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Scientists discover first new HIV strain in nearly two decades By Jen Christensen, CNN (Nov 7, 2019)

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by Patient4Life, Nov 7, 2019.

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    Patient4Life Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Scientists discover first new HIV strain in nearly two decades By Jen Christensen, CNN (Nov 7, 2019)

     
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    This phenomenon is not just restricted to HIV.
     
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    Exactly. I don't think we are going to see the same variants of virus that caused the ME outbreaks and may never have outbreaks again. Nor were the outbreaks caused by the same variant every time. What ever virus was in LA Hospital in 1934, Royal Free Hospital in 1955, and Incline Village in 1984 were no doubt different.
     
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    Really interesting read https://me-pedia.org/wiki/1934_Los_Angeles_atypical_polio_outbreak

    198 people at the same time.. That`s a lot
     
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    Yes. And, the initial illness in the hospital came from a vaccine they were testing. Apparently, as one clinician in Canada had said, the 1932 polio outbreak in southern California impacted 100,000? people. But, a small percentage did not have polio, they had something else. So, they took the blood serum of the patients that had "something else" and injected it into the nursing staff at LA Hospital. Then, many that received the injection became ill with this same mysterious disease AND I believe it was infectious and impacted the staff caring for them.
     
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    I suspect that all this needs treating with caution. There are about four contemporaneous papers and when all are read it becomes clear that opinions formed on the basis of reading the Gillam one only may be artefactual.
     
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    Who/what is Gillam?
     
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    Sorry. Typo-it should be Gilliam

    Epidemiological Study Of An Epidemic, Diagnosed As Poliomyelitis, Occurring Among The Personnel Of The Los Angeles County General Hospital During The Summer Of 1934” - Public Health Bulletin no.231-240 1936-1938 By: A.G. Gilliam[1] (Full Text)
     
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    Well, my bad actually, on re-reading I see is misunderstood Gillam as the name of a publication, not as an author.
     
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