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CDC: New cases of paralyzing disease

by Kent Covington
Posted 10/31/18, 10:37 am

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed 10 new cases of a mysterious, Polio-like illness that paralyzes children. The CDC describes Acute Flaccid Myelitis as a rare but serious condition that affects the nervous system, seizing the area of the spinal cord called gray matter and causing the muscles and reflexes in the body to weaken. The new cases of AFM bring this year’s total to 72, spread across 24 different states. Most people who contract the disease experience sudden arm or leg weakness and a loss of muscle tone and reflexes. Some also have trouble moving their eyes, drooping eyelids, difficulty swallowing, or slurred speech. The most severe symptom can be respiratory failure, requiring a breathing machine. Doctors are urging parents to be sure children’s vaccinations are up to date and teach them to wash their hands regularly.

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    Posted: Wed, 10/31/2018 12:31 pm

    Very scary! Thank you for the information.

  • TheAbundantLand
    Posted: Wed, 10/31/2018 01:43 pm

    This disease has nothing to do with any vaccination available and they will not offer any protection against this unknown culprit. 

    It's not even clear if this is caused by an infectious disease.

  • Family6
    Posted: Wed, 10/31/2018 03:57 pm

    Just another scaremongering incident by the medical/big pharma establishment. 

  • CV
    Posted: Thu, 11/01/2018 01:22 pm

    The Children's Health Defense has an interesting article re: this paralytic disease.                                                                           "A 1950 report in The Lancet describing a poliomyelitis outbreak in Australia observed a relationship between paralytic polio and prior pertussis vaccination, and a “considerable increase in the severity of the paralysis in the last inoculated limbs of those children under three who received an injection…within thirty-five days of the onset of poliomyelitis.” A survivor of the outbreak who learned of the Lancet paper discovered that the report had been buried due to “fears of a backlash against immunisation.”      Here is the link to the full article: