorrhagic fever is a rare but more severe form of dengue infection that can be fatal if not recognized and treated
Viral hemorrhagic (hem-uh-RAJ-ik) fevers are infectious diseases that interfere with the blood's natural ability to clot. These diseases can also damage the walls of tiny blood vessels, making them leaky. The internal bleeding that results can range from relatively minor to life-threatening.
Some viral hemorrhagic fevers include:
• Yellow fever
No current treatment can cure viral hemorrhagic fevers, and immunizations exist for only a few types. Until additional vaccines are developed, the best approach is prevention.
DENGUE FEVER SYMPTOMS (Carrier: Mosquitoes)
Dengue (DENG-gay) fever is a disease — ranging from mild to severe — caused by four related viruses spread by a particular species of mosquito. Mild dengue fever causes high fever, rash, and muscle and joint pain. More-severe forms of the disease — dengue hemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome — can additionally cause severe bleeding, a sudden drop in blood pressure (shock) and death.
With the mild form of the disease, you may experience some or all of these signs and symptoms:
• High fever, up to 105 F (40.6 C)
• A rash over most of your body, which may subside after a couple of days and then reappear
• Severe headache, backache or both
• Pain behind your eyes
• Severe joint and muscle pain
• Nausea and vomiting
Dengue hemorrhagic fever
More-severe forms of the disease usually begin the same way as the mild form (dengue fever) then become worse after several days.
Dengue hemorrhagic fever — a more severe form of the disease than initial dengue fever — can cause signs and symptoms of dengue fever plus:
• Significant damage to your blood and lymph vessels
• A decrease in the number of blood cells that help your blood clot (platelets)
• Bleeding from the nose and mouth
• Bleeding under the skin, which gives the appearance of bruising
Dengue shock syndrome — Dengue shock syndrome — the most severe form of the disease — may cause signs and symptoms of mild dengue fever plus:
• Severe abdominal pain
• Frequent vomiting
• Fluid (plasma) leakage from blood vessels
• Heavy bleeding
• A sudden drop in blood pressure (shock)
Severe signs and symptoms may appear after your fever has improved.
YELLOW FEVER SYMPTOMS (Carrier: Mosquitoes)
Yellow fever is a hemorrhagic fever caused by a virus spread by a particular species of mosquito. In mild cases, yellow fever causes:
nausea and vomiting.
But yellow fever can become more serious, causing
liver and kidney problems.
Up to 50 percent of people with the more severe form of yellow fever die of the disease.
During the first three to six days after you've contracted yellow fever — the incubation period — you won't experience any signs or symptoms. After this, the virus enters an acute phase and then, in some cases, a toxic phase that can be life-threatening.
Once the yellow fever virus enters the acute phase, you may experience signs and symptoms including:
• Muscle aches, particularly in your back and knees
• Nausea, vomiting or both
• Loss of appetite
• Red eyes, face or tongue
These signs and symptoms usually improve and are gone within several days.
Although signs and symptoms may disappear for a day or two following the acute phase, some people with acute yellow fever then enter a toxic phase. During the toxic phase, acute signs and symptoms return and more-severe and life-threatening ones also appear. These can include:
• Yellowing of your skin and the whites of your eyes (jaundice)
• Abdominal pain and vomiting, sometimes blood
• Decreased urination
• Bleeding from your nose, mouth and eyes
• Heart dysfunction (arrhythmias)
• Liver and kidney failure
• Brain dysfunction, including delirium, seizures and coma
The toxic phase of yellow fever can be fatal.
EBOLA & MARBURG VIRUS SYMPTOMS (Carrier: animals/humans)
Ebola and Marburg viruses live in one or more animal hosts, and humans can contract the viruses from infected animals. After the initial transmission, the viruses can spread from person-to-person through contact with body fluids or contaminated needles.
Signs and symptoms of hemorrhagic fevers caused by Ebola virus and Marburg virus start abruptly within a few days to a week or more after infection. Early signs and symptoms include:
* Severe headache
* Joint and muscle aches
* Sore throat
Over time, symptoms become increasingly severe and may include:
* Nausea and vomiting
* Diarrhea (may be bloody)
* Red eyes
* Raised rash
* Chest pain and cough
* Stomach pain
* Severe weight loss
* Confusion, irritability or aggression
* Massive hemorrhaging from many sites, including nose, mouth, rectum, eyes and ears.
Ebola and Marburg hemorrhagic fevers are difficult to diagnose because many of the early signs and symptoms resemble those of other infectious diseases, such as typhoid and malaria.
Which of the above listed viruses best describes and closely matches the symptoms of the "Gulf Flu" or, as I refer to it, THE BLUE FLU?
I'll let each reader make his or her own conclusions.
I find it downright frightening how the reported symptoms from the Gulf of Mexico workers and residents are so close, if not matches, to the same symptoms of these viruses or at least one of them.
What is being experienced by people living along the Gulf of Mexico may not be any of these viruses. Then again, the BLUE PLAGUE may be a variant of one of these viruses somehow induced by the Corexit or other chemicals.
We don't know the real truth yet.
There are no solid answers to this other than the Gulf BLUE PLAGUE exists regardless of how it has evolved and what the catalyst may be.