I would be interested in the tonsillectomies theory. So please some links.
Well, since polio has been around basically forever but yet it got a more epidemic character beginning in the 1910s, it is believed to be an illness associated with 'more' cleanliness and higher hygienic standards. So this outbreak in a war ridden zone with a high pre-war vaccination rate actually only leaves one to believe that is must be vaccine induced.
I absolutely believe that the outbreak is vaccine induced. I'm not sure that I believe that more cleanliness is responsible for transmission (especially considering the most common method of transmission of polio is ingestion of fecal matter), but I will agree that hyper sanitization of ALL the things!! is generally not helpful for our immune systems' development. :)
Here are a couple links regarding the polio and tonsillectomy relationship, for you and anyone else curious:
Edited to remove link.
Edited by keakiepie - 11/16/13 at 6:34am