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Polio outbreak in UK 🇬🇧

Came from A traveler from Pakistan .

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by Anonymousreply 41June 27, 2022 11:00 PM

Oh no, straights and children are at risk!!!! Rush the vaccine production!!!!! Oh and…. Why are all those gays covered in pox pimples?!??

by Anonymousreply 1June 22, 2022 2:53 PM

What's going on in the UK nowadays? It seems like every other week there's an outbreak of some kind of obscure disease originating there.

by Anonymousreply 2June 22, 2022 2:57 PM

Boris is busy hanging out with Zelensky and Ben Stiller. Can't be bothered with domestic matters.

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by Anonymousreply 3June 22, 2022 3:04 PM

[quote] "Most of the UK population will be protected from vaccination in childhood, but in some communities with low vaccine coverage, individuals may remain at risk," said Dr Vanessa Saliba, consultant epidemiologist at UKHSA.

r2 There've been 2 counting this, and Monkey Pox was all over the place already. But massively busy airports, large recent immigrant population, densely populated south East, health service feeling the strain of the last few years do make for a tinder box if diseases most of the country aren't already vaccinated for start appearing.

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by Anonymousreply 4June 22, 2022 3:06 PM

I visited a children's polio 'treatment' facility in the backwoods of India. The treatment involved stretching out the contracted limbs to their physical limit, then applying a plaster cast. Keep the cast on for a month or so- then re-stretch and re- apply the cast. Repeat until the limb returns to a somewhat normal state in terms of flexibility. The 'issue' is this stretching is incredibly painful for these young children.

by Anonymousreply 5June 22, 2022 3:12 PM

Is this from a wild strain of polio or from the virus in the live oral vaccine most commonly administered in poor countries? The majority of new cases in recent years came from the latter. They need to switch to using the killed vaccine as no cases of polio ever arise from it.

by Anonymousreply 6June 22, 2022 3:22 PM

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by Anonymousreply 7June 22, 2022 3:24 PM

[quote] Over the past four months, the UKHSA has found the polio virus in samples collected from the Beckton sewage works, which serves a population of four million in north and east London.

[quote] Scientists believe the virus originated from someone who was immunised abroad with the live oral polio vaccine, which hasn't been used in the UK since 2004.

r6 Sounds like from a live vaccination.

by Anonymousreply 8June 22, 2022 3:24 PM

Polio. Damn, that's terrible.

by Anonymousreply 9June 22, 2022 3:26 PM

Is this the gay polio?

by Anonymousreply 10June 22, 2022 3:27 PM

Pakistan's highly conservative intensely religious sector has demonised such vaccinations.

Britain's immigration service is no longer for for purpose. This is tanks to the migrant crisis exacerbated by leftist who think anyone who arrives in any fashion should be let in, and that assimilation is cultural imperialism.

It's well-known which communities and external regions are the problem areas in the country. Just the way they know why FGM is a problem in Southwark but not in Cornwall.

Does anyone really think that London's vaccination rate being lower than the national average is some sort of Act of God?

Global travel plus weakening will to enforce lines that must be adhered to for a successful coherent social fabric, are making constant health crises inevitable.

The far right made its biggest historical gains on Sunday in France: Le Pen's party went from 6 seats to 89. So did the far left. Macron was rendered a lame duck overnight with no majority. There's a photo of him today in politoco.eu shaking hands with Le Pen as they enter into "talks", which Macron will also have to do with Melenchon.

When government presents as visibly unable to protect basic civil expectations like vaccinations, borders, immigration, crime, etval., voters turn to extremes

Watch for the results of tomorrow's by-elections in Wakefield and Tiverton. The former will return to Labour, and the latter has a good chance of being snatched by the Lib Dems.

The vaccination story's subliminal message is that the government can't govern.

Boris and Macron should have lots to talk about this year.

by Anonymousreply 11June 22, 2022 3:31 PM

I thought we got rid of Polio? Does this happen in other countries?

by Anonymousreply 12June 22, 2022 3:59 PM

Polio is very contagious, and a person can transmit it even when they aren't sick.

by Anonymousreply 13June 22, 2022 3:59 PM

In the UK, the polio vaccine is part of the NHS routine childhood vaccination schedule.

It's given as a jab when a child is 8, 12 and 16 weeks old. And two further shots are administered at 3 years and 4 months old, and at 14 years old.

However, one in ten kids in London aged five are not fully vaccinated against the bug.

Polio epidemics did not start until the end of the 19th century - but the illness was around long before that.

It ravaged children in Victorian Britain, causing them spinal injuries.

by Anonymousreply 14June 22, 2022 4:00 PM

Do we have to worry about this in the USA? were we vaccinated against this? I don't remember...

by Anonymousreply 15June 22, 2022 4:01 PM

You do have a childhood vacination program. But again the main risk of spread in the modern western world is from immigrants from poorer countries who may not have been vaccinated. Apparently Pakistan and Afghanistan have an epidemic of it and the number of refugees fleeing the Taliban right now that doesn't bode well.

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by Anonymousreply 16June 22, 2022 4:19 PM

London is no longer a British City but a Multi cultural unsafe hell hole, where ethnic groups have been encouraged to settle in their own separate communities and made the British feel like aliens in their own country. There is big trouble ahead in the UK as the ordinary working class Brit realises they are all part of a big experiment and are being ignored by the political classes who think they know better than the electorate.and refuse to see the chaos and divisions growing around them in City's across the UK..

by Anonymousreply 17June 22, 2022 4:34 PM

You import the 3rd World and you become the 3rd World.

by Anonymousreply 18June 22, 2022 4:39 PM

Can a plague of locusts be far behind?

by Anonymousreply 19June 22, 2022 4:45 PM

I got an idea, Bulldog. Why not engineer an exit from the EU - a BREXIT, if you will - and that way Britain can decide for itself what kind of immigration it wants.

It should work out wonderfully for you.

by Anonymousreply 20June 22, 2022 4:50 PM

This parallels measles outbreaks in ultra orthodox communities in the US. Measles can be a deadly illness, mostly for under fives.

I was a Peace Corps volunteer in Nigeria in the 90s. In the North there was resistance to the polio vaccine and it was so sad to see the stricken children.

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by Anonymousreply 21June 22, 2022 5:52 PM

I want to add that in Nigeria I saw people with advanced leprosy. It was like being back in biblical times. Leprosy is easily cured with a combo of meds that cost no more than $1.

by Anonymousreply 22June 22, 2022 5:53 PM

And now we have super gonorrhoea spreading in Europe

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by Anonymousreply 23June 22, 2022 5:57 PM

Why’s everyone looking at me?

by Anonymousreply 24June 22, 2022 6:02 PM

I mean let's not forget the Amanda Chantal-Bacons of the world who don't believe in vaccines, but think activated cashew powder can cure cancer.

by Anonymousreply 25June 22, 2022 6:23 PM

That’s disgusting.

by Anonymousreply 26June 22, 2022 6:35 PM

Can I take the polio vaccine if I missed out as a child? What are the virus' symptoms? How many people are infected in the UK? EVERYTHING you need to know amid fears paralysis-causing virus is spreading

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by Anonymousreply 27June 22, 2022 6:43 PM

R27 Yes if you are in an at-risk area, you should get the vaccine.

Initial symptoms include headache, pain in arms/legs, neck stiffness, fever, fatigue.

by Anonymousreply 28June 22, 2022 6:49 PM

[quote] Came from A traveler from Pakistan .

Define 𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑣𝑒𝑙𝑒𝑟

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by Anonymousreply 29June 22, 2022 8:43 PM

R28 did you have it?

by Anonymousreply 30June 22, 2022 8:48 PM

Another thing to worry about--------------

Antibiotic-Resistant Typhoid From Asia Is Spreading Worldwide

Treatment-resistant typhoid originating mostly from South Asia has springboarded across borders almost 200 times in the past three decades, according to new research that underscores the increasing global threat of infections that can evade antibiotics.

Between 2014 and 2019, scientists sequenced the genomes from 3,489 cases of S. Typhi, the bacteria that causes typhoid fever and kills over 100,000 people annually. Data from four high-burden nations -- Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan -- were combined with an analysis of 4,169 similar samples from more than 70 countries over a 113-year period, making it the largest study of its kind.

The findings, published in The Lancet Microbe, showed that while resistance to first-line treatments generally declined across South Asia, global issues remained. The number of strains able to overpower macrolides and quinolones, two important types of antibiotics, climbed sharply and frequently spread to other countries, the study found.

For years scientists have beaten the drum about rising cases of deadly bugs that can survive treatment with the most potent antibiotics. Drug-resistant diseases killed more people than HIV or malaria in 2019, according to a separate study published in January. Recent examples include rising infections in the US, along with last year’s deadly fungus outbreak in India, where the misuse of antibiotics in humans and animals is exacerbated by poor sanitation.

The findings are “a real cause for concern,” said Jason Andrews, an associate professor at Stanford University and the study’s lead author, urging that prevention measures be put in place, particularly in high-risk nations.

“The fact resistant strains of S. Typhi have spread internationally so many times also underscores the need to view typhoid control, and antibiotic resistance more generally, as a global rather than local problem,” he said.

The study, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, had some limitations, including the underrepresentation of samples from endemic regions such as Sub-Saharan Africa and Oceania. The S. Thyphi genomes only covered a fraction of all typhoid fever cases, meaning the researchers’ estimates probably undershot the true scale of global spread and resistance.

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by Anonymousreply 31June 23, 2022 4:36 AM

The earth wants humans flushed. The End.

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by Anonymousreply 32June 23, 2022 4:44 AM

The United States is among the more than 100 countries that does not meet recommended vaccine coverage thresholds to control a potential outbreak of polio, leaving America vulnerable to an outbreak of the devastating disease.

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 92.6 percent of Americans children are vaccinated against polio by their second birthday, falling short of World Health Organization (WHO) threshold of 95 percent.

The virus - which can cause paralysis in some patients - has been stopped in every country in the world except Pakistan and Afghanistan. The WHO warns that as long as it is circulating in these countries, it remains a threat around the world.

by Anonymousreply 33June 23, 2022 4:02 PM

Only 46 nations who provide data to the WHO have met its recommended 95 percent target, including Australia, China and Japan.

But uptake is less than half the level it should be in some nations.

Just 41 percent of one-year-olds in Papua New Guinea are vaccinated against polio, with rates only slightly better in African nations Central African Republic (46 percent), Somalia (47 percent) and Guinea (50 percent).

Polio can be a tough disease to track, as a vast majority of cases will not display the devastating symptoms that have become synonymous with it.

Many infections are either mild or asymptomatic. Around one percent will result in paralysis and even death, though.

Children are believed to be most at risk from the disease, though it can afflict adults as well.

The United States has remained free of polio for nearly three decades. The last case detected on American soil was in 1993, when someone traveled into the country carrying the virus.

No cases have originated in the U.S. since 1979, marking 44 years since there has been an U.S.-borne infection.

by Anonymousreply 34June 23, 2022 4:03 PM

I had a childhood series. As an adult, part of a batch of jabs for a trip to India, a "lifetime" polio shot was included as I recall.

The difference between 93% and 95% is statisticalky meaningless.

by Anonymousreply 35June 23, 2022 4:12 PM

[quote] 92.6 percent of Americans children are vaccinated against polio by their second birthday, falling short of World Health Organization (WHO) threshold of 95 percent.

Now how many of those unvaccinated children walked across the border in the last few years or were born here from migrant parents who don't understand the need ?

by Anonymousreply 36June 23, 2022 5:19 PM

R30 I worked in healthcare in Nigeria in the early 90s, when polio was endemic there. I was vaccinated and given boosters of just about everything, so no I didn't get polio. Malaria was a bigger problem for those of us not exposed at earlier ages.

by Anonymousreply 37June 23, 2022 6:12 PM

When I visited India, an Indian friend insisted I do the malaria prevention regimin before traveling there.

by Anonymousreply 38June 27, 2022 10:55 PM

The what now?

by Anonymousreply 39June 27, 2022 10:57 PM

It looks like Pakistani immigrants are doing their best to destroy the UK.

by Anonymousreply 40June 27, 2022 10:59 PM

You laugh at eldergays... who've had smallpox vaccinations...

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by Anonymousreply 41June 27, 2022 11:00 PM
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