Hib Alert: 5 Cases, 1 Death

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Hib Alert: 5 Cases, 1 Death
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Sat, 01-24-2009 - 1:38am

Hib Alert: 5 Cases, 1 Death

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today announced that five cases of Haemophilus influenzae, type b (Hib), invasive disease (meningitis, pneumonia and epiglottitis) were confirmed in 2008 in Minnesota. This is the highest number of cases of this vaccine-preventable disease in children under 5 years of age that Minnesota has seen since 1991.

Three patients had received no vaccinations due to parent or guardian deferral or refusal of vaccinations. One of the unimmunized patients, a 7-month-old infant, died of Hib disease. Two of the remaining children received age-appropriate immunizations. One child, a 5-month-old, had received two Hib immunizations. The other child was 15 months old and was fully vaccinated for age but, subsequent to Hib infection, was diagnosed with an immune deficiency (hypogammaglobulinemia).

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I'm just going to let the article stand as it is. Can't wait to see what justification and reasoning the anti-vaccine crowd has to say about this.

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Registered: 07-17-2005
Sat, 01-24-2009 - 2:13am
It'll be a few days before I get back here...but I can't wait to see either!
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Registered: 10-18-2007
Sat, 01-24-2009 - 10:56am

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I think it's interesting that you feel the need to demonize those that question vaccine safety by assuming they will "justify" the tragic death of a child. As for reasoning, we know absolutely nothing about the immune status of the child. We. Know. Nothing. Frightening the public, then discussing, exemptions and a vaccine shortage seems careless.

I can only wonder if those so willing to exploit this death are willing to address the 2132 total reactions, including 42 deaths, that were reported in 2007 after receipt of Hib vaccine? That's riiiiight... file your vaccine claim, wait 10 years... we'll get to you - and be ready to prove it. Death by infectious disease (or complications thereof) don't seem to have a statute of limitations, nor the scrutiny that vaccine injury does. All for the good of the herd I suppose.

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Registered: 09-09-2007
Sat, 01-24-2009 - 12:40pm

I totally agree.

Why is it the anti-vax crowd that must explain for this? If the vaccines worked so well then shouldn't it have been ONLY unvaccinated that contracted the disease?

I'd also like to know the overall health and circumstances of every child involved.

When I see all the scare tactics that the provax crowd uses and see things like that video of the school lawyer and everything else the provax community puts out to quiet the antivaxers I think to myself "Me thinks thou dost protest to much."

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Registered: 01-02-2009
Sat, 01-24-2009 - 8:19pm

I posted some links on the thread down in the News section:
http://messageboards.ivillage.com/iv-ppvaccinedb/?msg=4412.13

these are for anyone who is interested in the problems with this vaccine and the unbalanced information we are all getting about the real results of vaccination.

http://insidevaccines.com/wordpress
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Registered: 10-18-2007
Mon, 01-26-2009 - 5:19pm
Here is the CDC's MMWR covering this incident.

The table at the bottom contains the vax status of each child, and some interesting footnotes. The two vaccinated children had meningitis. The unvaccinated child that died also had meningitis, and the legend indicates that "one" of them had a subdural abscess. The legend that has vax-containing information for the two vaccinated children clearly indicates which one received which vaccine (s), why don't we know which child had the abscess? Treating subdural empyema is rather invasive and up until recently (with medical technological advancement) it had fairly high mortality rates.



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Registered: 10-18-2007
Mon, 01-26-2009 - 10:18pm
Those were great write-ups. Mother Nature tells us plenty, some humans just don't listen.
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Registered: 01-02-2009
Mon, 01-26-2009 - 10:33pm

So true. Human beings have all these fantasies about power over nature. It only goes so far and then nature always pushes back.

Please send me an e-mail, I've got something I want to ask you, thanks!

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Registered: 12-14-2005
Tue, 01-27-2009 - 3:07pm
I'll have to take a video of DD discussing mother nature and email it you. It's her favorite topic right now :) That and the two new guinea pigs!





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Registered: 12-14-2005
Tue, 01-27-2009 - 3:11pm
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Registered: 01-02-2009
Tue, 01-27-2009 - 4:17pm

How many times do these blogs attack the messenger rather than the message? Do they talk about conspiracies and lies?

Sorry, sarcasm attack coming on...

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