Buddy with staff and skull
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A-Nam-Tay-Say Says

O'Siyo Brothers and sisters!

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A Nam Tay Say The Holy Man with

Sacred Staff & Sacred Buffalo Skull

A-Nam-Tay-Say with Wolf

A - Nam - Tay - Say The Cherokee Warrior

A-NAm-Tay-Say's Grand-daughter Avery looking for terrorist

A-Nam-Tay-Say with Granddaughter Avery

Have we become so complacent, so coward and intimidated by this government that we have forgotten our own revolutionary birthright of rebellion and dissent? Have we become so paralyzed by the eleventh of September that we would give up our liberty and freedom for the promise of a security that does not exist by a government that now threatens our very lives? What will it take before we finally realize the true reality of this crisis? How many more terrorist attacks, senseless wars, flag draped caskets, grieving mothers, paraplegics, amputees, stressed out sons and daughters before we finally begin to break the silence of this shameful night? Let us open up our hearts and speak in a way we have never spoken before knowing that lives now depend on it, and the very survival of our nation is now at stake. Let not our silence in this crucial moment betray us from our destiny.

Buddy.[A-Nam-Tay-Say) Hosick- Cherokee.Indian.

Allah or GOD? ... By Rick Mathes (prison ministries)

Last month I attended my annual training session that's required for
maintaining my state prison security clearance. During the training
session there was a presentation by three speakers representing the
Roman Catholic, Protestant and Muslim faiths, who explained each of
their beliefs.

I was particularly interested in what the Islamic Imam had to say The
Imam gave a great presentation of the basics of Islam, complete with
a video.

After the presentations, time was provided for questions and answers.

When it was my turn, I directed my question to the Imam and asked:
"Please, correct me if I'm wrong, but I understand that most Imams and
clerics of Islam have declared a holy jihad [Holy war] against the
infidels of the world and, that by killing an infidel, (which is a
command to all Muslims) they are assured of a place in heaven. If
that's the case, can you give me the definition of an infidel?"
There was no disagreement with my statements and, without hesitation,
he replied, "Non-believers!"

I responded, "So, let me make sure I have this straight. All
followers of Allah have been commanded to kill everyone who is not of your
faith so they can have a place in heaven.. Is that correct?"

The expression on his face changed from one of authority and command
to that of "a little boy who had just been caught with his hand in the
cookie jar."

He sheepishly replied, "Yes."

I then stated, "Well, sir, I have a real problem trying to imagine
The Pope commanding all Catholics to kill those of your faith or
Dr. Stanley ordering all Protestants to do the same in order to guarantee
them a place in heaven!"

The Imam was speechless!

I continued, "I also have problem with being your 'friend' when you and
your brother clerics are telling your followers to kill me! Let me ask
you a question. Would you rather have your Allah, who tells you to kill
me in order for you to go to heaven, or my Jesus who tells me to love
you because I am going to heaven and He wants you to be there with
me?"

You could have heard a pin drop as the Imam hung his head in shame.
Needless to say, the organizers and/or promoters of the
'Diversification' training seminar were Not happy with Rick's way of
dealing with the Islamic Imam and exposing the truth about the
Muslims' beliefs.

I repeat--In twenty years there will be enough Muslim voters in the
U.S. To elect the President! I think everyone in the U.S. should be
required to read this, but with the Liberal justice system, liberal
media and the ACLU, there is no way this will be widely publicized.

This is a true story and the author, Rick Mathes, is a well-known
leader in prison ministry.

The Man who walks with God always gets to his destination.

If you have a pulse you have a purpose.

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Legend of the Keetoowahs
Cherokee occasionally refer to themselves as Ani-Kituhwagi, (Keetoowah) 'the people of Kituhwagi', after the ancient nucleus city of the Cherokee. The Legend of the Keetoowahs places the tribe on an island in the Atlantic Ocean east of South America. Seventy tribes attempted attack on the Keetoowahs, but the Keetoowah were granted victory through the assistance of spirit-warriors.

As the story tells us, Ner-du-er-gi, the last warrior of the attackers, was overlooking the valley camp below, from upon a mountain top, when he saw smoke arising from the camp that extended up beyond the clouds, divided into three parts, with an arrow-holding eagle in the center. The warrior and his followers witnessed this miraculous event. Ner-du-er-gi then ordered his warriors not to attack the Keetoowahs for they were protected, and if attacked, the warrior knew he would surely be destroyed.

The Great Spirit granted the Keetoowahs a grand mysterious power to only be utilized in the best interest of their people. However, some of the wise people began to use their wisdom for unfruitful purposes. The Great Spirit instructed them to take their white fire and move away, heading to Asia, India and North America. Some of the large cities the new travelers claimed sank into the ocean and were no more.

Legend has it The Great Spirit turned to the peoples of America and guided them. They too began to violate their teachings by committing murders and feuding with the seven clans. The seven clans with their medicine men met around a fire to request guidance from The Great Spirit. The most truthful seven holy men selflessly gave of themselves for the tribe.

They carried medicine deerskin and medicine tobacco. The medicine men spread out the deerskin and prayed. They blew smoke over the deerskin, and watched the smoke trails for a sign from The Great Spirit. Inspiration led the medicine men to travel up to the top of a mountain, each day one new medicine man for seven days.

On day seven, a messenger came down from The Great Spirit, appeared in a bright light, and stated that The Great Spirit heard the prayers of the medicine men and held passion for their people. First, the men were told that they would someday fly in the air. The messenger warned of an enemy white ball from the east traveling their way, but that their grandchildren¹s feet were facing toward Tsusginai - west - the 'ghost land'.

The messenger warned of trials on the edge of the prairie, with tribes dividing into different factions and their blood evolving into only half of their heritage. The messenger forewarned that families would divide and disregard chiefs, leaders and medicine men. The schools would teach important knowledge to all the people and the young people would return to point rudely at the elders.

However, if the younger generation would heed The Great Spirit's instruction, a chance would exist for the people to turn back east, otherwise they would go to Tsusginai then to the coast, then leave by boat, never to return. They were given the 'Keetoowah' namesake and were instructed to return to their fire for worship

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Grandmother Spider Steals The Sun

In the beginning there was only blackness, and nobody could see anything. People kept bumping into each other and groping blindly.

They said, "What this world needs is light."

Fox said he knew some people on the other side of the world who had plenty of light, but they were too greedy to share it with others.

Possum said he would be glad to steal a little of it. "I have a bushy tail. I can hide the light inside all my fur."

Then he set out for the other side of the world. There he found the sun hanging in a tree and lighting everything up.

He snuck over to the sun, picked out a tiny piece of light, and stuffed it into his tail. But the light was hot and burned all the fur off.

The people discovered his theft and took back the light, and ever since, Possum's tail has been bald.

"Let me try," said Buzzard.

"I know better than to hide a piece of stolen light in my tail. I'll put it on my head."

He flew to the other side of the world and, diving straight into the sun, seized it in his claws.

He put it on his head, but it burned his head feathers off.

The people grabbed the sun away from him, and ever since that time Buzzard's head has remained bald.

Then Grandmother Spider said, "Let me try!"

First she made a thickwalled pot out of clay.

Next she spun a web reaching all the way to the other side of the world.

She was so small that none of the people there noticed her coming.

Quickly Grandmother Spider snatched up the sun, put it in the bowl of clay, and scrambled back home along one of the strands of her web.

Now her side of the world had light, and everyone rejoiced.

Spider Woman brought not only the sun to the Cherokee, but fire with it.

And besides that, she taught the Cherokee people the art of pottery making.

Spider Women

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The Chem - Trail Issue

Osiyo.This is Anam-Tay-Say.I would like all of my. brothers.and sisters and to every one who visits my web page.to read this email i received.i thank it is very important.to every one.when you read this go to my herbal page.and read it.the 6 herb tea and the colloidal silver will fix you up.i do not know why our government is doing this to their people.but this is a most serious thing.and needs to be stop ed one way or a other.A-Nam-Tay-Say.does not speak with a forked tong.and yes the 6 herbal tea will kill all kinds of cancer cells.i have prov-en that many times over the last 5 years.and a host of other things.my phone number is listed on the web site and my email ad is to.just call me its a free call and you can email me about any sickness and i can tell you what the 6 herb tea will do.i half to be very careful not to have the FDA.on my back.but i am a native American and a medicine man for my tribe.and i will do anything it takes to wipe cancer off the face of the earth.here is one Truth.a man called me from new York.he tested positive for aids two times.he some how found my web site and he called me.i sent him 6 quarts of tea and 16.oz bottle of colloidal silver.he called me back in 2 months and now their is no sigh of aids in his body any ware.thank you Jesus.the creator put all these herbs here on earth to cure all man kind.of any and all things.i don't care what kind of virus you have colloidal silver will kill it.their is 4 medals that come out of the ground that is good for your body.silver.gold.platinum and titanium.any other metal you have in your body is harmful.feal free to call me on my cell phone 618-218-3103.and i would be glad to talk to any one about it.pease to all..a-Nam. A Chemtrail Story From Gary Jacobucci 5-1-8 buddy, I live in the town of Wells, Nevada a town one square mile in size with a population of about 1,200. I made a trip to Reno on Feb, 11th of this year, driving from the east side of the state to the west. About half way across, in the Winnemucca area, I noticed heavy chemtrail spraying taking place, which proceeded me all the way into Reno. We haven't had much chemtrail spraying in our area, so I haven't made much ado about it with all the other stuff going on. Coming back early the next morning, the spraying started at Winnemucca and I followed it eastward on my way back home. When I was about an hour away from Wells, and the spraying looked to be over Wells area, I called ahead to the city manager and asked her to go outside and look up at the sky - at the spraying trails over Wells and notice that they aren't the usual evaporating vapor trails, but are spreading out into a haze over the area and telling her that I would talk to in the next couple of days. After getting back, I watched the chemtrail documentary Aerosol Crimes that I had earmarked. I was particularly interested in the 15-minute segment with Dr. Gwen Scott of New Mexico(56:32 1:11:54) - I watched this segment with the City Manager the next day. One of the things she found interesting was the statement about thick blood being one of the symptoms of the inhalation of aluminum and magnesium and their combining in the body. Scott says, "There's also, apparently, some titanium in this mix from our research, and magnesium. For a long time, I couldn't understand why that would be a bad thing, because we're always encouraging people to take some magnesium. However, my brother who's a physicists, accidentally gave me an answer that I had been seeking for two or three years as to why we are seeing so many blood clots and thick, sticky blood platelets and it's epidemic now; they're constantly running commercials for blood thinners, Well, he tells me that when you combine an aluminum ion with a magnesium ion, it clots the blood and we have both of those in this mix." In the next couple of weeks after returning, a persistent flu epidemic took hold in the County and some people were complaining of stroke-like symptoms and a lack of feeling in their hands and feet. In addition to the City Manager, I had mentioned this to the Chairman of the County Commissioners, our local doctor and a few friends giving them a print out of the gist of the Gwen Scott statement. No one had ever heard of chemtrails or high altitude aerosol spraying. I saw one other instance of spraying about a month later and a friend mentioned to me that he had witnessed another round of spraying prior to that while doing an outside construction project down one of the valleys. He only thought to mention it when he was bedridden for a week with multiple symptoms and I reminded him of our conversation on chemtrails and suggested that his illness might be related. He said his dog was also sick during that time period. Over the last several weeks, several pillars of the community have passed away. One was a cancer survivor that had seemingly returned to full health and vitality. He began feeling ill one week, was in the hospital the next, and was dead the next being told that cancer has spread throughout his whole body and there was nothing they could do for him. Another had been getting treatment for what he thought was stomach ulcers for the past six month. He also began feeling ill that same week, was in the hospital the following week and dead the next. They opened him up and closed him back up telling him he had lower intestinal cancer and there was nothing they could do for him. During that same time, basically two weeks ago, a very active elderly woman developed an aneurism and died the same week as the other two. Also, her husband's body had stopped being able to develop blood platelets awhile back I don't know the time frame here and he is in the hospital now and not expected to live much longer. Gwen Scott mentions "As a result of this aerosol spraying, we have seen a fungus showing up in our air supply that dramatically compromises the immune system by consuming those nutrients the immune system uses to repair and rebuild. Like every system in our body, the immune system has to keep rebuilding itself" - and I have to suspect that is what is partially at play here. But we're a rural area, so who know what's in the chemical cocktail being sprayed on us. No one that I gave the information to has mentioned the issue when I've seen them other that the County Commissioners Chairman saying that someone he mentioned this to told him that the government was conducting a spraying program for some insect I assured him that this wasn't what this is. I find I can't get too excited though, as there are so many other diabolical abuses being rained down on us during this new millennium that no one seems the least interested in either. I'll include the partial transcript I made of the Gwen Scott interview an interesting read and I believe she'd make an interesting guest. Ciao for now, Gary Jacobucci Excerpted from Aerosol Crimes (56:32 1:11:54): Dr. Gwen Scott: "As a result of this aerosol spraying, we have seen a fungus showing up in our air supply that dramatically compromises the immune system by consuming those nutrients the immune system uses to repair and rebuild. Like every system in our body, the immune system has to keep rebuilding itself. If it doesn't have those nutritional tools to do that, the immune system becomes dramatically compromised unable to deal with any kind of invader. That's why I think we're seeing so many more colds and flues over the last 5-6 years. I know in my clients these things are epidemic sinus infections, colds and flues. That's on the lighter side on the heavier side, we're seeing a lot more cancers and some very devastating disease. Part of it has to be this fungal invasion, because this fugal invasion eats the nutrients the immune system uses to rebuild itself. In addition to the fungal, we find particulate heavy metals in the aerosols, all of which are not good for the body. There is aluminum, which can cause the blood-brain barrier and has been associated with disease like Alzheimer's if not so extreme, certainly short term memory loss. Sad to say that the blood-brain barrier does not recognize aluminum as a toxin and lets it go through to the brain. The good news is that if you have enough essential fatty acids, the body is able to take that aluminum and push it out through the hair, which is why I think so many people that are getting hair analysis are seeing have high concentrates of aluminum in the hair it's the brain doing it's part trying to get this toxin out. We also know that barium is part of the mix. Barium, besides being a carcinogenic, knocks pretty much all the potassium out of your body. I'm seeing in my clients, a lot of muscle weakness, a lot of heart palpitations all related to a loss of potassium or way too low levels of potassium. So, we know that since we're bringing barium in and it's knocking the potassium out, that we need to supplement. There's also, apparently, some titanium in this mix from our research, and magnesium. For a long time, I couldn't understand why that would be a bad thing, because we're always encouraging people to take some magnesium. However, my brother who's a physicists, accidentally gave me an answer that I had been seeking for two or three years as to why we are seeing so many blood clots and thick, sticky blood platelets and it's epidemic now; they're constantly running commercials for blood thinners, Well, he tells me that when you combine an aluminum ion with a magnesium ion, it clots the blood and we have both of those in this mix. There's a all natural substance called diatomaceous clay that has the unique quality of attracting heavy metal to it, binding with them and allowing you body to then send it out through you bowel. In most health food stores you can find it under the name of bentonite. This is something I do daily to try to remove these metals, because all metals are detrimental to the system. Again, flax seed oil, krill oil, the omega-369 oils, potassium all very important, particularly for brain function during these times. Another epidemic is sinus infections. I use colloidal silver nasal spray it is very effective in helping to clean up all these sinus infections caused, I'm sure, by all these particulates. One of the top respiratory specialists in the United States was recently on the today show. He's written a book about the breathing crisis in this country and told the audience that death from respiratory disease had gone from #8 five years ago to almost #3. That's huge - that means that the third leading cause of death in this country is breathing, and one has to wonder what could have happened in five years to have created that kind of crisis? This isn't like a firing squad, where you get to watch everyone go down at one time this is a cumulative poisoning that will demonstrate in different people in different manners depending on how strong their immune system was to begin with, what their genetic are, and many other factors. So this is something that will demonstrate in a lot of different ways, you're not going to have the firing squad effect, but you will have over time more and more debilitated people, more and more people who don't feel well - and more younger people, which I'm seeing quite a bit of now, in their 20's, 30's and 40's with problems that we rarely saw in that age range. When this 24/7 spraying began, I saw mostly older, frail people and infants suffering and leaving the planet, but now it's coming down the old chronological scale of people with chronological problems. I know in Albuquerque alone, 6-8% of the children were diagnosed as asthmatic today, it's 70%. It's devastating - these are children. I would say to anybody listening, that one of the first things you can do is to start eating your medicine get rid of the junk food, get rid of the empty food, get rid of the zapped food and begin to eat organic and free range because your body is under an insult that it never experience in the history of man, I don't think, has seen before. So if you care about yourself and your loved ones, you have go begin to pay attention to what you're eating and the water that you're drinking that's the first line of defense. I also encourage people to consider an all natural vitamin and mineral supplementation because, again, our bodies need all the help we can give them in these times. It's interesting that one of the most frequently asked questions for those that are conscious and aware of this aerosol operation is is this intended to harm us? And I can't answer that, I don't know, but what I can say is do they know it's harming us? unequivocally they do at this point in time. And so one who lives in a free and democratic country would have to wonder, why would the people that we trust to care for us and keep us safe allow this kind of thing to go on? I personally have gone way deep inside and have had many sleepless nights and can't come up with any plausible reason why you could, for any reason, harm so many innocent people in such a traumatic way. And so, I would say that if you are like me and love this country and are deeply patriotic, take advantage of the freedom that we are given here and make your voice heard; ask for an explanation; ask for a discussion, so that we can determine if this is something we want in our air supply. We can't just keep ignoring it, it isn't just going to go away unless people of consciousness and conscience decide to get up off the couch and do something and they can decide what that something is."  

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A-Nam-Tay-Say. I tell all of my brothers and sisters, do not take these flu shots.

Source:
http://www.contrailconnection.com/articles/projecthabit.htm

Chemtrails So, you haven't yet figured out the airborne conditioning-agent release program that is being operated by the government. I'll give you some hints, but first I'll give you a little information about myself. I'm a retired government scientist with an advanced degree
in one of the health-related disciplines. I do not use my real name for fear of retaliation, either against me, or against members of my family. I always try to route my e-mail communications so that they appear to come from another source, usually from one somewhere within the government. Sometimes I use the internet resources of the public library - whatever it takes to hide my true identity and confuse those who don't want the sort of information I
possess to fall into the public's hands.
I have a small circle of friends who are, or were, in key positions within, our military and several government agencies. These are not the very top level personnel, but mid to upper mid-level people, scientists and analysts, who are in positions where they can see the day-to-day activities
of what's going on, who are charged with implementing the details, but who are never quite privy to the schemes behind the work they do. Each of my contacts has been able to supply me with a portion of the puzzle, but separately, none of them understands the whole story. I'll
tell you what I've pieced together so far. But I have to admit that this information frightens me because there is no place I can go with it. What am I supposed to do - write my congressman? I believe that would be like signing my own death warrant.
This whole chemtrail issue is related to the plan for decreasing the world population to around 450-500 million -- and starting with the US first. Why? The people of the US are the only ones with even the remotest chance of stopping this. That is, if they knew about it. That's why the US has to be the first to go. You have to understand that the world's elite covet the US for its geographic diversity - and they would love to return this country to its condition as it existed prior to Columbus setting foot here, but without the Native Americans this time of course.
You may have already heard how several national parks have been designated as world biospheres - that's the plan for all of North America, a giant nature park and playground that will be devoid of annoying human beings (that would be us). And the people actually involved in doing the spraying, as well as those who will take part in the rest of the plans, are being duped into believing they will be spared, that is, permitted to live and remain on this continent as administrators and caretakers of this vast nature preserve.
I understand that about 150 to 200 thousand people are projected as necessary for maintenance purposes. But it's likely these people will not be Americans. Those in charge wouldn't want to risk the possibility of some sort of revolt, so the workers will probably be brought in from Europe and Asia.
There are rumors floating about the internet that the chemtrails are part of some sort of secret program the government is doing to protect the US from future biological attacks. Nothing could be further from the truth.
The plan is to sensitize, or condition, the US population to being wiped out by influenza A. Over the past few years, people have been encouraged to get flu shots to protect them against the generally non-lethal strains that circulate through the population during flu season.
Each year the US government has guessed which strains were most likely to spread. They seem to always guess right - don't they? This flu season, the government protected people with a trivalent vaccine that included the A/Beijing/262/95-like (H1N1) and the A/Sydney/5/97-like (H3N2). It also contained the > B/Beijing/184/93-like hemagglutinin antigens. For those not familiar with virology, the H and N refer to proteins on the outside of the virus, the hemagglutinin and neuraminidase, which are responsible for the virus attaching to, and then invading, a host cell.
The public has been quite pleased with the success of the vaccines offered so far. But that will change in the future.
Researchers at the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (or USAMRIID) at Fort Detrick in Frederick MD have reconstructed and modified the H1N1 Spanish Flu virus, making it far more deadly than it ever was back when it was responsible for the 1918-1919 flu pandemic that killed over 20 million worldwide and over 500,000 here in the US. Consider that it could have killed many more, but back then, people couldn't hop on a jet and
travel from New York to L.A. in five hours. Now, our ability to travel will increase the spread and will be our downfall.
The flu vaccines contain killed virus and protect the body well against challenge by that particular strain, but work poorly against other strains not included in the inoculation. At some point, the vaccine stockpile will include the more lethal modification of the 1918 H1N1 in its live form. Most people receiving this vaccine will simply be renewing their annual flu shot, and the vaccine will still include the inactivated version of the more benign form of H1N1 (as was included in this year's vaccine). The presence of the milder strain in the inoculum will slow down the progression of the more lethal H1N1 form, so people will become sick more slowly - but they will still eventually die. It will just take a few weeks longer.
In the meantime, they will be carriers for the lethal form of the virus, passing it on to everyone with whom they make contact. And as people hear that others are dropping dead from the flu, they will flock to get their own vaccination. And the entire population will be more receptive to infection because their lungs will have been pre-conditioned to guarantee it.
If you will remember back to 1968 and '69, the Hong Kong flu, which was influenza A type H3N2, killed over 30,000 people in the U.S. alone. That was a fortuitous learning event for some because it taught them that the flu could still conceivably be used to wipe out a population. But at the same time, it pointed out the need to precondition the populace so that those who might normally be resistant could be rendered susceptible.
Hence the development of the vaccine program and the aerial spraying procedures to condition the population. The purpose of the chemicals in the chemtrails is to help the viral envelope fuse with lung cells, permitting easier penetration and infection.
But what about those few individuals who don't succumb to the flu? Probability alone demands that there will be some who survive - pockets of the population that are either not reached or somehow (and this is less > likely) are resistant to the lethal H1N1 strain. At this point you must
also remember that our military personnel have been immunized against a variety of pathogens, including the anthrax bacillus.
For those geographically isolated areas where the flu doesn't do its job, it's a fairly simple matter to lay down anthrax spores and then send in what's left of the military to take care of anyone still breathing. The > anthrax spraying will probably come under the guise of a flu protection program to save those still alive after the epidemic. And the military, having been exposed to civilians with the flu, will eagerly await their own flu shots. I should emphasize that this is a last resort scenario. Those
orchestrating the plan will not want to use anthrax until all other possibilities are exhausted - this because of the long-term viability of anthrax spores. To scatter them over the countryside would mean the area would be dangerous for use by humans, at least those not vaccinated against the bacteria.
And think about this for a moment. Why do you suppose agencies like Fish and Wildlife are so eager to reintroduce wolves and other species into areas of the country which haven't seen these animals for generations. It's all part of the plan to restore this land to what the elite envision as its early paradise-like state, with wild animals freely roaming the uninhabited plains and forests. Granted, it will take some time to clean up the place and to maybe destroy a lot of small towns that might otherwise be considered a blight on the landscape. But for the global elite it will be a small price for us to pay for their enjoyment.

Osiyo.A-Nam-Tay-Say.speaks.we the people of the united states need to stand up and say no more junk from china.they are killing us Americans with out firing a single bullet.what happens if they some how send this virus to America.what will we do.i can see several thousand deaths.in this country contact your congress men and the senate..A-Nam
BEIJING - China's Health Ministry issued a nationwide alert Saturday calling for heightened efforts to control a virus that has caused the deaths of 22 children in one city and shows signs of spreading.

Health bureaus around the country must step up monitoring for hand, foot and mouth disease following a "relatively large" outbreak in the central city of Fuyang, the Health Ministry said in notices on its Web site.

The ministry warned that cases were more numerous this year than in recent years, and the peak for transmission would likely come in June and July.

The outbreak is another concern for China's communist government as it gears up to welcome hundreds of thousands of foreigners for this summer's Beijing Olympics. It's also an uncomfortable reminder of the SARS pneumonia outbreak in 2003, which Beijing tried to cover up but then adopted drastic measures to control.

Saturday's warning was prompted by a jump in cases in Fuyang of Enterovirus 71, or EV-71, a type of hand, foot and mouth disease.

Up to Thursday night, 3,321 cases of EV-71 were reported in Fuyang, a fast-growing city in largely rural Anhui province. Besides the 22 deaths, 978 people remain hospitalized, 58 of them in serious or critical condition, the ministry said in a separate statement.

The state-run Xinhua News Agency also reported that preliminary tests showed an 18-month-old boy who died Friday in southeastern Guangdong province was infected with EV-71, and a second suspected death was under investigation. Cases of hand, foot and mouth outbreaks, but not necessarily EV-71, have been reported in at least two other provinces.

"Health bureaus at all levels must recognize the importance and urgency of preventing the spread of infectious diseases," the ministry said in its nationwide order.

Enterovirus 71 is one of several viruses that cause hand, foot and mouth disease, which is characterized by fever, mouth sores and a rash with blisters. It is spread by direct contact with nose and throat discharges, saliva, fluid from blisters, or the stool of infected persons.

The illness mainly strikes children young than 10 and is not related to foot and mouth disease, which infects cattle, sheep and swine.

The nationwide order said preventing the spread of infectious diseases was necessary "to guarantee the smooth staging of the Beijing Olympics and Paralympics and to practically preserve social stability."

The order targeted hand, foot and mouth disease, as well as hepatitis A, measles and other infectious diseases commonly spread in the spring and summer.

Mindful of the SARS experience, the order vowed to punish any person or agency who tried to cover-up or delay disclosure of outbreaks.

State media cited the SARS experience in reports this past week that said people in Fuyang had criticized the government's response as slow, allowing rumors to spread about the outbreak.

A press officer with the World Health Organization said representatives were not available for comment on Saturday. The WHO in a statement on Thursday said that while cases in Fuyang cropped up in early March, they increased sharply starting April 19 but a rapid response from China also steeply decreased the rate of fatalities in the second half of April.

With no vaccine or specific therapy developed for EV-71, the WHO recommended better hygiene, with more frequent hand-washing and disinfecting areas — something that it said China was doing.

State-run television footage showed workers spraying disinfectant around houses in rural areas outside Fuyang and medical teams visiting families with small children.

Since the SARS crisis, the government has increased spending on the detection and monitoring of communicable diseases. The Health Ministry has ordered regular reports on outbreaks of hand, foot and mouth diseases and has sent expert teams to Anhui province to lead treatment and prevention.

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