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Mysterious deadly illness in Cambodian children tied to hand, foot and mouth disease

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Okay, I deleted the Indian blog because this one is what I was looking for.
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-57468483-10391704/mysterious-deadly-illness-in-cambodian-children-tied-to-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease/

A neighbor stopped by and said not to get close to her because her kid had hand/foot/mouth disease. I had never even heard of it and was really happy when she left the house.

Apparently there's a mystery strain of this disease (suspected) that is killing children in Cambodia. I'm all for finding what is doing this and preventing more deaths but it does make me think.

What was that movie with Mark Wahlberg where the plants start killing humans by releasing some sort of zombie gas that makes them kill each other? I never researched it but I heard some plants actually can mess up humans if they feel threatened.

I do believe nature is the most powerful force in the world and think nature does indeed protect itself. Perhaps we are getting too much for Earth.

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pete92376 • 10 Jul 2012, 02:04
The Happening
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SirSeedsAlot85.63K • 10 Jul 2012, 05:07
The USA spends billions just on tracking diseases in order to minimize the next disease that may cost millions of lives. Maybe we need to let disease do its thing.

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balthatsar7179 • 10 July 2012, 13:14 Show comment
Don't f*%k with Nature because in the end it will avenge its self. A good example is the weather in the last decade!.
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SoftWarez87.76K • 10 July 2012, 08:13 Show comment
Aliens, please help us.
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Pick_n_Roll20.8K • 10 July 2012, 08:06 Show comment
There is nothing like zombi....I think something in air like can be chemical can do such things...there's a lot of mysterious in our fellow world....hope they get well soon....
First cats and now zombies :(
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Rgeneb15207 • 10 July 2012, 06:54 Show comment
Great movie, very underrated.
Fott and mouth crossing over to humans has long been around and something that fuels the killing of millions of sheep and cattle here in the uk every decade or two. More developed countries than Cambodia actually live with the problem (Argentina prime example) and for them the main issue is not the minimal loss of life but the impact on their export trade.
Go visit the Daily Mail website you foolishly quoted (hehe) couple days ago and you'll find lots of articles on the subject and about how we are all going to die wink
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Rgeneb15207 • 10 July 2012, 06:55 Show comment
"Fott and mouth" grrrrr my typing sucks
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SirSeedsAlot85.63K • 10 July 2012, 06:59 Show comment
in animals it is hoof and mouth, right? Yeah, I learned my lesson on quoting Daily Mail but they were the number one Google result so blaaargh!!
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stalk_me7212 • 10 July 2012, 08:41 Show comment
it is foot and mouth, dam americans titter
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Rgeneb15207 • 10 July 2012, 10:03 Show comment
foot and mouth/hoof and mouth yeah its the same thing. What was that famous quote about allies seperated by a common language :)
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PiratMas19.55K • 10 July 2012, 04:06 Show comment
I do believe nature is the most powerful force in the world and think nature does indeed protect itself. Perhaps we are getting too much for Earth.

I agree and i have thought the same. What if nature does this "on purpose"? i dont know but i think the disease is something to watch out for.
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SirSeedsAlot85.63K • 10 July 2012, 05:07 Show comment
The USA spends billions just on tracking diseases in order to minimize the next disease that may cost millions of lives. Maybe we need to let disease do its thing.
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luckygrrrl1061 • 10 July 2012, 03:05 Show comment
I'm sure the death-toll is more than their media is reporting. All those poor children didn't have to die because of unsanitary living conditions.
HFMD is moderately contagious. The viruses that cause HFMD can found in an infected person’s nose and throat secretions (such as saliva, sputum, or nasal mucus), blister fluid, or feces (stool). close personal contact, such as kissing or hugging,the air by coughing and sneezing,contact with feces, and touching objects or surfaces that have the virus on them.
People with HFMD are most contagious during the first week of their illness. But, they can spread the virus that causes HFMD weeks after symptoms have gone away. That is because the virus can stay in the feces for weeks. It is also important to remember that people who get HFMD and show no symptoms of the disease can still spread the viruses that cause it.
HFMD mostly infects children younger than 10 years of age, but older children and adults can also get the disease. People who get HFMD develop immunity to the specific virus that caused their infection. However, because HFMD can be caused by several different viruses, people can get the disease again if they are infected by one of the other HFMD-causing viruses.
There is no specific treatment for HFMD. Fever and pain can be managed with over-the-counter fever reducers/pain relievers, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. In addition, people with HFMD should drink enough fluids to prevent dehydration (loss of body fluids).
There is no vaccine to protect against HFMD. However, the risk of getting the disease can be reduced by
Washing your hands often, especially after changing diapers;
Thoroughly cleaning objects and surfaces (toys, doorknobs, etc.) that may be contaminated with a virus that causes HFMD; and
Avoiding close contact (like kissing and hugging) with people who are infected.
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pete92376 • 10 July 2012, 02:04 Show comment
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