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Old 05-29-2012, 13:48   #1
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Exploding heart disease

Parasitic illness called Chagas, causes the victims heart to enlarge until the heart explodes.

The 'new AIDS of the Americas': Experts warn of the deadly Chagas disease that can cause victims hearts to explode | Mail Online

If the CDC makes a big deal out of chicken pox, why this exploding heart disease getting so little attention?

Its all fun and games until your buddies chest explodes during a sunday night football game.

I DEMAND the CDC and drug companies work on a vaccine for this exploding heart disease. After all, if we can push HPV and chicken pox vaccines, lets do something to stop your heart from exploding.
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There is a lot of stuff out there that the CDC keeps quiet about. I get concerned when the government gets involved with pushing some vaccines. I don't trust their flu shots or their phenomena vaccines. I am 51 and never had either one.
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Well...not really. The Daily Mail isn't quite the National Enquirer, but they do like a sensational story, even if it means they have to add most of the sensationalism themselves.

While the end result of Chagas disease is frequently heart failure, it's nowhere near as exciting as an explosion of the heart, let alone the chest. It's not even a rupture. Not so much as a leak.
The diseased heart muscle fibers don't contract effectively, which reduces the heart's pumping pressure, which makes it unable to move the blood volume, which causes blood to back up into the heart, which makes the heart dilate to accommodate the stagnant blood, which reduces its effectiveness as a pump even more, and meanwhile the dilation makes the heart increasingly electrically unstable, which further reduces pumping, etc., etc., on and on in the vicious cycle over years until the heart just quits pumping and you suddenly and quietly die. Usually in your sleep. Without a bloody mess.

Our risk of contracting Chagas disease in the U.S. is significantly less than getting struck by lightning while simultaneously winning the lottery and the Nobel Prize in Quantum Mechanics.
Although Chagas disease can be transmitted by blood transfusions, maternal-fetal, or eating uncooked critters with Chagas disease, it overwhelmingly is transmitted by being bitten by one of the Reduviid bugs.

Since we don't have Reduviid bugs in the U.S., there isn't much CDC can do about killing bugs we don't have. Eradication of the vector is still the primary and most effective mechanism to control any arthropod-borne disease.
The Red Cross already screens all blood and blood products for Chagas.

Using U.S. taxpayer money to develop a vaccine for a disease that pretty much doesn't exist in the U.S. might be "globally conscious", but we already do more than our fair share for the rest of the world. Let Hugo Chavez fund the vaccine with his oil money. Perhaps Mexico's drug cartels would like to take a break from their wholesale slaughter of the Mexican people and fund the research; they have plenty of money.

Besides, given CDC's long and shameful history of pushing socialist political agendas and generating bogus "studies" that "prove" the dogma of gun-banners and nanny-state politicians, I'd prefer the CDC having as little of my tax money as possible.
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Originally Posted by PigBat View Post
Well...not really. The Daily Mail isn't quite the National Enquirer, but they do like a sensational story, even if it means they have to add most of the sensationalism themselves.

While the end result of Chagas disease is frequently heart failure, it's nowhere near as exciting as an explosion of the heart, let alone the chest. It's not even a rupture. Not so much as a leak.
The diseased heart muscle fibers don't contract effectively, which reduces the heart's pumping pressure, which makes it unable to move the blood volume, which causes blood to back up into the heart, which makes the heart dilate to accommodate the stagnant blood, which reduces its effectiveness as a pump even more, and meanwhile the dilation makes the heart increasingly electrically unstable, which further reduces pumping, etc., etc., on and on in the vicious cycle over years until the heart just quits pumping and you suddenly and quietly die. Usually in your sleep. Without a bloody mess.

Our risk of contracting Chagas disease in the U.S. is significantly less than getting struck by lightning while simultaneously winning the lottery and the Nobel Prize in Quantum Mechanics.
Although Chagas disease can be transmitted by blood transfusions, maternal-fetal, or eating uncooked critters with Chagas disease, it overwhelmingly is transmitted by being bitten by one of the Reduviid bugs.

Since we don't have Reduviid bugs in the U.S., there isn't much CDC can do about killing bugs we don't have. Eradication of the vector is still the primary and most effective mechanism to control any arthropod-borne disease.
The Red Cross already screens all blood and blood products for Chagas.

Using U.S. taxpayer money to develop a vaccine for a disease that pretty much doesn't exist in the U.S. might be "globally conscious", but we already do more than our fair share for the rest of the world. Let Hugo Chavez fund the vaccine with his oil money. Perhaps Mexico's drug cartels would like to take a break from their wholesale slaughter of the Mexican people and fund the research; they have plenty of money.

Besides, given CDC's long and shameful history of pushing socialist political agendas and generating bogus "studies" that "prove" the dogma of gun-banners and nanny-state politicians, I'd prefer the CDC having as little of my tax money as possible.
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Old 06-03-2012, 14:29   #5
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I can attest that adult Chicken Pox is a thoroughly miserable experience.
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Originally Posted by freesw View Post
I can attest that adult Chicken Pox is a thoroughly miserable experience.
I got it when I was 17... it sucked, allot.
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Originally Posted by Kevin View Post
Parasitic illness called Chagas, causes the victims heart to enlarge until the heart explodes.

The 'new AIDS of the Americas': Experts warn of the deadly Chagas disease that can cause victims hearts to explode | Mail Online

If the CDC makes a big deal out of chicken pox, why this exploding heart disease getting so little attention?

Its all fun and games until your buddies chest explodes during a sunday night football game.

I DEMAND the CDC and drug companies work on a vaccine for this exploding heart disease. After all, if we can push HPV and chicken pox vaccines, lets do something to stop your heart from exploding.
can we get some of those little critters and spread them through out the OWS camps?
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:36   #8
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Originally Posted by 556x45lee View Post
can we get some of those little critters and spread them through out the OWS camps?
How telling that, of all things, that's what comes to your mind. Do you know of one of the more notorious precedents? Infect some blankets, donate them ...

Some unbroken but very crooked lines can be traced through history.
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Chagas sounds like it has more in common with West Nile virus and Lyme Disease than AIDS.

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In the United States, Chagas disease is considered one of the Neglected Parasitic Infections, a group of five parasitic diseases that have been targeted by CDC for public health action.

CDC - Chagas Disease

Chagas: Is tropical disease really the new AIDS? | The Lookout - Yahoo! News

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While most cases of Chagas disease are in Central and South America, 11 different species of the bugs live in the Southern U.S. They may be found as far north as Pennsylvania in the East and Northern California in the West.
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Chagas Disease FAQ: Is Kissing Bug Disease the AIDS of the Americas?

Global warming will cause many tropical diseases to spread north.
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Originally Posted by freesw View Post
How telling that, of all things, that's what comes to your mind. Do you know of one of the more notorious precedents? Infect some blankets, donate them ...

Some unbroken but very crooked lines can be traced through history.
WELL they have a cure for smallpox
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I faced it in my childhood, it's very dangerous feel
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