A caller to Randi Rhodes' Air America show Wednesday complained that "something was being sprayed" on the anti-war demonstrators at the nation's capitol in late September. Then there is this from the Wayne Madsen Report:
"Recently, biological hazard sensors in Washington, DC detected traces of the highly-infectious tularemia (rabbit fever) bacteria on the Washington Mall during the anti-war demonstrations held in the nation's capital, a gathering that brought together over 300,000 people from all parts of the country."
Tularemia "occurs naturally" but is nevertheless rare. It doesn't spray itself into the air. This was a biological attack against dissent.
And then there's this: Tularemia Bacteria Found
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notified health officials in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia last week that an airborne form of Tularemia bacterium was detected by air sensors in the vicinity of the National Capital Mall during the weekend of Sept. 24. Since then, additional tests from these collectors have all been negative.
Subsequent laboratory tests performed on the Sept. 24 and Sept. 25 samples have supported the presence of low levels of the bacterium in the environment. Public health officials do not believe the finding of low levels of the bacterium near the National Mall indicate a public health threat.
Tularemia, which occurs naturally, is easily treated with common antibiotics. It cannot be transmitted from person to person. Tularemia is found naturally in the environment, and health officials are doing additional environmental sampling as well as reviewing other possible causes of the positive reading.
State health departments have alerted local health departments, acute care treatment facilities, health care providers and veterinarians to be on the alert for signs of respiratory infections related to Tularemia. Also as a precaution, CDC and public health officials have alerted the medical community to be on the lookout for possible cases of Tularemia.
As a precautionary measure, CDC and public health officials are recommending that anyone who visited areas around the National Mall between 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 and 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 25 should see a health care provider if they experience symptoms related to Tularemia. Symptoms include, sudden fever, chills, headaches, muscle aches, joint pain, dry cough, conjunctivitis and pneumonia.
People who do not have symptoms of Tularemia do not need to seek out medical attention.
The Centers for Disease Control is the lead agency investigating this incident. Information about Tularemia is available from the CDC at http://www.cdc.gov. Similar information is available on the Virginia Department of Health Web site at http://www.vdh.virginia.gov.
Were you infected by this apparent Bushite biological warfare crime? You'll need this information:
· Glandular (GLAND-dew-lar): This is the second most common type of tularemia. In glandular tularemia the symptoms are fever and sore, swollen glands. There is no obvious ulcer.
· Typhoidal (tie-FOY-dul): This type is usually caused by breathing in the tularemia germ, but may also be caused by being bitten by an insect. You may also eat or drink something (meat, soil, water) with the tularemia germ in it. Symptoms of typhoidal tularemia include fever, extreme tiredness, and weight loss. Your glands will not be swollen with this type of tularemia. Almost everyone with this type of tularemia also has pneumonia.
· Oculoglandular (ock-u-low-GLAN-dew-lar): This type of tularemia is caused by the germ getting into the eye area. It can happen by touching your eyes with hands that have the tularemia germ on them. It can also happen if fluid is splattered into the eye area or if the germ is sprayed into the eye area. With this kind of tularemia you will have an eye infection in one eye. Pus will come from the eye area. The glands in your neck will be swollen. The area around your eye will be swollen, too. The inside eyelid area may have an ulcer.
· Oropharyngeal (or-o-fair-n-GEE-ul): This type of tularemia is caused by the germ getting into your mouth or throat. Your throat will be sore and the glands in your neck will be swollen. Your throat will make a lot of phlegm (flem).
· Pneumonic (new-MON-ick): This type of tularemia can be caused in two ways. You can get it by inhaling the tularemia germ, usually as a dust or spray. You can also get it with another type of tularemia.
How is tularemia treated? Several antibiotics (an-ti- bi-AH-tiks) work well on tularemia. Make sure to follow your caregiver's advice about taking antibiotics. Tularemia can be hard to get rid of if your antibiotics are not strong enough, or you do not take them long enough. Tularemia symptoms may go away while you are taking antibiotics, making you believe that you are disease-free. The symptoms may then come back a week or so later.
Is it revolution time? Is it OK for the government to attack peaceful demonstrations with bacterial warfare?
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