Polio declared global emergency

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http://www.smh.com.au/world/polio-declared-global-emergency-as-conflicts-fuel-spread-20140506-zr57l.html

The spread of polio to countries previously considered free of the crippling disease is a global health emergency, the World Health Organisation said, as the virus once nearly extinct mounts a comeback.

Pakistan, Cameroon and Syria pose the greatest risk of exporting the virus to other countries, and should ensure that residents have been vaccinated before they travel, the Geneva- based WHO said in a statement on Monday after a meeting of its emergency committee. It’s only the second time the United Nations agency has declared a public health emergency of international concern, after the 2009 influenza pandemic.

Polio has resurged as military conflicts from Sudan to Pakistan disrupt vaccination campaigns, giving the virus a toehold. The number of cases reached a record low of 223 globally in 2012 and jumped to 417 last year, according to the WHO. There have been 74 cases this year, including 59 in Pakistan, during what is usually polio’s “low season,” the WHO said.

The disease’s spread, if unchecked, “could result in failure to eradicate globally one of the world’s most serious, vaccine-preventable diseases,” Bruce Aylward, the WHO’s assistant director general for polio, emergencies and country collaboration, told reporters in Geneva on Monday. “The consequences of further international spread are particularly acute today given the large number of polio-free but conflict- torn and fragile states which have severely compromised routine immunisation services.”

Under the recommendations adopted by WHO Director General Margaret Chan on Monday, Pakistan, Cameroon and Syria should declare public health emergencies and ensure travellers are vaccinated and provided with documentation proving their status.

An $US11.8 billion eradication campaign backed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Rotary International had reduced polio to three countries in which it spreads locally: Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria. In the past six months, the virus has spread to Syria, Iraq, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Israel and Somalia, according to the WHO.

While the number of cases in Afghanistan and Nigeria dropped by more than half last year, figures jumped 60 percent in Pakistan, where vaccination efforts have been hampered by rumours the shots cause infertility, and after the US Central Intelligence Agency used a fake vaccination program to help hunt down Osama bin Laden. Twenty polio vaccinators and nine police officers assigned to guard them were killed in Pakistan last year, according to Rotary.

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so..does this mean bill gates has failed?

“In the past six months, the virus has spread to Syria, Iraq, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Israel and Somalia, according to the WHO.”

no doubt global warming will be blamed eh?

401

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4 Responses to “Polio declared global emergency”

  1. http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/world/2009-08-14-nigeria-polio_N.htm
    “Polio surge in Nigeria after vaccine virus mutates Posted 8/14/2009 10:37 AM
    LONDON (AP) — Polio, a dreaded paralyzing disease stamped out in the industrialized world, is spreading in Nigeria despite efforts to stamp it out. And health officials say in some cases, it’s caused by the vaccine used to fight it.
    In July, the World Health Organization issued a warning that this vaccine-spread virus might extend beyond Africa. So far, 124 Nigerian children have been paralyzed this year — about twice those afflicted in 2008.
    …Nigeria and most other poor nations use an oral polio vaccine because it’s cheaper, easier, and protects entire communities.
    But it is made from a live polio virus — albeit weakened — which carries a small risk of causing polio for every million or so doses given. In even rarer instances, the virus in the vaccine can mutate into a deadlier version that ignites new outbreaks…”

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/05/08/polio-vaccine-ineffective.aspx
    “Eating This Increases Your Risk of Getting a Brain-Invading Virus May 08, 2012
    Polio, a contagious disease caused by an intestinal virus, can cause difficulty breathing and paralysis as the virus attacks and kills motor nerve cells that control your muscles. It can also cause death in its most severe form. However, what is not often shared is that in most cases polio is a mild illness, causing flu-like symptoms that disappear in two to 10 days. Often, polio can occur and show no symptoms at all. Even the Mayo Clinic statesi:
    “The vast majority of people who are infected with the polio virus don’t become sick and are never aware they’ve been infected with polio.”
    Vaccine-Caused Polio on the Rise
    Another fact that may surprise you is that the vaccine itself is the source of newer cases of this disease. At the same time that world health officials are declaring a victory on polio in India, they are calling a global meeting in Switzerland on the problem of vaccine-caused polio.
    The problem is that while the oral vaccine has reined in wild polio, the wild virus is being replaced by vaccine-derived polio virus (VDPV), which causes acute flaccid paralysis. (Health officials don’t call it polio because it isn’t “wild.”) The international meeting, organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Japanese Ministry of Health, is scheduled for May 30-June 1, 2012, in Geneva, Switzerland. ..”

    They have known for years that the vaccine itself is more deadly than the wild forms of polio it purports to treat.

    • “Nigeria and most other poor nations use an oral polio vaccine because it’s cheaper, easier, and protects entire communities.
      But it is made from a live polio virus — albeit weakened — which carries a small risk of causing polio for every million or so doses given. In even rarer instances, the virus in the vaccine can mutate into a deadlier version that ignites new outbreaks…”

      and that is the obvious truth with vaccinations..you are injecting the things into your body you dont want to get..in your body..

  2. Greetings, Seeker401!

    Gates Foundation is failing because they are doing what telecom monopolists did, bundling services. Most vaccines are very cheap, e.g. polio, measles. Others, such as HPV are relatively expensive, yet not essential to childrens’ survival. Gates funded a bundled version of the vaccines. He has such an obscene fortune that his “charity” put providers of just the basic, cheap vaccines out of business in most of the world.

    Many trained, experienced public health workers have written about the harmful effects of his interference. Does anyone listen? Of course not! Bill Gates needs to let WHO and African epidemiologists make their own decisions about the best way to ensure vaccination. In Pakistan, attitudes are much more rational, scientifically informed than in the increasingly atavistic (decadent?) USA and UK. Recently, in New York City, the two largest registered nursing unions refused to require that members keep their vaccinations current, despite pleas from hospitals and public authorities. Children of the power elite, including some of the hedge fund oligarchy, have the lowest vaccination rates in the world.

    Interesting fact: in poor southern states in the USA, vaccine compliance is good. Guess where the whooping cough and measles outbreaks have been? In the wealthiest areas of Connecticut, country enclaves in Texas and California, and in Princeton, New Jersey! (See
    Social epidemiology of who does not get vaccinated) Not in the Deep South states of Alabama and Mississippi, nor any other poverty stricken areas of the USA. Vaccine compliance is still good for parents and their children. It will be quite ironic if the poor do, in fact, inherit the earth!

    • hi ellie, thanks for your comments..

      “Gates funded a bundled version of the vaccines. He has such an obscene fortune that his “charity” put providers of just the basic, cheap vaccines out of business in most of the world.”

      i think you nailed it there..

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