duodecima wrote:So, then you get to read the article. Which says, among all the many different viruses sampledspanningtree wrote:These links both point to the same non-polarized article. Pretty easy, > 5 minute search. Make what you want out of it but be careful of getting slapped with the racist and fear mongering label.SCBrian wrote:Can I use the "Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence" argument? My grammar skills are not what they should be, so I'm uncertain?whisk.e.rebellion wrote:
There's no recorded outbreak of HEV 68 in Mexico or Central America. Any blame laid on immigrants is pure speculation bordering on fear mongering.
http://www.virologyj.com/content/10/1/305Which lends credence to the fact that these viruses, which have always existed here in the US as well and not seemed to cause much illness, also existed in South/Central America as well in low numbers and not seeming to cause much illness. It fails to offer any support for the idea that this strain of that virus came from South/Central America rather than Europe, Africa, or Utah. (I pick Utah because I believe they had one of the early clusters?)We also identified low numbers of EtV-D68, which has been associated with respiraory disease by others , although never in the countries of our study.
I have more to say but need to go back to work now, be back tonite.
Did they or didn't they, in the citation above  it links to an Asian study that also found evD68Results
Our subjects had a median age of 3 years and a 1.2:1.0 male:female ratio. HRV was identified in 16% and HEV was identified in 3%. HRVs accounted for a higher frequency of isolates in those of younger age, in particular children < 1 years old. HRV-C accounted for 38% of all HRVs detected. Phylogenetic analysis revealed a high proportion of recombinant strains between HRV-A/HRV-C and between HEV-A/HEV-B. In addition, both EV-D68 and EV-A71 were identified