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  • Ebola vaccine is having ‘major impact’ but worries about Congo outbreak growth

    12/11/2018 1:23:48 PM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 16 replies
    www.sciencemag.org ^ | 12/10/18 | Jon Cohen
    "..it’s now the second largest Ebola outbreak ever documented, and one of the longest running. The outbreak has hit mothers and their young children especially hard, because many sought care for malaria at health centers that unknowingly have Ebola cases. Women have made up 62% of all cases, and 24% were children under age 15. Only about 50% of new infections are in people previously identified as having been in contact with a case, which underscores how the violence has interfered with contact tracing."
  • MAN UNABLE TO SPEAK, WALK, SEE OR BREATHE DAYS AFTER GETTING FLU SHOT

    12/06/2018 2:44:12 PM PST · by NYer · 166 replies
    Infowars ^ | December 5, 2018 | Adan Salazar
    A Las Vegas man lost his vision, became partially paralyzed and has been unable to breathe without assistance since getting a flu shot last month.Shane Morgan and his wife Monique decided to get flu shots on November 2, believing it would help protect them and young family members ahead of the busy holiday season.But what they thought was a pro-active measure turned to horror when Shane began losing feeling in his arms and legs.“About 36-hours after he got the flu shot he started to get sick,” Monique explained to KSNV.“I never dreamed that any of this could ever happen,” Shane...
  • Father on Life Support After Getting Flu Shot, Family Blames Vaccine

    11/28/2018 8:13:33 AM PST · by Monrose72 · 43 replies
    NN ^ | 2018-11-28 21:00 | ay Greenberg
    A Las Vegas father has been hospitalized in a critical condition after receiving his flu shot, which his wife blames for her husband's life-threatening condition.
  • Congo's Ebola fight complicated by war and suspicion over vaccine [seen as 'satanic']

    11/11/2018 4:26:27 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    Sky News ^ | 20:43, UK, Saturday 10 November 2018 | John Sparks
    The idea is pretty simple: track down everyone who has been in contact with an Ebola victim and provide them with a newly available vaccine developed in Canada. It has not been approved by major health authorities but it has shown itself to be effective in early trials. There is problem with the plan however. First, many city residents do not want to be tracked down and secondly, they do not want the vaccine. "Lots of people reject the vaccine and they talk a lot about it. They say if you take it you will become infertile, it will kill...
  • This years flu vaccine - what the CDC wants you to know

    09/30/2018 12:34:50 PM PDT · by eastexsteve · 58 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | 9/27/2018 | Ron Brackett
    CDC Says 80,000 People Died of the Flu Last Winter in the U.S An estimated 80,000 people died of the flu and its complications in the U.S. last winter — the highest death toll for the diseases in at least four decades. At a Glance The CDC says everyone 6 months old or older should have a flu vaccination. This year's formulation is expected to work better than last year's. The flu season can begin as early as October or November.
  • Congo, U.N. deploy specialists to tackle Ebola epidemic

    05/13/2018 6:17:06 AM PDT · by bgill · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 13, 2018 | staff
    The WHO said on Friday it hopes to deploy an experimental Ebola vaccine to tackle an outbreak... The Democratic Republic of Congo and U.N. agencies began deploying emergency teams of specialists over the weekend to try to prevent the spread of an Ebola epidemic suspected to have infected more than 30 people [including health care workers]... this epidemic’s proximity to the Congo River, a major transport route and lifeline both to Congo’s capital Kinshasa and to neighboring Congo Republic’s capital Brazzaville, makes it more likely the virus could break out into a wider area.
  • Cancer vaccine that cured 97% of mice with no painful side effects may be available in just one year

    04/20/2018 2:24:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/20/2018 | By ALEXANDRA THOMPSON HEALTH REPORTER FOR MAILONLINE
    Vaccine, which contains two safe drugs, may cause just fever and site sorenessIf approved, researchers expect it will be one-to-two years before it is availableRather than creating lasting immunity, the vaccine activates the immune systemThis then attack tumours in certain forms of the disease, such as lymphomaApproximately 1.7 million new people develop cancer every year in the US A cancer vaccine that cured 97 percent of blood tumours in mice will be tested on humans with low-grade lymphoma later this year.Patients receiving the vaccine, which contains two drugs proven for their safety, will not require any chemotherapy, with the...
  • HPV Vaccine Gardasil Kills: Confirmed By Court Ruling

    04/08/2018 8:11:54 AM PDT · by foundedonpurpose · 58 replies
    activistpost.com ^ | April 2, 2018 | Catherine J. Frompovich
    HPV Vaccine Gardasil Kills: Confirmed By Court Ruling TOPICS:Catherine FrompovichGardasilHPVVaccines April 2, 2018 By Catherine J. Frompovich “After 8 long years, the government finally conceded that we met our burden of proof that Gardasil caused my death.” [1] Christina Richelle Tarsell “died from an arrhythmia induced by an autoimmune response to the HPV vaccine Gardasil which [she] had received only days before [her] death. …. This is a precedent setting case. …. Here are the links to the ruling by Judge Coster Williams and the revised ruling by the Special Master.” [1] [CJF emphasis] Interestingly, in the above ruling order...
  • New Shingles Vax??

    03/24/2018 2:19:15 PM PDT · by bboop · 121 replies
    Self ^ | 3.24.18 | self
    Feedback on the new shingles vaccine? I usually lie low on medical treatment and don't go for 'the latest' treatment on much of anything. But then, I am healthy. Any feedback about this new vaccine? Side-effects? Avoid it? Go for it? Just collecting data here, thanks.
  • Flu Drug Approved in Japan Claims to Stop Virus in 24 Hours

    02/27/2018 10:04:16 AM PST · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    www.the-scientist.com ^ | February 26, 2018 | By Kerry Grens
    One dose of the medication, called Xofluza, cripples influenza by interfering with an enzyme critical for viral replication. Health authorities in Japan on Friday (February 23) approved a new flu medication, called baloxavir marboxil (Xofluza), that aims to stop the virus within one day, according to The Wall Street Journal. The drug works by blocking the flu virus’s ability to use the host cell for replication. That’s a different mechanism from oseltamivir (Tamiflu), an anti-influenza medication available in the U.S. that works by blocking the virus’s neuraminidase enzyme, preventing its escape from the host cell. “The data that we’ve seen...
  • Florida arrests pediatrician for using partial vaccine doses

    02/25/2018 8:28:08 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    WFLA ^ | Feb 25, 2018 | wesh
    Sohail would, at times, administer only partial doses of the vaccine and the remaining dose in the vial would then be re-drawn at a later time and administered to another patient. The partial dose vaccine vials would be kept in the office refrigerator between administrations. The order says children were put at risk and that Sohail would record the proper dosage in the patient’s medical records and bill insurance for the full amount. Last week, one of Sohail’s staff members called the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, reporting that Sohail planned to shred patient files related to the vaccine administration, but...
  • Which pharmaceutical company holds the patent for the flu vaccine?

    02/25/2018 6:51:52 AM PST · by bgill · 52 replies
    vanity | Feb. 25, 2018
    I can't seem to find which company developed or has the patent for the flu vaccine. Would it be the same company for all the different strains each year?
  • Flu Vaccine Works Better Than Expected-CDC. Flu shot making bad year worse-AP

    02/16/2018 9:22:52 AM PST · by spintreebob · 67 replies
    New York Times - AP ^ | 2-16-2018 | Donald G. McNeil, Jr-NYT, Mike Stobbe-AP
    The flu vaccine is more effective than expected, federal health officials said on Thursday at a special news conference held to discuss the dangerous flu season, which is expected to kill more than 50,000 Americans. This year’s vaccine is about 25% effective against the H3N2 strain of flu that is causing most illnesses and deaths, said Dr. Anne Schuchat, acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Per the NYT. But look at the AP story. The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against the bug that’s causing most illnesses. Preliminary figures released...
  • Cancer 'vaccine' eliminates tumors in mice

    02/05/2018 7:13:59 AM PST · by mac_truck · 75 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 1/31/18 | Stanford University Medical Center
    Injecting minute amounts of two immune-stimulating agents directly into solid tumors in mice can eliminate all traces of cancer in the animals, including distant, untreated metastases, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The approach works for many different types of cancers, including those that arise spontaneously, the study found. The researchers believe the local application of very small amounts of the agents could serve as a rapid and relatively inexpensive cancer therapy that is unlikely to cause the adverse side effects often seen with bodywide immune stimulation. "When we use these two agents...
  • Cancer 'vaccine' eliminates tumors in mice, researchers find

    01/31/2018 11:45:55 PM PST · by qaz123 · 11 replies
    MedicalExpress.com ^ | 21Jan18 | Stanford University Medical Center
    Injecting minute amounts of two immune-stimulating agents directly into solid tumors in mice can eliminate all traces of cancer in the animals, including distant, untreated metastases, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The approach works for many different types of cancers, including those that arise spontaneously, the study found.
  • $elling The Flupocalypse

    01/26/2018 7:49:18 AM PST · by Sopater · 54 replies
    Fire Breathing Christian ^ | January 25, 2018 | FireBreathingChristian
    While we’ve had over fifty Super Bowls with each accompanied by a more frenzied, fantastic wave of hype and mass marketing than the last, there is an annual event that is actually closing the gap on the NFL’s crown jewel when it comes to over-the-top hyper-marketing and product merchandising to Americans.Enter: The Flupocalypse.Each year it just gets bigger and bigger, with literally billions on the line as vaccine companies look to seize every opportunity to further their narrative that “vaccines are safe and effective, we should all vaccinate ourselves and our children, and anyone not getting with the State/Corporate program...
  • Symptoms of deadly flu strain spreading across US tend to 'escalate rapidly,' doctor says

    01/25/2018 3:13:20 PM PST · by Sopater · 175 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/25/18 | Melanie Dadourian
    It started with a cold, and then it turned deadly. The grieving family of Dylan Winnik of West Palm Beach, Fla. is in shock after their 12-year old son died Tuesday from complications related to the flu. Dylan’s family said cold symptoms developed just a day after the seventh-grader was playing at a birthday party on Sunday, according to a report from Local10 News. By Tuesday, his condition worsened and a neighbor called 911. When sheriff's deputies arrived at the home, Dylan already had died. Family member Mike Medwi told the Palm Beach Post that the boy had not gotten...
  • Researchers Develop Universal Vaccine To Protect Against Influenza A Viruses

    01/25/2018 12:56:57 PM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 36 replies
    Georgia State University ^ | 1/24/2018 | Georgia State University media
    Researchers Develop Universal Vaccine To Protect Against Influenza A Viruses JANUARY 24, 2018 ATLANTA—Researchers have developed a universal vaccine to combat influenza A viruses that produces long-lasting immunity in mice and protects them against the limitations of seasonal flu vaccines, according to a study led by Georgia State University. Influenza, a contagious respiratory illness that infects the nose, throat and lungs, is among the leading causes of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC estimates influenza has resulted in between 12,000 and 56,000 deaths annually in the U.S. since 2010....
  • Flu Outbreak Shutters Texas School District

    01/17/2018 3:51:19 PM PST · by blam · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-17-2017 | Merrill Hope
    A flu outbreak is forcing a North Texas school district to shut down for a week because the number of students, teachers, and staff exhibiting influenza-like symptoms continues to soar. The Bonham Independent School District will close its doors on Wednesday, January 17, and reopen a week later, on January 24, after cleaning crews sanitize classrooms, common campus areas, supplies, and school buses, as recommended by state public health officials. Bonham ISD Superintendent Marvin Beaty said he decided to cancel classes after so many students, staff, and faculty members manifested flu-like symptoms. Fourteen percent, or 266, of the school district’s...
  • Florida has reported more mumps cases in 2017 than the last five years combined

    12/20/2017 9:58:48 AM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 30 replies
    Miamiherald ^ | 12/19/17 | Daniel Chang
    At least 56 cases of mumps have been reported in Florida in 2017, a significant rise over prior years but well below outbreaks in other states, which have reported hundreds of infections this year. The 2017 count includes confirmed and probable cases, said Brad Dalton, a health department spokesman. Dalton said the health department publishes a monthly surveillance report for mumps and other diseases, though the most current report is for November and counts 54 cases. “The Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccine is the best way to prevent all three conditions,” he said. Yet, in at least half of the...