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Friday, August 17, 2012

Dallas Doctor Knows First-Hand the Ravages of West Nile

At the urging of area physicians, Dallas County declared a state of emergency and began aerial spraying yesterday to combat West Nile virus. Learn more about the dangers of the virus, its origins, how it is transmitted, and more by watching this informative video by DocDano. Dan McCoy, MD, interviews West Nile virus survivor and Dallas physician Don Read, MD.



“I can't ride a bicycle ... I can't carry my grandchildren up the stairs ... West Nile virus changed my life forever. I will never be normal like I was before I got sick,” says Dr. Read. “I’m thankful to be alive, I’m doing great, but I’m able to do half of what I was able to do before and I’ll never be back to where I was.”

4 comments :

  1. Thank you Drs Read and McCoy for bring us this excellent story of both the tragedy and hope that survivors of West Nile virus face. This is a must see video for patients and physicians who want to learn more about the disease. Dr. Read's story is both moving and educational. I hope people share this far and wide.

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  2. It is very sad that this happened to this doctor but wonder if it would of made the news if it was just another patient.
    Sadly patients continue to be misdiagnosed with many types of encephalitis by doctors all over the world, but these stories seem to go unreported, even when the patient dies
    Encephalitis is a disease that requires a propt diagnosis and treatment regiment for every chance of survival,
    There is no excuse other then negligence for a doctor not to know when a patient presents with so many neurological symptoms to run the proper tests to rule it out or properly diagnosis

    I truly do hope that this story will educate others on this issue and save life's

    Missing my daughter Jesseca Morey
    Cheri Morey

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  3. I'm hoping a medical person can answer this for me. Everyone keeps saying "there's nothing you can do if you have west nile virus - it's only supportive care". My husband was diagnosed last month with mild meningitis west nile virus. He had brain swelling that was causing sharp head pains (like someone was taking an axe to his head) constantly for four days (his first west nile blood test was negative and he had been dealing with all of the mild symptoms of west nile for the 2 weeks prior - bad headaches for a week before the sharp stabbing ones). He then saw a neurologist gave him steroids and after 48 hrs of being on those, his sharp head pains went away and he started to recover (the neuro retested his blood and he came back positive for WN). We'll never know this for sure, but if he had not of been put on those steroids to reduce the brain swelling, I feel certain that he would have had brain damage. I understand there's no treatment to make west nile go away - but I don't understand why they say that nothing can be done...?

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  4. I got the power to save Texas, the USA, Canada, Europe and the rest of the world from the West Nile virus spread... No kidding...

    Killer viruses are best dealt with by killing them the moment they attack us (say the moment any viruses infected mosquitoes bite us, or we are exposed to any Colds, Flus, AIDS, Yosemite and any other killer viruses)... And that is quite simple...

    If everybody on Earth does the Immunizer, there will never again be even a single case of West Nile or any other killer viruses infection... The Immunizer is the Escape of the World...

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    Doing it, I stay healthy all the time. For me Cold and Flu Season does not exist. I wear my summer tees and shorts all the time, even at air temperature of -15C (5F). I guess nobody else on Earth can walk at this winter air temperature clad in summer clothes (having ditched the scarves and parkas forever)... I feel (and everybody would) like Iron Man, for I got the Iron Constitution...

    Everybody Relax! West Nile and Yosemite Outbreaks can be completely avoided. Killing mosquitoes and deer mice is not the way out. The way out is killing the viruses by doing the immunizer. No antiviral vaccines or therapies are needed any more. Kids and adults can rest assured. West Nile, Yosemite and any other killer viruses on Earth can be destroyed very easy...

    I can save Texas, the USA, the UK, Canada, Europe and the rest of the world from the West Nile and Yosemite spread. Everybody - kids and adults - can become absolutely untouchable not only for them, but also for any possibly existing killer viruses on Earth. The weapon for their destruction is the Immunizer - The Deadliest on Earth, The T-Rex Virus Killer - The Most Powerful Immunity Booster. No killer viruses on Earth got any chance against the tremendous power of the immunizer - they just die the moment they touch you...

    The Immunizer is just a simple exercise, but is The Complete Colds/Flus/AIDS/West Nile/Yosemite/Cancers Prevention - normally done for a minute a day for kids and adults as the full prevention of the major plagues of civilization. If done for 2 - 3 minutes a day, it guarantees a very fast recovery for those infected by Colds, Flus, AIDS, West Nile, Yosemite, Any other killer viruses and any types of Cancer...

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