Cholera Outbreak on Vancouver Island


bill barilko
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An ancient scourge that's never gone away-and the supposed vector reminds me a bit of the norovirus outbreak last year

Never seen before: Very rare Cholera outbreak in Vancouver Island

There is currently a very rare cholera outbreak on Vancouver Island. Specialists say they have never faced such a situation before. Individuals likely – meaning we have no clues right now! – contracted the illness after eating herring eggs harvested on the coast of Vancouver Island. “This is unique. We have not seen this before in B.C.,” a health officer reports.


Health officials have linked a rare cholera outbreak on Vancouver Island to consumption of contaminated herring eggs.

As many as four people have been infected with cholera in British Columbia, in what health officials are calling an extremely rare case. Health officials have linked a rare cholera outbreak on Vancouver Island to consumption of contaminated herring eggs harvested on the coast of Vancouver Island.

At least one stool sample tested positive for the bacteria and less than five people are believed infected. Testing is still under way to determine the exact strain of the bacterial infection. “This is unique. We have not seen this before in B.C.,” a health officer reports.

But for officials, these illnesses have been associated with herring egg consumption. Herring egg harvest is typically, on Vancouver Island, a First Nations harvest. The spawn had just happened earlier this month. People had harvested and were distributing between family, friends, communities.

Island Health and the First Nations Health Authority are asking people in the area to wash their hands thoroughly, report to a doctor if they feel any symptoms and contact them if anyone has stored herring eggs.

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Cholera killed at least 20,000 people in Canada in the 1800s, but the disease has largely been eradicated in this country. The Ontario Ministry of Health says an average of one case per year is reported in that province, but all of those individuals were exposed to cholera in a country where the disease is endemic. More than 100,000 people die from cholera around the world each year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control said. The disease is most common in places with inadequate water treatment, poor sanitation and inadequate hygiene.

Cholera may be passed person-to-person, but is usually contracted from bacteria in food or water sources infected with fecal matter. Symptoms of cholera include nausea, vomiting and diarrhea that can lead to extreme dehydration.
 
taxslave
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Last I heard on the local radio they were linking it to the massive influx of sealions. Which may or may not be the source. But there is a sewage treatment plant at French Creek that we know has issues.
 
Cliffy
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You're all gonna die!!!
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by bill barilko View Post

An ancient scourge that's never gone away-and the supposed vector reminds me a bit of the norovirus outbreak last year

Never seen before: Very rare Cholera outbreak in Vancouver Island

There is currently a very rare cholera outbreak on Vancouver Island. Specialists say they have never faced such a situation before. Individuals likely – meaning we have no clues right now! – contracted the illness after eating herring eggs harvested on the coast of Vancouver Island. “This is unique. We have not seen this before in B.C.,” a health officer reports.


Health officials have linked a rare cholera outbreak on Vancouver Island to consumption of contaminated herring eggs.

Island Health and the First Nations Health Authority are asking people in the area to wash their hands thoroughly, report to a doctor if they feel any symptoms and contact them if anyone has stored herring eggs.

The disease is most common in places with inadequate water treatment, poor sanitation and inadequate hygiene.

Cholera may be passed person-to-person, but is usually contracted from bacteria in food or water sources infected with fecal matter. Symptoms of cholera include nausea, vomiting and diarrhea that can lead to extreme dehydration.

I wonder if the millions of liters of raw sewage being flushed into the ocean by the province has anything to do with it?
 
bill barilko
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

I wonder if the millions of liters of raw sewage being flushed into the ocean by the province has anything to do with it?

That's in Victoria- hundreds of Kilometers away.

I realise you're abysmally ignorant but try to use google maps to keep up Please.
 
captain morgan
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Yeah, the ocean currents don't move more than 15 feet.

PS - I've been in YVR in the last year when they've publicly announced on the radio unsafe fecal content advisories for False Creek and English Bay.

Nice try though
 
Curious Cdn
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I'd blame it on the Hairy-asses in the Navy returning from Bonga-Bonga.

They probably picked up sonething, anyway.
 
bill barilko
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

....I've been in YVR in the last year when they've publicly announced on the radio unsafe fecal content advisories for False Creek and English Bay.

Yet more ignorance & lies-I have been swimming in English Bay since 1973 and have yet to see a turd float by-seen lots on t'internets though.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by bill barilko View Post

That's in Victoria- hundreds of Kilometers away.

I realise you're abysmally ignorant but try to use google maps to keep up Please.

So only a day away. As the straight narrows to the north it only has the fastest tidal surge in the world at 17 knots.

But what the f-ck do I know and I sure as shit didn't glean that from Google maps.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

So only a day away. As the straight narrows to the north it only has the fastest tidal surge in the world at 17 knots.

But what the f-ck do I know and I sure as shit didn't glean that from Google maps.

How many times a day does that happen, Saskatchewan?
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by bill barilko View Post

Yet more ignorance & lies-I have been swimming in English Bay since 1973 and have yet to see a turd float by-seen lots on t'internets though.

You need Google maps. You are pathetically mentally lacking spatial awareness of your so called hometown.

The Deas Landing shit pipe is nowhere near the English Bay and Fraser/Deas pipe effluents don't flow north and back.

I bet you don't have a car to get out of West Side and have never walked the pipe at the mouth of the Fraser because you can't get there by transit without an hours walk

Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

How many times a day does that happen, Saskatchewan?

2 lunar and 1 lighter solar except when solar and lunar overlap.

Try again Kitty.
 
Curious Cdn
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Ya had to look it up, didn'cha stumble-jumper?
 
petros
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F-ck no. I lived out there for 20 years and owned a sailboat.

God bless Oceans and Fishes for their detailed charts.

Sailing south from Port Hardy is c-nt at the best of times.
 
bill barilko
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

F-ck no. I lived out there for 20 years and owned a sailboat.

I'm sure it was nothing compared to your spaceship you Oh-So-Manly-Hero You.
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

God bless Oceans and Fishes for their detailed charts.

That's the Canadian Hydrographic Service you ignorant liar you.
 
petros
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CHS is a division of the Science Branch of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

You liar you. Have you found the Deas Landing shit pipe that can't pollute English Bay because it's impossible to be carried north and east because the Georgia Straight cuerent simply cant. You've been on ferries from Tswassen to Duke Point.

Have you ever once seen the Fraser confluence flow toward Point Grey let alone turn the corner in English Bay?

Quote: Originally Posted by bill barilko View Post

I'm sure it was nothing compared to your spaceship you Oh-So-Manly-Hero You.

That's the Canadian Hydrographic Service you ignorant liar you.

Can you read? I hope so you'll need some crow recipes.


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I'll accept your apology no matter how weak or self serving it may be.
Last edited by petros; Mar 31st, 2018 at 12:57 AM..
 
Danbones
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Love their work

Here in the 30,ooo islands and 3 million rocks.
 
Johnnny
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I like Bill he don't take shit from no one.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

F-ck no. I lived out there for 20 years and owned a sailboat.

God bless Oceans and Fishes for their detailed charts.

Sailing south from Port Hardy is c-nt at the best of times.

What boat? I've been a racing sailor since I was twelve. I had to slow it down a couple of years ago after ripping the inside components of one of my shoulders into Royal ratshit white skiing with my kids.
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

You're all gonna die!!!

Only people stupid enough to eat raw fish eggs collected in from of a shit pipe.

Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

What boat? I've been a racing sailor since I was twelve. I had to slow it down a couple of years ago after ripping the inside components of one of my shoulders into Royal ratshit white skiing with my kids.

Which way does the Vanisle 360 run?
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Only people stupid enough to eat raw fish eggs collected in from of a shit pipe.

Common sense just ain't so common, is it?
 
bill barilko
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Quote: Originally Posted by Johnnny View Post

I like Bill he don't take shit from no one.

Especially the jibbering slobbering old fools who post here.

B. Barilko-Salish Sea sportfisherman since 1973.
 
darkbeaver
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The elevated GCRs presently impacting this planet have been mutating disease DNA. The present flu epidemic that isn,t flue and other new or modified ailments both vegetable and animal disrupting, I will find the paper later.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post


Which way does the Vanisle 360 run?

Never raced on the West Coast. The Great Lakes, St.Lawrence River and a little bit in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and off of Nova Scotia,for me. ... oh, and here and there in New England, a little.
You have two races that have a reputation out this way. One is the "Driftsure" (I will say no more) and the other is the Victoria to Maui, which sounds like a super awesome survival contest. If I were younger and not broken ...?
Last edited by Curious Cdn; Mar 31st, 2018 at 10:01 AM..
 
darkbeaver
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Quote: Originally Posted by bill barilko View Post

Especially the jibbering slobbering old fools who post here.

B. Barilko-Salish Sea sportfisherman since 1973.


Quote:

jibbering slobbering old fool

I should be able to get a coffee mug with that printed on it.
 
Cliffy
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Only people stupid enough to eat raw fish eggs collected in from of a shit pipe.

Do you know how contagious cholera is? It spreads like wildfire.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

Do you know how contagious cholera is? It spreads like wildfire.

.... 5000 Cholera victims buried on this little island off of Quebec City, alone. There are several other "plague pits" around Montreal that hold many thousands more. I believe that Dominion Square is built over one.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grosse_Isle,_Quebec
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Which way does the Vanisle 360 run?

360° O bouy.
 
Cliffy
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

.... 5000 Cholera victims buried on this little island off of Quebec City, alone. There are several other "plague pits" around Montreal that hold many thousands more. I believe that Dominion Square is built over one.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grosse_Isle,_Quebec

They should quarantine the whole of Vancouver Island. If it gets onto the mainland all hell could break loose.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

360° O bouy.

I looked at the schedule.It looks like a pub crawl. Is there any wind inshore along that coast. I know that it blows like stink on the seaward side of Vancouver Island but in the protected inshore, it's "putt-putt-putt" like my lousy golfing. The little bit of sailing that I have done on the West Coast didn't involve much wind at all.

If you want a sobering experience, sail off of the Atlantic side of Nova Scotia. I expect that off of Port Alberni would be similar.
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Never raced on the West Coast. The Great Lakes, St.Lawrence River and a little bit in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and off of Nova Scotia,for me. ... oh, and here and there in New England, a little.
You have two races that have a reputation out this way. One is the "Driftsure" (I will say no more) and the other is the Victoria to Maui, which sounds like a super awesome survival contest. If I were younger and not broken ...?

Swiftsure. For real sailors.Something Lakers don't want to fukk with.

Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

Do you know how contagious cholera is? It spreads like wildfire.

No biggie. All the islands are overpopulated anyway. Maybe we can do our part to prevent Globull warming this way.
 

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