Monday, June 06, 2011

E. coli Jack and The Bean Sprout

The story goes that Jack is sent by his mother to sell their only cow at the market, but along the way he is apparently swindled by a man who offers him 'magic beans' in exchange for the cow ...

However, in this adaptation we have gone through organic Spanish cucumbers .. lettuce and tomatoes, fresh products from the Netherlands and organic bean sprouts - before we get to the beef. The cow only appears at the end of the story. To keep the story clean no one uses the word sewage, human waste, severe drought or animal waste .. nor asks how could a 'contaminated' bean sprout combine an African anti-biotic resistant E. coli bacterium with a less virulent European variety?

The strain of enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) isolated from cases in the EHEC infection outbreak in Germany is said to be a rare strain, the UN claims! Also, rare is the high number of young women affected by this strain. The recombined pathogenic E. Coli 0401 also contains DNA sequences from the plague.

This Jack-in-the-bean-sprout strain is said to be a natural GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) similar to a bacterial strain located in the Central African Republic, called EAEC 55989, which is known to cause serious diarrhea. The aggressive antibiotic resistant E. coli strain affecting Europe (in its recombined state) is said to be 'super toxic'.

Hey! Let's not be hypocritical here! Africa have suffered from deadly strains of E. coli for many years .. it is a simple fact that Africa have silently suffered pathogenic E. coli outbreaks and have struggled to deal with antibiotic resistant strains of the E. coli bacterium. That does not mean this particular strain emerged out-of-Africa ...

Out of Germany, not Out of Africa — the beastly German germ is a GMO whose parents have been around Germany for 10 years. by David Tribe on 3 June 2011

The German beast has a main chromosome that is 99.69% identical to known Escherichia coli EAEC strain 55989 over 96.07% of the chromosome’s length. This strain comes from Africa. Another strain, a German strain 01-09591 originally isolated in 2001 is probably even more closely related to the current outbreak strain, but this strain’s genome has not yet been completely decoded. BGI could do it in about a day if given the DNA. Interestingly, Kat Holt an others now show the German outbreak strain has inherited a shigatoxin gene as part of an acquired virus cassette inserted its main chromosome. It is a clear-cut example of a natural GMO.

Enteroaggregative E. coli strain 55989 was originally isolated from the diarrheagenic stools of an HIV-positive adult suffering from persistent watery diarrhea in Central African Republic [86]. The enteroaggragative pathotype is recognized as an emerging cause of diarrhoea in children and adults worldwide...

There are similar patterns merging like a high-speed kalaidescope in this Jack-and-the-bean-sprout thriller .. such as the large number of young women across Africa, who for years have suffered immune system breakdown, HUS (haemolytic-uremic syndrome), infections with antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria, shiga-toxin producing E. coli and AIDS.

German EHEC strain is a chimera created by horizontal gene transfer by David Tribe on 2 June 2011
Bacteria swap genes in everybody’s gut whether there is GM food there or not. The GM food issue is irrelevant to this rapid bacterial evolution.

Horizontal movement is what bacterial genes do naturally.
The mechanism by which the gene swapping occurred to generate the new German outbreak strain is almost obvious from current knowledge of the biology of gene movement in E. coli. A brief history of this science is explained below, and the role of plasmids (mini-chromosomes) and bacterial viruses mentioned below provide the evidence needed to understand this gene-swapping ability. The following history indicates how this explains the emergence of the German strain.

Climbing The Bean Sprout (Stalk)
Who would ever associate Escherichia coli O157:H7 infections with diarrhoeic HIV/AIDS?? The bottom line is water borne E. coli poses a high risk for immune deficiency AIDS patients in Africa. The key words are not antibiotic resistant but immune deficient.

Let's look at the recent European E. coli outbreak backwards. If the strain was so virulent surely it would have killed everyone infected or at least half of those infected? That is what I mean about looking at the problem backwards.

Looking forwards tells us that a bug (bacteria) from outside attacks us and we get sick. Looking backwards tells us that the inner conditions of the colon and immune system play their part. Including allergic reactions to antibiotics. Today, antibiotics are mainly produced (grown from) from bacteria fungi and mold(s), some being produced synthetically.

Going back to the colon .. each individual has their own unique colonies of good and bad bacteria (and parasites) living inside the gut and in the intestines. Imagine that you go in and aggressively kill all those gut bacteria with antibiotics. Well, some of the bacteria release highly toxic substances when they die!

In Europe, we do not like to think that apparently healthy people have immune deficiencies. Europeans are not challenged in the same way the African people are challenged by dirty water, contaminated water supplies, bacteria in the water, parasites in the water. In Europe the water supply is contaminated by a mixture of medications, drugs, contraceptives, pain killers and anti-depressants.

For the last hundred years human science has been on an overkill reaction to di-ease. Like that you take a twenty foot club to kill an ant. And very soon scientists will begin to figure out that this approach is not going to work for much longer. It is like carpet bombing a town to take out one building.

In an immune compromised individual the mass killing of all gut and colon bacteria, friendly flora and not so friendly bacteria creates an inner toxic acidic tsunami that then head for the kidneys and the bladder. This syndrome is well known in Candida research. Antibiotics can lead to overgrowth of Candida Albicans after the friendly probiotic bacteria have been wiped out by the antibiotic treatment.

Candida & The Antibiotic Syndrome