Frontline physician Tim Jagatic on the worst Ebola outbreak in history in McLean’s

Dr. Jagatic on the diseases stigma and whether or not it could spread beyond West Africa

by Genna Buck, July 25, 2014 in McLean’s (Link)

Few diseases inspire more terror than Ebola. The deadly virus causes rapidly worsening fever and pain, internal hemorrhages and, usually, death.

Most  patients spend their last days in isolation, sometimes bleeding from their eyes and nose, surrounded by people in Hazmat-style suits and goggles.

Some suspect the current outbreak originated among bat hunters near Guéckédougou, Guinea. Since February, it has spread to 1,093 people and killed 660 in the West African countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

Family doctor and native of Windsor, Ont., Tim Jagatic is on the ground in Kailahun, Sierra Leone, helping Doctors Without Borders fight the worst Ebola outbreak in history.

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Great Lakes Gulls Dying

“An unusual vitamin deficiency first discovered in birds in Europe may be striking down gulls in the Twin Ports [Duluth, MN – Superior, WI] harbor, wildlife rehabilitation experts say, and it appears to be killing Great Lakes fish as well.

“Several ring-billed gulls found in the Twin Ports have been treated at Wildwoods wildlife rehabilitation center in Duluth, cured with a shot of vitamin B1.

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Weve been getting them in for years, usually this time of summer, and its usually juvenile birds. Its been the same thing. They are unharmed; no sign of trauma, but nothing we did would help. Theyd get weaker and weaker and then keel over dead, Farr said.

It wasnt until last year that Farr found research from Europe, mostly Sweden, which described the same symptoms in gulls traced to a deficiency of thiamine, or vitamin B1

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Weather Versus Climate Change – Tyson & Friend

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Corn, soy insecticides like nicotine widespread in Midwest rivers USGS News Science Codex

“Neonicotinoid insecticides dissolve easily in water, but do not break down quickly in the environment. This means they are likely to be transported away in runoff from the fields where they were first applied to nearby surface water and groundwater bodies.
“The rivers studied drain most of Iowa, and parts of Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. These states have the highest use of neonicotinoid insecticides in the Nation, and the chemicals were found in all nine rivers and streams.”

Drought Map for July 22nd 2014