Polio-like Guillain-Barré Syndrome on the Rise in Peru

Polio-like Guillain-Barré Syndrome on the Rise in Peru

The government of Peru declared a 90-day health emergency earlier this month following an outbreak of Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) that has killed at least four people in the country. According to the Institute of Neurological Sciences (INCN) in Lima, Peru, the emergency was declared because the cases “have unusual and atypical characteristics that require rapid or immediate initial treatment.”1 2

On June 9, 2019, Minister of Health Zulema Tomás, MD said that there were a total of 206 cases of GBS reported in Peru, mostly in the regions of Junin, La Libertad, Lambayeque, Lima, and Piura. Two of the deaths from the polio-like illness were reported in the region of Piura and the other two in the regions of La Libertad and Junin.1 3

An emergency declaration allows the Peruvian government to justify increasing its health services budget to enable public hospitals in the country to provide free treatment for patients diagnosed with GBS. A recent article in the Andean Air Mail & Peruvian Times, referring to comments by Hugo Umeres, MD of Cayetano Heredia University hospital in Lima, said that one of the treatments is called plasmapheresis—a procedure that removes the plasma from the blood and replaces it with other fluids.” That treatment reportedly costs up to $15,000.2

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) describes GBS as a, “rare disorder where the body’s immune system damages nerve cells, causing muscle weakness and sometimes paralysis.” It acknowledges that the cause of GBS is “not fully understood,” but that the “syndrome often follows infection with a virus or bacteria.”4

In more scientific terms, GBS is an “autoimmune disorder involving the loss of the myelin sheaths encasing peripheral nerve axons, leading to a loss of nerve signaling and typically ascending paralysis.” It is known to be the “leading cause of acute flaccid paralysis” (also known as acute flaccid myelitis or AFM) in the U.S. and worldwide.5 6

According to the CDC, there are an estimated 3,000 to 6,000 cases of GBS reported in the United States each year.4 The annual incidence of GBS has also been estimated at up to 3 in 100,000 people in the U.S., or about 9,600 cases per year. Members of the U.S. military are known to be at higher risk of GBS compared to the rest of the U.S. population.5 7

The CDC notes that there have been several studies linking a higher risk of GBS after receiving the influenza vaccine. The agency states: “On very rare occasions, people develop GBS in the days or weeks after getting a vaccination.”4

As of June 13, the number of reported cases of GBS in Peru had spiked to 548.8


References:

1 AFP. Peru declares health emergency over Guillain-Barre outbreak. France 24 June 10, 2019.
2 Vaccine Sch Emergency health warning issued on Guillain-Barré syndrome cases. Andean Air Mail & Peruvian Times June 10, 2019.
3 Zulema Tomás. Wikipedia.
4 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Guillain-Barré Syndrome. CDC.gov.

5 Nelson L, Gormley R, Riddle MS, Tribble DR, Porter CK. The epidemiology of Guillain-Barré Syndrome in U.S. military personnel: a case-control study. BMC Research Notes 2009 2:171.
6 CentNguyen TP, Taylor RS. Guillain Barre Syndrome. StatPearls Publishing Jan- 2019.
7 Andary MT, Klein MJ. What is the incidence of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) in the US? Medscape Oct. 6, 2017.

8 Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy. Peru notes Guillain-Barre spike in first half of 2019. University of Minnesota CIDRAP June 20, 2019.

6 Responses to "Polio-like Guillain-Barré Syndrome on the Rise in Peru"

  1. Redpill   June 28, 2019 at 9:59 am

    Polio-like Guillain-Barré Syndrome, Polio-like Acute Flaccid Paralysis” (also known as acute flaccid myelitis or AFM), Transverse Myelitis, Viral or Aseptic Meningitis, Chinese Paralytic syndrome, CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME, epidemic, Spinal Meningitis, Post-Polio Syndrome, Synonyms-all are GUT disease that began in the GUT and somehow migrates to the spine, just like Polio which most people don’t know is a GUT disease. Th mysterious EV-68 heard so much about a couple of years ago which is now being swapped with AFM, to make sure people don’t see the connection, is also a GUT disease. EV is the abbreviation of the category of Enterovirus:

    The enterovirus genus includes poliovirus (PV), coxsackieviruses, echoviruses, enterovirus 71 (EV71), enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), and rhinoviruses. These viruses are spread primarily through the fecal–oral route, but some species can be spread through respiratory secretions (e.g.,EV-D68 and rhinovirus). Non polio enteroviruses are typically a symptomaticor cause minor clinical symptoms which include hand-foot-and-mouth disease and respiratory illness. In some cases, enteroviruses can cause severe complications which include acute flaccid myelitis, myocarditis and encephalitis, pancreatitis, hepatitis, and even death [2–5].-Enteroviruses: A Gut-Wrenching Game of Entry, Detection, and …
    [Search domain http://www.mdpi.com/1999-4915/11/5/460/pdf%5D https://www.mdpi.com/1999-4915/11/5/460/pdf.

    I’m always amused when I read articles on EV-68, AFM, GBS etc that the characterization is always described as NON-POLIO because the symptoms are clinically indistinguishable from POLIO but….Polio is suppose to be eradicated. So the CDC/FDA continues to play don’t look here game, Polio-like Guillain-Barré Syndrome, look here at Non-Polio Symptoms and see-it’s not Polio. It’s Polio like, but not Polio.

    What vaccine have been given to the Peruvian people and what is the timeline between injections and symptoms. That will tell the story. Look at India. India was polio-free in 2011, but that year there were 47500 cases of NPAFP. NPAFP has increased in incidence in areas where many doses of polio vaccine were used. NPAFP aka Non Polio Acute Flaccid Paralysis has the same symptoms as Polio-like Guillain-Barré Syndrome. Same symptoms as Polio. In the states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar — which have pulse polio rounds nearly every month–the NPAFP rate is 25 and 35 fold higher than the international norms yet the WHO & Bill Gates who has financially supported Polio drives, refuses to study the connection between the vaccine uptake and the increase in NPAFP. If there is a connection between vaccines and GBS in Peru-the WHO will quash it. Keep it from going public.

    You can make a disease go away simply by changing it’s name.

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  2. Joy Metcalf   June 28, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Ah, yes, Guillain-Barré Syndrome, which researchers are now sure caused FDR’s paralysis, and not polio.

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  3. Jill Bevel   June 28, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    In 1975 my sister, following “encouragement” from her employer (she was an E.R. nurse) received the flu vaccine and was one of the “few” Americans who got GBS as a result. Unfortunately, treatment of symptoms caused her to spend the next 13 yrs in a coma. The government acknowledged there was a relation to those cases and the vaccine that year. Obviously they have not fixed that little problem yet.

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  4. David Gehrke   June 28, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    redpill you rock

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  5. Magpie   July 5, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    Well Redpill, there is a paper from 2012 about GAVI, Gates and Merck bringing HPV vaccination acceptance to Piura. And it states that “The immunization program in Peru is well established and nearly universally recognized at the community level.”

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3483308/

    It’s reasonable to think they have been active with other vaccinations since.

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    • Redpill   July 6, 2019 at 10:10 am

      There will always be papers written in favor of any vaccine if The Gates foundation is involved. I’m sure PERU was selected for this paper for a reason as it states:

      “Health personnel and teachers are credible sources of information and can provide important support to HPV vaccination campaigns”

      You can’t even find what Peru’s education raking is in the world so I’m sure that factored into the decision to research there.

      “HPV vaccine was donated to PATH by Merck & Co. (United States of America) for use in the demonstration project in Peru. Merck & Co. was not involved in the study design, data collection and analysis, or writing of this paper.”

      That’s just laughable to think they would donate their most expensive vaccine for any study and not gain anything from it. MERCK nor the Gates foundation are not altruistic.

      The MSM will never disclose that 17 girls died during the initial HPV trials. You tell the public that and tell them that and the effectiveness of the HPV cannot be determined for at least 2 decades, that will put a damper in their fraudulent campaign of how the vaccine reduced cervical cancer in 12-15 years olds considering the age that women develop cervical cancer is 55. They haven’t even decide on a long term plan for those vaccinated and they have no idea how long the fake effectiveness lasts. Will young girls have to vax up every decade until they are in their 50’s when cervical cancer develops. They also don’t emphasize that cervical cancer is discovered during the pap so the pap will continue to be vital. If the cancer is discovered thru a pap what’s the point of the vaccine?

      Since that paper was published the following has occurred:
      Updates from Central and South America-2015

      https://sanevax.org/hpv-vaccines-updates-from-central-and-south-america/

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