Immunizations....what has happened


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Feb 22, 2013 - 05:32am PT
For all those who have written that the overuse of antibiotics has prompted the growth of highly resistant bacteria, this is not only due to human use.

A large part of this phenomenon can be traced to factory farming and extreme overuse of antibiotics. Factory farming has also become the breeding grounds for extremely virulent strains of flu that yes humans can catch.

A good part of the blow back regarding vaccination is due to pharmaceutical industry greed and unwillingness to be straightforward with the public and doctors with regard to potential long term side effects of a who variety of products, including vaccines.


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Nov 4, 2013 - 05:26pm PT
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Topic Author's Reply - Mar 24, 2014 - 02:01pm PT

India beats the odds, beats polio

Howrah District, India (CNN) -- Rukhsar Khatoon is too young to fully grasp the significance of her life: that she is a last in a country of 1.2 billion people.
She has become the greatest symbol of India's valiant -- and successful -- effort to rid itself of a crippling and potentially deadly disease. Rukhsar, 4, is the final documented case of polio in India.

Her parents, Abdul Shah, 32, and Shobejan Begum, 30, blame themselves for their child's suffering. They had their other children vaccinated, but not Rukhsar. She was a sickly child, in and out of hospital with liver infections and diarrhea. They thought it safer not to subject her to more medication.

Rukhsar's father Abdul Shah blames himself and says he thought she would never walk again.

It wasn't until little Rukhsar's right foot swelled and twisted in early 2011 that her parents took her to a hospital in nearby Beleghata for tests. She was just 18 months old when doctors confirmed the worst: Rukhsar had polio.

Polio is caused by a virus that attacks the brain and spinal cord cells that move joints and muscles. About one-third of those who contract polio in India are left paralyzed -- as was Rukhsar.

"There were three keys to our success," Kapur says. "Immunize, immunize and immunize."
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