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Wednesday, June 08, 2016

African swine fever in wild boar and African wild suids

http://docplayer.net/11883583-African-swine-fever-in-wild-boar-and-african-wild-suids.html

Ampligen News

Hemispherx Biopharma: Dr. William M. Mitchell Publishes Article Titled, “Efficacy of Rintatolimod in the Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME)” in Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology


African Swine Fever Epidemic, Poland, 2014–2015

http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/22/7/15-1708_article

Ukraine hit by African Swine Fever

http://www.globalmeatnews.com/Safety-Legislation/Africa-swine-fever-outbreak-in-Ukraine

What does Plum Island's Douglas Gregg know about African Swine Fever and its connection to AIDS, HHV-6/7/9 and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

The following is a post from Douglas Gregg,
 an expert on African Swine Fever Virus

https://www.mail-archive.com/histonet@lists.utsouthwestern.edu/msg36275.html
 
Hello,
> I have not been on this forum for some time, but still follow it. I am a
> retired veterinary pathologist. Last year I posted an idea for a freshman
> in high school who wants to do a serious science fair project. He is
> already beyond high school science level. His father found me because I
> have been a science fair judge for many years at a nearby school district.
> At first, I declined, citing that I was retired and did not have a good
> project for him. Later I thought about a recent study I read about honey
> bees being infected with an Iridovirus. That caught my attention because I
> did my dissertation and worked for about 10 years on African swine fever
> (ASF) caused by an Iridovirus (now renamed but only moved to a branch
> classification by itself). It is the only mammalian Iridovirus disease.
> Through mass spectrograph studies, and subtraction analysis of normal bee
> data from collapsed colony bees, the US Army found the fingerprint of a
> likely Iridovirus infection in colony collapse syndrome. No one has yet
> confirmed this by other methods that are more conventional and it has not
> been fully accepted due to the new technology used to find it.
>
> So I suggested to Joe, that he could attempt to identify the virus in bee
> larva tissues using histology to find inclusions and immunostaining using
> Vector staining system. I used immunostaining through most of my career and
> was one of the first to identify a virus infection (ASF) with Vector
> staining systems back in the early 80s.
>
> I have a microtome and a few paraffin mold trays and a few plastic
> paraffin tissue holders left over from a consulting project 6 years ago.
> What he will need is some paraplast, more plastic molds, a few metal trays,
> Harris hematoxylin, eosin, slides, coverslips, permount and later PBS, Tris
> and  a Vector ABC AP kit which I am very hopeful can be donated by Vector
> when we get that far. I know histo labs often have lots of old unused
> supplies around that don't necessarily fit into current routines or
> machines. If any of you have such supplies that could be used for very
> manual processing of tissues, they would be greatly appreciated. A warm
> water bath is needed too but we can improvise, if necessary.
>
> Having reviewed the literature on honeybee colony collapse syndrome and
> comparing the pathogenesis with African swine fever, an Iridovirus
> infection of bees is a very good fit. I think there is a very high
> likelihood that this could be a big breakthrough in the honey bee collapse
> problem that thus far has not been answered with the many hypotheses
> suggested. This is a worldwide problem that threatens the world food supply
> and must be understood and controlled soon. As a onetime bee keeper, it is
> close to my heart.  I hope some of you can help Joe get into histology.  He
> is very eager and this could possibly lead to a scholarship or at least a
> workstudy position during college in a histolab someday. Due to the
> recession, his family can't support this project. He has gotten some small
> monetary support from a local bee keeper as well as help acquiring bee
> larva from colonies.  I am giving him space to set up a lab in my basement
> and the necessary solvents, etc and lots of training. This is a very
> ambitious project but I think it can be accomplished. He has 2 or 3 years
> to get it finished, and hopefully published. Any help would be appreciated.
>
> Any ideas for crowdsource funding would also be appreciated.
>
> Douglas Gregg DVM, PhD

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Bees, AIDS and African Swine Fever Virus: John Beldekas talks about AIDS and African Swine Fever Virus

"From 1983 to 1986, Jane Teas (Dept. of Pathology, Human Ecology Assn., Boston), John Beldekas (Boston University Medical School) and James R Hebert (Dept. of Epidemiology, Am Health Fdn, NY) searched for evidence of the ASF virus in AIDS patients. An article on their findings was published in The Lancet on March 8, 1986. What they found was the presence of ASFV in the blood of 9 of 21 AIDS patients using haemadsorption tests and found ASFV in 10 AIDS patients using immunofluorescence tests. Sixteen controls were used in the tests and one tested positive for ASFV. Beldekas also noted “giant cell formations, a characteristic of ASFV in swine cell cultures.” Beldekas indicated that possibly a new variant strain of ASFV was an infectious agent in AIDS and would cross react with Lisbon 60 strain which is known to cross react with all other strains of ASFV. African Swine Fever Virus is not supposed to infect people. What was ASFV doing in the blood of 9 AIDS patients and why was it not found in all 21"

http://www.keephopealive.org/report10.html

Get ready for a revolution in our understanding of HHV-6/7/8!

Breaking News! The link between Bees, AIDS and African Swine Fever Virus

 "McInnis and Gregg suspect iridovirus — a virus that suppresses the immune system — could be infecting honeybees and keeping them from returning to their colonies. The virus, McInnis said, may have an “AIDS-like effect” on the bees, making them more susceptible to common diseases that wouldn’t normally be fatal to them."

“I think this could be earth-shattering information if we’re right. Everybody depends on honeybees to help grow the food that we eat,” said Gregg, who while working at Plum Island treated African swine fever in pigs — a virus similar to the one he’s investigating with McInnis. “Most other people trying to solve this problem are looking at pesticide use. There are very few others who are investigating the possible spread of a virus.”

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/greenport-teen-joe-mcinnis-wins-award-for-honeybee-research-1.11888138

Read more on African Swine Fever virus here.

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