Originally Posted by carriebft
The oral polio vaccine prevents transmission of polio, which is why it is preferred in areas that still have wild polio.
Shedding of the virus would not occur at your mother's age, as I assume she received the vaccine many years ago.
those areas where there are outbreaks including the ones in north america are the same strain in the oral polio vaccine...
live oral polio is contagious.. spread through feces.... not through air or coughing..but through bodily fluids... from the 'Live vaccine" and there are people know to shed for a long time because the virus can live in the guts.. some people can be contagious longer than others and if you bothered to read the legitimate link i listed above you will see that...
depending on the sanitation of the area this woman is in if there is sewage running through the gutters of the streets and the population is recieving live oral polio .. you can get it... 'sanitation" ... this is why it spread in the streets of NYC and other cities during the 'polio vaccine' campaigns because they used the live oral polio and caused pandemics because early last century there was not the plumbing in our cities we have now.. the feces would run down the gutters of the streets.. children play in the city streets... etcetc there were public pools that did not use the disinfectant chorine or filters that public pools now utilize and that is another source that could spread this type of virus if not properly maintained.. people excrement in pools.. kids mostly.... in india the sanitation is not as modern in some parts and leave people exposed... is why you don't want human feces in river and water sources where people commonly bath
not only that but the live oral polio was given many many doses in india because it does not offer good immunity to polio... people were showing a weak immune responses and they campaign for more and more doses.. because the vaccine in fact works POORLY.. some people in india have been given nearly 10 doses of oral polio... a failure of a vaccine, that infacts infects more people with not only polio but other animal viruses as well .. infecting more people than it protects!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!