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Post by Beth » Mon Oct 09, 2006 10:44 am


Just found this... ... t=Abstract

We report a unique case of C. violaceum sepsis

in an infant. A 4-month-old girl presented to our institution with fever, pustular skin lesions, and distended abdomen, as well as diminished activity and mental status. Radiological investigation revealed brain, lung, and hepatic abscesses. The infant was

successfully treated with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole and ciprofloxacin.

much more.... ... &DB=pubmed

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Fiber Disease

Post by Beth » Mon Oct 09, 2006 11:34 am


Here is something .... look at these photos.

Formation and Myxospore Differentiation and

Germination in Mxyococcus xanthus

Viewed by Scanning
Electron Microscopy
Department of Biological Science, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306

from Wikipedia- ... type=HWCIT

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria

Phylum: Proteobacteria

Class: Delta Proteobacteria

Order: Myxococcales

Families & Genera

The myxobacteria are a group of bacteria that predominantly live in the soil. The myxobacteria have very large genomes, relative to other bacteria, e.g. 9-10 million nucleotides. Polyangium cellulosum has the largest known (as of 2003) bacterial genome, at 12.2 million nucleotides. Myxobacteria are included among the proteobacteria, a large group of Gram-negative forms.

Myxobacteria can move actively by gliding. They typically travel in swarms (also known as wolf packs), containing many cells kept together by intercellular molecular signals. This close concentration of cells may be necessary to provide a high concentration of extracellular enzymes used to digest food. Myxobacteria produce a number of biomedically and industrially useful chemicals, such as antibiotics, and export those chemicals outside of the cell.[1]

Life cycle
When nutrients are scarce, myxobacterial cells aggregate into fruiting bodies, a process long-thought to be mediated by chemotaxis but now considered to be a function of a form of contact-mediated signaling.[2],[3] These fruiting bodies can take different shapes and colors, depending on the species. Within the fruiting bodies, cells begin as rod-shaped vegetative cells, and develop into rounded myxospores with thick cell walls. These myxospores, analogously to spores in other organisms, are meant to survive until nutrients are more plentiful. The fruiting process is thought to benefit myxobacteria by ensuring that cell growth is resumed with a group (swarm) of myxobacteria, rather than as isolated cells. Similar life cycles have developed among certain amoebae, called cellular slime moulds.

^ Reichenbach H (2001). "Myxobacteria, producers of novel bioactive substances". J Ind Microbiol Biotechnol 27 (3): 149-56. PubMed.
^ Kiskowski MA, Jiang Y, Alber MS (2004). "Role of streams in myxobacteria aggregate formation". Phys Biol 1 (3-4): 173-83. PubMed.
^ Sozinova O, Jiang Y, Kaiser D, Alber M (2005). "A three-dimensional model of myxobacterial aggregation by contact-mediated interactions". Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102 (32): 11308-12. PubMed fulltext.
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Greetings to Beth

Post by Sabrina » Tue Oct 10, 2006 1:45 am

Hello Beth,

Welcome to biology online. Where did you come from?????

Thanks for all of the info! Sorry to say it may take a little time for me to digest all of that. Perhaps Skytroll can help to break it down for me/us???

You seem very confident that this information fits in with our condition. Can you please tell me why you may feel this way?

Thank you for your kind words to my family, fellow victims, and me.

I’m not doing well today as I have been very concerned and depressed about my child’s condition. I am still in search of a doctor that will address the strange symptoms we have and agree to treat them. I just keep getting fired over and over again, they call it getting a referral and I have once again been referred to another I.D. doctor I saw over one year ago that referred me somewhere else. Wonder if he will do the same thing this time too? Mean while, back at the ranch, it spreads fast and I cry hard.


Dear Tamtam,

Are you ok? :( Please let us know.


More Jamm

Post by ukguy » Tue Oct 10, 2006 12:38 pm

Hi All,

Anyone hear how More Jamm went?

Randy? Care to update us?


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Post by Beth » Tue Oct 10, 2006 6:37 pm

hi Beth...

I'm over at

We do a lot of searching on all sorts of diseases.

There is also info over there at this thread...

Please have a look.

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Post by Sabrina » Tue Oct 10, 2006 10:13 pm

Mysterious skin illness gains more recognition
Posted: 5/30/2006

Two years ago the Reno Gazette-Journal reported on a mystery illness that seemed plucked from the pages of a science fiction novel.
The symptoms included strange white or red "fibers" sprouting from skin lesions, sores that would not heal and "white granules and black specks" appearing on patients' skin. Sufferers also reported chronic fatigue, insomnia, night sweats and constant itching.

Most doctors interviewed at the time dismissed the anecdotal evidence and diagnosed the patients as delusional. Yet, the newspaper documented cases from Nevada to Texas and from the Bay Area to Florida that shared the same symptoms.

During the past two weeks, the disease has been getting some recognition:

• The Georgia Department of Health is investigating a cluster of the so-called Morgellons disease in that state.

• The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is starting a task force to look into reports of outbreaks.

• An Oklahoma State University researcher who has been studying the condition for the past year announced the patients he has seen aren't delusional, the "fibers" found on patients aren't from environmental sources like clothing and the disease isn't caused by a fungus or parasite. ... /1016/NEWS

“the disease isn't caused by a fungus or parasite.”

Who knew????? :?


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Post by Barz » Tue Oct 10, 2006 10:25 pm

Yeah, I guess there is a lot that "they all" know that we do not. I only wish "they" would inform us. You know, I can't imagine why they would hold back info from the people suffering. I think that is almost as mysterious as this ailment.

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Post by maf » Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:29 pm

agrobacterium... it has probably modified our dna, our normal flora, our foods, our environment...

so not caused by a fungus or parasite?... maybe not directly, but maybe "they" are unable to detect a mutated pathogen because it resides outside of "their" box... or, maybe they are just lying...

tam... where in the hell are you?... you know i was thinking... are you quite sure that your cyanobacteria/t. cruzi mutant isn't actually a common mold-hyphae producing bacteria/common plant cyst nematode mutant instead?... you know, just a little dust bunny sitting in the corner waiting to infect someone or something...

i think you have the right pictures and video... but i think your story is a real stretch at best...

think i will take two aspirin and a dose of ddt and call my doc in the morning...


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Post by Barz » Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:50 pm

Tam Tam,

Have you left us high and dry like our government, our doctors and our scientists have? I surely hope not. If we are to establish legal action soon, your video is not enough for us to make any noise. Video does not hold up in court. We need more.

Awaitng your response.


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Post by Barz » Wed Oct 11, 2006 12:15 am ... /bpla.html

Tam Tam,

I had previously asked you about whether it was safe for me to take ACE inhibitor. This just freaked me out. What do you think?????

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Post by London » Wed Oct 11, 2006 3:17 am

Hi guys. I'm just checking in and saying hi.

Beth, Myxobacteria> YES!

Mycobacterium Tuberculosis> Yes!

Fungus> Yes!

Dust> Yes!

Look you guys, this has to be our household environment, not just our body. I.,e., my sterling jewelry in my bedroom has oxidised and turned black. "Oh, no biggy" as my Doc said> all jewelry does that!" (Just another man/idiot) Funny, my jewelry never did that before I got the disease.

I am pretty much thru posting. (to the delight of some of you I am sure) but oh well, I love ea. and every one of you anyway......even Maf, Lol.... :)

Oh yeah, look into the rat flea and also this is fact: Inside the fiber ball is a type of brine shrimp. I personally know. I saw it and identified it myself then had it identified and confirmed.

Also, JJill or Skytroll: Did you guys mention Cliff saying to bathe w/ Sea Salts? If so, why? There is bacteria in them. (Just FYIing you.)

and....Jill, thanks, I saw your post.

I hope that helped and did not piss anyone off> was not my wish, really was not.


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Post by H. » Wed Oct 11, 2006 4:55 am

Hey London its H

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