28 February 2014

The "Polio-Like" Cases and the Vaccine

At the Health Ranger's website there is a provocative article about the recent outbreak of "polio-like" illness among Californian children.

The question not being asked in the mainstream press and media is whether or not the children involved are exhibiting an illness derived from the polio vaccine batch that they received.

The article raises general questions about the wisdom of vaccinating children that are usually dismissed but should not be.  The article may be read at this link, and an excerpt follows below:

India's polio vaccination experience 

After years of massive administration of polio vaccine, India was declared polio-free and the last reported incidence of polio in India was in January 2011. 

Although the reported milestone has been widely publicized, what has not been so widely reported is that there were an extra 47,500 new cases in 2011 of the rare illness known as Non-Polio Acute Flaccid Paralysis (NPAFP). 

The incidence of NPAFP in India in 2011 was 12 times higher than expected and was found to be directly proportional to doses of oral polio received. 

Though it may be called "Non-Polio" the symptoms of NPAFP are clinically indistinguishable from polio paralysis and the illness is twice as deadly.