Fatal Bug Kills One IDF Soldier and Leaves a 2nd ParalyzedJanuary 21, 2010
A fatal bug has claimed the life of one IDF soldier, leaving a second paralyzed, fighting for his life in Haifa's Rambam Medical Center.
Private Kurei Separk, 19, died during basic training. He enlisted in the IDF in November 2009, into the elite Duvdevan unit of the Paratroops Corps. About a month later, he collapsed during a military exercise and his commanders sent him home, granting him a few days of medical leave. His condition deteriorated rapidly and he was flown to Rambam Medical Center in very serious condition, and died after 25 days.
The diagnosis of a potentially fatal infection was made immediately, and the soldier was admitted to an intensive care unit, placed on a mechanical respirator. Doctors explain that the infection simply destroyed his vital organs and his system collapsed. He also developed a serious case of pneumonia.
IDF Chief Medical Officer Brigadier-General Dr. Nachman Ash has ordered an investigation. The soldier's levaya began at 3:00pm in Kfar Blum on Thursday.
In another case, a second soldier was admitted to a hospital about 10 days ago, suffering from a "mysterious infection". This soldier is also serving in an elite unit. He is paralyzed from the waist down and doctors are at a loss for an explanation.
It was first feared the paralysis was connected to a vaccine that he received in the military but this has been ruled out.
At present, doctors are uncertain if the death and the illness of the second soldier are connected."
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YWN-Israel reported a second soldier is infected, paralyzed from the waist down, and it now appears there are 17 other soldiers from the same base with the same infection, however Baruch Hashem it appears a non-fatal strain. Military medical experts have announced they are not concerned with a plague, explaining the non-fatal strain of the bug appears in 30% of the general population. It is reported that two other soldiers from the same unit arrived at a hospital on shabbos, and they received antibiotic therapy and were discharged.
Yet another soldier arrived at Rambam Medical Center in Haifa yesterday, Sunday, also receiving antibiotic therapy and also discharged.
The 17 soldiers infected are receiving prophylactic therapy, with military officials adding that during their treatment, they are continuing with their regular military duties.
Chief Medical Officer Brigadier-General Dr. Nachman Ash has launched an investigation, reporting the Egoz soldier who was paralyzed remains in Sheba Medical Center in Tel Aviv, and it is uncertain if his current condition will reverse itself.
It is being reported that the infection of the Egoz soldier and the soldier who died is the same, albeit different strains, with officials still reporting there is no connection between the cases.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)
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WHO DECIDED THAT IT WAS NOT CONNECTED TO THE VACCINE?????
DID ORDERS COME FROM UP HIGH NOT TO FIND A CONNECTION???
BOTH CASES, SAME BUG, DIFFERENT STRAIN, NOT CONNECTED? What the heck?....
IT SOUNDS LIKE A SEVERE CASE OF GUILLAIN-BARRE TO ME, OR MAYBE A CASE OF POLIO: BASICALLY THE SAME MECHANISM.
IT CAN BE INDUCED BY THE INFLUENZA VACCINE, BY THE ADJUVANT FOR SURE; OR POSSIBLY BY LIVE POLIO VACCINE. This would not be the first time that such a case happened, live polio vaccine is contagious, many people in Nigeria have been affected by paralysis as a result of mass immunizations.
DOCTORS, ANY OTHER THOUGHTS? WHAT'S YOUR DIAGNOSIS, OFF HAND?
SOMETHING IS FISHY IN THIS STORY....
AND WHY DIDN'T IT MAKE HEADLINE NEWS IN ENGLISH IN THE ISRAELI PRESS SO FAR? Isn't this strange? - unless I missed it, which is possible.
WHAT DO YOU THINK HAPPENED HERE? I REALLY WONDER, AND I THINK THE PEOPLE ARE OWED AN EXPLANATION. AFTER ALL, THEIR KIDS ARE IN THE ARMY. THEY DESERVE TO KNOW WHICH VACCINES THEIR CHILDREN WERE FORCED - OR BRAINWASHED - TO RECEIVE, IF AT ALL; AND WHETHER WITH, OR WITHOUT, PROPER EXPLANATIONS AS TO THEIR POSSIBLE CONSEQUENCES.
FOLLOW-UP ON THIS STORY IS DEFINITELY RECOMMENDED.
Will we ever know?