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Daemon
Posted: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Polio Is Global Public Health Emergency

Recent gains in the fight against polio are at risk of being undone if the international community does not take swift action, says the World Health Organization (WHO). This year is currently on track to see a greater number of polio cases worldwide than last year, with Pakistan, Syria, and Cameroon posing the greatest threat of exporting the virus to other countries, having already spread it to Afghanistan, Iraq, and Equatorial Guinea respectively. The WHO is therefore recommending emergency measures to curtail the spread, including having affected countries vaccinate people planning to travel abroad prior to their departure. More...
Tovarish
Posted: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 2:54:28 AM

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To think these parents could put their children at risk of contracting this frighting and debilitating disease because they will not trust Western medicine..

Rotary International has had a campaign for some years now to eradicate polio world wide.
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is polio eradicated from the world?

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Tovarish
Posted: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 4:35:31 AM

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Not if parents choose not to inoculate, and it isn't an injection, its Sabin, just a droplet on the tongue.
thar
Posted: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 5:01:13 AM

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Cpprasad wrote:
is polio eradicated from the world?


No!
It takes hard work to get everybody vaccinated. And all it takes is one broken country or a few paranoid idiots to keep it going in their country and export it again, to start the whole thing off again - so you have to stay vigilant.
You need to have a government that gives a damn about its people, and people that trust it when it says they need to vaccinate their children!



polio cases 2013: It has been getting better over the last few years, but with Syria and Nigeria becoming failing states it looks like it will get worse again.



Hope2
Posted: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 8:54:07 AM

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We now have signs in our doctors' offices here to wear a mask if you have certain symptoms that indicate measles. This disease is also making a comeback even here in Canada because of a fraudulent study knocking vaccinations that was withdrawn from medical literature.

Celebrities who are not experts in anything except pretending, are often speaking out about matters of which they know nothing. People listen and believe because they are famous. This is very true about advising people not to get their kids vaccinated. Sad.

Plus diseases such as measles and polio are being transported here too by travelers.

Once again - consider the source of information.

As JFK said -

“No matter how big the lie, repeat it often enough and the masses will regard it as the truth.”
― John F. Kennedy


Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important. T. S. Eliot
omicrom
Posted: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 1:15:12 PM

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In Spain, the children have to get the vaccine for the chickenpox/varicella at 12 15 months, as they also do in the USA and EU.
Due to health budget shortage the government has put off the vaccination to children of 12 years with a spurious excuses.
But they not only prevented the children get the vaccine free from the public health system, they also retired the vaccine from the pharmacies.
They don't want the vaccine be sold to the parents who want to purchase it and vaccinate their children. As a result many of our children are at risk and one child has died in Spain not long ago from this disease.

Some go to Portugal and Navarra, Spain to buy the vaccine.

monamagda
Posted: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 2:12:43 PM

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Poliomyelitis

Updated March 2014

Key facts


Polio (poliomyelitis) mainly affects children under 5 years of age.
One in 200 infections leads to irreversible paralysis. Among those paralysed, 5% to 10% die when their breathing muscles become immobilized.
Polio cases have decreased by over 99% since 1988, from an
estimated 350 000 cases then, to 406 reported cases in 2013. The reduction is the result of the global effort to eradicate the disease.
In 2014, only 3 countries (Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan) remain polio-endemic, down from more than 125 in 1988.
As long as a single child remains infected, children in all countries are at risk of contracting polio. Failure to eradicate polio from these last remaining strongholds could result in as many as 200 000 new cases every year, within 10 years, all over the world.
In most countries, the global effort has expanded capacities to tackle other infectious diseases by building effective surveillance and immunization systems.

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs114/en/
Tovarish
Posted: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 9:36:48 PM

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International travel is spreading the disease too, people traveling to and from countries that do not have a good inoculation level.

Some of the ones we felt had been eradicated such as tuberculous are coming into Australia from the far Northern Islands.

I pray that polio does not spread as I well remember little children with bent limbs and calipers on their legs.
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