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Intramuscular injections within 30 days of immunization with oral poliovirus vaccine--a risk factor for vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/q...731&query_hl=7 Quote: ...studies confirmed that intramuscular injections increased the risk of paralytic poliomyelitis. A single intramuscular injection given during the incubation period of wild-type poliovirus infection doubled the risk of paralysis, and multiple...
Oh you're totally on there, D. Let me dig up a link. BTW, thanks for posting this. BRB
The news article makes it sound as though Gromeier stumbled upon this find. But that's exactly what he was looking for when he did the experiment (injecting the virus into muscle). From what I've read, he's sort of famous for first discovering the biological mechanism of injury provoked poliomyelitis. I'd be very interested to see if his work takes him into experimenting with more viruses. There are a bunch of them out there that can travel through motor neuron...
Gromeier was the first to describe the biological mechanism of injury-provoked poliomyelitis: http://jvi.asm.org/cgi/reprint/72/6/5056
Here's a link to the article: http://www.pnas.org/cgi/reprint/101/37/13636
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I also read that having Hib in your normal flora does not corollate with getting Hib disease. Hib does cause disease but Hib lives comfortably and without incident in the large majority of people. The number one factor associated with development of the disease was the number of times Haemophilus colonized the throat. It didn't matter which type of Haemophilus was present only the number of times the bacteria colonized the throat. Adults almost always contain only one...
I think what it means is that since Hib is a normal flora of the nasopharynx that removing it will have immediate unforeseen consequences. Some of those previously unforeseen events are starting to be observed. Colonization of the throat with Hib inhibits growth of S. pneumonia. So being infected with Hib does have some beneficial qualities. On the other hand, removing Hib from it's natural habitat allows other pathogens to fill that niche. As far as preventing Hib...
Quote: Originally Posted by NB Mom So does this mean that you cannot bring your sick child to his office because you will be endangering his other patients? Excellent point. I think it highlights the fact that that the Ped not wanting to see the unvaxed kids is entirely unrelated to health issues. I think some Peds are just punishing the disobedience - how dare you presume to know more than them. Also, Peds get rated on the percentage of...
Here's my version of an abbreviated answer: your dh is essentially right. The vaccine is made from the wild virus but it is a weakened form. the vaccine is a weaker virus intended to produce very weak or no symptoms. The problem seems to be that the immunity gained is usually also weak and/or short-lived.
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