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New CDC policy on polio vaccine??

K. Weber kweber at efn.org
Thu Jan 11 01:27:37 EST 1996

	I have posted probably above an old post from the CFIDS group.  I 
have a friend who had what they called cereberal polio, during the polio 
epidemic.  Numerous cases of CFIDS, then called Guillien's Disease, (I 
think), and definitely called Royal Free Disease after a 300 individual 
outbreak in a New South Wales hospital, were associated with hospitals 
and nurses caring for polio victims.  I don't know how this fits in 
specifically, but I thought it might be interesting.  CFIDS tends to be a 
fellow traveler of other epidemics.  The reason is not yet known.  Good luck.


On 10 Jan 1996, GUSTAVO PALACIOS wrote:

> ----------
> De:     	K. Weber[SMTP:kweber at efn.org]
> Enviado: 	Mi=E9rcoles 10 de Enero de 1996 01:24
> Para:   	virology at net.bio.net
> Asunto:     	Re: New CDC policy on polio vaccine??
> On 4 Jan 1996, Wrenf wrote:
> > Hi, I am new to this newsgroup and am hoping someone out there can =
> answer
> > my question.  I saw on some TV show ( one of those pseudo news/ gossip
> > shows) that the CDC has a new policy which will be in effect in about =
> a
> > year for  polio immunizations.  The supposedly new policy is for the =
> first
> > 2 immunizations to be the dead virus which is injected and the live
> > attenuated oral for the last 2 doses.  This is to prevent any cases of
> > polio transmission to the infant from the live oral vaccine.  I know =
> there
> > are some cases each year of polio from the live vaccine (supposedly =
> the
> > vaccine is  the source of any new cases reported now)  and they are =
> hoping
> > to reduce the risk with the new policy. =20
> >=20
> > I tried to call the CDC but due to the govt shutdown there was no one =
> to
> > answer or confirm any of this.  Are there any CDC folks out there =
> familiar
> > with this?  Has anyone else heard of this?  We are due for our 2nd =
> dose on
> > Monday and I've decided to just get the dead vaccine for my peace of =
> mind
> > but I am still curious. Any info would be appreciated. =20
> > Thanks, Judith, Pharm. D.
> >=20
> >=20
> 	They may not be saying so, but there was a cluster of nurses, 20=20
> I think, in a Canadian hospital who developed CFIDS from contaiminated=20
> vaccine.  I remember seeing a show that the risk of clinical polio is=20
> about one per one million vaccinations, but this was 10 years ago.  I=20
> suspect they are more worried about CFIDS.  I have the address of one of =
> the nurses somewhere, and will forward yours to her unless you let me=20
> know otherwise.  I energy is very low, and so sometimes I have to take=20
> short breaks.  I think it's good you took the dead vaccine.  If there is =
> any other advice, she will probably know.
> 			kw
> I am a young researcher here in Argentina and we have had a few problems =
> with the Polio vacunation. We have some problems too because we have =
> some cases of Meningitis Enterovirales that can't be serotyped but that =
> are positive by generic PCR (Test that is positive for the Enterovirus =
> Group). Do you know any work about Genotyping of the Enterovirus Group ? =
> Some Web page about this problem or about ENTEROVIRUS ?=20
> 					Thanks
> 					Gustavo Palacios

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