Colloidal Silver, Scarlet Fever and Streptococcus Pyogenes – a New Plague Begins to Spread!
Scarlet Fever was a leading cause of death among children in the 19 th century. The situation was so serious, homes in which victims of Scarlet Fever lived were quarantined by health authorities in order to help prevent its spread to the general public.

Now it appears Scarlet Fever is making a comeback in some countries such as China, where up to 21,000 cases have been reported in the past year alone!

And the bad news gets worse: An antibiotic-resistant strain of the pathogen responsible for Scarlet Fever has developed, prompting new fears at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that U.S. tourists traveling to China might bring the deadly new strain back with them.

Will colloidal silver help? The results of several clinical studies indicate silver-based antimicrobials are indeed very effective against this potentially deadly pathogen…

Hi, Steve Barwick here, for www.TheSilverEdge.com...

According to a recent article on Yahoo! Health, the highly infectious and potentially deadly disease, Scarlet Fever, is making a comeback that has health authorities quite concerned:

“Scarlet fever—the much-feared scourge of the past—is back, with an outbreak in Hong Kong that has killed two children and sickened hundreds.

More than 21,000 cases have also been reported in China so far this year, nearly quadruple the rate for the same period in 2010, while infections have tripled in Macau, prompting the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to issue a warning to travelers to China, Hong Kong, and Macau.

What makes the outbreak particularly alarming is that the strain infecting the region is 60 percent resistant to antibiotics commonly used to treat it, compared to 10 to 30 percent resistance in previous strains, according to a microbiologist from Hong Kong University.”

According to the Macau Daily Times, the situation is quite serious, and is reaching epidemic proportions:

“Experts meanwhile warned that the epidemic sweeping through Hong Kong, Macau, and parts of China may worsen…The situation is rather serious at the moment…

…We are facing an epidemic because the bacterium that is causing scarlet fever is widely circulating in this region -- not only in Hong Kong but in mainland China and Macau."

Ron Kennedy. typically 72 hours but may range from 1 to 7 days.also causes Scarlet Fever: “Scarlet fever is a disease caused by infection with Group A streptococcal bacteria (Streptococcus pyogenes) that occurs in a small proportion of people with strep throat.. at this point in time there has (thankfully!) been no similar surge of Scarlet Fever cases in the U. and groin area. .D. Typically the rash begins as small red macules which gradually become elevated. China and Macau to wash their hands frequently and avoid crowded places that lack fresh air to reduce the risk of catching the disease.” Is the outbreak likely to spread to the US? So far. Health authorities warn travelers to Hong Kong. As the rash fades. While the rash is still red the patient may develop what are called Pastia's lines. Illness usually begins with a fever and sore throat and may be accompanied by chills. vomiting. abdominal pain and malaise.S. The strep bacteria produces a toxin that causes a rash that appears 1 to 2 days after the onset of illness. there are no reports of any surge in scarlet fever cases in the US.” What Is Scarlet Fever? According to Dr.2 According to health experts. which could explain the dramatic rise in cases in the affected region. The incubation period between contracting strep and the onset of scarlet fever is short. then spreads over the body. toes. the same pathogen that causes strep throat – Streptococcus pyogenes -. But the Centers for Disease Control has issued an alert asking U. desquamation (peeling) may occur around the finger tips. M.S. tourists visiting China to take precautions. bright red coloration of the creases under the arm and in the groin. “Hong Kong scientists who isolated the bacteria in a six-year-old patient found a genetic mutation that may make the new strain more contagious than usual. The redness fades over a few days and the patient is left with a rough "sandpaper" feeling rash. The rash usually lasts for 3 days. The rash initially appears on the neck and chest.

1999 report signed by Brigham Young University microbiologist David A. Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumonia. 1/22/99 BYU Report. upper respiratory infections (i.) inhibited and killed @ 1. etc. There is a rapid antigen test (throat swab).) inhibited and killed @ 5 ppm. Streptococcus pyogenes. BYU Report. human) laboratory clinical studies conducted on colloidal silver to determine whether or not it will heal Scarlet Fever… …there have been a number of in vitro (i. etc. otitis media (ear infection) inhibited @ 2. at surprisingly low concentrations. Ph. and plenty of fluids.D….25 ppm colloidal silver and 5 ppm colloidal silver were able to kill the Streptococcus pathogens tested… ..5 ppm and killed @ 5 ppm.25 ppm. strep throat) impetigo. rest. sinusitis. test tube) studies demonstrating the effectiveness of silver-based antimicrobials against the pathogen Streptococcus pyogenes that causes both Scarlet Fever and strep throat. Therapy is designed to treat the infection with antibiotics (usually penicillin) and relieve symptoms with analgesics.e. hospital-acquired infections. As you can see.” Is Colloidal Silver Effective Against Scarlet Fever? While there have been no modern in vivo (i. BYU Report.5 ppm and killed @ 5 ppm. Scarlet Fever. Streptococcus mutans (A major cause dental plaque and tooth decay etc. Leavitt. According to a May 13. in in vitro testing. BYU Report.3 The throat culture should be positive for group A Strep. and including the strain that causes both Scarlet Fever and strep throat. BYU Report. Revelli and BYU Professor of Microbiology/Molecular Biology Dr. Streptococcus faecalis (Urinary tract infections.e.e.. extremely low concentrations ranging between 1. wound infections. Ron W. …a colloidal silver solution was able to kill four different strains of the Streptococcus pathogen. also implicated in infective endocarditis-an infection of the heart valves) inhibited and killed @ 5 ppm. endocarditis. meningitis. Streptococcus gordonii (Tooth decay.) inhibited @ 2. Here’s a brief synopsis of what the researchers discovered: Streptococcus pyogenes (skin infections.

coli.8% of multidrug-resistant P. .4 …including Streptococcus pyogenes which was killed at only 1. Number 4.25 ppm – an astonishingly low concentration of silver! This is very good news. because it means the use of silver nanoparticles is so effective against the drug-resistant Streptococcus pyogenes. 95.” The researchers further concluded that silver nanoparticles exhibited bactericidal effect rather than merely bacteriostatic effect. The results? According to the study authors: “In our study. it outright kills them rather than merely inhibiting their growth! The researchers stated in their conclusion [italics and underlining are mine]: “For all strains. …the same nanosilver concentration inhibited 99. 615-621. This is important news. which means an alternative means of treatment for stubborn critical cases is going to be needed. Is Colloidal Silver Effective Against Antibiotic-Resistant Strains? In another in vitro clinical study titled. because the pathogen causing the current outbreak of Scarlet Fever in China appears to be resistant to antibiotic drugs.7% of ampicillin-resistant E.” published in the World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology (Volume 26. the average ratio of the minimum bactericidal concentration to the minimum inhibitory concentration indicated that silver nanoparticles have a bactericidal rather than bacteriostatic effect on the tested bacteria. coli O157:H7 and 92.7% of erythromycin-resistant Streptococcus pyogenes. “Bactericidal Effect of Silver Nanoparticles Against MultidrugResistant Bacteria. DOI: 10.1007/s11274-009-0211-3)… …researchers tested the efficacy of silver nanoparticles against drug-susceptible and drug-resistant strains of Streptococcus pyogenes (the cause of Scarlet Fever) as well as four other bacterial strains including Pseudomonas Aeruginosa and E. silver nanoparticles exerted a bactericidal effect against the six bacterial strains… there was no significant difference between the bactericidal effects of silver nanoparticles on drug-resistant and non-drug-resistant microorganisms. aeruginosa.

silver nanoparticles can be recommended as an effective broad-spectrum bactericidal agent. Jonathan Wright. MD. bacterium. improve clinical outcome. fungus. and found to be effective. staphylococcus. MBBCh (Rand). pyogenes and show the importance of silver nanoparticles in the nosocomial and community environment. resistance mutations that might otherwise emerge as the result of antibiotic pressure are eliminated… The data presented here are novel in that they prove that silver nanoparticles are effective bactericidal agents regardless of the drug-resistance mechanisms that exist in multidrugresistant P. silver-based antimicrobials represent a potentially powerful weapon in the fight against drugresistant pathogens such as Streptococcus pyogenes. What the Experts Say About Colloidal Silver and Streptococcus! Since the early 1900’s various forms of silver-based antimicrobial substances have been tested against different strains of streptococcus.Dr.5 In theory." -.Noted South African Colloidal Silver Researcher Dr Peter J. coli O157:H7 and erythromycin-resistant S. quite harmless to humans and absolutely non-toxic… All virus. and reduce the likelihood of the emergence of resistance and the spread of infection . and fungal infections like Candida. aeruginosa. streptococcus. Therefore. pseudomonas. And not just for the serious threats making headlines: It's also effective against bacterial infections like strep throat. If pathogens are killed rather than inhibited.” In short. a bactericidal agent is preferred clinically because bacterial killing should produce a faster resolution of the infection. and other pathogenic organisms are . ampicillin-resistant E. WA “Silver in the colloidal state is highly germicidal. viruses like the flu. of the famous Tahoma Clinic in Seattle. including the “group A” Streptococcus pyogenes strain responsible for strep throat and Scarlet Fever: “The author has shown antibacterial activity against four major pathogens namely MRSA. group A streptococcus and E. Here are just a few examples where medical experts and clinical researchers have attested to the efficacy of silver-based antimicrobials against various forms of the Streptococcus pathogen.coli in the laboratory.” -. MMed (Clinical Pathology) "Colloidal silver just might be the next germ-fighting wonder drug. Price.

and also in chronic ones. Volume 3. the cause of strep throat and Scarlet Fever -. or gangrene.” -. staphylo and streptococci. Colloidal Silver Success Stories! Since Streptococcus pyogenes is the cause of both strep throat and Scarlet Fever.. 1910 “. Page 38. 1910 “The writer found that guinea-pigs and rabbits survive the opening of the peritoneal cavity and infection of the peritoneum with staphylococci. January.Albany Medical Annals. such as abscesses.The Medical Review. various Streptococci. and other pathogenic organisms are all killed in three or four minutes. but die if this is omitted.6 killed in three or four minutes upon contact. in fact. There are no side effects whatsoever from the highest concentrations. have not occurred. no microbe is known that is not killed by this colloid in laboratory experiments in six minutes…” -.Staphylococcus pyogenes. 1900 “This 'colloidal silver' is almost entirely soluble in water and albuminous fluids.” -. and apparently hinders the development of and destroys certain pathogenic germs. January-December. Use of Colloids in Health & Disease. Volume 21..is nothing new.Dr. These testimonials are from the Colloidal Silver Success Stories web site: Saved My Son’s Arm From Cellulitis (Strep) Infection! . such as slow sepsis and furunculosis. where secondary changes of vital organs. Henry Crooks.Alfred B. Clinically. 1900 As you can see.” -. I thought it interesting to include some real-life colloidal silver success stories demonstrating the effectiveness of colloidal silver against this pathogen. No. Searle in Use of Colloids in Health and Disease. to such an extent as to very often effect a rapid and absolutely surprising cure in recent cases. streptococci or diphtheria bacilli if a few pieces of metallic silver are introduced simultaneously. the effectiveness of silver-based antimicrobials against Streptococcus pathogens – including Streptococcus pyogenes. silver in various forms has been found to be effective against various strains of Streptococcus from the early 1900’s to the present time. 1. viz. Searles. quoted by Alfred B..

.” -. The next day. Several days ago. OR Works Instantly on Strep Throat! "Whenever we use the micro-particle silver...We've had almost universal instant problem solving with it.high fever. was almost completely better!” . Each morning he would remove the wrap to allow air to get to the area. KS Began Healing Strep Throat in Just One Day! "I am an elementary school secretary and right now strep throat is rampant there. put two dropper fulls in a bit of water. Another time she had strep throat.Kathy W. Not much longer after that he got cellulitis again. cough..” -.M. near pnuemonia.no need. Had some 30ppm CS from the health food store..7 “I have two fascinating experiences to tell you about. This time I took matters into my own hands and treated him myself. flying pig flu.. That procedure stopped the strep infection and saved his arm. swollen glands.. lung issues.e.” -. Each night for 5 nights I drove to his house and wrapped his hand and arm in colloidal silver-soaked gauze.K. He was treated by medical doctors. red sore throat with blisters. He had gotten a cellulitis infection caused by strep [i.. wrapped it with plastic wrap and sealed it with Gentle Paper tape.. it really works! It works waaaay better than the old fashioned silver solution! The micro-particle silver works almost instantly on strep throat.. my throat. We no longer use other antibiotics.Joyce M.. AR Cured My Wife’s Strep Throat Infection! “My wife had pneumonia once. gargled and swallowed it. I knew I was coming down with it. and colloidal silver was what took it away. and colloidal silver alone made her well.. but lost the finger to prevent the infection from taking his arm.. The first one is about my son. swished.. Streptococcus] in his finger.

Should this dread disease of old spread from China to the U.. We never did have to give him the antibiotics.S. I’ll report it on the Colloidal Silver Secrets Community on Facebook. for the sake of protecting the public! As more information becomes available. and the inflammation was in retreat. Three days later he was fine. By the next day the pus pockets were nearly gone.e..B. But we took Ron home. sane and responsible use of colloidal silver.. He gave us a prescription of some kind of penicillin derivative. the above anecdotal accounts.S. Steve Barwick." -. expert quotes and in vitro (i.e. and had him drink 6 ounces of our homemade colloidal silver and gargle with an ounce every hour. Healed a Nasty Case of Strep In Just 3 Days! "One of our earliest experiences with colloidal silver was when our then-16 year old son Ron came home from school with a red. Meanwhile. inflamed throat that had huge white pus pockets. CA Again. because no in vivo (i.8 -. But they do demonstrate the fact that silver-based antimicrobials are indeed effective against the Streptococcus pyogenes pathogen behind this deadly infectious disease – including the antibioticresistant strains.Dianne M. His doctor took a throat culture and diagnosed it as strep throat. I remain… Yours for the safe. made a batch of colloidal silver. in the human body) studies have yet been conducted. author The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual . there is certainly enough clinical evidence available to warrant researchers to do additional studies on colloidal silver and other silverbased antimicrobials.. test tube) clinical studies do not prove that colloidal silver will be effective in stopping Scarlet Fever.

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