the virus has managed to mutate... nice, huh?
We stopped using that vaccine in the US way back in the early 2000's. Why are other countries still using it??? Did they not learn anything from the cutter incident? Good grief, I had no idea!
This is getting so out of hand! My son was born in 1999. In 2001 they were still giving both Polio vaccines. I let them give him the IPV, but I wouldn't allow the OPV. Shortly after that, I read they pulled the OPV because it was causing Polio. Here I had been reading about years and years of it causing Polio and wondered why it took so long to pull it...it's STILL BEING USED??? Ugh!
Not surprised .. the more dangerous things that we don't use in this country anymore of often shipped out to developing countries b/c it's just easier that way -- or b/c it's still cheaper than the safer alternative.
I had my polio vaccine updated before going to Guatemala in 2008 .. guess that was prob a good plan! :)
"something to do with correlation,"
Correlation or causation?
"or saying that unvaccinated people are the reason for it."
Well you know that the never-vaccinated people are born with all these diseases...just waiting to pounce on the poor, unsuspecting vaccinated crowd. Just cause we like test those vaccines to see how effective they are...
"the disease goes away and parents and their anti-vax books and research stop vaccinating their kids and the disease comes back? Care to explain that?"
Considering that I have no earthly clue what you are talking about: I'm not able to explain it...you said it, you explain it. You can't be talking about Polio...the most recent cases of Polio in this country have ALL been caused by the OPV (the vaccine itself). Maybe you're talking about Typhoid Fever, Bubonic Plague, Ebola, Typhus, Leprosy, Rheumatic Fever and Scarlet Fever???
No, couldn't be those you're talking about because there was never a vaccine for those...hum...what ARE you talking about? What disease "came back"???
The only "anti-vaccine" book I've ever read was "A Shot in the Dark" and even after reading it, I still partially vaccinated my son. So you're full of it and don't even realize it. And you're confused and brainwashed by society's lies too. Don't feel bad though, millions of other parents have also bought into the lies without ever looking for the facts. Be ONE LESS and do your homework!
There actually was a scarlet fever vaccine in the 1920s .. although they stopped making/giving it b/c scarlet fever can be safely and effectively treated with antibiotics.
There is a typhoid vaccine that is used, mainly for travel abroad .. not for routine immunization in the US.
Just wanted to throw in my 2cents .. otherwise, I have no idea what the PP was talking about .. it made little sense to me.