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An outbreak of a peculiar strain of the E. coli bacteria has already taken 40 lives worldwide.
With fear that this outbreak will become a full-blown epidemic, scientists and citizens alike are wondering why this seemingly invincible strain is here and what they can do to combat it.
“If you look at it genetically…you have to come to the conclusion that this strain was exposed to eight different classes of antibiotics in its creation,” says Mike Adams, the editor-in-chief of NaturalNews. com. This creation, says Adams, is not something that happens naturally.
Read more and watch the video report here:
http://www.politicalfailblog.com/2011/06/deadly-e-coli-was-engineered.htmlAn outbreak of a peculiar strain of the E. coli bacteria has already taken 40 lives... more
Forensic evidence emerges that European e.coli superbug was bioengineered to produce human fatalities(NaturalNews) Even as the veggie blame game is now under way across the EU, where a super resistant strain of e.coli is sickening patients and filling hospitals in Germany, virtually no one is talking about how e.coli could have magically become resistant to eight different classes of antibiotic drugs and then suddenly appeared in the food supply.
This particular e.coli variation is a member of the O104 strain, and O104 strains are almost never (normally) resistant to antibiotics. In order for them to acquire this resistance, they must be repeatedly exposed to antibiotics in order to provide the "mutation pressure" that nudges them toward complete drug immunity.
So if you're curious about the origins of such a strain, you can essentially reverse engineer the genetic code of the e.coli and determine fairly accurately which antibiotics it was exposed to during its development. This step has now been done (see below), and when you look at the genetic decoding of this O104 strain now threatening food consumers across the EU, a fascinating picture emerges of how it must have come into existence.
The genetic code reveals the history
When scientists at Germany's Robert Koch Institute decoded the genetic makeup of the O104 strain, they found it to be resistant to all the following classes and combinations of antibiotics:
• nalidixic acid
• amoxicillin / clavulanic acid
In addition, this O104 strain posses an ability to produce special enzymes that give it what might be called "bacteria superpowers" known technically as ESBLs:
"Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamases (ESBLs) are enzymes that can be produced by bacteria making them resistant to cephalosporins e.g. cefuroxime, cefotaxime and ceftazidime - which are the most widely used antibiotics in many hospitals," explains the Health Protection Agency in the UK (http://www.hpa.org.uk/Topics/Infect...).
On top of that, this O104 strain possesses two genes -- TEM-1 and CTX-M-15 -- that "have been making doctors shudder since the 1990s," reports The Guardian (http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentis...). And why do they make doctors shudder? Because they're so deadly that many people infected with such bacteria experience critical organ failure and simply die.
Bioengineering a deadly superbug
So how, exactly, does a bacterial strain come into existence that's resistant to over a dozen antibiotics in eight different drug classes and features two deadly gene mutations plus ESBL enzyme capabilities?
There's really only one way this happens (and only one way) -- you have to expose this strain of e.coli to all eight classes of antibiotics drugs. Usually this isn't done at the same time, of course: You first expose it to penicillin and find the surviving colonies which are resistant to penicillin. You then take those surviving colonies and expose them to tetracycline. The surviving colonies are now resistant to both penicillin and tetracycline. You then expose them to a sulfa drug and collect the surviving colonies from that, and so on. It is a process of genetic selection done in a laboratory with a desired outcome. This is essentially how some bioweapons are engineered by the U.S. Army in its laboratory facility in Ft. Detrick, Maryland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nation...).
Although the actual process is more complicated than this, the upshot is that creating a strain of e.coli that's resistant to eight classes of antibiotics requires repeated, sustained expose to those antibiotics. It is virtually impossible to imagine how this could happen all by itself in the natural world. For example, if this bacteria originated in the food (as we've been told), then where did it acquire all this antibiotic resistance given the fact that antibiotics are not used in vegetables?
When considering the genetic evidence that now confronts us, it is difficult to imagine how this could happen "in the wild." While resistance to a single antibiotic is common, the creation of a strain of e.coli that's resistant to eight different classes of antibiotics -- in combination -- simply defies the laws of genetic permutation and combination in the wild. Simply put, this superbug e.coli strain could not have been created in the wild. And that leaves only one explanation for where it really came from: the lab.
Additional developments on this e.coli outbreak
• 22 fatalities have so far been reported, with 2,153 people now sickened and possibly facing kidney failure.
• An agricultural ministry in Germany said that even though they now know the source of the outbreak is a German sprout farm, they are still not lifting their warnings for people to avoid eating tomatoes and lettuce. In other words, keep the people afraid!
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/032622_ecoli_bioengineering.html#ixzz1OmjpPxSr(NaturalNews) Even as the veggie blame game is now under way across the EU, where a... more
The site StuffedAnimals.com are selling a series of virus based plush toys.
They're very cute but I don't think I would want little sister running around playing with E Coli or Flesh Eating Microbe.
This just makes me think, "Who thought of this?!?!"
Who knows, maybe sexually transmitted diseases are cute.
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Two died and 26 others became ill after apparently eating ground beef that might have been contaminated with E. coli bacteria, The Associated Press reported.
A spokeswoman for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told the AP that one person who died, an adult from New York, had several underlying health conditions.
The other previously reported death was in New Hampshire.
Health officials said Saturday the products were packaged between Sept. 15-16 and may have been labeled with sell-by dates from Sept. 19-28, according to The Associated Press.
The contaminated meat may be related to the recall of almost 546,000 pounds of ground beef in Connecticut, Maine and Massachusetts. That meat was sold by Fairbank Farms in Ashville, N.Y.Two died and 26 others became ill after apparently eating ground beef that might have... more
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(CNN) -- Hamburgers are an American passion. And millions of Americans consume burgers, and other forms of meat, every day without consequences.
But ground beef contaminated with E. coli bacteria has sickened, paralyzed and even killed some people who ate it.
On Monday night's "Larry King Live," a wide range of guests joined an in-depth and spirited debate to answer this question: Should meat, and most specifically hamburgers, be a part of the American diet?
One person who has said "no" to burgers is Bill Marler, an expert on foodborne illness litigation. Marler has been litigating on this issue since the Jack in the Box E. coli outbreak in 1993.
"Since the Jack in the Box case, I've never had a hamburger," Marler said. "I have three daughters -- 17, 14 and 10 -- and they've never had a hamburger.
"What happens in hamburger is the E. coli bacteria is in the guts of cows. And during the slaughtering process, those guts are nicked or there's fecal material on the hides. It gets on the red meat," Marler explained to King.
"And when you cook a steak, assuming that steak hasn't been penetrated, you can kill the bacteria that's on the outside of the meat. It's not on the inside of the meat. But when you ground that meat up, that E. coli is in there," he said.
For Barbara Kowalcyk, the issue is professional -- she's director of food safety at the Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention. But the issue is also deeply personal -- her 2-year-old son, Kevin, died of complications due to E. coli infection in 2001.
Kevin "went from being a perfectly healthy, beautiful child to being dead in 12 days. It was unbelievable," Kowalcyk told King.
Despite her devastating loss, Kowalcyk and her center are not taking a total stand against meat.
"We do not want to tell people what to eat or what not to eat," she said. "We want consumers to have the information they need to make educated choices about what they feed themselves and their loved ones. And we want better protections in this country for food. Americans believe that their food is safe, and they have a right to know the risks."
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New York Times: "Eating Ground Beef Is Still A Gamble"
Stephanie Smith, a children's dance instructor, thought she had a stomach virus. The aches and cramping were tolerable that firstday, and she finished her classes.
Then her diarrhea turned bloody. Her kidneys shut down. Seizures knocked her unconscious. The convulsions grew so relentless that doctors had to put her in a coma for nine weeks. When she emerged, she could no longer walk. The affliction had ravaged her nervous system and left her paralyzed...
Ms. Smith's reaction to the virulent strain of E. coli was extreme, but tracing the story of her burger, through interviews and government and corporate records obtained by The New York Times, shows why eating ground beef is still a gamble. Neither the system meant to make the meat safe, nor the meat itself, is what consumers have been led to believe.New York Times: "Eating Ground Beef Is Still A Gamble" Stephanie... more
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday confirmed that it has found E. coli O157:H7 bacteria in a sample of Nestle Toll House refrigerated cookie dough.
The contaminated sample was collected at Nestle's facility in Danville, Va. on Thursday, the FDA said in a statement.
Nestle SA earlier on Monday announced a recall of Toll House refrigerated cookie dough, saying the FDA had found evidence of E. Coli in a production sample of a refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough bar.
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Officials say a recall of nearly 96,000 pounds of ground beef products began with three people sick from E. coli in the Cleveland area.
Illnesses related to the recalled meat also have been reported in Pennsylvania and Illinois.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Thursday that Valley Meats LLC of Coal Valley, Ill., began the recall after its meat was linked to the Ohio infections.
The Ohio Department of Health alerted federal officials last week that a 3-year-old girl, a 24-year-old man and a 71-year-old man with no connection to one another were ill from E. coli bacteria with the same genetic fingerprint.
Department spokesman Kristopher Weiss says two of the three were hospitalized and all are now recoveredOfficials say a recall of nearly 96,000 pounds of ground beef products began with... more
Michigan State University says a researcher has developed a vaccine for a strain of E. coli bacteria that kills 2 million to 3 million children a year.
A. Mahdi Saeed is a professor of epidemiology and infectious disease and has applied for a patent for the discovery.
The university says negotiations are underway with several pharmaceutical companies.
Enterotoxigenic E. coli is responsible for 60 to 70 percent of E. coli diarrheal disease. It is the cause of what is commonly called traveler's diarrhea.Michigan State University says a researcher has developed a vaccine for a strain of E.... more
Just when it seemed that contaminated vegetables posed a bigger risk of food poisoning than eating meat, along comes a pathogen that will only attack those of us who are carnivores.
The bacterium – a strain of Escherichia coli – makes a toxin that does its worst by latching onto a sugar molecule that humans don't have naturally. We can, only acquire it by eating red meat or dairy products.
"This toxin originally evolved to attack cattle or some other animals," says Ajit Varki, an expert in molecular medicine at the University of California, San Diego, who was involved in the study. By eating the toxin's intended target we made ourselves vulnerable too, he says.
When unlucky meat-eaters ingest this particular E. coli strain, its toxin kills the cells that line the gut, eventually causing bloody diarrhoea, Varki says. It also heads for blood vessels and the kidneys.Just when it seemed that contaminated vegetables posed a bigger risk of food poisoning... more
A steady diet of red meat makes the body more susceptible to a virulent form of intestinal bug that can cause bloody diarrhoea and even death, according to a study led by Australian researchers.
Scientists in Australia and the United States said persistently eating red meat appears to prime the body for exposure to this potent form of Escherichia coli (E coli), according to the study, published today.
The meat naturally contains sugar molecules called Neu5Gc that accumulate in cells lining the intestines and blood vessels, according to researchers at Monash University in Melbourne, working with US colleagues.
These molecules also act as a sort of magnet for the toxins exuded by the E coli strain, thus making it easier for the poisons to enter the bloodstream, they said.
"Prior meat eating would set one up for the toxin to bind when it shows up," said Ajit Varki, a researcher at the University of California at San Diego, one of the study's co-authors.
The Neu5Gc molecule is virtually absent in other foods such as fish, poultry and vegetables and fruits, Mr Varki said by email.
The investigation, published in the London-based journal Nature, is led by Travis Beddoe of Monash University.
In experiments, the team first tested the affinity of the E coli bacteria for Neu5Gc using cultured human cells in a lab dish.
"The human samples showed the presence of the Neu5Gc toxin binding sites in the gut and the kidney, the two target organs for the disease," said Mr Varki.
The researchers then confirmed the positive results using genetically modified mice in which the gene which naturally produced Neu5Gc was suppressed.
E coli is found in the lower intestine of animals and humans. Many of its strains are harmless, but others can cause serious, sometimes fatal health problems.
There are about 75,000 cases of E coli-related to food poisoning every year in the United States, including an average of 60 fatalities, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.
Most outbreaks have been traced to undercooked ground beef tainted with fecal matter post-slaughter.
E coli can also be transmitted through unwashed vegetables grown in farmland irrigated by sewage-contaminated water.
A steady diet of red meat makes the body more susceptible to a virulent form of... more