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Polio re-defined: Accute Flaccid Paralysis Haunts 'Polio Free' India

Polio re-defined: Accute Flaccid Paralysis Haunts 'Polio Free' India | international health and polio | Scoop.it
“ India has a strange surge in children with paralysis. The causes are: oral polio vaccine and redefinition of polio paralysis to "acute flaccid paralysis".” Polio, often thought of as synonymous with paralysis and disability, has been given a new name in India. It is now known as AFP or acute flaccid paralysis. This and the fact that cases of polio caused by the oral polio vaccine (OPV) are not being reflected as polio have ensured that India is into its second year of “polio free” status. After this charade is maintained for one more year, India is to be certified by the WHO as “polio free” and will be showcased as a success story of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative that was launched in 1988 by the World Health Assembly...
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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, March 28, 2013 12:07 PM

The re-definition of polio as accute flaccid paralysis or AFP in places where vaccination has "eradicated" the illness is by no means limited to India. It has been practiced in the Western countries first.

Indeed the 'victory over polio' with the help of vaccines has only been possible by hiding the real paralysis cases that were previously ascribed to the polio virus as another illness.

 

Statistics from several countries show that, as polio goes down, AFP goes up.

 

It is a well practiced vaccinators' trick.

MPCIRHC.ORG's curator insight, January 1, 2016 2:41 PM

Polio has made a rather under reported comeback in the USA and world.

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A Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Is Paralyzing Kids In California And Doctors Don’t Know Why

A Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Is Paralyzing Kids In California And Doctors Don’t Know Why | international health and polio | Scoop.it
“CREDIT: ShutterstockDoctors in California are reporting that a rare “polio-like syndrome” has caused some level of paralysis in as many as 25 children in the state.”
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Moorpark Boy Latest To Be Diagnosed With Mysterious Polio-Like Illness - CBS Los Angeles

Moorpark Boy Latest To Be Diagnosed With Mysterious Polio-Like Illness - CBS Los Angeles | international health and polio | Scoop.it
“ A 2-year-old Moorpark boy is the latest to be diagnosed with a mysterious polio-like illness.”
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Duane Phinney's curator insight, March 21, 2014 12:30 PM

These diseases were wiped out in the United States fifty years ago. The surge of diseases such as polio and tuberculosis parallels the surge of immigration from third world filthy countries. We can thank the pandering politicians who have promoted "Sanctuary Cities" for this disaster.

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A Polio Outbreak In Pakistan Reveals Gaps In Vaccination : NPR

A Polio Outbreak In Pakistan Reveals Gaps In Vaccination : NPR | international health and polio | Scoop.it
Pakistan has made a lot of progress this year in wiping out polio. There are signs that one type of poliovirus is gone and transmission of other strains seems to be slowing. But a recent outbreak of polio there has health officials concerned about the overall effectiveness of the effort to eliminate polio in that country. The World Health Organization says 10 cases of so-called vaccine-derived polio were reported in Pakistan between the end of August and the end of October.
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Griffin Safety's curator insight, May 6, 2014 12:42 AM

Sky News reports an increase in polio in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria.

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Mysterious polio-like illness paralyzes 5 Californian children | Health Newsline

Mysterious polio-like illness paralyzes 5 Californian children | Health Newsline | international health and polio | Scoop.it
“ A mysterious polio-like illness has baffled physicians and public health officials in California after the syndrome affected up to 25 children in the state,”
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Has polio-like virus spread outside California? | wtsp.com

Has polio-like virus spread outside California? | wtsp.com | international health and polio | Scoop.it

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Brian Altonen's curator insight, March 18, 2014 11:31 AM

Take your pick . . .

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Three interpretations of a new disease pattern, be it emerging, re-emerging, neither, or because we simply do not know:

 

“These five new cases highlight the possibility of an emerging infectious polio-like syndrome in California,” author Emanuelle Waubant, MD at UCSF.

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“We would like to stress that this syndrome appears to be very, very rare . . .Any time a parent sees symptoms of paralysis in a child, the child should be seen by a doctor right away.”  Stanford's Keith Van Haren, MD 

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“At this time, CDC does not think the situation in California is a cause for public concern,” Jamila H. Jones,  CDC public health educator, to the AP.

 

Three newer stories on this growing concern:

 

Reuters news:  http://rt.com/usa/polio-paralysis-california-children-692/

 

Boston globe:  https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/health-wellness/2014/03/03/how-worried-should-about-new-polio-like-virus/D44YZgt3mKHSLgQLdvXYnN/story.html

 

Stanford:  http://med.stanford.edu/ism/2014/march/polio-0310.html

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Mysterious Polio Like Illness Striking California Children

Mysterious Polio Like Illness Striking California Children | international health and polio | Scoop.it
“ There have been a small number of children in California who have fallen ill with a mysterious polio like sickness since back in 2012 suffering from paralysis in one or more limbs and also having n...”
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Paralysis in children linked to polio-like virus, but it's rare - Boston Globe

Paralysis in children linked to polio-like virus, but it's rare - Boston Globe | international health and polio | Scoop.it
Boston Globe Paralysis in children linked to polio-like virus, but it's rare Boston Globe California health officials last week announced that they had documented 20 to 25 recent cases of sudden paralysis in children that they believe are linked to...
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Polio-like paralysis in California

Polio-like paralysis in California | international health and polio | Scoop.it
“ A number of children in California have recently developed a poliomyelitis-like paralysis of unknown cause.”
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Syria mounting anti-polio campaign in wake of suspected outbreak

Syria mounting anti-polio campaign in wake of suspected outbreak | international health and polio | Scoop.it
“The Syrian government has been mounting a campaign to boost vaccination among children in Syria after at least 20 suspected cases of polio were reported.”
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India free of the debilitating polio virus: WHO

India free of the debilitating polio virus: WHO | international health and polio | Scoop.it
“ The World Health Organisation (WHO) brought into prominence that India is free of the debilitating polio virus during Thursday.”
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