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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">DHAKA (AFP) - Health workers have begun a drive across Bangladesh to immunise 24 million children under five against polio to combat the crippling virus that has staged a comeback in the South Asian nation.<br><br>
Muslim mosques and Hindu temples blared messages through loudspeakers urging parents to bring their children to be immunised using an oral vaccine.<br><br>
"The response is very impressive. Millions of parents are thronging to health centres to get their kids vaccinated against polio," health ministry spokesman Golam Kibria said Saturday.<br><br>
The ministry said it aimed to immunise all 24 million children under the age of five Saturday. Children under five are most at risk from the virus.<br><br>
It planned to repeat the process at least nine times over the next 12 months, administering oral drops to each child again, to ensure no-one was left out. It said administering repeat drops would have no side-effects.</td>
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we all know how well OPV works.......and the it definatly does not have no side effects!! Those poor babies <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">that's foul, especially using the religious institutions to broadcast the message</div>
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I agree <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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oral vaccine? they like to cause polio as well as try to prevent it? and giving it NINE TIMES to each child?! are they insane?!<br><br>
why not try to ensure proper hygiene and sanitation, and access to food and clean water? i know, i know, the vaccine is cheaper. but this does NOT sound like a good idea in any way, shape or form. disgusting.
 

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A Reuters report from last week also concerning India:<br><br><i>LONDON (Reuters) - New vaccine strategies could wipe out lingering reservoirs of polio in northern India and lead to global eradication of the crippling disease by the end of the decade, scientists said on Thursday.<br><br>
Aylward, Dr. Nicholas Grassly and Dr. Christophe Fraser of Imperial College London told reporters that switching to a monovalent vaccine against the dominant strain in India from the standard trivalent vaccine that protects against three types of polio virus is the key.<br><br><span style="color:#FF0000;"><b>In a study published in the journal Science they said the virus has been so persistent, <span style="text-decoration:underline;">despite good immunization coverage in northern India, because of overcrowded living conditions and poor sanitation</span>.<br><br>
Those conditions in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar made the oral poliovirus vaccine less effective than in other parts of India and immunized children were still being infected.</b></span></i>
 

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What, again???? They already did 18 million children this year! In April-June, after they had 1 (ONE!!!) case of polio after 6 years of being polio free, in a girl who had had receiver 12 doses!!! <a href="http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/20060317-1107-bangladesh-polio.html" target="_blank">http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/w...esh-polio.html</a>
 

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i just read these threads about adding anti-HCG to tetanus and polio vaccines (particularly the OPV,) and giving multiple doses of these vaccines to women in third world countries, for the purposes of population control.<br><a href="http://mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=566060" target="_blank">http://mothering.com/discussions/sho...d.php?t=566060</a><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=142408&page=2&highlight=nigeria" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...hlight=nigeria</a><br><br>
it reminded me of this...i wonder if there is more going on here than just trying to "control" polio...
 
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