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Polio and the polio vaccine

Reader comment on item: Conspiracy Theories Keep Polio Alive
in response to reader comment: Airport departure vaccinations may also be dangerous.

Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Jan 26, 2013 at 17:29

Monty wrote

Several years ago, a young man in England caught Polio Myelitis, and sadly he died. The cause was finally tracked down to his helping to change his little nephew's soiled diaper. The baby's parents had both been immunised in infancy, but the devoted Uncle had not, due to some medical contra-indication.

Yes this is indeed a possible side effect of the oral form of the vaccine (Sabin) but it is not very common and here is the US we do not use the Sabin vaccine any longer inspite of the fact that it provides more systemic as well as gut immunity against the polio virus and we use instead the intramuscular vaccine also known as the Salk vaccine and this is why we also have the VERS system to compensate for any type of vaccine injury, polio vasccine included, but there is no doubt that it is far superior to vaccine (for all the herd) but on the individual level injury, sad enough, can happen

After the little nephew was immunised, the contents of his diapers contained active pathogens for a short time.

It is sad and it can happen but the evidence is there that vaccination against polio can eradicate the disease in places like Egypt and Pakistan

Immigration authorities should demand immunisation certificates,

Well in that part of the world (Egypt) you can for sure get a fake certificate so the only way is to assume that anyone travelling from Egypt can be a carrier of the disease so what do you do? There is no simple answer here

and impose an extra no-fly consolidation period.

Well this is what the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta can do best is to have a plan but also to target those that are either going or coming back from Pakistan to Egypt and vaccinate them


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3Middle East Respiratory Syndrome and camels! [102 words]dhimmi no moreApr 25, 2014 16:32214616
New cases of Polio in Syria [134 words]dhimmi no moreOct 29, 2013 09:56211079
1What is the problem ?? [37 words]cmtljnpkirptsvji1683Jun 24, 2013 08:53207298
2Is There a Vaccine Against Islamism? [5 words]DaveJan 26, 2013 14:58202813
Airport departure vaccinations may also be dangerous. [82 words]MontyJan 24, 2013 17:21202773
Polio and the polio vaccine [308 words]dhimmi no moreJan 26, 2013 17:29202773
1Polio imported from Pakistan [70 words]dhimmi no moreJan 24, 2013 17:02202772
5Few fact about pakistani nation [102 words]ShazDec 26, 2012 02:23201902
1Silver lining: Good argument for immigration restrictions from these countries [57 words]ShishirDec 18, 2012 02:30201547
3Western medicine is haram. [33 words]BertOct 18, 2012 23:43199919
1It goes hand in hand with other barbarian practices [42 words]steviasMay 15, 2012 18:51195621
7Why Arabs and Muslims do not vaccinate against Polio? [18 words]Susya Bar DrorFeb 19, 2012 03:05193492
1The poor children of these fanatics [68 words]dagnyFeb 16, 2012 10:48193404
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