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ABC NEWS | Florida Asks FDA Approval to Eliminate Dengue Fever With Genetically Modified
Mosquitoes. Mosquito control officials in the Florida Keys are awaiting approval from the federal government to begin releasing hundreds of thousands of genetically modified mosquitoes to stop the spread of dengue fever. In many states, the threats of mosquito born disease have arrived.
The Tiger Mosquito. Deadly House Mosquito and 150 varieties.
Although reporters say, "no one knows how they got here," we must realize that Global Warming has changed our environment. With hotter temperatures, plus the increase in hurricanes and flooding, these insects thrive in humid, wet regions. Remove any standing water containers in your yard.
Dengue, dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF)
Dengue fever is a disease caused by one of a number of viruses that are carried by mosquitoes. These mosquitoes then transmit the virus to humans.
The virus that causes dengue fever is called an arbovirus, which stands for arthropod-borne virus. Mosquitoes are a type of arthropod. In a number of regions, mosquitoes carry this virus and are responsible for passing it along to humans.
Dengue fever cannot be passed directly from one infected person to another. Instead, the virus responsible for dengue fever requires an intermediate vector, a mosquito, which carries the virus from one host to another. The mosquito that carries the arbovirus responsible for dengue fever is the same type of mosquito that can transmit other diseases, including yellow fever. This mosquito is called Aedes egypti. The most common victims are children younger than 10 years of age.
Dengue is caused by Flavivirus. Flavivirus has four closely related, but antigenically distinct, virus serotypes (DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3, and DEN-4), of the genus Flavivirus.
Infection with one of these serotypes does not provide cross-protective immunity, so persons living in a dengue-endemic area can have four dengue infections during their lifetimes.
Dengue is primarily a disease of the tropics. The viruses that cause it are maintained in a cycle involving humans and Aedes aegypti, a domestic, day-biting mosquito that prefers to feed on humans. Infection with dengue viruses produces a spectrum of clinical illness ranging from a nonspecific viral syndrome to severe and fatal hemorrhagic disease.
Important risk factors for DHF include the strain and serotype of the infecting virus, as well as the age, immune status, and genetic predisposition of the patient.
Mechanism of Infection & symptoms
Dengue fever can occur when a mosquito carrying the arbovirus bites a human, passing the virus on to the new host. Once in the body, the virus travels to various glands where it multiplies. The virus can then enter the bloodstream. The presence of the virus within the blood vessels, especially those feeding the skin, causes changes to these blood vessels. The vessels swell and leak. The spleen and lymph nodes become enlarged, and patches of liver tissue die. A process called disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) occurs, where chemicals responsible for clotting are used up and lead to a risk of severe bleeding (hemorrhage).
After the virus has been transmitted to the human host, a period of incubation occurs which lasts for about 5-8 days. During this period, the virus multiplies.
Symptoms of the disease appear suddenly and include high fever, chills, headache, eye pain, red eyes, enlarged lymph nodes, a red flush to the face, lower back pain, extreme weakness, and severe aching in the legs and joints.
This initial period of illness lasts about 2-3 days. After this time, the fever drops rapidly and the patient sweats heavily. After about a day of feeling relatively well, the patient's temperature increases again, although not as much as the first time. A rash of small red bumps begins on the arms and legs, spreading to the chest, abdomen, and back. It rarely affects the face. The palms of the hands and the soles of the feet become swollen and turn bright red. The characteristic combination of fever, rash, and headache are called the "dengue triad."
Most people recover fully from dengue fever, although weakness and fatigue may last for several weeks. Once a person has been infected with dengue fever, his or her immune system keeps producing cells that prevent reinfection for about a year.
Prevention and treatment
No dengue vaccine is available. Recently, however, attenuated candidate vaccine viruses have been developed in Thailand. These vaccines are safe and immunogenic when given in various formulations, including a quadrivalent vaccine for all four dengue virus serotypes. Efficacy trials in human volunteers have yet to be initiated. Research is also being conducted to develop second-generation recombinant vaccine viruses; the Thailand attenuated viruses are used as a template. Therefore, an effective dengue vaccine for public use will not be available for 5 to 10 years.
Dengue Fever Homeopathic Management
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Particulars of Dengue
This analysis contains 312 remedies and 19 symptoms.
Intensity is considered
S. No. Int. No. of Remedies
1 3 FEVER - DENGUE fever 1
2 2 FEVER - ERUPTIVE fevers - scarlatina 39
3 3 FEVER - EXTERNAL heat - chilliness, with 52
4 1 FEVER - INFLAMMATORY fever 33
5 4 FEVER - INTENSE heat 60
6 1 FEVER - SHIVERING, with 48
7 2 PERSPIRATION - FEVER, after the 36
8 2 GENERALS - CONGESTION - blood; of 152
9 1 GENERALS - CONGESTION - glands; of 2
10 2 GENERALS - INFLAMMATION - blood vessels, of 22
11 3 GENERALS - INFLAMMATION - glands; of 97
12 1 GENERALS - INFLAMMATION - lymphatic vessels 33
13 2 GENERALS - WEAKNESS - excessive 8
14 3 GENERALS - WEAKNESS - fever - during 36
15 1 GENERALS - WEAKNESS - fever - after 7
16 1 GENERALS - WEAKNESS - fever - following prolonged fever3
17 4 HEAD - PAIN - heat - during the 63
18 2 GENERALS - HEMORRHAGE 211
19 2 GENERALS - HEMORRHAGE - fever; during paroxysmal 1
ars. acon. sulph. lyc. arn. hep. lach. apis cupr. bell. ant-t. rhus-t.
4141 4096 3678 3417 3366 3359 3335 3334 3222 3151 3118 3094
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2: 2 - 2 3 1 1 3 3 2 3 - 3
3: 3 2 2 2 2 1 2 - - 2 - -
4: 1 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 - 3 - 3
5: 3 3 - 2 3 1 2 2 1 3 1 3
6: - 1 3 - 3 2 2 2 - 2 1 2
7: 3 - - 2 - 2 2 - 2 2 1 2
8: 1 3 3 2 2 1 2 2 1 3 1 2
9: - - - - - - - - - - - -
10: 3 1 3 1 3 - 1 - 2 - 2 -
11: 1 2 3 2 1 2 1 2 - 3 - 1
12: 2 - 1 - 1 1 2 2 1 2 - 2
13: 1 - - - - - - - - - - -
14: 3 1 1 1 - - - 2 - - 1 2
15: - - 1 - - - - 2 - - - -
16: - - - - - - - - - - - -
17: 2 1 1 1 3 2 2 3 1 3 1 2
18: 2 2 3 2 3 1 3 2 2 3 1 2
19: - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mosquitoes are known to carry many infectious diseases from several different classes of microorganisms, including viruses and parasites. Mosquito-borne illnesses include malaria, West Nile virus (WN), Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), Western equine encephalitis (WEE), St. Louis encephalitis (SLE), La Crosse (LAC) encephalitis, dengue fever and yellow fever, Chikungunya, dog Heart Worm, and now Zika virus.
Motorcycle Emits Non-Toxic Repellent to lower mosquito population in neighborhoods.
Mosquitos kill more people every year than any other animal in the world, and in 2015 alone Thailand experienced more than a 207% increase in dengue patients, making it one of the worst years in recent history for this deadly mosquito-borne disease. The Duang Prateep Foundation, a non-profit charity dedicated to improving the lives of slum residents, wanted to do something about this, so together they created MotoRepellent to help combat mosquito infestation and mosquito-borne illnesses in the slums with motorcycles; because like mosquitos, they are everywhere.
MotoRepellent is a light-weight, mobile device filled with non-toxic mosquito repelling oil and magnetically attached to the end of a motorcycle’s exhaust pipe. Heat from the exhaust activates the oil and mosquito-repelling scent is propelled out into the air via exhaust pressure. As the main mode of transportation in the slums, motorcycles easily navigate the narrow alleys and reach every corner. As the motorcycles pass by, mosquitos within a radius of up to 3 meters are repelled, giving residents a safer, mosquito-free environment. Saving lives one ride at a time.
Music Credit: "Bangkok Mosquitos" by Monrak Kwanpohthai
Alastair C. Gray
"Best Practice and Creating Meaning in the Consulting Room"
Dr Gray's book provides us with practical advice about how to take a complete case in a wide range of clients. It is the first of a series of 6 volumes.
The publisher: This book offers a thorough description of the history of homeopathy, and a glimpse into its future. The author faces contentious issues directly, and questions existing standards with rigor.
The art of taking the case is much neglected in homeopathy but certainly not by Alastair C. Gray. This encyclopaedic approach to the subject is a major contribution to homeopathic literature. —Dr Brian Kaplan, UK
If I had this book during my days as a homeopathy student, I would not have taken such a muddled path to acquire my homeopathic case taking skills! This book on Homeopathic Case taking by Alastair Gray is going to be on the compulsory books listed for my BHMS students. —Dr Suriyakantun Osman, Malaysia
ABOUT THE AUTHOR : Alastair C. Gray heads up the homeopathy department at Endeavour College of Natural Health in Australia. He presents regular seminars at Kuala Lumpur, Toronto, Boulder, San Francisco, Galway in Ireland, Preston and Nottingham in England and Bangkok. He continues to teach the residential Fusion sessions, a post-graduate program in natural medicine, offered in New Zealand, Australia and online. In addition, Alastair runs a general natural medicine practice in the inner west and east of Sydney, Australia. Clinical practice remains a significant feature of his work with a focus in the treatment of anxiety, depression, addiction and men’s health.
He has published four books and numerous articles on provings including Kauri, Moreton bay fig, Tea tree, Waratah, Tar tree, Liquorice, Cactus, Kowhai, Tuberculinum, Bacilinum, Mosquito, Cockroach, Toad, Seahorse, Pearl, Irukandjii, Medusa, Box jellyfish and White tailed spider.