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Mysterious polio-like illness affects kids in California

A mysterious polio-like syndrome has affected as many as 25 California children, leaving them with paralyzed limbs and little hope of recovery.

"What's we're seeing now is bad. The best-case scenario is complete loss of one limb, the worst is all four limbs, with respiratory insufficiency, as well. It's like the old polio," said Keith Van Haren, a pediatric neurologist at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in Palo Alto, Calif.

The first known case appeared in 2012. Sofia Jarvis in Berkeley began to experience wheezing and difficulty breathing. The 2-year-old spent days in the intensive care unit at Children's Hospital Oakland. Doctors thought she had asthma.

On a follow-up visit, her mother Jessica Tomei, 37, realized something else was wrong.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/02/23/polio-l...

The result of a vaccine?
Anyone in CA familiar with this?



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A new disease? How about thinking old diseases first.

Like Guillain–Barré syndrome. "All forms of Guillain–Barré syndrome are autoimmune diseases, due to an immune response to foreign antigens (such as infectious agents[OR VACCINES]) that mistargets host nerve tissues unintentionally through a mechanism known as molecular mimicry." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guillain-Barr%C3%A9_syndrome
There is no mention of whether these kids received the flu vaccine or other vaccine and what the post-vaccination timing was relative to their developing symptoms. All of the old diseases must be ruled-out before a new disease can be ruled-in.

Probably

Fukashima fallout.

"If this mischievous financial policy [greenbacks], which has its origin in North America, should become endurated down to a fixture, then that government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off its debts and be without debts. It will hav

Healthy people make natural immunity when needed. Need no shot.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Re Gary Null & Vaccinations

On the subject of vaccines, I don't know if you've seen this, but Gary Null's testimony to the NY Legislature is rather compelling. (Three parts are about 25 min. long in total.)

Gary Null Speaking Out at the NYS Assembly Hearing

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Compelling!

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To your health. Regards,

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Illinois Dept of Public Health states the Obvious. Stay Healthy.

ENTEROVIRUS INFECTIONS: What are enteroviruses?
Thanks to the taxpayers of Illinois.

Enteroviruses are small viruses. The enteroviruses that occur in the United States include coxsackieviruses and echoviruses. Polioviruses are also included in the term “enterovirus,” but they have been eradicated [not been identified as such] from the United States by vaccination [by shots full of nasty stuff into arms of unsuspecting innocents]. In all, more than 60 different types of enteroviruses have been identified.

How common are infections with these viruses? In Illinois and the United States, enterovirus infections are second only to the “common cold.” It has been estimated that at least 10 million to 15 million persons in the United States develop some sort of enteroviral illness each year.

Can a person develop immunity to these viruses? [Naturally, of course. Your body does it all day long w/o you even noticing.] Yes, immunity can occur after infection with one of these viruses. However, the immunity is only to one of the enteroviruses. It does not protect against infection from the others. [A healthy body defends against all comers.]

Who is at risk of infection and illness from these viruses? [The sick.] Anyone can become infected and ill with these viruses. Infants, children and adolescents are more likely to become ill than are adults. Adults are more likely to be immune to specific enteroviruses than are younger persons. [Naturally.]

Are there any long-term complications when a person has meningitis due to an enterovirus infection? Usually, there are no long-term complications from this mild form of meningitis. Meningitis due to an enterovirus infection resolves on its own...

Can enterovirus infections be prevented? [Stay healthy.] Frequent, thorough handwashing will prevent transmission of many infectious diseases, including enterovirus infections. Covering the mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing will also prevent transmission of these viruses. Hands should be washed when they come in contact with oral or nasal secretions or feces, before preparing food and before eating.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Study from the 50's: Tonsillectomy quadruped chances for

paralyzing polio.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1620872/?page=1
I'm not sure this is the cause in these cases but given the fact that even some 2 year olds are getting tonsillectomies, you never know.

25 cases in a localized area isn't 'rare' enough for *me* not

to worry, not given the severity of symptoms, i.e., PARALYSIS.

"The first known case appeared in 2012. Sofia Jarvis in Berkeley began to experience wheezing and difficulty breathing. The 2-year-old spent days in the intensive care unit at Children's Hospital Oakland. Doctors thought she had asthma..."

I wonder when Sofia & the other victims of this mysterious crippling disease had all their vaccinations & what formulas were used. And while a direct link is a possibility, there is also an *indirect link* to consider, that having too many vaccines and in too short a time, the children's IMMUNE SYSTEMS were compromised, making them vulnerable to catching the virus responsible, which at least one report said could be an Asian virus related to animals (meat?).

Btw, much of the $%^&*( msm is, hello, MINIMIZING this story. The Stanford University School of Medicine estimates that in the last year or so, there have been 25 CASES. CNN is reporting this as "a few" children in California. Elsewhere, the story says "five."
http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/24/health/mystery-illness-in-cali...

Lastly, this is reassuring! "The CDC is aware of the small cluster of cases in California but is not actively involved in an investigation, a spokesman told CNN. Keep up the good work, CDC!

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

"Definitely not Polio."

Hmmm…

I'm guessing they can't call it Polio because:

(A) Polio has been eradicated in the US
(B) The kids got their Polio vaccinations

You're so racist. Polio is a

You're so racist. Polio is a good thing. It stimulates the economy because a doctor has to treat it. I

A mysterious polio-like

A mysterious polio-like syndrome has affected as many as 25 California children, leaving them with paralyzed limbs and little hope of recovery. The median age of those stricken is 12.

"What's we're seeing now is bad. The best-case scenario is complete loss of one limb, the worst is all four limbs, with respiratory insufficiency, as well. It's like the old polio,"

The first known case appeared in 2012. Testing confirmed that the children in California "definitely do not have polio,... the pattern of inflammation seen in the spinal cord on MRI, are consistent with a viral process," Van Haren suspects the culprit is an enterovirus... while there's a vaccine for the polio virus, we don't have vaccines for the other enteroviruses,"

"In the past decade, newly identified strains of enterovirus have been linked to polio-like outbreaks among children in Asia and Australia,"