- Hello, Jeff - You have posted an article, "Chinese
Authorities Ban Media From Sites of Pig-Borne Disease Outbreak, Newspaper
Reports," on your site. China wants to keep information on the pig
disease clandestine. Why? If the illness is truly Strep Suis Type 2,
why hide it from the world?
- I stated on the program last Thursday that I thought
China had an accident at one of its bioresearch facilities and pathogens
escaped or their H5N1 vaccine trials went bad. Either way, there is something
going on in China, people dying at a 72 to 82% death rate and the world
- Were any of the cell lines infected with either Ebola
or Nipah virus? Did the altering of H5N1 for the vaccine cause the virus
to mutate into a monsterous illness capable of infecting pigs and humans?
- We may have to wait for answers...i.e until the virus/bacteria
hits the west and samples can be studied.
- Patricia Doyle
- Ebola Recombinant Linked to Mystery Illness
in Sichuan China?
- By Dr. Henry L. Niman, PhD
- Recombinomics Commentary
- D: "It's alright. We ran tests on those samples
and isolated the SZ77++A3231 virus."
- I: "What is this SZ77++A3231 virus?"
- D: "This is a strain of the Ebola virus."
- I: "Would you like to comment about it?"
- D: "It's rather impossible to totally explain it."
- I: "I can understand so, but why is the term "less-infectious"
always affixed to our version of the Ebola virus?"
- D: "There are 2 reasons for doing so. First, to
reduce panic among the people should it ever leak. And second, the Ebola
virus has evolved in China. Re-combination has been detected. Most prominently
at the portion which determines its effect on humans (very technical description,
I can't describe it. sorry.). Also, abrupt breaks in the sequencing were
detected, leading to changes in the incubation period. (Or possibly "changes
in the incubation period were detected")
- I: "How were these viruses classified then? / Could
you elaborate more about the various strains?"
- D: "Previously, strains of Ebola in China always
had the EBO prefix. Subsequently following information leaks, the classification
method was changed. We stopped using the EBO prefix. Instead, coupled with
the discovery that the virus had become more virulent and lethal, we re-named
the strains according to the placed where they were first discovered. For
example, the strain in June became the SZ77++A3231. Sometimes, we don't
even use their place of discovery, instead directly naming it the ++A3231."
- I: "In that way, the Ebola virus wouldn't even be
brought into the picture."
- D: "Precisely, viruses such as the Ebola are national
- The above comments by a physician involved in testng
samples from patients in the mysterious swine outbreak in Sichuan indicate
that one of the agents isolated is a recombinant Ebola virus originally
isolated from Shenzen. Prior reports had listed the names and characteristics
of various Ebola isolates and EB-SZ-277 was capable of infecting birds.
SZ277++A3231 is a recombinant version of SZ-277 isolated from a patient.
The discussion indicates China has an active Ebola project and the virus
is rapidly evolving via recombination. It was not clear from earlier reports
if the agent was isolated and sequenced, but this interview leaves little
doubt that both isolation and sequencing of Ebola is quite active. It
is unclear if the recombination is related to the region of identity between
Ebola and H5N1. Ebola is considered a state secret, so there are no reports
of the virus or availability of virus or sequences.
- The interview also indicates that the streptococcus suis
is not the cause of the illness. It is present in pigs and is merely activated
by infectious agents, which include Ebola, plague, and an un-named virus
which is considered "dangerous". The emphasis is on the bacteria
because it can produce similar symptoms. The symptoms of the patients
match pandemic flu of 1918, and H5N1 can produce such symptoms.
- The interview, if accurate, would support the role of
agents other than the bacteria, in the spread or progression of the illness.
Streptococcus Suis does not produce the high case fatality rate, and can
be treated with antibiotics, as can plague. The high case fatality rate
also supports the involvement of a virus. The proximity to Qinghai Lake
keeps H5N1bird flu and migratory birds on the short list of explanations
for the rapid spread of the fatal disease that is resistant to antibiotic
- Patricia A. Doyle, PhD
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