Tag Archives: Polio vaccine

A polio outbreak, and evidence autism is genetic

The inevitable has happened. Polio has broken out in the Phillipines and an emergency vaccination program has begun to immunise those at risk. Prior to this new outbreak, the Phillipines had been polio free for 19 years. This is so … Continue reading

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Childhood memories of getting vaccinated

It’s funny what you come across sometimes. Recently, I came across my old immunisation card. Red in colour and written in Afrikaans and English, it contained details of vaccinations I received as a child. Funnily enough, I remember attending a … Continue reading

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Polio case confirmed in Papua New Guinea

Damn it, Damn it, DAMN IT! 18 years after Papua New Guinea was certified polio free, a new case has been confirmed. The victim was a six-year-old boy who developed weakness in his lower limbs, later confirmed to be the … Continue reading

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Three stories: two negative, one positive

3 stories about vaccination caught my eye in the past weeks. Firstly, a notification that if you are going to the World Cup in Russia that is currently underway, you should get the MMR¬†as Measles outbreaks have recently occurred in … Continue reading

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Polio has reappeared in Nigeria

This is terrible. Polio has made a reappearance in Nigeria. Two new cases caused by wild-type virus have been reported in a country which not too long ago celebrated two years without a new case being diagnosed. The cases came … Continue reading

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A bad week for vaccines, a dreadful one for autistics

Last week was bad. The best part of my week was work. I’m part of a team that’s working on a web-based HR Management system. The go-ahead for the release we tested has been given. Also good, I’ve been mentioned … Continue reading

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Happy birthday to Dr. Jonas Salk

Google is set as my landing page at work and at home. Today, when I opened it, the Google Doodle showed that Jonas Salk was born 100 years ago today. Jonas Salk invented the Injectable Polio Vaccine (IPV) that is … Continue reading

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Some link love

I saw several things that were interesting over the past few weeks. Cracked has an article about 5 conditions that were originally beneficial. No. 1 on the list? Autism. Unfortunately, it turns out the source of the claim was an … Continue reading

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Outbreaks

Well, I suppose it wasn’t surprising but it’s still very bad news. Polio has broken out in Syria. According to news reports, because of the war many Syrian children haven’t received the three doses of OPV necessary to gain full … Continue reading

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A film and an advertising campaign

A film called “The Sessions” has just gone on cinematic release. I haven’t yet seen it, but I intend to. It tells the story of how author and poet Mark O’Brien, a polio survivor, enlisted the help of a surrogate … Continue reading

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