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Mon May 5, 2014, 08:48 AM

Polio Spreading at Alarming Rates, World Health Organization Declares

Source: NY Times

Alarmed by the spread of polio from conflict zones in three continents, the Wolrd Health Organization on Monday declared the spread of the disease an international health emergency. The United Nations health body said it was taking the step in an effort to slow the further spread of the disease, a paralyzing virus once thought to be nearly eradicated.

An emergency committee convened by the organization announced in Geneva that three countries — Pakistan, Syria and Cameroon — had allowed the spread of the virus and should take extraordinary measures to stop it.

The committee announced via a telephone news conference from its Geneva headquarters that all children in these countries should be inoculated or reinoculated and all travelers from these countries should be reinoculated and should carry proof in the form of an internationally recognized document.

The emergency committee said it was alarmed that polio had spread recently from Pakistan to Afghanistan, Syria to Iraq, and Cameroon to Equatorial Guinea. It said there was “increasing evidence that adult travelers contributed to this spread.”

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/06/health/world-health-organization-polio-health-emergency.html

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herding cats May 2014 OP
dembotoz May 2014 #1
Crowman1979 May 2014 #2
melm00se May 2014 #3
groundloop May 2014 #4
Spider Jerusalem May 2014 #7
dotymed May 2014 #5
enki23 May 2014 #6

Response to herding cats (Original post)

Mon May 5, 2014, 08:56 AM

1. as we strive to snatch defeat from those troublesome jaws of victory

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Mon May 5, 2014, 09:47 AM

2. Well thanks a f***in' lot, you anti-vaccination a-holes!

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Mon May 5, 2014, 10:05 AM

3. How do American anti-vac'ers

impact Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea?

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Response to melm00se (Reply #3)

Mon May 5, 2014, 10:13 AM

4. The spread of misinformation certainly doesn't help


Maybe no direct link (or maybe there is, I don't know), but common sense tells us that widespread dissemination of misinformation isn't doing anybody a bit of good.

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Response to melm00se (Reply #3)

Mon May 5, 2014, 06:37 PM

7. CIA agents posing as medical personnel conducting vaccinations has more of an effect, probably

(for those who've forgotten that's how they found Bin Laden and got a DNA sample for positive ID.)

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Mon May 5, 2014, 11:04 AM

5. American warzones revisiting polio in U.S.

I live less than 5 miles from Ft.Campbell,KY.
"Our" soldiers are deployed to every "conflict zone" imaginable....we are not a 1st world country. "our politicians"
knowingly help financial scams (from the too big to fail companies) being perpetrated on public employees, the elite have their own country and laws w/in our border, most (99%) of "our" politicians have no desire to help average/poor Americans, our needs have
no impact on legislation
and now "our warriors" are exposed to and exposing us to once cured diseases in (1st world) America. Of course polio, etc. was never totally eradicated in 3rd world countries....


REVOLUTION IS OUR ONLY CHANCE. IT HAS TO HAPPEN IMMEDIATELY!

I prefer non-violence too...we can aim for that.

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Mon May 5, 2014, 06:13 PM

6. But hey, at least there's no more autism!

Right?

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