Viral disease effecting the liver. Known as the silent disease, many individuals have no symptoms. Certain identified
portions of the population are at greater risk and should be tested. These are injecting drug users and recipients
of clotting factors made before 1987. At intermediate risk are hemodialysis patients, blood doner recipients or solid
organs recipients before 1992 in countries with Hepatitis C screening programs, and for all blood doner recipients
now in all other countries. Further at intermediate risk are those with undiagnosed liver problems, and infants born
to infected mothers (should be tested when they are 12-18 months old) more.
Gives both the generally accepted and the reappraisal views. Getting a handle on the
HIV/AIDS crisis. Perhaps we are not being told everything that we should know about HIV/AIDS.
SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) The WHO last update of SARS was on 18 May 2004 announcing
that 2 cases in China had been contained. Gives details of the epidemic and the main conclusions
from looking at the data plus probable causes of inaccurate reporting of death. Its focus and conclusions are all
the more valid today since the end of the outbreak and any potential future outbreak.
"It is estimated that 98% of an estimated 2 million Americans are undiagnosed and have no idea that they have
toxic levels of iron stored in vital body organs such as the heart, liver, pancreas, and joints. They are also
unaware that their family members are also at risk for having the disease since it is hereditary. CDC rated as
most common genetic disease in US. Found in the European population (0.4%) and Americans (0.5%) mainly
Northern European descent. Estimated that as many as 2 million Americans unknowlingly have the clinical iron
overdose disease (double gene mutation), with another 35 million being silent "carriers" of the single gene
mutation. Diagnosis and treatment, if detected early, is simple."
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