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UN: Spread of polio now a world health emergency
Associated Press ^ | May 5, 2014 10:45 AM EDT | Maria Cheng

Posted on 05/05/2014 8:34:18 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Raising a worldwide alarm, the World Health Organization announced Monday that spread of polio is an international public health emergency that could grow in the next few months and unravel the nearly three-decade effort to eradicate the crippling disease. […]

Polio usually strikes children under five and is most often spread via infected water. There is no specific cure, but several vaccines exist.

Experts are particularly concerned that the virus continues to pop up in countries that were previously free of the disease, such as Syria, Somalia and Iraq—where civil war or unrest complicates efforts to contain the virus. That spread has happened during the traditionally low season for polio spreading, leaving experts worried that cases could spike in the coming months. …

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: epidemic; healthemergency; polio; un

1 posted on 05/05/2014 8:34:18 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai; Revolting cat!; GeronL

Open borders mean that viruses “got rights” too!


2 posted on 05/05/2014 8:36:13 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Olog-hai

I really, really hope our Arab and Islamic friends aren’t planning to partake of any innoculation against Polio; whether by needle or by sugar cube. Because those medications were invented by Jews.


3 posted on 05/05/2014 8:40:29 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Correct: both Salk and Sabin.


4 posted on 05/05/2014 8:51:04 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Bush's Fault


5 posted on 05/05/2014 9:06:50 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Olog-hai
Such a terrible disease. We had a girl at my grammar school with it and she wore the leg braces.

We worked as hard as we could for the March of Dimes, selling salt and filling those little cards with dimes.

A few years later, I remember us all lined up in the hall of the school..waiting for our dose of the vaccine.

6 posted on 05/05/2014 9:12:10 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau
A few years later, I remember us all lined up in the hall of the school..waiting for our dose of the vaccine.
I was part of the Salk vaccine trials back in 1954.
They announced who received what shot (vaccine/placebo) over the radio and I remember sitting there all excited ...
... and how disappointed my mom was when we found out I had been given the placebo.
I was even more disappointed - I had to get another shot.
7 posted on 05/05/2014 9:19:36 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Olog-hai
Let's all sing along....”south of the border,down Mexico way”
8 posted on 05/05/2014 9:27:47 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Olog-hai

It’s a miracle that with all of the wars and natural disasters, people living in refugee camps, invaders crossing national borders with minimal restriction and mercenary soldiers always on the move that there hasn’t been a really horrific outspread of diseasy by now.


9 posted on 05/05/2014 9:31:17 AM PDT by grania
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To: Sacajaweau

You must be my age group. We had several girls in my high school with braces too.
I’ve often wondered if the girls( as opposed to boys) have something in their systems that makes them survive instead of dying of the disease.
Of course some famous men, like FDR and Alan Alda, have had polio so maybe it’s a coincidence.


10 posted on 05/05/2014 9:33:54 AM PDT by crazycatlady
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To: Gay State Conservative

“Man you know you’re in trouble plenty.”


11 posted on 05/05/2014 9:35:58 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: oh8eleven

I was teaching 1st grade in Boston in the 1954-55 school year and the entire class got the Salk vaccine.

It was also the school year that “under God” was introduced in the pledge.

An unusual school year.

.


12 posted on 05/05/2014 9:37:31 AM PDT by Mears
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To: crazycatlady
A few years back, I had a client with a walker. How the conversation started, I don't know, but he said he missed the vaccine by 6 months.

I'm 70. I'm sure there are all kinds of stats around.

13 posted on 05/05/2014 9:38:23 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: oh8eleven; Sacajaweau

I was teaching 1st grade in Boston in the 1954-55 school year and the entire class got the Salk vaccine.

It was also the school year that “under God” was introduced in the pledge.

An unusual school year.

.


14 posted on 05/05/2014 9:40:13 AM PDT by Mears
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To: Mears
I was teaching 1st grade in Boston in the 1954-55 school year and the entire class got the Salk vaccine.
Yes - I was given the shot along with all my classmates.
15 posted on 05/05/2014 12:28:47 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: 2ndreconmarine; Fitzcarraldo; Covenantor; Mother Abigail; EBH; Dog Gone; ...

Ping!


16 posted on 05/05/2014 9:43:35 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Olog-hai

My late mother in law had to wear a leg brace because of polio.

I remember my mother taking us to a big room (probably a school gym) when I was 4, to get the sugar cube vaccine back in the early 1960s.

Polio is a nasty disease. I pray that it does not get reintroduced into the U.S. Idiots like Jenny McCarthy with their anti-vaccination campaigns are directly responsible for the fact that 5-10% of our kids are not protected, and could easily become reservoirs for this horrible disease.


17 posted on 05/06/2014 3:32:12 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: Olog-hai; neverdem; ProtectOurFreedom; Mother Abigail; EBH; vetvetdoug; Smokin' Joe; Global2010; ...
"Final" ping...

Bring Out Your Dead

Post to me or FReep mail to be on/off the Bring Out Your Dead ping list.

The purpose of the “Bring Out Your Dead” ping list (formerly the “Ebola” ping list) is very early warning of emerging pandemics, as such it has a high false positive rate.

So far the false positive rate is 100%.

At some point we may well have a high mortality pandemic, and likely as not the “Bring Out Your Dead” threads will miss the beginning entirely.

*sigh* Such is life, and death...

18 posted on 05/06/2014 7:08:55 AM PDT by null and void ( They don't think think they are above the law. They think they are the law.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

I was one of the test subjects for the original polio vaccine.


19 posted on 05/06/2014 7:59:32 AM PDT by GOPJ ( Are we finally going to get a smidgen of truth? - - Freeper Veto!)
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To: null and void

20 posted on 05/06/2014 3:47:57 PM PDT by OwenKellogg (Fundamental transformation leads to ... you don't want to go there, buddy.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Thanks for the ping!


21 posted on 05/06/2014 7:34:05 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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