EBOLOA like signs?

Russell W. Patterson tprwp at mhs-tva.attmail.com
Fri Nov 17 08:05:23 EST 1995

A man died last week in our city from what doctors said was a bacteria infection.
Signs included bleeding from ears,eyes,mouth etc. just as with Ebola virus.  Doctors
said he died when his heart failed after massive internal hemorrhageing from his
deteriorating organs. (The man had been a health nut and was in top shape
before this event, he died in a matter of 2-3 days.  The only symptom I know of
was that he was complaining of severe stomach ache).

The last word I've heard on the case is that he died as a result of a bacterial infection
he incurred at a doctors physical.  They said he got the bacteria when the doctor
did a prostrate exam.  They said that when the exam is done stool is pushed back up
into the intestines.  The stool contains bacteria that when pushed back up into the
intestine can get into the blood stream.  Once in the blood stream it proliferates and
the patient dies of blood toxicity.

Is this a REAL possibility?  It sounds to crazy to me.  Wouldn't the bacteria be present
3-5 inches back up the intestine if it is at the exit?

any enlightening comments welcomed,

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