(Jim Bynum) “Ebola Patients Brought to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta”, after The Federal Public Health Service had assured the public that it is a Biosafety Level 4 treatment center as required by CDC. It appears to meet the CDC standard for
containment of aerosols in hospitals, but offers no safety for aerosols generated during sewage treatment to plant workers, sludge (biosolids) haulers, or those exposed to Filoviruses (ebola) in reclaimed sewage effluent used as irrigation on parks, school grounds ((Emory uses 400,000 gallons of reclaimed sewage water a day) and food crops as well as the users of sewage sludge (biosolids) used for the same purposes. This could wind up in the air or on your vegetables as fertilizer or in your drinking water.
Laboratories are required to disinfect all hazardous pathogenic (infectious) waste before releasing the waste into the environment for Disposal however, in this case some misinformed Military Officer within the Federal Public Health Service (yes, it is a military organization embedded within every federal health protection agency) assured the doctors that general waste management practices at a sewage treatment plant will kill any virus in blood, feces or urine that’s flushed into the waste water system.
Emory’s new reclaimed public sewer wastewater recovery plant only requires that the final reused sewage water have less than 23 “Most Probable Number (MPN) per 100ml” of thermotolerant ENTEROBACTERIACEAE when the sample is tested at 112.1°F. To make the comparison simple, you would be dead at an internal temperature above 108°F. The Enterobacteriaceae are the gram negative bacteria playfully called coliform
by industry and regulators that enjoy prolific growth by doubling every 20 minutes at less than 100°F. The thermotolerant test for one small isolated group of bacteria has no sanitary significance for viruses or any other pathogen. However, it does indicate there are dangerous pathogen in the recovered sewage water.
It would appear several federal laws have been ignored such as 42 U.S. Code § 6903 in disposing of waste in sewers. [(5) The term “hazardous waste” means a solid waste, or combination of solid wastes, which because of its quantity, concentration, or physical, chemical, or infectious characteristics may—(A) cause, or significantly contribute to an increase in mortality or an increase in serious irreversible, or incapacitating reversible, illness; or (B) pose a substantial present or potential hazard to human health or the environment when improperly treated, stored, transported, or disposed of, or otherwise managed.
If Filoviruses such as Ebola are In Sewage, it will survive in the Effluent == Reclaimed water and Sludge products. The one smoking gun you hear little about is virus that infect bacteria and the treatment of sewage waste is accomplished by bacteria. EPA’s Mark Meckes documented in 1982 that more antibiotic resistant bacteria was released from treatment plants than entered it. More about viruses in sewage. Even more about virus survival.
How would I know virus infect bacteria? Well, there is a lot of research on the subject. Bacteriophages or bacteria eaters were discovered in 1915. Special GMO viruses were used to infect GMO bacteria which were used to infect a GMO tobacco that produced the drug to treat the infected ebola victims. Here is some material safety data sheet information.
SURVIVAL OUTSIDE HOST: The virus can survive in liquid or dried material for a number of days. Infectivity is found to be stable at room temperature or at 4°C for several days, and indefinitely stable at -70°C). Infectivity can be preserved
INCUBATION PERIOD: Two to 21 days, more often 4 – 9 days.
COMMUNICABILITY: Communicable as long as blood, secretions, organs, or semen contain the virus. Ebola virus has been isolated from semen 61 days after the onset of illness, and transmission through semen has occurred 7 weeks after clinical recovery.
MODE OF TRANSMISSION: In an outbreak, it is hypothesized that the first patient becomes infected as a result of contact with an infected animal. In the laboratory, infection through small-particle aerosols has been demonstrated in primates, and airborne spread among humans is strongly suspected, although it has not yet been conclusively demonstrated. The importance of this route of transmission is not clear. Poor hygienic conditions can aid the spread of the virus.
The first outbreak appeared in the Congo in 1976, just 2 years after Herbert Boyer and Stanley Cohen discovered how to recombine DNA from different bacteria. Their experimental bacteria were dump down the sewer as Emory University Hospital is doing with ebola contaminated human waste. It was their considered opinion that E. coli 0157 could not exist in the environment because the waste treatment process would take care of the problem. Surprise, surprise, it does exist and getting meaner in our food supply. An even bigger suprise is that like ebola, there are also haemorrhaging symptoms possible with E. coli 0157.
Sometimes it is easy to forget that the “Surgeon General” is a real military title. In 1912 the name of the Public Health and Marine Hospital Service shortened to the Public Health Service (PHS) retaining full rank and authority. In 1914, The total group of gram negative coli-like-bacteria (Enterobacteriaceae, which produce indole gas and/or acid) was first designated coliform by the Public Health Service. Without considering that we have been observing the guidance of a military organization, it has been puzzling me why the agencies that are supposed to be protecting our health are still claiming there is no sanitary significance to these bacteria even though some are listed as bio-terrorism agents. As an example, “EPA does state they are harmless and 5% of drinking water tests may legally contain coliform without any further action by the treatment facility.”
Now that we know the health agencies are under the control of the federal military it starts to make sense that Emory doctors were told by the Public Health Service that sewage treatment management practices would take care of the ebola released from a level 4 biosafety unit. It would appear that this advice to Emory can be attributed to CAPT Parham, ATSDR) ,Senior Environmental Health Scientist, in Atlanta. This is especially true since EPA never completed work on its 1982 draft for control of infectious waste: Draft Manual for Infectious Waste Management SW-957 — September 1982
“Below is a list of potential Federal agencies and programs where environmental health officers have the greatest likelihood of finding an assignment – the order is based on the number of officers presently assigned [embedded]. See duty station map for more details.”
- Indian Health Service (IHS)
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
- Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- Department of Interior (DOI) National Park Service (NPS)
You need to know that Former Surgeon Generals have complained about political interference. In 2007, GARDINER HARRIS reported in the New York Times that “Dr. Carmona is one of a growing list of present and former administration officials to charge that politics often trumped science within what had previously been largely nonpartisan government health and scientific agencies.”
Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol contacted Ebola while working in African outbreak. They were brought back to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta with the understanding they could be treated while at the same time protecting the American public from exposure. It is telling that the Federal Public Health Service advised Emory University Hospital ebola could be discharged to a public sewer system rather than CDC, since Ebola is a CDC Category A bio-warfare agent.
Filoviruses are viruses belonging to the family Filoviridae, which is in the order Mononegavirales. These viruses are single stranded negative sense RNA viruses that target primates. There are two general viruses, the Ebola virus (Ebolavirus, with four species)  and the Marburg virus (Marburgvirus).
These viruses cause terrible viral hemorrhagic fevers, characterized by massive bleeding from every orifice of the body. Ebola destroys the immune system in an explosive manner. They have an extremely fast 80-90% mortality rate. The
virus is spread through bodily fluids — that includes coughing. They are classified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as Biosafety Level 4 Hazard. This means that they are among the most lethal and destructive viruses known to man.
According to “WHO”, “Ebola first appeared in 1976 in 2 simultaneous outbreaks, in Nzara, Sudan, and in Yambuku, Democratic Republic of Congo.” They would have us believe the virus is never airborne. The bad news is that in 2014, scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Institute for Influenza Virus Research deliberately created a new even deadlier virus in a level 2 laboratory, funded by the government, that completely evades the human immune system — just to see if they could. They have to test it some way, somewhere, don’t they?
Ebola Patients Brought to Emory University in Atlanta
Extract of story: 8/5/2014
“Bruce Ribner, MD, an infectious disease specialist at Emory who will be caring for both patients, said at a press conference Friday the hospital has the “environment and expertise to safely care for these patients and offer them the maximum opportunity for recovery from these infections.”
The containment unit is separated from the rest of the hospital, he said. Staff in the unit, including two nurses who would care for each patient, and a team of four infectious disease doctors who would oversee their care, have been specially trained to enter the patients’ rooms.
The air the patients breathe goes through a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter before it is exhausted outside the hospital. There is no recirculation of air, so no one who works inside the facility is at risk.
Patients’ bodily waste, including stool, will be flushed into the public sewer system. Ribner said there was no risk of transmission to the general public, because waste management practices will kill any virus that’s flushed into waste water.
“The U.S. public health service has established that that is an effective way of dealing with these viruses,” he said. “Whatever comes out of the public sewer system should not be contagious.”
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The mission of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps is to protect, promote, and advance the health and safety of our Nation. As America’s uniformed service of public health professionals, the Commissioned Corps achieves its mission through:
- Rapid and effective response to public health needs
- Leadership and excellence in public health practices
- Advancement of public health science
1912—Name of the Public Health and Marine Hospital Service shortened to the Public Health Service (PHS). Legislation enacted by Congress broadened the powers of the PHS by authorizing investigations into human diseases (such as tuberculosis, hookworm, malaria, and leprosy), sanitation, water supplies, and sewage disposal.
In 1914 the Federal Public Health Service changed the name of the total group of gram negative coli-like-bacteria (Enterobacteriaceae, which produce indole gas and/or acid) designating it as coliform when tested at 98.6 degree F, with no sanitary significance. When the same group of bacteria were tested at 112.1 degree F, any stressed bacteria
that happened to some minor amount of activity were designated as human fecal coliform. The strange part of that test is that the human body is unlike to produce any bacteria at that temperature since it would generally be dead at an internal temperature of about 109 degrees F. As an example, “EPA does state they are harmless and 5% of drinking water tests may legally contain coliform without any further action by the treatment facility.”
But we do have to keep up appearances and one hundred years later we are still living with that 1914 lie. In fact, we depend on that lie to keep the streets free of panic in dealing with food and water contamination.
Todays claim —The Commissioned Corps continues to fulfill its mission to protect and promote the public health of our Nation. With more than 6,500 active-duty officers, the Corps is working to create a global world free of preventable disease, sickness, and suffering. http://usphs.gov/aboutus/mission.aspx
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), based in Atlanta, Georgia, is a federal public health agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ATSDR serves the public by using the best science, taking responsive public health actions, and providing trusted health information to prevent harmful exposures and diseases related to toxic substances.
CAPT Parham, Senior Environmental Health Scientist, currently serves as a Senior Environmental Health Scientist with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) in Atlanta, GA where he works with ATSDR’s State Cooperative Agreement Program in the public health evaluation of impacts to communities from hazardous waste sites.
The following information was sent to Emory University Hospital and Department of Health and Human Services
Sent: 8/2/2014 7:35:02 P.M. Central Daylight Time
Subj: You are about to make history
You may not realize it but wastewater treatment is done by bacteria. EPA documented 30 years ago that more antibiotic resistant bacteria leave the treatment plants than enter them. Sewage sludge is bacterial biofilms attached to fine particles. The U.S. public health service assured the public in 1914 that coliforms were of no sanitary significance. They meant the test because a number of the coli-like-forms of gram negative invasive Enterobacteriaceae are now listed as bioterrorism agents. Yet, 100 years later that is still the claim by EPA and USDA as well as the FDA. http://thewatchers.us/myths/Myth-5-health.pdf
“The U.S. public health service has established that that is an effective way of dealing with these viruses,” he said. “Whatever comes out of the public sewer system should not be contagious.”
This is not the first alien organism scientists released into the environment with unintended consequences. In 1974, Stanley Cohen of Stanford University and Herbert Boyer of the University of California applied for a patent to created
“chimera” (two genetically distinct cell line) bacteria “which could not exist in nature”. Because it was thought the genetically modified bacteria they worked with could not exist in nature, vast amounts of the experimental chimera were dumped into the sewer. Now as then, some of the sewage was recycled as a “safe” fertilizer or reclaimed water. In more recent times sewage water is recycled as “safe” drinking water. Unfortunately, they were very wrong about the bacteria not being able to exist in nature. The deadly E. coli 0157:H7 can and does exist in nature now. This chimera is unique because the gene to ferment lactose was removed to prevent discovery by standard E. coli testing procedures. It was replaced at some point, either by the inventors or by the Naval Biosciences Laboratory at Oakland with a deadly Central American toxin strain from Shigella, a known neurotoxin gene that cannot be treated with drugs. Antibiotics cause the bacteria to become extremely toxic with bad outcomes. The CDC’s first reported case of E. coli 0157:H7 infection was a Naval Officer at Oakland in 1975, just one year after they applied for a patent. The bacterium was not actually identified until 1986 by scientists at Walter Reed Hospital.
Best of Luck with Dr. Kent Brantly’s treatment. I wish him well.
Sent: 8/2/2014 8:28:12 P.M. Central Daylight Time
Subj: VIRUSES in SEWAGE Effluent and Sludge – 1989 (EPA)
Just a short follow up with government data when it was on our side. I am sure you are aware that viruses infect bacteria. Actually the first case of Filoviruses outside the hospital will prove EPA was right. As a Biosafety Level 4 facility it doesn’t make sense you would discharge to a public sewage system.
VIRUSES in SEWAGE Effluent and Sludge – BIOSOLIDS, Part 503 list -1989
United States Environmental Protection Agency
Health Effects 0122
Research Triangle Park, NC 2771 1
Research and Development EPAl600/S1-871014 Mar. 1988 Project Summary
Occurrence of Pathogens in Distribution and Marketing Municipal Sludges
More than 110 enteric viruses are recognized and may be present in sewage. The list of enteric viruses is increasing and now includes rotaviruses and the Norwalk viral agent. Most viruses probably adsorb to the solids in sewage although the adsorption process has been shown to be type- and strain dependent.
The potential for transmission of viral diseases through sludge reuse programs does exist. Virus data collected during a compost monitoring program indicated that composting was an effective means of reducing viral levels. The results also suggested that the composting procedures must be well-defined, with monitoring or process
assurances that all of the composting mass is exposed to adequate temperature. If not properly controlled, virus survival could occur.
Infective doses for the viruses are thought to be low. Therefore, reasonably thorough virus inactivation is necessary for home use of sludge products. Once destroyed, enteric viruses cannot reestablish themselves in sludge; regrowth is not a concern.
Sent: 8/4/2014 7:22:29 P.M. Central Daylight Time
Subj: Ebola in Atanta sewage should be interesting to observe as it goes in public wat
Emory claims to be a bio-safety level 4 facility, yet it is going to release untreated ebola viruses to local sewage treatment plants based on management practices killing the viruses. EPA has documented that the treatment process does not kill viruses. It would be interesting to know exactly who in the U.S. public health service gave Emory officials such bad information.
This information was passed on to Emory yesterday. It did not go to upper management because the decision had already been made. This was just for the record because the sewage sludge is land applied and may be used in reclaimed water which is contaminated.
Sent: 8/5/2014 11:41:40 A.M. Central Daylight Time
Subj: Where was the U.S. Public Health Service when EPA failed to complete its…
Draft Manual for Infectious Waste Management SW-957 — September 1982
Apparently, this manual was never finalized after EPA decided to put infectious sewage sludge on agricultural land as pathogen contaminated sludge is not mentioned. Changing the name to biosolids did not change the nature of the pathogens in sludge nor did testing the sludge at an elevated temperature.
RCRA defines infectious characteristics of solid waste as hazardous waste.
“Infectious or infective is defined as “capable of producing infection; pertaining to or characterized by the presence of pathogens” (4) . A pathogen is “any disease-producing microorganism or material” (4). Etiologic agent is defined as “a
viable microorganism or its toxin which causes, or may cause, human disease” (5). The related term “biohazard” — which is defined as an “infectious agent presenting a risk or potential risk to the well-being of man, either directly through his infection or indirectly through disruption of his environment” (6) — is commonly used, and the biological
hazard symbol (see Figure 3-1) is used universally to denote the presence of etiologic agents.”
Twenty-seven years after this manual was written, EPA still reserves space for listing the following etiologic agents in the current hazardous waste regulation part 261 Appendix V & VI and a space for the treatment of infectious waste. Escherichia coli (fecal coliform), and all enteropathogenic serotypes are Etiologic agents.
In 1989 EPA posted a short list of documented disease causing organisms [etiologic agents] in the Federal Register which are found in sludge biosolids. http://deadlydeceit.com/1989_503_pathogens.html
However, this list was removed from the final Part 503 Regulation because no one would accept sewage ludge/biosolds knowing these etiologic agents were in the material causing it to be a hazardous waste.
The gram negative pathogens on the 1989 list are now referred to by the name of the tests, coliform and fecal coliform, [rather than etiologic agents] which are run at 37 deg C and 44.5 deg C. E. coli is the primary pathogenic bacteria that still shows some activity at the elevated test temperature. The pathogenic Kelbsiella bacteria also has some activity at elevated test temperature. These bacteria are also the most sensitive to heat and disinfectant, but they still are not destroyed by any current treatment process.
Urine and feces are infectious medical laboratory waste — [but ok on your food crop?]
Some folks could not believe the impossible possibility that “Water from the personnel shower and toilet may be discharged directly to the sanitary sewer without treatment.” All they have to do is read the last sentence of biosafety level 4 requirements of the WHO and the U.S. Government Public Health Service.
Controlled access. The maximum containment laboratory – Biosafety Level 4 must
be located in a separate building or in a clearly delineated zone within a secure
building. Entry and exit of personnel and supplies must be through an airlock or
pass-through system. On entering, personnel must put on a complete change of
clothing; before leaving, they should shower before putting on their street clothing.
Decontamination of effluents. All effluents from the suit area, decontamination
chamber, decontamination shower, or Class III biological safety cabinet must be
decontaminated before final discharge. Heat treatment is the preferred method.
Effluents may also require correction to a neutral pH prior to discharge. Water
from the personnel shower and toilet may be discharged directly to the sanitary
sewer without treatment.
Biosafety In The Laboratory: Prudent Practices for the Handling and Disposal of Infectious Materials.
Risks to the General Public’s Health
Risks to the general public’s health can be associated only with indirect modes of transmission, because the public is not directly exposed to the institutional reservoirs or the infectious waste generated by them. For indirect transmission to
occur, the infectious agent must be capable of survival outside of the reservoir for an extended period of time. There also must be an opportunity for a susceptible host to be exposed to the agent. Modern sanitation practice, as discussed in the introduction, minimizes the occurrence of such events. A properly functioning community sanitary landfill, solid waste incinerator, or municipal sewage treatment facility provides adequate containment and treatment for infectious waste, even when the waste is introduced without prior treatment. possibility.