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  • Unexplained, polio-like illness has paralyzed 75 kids

    11/15/2014 6:36:35 AM PST · by wtd · 39 replies
    Desert Sun ^ | 11/14/2014 | Liz Szabo
    <p>An unexplained, polio-like illness has now affected 75 children across the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.</p> <p>The first cases were reported in August in Colorado, around the same time that children began going to the emergency room with breathing problems related to enterovirus D68, according to the CDC. The CDC reports 1,116 cases of the enterovirus in 47 states and Washington, D.C., in recent months, almost all in children. Twelve children with the virus have died.</p>
  • Obama’s Border Policy Fueled Epidemic, Evidence Shows [EV-D68 enterovirus]

    11/01/2014 7:55:27 AM PDT · by grundle · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 31, 2014 | Neil Munro
    The deadly EV-D68 enterovirus epidemic, which struck thousands of kids this fall, was likely propelled through America by President Barack Obama’s decision to allow tens of thousands of Central Americans across the Texas border, according to a growing body of genetic and statistical evidence. The evidence includes admissions from top health officials that the epidemic included multiple strains of the virus, and that it appeared simultaneously in multiple independent locations. The question can be settled if federal researchers study the genetic fingerprint of the EV-D68 viruses that first hit kids in Colorado, Missouri and Illinois to see if they are...
  • Six in quarantine in Connecticut as U.S. steps up Ebola checks

    10/24/2014 5:23:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct 23, 2014 | Richard Weizel
    Connecticut placed six West Africans who recently arrived in the United States under quarantine for possible Ebola exposure, a move that comes as the United States starts new restrictions on those coming from the countries hardest hit by the deadly virus. The family of six West Africans, who arrived Saturday and were planning to live in the United States, will be watched for 21 days, Connecticut state health authorities said Thursday. Officials have yet to say where the family came from. ... Ebola fears have also touched one of the world's most reclusive countries, North Korea, which will bar entry...
  • Obama to expedite U.S. entry for thousands of Haitians

    10/18/2014 6:43:21 AM PDT · by dennisw · 39 replies
    miamiherald ^ | 10/17/2014 7:15 AM | By Jacqueline Charles
    Haitians eligible to receive green cards in two years soon will be able to wait it out in the United States rather than in Haiti under an expedited family reunification program announced Friday by the Obama administration. Beginning early next year, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will implement the Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) Program to accelerate the reunification of eligible Haitian family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents, who are living in Haiti and have already been approved for a family-based immigrant visa. There are approximately 100,000 Haitians in the immigration pipeline in Haiti but only...
  • New Jersey Customs Agent: We're Not Prepared for Ebola

    10/09/2014 3:07:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 8 Oct 2014 | Warner Todd Huston
    A federal customs official at New Jersey's Newark International Airport says that they are not trained or equipped to face passengers who might be infected with Ebola. ... The agent, who wanted to stay anonymous, noted that no doctors or CDC personnel had been assigned to his airport for any flights from Africa or countries with connecting flights to Ebola effected areas. ... This unnamed Customs agent isn't the only one saying that few are prepared for Ebola. A nurses union recently contradicted the CDC's Dr. Thomas Frieden who claimed that all of America's hospitals are ready for Ebola. The...
  • BP Agent: Nothing Done to Secure Border from Ebola, Apprehensions at 30%

    10/09/2014 3:00:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 9 Oct 2014 | Ian Hanchett
    Border Patrol Agent and National Border Patrol Council #3307 Vice President Chris Cabrera said that “nothing” has been done to secure the border in the event the Ebola virus spreads to Central America, and that the apprehension rate on the border was down to about 30% . ... Cabrera continued his criticism of the upper management of the Border Patrol, saying, “What needs to be done is we need to have our agents in the field where they belong, we need to stop cutting our manpower and stop cutting our hours and get our guys out there on the front...
  • Polio-like illness claims fifth life in U.S.

    10/09/2014 10:43:52 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 18 replies
    sharylattkisson.com ^ | 10/4/14 | Sharyl Attkisson
    At least five children infected with the respiratory illness known enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) have died in the U.S. in the past month. BreakHowever, a study published in Virology Journal, found EV-D68 among some of the 3,375 young, ill people tested in eight Latin American countries, including the Central American nations of El Salvador and Nicaragua, in 2013. (See Fig. 3) Though the U.S. government is keeping secret the locations of the illegal immigrant children, there are significant numbers of them in both cities in which the current outbreak was first identified, Kansas City, Missouri and Chicago, Illinois, according to local...
  • Polio-like illness claims fifth live in US

    10/06/2014 10:02:43 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 20 replies
    Sheryl Atkisson website ^ | 10/04/14 | Sharyl Atkisson
    Link to Illegal Immigrant Children? Enteroviruses commonly circulate in the U.S. during summer and fall. EV-D68 was first identified in California in 1962. Over the past thirty years, only small numbers were reported in the U.S. The CDC hasn’t suggested reasons for the current uptick or its origin. Without that answer, some question whether the disease is being spread by the presence of tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children from Central America admitted to the U.S. in the past year. The origin could be entirely unrelated. However, a study published in Virology Journal, found EV-D68 among some of the...
  • Coming to America

    10/01/2014 5:59:23 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 14 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-1-2014 | MOTUS
    Yes, it’s true. Now arriving in the U.S. on a daily basis: polio,tuberculosis, Chikungunga, (There is no specific cure for the disease, but supportive care can help treat some symptoms.)enterovirus (There is no specific cure for the disease, but supportive care can help treat some symptoms.)and coming soon to a home theatre near you – EBOLA! (There is no specific cure for the disease, but supportive care can help treat some symptoms.)Our failure is complete. *sigh* We can’t keep Mexicans out, can’t keep Guatemalans, Salvadorans, Hondurans or Nicaraguans out, can’t keep Africans out, can’t keep Middle Eastern terrorists out. And...
  • St. Patrick Hospital 1 of 4 sites in U.S. ready for Ebola patients ( Montana )

    09/30/2014 12:11:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Missoulian ^ | Sep 30, 2014 | Rob Chaney
    There are four places in the United States set up to handle a patient sickened by the Ebola virus, and Missoula is one of those. .... And any hospital equipped to care for a tuberculosis patient can care for an Ebola patient, according to Dr. George Risi, an infectious disease specialist who recently returned from spending 20 days in a Sierra Leone Ebola ward. Accompanied by St. Patrick’s intensive care nursing director Kate Hurley, Risi helped local clinic staff care for up to 95 patients at a time. While untreated Ebola kills more than 70 percent of its victims, more...
  • Schools scramble to help teens who crossed border

    09/30/2014 6:42:06 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | September 29, 2014 | By KIMBERLY HEFLING
    FRANKFORD, Del. — American schools are scrambling to provide services to the large number of children and teenagers who crossed the border alone in recent months. Officials were caught off guard by about 70 new students mostly from Guatemala — part of the wave crossing the border — enrolling last year, mostly at Sussex Central High School. The students are eager but face barriers. Some can barely read or write in their native language. Donald Hattier, a school board member, said advance warning would have helped with planning. The federal government, he said, "just dropped this on us." He wonders...
  • A New Border Surge Opens Us To Surge Of Epidemics

    09/26/2014 4:57:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Investors.com ^ | September 26, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Border Surge: Secretary of State John Kerry warns of a new surge of illegals, just as Central America is being hit by a new wave of epidemics. No doubt about it: President Obama's open-borders policy is exposing us to disease, too. In a background press briefing at the U.N. last Tuesday, a senior State Department official said Secretary of State John Kerry told his counterparts from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Mexico that the pause in minors coming across our southern border was temporary, and that "we have to use this time to put in place more efforts, greater efforts...
  • VIRUS PROBED IN PARALYSIS CASES IN 9 COLORADO KIDS

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Health officials are investigating nine cases of muscle weakness or paralysis in Colorado children and whether the culprit might be a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday sent doctors an alert about the polio-like cases and said the germ - enterovirus 68 - was detected in four out of eight of the sick children who had a certain medical test. The status of the ninth case is unclear. The virus can cause paralysis but other germs can, too. Health officials don't know whether the virus...
  • Polio virus found in Sao Paulo sewage, no human case: WHO

    06/23/2014 2:40:00 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 23, 2014 | BY STEPHANIE NEBEHAY
    The polio virus has been found in sewage samples near Sao Paulo, one of the venues for the soccer World Cup in Brazil, but no human case of the disease has been reported so far, the World Health Organization said on Monday. The virus discovered in Sao Paulo sewage collected in March at Viracopos International Airport, and reported by Brazilian health authorities last week, is a close match to a strain isolated in a case in Equatorial Guinea, the WHO said. "(The) virus has been detected in the sewage only ... To date no case of paralytic polio has been...
  • Spread of Polio is 'World health emergency' as disease spreads through Asia, Africa and Middle East

    05/05/2014 5:03:54 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 09:46 EST, 5 May 2014 | By Leon Watson
    "The spread of polio around the world has become so serious it is now an international public health emergency, the World Health Organization warned today. The agency said the problem could grow in the next few months and unravel the nearly three-decade effort to eradicate the crippling disease. It described current polio outbreaks in Asia, Africa and the Middle East as an 'extraordinary event' that required a coordinated international response. It was the first-ever international alert on polio. 'Until it is eradicated, polio will continue to spread internationally, find and paralyze susceptible kids,' Dr Bruce Aylward, who leads WHO's polio...
  • Polio, Spreading Abroad, Threatens US

    05/05/2014 2:42:10 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    abc ^ | May 5, 2014 | KATIE MOISSE
    A resurgence of polio in the Middle East and Africa has sparked a dire warning from public health officials, including U.S. experts who fear the deadly virus is just a plane ride away. At least 10 countries are reporting cases of polio – a virus that can cause paralysis and even death. “If unchecked, this situation could result in failure to eradicate globally one of the world’s most serious vaccine-preventable diseases,” the World Health Organization said in a statement today, calling the spread of polio in 2014 an “extraordinary event” and a “public health emergency of international concern.” ... Polio...
  • UN: Spread of polio now a world health emergency

    05/05/2014 8:34:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 5, 2014 10:45 AM EDT | Maria Cheng
    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...
  • Poliovirus kills area college student's brain tumor

    04/29/2014 6:01:28 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 37 replies
    WCNC ^ | April 25, 2014 | MICHELLE BOUDIN
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- It is an incredible story of a girl with a rare and deadly form of cancer seemingly saved by a shocking experimental treatment at Duke Medical Center. Don't let her easy disposition fool you. She smiles a lot, laughs easily. But doctors will tell you Stephanie Lipscomb should be dead right now. “The odds weren’t good. They didn’t expect me to live more than two years I don’t think.” The University of South Carolina nursing student was just 20, a sorority girl, part time waitress, and all around girl next door when she began having migraines. She...
  • Polio in Syria: An outbreak that threatens the Middle East

    03/26/2014 5:43:01 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 3 replies
    BBC News ^ | 25 March 2014 | Tim Whewell
    As summer approaches, health agencies are warning of the risk of polio spreading across the Middle East from Syria - where now more than 100 children show symptoms of the disease - despite a massive campaign to vaccinate millions of children in surrounding countries. In the back of a car parked outside a Turkish hospital, the shy woman in a long pink velvet dress starts sobbing as she talks about her baby, being treated in an isolation ward inside. "He started to get really sick. I tried to make him stand and use his feet, but it was quite impossible,"...
  • Data belies Dan Patrick’s ‘illegal invasion’ claim (Chron Hit Piece Barfer)

    03/26/2014 8:50:20 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 17 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 26, 2014 | Nolan Hicks
    State Sen. Dan Patrick is no stranger to over-the-top statements about immigrants and immigration. The Houston-area Republican, who is the GOP’s leading candidate for lieutenant governor, told a group in 2006 that immigrants are “bringing Third World diseases with them,” referencing “tuberculosis, malaria, polio and leprosy.” (A top official at the Department of State Health Services had to slap that down, pointing out, for instance, there hasn’t been a case of polio in decades). When asked to address the issue of immigration at a forum of leading business groups during this campaign, Patrick chose to talk about violent crime, as...
  • Polio worker kidnapped from Chamkani found dead ( Pakistan )

    03/24/2014 7:17:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    Express News ^ | March 24, 2014
    PESHAWAR: A lady health worker was found dead in Koh-e-Daman village in the jurisdiction of Daudzai police station on Monday, Express News reported. She was kidnapped from her house in Guluzai village in the jurisdiction area of Chamkani police station on the night of March 23. The body of the worker, identified as Salma Farooq, bore torture marks as well. Earlier today, police had said that around eight armed men had entered the house of Farooq, held the family hostage at gunpoint and took the woman away with them.
  • Moorpark Boy Latest To Be Diagnosed With Mysterious Polio-Like Illness

    03/21/2014 6:56:01 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | March 20, 2014 10:25 PM | Brittney Hopper
    MOORPARK (CBSLA.com) — A 2-year-old Moorpark boy is the latest to be diagnosed with a mysterious polio-like illness. When Lucian Olivera was 11 months, he had an ear infection. Then, he couldn’t stand or use his legs. For months, doctors didn’t know what was wrong. “I felt helpless. It was extremely frustrating. It was hard to sit and not be able to help him,” Olivera’s mother, Erin, said. On Friday, the family went to Stanford University, where it was confirmed Olivera had the polio-like syndrome. “You don’t realize what you have until something goes really, really wrong,” Erin said. So...
  • CDC Urged To Investigate Mystery Polio-Like Illness Affecting California Kids

    03/03/2014 3:07:05 PM PST · by neverdem · 35 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | February 27, 2014 | NA
    WASHINGTON (CBS / AP) — Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer asked the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday to initiate a formal investigation into what has caused polio-like paralysis in about 20 children in California over the past 18 months. Boxer said “we need answers” in her letter to CDC Director Thomas Frieden. In particular, she wants the agency to look into whether the illness can be traced to a virus or environmental factors. She also wants to know whether the agency is aware of similar reports of paralysis nationwide...
  • Militant ambush kills 12 of polio workers escort in Pakistan

    03/01/2014 8:44:03 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    reuters ^ | Sat Mar 1, 2014 9:21pm IST | Jibran Ahmad
    The attack lasted an hour and when rescuers approached the scene the gunmen also attacked them, according to Khan Faraz, an official in the Jamrud area of Khyber, a rugged tribal region bordering Afghanistan. Around a dozen wounded were taken to hospital, but others died on the road waiting for help to arrive, he said. Another official, Assistant Political Agent Jehangir Azam, said all the casualties were members of the levies or Khasadar, both locally recruited government-backed militias. They were providing security for the health workers. Polio vaccination teams are frequently attacked, as are government security forces. A spokeswoman for...
  • Mystery poliolike illness affects as many as 25 children in California

    02/24/2014 5:53:49 PM PST · by nuconvert · 61 replies
    Doctors in California say as many as 25 children are suffering from a mysterious, poliolike virus that is leaving them with paralyzed limbs... The cause of most of these cases is not known, health officials say. The average age of the children is 12.
  • Small Number Of Children In California Get Strange, New Polio-Like Illness

    02/24/2014 7:57:19 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 86 replies
    AP) ^ | February 23, 2014 9:22 PM
    Dr. Keith Van Haren, a pediatric neurologist at Stanford University’s Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital who has worked with Glaser’s team, will present the cases of five of the children at the American Academy of Neurology’s upcoming annual meeting. He said all five patients had paralysis in one or more arms or legs that reached its full severity within two days. None had recovered limb function after six months. “We know definitively that it isn’t polio,” Van Haren added, noting that all had been vaccinated against that disease. Glaser wouldn’t provide the number of illnesses. Van Haren said he was aware...
  • Pakistani polio strain threatens global campaign

    02/17/2014 12:06:21 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 17, 2014 2:29 AM EST | Kathy Gannon
    Just a few weeks ago, 11-month-old Shaista was pulling herself up, giggling as she took her first wobbly steps with the helping hand of her teenage mother. Then the polio virus struck and Shaista was no longer able to stand, her legs buckling beneath her weight. Today, her mother cries a lot and wonders what will become of her daughter in Pakistan’s male-dominated society, where a woman’s value is often measured by the quality of her husband. […] Fresh cases of polio—traced through genetic sequencing to the Pakistani strain of the disease—are showing up in countries that were previously polio-free,...
  • Polio outbreak in Syria: "The virus originates in Pakistan..."

    11/04/2013 8:04:27 AM PST · by LaRueLaDue · 11 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | November 3, 2013 2:45 PM | Robert Spencer
    A Pakistani Muslim cleric has said that polio vaccinations are un-Islamic. And the Taliban has for some time murdering people who were administering the polio vaccine in Pakistan. And so now Pakistani jihadis are bringing polio to Syria.
  • Herd Immunity

    08/29/2013 9:22:01 PM PDT · by Rabin · 41 replies
    The peoples chemist ^ | unlisted | A. Chemist
    When outbreaks arise among children, health officials are quick to state that it’s due to a breakdown in ‘herd immunity.‘ "Some" doctors parrot it too, without even looking at the research. They say it’s happening more often nationwide as states make it easier for parents to opt out of vaccinations.
  • CDC Admits 98 Million Americans Received Polio Vaccine Contaminated With Cancer Virus

    07/17/2013 10:09:46 AM PDT · by BCW · 201 replies
    Realfarmcy ^ | 17 JULY 2013 | Dave Mihalovic
    The CDC has quickly removed a page from their website, which is now cached here, admitting that more than 98 million Americans received one or more doses of polio vaccine within an 8-year span when a proportion of the vaccine was contaminated with a cancer causing polyomavirus called SV40. It has been estimated that 10-30 million Americans could have received an SV40 contaminated dose of the vaccine.
  • Islamism's Decade of Spreading Polio

    06/01/2013 11:01:24 PM PDT · by Mortrey · 11 replies
    Daniel Pipes-Middle East Forum ^ | June 1, 2013 | Daniel Pipes
    The polio disease was on the verge of eradication when Ibrahim Datti Ahmed, president of the Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria and a physician, suggested at about this time in 2003 that the vaccination program in his country was part of a Western conspiracy to render Muslim children infertile.
  • Journalists Detained Over Nigeria Polio Attacks (9 aid workers gunned down by Islamists)

    02/12/2013 8:33:25 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 1 replies
    VOA News ^ | February 12, 2013
    Police in northern Nigeria have arrested three journalists in connection with the killing of nine polio vaccine workers at a clinic last week. The journalists from radio station Wazobia FM are accused of inciting the killings by hosting an on-air discussion about rumors and conspiracy theories related to the vaccines. ... The female workers were killed by gunmen on motorbikes Friday, while giving out polio vaccines at two community health centers in Kano city. ... Some Nigerians in the country's largely Muslim north believe the polio vaccines are used to sterilize young girls or can cause HIV.
  • 6 anti-polio workers killed in Pakistan

    12/18/2012 6:19:57 PM PST · by South40 · 11 replies
    Times of India ^ | Dec 19, 2012 | Omer Farooq Khan
    ISLAMABAD: In a string of attacks in Pakistan, unidentified gunmen killed at least five female and one male health workers who were employed with a UN-backed programme to immunize children from polio, an endemic disease in the country. Five health workers, four of them women, were killed in three different locations in the port city of Karachi while another female health worked was gunned down in the suburbs of Peshawar on Tuesday.
  • Obama's Peace Partner, the Taliban, Shoot Girl Dead For Helping Fight Polio

    12/07/2012 10:27:24 AM PST · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | December 07, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    The Taliban commit a relentless series of anti-human, anti-life acts on a daily basis, and not only does no one care, but Obama stalks them for peace. Stalks them. And the more he stalks, the more savage and brazen their war on humanity becomes. They're taunting us with their savagery. And Obama's subservient policy to these savages pains me as an American, and as a lover of life and of freedom. It makes me physically ill. And don't think this won't come back to haunt us, in spades. Tragic death of the Afghan girl who just wanted to change her...
  • Polio Workers Shot in Pakistan

    07/24/2012 1:31:09 AM PDT · by neverdem · 37 replies
    ScienceInsider ^ | 23 July 2012 | Leslie Roberts
    A man working for the World Health Organization (WHO) on the polio eradication campaign was shot and killed in Karachi, Pakistan, on the evening of 20 July. Muhammad Ishaq was shot outside his clinic in a rough slum area of Karachi known as Gadap. Ishaq, who was from the local community, died en route to the hospital. Just 3 days earlier, two gunmen shot a Ghanaian doctor working for WHO and his Pakistani driver, who were participating in a national polio vaccination campaign, in their car. The doctor was wounded in the stomach; the driver suffered a grazing wound on...
  • India's extraordinary eradication of polio to become official

    02/21/2012 3:09:49 AM PST · by Cronos · 1 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 20 Feb 2012 | Dean Nelson
    There has not been a single recorded new case of the disease since January last year, and if that remains the case for the rest of the year the disease will be officially eradicated. It is an extraordinary achievement for a country where as recently as 1995 there were 32,000 polio cases and young victims can still be seen with misshapen limbs begging at traffic lights throughout the main cities. But officials believe this will soon be a symbol of India's past as rising wealth is reflected in better basic healthcare. The campaign to eradicate polio in India was launched...
  • 16721 People has Refuse to vaccinate their children Polio in KP

    08/19/2011 6:12:24 PM PDT · by musarratullah · 33 replies
    www.allvoices.com ^ | 20 August 3022 | MusarratUllahJan
    Peshawar , 20 August 2011 Fake polio vaccinations has make trouble for polio teams to vaccinate the children, more then 16500 families has refused to vaccinate their children in polio campaign in July 2011. According to Report of Provincial Health Department, which was submit to Federal Ministry of Health, 16720 families has refused to immunize their children in Polio Campaign July. District Bannu was most Refusal cases, there 3405 families has refuse to vaccinate their children. In current polio Campaign there is no refusal case from Chitral and Kohistan Districts. According to Report Provincial Minister of Health has make target...
  • 7 families Refuse polio Vaccinations to their children in Peshawar

    07/25/2011 5:04:59 AM PDT · by musarratullah · 8 replies · 1+ views
    www.allvoices.com ^ | 25 July 2011 | MusarratUllahJan
    Peshawar, 25 July 2011 Refusal cases of polio vaccinations in Peshawar city has grow, 7 families of Qayum Abad Peshawar has refused, to give polio to their children. Today on 25 July provincial Health ministry starts three days polio vaccination campaign in KPK Province. According to available data of provincial health ministry 26 polio positive cases take place in KPK and FATA. The latest case in Qayum Abad Peshawar, there polio positive case diagnose to 2 years old Aimen. Polio suffers the leg of 2 year cute girl Aimen. Aimen father is Taxi Driver. Talking to media the Aimen Uncle...
  • Polio cases: Increase from 14% to 21% in less than a year

    07/24/2011 4:11:43 AM PDT · by musarratullah · 5 replies · 1+ views
    www.allvoices.com ^ | 24 July 2011 | MusarratUllahJan
    PESHAWAR: July 24, 2011 Polio cases in Pakistan are increasing with an alarming rate during current year 2011. So far 60 cases have been registered during this year against the 174 cases reported in 2010 but these 60 cases are in almost 7 months of this year while there is still 5 months and more cases can be feared as well, a recently published 'Global Polio Eradication Initiative' - Pakistan Polio Journal, a weekly, in its 96th Edition has disclosed. 14% of all the cases registered worldwide in 2010 were from Pakistan while in 2011 this rate reaches 21% of...
  • 15 polio cases find out in Khyber Pukhtoon Khawa province

    04/03/2011 10:34:34 PM PDT · by musarratullah · 4 replies
    own ^ | 4 april 2011 | musarrat ullah jan
    Peshawar 4 April 2011, Health ministry confirmed the 24 new polio cases in though out the Pakistan. According to the official report one new case registered of polio in F.R Lakki Marwat area Union council Khajoore. The case registered in area of Shadi Khel where 18 month child is affected of polio virus. It’s the first case in area. After the new case now 15 cases registered in KPK province. Health official confirmed that in Sindh, Punjab and Baluchistan provinces polio registered cases are 9 and other side only in kpk 15 cases registered. Polio cases of KPK province registered...
  • Cure or Care?

    12/02/2010 9:14:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2010 | Cal Thomas
    Which do you think is less expensive, not to mention preferable: a cure for cancer, Alzheimer's disease and diabetes, or caring for people with these diseases? Wouldn't it be better medical and public policy to direct more resources toward finding a cure for diseases that cost a lot to treat than to rely on a government insurance program, such as Obamacare, which seeks mainly to help pay the bills for people after they become ill? Isn't the answer obvious? Apparently not to many politicians trapped in an old paradigm that focuses too much on hospitals, doctors and medicines and too...
  • Memoir of author who lived in iron lung going national

    07/23/2010 1:57:50 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 7-23-10 | Joe DePriest
    Folks in this small Cleveland County town still talk about the community’s most famous person – the woman in the iron lung. Polio victim Martha Mason – paralyzed from the neck down – died in 2009 after spending 61 years in an airtight tube that breathed for her. Her 2003 memoir, “Breath: A Lifetime in the Rhythm of an Iron Lung,” released by a small N.C. publisher, has just been reissued by a national firm with a foreword by novelist Anne Rivers Siddons, who called it a story of “hope and heroism.” Also, the community is raising money for a...
  • Team Helps to Fight Polio in Konar Province

    01/27/2009 3:47:22 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 177+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Lt. j.g. James Dietle, USN
    KONAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan, Jan. 27, 2009 – An extensive vaccination drive targeting polio started earlier this month thanks to the efforts of the provincial reconstruction team in Afghanistan’s Konar province and government officials from the province. Gov. Sayeed Wahidi of Afghanistan’s Konar province administers the oral polio vaccine to an Afghan girl, Jan. 11, 2009. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. James Dietle  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Though polio vaccinations are common and successful in established nations, Konar’s developing health services, road quality and regional conflicts have created challenges for administering the vaccine, officials said. "The PRT...
  • Pro-Life Group Warns Doctors, Patients on Abortion-Based Polio Vaccine (Use ethical vaccine)

    07/15/2008 7:58:57 PM PDT · by Sun · 3 replies · 81+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | July 7, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A leading pro-life group that monitors the use of fetal cells from abortions in vaccinations is warning doctors and patients about a new polio vaccine. Children of God for Life is calling on both to "just say no" to the newly-licensed vaccine Pentacel made by Sanofi Pasteur. On June 26, the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended the vaccine as part of the immunization schedule for children. That's despite the fact that vaccines that were not derived with the controversial fetal cells have been on the market and in use for years. "We find it...
  • Tenn. woman, 61, dies in iron lung after outage

    05/29/2008 12:02:39 PM PDT · by scan59 · 23 replies · 110+ views
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/28/2008 | WOODY BAIRD
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A woman who spent nearly 60 years of her life in an iron lung after being diagnosed with polio as a child died Wednesday after a power failure shut down the machine that kept her breathing, her family said. Dianne Odell, 61, had been confined to the 7-foot-long machine since she was stricken by polio at 3 years old. Family members were unable to get an emergency generator working for the iron lung after a power failure knocked out electricity to the Odell family's residence near Jackson. Capt. Jerry Elston of the Madison County Sheriff's Department...
  • Tenn. woman who spent life in iron lung dies at 61

    05/28/2008 3:37:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies · 290+ views
    Newser ^ | May 28, 2008
    A woman who spent nearly 60 years of her life in an iron lung after being diagnosed with polio as a child died Wednesday after a power failure shut down the machine that kept her breathing, her family said. Dianne Odell, 61, had been confined to the 7-foot-long machine since she was stricken by polio at 3 years old. Family members were unable to get an emergency generator working for the iron lung after a power failure knocked out electricity to the Odell family's residence near Jackson, about 80 miles northeast of Memphis, brother-in-law Will Beyer said. "We did everything...
  • Oops! Bill Clinton unveils FDR statue (with FDR sitting in a wheelchair!)

    04/10/2008 12:35:57 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 15 replies · 731+ views
    From what I know of history, I know that Franklin Delano Roosevelt did not like to be photgraphed sitting in his wheelchair. So when I saw this photo of Bill Clinton unveiling a statue of FDR at the San Juan, Puerto Rico Capitol Building on 4/7/08, I went to work. I contacted the FDR Library, and asked them the following qeustion: "On Monday, April 7, 2008, Bill Clinton unveiled a statue of FDR at the Capitol Building in San Juan, Puerto Rico. From what I recall, FDR went through great lengths and was always trying his hardest not to...
  • Freepers: Thoughts on Sundance Program and Book

    12/02/2007 4:22:45 AM PST · by LS · 11 replies · 114+ views
    Sundance Channel/"The River" | 12/2/07 | LS
    Ok, this is the first I've heard of this---maybe I just don't read "Scientific American" enough---but Sundance Channel had a "documentary" called "The Origin of AIDs." Before you flame, I know all about Sundance, which is why I'm asking for evidence and sources! The program, researching a book by Michael Hooper (a journalist, not a doctor), claims that AIDs was an accidental human creation that resulted from using chimpanzee tissue as a culture in African labs by a U.S. researcher named Koprowski who was trying to beat Sabin to an oral polio vaccing. There was a conference on Hooper's book,...
  • Officials say drug caused Nigeria polio

    10/05/2007 7:19:04 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 10 replies · 413+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 10-5-2007 | MARIA CHENG
    LONDON - A polio outbreak in Nigeria was caused by the vaccine designed to stop it, international health officials say, leaving at least 69 children paralyzed. It is a frightening paradox in a part of the world that already distrusts western vaccines, making it even tougher to stamp out age-old diseases. The outbreak was caused by the live polio virus that is used in vaccines given orally — the preferred method in developing countries because it is cheaper and doesn't require medical training to dispense.
  • Officials say drug caused Nigeria polio

    10/05/2007 11:37:49 AM PDT · by BGHater · 8 replies · 491+ views
    AP ^ | 05 Oct 2007 | MARIA CHENG
    A polio outbreak in Nigeria was caused by the vaccine designed to stop it, international health officials say, leaving at least 69 children paralyzed. It is a frightening paradox in a part of the world that already distrusts western vaccines, making it even tougher to stamp out age-old diseases. The outbreak was caused by the live polio virus that is used in vaccines given orally — the preferred method in developing countries because it is cheaper and doesn't require medical training to dispense. "This vaccine is the most effective tool we have against the virus, but it's like fighting fire...