Over 20 Kids Contract Mystery Polio-Like Illness in CA...


Locutus
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A 4-year-old Berkeley girl is among an alarming number of California children who have experienced mysterious, polio-like symptoms since 2012.

The parents of Sofia Jarvis say their daughter suffered paralysis in one arm following a brief respiratory illness. Health experts say a virus related to polio could be responsible.

Dr. Keith Van Haren, a pediatric neurologist from Stanford University's Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, is working with doctors in Southern California to figure out what is causing the symptoms in California children and will present several of the cases at the American Academy of Neurology's upcoming meeting.

"The disease resembles, but is not the same as polio,'' he said. "But this is serious. Most of the children we've seen so far have not recovered use of their arm or their leg.''

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Berkeley Girl Among California Children Who Contracted Polio-Like Illness | NBC Bay Area (external - login to view)
 
darkbeaver
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Didn't all of them have a polio vaccine?
 
lone wolf
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Saw it on TV news last night.... Scary stuff. Some kind of morph?
 
BaalsTears
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Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaverView Post

Didn't all of them have a polio vaccine?

The phenomena isn't polio. It's a virus with symptoms like polio.
 
L Gilbert
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Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaverView Post

Didn't all of them have a polio vaccine?

Even if the critter is a relative of polio, the polio vaccine would not be likely to work. But it's possible that this critter isn't even related to the polio critter.

Anyway, gotta feel for the kids n parents. It's really a shame that stuff like this doen't just attack a$$hats like that cretin that chopped Rigby to death.
 
darkbeaver
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Quote: Originally Posted by L GilbertView Post

Even if the critter is a relative of polio, the polio vaccine would not be likely to work. But it's possible that this critter isn't even related to the polio critter.

I will need samples before I can definitively reply. So you feel this outbreak relative of polio has nothing to do with the vaccinations for polio by polio.

Quote: Originally Posted by L GilbertView Post

Even if the critter is a relative of polio, the polio vaccine would not be likely to work. But it's possible that this critter isn't even related to the polio critter.

Anyway, gotta feel for the kids n parents. It's really a shame that stuff like this doen't just attack a$$hats like that cretin that chopped Rigby to death.

Crime scene photos please.
 
L Gilbert
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Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaverView Post

I will need samples before I can definitively reply. So you feel this outbreak relative of polio has nothing to do with the vaccinations for polio by polio.

If I were you, I'd quit assuming this is a relative of polio.
 
taxslave
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I'd be more concerned that they kids all got flu shots. That could be the link.
 
Goober
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Quote: Originally Posted by L GilbertView Post

Even if the critter is a relative of polio, the polio vaccine would not be likely to work. But it's possible that this critter isn't even related to the polio critter.

Anyway, gotta feel for the kids n parents. It's really a shame that stuff like this doen't just attack a$$hats like that cretin that chopped Rigby to death.

The polio vaccine used today is much different than the original. Reason why many fear the outbreak in Syria could spread. The newer vaccine does not protect as well as the original.
From what I recall the original had contaminants that showed up later.

Updated

Found it
http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/11...d-of-refugees/
 
BaalsTears
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A significant number of parents in California aren't having their children vaccinated against a wide variety of ailments. Polio and whooping cough are examples of ailments that are spreading here. Such parents fear the potential side effects of vaccinations.
 
L Gilbert
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Quote: Originally Posted by GooberView Post

The polio vaccine used today is much different than the original. Reason why many fear the outbreak in Syria could spread. The newer vaccine does not protect as well as the original.
From what I recall the original had contaminants that showed up later.

Updated

Found it
Polio threatens Europe as virus makes comeback amid wars and flood of refugees | National Post

Interesting (and damned sad). Still, is this thing even a relative of polio?

Quote: Originally Posted by BaalsTearsView Post

A significant number of parents in California aren't having their children vaccinated against a wide variety of ailments. Polio and whooping cough are examples of ailments that are spreading here. Such parents fear the potential side effects of vaccinations.

That's freakin sad. Endangering kids over (probably) a silly "cause" against science.
 
BaalsTears
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Quote: Originally Posted by L GilbertView Post

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That's freakin sad. Endangering kids over (probably) a silly "cause" against science.

I agree. Such parents are endangering their kids.
 

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