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woensdag 12 december 2012

Zwarte schimmel veroorzaakt meningitis

Fungus Caused Meningitis? Black Mold

A black mold entering the spines of hundreds of people who received contaminated vaccines for back pain has marked uncharted medical territory.
This fungus, classified as being difficult to diagnose, has never seemingly caused meningitis, until now. It requires at least three months of a treatment that can cause hallucinations. Not only is it unknown when is it safe to stop treating, but there is also no good way to know how to monitor those who fear the fungus, which may be festering silently inside their bodies.
The fungus’ brown-black color signals an armor that helped the mold sneak past the immune defenses of healthy people.
“I don’t think there is a precedent for this kind of thing,” said Dr. Arjun Srinivasan of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “This is definitely new territory for us.”

Dat noemen ze struisvogelpolitiek. Vraag het maar eens aan de vele mensen die lijden aan Sick Building Syndrome en excruciating headaches hadden vooraleer ze doodziek werden.

Yuppie flu, stress, ... we kennen het al wel. 
Hier het bewijs dat ze het al lang weten. 

Vervuild medicijn in VS te vroeg verdeeld

Door: Redactie
24/10/12 - 04u44  Bron:
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Het vervuilde geneesmiddel dat tot nu toe aan 23 Amerikanen het leven heeft gekost, is gedistribueerd voordat de producent de testresultaten binnen had over de veiligheid van het medicijn. Dat hebben de gezondheidsautoriteiten in de staat Massachusetts bekendgemaakt.

Inspecteurs troffen onder meer schimmel aan, een lekkende boiler, sterk vervuilde vloermatten en een slordige sterilisatieprocedure.
Tijdens een inspectie van de New England Compounding Center (NECC) in de plaats Framingham zijn de afgelopen week gebreken geconstateerd die erop lijken te duiden dat de producent de hygiënevoorschriften niet heeft nageleefd. Zo troffen inspecteurs tijdens hun onderzoek van de fabriek onder meer schimmel aan. Ook stuitten ze op sterk vervuilde vloermatten en een lekkende boiler. De manier waarop het bedrijf zijn apparatuur steriliseert, wordt bovendien omschreven als slordig.

308 besmettingen
Het aantal besmettingen ten gevolge van de uitbraak van hersenvliesontsteking (meningitis) is intussen opgelopen tot 308. De uitbraak is zeer waarschijnlijk veroorzaakt door een geneesmiddel dat bij NECC werd vervaardigd, een steroïdencocktail die wordt gebruikt als pijnbestrijder.

Black mold works antiviral

Have you ever wondered why never catch a cold anymore since you have ME or CFS?

Maybe you suffer from mold intoxication. Some people simply cannot eliminate the neurotoxines released by mold. Some bacteria like Lyme, bartonella and babesia produce the same symptoms. Blue green algue, ciguaterae, chlamydia pneumonia, ... yessss same effect.

Sick building syndrome is not a new concept but a severely underestimated factor in ME. Why do doctors don't ever ask you if you have a leaky roof at your work or house, have musty tiles in the bathroom, HVAC at work, did you work as an airhostess,  ... Maybe it is like opening a jar of worms because fixing mold is very expensive.
If it is at your work, change! If it is your house, move! If none of it is possible, think about it again!

Never ever try to remove the mold yourself. Never! You can die from it. Period. Google a professional. Check with your insurance company what can be done.

Minagawa K, Kouzuki S, Yoshimoto J, Kawamura Y, Tani H, Iwata T, Terui Y, Nakai H, Yagi S, Hattori N, Fujiwara T, Kamigauchi T. Stachyflin and acetylstachyflin, novel anti-influenza A virus substances, produced by Stachybotrys (black mold) sp. RF-7260. I. Isolation, structure elucidation and biological activities. J Antibiot (Tokyo). 2002 Feb;55(2):155-64. PMID: 12002997

Two novel compounds, stachyflin and acetylstachyflin, have been isolated by solid-state fermentation of Stachybotrys sp. RF-7260.

Stachyflin showed antiviral activity against influenza A virus (H1N1) in vitro with an IC50 value of 0.003 microM. Acetylstachyflin was about 77-fold less active than stachyflin.


Mari Nakatani, Masahiko Nakamura, Akiyuki Suzuki, Munenori Inoue, and Tadashi Katoh. A New Strategy toward the Total Synthesis of Stachyflin, A Potent Anti-Influenza A Virus Agent: Concise Route to the Tetracyclic Core Structure. Org. Lett., 2002, 4 (25), pp 44834486. PMID: 12465918

A new strategy directed toward the total synthesis of stachyflin, a potent and novel anti-influenza A virus agent isolated from a microorganism, has been presented through the enantioselective synthesis of the tetracyclic core structure. The synthetic method features a BF3Et2O-induced domino epoxide-opening/rearrangement/cyclization reaction as the key step.


Minagawa K, Kouzuki S, Tani H, Ishii K, Tanimoto T, Terui Y, Kamigauchi T.. Novel stachyflin derivatives from Stachybotrys sp. RF-7260. Fermentation, isolation, structure elucidation and biological activities. J Antibiot (Tokyo). 2002 Mar;55(3):239-48. PMID: 12014438

Stachybotrys sp. RF-7260 was found to produce stachyflins, novel anti-influenza virus agents, under solid-state fermentation conditions. Feeding DL-lysine to a culture of Stachybotrys sp. RF-7260 induced the formation of the novel compounds, SQ-02-S-L2 and -L1, and feeding DL-valine the formation of SQ-02-S-VI and -V2. The structures of these metabolites were determined by detailed 2D NMR analyses in comparison with acetylstachyflin. SQ-02-S-L2 and -L1 have the lysine moiety and SQ-02-S-V1 has the valine moiety. SQ-02-S-V2 has an amidine moiety instead of the lactam moiety in acetylstachyflin. SQ-02-S-L2, -L1 and -V1, substituted on the lactam amide hydrogen, displayed only a low level of the antiviral activity. However, deacetyl SQ-02-S-V2 showed potent antiviral activity similar to stachyflin.


Tani N, Dohi Y, Onji Y, Yonemasu K. Antiviral activity of trichothecene mycotoxins (deoxynivalenol, fusarenon-X, and nivalenol) against herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2. Microbiol Immunol. 1995;39(8):635-7. PMID: 7494505

The effect of trichothecene mycotoxins, deoxynivalenol (DON), fusarenon-X (FX) and nivalenol (NIV), on plaque formation of herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2 (HSV-1 and HSV-2) in HEp-2 cells was examined.

The 50% effective concentrations (EC50) of DON, FX, and NIV for HSV-1 plaque formation were 160, 56, and 120 ng/ml, respectively. Those for HSV-2 plaque formation were 94, 26, and 50 ng/ml, respectively. These three mycotoxins showed about 2-fold higher selectivity to HSV-2 than to HSV-1. Plaque formation of HSV-1 was not inhibited with trichothecenes at concentrations completely inhibiting plaque formation when cells were treated during virus adsorption period or 15 hr before infection.

These results indicate that trichothecenes affect replication of HSV-1 after virus adsorption, but not before or during virus adsorption to the host cells.


Sawadjoon S, Kittakoop P, Isaka M, Kirtikara K, Madla S, Thebtaranonth Y. Antiviral and antiplasmodial spirodihydrobenzofuran terpenes from the fungus Stachybotrys nephrospora. Planta Med. 2004 Nov;70(11):1085-7. PMID: 15549667

Two known spirodihydrobenzofuran terpenes (1 and 2) were isolated from a mycelium extract of the fungus Stachybotrys nephrospora BCC 3900. Compound 1 (Mer-NF5003F or stachybotrydial) exhibited potent antiviral activity (the IC50 value of 4.32 microg/mL) comparable to the standard drug, acyclovir, while compound 2 was inactive against the HSV-1 virus. Both 1 and 2 possessed antiplasmodial activity (IC50 values of 0.85 and 0.15 microg/mL for 1 and 2, respectively), and were not toxic towards the Vero cell line. A regiospecific conversion of the dialdehyde 1 to the lactone 2 proceeded simply under acidic conditions.