Dr. Russell Blaylock, author of The Blaylock Wellness Report newsletter, is a nationally recognized board-certified neurosurgeon, health practitioner, author, and lecturer. He attended the Louisiana State University School of Medicine and completed his internship and neurological residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. For 26 years, practiced neurosurgery in addition to having a nutritional practice. He recently retired from his neurosurgical duties to devote his full attention to nutritional research. Dr. Blaylock has authored four books, Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, Health and Nutrition Secrets That Can Save Your Life, Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients, and his most recent work, Cellular and Molecular Biology of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Find out what others are saying about Dr. Blaylock by clicking here.
Tags: infection | inflammation | cytokines | chemokines

Co-Infections Raise Death Risk

By
Tuesday, 02 July 2019 04:31 PM Current | Bio | Archive

It is accepted that having two infections at the same time raises the chances of serious complications or of dying.

With the 2009 phony H1N1 (bird flu) pandemic, it was shown that taking the vaccine worsened one’s chances of suffering serious complications or dying.

This is because of the effect of immune overactivation caused by multiple infections, or by stimulating the immune system with a vaccine and then becoming infected.

The high mortality rate associated with Ebola in Africa — as well as a number of other viruses — is based on the fact that so many Africans have parasitic infections.

Malaria, schistosomiasis, leishmaniasis, and various types of roundworms are all indigenous to Central and Western Africa, the regions with the highest Ebola infection rates.

Studies have shown that these infections inhibit targeted cellular immunity, the type most effective against viruses.

At the same time, these infections overstimulate certain immune cells that produce cytokines and chemokines — immune chemicals that promote intense inflammation.

Because such infections are less common in the United States, Africans are much more likely than Americans to die from infections such as Ebola.

Infection with malaria, which is indigenous to Western and Central Africa, has been shown to greatly increase the cytokine reaction to other infections.

© 2019 NewsmaxHealth. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
Dr-Blaylock
It is accepted that having two infections at the same time raises the chances of serious complications or of dying.
infection, inflammation, cytokines, chemokines
207
2019-31-02
Tuesday, 02 July 2019 04:31 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 

The information presented on this website is not intended as specific medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical treatment or diagnosis. Read Newsmax Terms and Conditions of Service.

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved