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I came upon this news report today and it made me think about the CP vaccine. Seems that contracting certain viruses naturally confers a protective benefit against bacterial contagions., via this mechanism:<br>
"The herpes viruses spur the immune system to boost levels of a protein hormone called interferon gamma "that in effect puts some immune system soldiers on yellow alert, causing them to patrol for invaders with their eyes wide open and defense weapons ready," Virgin said."<br><br>
They found a protective effect in mice.<br><br>
The article talks about the benefits of a symbiotic relationship between latent viruses such as naturally-contracted CP and humans, in terms of protection against bubonic plague, etc. It also mentions that we should view viral infections in a different light now.<br><br>
So we can add this to our list why NOT to get the CP vaccine. In my view, contracting CP is likely required for "normal" bacterial immunity.<br><br>
Here is the new story link:<br><a href="http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,273015,00.html" target="_blank">http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,273015,00.html</a>
 

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We cross-posted!
 

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Oh, I see, we did! I like your summary.<br><br>
I am officially expanding my geographical search for a CP party to the NorthEast.
 
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