Asymptomatic Carriers of Diphtheria Identified in Canadian School

Asymptomatic Carriers of Diphtheria Identified in Canadian School

Story Highlights A case of diphtheria has been confirmed in an elementary school in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Three other people, who are asymptomatic carriers of the bacterial disease have been identified and are being treated in isolation. The diphtheria vaccine is only available as a combination vaccine (DT, Td, DTaP, Tdap) and its effectiveness wanes over […]

Baby Girl in India Dies Day After Getting the Pentavalent Vaccine

Baby Girl in India Dies Day After Getting the Pentavalent Vaccine

A four-and-a-half-month girl died in India on June 15, 2019 a day after she was given the “five-in-one” pentavalent vaccine (diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, hepatitis B and Haemophilus influenzae type B) at a rural child care center in the village of Kudluru, India.1 2 Soon after she was vaccinated, the baby developed a fever. When the […]

Infant Boy in India Falls Unconscious and Dies After Vaccination

Infant Boy in India Falls Unconscious and Dies After Vaccination

A one-month-old boy died in Telangana, India on May 11, 2019 shortly after being vaccinated at a rural child care center in the town of Kamareddy. The child’s parents said that the baby became unconscious after receiving the vaccine and they subsequently took him to a private nursing home where physicians there declared him dead […]

Another MMR Failure With Mumps Outbreak in Florida

Another MMR Failure With Mumps Outbreak in Florida

An outbreak of mumps in 12 fully vaccinated students attending University of Florida, Gainesville campus had county health officials scratching their heads at the end of May. According to one media report, an Alachua County Health Department spokesperson said, “These things do happen. It’s a phenomenon that’s not completely understood,” and reassured students and the […]

Children in Two States Get Vaccine Strain Measles from MMR Vaccine

Children in Two States Get Vaccine Strain Measles from MMR Vaccine

Media sources in Michigan reported in April 2019 that two children in the state who were believed to have measles turned out not to have disease, after all. Genotype lab testing of the measles virus identified in the children’s blood  was conducted and it was found to match the attenuated (weakened) vaccine strain measles virus […]

Toddler in China Dies Day After Rabies Vaccination

Toddler in China Dies Day After Rabies Vaccination

A three-year-old girl in China died last month shortly after receiving a rabies vaccine. According to a report from the South China Morning Post, the child was taken by her father to a hospital the city of Lianyungang after being scratched on the finger by a pet dog. She was vaccinated about 23 hours later.1 […]

Unintended Consequences: Dirty Genes in Vaccines

Unintended Consequences: Dirty Genes in Vaccines

What happens when our government regulatory agencies tasked with protecting the public’s health fails to disclose the risks known by the industry? In the case of viruses and DNA in vaccines, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has internally noted1 that “small amounts of residual cell substrate DNA unavoidably occur in all viral vaccines […]

Hundreds of Children in Pakistan Hospitalized After Getting Oral Polio Vaccine

Hundreds of Children in Pakistan Hospitalized After Getting Oral Polio Vaccine

Hundreds of children in Peshawar, Pakistan were taken to hospitals suffering from nausea and vomiting after receiving the live attenuated oral polio vaccine (OPV) on Apr. 22, 2019. The vaccinations were part of a nationwide anti-polio campaign. The incident sparked an attack against a local health facility in Peshawar by angry parents. It also led […]

Effectiveness of Measles Vaccine Questioned in South Sudan

Effectiveness of Measles Vaccine Questioned in South Sudan

Story Highlights Children who have received MMR vaccinations are contracting measles, and parents and health care workers in South Sudan have raised questions regarding the effectiveness of the measles vaccine since vaccinated children are contracting the disease. Severe acute malnourishment (SAM) is common among children in war-torn South Sudan, which compromises their immune systems. Although […]

Do Vaccines Often Cause Serious Side Effects?

Do Vaccines Often Cause Serious Side Effects?

A new poll by the European Commission’s (EC) Special Eurobarometer on Vaccines found that 48 percent of European surveyed believe that vaccines often produce serious side effects, compared with 41 percent who don’t. The face-to-face poll of 27,524 respondents was conducted by European market research firm Kantar between Mar. 15 and Mar. 29, 2019 at […]

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