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By Norma Erickson

Gardasil®-related fatal myocardial infarction in a teenage boy – case filed in United States Court of Federal Claims Office of Special Masters.

Gomez versus USDOH: Petition No. 15-0160V1 filed by the Roberts Law Firm of Newport Beach, California for petitioners Adan Gomez and Raquel Ayon, on behalf of their deceased son Joel Gomez, states:

Joel Gomez received a Merck Gardasil vaccine on June 19, 2013 and again on August 19, 2013, and died in his sleep the following day on August 20, 2013. The death was caused in fact by receiving the Gardasil Vaccine.

This statement is reinforced by a supportive Expert Report written by Sin Hang Lee, MD, stating:

Gardasil® did cause or contributed to a myocardial infarction in the decedent, and that the second dose of Gardasil®finally caused a fatal hypotension in this case on the day of vaccination. There was no other plausible cause for the death of Joel Gomez at the night of August 19, 2013.

The record shows that Joel Gomez, the decedent, a 14-year old healthy boy who had regular visits to the pediatrician’s office for periodic check-ups since birth showed no evidence of any pre-existing health issues, specifically no evidence of cardiac abnormalities, psychological disorders or substance abuse. The teenager had been training for the high school football team from four to five hours a day for the two months prior to his death without incident.


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Report Paints A Horrifying Picture Of Syria’s Collapsing Healthcare System

A view shows damages inside a room at Raqqa national hospital, hit by what activists said was a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in Raqqa province, eastern Syria June 20, 2013. REUTERS/Nour Fourat

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A view shows damages inside a room at Raqqa national hospital

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Newborns freezing to death in hospital incubators, doctors cutting off limbs to stop patients from bleeding to death, surging cases of polio: a new report published on Monday paints a dire picture of Syria’s collapsing healthcare system.

The report, issued by charity Save the Children, said some 60 percent of Syria’s hospitals have been damaged or destroyed since the start of the three-year-old conflict and nearly half of its doctors have fled the country.

Over 140,000 people have died in the war, which started as a peaceful protest movement against President Bashar al-Assad and degenerated into civil conflict fuelled by regional and international rivalries.


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‘Knocked out with metal bars for lack of anesthesia’ – report details collapse of Syria’s healthcare

Published time: March 10, 2014 04:23
Edited time: March 10, 2014 05:10

Reuters / Goran Tomasevic

Reuters / Goran Tomasevic

The toll from the war in Syria has crushed the healthcare system, with a new report from Save the Children revealing that infants are dying in incubators from power cuts, limbs are being cut off due to lack of equipment, and polio cases are on the rise.

A 13-page report released on Monday describes the devastating transformation of Syria’s health system since the start of the war three years ago. The nation’s healthcare went from “a middle-income country, with child survival statistics to match” to 60 percent of Syria’s hospitals being damaged or destroyed and almost half the country’s doctors fleeing the country.

“Across Syria, 60 percent of hospitals and 38 percent of primary health facilities have been damaged or destroyed, and production of drugs has fallen by 70 percent. Nearly half of Syria’s doctors have fled the country: in Aleppo, a city which should have 2,500 doctors, only 36 remain,” the report said.

The impact the war has had on healthcare has been “horrific,” Save the Children states, as the remaining doctors are incapable of treating all those in need of medical assistance.

“Syria’s health system is now in such disarray that we have heard reports of doctors using old clothes for bandages and patients opting to be knocked unconscious with metal bars, because there are no anesthetics,” the report notes. “The lack of clean water means sterilization for bandages is nearly impossible, causing the threat of infection and possible death.”

Syrian women walk past the destruction at Dar Al-Shifa hospital in the northern city of Aleppo.(AFP Photo / Miguel Medina)

Syrian women walk past the destruction at Dar Al-Shifa hospital in the northern city of Aleppo.(AFP Photo / Miguel Medina)

More than 100,000 people have died since the war began, according to UN estimates. “Children have witnessed and experienced extreme violence, and more than 10,000 young lives have been lost as a direct result,” the report states.

“It is not just the bullets and the shells that are killing and maiming children. They are also dying from the lack of basic medical care. Syria’s health system has been devastated.”

Save the Children estimates that several thousand children have died due to “greatly reduced access to treatment for life-threatening chronic diseases like cancer, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes, hypertension and kidney failure.”

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Exposing what lies beneath the bodies of dead bankers and what lies ahead for us

By Douglas J. Hagmann

15 February 2014: I feel that this is one of the most important investigations I’ve ever done. If my findings are correct, each of us might soon experience a severe, if not crippling blow to our personal finances, the confiscation of any wealth some of us have been able to accumulate over our lifetimes, and the end of the financial world as we once knew it.  The evidence to support my findings exists in the trail of dead bodies of financial executives across the globe and a missing Wall Street Journal Reporter who was working at the Dow Jones news room at the time of his disappearance.

If the bodies were dots on a piece of paper, connecting them results in a sinister picture being drawn that involves global criminal activity in the financial world the likes of which is almost without precedent.  It should serve as a warning that we are at the precipice of something so big, it will shake the financial world as we know it to its core. It seems to illustrate the complicity of big banks and governments, the intelligence community, and the media.

Although the trail of mysterious and bizarre deaths detailed below begin in late January, 2014, there are others. Not only that, there will be more, according to sources within the financial world. Based on my findings, these are not mere random, tragic cases of suicide, but of the methodical silencing of individuals who had the ability to expose financial fraud at the highest levels, and the complicity of certain governmental agencies and individuals who are engaged in the greatest theft of wealth the world has ever seen.

It is often said that life imitates art. In the case of the dead financial executives, perhaps death imitates theater, or more specifically, the movie The International, which was coincidentally released in U.S. theaters exactly five years ago today.

We are told by the media that the untimely deaths of these young men and men in their prime are either suicides or tragic accidents. We are told what to believe by the captured and controlled media, regardless of how unusual or unlikely the circumstances, or how implausible the explanation. Such are the hallmarks of high level criminality and the involvement of a certain U.S. intelligence agency intent on keeping the lid on money laundering on a global scale.

Obviously, it is important that this topic is approached with the utmost respect for the families of those who died, that they be allowed to grieve for the loss of their loved ones in private. However, it is extremely important that the truth about what is happening in the global financial arena is not kept from us, as we will also be victims of a different nature.

 The missing and the dead: a timeline

The following is provided as a chronological list of those who have gone missing or been found dead under mysterious circumstances. It is important to note that this list consists of names of the most recent incidents. There are more that extend back through 2012 and beyond.

January 11, 2014

MISSING: David Bird, 55, long-time reporter for the Wall Street Journal working at the Dow Jones news room, went for a walk on Saturday, January 11, 2014 near his New Jersey home and disappeared without a trace. Mr. Bird was a reporter of the oil and commodity markets which happened to be under investigation by the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations for price manipulation.

January 26, 2014

DECEASED: Tim Dickenson, a U.K.-based communications director at Swiss Re AG, was reportedly found dead under undisclosed circumstances.

DECEASED: William Broeksmit, 58, former senior manager for Deutsche Bank, was found hanging in his home from an apparent suicide. It is important to note that Deutsche Bank is under investigation for reportedly hiding $12 billion in losses during the financial crisis and for potentially rigging the foreign exchange markets. The allegations are similar to the claims the institution settled in 2013 over involvement in rigging the Libor interest rates.

January 27, 2014

DECEASED:  Karl Slym, 51, Managing director of Tata Motors was found dead on the fourth floor of the Shangri-La hotel in Bangkok. Police said he “could” have committed suicide. He was staying on the 22nd floor with his wife, and was attending a board meeting in the Thai capital.

January 28, 2014

DECEASED:  Gabriel Magee, 39, a JP Morgan employee, died after reportedly “falling” from the roof of its European headquarters in London in the Canary Wharf area. Magee was vice president at JPMorgan Chase & Co’s (JPM) London headquarters.

Gabriel Magee, a Vice President at JPMorgan in London, plunged to his death from the roof of the 33-story European headquarters of JPMorgan in Canary Wharf. Magee was involved in “Technical architecture oversight for planning, development, and operation of systems for fixed income securities and interest rate derivatives” based on his online Linkedin profile.

It’s important to note that JPMorgan, like  Deutsche Bank, is under investigation for its potential involvement in rigging foreign exchange rates. JPMorgan is also reportedly under investigation by the same U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations for its alleged involvement in rigging the physical commodities markets in the U.S. and London.

Regarding the initial reports of his death, journalist Pam Martens of Wall Street on Parade astutely exposed the controlled, scripted details of the media accounts surrounding Magee’s death in an article written on February 9, 2014. Ms. Martens writes:

“According to numerous sources close to the investigation of Gabriel Magee’s death, almost nothing thus far reported about his death has been accurate. This appears to stem from an initial poorly worded press release issued by the Metropolitan Police in London which may have been a result of bad communications between it and JPMorgan or something more deliberate on someone’s part.” [Emphasis added].

Ms. Martens also notes:

No solid evidence exists currently to suggest that the death was a suicide. In fact, there is a strong piece of evidence pointing in the opposite direction. Magee had emailed his girlfriend, Veronica, on the evening of January 27 to say that he was about to leave the office and would see her shortly. [Emphasis added].

Based on information she developed, it appears likely that Magee did not meet his fate on the morning his body was discovered, but hours earlier. Considering the possibility that Magee might now have died in the manner publicized, Ms. Martens offers speculation, and notes it as such:

If Magee became aware that incriminating emails, instant messages, or video teleconferences were not turned over in their entirety to Senate investigators or Justice Department prosecutors, that might be reason enough for his untimely death.

Looking at the death of Magee in the context of a larger conspiracy, it is difficult not to suspect foul play and media manipulation.

January 29, 2014

DECEASED: Mike Dueker, 50, who had worked for Russell Investment for five years, was found dead close to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington State. Dueker was reported missing on January 29, 2014. Police stated that he “could have” jumped over a fence and fallen 15 meters to his death, and are treating the case as a suicide.

Before joining Russell Investments, Dueker was an assistant vice president and research economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis from 1991 to 2008. There he served as an associate editor of the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics and was editor of Monetary Trends, a monthly publication of the St. Louis Federal Reserve.

In November 2013, the New York Times reported that Russell Investments was one of several investment companies that were under subpoena from New York State regulators investigating potential “pay-to-play” schemes involving New York pension funds.

February 3, 2014

DECEASED: Ryan Henry Crane, 37, was the Executive Director in JPMorgan’s Global Equities Group. Of particular relevance is that Crane oversaw all of the trade platforms and had close working ties with the now deceased Gabriel Magee of JPMorgan’s London desk. The ties between Mr. Crane and Mr. Magee are undeniable and outright troublesome. The cause of death has not yet been determined, pending the results of a toxicology report.

February 6, 2014

DECEASED: Richard Talley, 57, was the founder and CEO of American Title, a company he founded in 2001. Talley and his company were under investigation by state insurance regulators at the time of his death. He was found in the garage of his Colorado home by a family member who called authorities. Talley reportedly died from seven or eight “self-inflicted” wounds from a nail gun fired into his torso and head.

The enormity of the lie

One must look back far enough to understand the enormity of the lie and the criminality of bankers and governments alike. We must understand the legal restraints that were severed during the Clinton years and the congress that changed the rules regarding financial institutions. We must understand that the criminal acts were bold and bipartisan, and were designed to consolidate wealth through the destruction of the middle class. All of this is part of a much larger plan to establish a one world economy by “killing” the U.S. dollar and consequently, eradicating the middle class by a cabal of globalists that existed and continue to exist within all sectors of our government. The results will be crippling to not just the United States, but the entire Western world.

What began decades ago is now becoming more transparent under the Obama regime. Perhaps that’s the transparency Obama promised, for we’ve seen little else in terms of transparency with regard to the man known as Barack Hussein Obama. For those not locked into the captured corporate media, we’re starting to see the truth emerging. The truth is that we’ve been living under a giant Ponzi scheme and we, the American citizens, are the suckers. As illustrated by the list of dead bankers above, however, the power elite need a bit more time before the extent of their criminality is revealed. The need a bit more time to transfer the remaining wealth from middle-class America to their private coffers. Timing is everything, and a magic act only works when all props are in place before the illusion is performed. Only when their timing is right will the slumbering Americans realize the extent of the illusion by which they’ve been entranced, at which time they will be forced into submission to accept a financial reset that will ultimately subjugate them to a global economy. I contend that this is the reason for the recent spate of deaths, for those who met their tragic and untimely end had the ability to expose this nefarious agenda by what they knew or discovered, or what they would reveal under subpoena and the damage they could cause to the globalist financial agenda.

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chinese baby with doctor Why Are Babies Dying in China After Receiving the Hepatitis B Vaccine?


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At least nine babies have died in China the past few weeks after being injected with the Hepatitis B vaccine.


In China, the Hepatitis B vaccine is given in three stages. The first shot is taken immediately after birth. The second and third shots of the vaccine are taken after a baby is one month and then six months old.


The pharmaceutical company manufacturing the vaccine has conducted quality control tests on the batch currently in the market, and has not found anything wrong with the vaccine. Similar statements have been made by health authorities:


The drug supervision department in Shenzhen says their test results indicate the vaccines were safe.


“According to our investigation, BioKangtai has produced the vaccine strictly under required standards. And their samples have passed our tests.” Wang Lifeng with Drug Administration of Shenzhen said.


The deaths, which have occurred within a very short time after receiving the vaccine, are gaining wide exposure in the China media. Because vaccines are almost always promoted as safe, injuries and deaths often are not associated with the vaccine, so there may be more deaths than have currently been reported. One of the deaths was reported by a family member after hearing about other babies dying shortly after receiving the vaccine in the media. When the family originally was fighting to save the baby from dying, they had not suspected the vaccine.

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China Investigates Vaccine Maker After Deaths of Infants



SHANGHAI — Health authorities in China are investigating one of the nation’s biggest vaccine makers after eight infants died in the past two months following injections that were meant to immunize them against hepatitis B.


The government said this week that it had suspended the use of millions of doses of a hepatitis B vaccine produced by the manufacturer, Shenzhen Kangtai Biological Products. Government inspectors have been sent to examine the company’s facilities.

Six of the deaths have been linked to vaccines produced by Shenzhen Kangtai; the two other infant deaths occurred recently after the use of a hepatitis B vaccine produced by another drug maker, Beijing Tiantan Biological Products. The government did not say whether any action had been taken against Beijing Tiantan or its vaccines. Investigators have not determined the cause of the deaths or linked them directly to the injections, but the cases come at a time of growing public concern in China about food and drug safety problems.

In recent years, China has been troubled by a series of scandals, including tainted rice and milk and the mysterious appearance of thousands of dead pigs floating in the Huangpu River in Shanghai. China has vowed repeatedly to crack down on food and drug safety violations and has moved to strengthen the powers of health officials.

In the vaccine cases, the government is focusing on the role of Shenzhen Kangtai, a privately run drug maker formed in 1992 with government support and the cooperation of the American pharmaceutical company Merck.

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By Agence France-Presse
Friday, May 3, 2013 18:15 EDT
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Three new cases of a new SARS-like virus have been detected in Saudi Arabia, the World Health Organisation reported Friday.

“The Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia has informed WHO of an additional three laboratory confirmed cases of infection with the novel coronavirus (nCoV),” the UN body said in a statement.

“They are currently in critical condition,” it added.

The organisation said the latest report brought to 27 the global total of laboratory confirmed cases, including 16 deaths.

The virus was first detected in mid-2012 and is a cousin of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), which triggered a scare 10 years ago when it erupted in east Asia, leaping to humans from animal hosts.


SARS-like virus kills 5 Saudis

02 May 2013 – 08H31


File picture shows a lab technician testing blood samples. Five Saudis have died of a new SARS-like virus during the past few days and two more are being treated in an intensive care unit, the health ministry said.

File picture shows a lab technician testing blood samples. Five Saudis have died of a new SARS-like virus during the past few days and two more are being treated in an intensive care unit, the health ministry said.

AFP – Five Saudis have died of a new SARS-like virus during the past few days and two more are being treated in an intensive care unit, the health ministry said.

In a statement cited by the Saudi SPA agency late on Wednesday, the ministry said that all the deaths occurred in the Ahsaa province in the oil-rich eastern region of the kingdom.

Known as novel coronavirus or hCoV-EMC, the virus was first detected in mid-2012 and is a cousin of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), which triggered a scare 10 years ago when it erupted in east Asia, leaping to humans from animal hosts.

The health ministry said it is taking “all precautionary measures for persons who have been in contact with the infected people… and has taken samples from them to examine if they are infected.”

However, the ministry gave no figures for how many people have been examined to see if they have the lethal disease.

Sixteen people have now died from 23 cases detected in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Germany and Britain. Riyadh has accounted for most of the deaths, with 11 people including the five new fatalities.


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UK Measles Epidemic Claims Life Of 25-Year-Old Man

04/19/13 05:19 PM ET EDT AP

LONDON — U.K. authorities say a 25-year-old man is suspected to have died from measles as an epidemic continues to sweep across south Wales.

The outbreak has led to more than 800 infections and renewed discussions over the failure of some parents to vaccinate their children against the potentially fatal virus.

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Doctors warn of measles fatalities in south Wales as man, 25, found dead


Friday 19 Apr 2013 11:01 pm
Queues have been forming for measles vaccinations as the measles epidemic grows (Picture: Reuters)

A leading local doctor in south Wales has warned the current measles outbreak could result in multiple deaths as speculation grows that a first victim has already been claimed.

Dr Marion Lyons, the director of health protection with Public Health Wales (PHW), has issued the stark warning after a 25-year-old man was found dead in a flat in Swansea while suffering from measles.

In a development that could point to the potentially fatal nature of the disease, which has broken out in south Wales, the man – named locally as Gareth Williams – was discovered on Thursday at a flat in Port Tennant Road, Swansea.


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Swansea measles epidemic: Man who died had measles

The man who died lived at this flat in Swansea

A man who died in Swansea had been suffering from measles at the time, says Public Health Wales.

The 25-year-old, named locally as Gareth Williams, was found dead at a flat on Thursday.

Public Health Wales (PHW), which is tackling an epidemic of more than 800 cases, said tests confirmed only that the man had measles at the time of his death.

A post mortem examination has yet to take place to confirm cause of death.

“Public Health Wales laboratory tests have today confirmed a diagnosis of measles in a 25-year-old male from Swansea who died on Thursday 18 April,” said Dr Marion Lyons, PHW’s director of health protection.

Whatever the cause of death in this case, we should not be surprised if, as the outbreak grows, we start to see deaths in Wales”

Dr Marion Lyons Public Health Wales

Further investigations are being undertaken by the Swansea coroner to establish the cause of death.

If confirmed, it would be the first death in the measles epidemic.

“My sympathies are with the family at such a tragic time,” said Dr Lyons.

“Whatever the cause of death in this case we should not be surprised if, as the outbreak grows, we start to see deaths in Wales”.

Mr Williams’ body was discovered in a flat at Port Tennant Road, Swansea at about 08:15 BST on Thursday.

Earlier, police called the death “sudden and unexplained”.


Between one in 1,000 and one in 3,000 people infected with measles will die.

Globally it is one of the leading causes of death in children.

Like many childhood diseases, it is worse when adults are infected as the risks of complications are higher.

Two doses of the MMR vaccine give near total protection against the disease.

But confidence in the vaccine dived after, now discredited, claims of a link with autism by Andrew Wakefield a decade ago.

Experts believe the MMR scare has left more than a million school children vulnerable to the infection.

Many people now have no recollection of measles epidemics in the UK.

Health officials say the man who died in Swansea had been infected with measles although more tests are needed to confirm a cause of death.

But it still acts as a warning of how rampant and deadly the disease can be.


There have been 808 cases of measles confirmed so far in the Swansea epidemic, which also includes the neighbouring Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend areas, and further into mid and west Wales.


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What killed Lluvia? Investigators wear hazmat suits to search the Colorado home of 6-year-old girl who died suddenly after a mystery outbreak


Mystery: Longmont Police don protective clothing to investigate the home of six-year-old Lluvia Espinoza Morales who died suddenly from an illness on Tuesday morning


By Lydia Warren

Mail Online

PUBLISHED: 15:45 EST, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 15:59 EST, 20 February 2013

Investigators have worn hazmat suits to search the home of a six-year-old girl who died suddenly from a mystery illness.

Lluvia Espinoza Morales was taken to hospital at 9 a.m. on Tuesday and was pronounced dead, sparking the thorough investigation of her home in Longmont, Colorado.

Neighbours watched as four officers donned thick suits and breathing respirators to enter the home before emerging at around 4p.m. to be washed down.

Investigators said there were no signs of foul play. They also failed to find anything abnormal in air samples and have ruled out carbon monoxide or a gas leak, the Denver Channel reported

Mystery: Longmont Police don protective clothing to investigate the home of six-year-old Lluvia Espinoza Morales who died suddenly from an illness on Tuesday morning

‘We don’t know the cause,’ Cmdr. Tim Lewis with Longmont police told CBS Denver. ‘The initial investigation is not showing us anything suspicious.

‘It could be the flu or it could be something pre-existing. But to send our people into an unknown environment and possibly expose them to that would have been irresponsible on our part.

“It seems almost overkill, but it’s the only sure way of not cutting corners and if you cut corners, then you get somebody exposed and you really don’t want to have that happen.’

He added that the families of officers struggle enough by being connected to their work, and they did not want to endanger them by passing on a possible virus.

Loss: Lluvia could have died suddenly from the flu, police suggested, but their investigation continuesLoss: Lluvia could have died suddenly from the flu, police suggested, but their investigation continues

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Longmont girl’s death prompts Hazmat response

10:03 PM, Feb 18, 2013

LONGMONT – Longmont police, donning Hazmat gear, were investigating the death of a 6-year-old girl who died Monday morning.

Pollice say the girl, identified as Lluvia Espinoza Morales, went to the hospital with flu-like symptoms.

Longmont Police Commander Jeff Satur said investigators sealed one unit of a four-plex apartment in the 700 block of Darby Court where Morales lived.

Crews cleared the scene around 4 p.m. after investigators failed to find anything abnormal in air samples taken from inside. Investigators have ruled out carbon monoxide or a gas leak as a factor.

Satur said there there was no danger to the public.


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05.11.2012 Epidemic Hazard India State of Orissa, [Malkangiri District] Damage level



Epidemic Hazard in India on Monday, 16 May, 2011 at 14:10 (02:10 PM) UTC.


Updated: Monday, 05 November, 2012 at 12:58 UTC
With 24 children dying of a mysterious disease during last two months in Odisha’s Malkangiri district, the government has launched a drive to create health awareness and conduct medical examination in the tribal-dominated district. “We have collected blood, water and mosquito samples in the affected areas to ascertain the reason behind the death and augmented the drive to create health awareness among the people”, chief district medical officer (CDMO), Sashibhushan Panda said. 24 children aged between six months and four years died in some villages under Malkangiri and Korkunda blocks. They had swelling in their eyes, nose and ears accompanied by high fever and blood vomiting leading to death, he said. A six-member expert team of scientists from Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC), Bhubaneswar visited the affected villages and collected samples for investigation. Another team of doctors from the MKCG Medical College Hospital at Berhampur was touring the areas on Monday. “There is no death of children since the last three days and the situation is under control now”, the CDMO said. A team official on condition of anonymity said that the symptoms afflicting the children were akin to Japanese Encephalities or Dengue. However, it could be known only after a thorough investigation of the collected samples, he said. Even as the district administration was initiating steps to urge the people to get their children to hospitals, the people, mostly tribals, were blaming withcraft for their troubles. “It is an herculian task to create awareness among the people in the district. They have faith in their “Disari” (quack), “Wade” and “Gunia” (black magician) and perform “Dumapuja” (invoking the spirit). They believe that whoever goes to the hospital will invite the curse of their deity”, an official said.


27.10.2012 Epidemic Hazard Uganda Western Uganda, [Kabale District] Damage level Details

Epidemic Hazard in Uganda on Friday, 19 October, 2012 at 10:56 (10:56 AM) UTC.


Updated: Saturday, 27 October, 2012 at 12:43 UTC
Another person has died of the Marburg viral disease in the southwestern district of Kabale, bringing the total number of such deaths to seven. Lydia Rusanyuka died Saturday morning at Rushoroza health center three after spending less than a week under medical care inside the isolation center. The deadly virus claimed its seventh victim just a little over a week since its outbreak in the district was first reported by health experts. The medics had settled onto the conclusion after samples from two relatives taken to the Uganda Virus Institute had tested positive. Rusanyuka, the mother of a mortuary attendant who also succumbed to the disease had been tested positive with the virus prior to her death. Her son, Jason Tumukunde also died of the same disease. Doctor Patrick Tusiime, the Kabale District health officer has said the deceased will be buried in Bukora, Kitumba sub-county Kabale district today. Meanwhile, the wife of the late Tumukunde, his sister and their eight-year-old daughter remain in isolation at Rushoroza after testing positive.

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Holistic Health  :  Medical Research – Grief


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Strong Connection Found Between Death of Child and Mortality of Mother


The death of a child is a tragic event for a family, bringing with it feelings of numbness, anger, guilt and denial. And, unfortunately, for many families, the loss becomes too much to bear.


A new study co-conducted by a researcher at Rochester Institute of Technology uncovers the strong connection between the death of a child and the mortality of the mother, regardless of cause of death, gender of the child, marital status, family size, income or education level of the mother.

Javier Espinosa, assistant professor in RIT’s College of Liberal Arts and an expert in health and labor economics, compiled results from nine years of research after studying more than 69,000 mothers, ages 20 to 50. According to Espinosa, the impact to mother mortality is strongest in the two years immediately following the child’s death. In fact, Espinosa’s research suggests that mother mortality increases 133 percent after the death of a child.

“To my knowledge, this is the first study to empirically analyze this issue with a large, nationally represented U.S. data set,” Espinosa says. “The evidence of a heightened mortality rate for the mother, particularly in the first two years of the child’s passing, is especially relevant to public health policy and the timing of interventions that aim to improve the adverse health outcomes mothers experience after the death of a child.”

Espinosa’s results, “Maternal bereavement: The heightened mortality of mothers after the death of a child,” co-written by William Evans from the University of Notre Dame, were recently published in the journal Economics and Human Biology.

Espinosa has also conducted extensive research on spousal mortality in which his studies lead to the conclusion that men who are grieving from a wife’s death experience a 30 percent increase in mortality. For women, there is no heightened mortality due to the death of a spouse, but there remains a correlation between the timing of the wife’s and husband’s deaths. Espinosa believes he understands why this happens, given the data are based on a sample of married people born between 1910 and 1930.

“When a wife dies, men are often unprepared. They have often lost their caregiver — someone who cares for them physically and emotionally, and the loss directly impacts the husband’s health,” he says. “This same mechanism is likely weaker for most women when a husband dies. Therefore, the connection in mortalities for wives may be a reflection of how similar mates’ lives become over time.”

Espinosa, who earned his doctorate in economics from University of Maryland at College Park, is an expert in health economics — the sub-discipline of economics that deals with the efficient allocation of health-care resources.



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Journal Reference:

  1. Javier Espinosa, William N. Evans. Maternal bereavement: The heightened mortality of mothers after the death of a child. Economics & Human Biology, 2012; DOI: 10.1016/j.ehb.2012.06.002