Beware; You Are NOT Drinking Safe Water

In general, people love to buy bottled water for several reasons. Some might say the water tastes better. It is cleaner. The bottles are more convenient than cups. It is healthier to drink because there aren’t bacteria in the water, as some worry tap water is unsafe to drink. Bottled water is pure and better for you because it comes from a secret spring of crystal clear waters in some faraway mountain God himself has blessed. The list goes on and on.

But would you still buy bottled water if it wasn’t as clean as you thought?

Because of the increasing popularity of purchasing bottled water, which has doubled in the last decade alone, the bottled water industry earns more than $12 billion by selling approximately 9 billion gallons each year. It has become the second most popular beverage, beaten only by soft drinks. They make a financial killing by selling water, a beverage you could get a lot cheaper, if not for free.

You are basically spending 1,900 times more money for water by buying it in packaged form, and most bottled water is no different than tap water. Sometimes, it is actually worse.

The Environmental Working Group has been on a mission to test various brands of bottled water, and has concluded that many brands often exceed the state’s legal limits of contaminants that are permissible for their product. In a poll taken in 2009, 84 percent of Americans said the availability of clean drinking water is their number one environmental concern and said some sort of action should be taken.

Trace amounts of various contaminants are actually allowed to be in drinking water (both bottled and tap), as long as they do not exceed the legal and health limits. Some include nitrate, arsenic, haloacetic acids, lead, aluminium and trihalomethanes. A few other pollutants commonly found in drinking water include agricultural chemicals and pesticides from fertilizer and manure runoff, and industrial chemicals from products and factory discharge.

What the hell is in this water?

As more testing is done, more contaminants have been discovered that are unregulated but the number of tests producing these results has remained at a steady rate.

There is a bit of an unfair double standard for those in the drinking water industry. Tap water consumers are given the results to contaminant testing conducted annually as part of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, but bottled water companies are not required to share their test results because they follow slightly different guidelines through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Several brands, such as Wal-Mart’s Sam’s Choice and Giant’s Acadia, sell water that is identical to tap water in many aspects. You are literally buying the same water you would get out of a faucet at home, only oftentimes more polluted.

Bottled water companies essentially use the image of purity that radiates from its label to give the impression that it is purer than anything you will ever drink from the tap. But the rationale goes unjustified for consumers, since these companies do not have to disclose their contaminant testing results.

Approximately 33 percent of all bottled water contains more contaminants than regular tap water. You might as well be drinking out of a hose if you want the same level of purity. In one case, the Natural Resources Defense Council found out the contents of one bottle that claimed to come from “spring water” actually came from an industrial parking lot located next to a hazardous waste site.

Be smart with your health and money. Water is essential for your survival, so make sure you know what you are drinking and where it is from. You can’t always trust a label.

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Causes of MRSA Infections According to the CDC

 

How MRSA is Spread in the Community

MRSA infections, as with all staph, are usually spread by having contact with someone’s skin infection or personal items they have used, like towels, bandages, or razors that touched their infected skin. These infections are most likely to be spread in places where people are in close contact with others—for instance, schools and locker rooms where athletes might share razors or towels.

Factors that have been associated with the spread of MRSA skin infections include: close skin-to-skin contact, openings in the skin such as cuts or abrasions, contaminated items and surfaces, crowded living conditions, and poor hygiene. People may be more at risk in locations where these factors are common, including: athletic facilities, dormitories, military barracks, households, correctional facilities, and daycare centers.

Risks from Contaminated Surfaces

MRSA is found on people and not naturally found in the environment (e.g., soil, the ocean, lakes). MRSA could get on objects and surfaces outside the body if someone touches infected skin or certain areas of the body where these bacteria can live (like the nose) and then touches the object or surface. Another way that items can be contaminated with staph and MRSA is if they have direct contact with a person’s skin infection. Keeping skin infections covered with bandages is the best way to reduce the chance that surfaces will be contaminated with MRSA.

Even if surfaces have MRSA on them, this does not mean that you will definitely get an infection if you touch these surfaces. MRSA is most likely to cause problems when you have a cut or scrape that is not covered. That’s why it’s important to cover your cuts and open wounds with bandages. MRSA can also get into small openings in the skin, like the openings at hair follicles. The best defense is good hygiene. Keep your hands clean, use a barrier like clothing or towels between you and any surfaces you share with others (like gym equipment) and shower immediately after activities that involve direct skin contact with others. These are easy ways to decrease your risk of getting MRSA.

Hospitals and Healthcare Settings

Healthcare procedures can leave patients vulnerable to MRSA, which is typically spread in healthcare settings from patient to patient on unclean hands of healthcare personnel or through the improper use or reuse of equipment.

Hands may become contaminated with MRSA by contact with:

  • colonized or infected patients;
  • colonized or infected body sites of the personnel themselves; or
  • devices, items, or environmental surfaces contaminated with body fluids containing MRSA.

Appropriate hand hygiene such as washing with soap and water or using an alcohol-based hand rub can prevent the spread of MRSA.

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The Most Amazing Video You Will Ever See on The Truth About Vaccinations

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Hidden truths from the Father of Modern Colloidal Silver

Dr. Robert Beck, the Father of Modern Colloidal Silver


An Introduction to my Research

Copyright April 8, 1998 by Dr. Robert C. Beck, D.S.C., USA

I Believe the amazing breakthrough you’ll read about in the following pages is proving to be the most important medical discovery in decades–or perhaps ever.

I Believe that anyone using this knowledge will be freed from sickness, infections, diseases and toxins, the third most common cause of all casualties in the US and the first cause of deaths in the third world.

I Believe this tested and true information can forever release anyone from doctors, pharmaceuticals, medicines of any description, hospitals, and incurable diseases presently known or undiscovered, plus biological warfare agents. Even cancer disappears when interleuken and interferon are again produced by a restored immune system.

Yet experience shows that 85% of the population will ignore, disbelieve, or vigorously resist these data: they’re too simple, cheap, effective and revolutionary. This also requires assuming responsibility for your own health. Medical “authorities” may never tell you this secret since it could ruin their incomes. You’ll see why this dynamite truth must be suppressed to preserve medical profiteering and egos.

What is colloidal silver?

It’s now scientifically established that mild, safe and simple electrification neutralizes all bacteria, germs, viruses, parasites, pathogens, fungi and other foreign invaders in blood. Results are rapid, dirt cheap, comfortable and without side effects. Medical “cures” once strove to match expensive antibiotics to the few germs they killed before many diseases evolved as strain-resistant. Today’s new paradigm is harmless, infallible, and hasn’t encountered any resistant micro-organism. Unlike antibiotics and vaccines and their targets, you don’t even care what anything is called medically. Nothing known or unknown remains “incurable”.

How? Average adults have eight pints of blood harboring trillions of hostile pathogens and viruses, plus their mutations-the progeny of thousands of invaders. Your blood normally circulates past a given point in under nine minutes. So when you attach electrodes directly outside arterial pulse points on one wrist, a gentle biphasic electric stimulus applied for a few hours introduces a comfortable 50-100m A (microamperes) into your flowing blood without puncturing skin. This causes spontaneous remissions of any known, unknown or emerging diseases. Techniques developed since 1991 (Beck) have enabled hundreds of previously sick and dying subjects to experience sero-conversion of AIDS, regain health and become symptom-free as verified by before-and-after PCR and other tests. Previous sufferers from numerous other “incurable” conditions are now well again. Many had undergone every medical treatment known with no cures. Electrification, rediscovered and reported many times over the years, has been mentioned briefly in journals since the 1800′s then suppressed or disbelieved. Electrification’s most recent rediscovery was in 1990 at Einstein College of Medicine by Kaali and variations re-patented. (Example: US Patent #5,188,738 in 1993).

Aids research a waste of money?

My research shows everything necessary to take back your power and free anyone from slavery to disease and to the avarice and incompetence of health professionals who have wasted over 1.3 billion dollars to date on non-existent antibiotics and vaccines for “incurable” AIDS alone. If you choose to build your own device for electrification, there’s nothing else to buy besides a few electronic parts which should last indefinitely. After that the only cost is for replacement batteries, or about $2.00 per total “cure” for any known disease. Excellent professional instruments are offered by several ethical manufacturers if you’re in a hurry or can’tt build your own.

An obvious problem is this suppressed “secret” can decimate hospital, pharmaceutical, doctor, and “health care” incomes. “A patient cured is a customer lost.” Also it could overload Social Security rolls with healthy citizens over 65. It restores health and “well being-ness” to anyone who applies it correctly. Combined with Kilogauss magnetic pulsing of lymph and organs to induce back-e.m.f. which scavenges latent and germinating pathogens, and silver colloids to control secondary and opportunistic infections, plus rapid detoxification with ozonated drinking water, this is proving to be the best Universal CURE-AILL ever known! It’s YOURS. It’s PERFECTED. It’s here NOW.

Although not destined to be “politically correct” except in the underground, and generally doubted by skeptics who haven’t tried it or are threatened, you can easily use these data secretly to heal yourself and your friends. It may never be approved by the FDA. But hundreds of fully recovered patients who’ve used electrification are today’s living proof that IT WORKS! I personally have nothing for sale.

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Your Survival May Depend on This; Don’t Forget to Pack This Away!

When there is no doctor or antibiotics, what then?

You have food reserves to get you through an emergency. Some water. Probably some gold or silver. Maybe some defense weapons. But medical help will probably be no more available than food, and under these conditions, disease and infections will probably be rampant. Ordinary first aid supplies are obviously not enough.

But there is good news and its called “colloidal silver”. From the time man first learned to work with silver he has known that it prevented the spread of disease. Thus the wealthy people had silver drinking cups, silver tableware and utensils. Even those who could have had gold, which does not tarnish, usually chose silver because it promoted health. In the days before refrigeration, farmers tossed a silver coin in a bucket of milk to preserve it. Chemists put a silver dime in their petri dish to sterilize it. For hundreds of years it was common practice to place a silver wire in an infected wound that refused to heal.

The difference between survival and not

All of this makes colloidal silver perfect for survival conditions. It has such a broad spectrum of effectiveness (practically all bacteria, virus, yeasts, molds, parasites) and at the same time has a miraculous healing quality. Most people taking it orally say they feel better and notice more energy. It even prevents plaque from forming on teeth. Therefore, an exact diagnosis is not required as with antibiotics. If the mouth is rinsed with one ounce daily and then swallowed, the plaque is stopped, gingivitis is soon healed, the breath is sweet, colds and flues are gone, candida is soon cleared up, yeast infections of the blood disappear, the immune system is restored! Internal surgeries heal much faster and with much less scarring!

Colloidal silver can be used orally, topically, by enema, douche, or by a doctor intravenously. The exact dosage is not critical because it is non-toxic at virtually all levels. However, common practice is to start orally with about one ounce a day at 20 parts per million as a maintenance dosage. When treating a chronic internal condition, that dosage could be doubled each day until a dosage of four ounces in the morning and four ounces in the evening at 20 parts per million is reached. Always watch for a rash breaking out on the skin when first taking colloidal silver. This is not an allergic reaction or a side effect in the common sense. It is usually caused by killing off yeast in the blood or intestines so fast that the body cannot properly dispose of them. It is a healthy sign but may be very uncomfortable due to itching. Furthermore, you do not want to overload the body’s cleansing abilities. Therefore it is best to reduce the intake of colloidal silver when this occurs. when the rash disappears, as it normally does in a day or so, gradually increase it.

When disaster strikes

Colloidal silver is especially valuable in case of disaster as well as whenever camping or traveling because the water often cannot be trusted. One ounce of colloidal silver at 20 parts per million in one quart of water assures the safety of the water for drinking. It is the finest disinfectant known, being totally non-toxic and non allergenic as well an non-caustic. Used on the scalp, it stops most cases of itching. It is great for the hands and face and reduces skin wrinkling over a period of time. It heals warts (virus), athletes foot, and nail fungus. It effectively treats many skin rashes although some rashes get worse before getting better.

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After the collapse, this is the one thing you forgot

When there is no doctor or antibiotics, what then?

You have food reserves to get you through an emergency. Some water. Probably some gold or silver. Maybe some defense weapons. But medical help will probably be no more available than food, and under these conditions, disease and infections will probably be rampant. Ordinary first aid supplies are obviously not enough.

But there is good news and its called “colloidal silver”. From the time man first learned to work with silver he has known that it prevented the spread of disease. Thus the wealthy people had silver drinking cups, silver tableware and utensils. Even those who could have had gold, which does not tarnish, usually chose silver because it promoted health. In the days before refrigeration, farmers tossed a silver coin in a bucket of milk to preserve it. Chemists put a silver dime in their petri dish to sterilize it. For hundreds of years it was common practice to place a silver wire in an infected wound that refused to heal.

The difference between survival and not

All of this makes colloidal silver perfect for survival conditions. It has such a broad spectrum of effectiveness (practically all bacteria, virus, yeasts, molds, parasites) and at the same time has a miraculous healing quality. Most people taking it orally say they feel better and notice more energy. It even prevents plaque from forming on teeth. Therefore, an exact diagnosis is not required as with antibiotics. If the mouth is rinsed with one ounce daily and then swallowed, the plaque is stopped, gingivitis is soon healed, the breath is sweet, colds and flues are gone, candida is soon cleared up, yeast infections of the blood disappear, the immune system is restored! Internal surgeries heal much faster and with much less scarring!

Colloidal silver can be used orally, topically, by enema, douche, or by a doctor intravenously. The exact dosage is not critical because it is non-toxic at virtually all levels. However, common practice is to start orally with about one ounce a day at 20 parts per million as a maintenance dosage. When treating a chronic internal condition, that dosage could be doubled each day until a dosage of four ounces in the morning and four ounces in the evening at 20 parts per million is reached. Always watch for a rash breaking out on the skin when first taking colloidal silver. This is not an allergic reaction or a side effect in the common sense. It is usually caused by killing off yeast in the blood or intestines so fast that the body cannot properly dispose of them. It is a healthy sign but may be very uncomfortable due to itching. Furthermore, you do not want to overload the body’s cleansing abilities. Therefore it is best to reduce the intake of colloidal silver when this occurs. when the rash disappears, as it normally does in a day or so, gradually increase it.

When disaster strikes

Colloidal silver is especially valuable in case of disaster as well as whenever camping or traveling because the water often cannot be trusted. One ounce of colloidal silver at 20 parts per million in one quart of water assures the safety of the water for drinking. It is the finest disinfectant known, being totally non-toxic and non allergenic as well an non-caustic. Used on the scalp, it stops most cases of itching. It is great for the hands and face and reduces skin wrinkling over a period of time. It heals warts (virus), athletes foot, and nail fungus. It effectively treats many skin rashes although some rashes get worse before getting better.

The only natural antibiotic that lasts forever!

Don’t get caught without your supply of colloidal silver! Get yours today!

YOU ARE NOT SAFE! BLOOD TESTING REVEALS BARIUM 150 TIMES HIGHER THAN SAFE

Do you have toxic levels of Barium and Aluminum in your blood?  A number of people living in Arizona have discovered that they have blood levels of Aluminum or Barium 150 times higher than the amount considered safe. Many are experiencing the classic symptoms of Barium poisoning. Barium damages the immune system, causes dose-related muscle weakness up to total paralysis including the heart & lung muscles. See # 78, 79 & 80 for more Barium exposure information.
Arizona, like the rest of the country has experienced heavy chemtrailing since 1997. So there is good reason to suspect there may be widespread problem with toxic levels of Barium & aluminum in the U.S. population

LIFE EXPECTANCY DROPS TO 69.3 YEARS IN THE USA. HOW MUCH IS 8 YEARS OF YOUR LIFE WORTH?

In 2003 life expectancy in the USA was 77.6 years. The drop to 69.3 years since 2003, a drop of over 8 years in less than 6 years, is startling information.  This period of time just happens to coincide with a time when there has been non-stop spraying of chemtrails coast to coast on an almost daily basis.  There is plenty of scientific research proving that any increase in airborne particulates causes a corresponding increase in the death rate of the exposed population so imo the chemtrails are a glaringly obvious factor in this significant drop in expected life span.

TO PUT IT BLUNTLY IT APPEARS THAT THE CHEMTRAILS ARE ROBBING EVERYONE IN THE USA OF 8 YEARS OF LIFE.

SAME AIRCRAFT AS U.S. BIO/CHEM WARFARE CRAFT
Comments from Ken Welch excerpeted from an article exclusive to Rense.com, 1/5/06:

“Several things were immediately apparent about the spray planes.  First, they weren’t high enough to be making contrails and even if they were, the sprayed liquid was flashing into voluminous white visibility much too fast to have any connection with the process by which moisture in 1000 degree (F) jet exhaust can freeze into visible ice crystals. Second, you could literally watch the crew turn the pumps on and off [as the trails were being laid]…   Third, during the first six months or so, all the photographed planes were military refueling tankers, the aircraft that have the role of implementing Uncle Sam’s chemical and biological warfare missions.”

PATIENTS HIGHLY CONTAMINATED, DOC BLAMES CHEMTRAILS


An Arizona Doctor speaks out after finding high levels of Barium contamination in his patients:

“… patients are coming in with frequent headaches, sinus congestion, asthma and ear infections… I attribute this to the chemicals which our government is spraying in OUR air!
… the “hair analysis” labs which I run on some of my patients are all indicating HIGH levels of Barium. My own hair analysis indicated high Barium levels…  high levels of barium in our hair means either barium is being stored from digestion or the hair is being contaminated by an outside source[barium from chemtrails]. I am quite concerned with this violation of our environment by a government that denies it is occurring… One only has to step outside and look up at the sky to see our tax dollars at work”

THE AIR FORCE WANTS YOUR LOVE; AERIAL SEEDING OF BIOLOGICAL IMPLANTS INTO FOOD, WATER & AIR

“Lydia Mancini has explored some of the mind-altering aspects of the chemtrails, but I think I have found one of the final pieces of the chemtrail puzzle – the Air Force studied how to put sensors that are nano-scale into a population’s food supply, water, and air through aerial spraying so that they could get those sensors into people’s bodies. Read on to catch on to all the connections.”
WHERE DID THE USAF GET THE IDEA THAT IT WAS OK TO INFEST PEOPLE WITH NANO SENSORS WITHOUT THEIR KNOWLEDGE OR CONSENT?

This kind of despicable covert activity flies in the face of the very principles & ideas our country was founded on.  Our military should be fighting to protect us from this type of criminal activity not aiding and abetting it.

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What really causes Morgellons, the disease that makes colored fibers grow out of your body?

For over a decade, people suffering from Morgellons disease have been told that they’re experiencing delusions. Even when they show doctors evidence that strange, multicolored fibers are growing out of itchy patches on their skin.

Now we may be getting closer to an answer.

Guardian reporter Will Storrs published a fascinating article on the people who suffer from this controversial disease, describing his trip to a conference for people with Morgellons, and his quest to get answers from neuroscientists and doctors.

He begins by introducing us to a few people with Morgellons, and some of the scientists who studied the disease in the mid-2000s:

In spring 2005, Randy Wymore, associate professor of pharmacology at Oklahoma State University, stumbled across an article about morgellons. Reading about the fibres sufferers believed were the byproduct of some weird parasite, but which were dismissed by dermatologists as humdrum environmental detritus, he thought, “But this should be easy to figure out.” He emailed sufferers, requesting samples, then compared them with samples of cotton, nylon, carpets and curtains. Examining them under the microscope, he got a shock. The sufferers’ fibres looked utterly different.

Wymore arranged for fibre analysis at the Tulsa police department’s forensic laboratory. Moments into his tests, a detective with 28 years’ experience of this sort of work murmured, “I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like this.” The morgellons particles didn’t match any of the 800 fibres on their database, nor the 85,000 known organic compounds. He heated one fibre to 600C and was astonished to find it didn’t burn. By the day’s end, Wymore concluded, “There’s something real going on here. Something we don’t understand at all.”

You are not “NUTS”

The medical consensus, however, is “delusions of parasitosis” (DOP), in which people believe they’re covered in bugs or other parasites. But people with Morgellons say they don’t believe they’re covered in bugs – they simply feel itchy, and they keep finding this spiny, colored threads poking out of their skin. Some believe they’ve been infected with nanofibers, and others think parasites under their skin are extruding the red and blue-tinged fibers.

Though Storrs offers evidence that some people suffering from Morgellons may also be neurotic – many at the conference he attended were riling up hotel staff by complaining of phantom bugs in their beds – he also suggests a possible cause of the malady. It may be a neurological disorder where people experience phantom itching. It isn’t a mental illness, but instead a disorder of the nervous system.

Storrs writes:

I contact Dr Anne Louise Oaklander, associate professor at Harvard Medical School and perhaps the only neurologist in the world to specialize in itch. I email her describing morgellons, pointing out it’s probably some form of DOP. But when we speak, she knows all about morgellons already. “In my experience, morgellons patients are doing the best they can to make sense of symptoms that are real. They’re suffering from a chronic itch disorder that’s undiagnosed. They have been maltreated by the medical establishment. And you are welcome to quote me on that,” she adds.

This is a fascinating, compassionate article about a group of people whose maladies have been ignored by mainstream medicine – and who, despite everything, continue bravely to insist that they deserve medical treatment. They are clearly suffering a disorder, and it’s time science came up with something better than “they’re crazy.”

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Frequently Asked Questions About Morgellons Disease

What is “Morgellons”..?

Morgellons Disease is also referred to as the ‘Fiber Disease’ and is, as of now, still unrecognized by the medical community. Thousands who have registered report remarkably similar symptoms, generally involving lesions and fibers developing in the skin.


What are the symptoms..?

Most patients report the stinging, biting, and crawling sensations associated with skin, along with the fibers, lesions, and ‘brain fog’ as the most significant of symptoms. It is important to note that some patients have no lesions yet, but do have fibers produced from unbroken skin.


Is it contagious..?

Absolutely not! Many patients have family members who exhibit no symptoms whatsoever. On the other hand, many families have reported becoming infected at or near the same time. At this juncture, it remains unclear as to whether or not these households with multiple infected members reflects contagion, due to human-to-human transmission, or some type of mutual exposure.


Where did the name “Morgellons” come from..?

The name comes from a condition involving “black hairs” emerging from the skin of children which was documented in France in the 1600′s. It is doubtful that the 17th century disease has anything to do with modern day Morgellons.


Will it affect my unborn child..?

Congenital transmission of the disease is, as of now, still undetermined. Yet we have dan Morgellons babies born.


How do people get Morgellons Disease..?

The vector and delivery mechanism of the disease are, as of now, still undetermined.


Is this a parasite..?

Many organisms have been found on the skin of individuals with this disease, but it remains unclear if they are the causative agent. The only consistencies seen are the fibers and other abnormal conditions of the skin in conjunction with the cognitive issues.


Could this be bio-terror..?

The answer to this question remains undetermined.


Is there a cure..?

Though many cases report cures, we unfortunately have no knowledge of a universal cure that has helped each and every individual with Morgellons Disease. NutraSilver will stop the symptoms, however.


Does anyone care..?

Very few medical practitioners recognize this disease or understand what the patients are going through. We are working daily to change that as we educate as many people in the healthcare industry as possible.


What is the treatment..?

Some treatments and protocols have been tried by many of our registrants. Though some do report success, the majority of these trials seem to bring on short-lived “cures”. In conducting research, we are determined to find the causative agent(s) of this disease and establish a course of treatment which will prove beneficial for all who are infected.


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Hepatitis C: A Future Tsunami

THE ER DOCTOR

Hepatitis, or inflammation of the liver, can be caused by many things, which is one reason why it is takes so long to become a doctor: You have to at least know the most common causes and most facts about these causes, which, along with anatomy, burns a lot of time.

Hepatitis C (thank God not named after some obscure European dude with a horribly long, difficult to spell last name) afflicts many Americans. It is caused by a nasty virus, which can be transmitted through sex, blood and blood products, and sharing of needles. It is one of the leading causes of liver failure requiring liver transplantation.

Unfortunately, by some estimates, almost 50% of people with Hepatitis C have no idea that they are infected. One would think that in this day, when you could theoretically tweet an  Amazon rain forest Indian,  infected people would  at least know that they have the disease.

However, the early stages are truly asymptomatic and routine tests for Hepatitis C, according to the experts are not a good idea: the cost would be huge and there would be a lot of false positives, or positive tests in people who really don’t have the disease. Furthermore, infection could have occurred decades earlier-who remembers each and every crazy thing he or she did twenty years ago?

The problem is that the virus relentlessly attacks the liver

The liver regenerates pretty well, until  a certain threshold is reached. After this, the liver scars and cirrhosis develops. The cirrhosis in turn causes a whole slew of horrible side effects. Eventually, a liver transplant is needed or the sufferer will die.

Recent statistics show that the death rate from Hepatitis C has actually become higher than the death rate for HIV. To make matters worse, if you happen to have Hepatitis B or HIV and Hepatitis C, then the death rate skyrockets. Also, if you are middle aged you will have a higher mortality risk.

Recently, new treatments have been developed.  Unfortunately, unlike Hepatitis B, there are no effective vaccines for Hepatitis C.

Still, there is hope that one day such a vaccine will be developed. Until then, use your head: If you shoot up, don’t share needles and practice safe sex at all times.

 

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