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Infectious Theory of Alzheimer's Disease + "Unusual" Increase of Severe Myocarditis in Babies
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A very quick note to share my article about the “infectious” theory of Alzheimer's Disease, published by Dr. Mercola the other day (PDF).
In other news, the WHO has reported an “unusual” spike in severe myocarditis in babies in the UK. What’s causing it? A mystery is causing it. They are mystified.
On 5 April 2023, the National IHR Focal Point for the United Kingdom informed WHO of an increase in severe myocarditis in neonates and infants associated with enterovirus infection in Wales compared with 2021.
Between June 2022 and March 2023, a total of 15 neonates and young infants, aged up to 28 days, presented with a picture consistent with neonatal sepsis from two regions of the United Kingdom: South Wales (10 cases) and Southwest England (five cases). Eight cases were treated in intensive care, and one case died before transfer to tertiary care. Further details on the remaining six cases which were identified through retrospective and prospective case finding are pending. In all cases alive at presentation, myocarditis was a presenting feature. The peak incidence of cases was in November 2022 (five cases), with sporadic cases in other months.
Enterovirus PCR testing of the nine cases that presented at the hospital (with either throat swab, nose swab, nasopharyngeal aspirate or cerebrospinal fluid samples) confirmed the presence of an enterovirus, subtyping to either coxsackie B3 or coxsackie B4. Critical care support including intubation, ventilation and circulatory support was given to the eight patients who went to intensive care.
As of 20 April 2023, three patients were hospitalized, four patients were being managed as outpatients and two had died.
Reported increase in severe myocarditis in neonates and infants associated with enterovirus infection is unusual [emphasis mine]. In the same hospital (covering the South Wales region) over the previous six years, only one other similar case has been identified.
Will the adults find their lost sense of responsibility? If so, when?!!
PS. My emails seem to be consistently going to the “spam” folder (a badge of honor, I guess), so if you haven’t gotten any of my emails recently, maybe that is why.
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