Encephalitis and Encephalopathy (part 2)

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All of my children had the DTP vaccine, with the exception of one, who had the DTaP. I can still remember to this day, and it goes back 18 years ago, dreading the ‘shot day’ when I knew they were going to get a DTP or DTaP. I told a nurse before the injection of one of my children, “I hate this shot.” She asked me why. My response was “Because they cry and scream for days afterwards, run fevers, and are not themselves for weeks.”  Her response? She raised her eyebrows but said nothing! I can also remember calling the doctor’s office once regarding a concern I had days after the DTP vaccine was given and how my child was acting. Their response? “It’s normal. Give him some Tylenol. He will be fine in a few days.”

 

How many parents are still told this today? Problem was he was never ‘fine’ and neither were the rest of them with the exception of one, who is not fully vaccinated according to the CDC recommended schedule. To this day they suffer from one chronic illness or another such as asthma, allergies, bowel issues, severe eczema, and a learning disability. Their chronic illnesses are simply seen as ‘typical’ and ‘normal’ in children today. When my youngest child started public school and has no chronic illness, I was told by a school nurse, “…that’s very unusual today.” Funny thing is, when I was growing up, it was unusual to have any of the above mentioned!

 

I witnessed the first upward shifts in chronic illnesses in very young children in the late 1980’s in daycare centers. There was always at least one infant (8 in a room) or toddler (12 in a room) in a daycare center room that suffered from a chronic illness. I recall the Director at the time said, “I don’t understand what is happening to these children today. Kids were much healthier years ago…” I agreed and at the time I didn’t understand it either. It certainly didn’t get better, but much worse. Diabetes, asthma, allergies, hearing and eye problems, learning disabilities, enuresis and encopresis, behavioral issues, autism spectrum disorders, and the list goes on. So what had happened to those children, and children of today, and children who go on to be adults? How does this relate to encephalitis or encephalopathy?

 

To answer those questions, we need to go back and look at the history. History in regards to vaccines; can tell us what has already taken place, what has been done and why, what the positive or negative effects were and why, and change the direction or path we are on if needed. Unfortunately, changing the path for the overall health of all, simply hasn’t worked that way.

  

Let’s take a look at some of the DTP and DTaP history:

 

The True Story of Pertussis Vaccination.  A Sordid legacy?

(This article explains the history of whooping cough vaccination. The Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences (57:3, July 2002) awarded it the best article published in 2000, 2001 and 20002, and thus won the 2003 Jackson prize.)

 

Excerpts:

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 In the mid 1960’s, most states mandated the DTP vaccine be given as a prerequisite to entering school. And thus:

 

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The Hygienic Care of Children by Herbert M. Shelton states: (bolding mine)

The New York State Journal of Medicine, May 15, 1926, carried two articles from foreign Journals discussing similar cases on the European continent. In one of these Carl Leiner, (Vienna) is said to have discussed encephalitis and meningitis developing in nine to fifteen days after vaccination. He admits that in a generalized infection, like generalized vaccina, there may be intracranial complications. The article also states that Dr. Lucksch saw three cases and knew of four more, and of the seven children, five died. In two autopsies, which he obtained, he was able to show beyond doubt that “death had been due to encephalitis.” Bastianse, of the Hague, collected notes of 34 similar cases which occurred in Holland during 18 months of 1924–25, with a mortality of forty per cent–“deadlier if anything than ordinary epidemic encephalitis.” “In addition several cases of serious meningitis have been reported.”

Three cases reported, by the author of the article, in Austria, showed that “not only the encephalon but the cord and peripheral nerves may be involved, so that the affection may be spoken of broadly as a meningoencephalitis polyneuritis.”

The other article is a brief of an article by Dr. W. F. Winkler, chief of the University Clinic of Rostock. It says: “Quite recently isolated cases of cerebral symptoms, suggesting encephalitis, following vaccination have been reported from Holland, Czechoslovakia, and Germany and from Switzerland there have been reported two cases of serious meningitis.”

The Netherlands, and other countries, for instance, France, have also reported cases of this kind. In the Journal of the American Medical Association, July 3, 1926, P. 45, is an article by its Berlin correspondent discussing “Nervous disturbances and Smallpox Vaccination.” In it are these words: “In regions in which there is no organized vaccination of the population, general paralysis is rare. In patients with general paralysis he (Dr. Daraskwiewicz), has never seen smallpox scars, but vaccination scars were always present.” It is noted that, whereas, boys are most susceptible to post-vaccinal tetanus, girls are most susceptible to post-vaccinal encephalitis.

(See also Neurologic Adverse Events Associated With Smallpox Vaccination in the United States, 2002-2004)

 

…Dr. Pierre Baron, Ancien Intern of the Hospitaux de Paris, prefaces his work on post-vaccinal encephalitis (1929), in which his conclusions are based on his own observations, by a case he found after searching through medical annuals and unearthed a report of a case in the “Archives tie Medicine des Infants,” in 1907. Dr. Combay of the Medical Society of the Hospitals of Paris, reported a case which had occurred in his practice in 1905.

Dr. Comby tells of a baby girl, in excellent health when vaccinated at four months of age, who developed convulsions on the eighth day, followed by strabismus and other troubles. She did not die but was left with an “important sequel.” She no longer recognized her surroundings; almost forgot how to nurse; had a vague look; “veritable intellectual obnubilation,” developed idiocy with progressive cerebral sclerosis (hardening of the brain), and nearing her eighteenth month died. Her death went into medical “statistics” as due to pneumonia–and old trick in hiding their crimes.

Dr. Baron’s book discusses 255 cases of post-vaccinal encephalitis, avowedly discussed as such in medical works. His list is far from complete, for he credits the United States with only four cases, all of these before 1927.

Great Britain appointed two committees to investigate this matter–the Andrews Comittee, appointed Nov. 1923, which made its report May 1925; and the Rolleston Committee appointed Feb. 1926, which made its report Feb. 1928. These two committees were composed of eminent medical men all of whom supported vaccination.

The Andrews Committee reported 62 cases of post-vaccinal encephalitis with 36 deaths–40 females and 22 males; average age 10-1/2 years. Four cases were under one year, one case fifty years, and forty-eight cases were from six to sixteen years. Government vaccine had been used in 53 of these cases, of which 30 were fatal.

The Rolleston Committee reported 30 cases with 16 fatalities. Government vaccine was used in 18 of these with 8 deaths. This committee also reported the subsequent history of 10 non-fatal cases under 15 years, showing that 4 were permanently injured in some way–in mind, memory, temper, vigor, relapse.

Since vaccination was made compulsory in England and Wales one million infants have died of convulsions, tetanus, encephalitis, meningitis, and other nervous ailments. How many of these were due to vaccination there is now no means of knowing, but in the light of present facts, we are safe in assuming that a large proportion of them died from this cause.

The Hygienic Care of Children by Herbert M. Shelton part 5: (bolding mine)

It declares that encephalo-myelitis following vaccination always exhibits more extensive lesions than those of sleeping sickness and that “histologically, the inflammation in ordinary cases of poliomyelitis (infantile paralysis) differs conspicuously from that following vaccination.

In 1923, 1924 and 1925 great efforts were made in England to have everybody vaccinated. Thousands of vaccinations were performed. There occurred a great increase in the cases of Encephalitis-Lethargica. In 1924, there were 6,296 cases of this and similar affections reported in England and Wales, with a population of 38,746,000; or 162 cases per million of population. In Liverpool, with a population of 836,000 there was reported 257 such cases; or 306 cases per million of population. Liverpool was fifty per cent better vaccinated than the average of England and Wales, and had almost 100% more Encephalitis. I presume this was due to an “intercurrent affection,” or a “latent infection,” or to a “secondary infection.”

The Hygienic Care of Children” by Herbert M. Shelton part 7: (bolding mine)

The League of Nations in its Report of Aug. 27, 1928 mentions 139 cases and 41 deaths in Holland. This resulted in Holland stopping compulsory vaccination during 1920-29. The total number of vaccinations in Holland in the first half of 1928 was less than one- third of those for the first half of 1927 and the deaths from Encephalitis were reduced to less than one-third.

Germany is seeking a modification of her compulsory vaccination law. She is seeking an optional clause, such as the one England has. The International News Service, Feb. 27, 1930, informs us:

“The change of attitude of some medical experts towards vaccination in favor of a less rigid enforcement of the law has been brought about mainly through a considerable number of post-vaccinal diseases observed in Holland and England and in sporadic cases in Germany.

“Vaccinated people developed a sort of cerebral inflammation, (encephalitis post-vaccinalis) ### which resulted in a number of deaths and in several cases of a mild form of mental derangement.”

Here is part of an item which appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association for April 5, 1930: “Reisch reports that following the vaccination of 233 children aged between 5 and 10 years, several cases with encephahtlc symptoms were observed. Two were especially severe and ended fatally. The necropsy revealed the changes characteristic of encephalomyelitis. Six other children also developed encephalitic symptoms from six to twelve days after the vaccination.”

The Report of the Commission of Smallpox and Vaccination of the Health Organization of the League of Nations, Geneva, Aug. 27, I9z8, says: “The post- vaccinal encephalitis with which we are dealing has become a problem in itself mainly in consequence of the events of the last few years in the Netherlands and England and Wales. In each of these countries the cases which have occurred have been sufficiently numerous and similar to require them to be considered collectively. Their occurrence has led to the realization that a new, or at least a previously unsuspected or unrecognized, risk attaches to the practice of vaccination.”

 

While other countries took the necessary precautions, initiated investigations, and amended their mandates, the United States did nothing except lie, cover-up, and hide their heads in the sand.

 

This very year (1930) Julia Motley, age 12 of Irisburg, Va., died of acute infantile paralysis which “seized” her 3 weeks after she had been vaccinated. Her parents attributed her death to vaccination, whereupon the State Health Autherities came to the rescue of vaccination. The News Leader, Richmond, March 28, 1930 says: “While the parents gave vaccination as the cause of death, Dr. J. V. Shackleford, the physician, states that the death certificate (made out by him, of course), shows that the little girl died of acute infantile paralysis, with which she was seized three weeks after she had been vaccinated.”

And that’s that! The doctor who vaccinated the girl makes out the death certificate to shield himself and the vaccine and the matter in settled. The girl is now immune to smallpox and the smallpox goddess has been appeased.

 

The Hygienic Care of Children book, by Herbert M. Shelton. Part 8:

…One British Physician said:  “In certificates given by us voluntarily and to which the public have access, it is scarcely to be expected that a medical man will give opinions which may tell against or reflect upon himself in any way, or which are likely to cause annoyance or injury to the survivors. In such cases he will most likely tell the truth, but not the whole truth, and assign some prominent symptom as the cause of death. As instances of cases which may tell against the medical man himself, I will mention erysipelas after vaccination and pueperal fever. A death from the first cause occurred not long ago in my practice, and although I had not vaccinated the child, yet in my desire to preserve vaccination from reproach, I omitted all mention of it from my certificate of death.”

Eleanor McBean also states: “The United States Public Health Bureau is extremely reticent about reporting diseases caused by vaccination but the report from 1922 to 1931 admitted that there had been 85 cases of post-vaccinal encephalitis, which DeKruif states “is the twin of infantile paralysis.”

Many of the mothers noticed that their children had a high-pitched cry soon after their vaccination or vaccinations. This is called the encephalitic cry, meaning that it is caused by an inflamed, swollen brain. It also explains the difficulty many mothers have in waking their children, the vomiting, passing out and irritability following vaccinations. These are all signs of an inflamed brain. The reason that pediatricians are telling these mothers that their children’s reactions to these vaccines are normal is based on at least two factors. One, most pediatricians, in my experience, know absolutely nothing about a child’s brain. When I was practicing, if anything happened to a pediatrician’s patient that in any way indicated something was wrong with the child’s brain, the doctor was on the phone with me in an instant. Most admitted they knew nothing about the brain. The second reason is that they are trying to avoid a lawsuit. If they can convince the mother that everything is well, they may avoid a trip to the courtroom. Most physicians are gun shy about lawsuits. It can also hurt their reputation. Vaccine Safety Manual  by Neil Z. Miller. Preface.

 

Pertussis Vaccination: Use of Acellular Pertussis Vaccines Among Infants and Young Children Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) (1997)

Concerns about the safety of whole-cell pertussis vaccines prompted development of acellular vaccines that are less likely to provoke adverse events because they contain purified antigenic components of Bordetella pertussis. Two diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccines — ACEL-IMUNE{Registered} * and Tripedia{Registered} ** — have been licensed for several years, but (until recently) only for administration of the fourth and fifth doses in the series to children aged 15 months-6 years who previously had received three or more doses of diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and whole-cell pertussis (DTP) vaccine. Published reports indicate that, when administered to infants aged 2, 4, and 6 months, acellular pertussis vaccines are effective in preventing pertussis disease and associated with fewer local, systemic, and certain more serious adverse events than whole-cell pertussis vaccines. On the basis of these data, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has licensed three DTaP vaccines for use among children aged 6 weeks-6 years. Tripedia{Registered} is now licensed for the initial four doses, and ACEL-IMUNE{Registered} for all five doses of the diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccination series. A third DTaP vaccine (Infanrix TM) *** was licensed in January 1997 for the initial four doses of the series. Tripedia{Registered}, ACEL-IMUNE{Registered}, and Infanrix TM are now recommended for routine vaccination of infants and young children, although whole-cell pertussis vaccines remain acceptable alternatives…

Efficacy:

The efficacy of three doses of acellular pertussis vaccines in preventing moderate to severe pertussis disease was within the range expected for most whole-cell DTP vaccines. Point estimates of efficacy ranged from 59% to 89%. Mild local and systemic adverse events occurred less frequently among infants vaccinated with acellular pertussis vaccines for the first three or four doses than among those vaccinated with whole-cell DTP. More serious adverse events (e.g., fever greater than or equal to 105 F {greater than or equal to 40.5 C}, persistent crying of greater than or equal to 3 hours duration, hypotonic hyporesponsive episodes, and seizures) generally occurred less frequently among infants who received acellular pertussis vaccines than among those vaccinated with whole-cell DTP. The number of subjects included in these studies was insufficient to estimate the risk for rare severe reactions (i.e., encephalopathy or anaphylactic shock). Surveillance for these rare adverse events will be needed as acellular pertussis vaccines are used more widely.

Cherry, J.D (1988)., Brunell, P.A., Golden, G.S., Karzon, D.T., (1988), Report of the task force on pertussis and pertussis immunization, Pediatrics 81:6 Part 11 (June 1988) Supplement pp 936-984.

Extract: For more than 25 years, it has been known that pertussis vaccine is a reliable adjuvant for the production of experimental allergic encephalitis.74998 This experimental allergic encephalomyelitis is mediated by sensitized lymphocytes rather than serum antibody mechanisms.52 Pertussis vaccine has also been used as an adjuvant in the following experimental autoimmune diseases: thyroiditis, myocarditis, glomerulonephritis, uveoretinitis, and hemolytic anemia.499 Except for the adjuvant effect upon antibody responses to specific vaccines, there is no evidence that any of the experimental adjuvant activities of pertussis vaccine, and specifically LPF, occur in vaccinated children.

National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program Vaccine Injury Table http://www.hrsa.dhhs.gov/bhpr/vicp/table.htm#

 

Au-Jensen M, et al.    Is the acute encephalopathy test in mice suited for control of pertussis vaccines? Dev Biol Stand. 1985;61:447-51. PMID: 3835081; UI: 86221312.

 Animal models to control the serious neurological complications after vaccination against whooping cough are not available. In a recent paper pertussis vaccine induced acute encephalopathy in certain mouse strains (1). Healthy BALB/c mice died with shock-like symptoms after immunization with bovine serum albumin (BSA) and heat-killed pertussis. Mice not sensitized with BSA survived, and mice of strains with another H-2 type than H-2d were not susceptible. The authors concluded that the susceptibility to side effects to pertussis vaccine in mice and possibly in human is linked to the MHC. We tried to repeat the experiments reported by Steinman et al. in the hope that the murine encephalopathy model would be useful to evaluate possible neurological complications. In spite of having the same H-2d genotype, the BALB/c mice of two breeding stocks did not develop shock-like symptoms with fatal consequences after the last injection with BSA. This fact corresponds possibly with the author’s observation that the pertussis vaccine encephalopathy is not under the control of H-2 genes alone. As shown in our tests the sudden deaths and encephalopathy in mice are not linked to BSA-sensitization because mice who received pertussis vaccine only showed the same symptoms as mice injected with BSA and vaccine. Histology did not indicate brain damage. It seems obvious that the deaths in our experiments were caused by the pertussis toxins present in the large numbers of bacteria given.

 

DTP and DTaP vaccines are not the only vaccines that have raised red flags.

Early fears about MMR in secret papers (2007)

Crowley S, et al.  Mumps, measles, and rubella vaccination and encephalitis. Also note comment.

 

Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) Vaccine as a Potential Cause of Encephalitis (Brain Inflammation) in Children—–Harold E. Buttram, MD

Bolukbasi O, et al.    Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis associated with tetanus vaccination. Eur Neurol. 1999;41(4):231-2. No abstract available.PMID: 10343155; UI: 99276501.   

Hemachudha T, et al. Myelin basic protein as an encephalitogen in encephalomyelitis and polyneuritis following rabies vaccination. N Engl J Med. 1987 Feb 12;316(7):369-74. PMID: 2433582; UI: 87115665.

 Polyneuritis cranialis? Brain stem encephalitis and myelitis following preventive influenza vaccination. Buchner H, et al.  1988 Nov;59(11):679-82.  German. No abstract available. PMID: 3211251; UI: 89097428   

Morphological changes in the central nervous system in post-vaccinal encephalomyelitis developing after chickenpox vaccination in children. Ravkina LI, et al. 1970; 70(10):1465-71. Russian. PMID: 4395233; UI: 71064831. 

 Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis and meningococcal A and C vaccine: case report.

A 25-year-old women developed acute disseminated post-vaccinal encephalomyelitis (ADEM) following vaccination with A plus C meningococcal vaccine (Pasteur-Merieux). Fast disappearance of symptoms and gradual resolution of MRI demyelinating lesions occurred after steroid treatment with high doses of intravenous methylprednisolone. To our knowledge, ADEM has not been previously described in association with meningococcal vaccine. Although most cases of ADEM occur following viral infections and vaccination, the syndrome has previously been related to leptospirosis and Mycoplasma pneumoniae infections. This suggests that it may also be related to exposure to polysaccharide-protein vaccines such as the Group A plus Group C meningococcal vaccine.

 

An Italian Study Finding Biochemical Markers of Vaccine Damage (1996)

Comment by Harris L. Coulter: This is, to my knowledge, the first investigation to find biochemical markers of vaccine damage. It has not yet been published but deserves publication. My translation omits the tables and part of the bibliography, but the text is complete. This study should also have an impact on HLA typing, since it shows that vaccinations can have an effect on the individual’s HLA type (i.e., that it is not necessarily congenital).

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This study involves observations of 30 patients with post-vaccinal pathology of the central nervous system and other systems where the first symptoms appeared concomitantly with, or immediately after, administration of a vaccine. All patients were subjected to serologic testing for herpes virus (IgG and IgM) and to HLA (A, B, C) and HLA-DR-DQ tissue typing to see if there was any correlation between the emergence of CNS pathology and these various antigens, thus to show a possible autoimmune-type immunogenetic basis for demyelination processes. Statistical comparison with the Italian population used as controls revealed an increase in the HLA-A3 and HLA-DR7 antigens. The presence of A3 and/or DR-7 was observed in 22/30 (73.3%) of the patients.

…This allowed us to relate these data to specific clinical pictures — patients who had earlier been diagnosed with epilepsy, myoclonic epilepsy, evoving epilepsy, epileptigenic encephalopathy, autism, West Syndrome, and Angelman’s Syndrome. All the patients had presented with the first symptoms shortly after receiving the prophylactic vaccination or somewhat later.

The first symptoms were convulsions, very high fever, or diarrhoea immediately following a compulsory vaccination. The parents had told their physicians about this; then, after taking EEGs and visiting neuropsychiatric specialists or pediatricians without getting any satisfaction, the physicians had administered the recall shots of the vaccines leading very shortly to stabilization of the condition with progressive clinical deterioration.

These children were mostly from 3 to 9 months old. All patients were studied for the presence of metabolic diseases with negative results; then chromosomal mapping was done, also with negative results; encephalic TAC and RMN were performed at first appearance of the symptomatology, also with negative results.

Conclusion
All the patients observed presented various physical problems. The various types of CNS pathology could be due to a delatentization of preexisting autoimme damage by viral DNA. It has been observed that the “cleaner” the species, from the virologic or microbiologic point of view, the more likely it is to present autoimmune conditions of the CNS and other apparatuses. The results indicate that autoimmune pathology is more frequent in countries where vaccination is more widespread, i.e., in countries defined as “clean.” With this study, and with the individualization of alleles such as A3 and DR7, in the presence of viral DNA, it would be possible to define the subjects at risk of an autoimmune pathology from vaccination. The action of thimerosal used as an excipient in vaccines, and whose toxicity is independent of thedose administered, could demonstrate the possibility of changes in the aminoacids of the molecules which preserve the antigen.

Clinical suppression of experimental allergic encephalomyelitis by muramyl dipeptide “adjuvant”. Root-Bernstein RS, et al. Brain Res Bull. 1986 Oct; 17(4):473-6.  PMID: 3779448; UI: 87050859.

Abstract :Experimental allergic encephalomyelitis (EAE) is a model for several human diseases including multiple sclerosis and post-vaccinal encephalopathies. EAE is generally thought to be an autoimmune response to the antigen myelin basic protein (MBP). Oddly, MBP can also suppress EAE, and many observations suggest that an independent immune response to so-called “adjuvant” material is also necessary to EAE induction. Thus, EAE may be a result of a pair of interactive immune responses, one against MBP, and one against adjuvant. If so, the adjuvant should, like MBP, suppress EAE. We present data from experiments on strain 13 guinea pigs demonstrating EAE suppression by muramyl dipeptide, an active component of complete Freund’s adjuvant. These results are striking because classically adjuvants are defined as immunopotentiators, not immunosuppressants. Our results, therefore, suggest that a revaluation of the role of adjuvants in inducing autoimmune diseases may be necessary.

 

SICK MONKEYS: RESEARCH LINKS VACCINE LOAD, AUTISM SIGNS

The first research project to examine effects of the total vaccine load received by children in the 1990s has found autism-like signs and symptoms in infant monkeys vaccinated the same way. The study’s principal investigator, Laura Hewitson from the University of Pittsburgh, reports developmental delays, behavior problems and brain changes in macaque monkeys that mimic “certain neurological abnormalities of autism.”

 

 “…For every vaccination, minimal encephalopathy destroys brain cells. As a result, in Germany, there are 1.2 million children who have contracted hyperkinetic syndrome who are then treated with Psychopharmeca (a drug similar to Ritalin) used to calm them down… We have hundreds of thousands of so-called minimal cerebral dysfunction cases and millions of neurodermatitis patients. In Germany, there are millions of people with allergies. We don’t just produce minimal encephalopathies in the brain, but we also produce modifications of the genetic code.”–Dr Buchwald MD[Media Sept 2002] Bosnia halts using Unicef-donated DTP vaccines after baby contracts encephalitis

 

Workshop on Neurologic Complications of Pertussis and Pertussis Vaccination. Menkes, J.H (1990). and Kinsbourne, M., Neuropediatrics 21 (1990) 171-176.

 In evaluating side-reactions to the vaccine, the following must be kept in mind:

Vaccines are not standardized between manufacturers.

For a given manufacturer, vaccines are not standard from one batch to the next.

Unless the vaccine is properly prepared and refrigerated, its potency and reactivity varies with shelf life.

In fact, the whole question of vaccine detoxification has never been systematically investigated.

Listed in order of increasing severity, observed adverse reactions include irritability, persistent, unusually high-pitched crying, somnolence, seizures, a shock-like “hypotensive, hyporesponsive” state, and an encephalopathy. Since the neurologic picture is not specific for pertussis vaccination, its temporal relationship to the vaccination is the critical variable for determining causation.

Although the majority of seizures following pertussis vaccination are associated with fever, it was the consensus of the neurologists attending the workshop, that these do not represent febrile convulsions, but are non-benign convulsions.

The incidence of post-vaccine encephalopathy is difficult to ascertain. The most carefully conducted retrospective case-control study reported that the relative risk of a previously normal infant for the onset of an illness leading to encephalopathy with permanent subsequent disability was 4.2 time greater during the first 72 hours following DPT vaccination than in controls. From this study, the risk for permanent brain damage following DPT has been calculated as 1:310,000 doses. (my note – 1:310,000 doses translates to an actual risk of 1:62,000 – this figure is from the National Childhood Encephalopathy Study which excluded any child whose seizure lasted for less than 30 minutes and who was not hospitalised as a result of their seizure. )

 

There are hundreds of articles like these in the medical literature so you get the picture.

 

Encephalitis Redefined. Why?

“Under the 1986 law, DHHS was supposed to produce information brochures describing each vaccine’s benefits and risks so doctors could educate parents before vaccination of their children took place.  We worked for several years with DHHS on these brochures but DHHS eventually got an amendment to the law to reduce the brochures to a one page information sheet that does not contain enough information to adequately inform parents about vaccine risks or how to monitor their child following vaccination for signs that a reaction is occurring………Today, the bitter truth is that, although more than one billion dollars has been paid out to some 1,000 families whose loved ones have been harmed by vaccines, three out of four vaccine victims are turned away……….And to make it easier for compensation to be denied to vaccine injured children, under rule making authority these federal agencies gutted the Table of Compensable Events in 1995 and arbitrarily rewrote the definition of encephalopathy (brain dysfunction) that had been used by medicine decades……   We tried to stop the destruction of the Table of Compensable Events by bringing suit in federal court, but we lost. So, today, almost no cases of brain damage following DPT vaccination are presumed to be caused by the vaccine. The vaccine injury compensation program has been turned into the trial we were promised it would not be, where causation in fact must be proven in almost every case and vaccine victims and their lawyers are left begging for compensation from federal health agencies holding all the cards. The federal compensation system that we were told would be “simple justice for children,” has become a cruel joke, a sad commentary on a national health policy that forces children to take the risk and then leaves many families to cope with the catastrophic consequences on their own when the risk turns out to be 100 percent.”–Barbara Loe Fisher   Also: National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP)

“Encephalopathy was redefined so that the diagnosis requires as a sine qua non in excess of 24 hours of a diminished level of consciousness, a criterion which is far more restrictive than that of the leading epidemiological study of pertussis vaccine injury, the British National Childhood Encephalopathy Study (NCES). Moreover, seizures have been removed from the Table, although that the pertussis vaccine can cause seizures is uncontested (and warned in the manufacturer’s package insert).”–Marcel Kingsbourne

 

Somewhat 35 years ago, when I worked in Gamaleya Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, a leading Russian center for vaccines development and immunology research, a tragedy happened: our measles vaccine caused an epidemics of encephalitis among vaccinated. Our senior immunologist and virologist, prof. Svet-Moldavsky, was sent to investigate. It turned out that at producing facility they slightly modified protocol, using overgrown rats instead of very young, as was required. Live virus vaccines are made nowadays essentially as in days of Pasteur, by multiple passage on animals brains. So these vaccines can induce antibody production not only to virus antigenes, but to components of brain tissue as well. While antigene composition of human and animals tissues is different, some overlapping exists, so autoimmune response against brain tissue of vaccinated children is possible. This happened in this case. The story never leaked into press, of course, due to Soviet era secrecy, but everybody in Institute knew it.
    

Measles lethality drastically plummeted in last few decades, from several procents to one case in thousand infected. Most of it was due to concurrent bacterial infection pneumonia, which now effectively treated by antibiotics; these 1/1000 deaths are also caused not by virus itself, but autoimmune reaction on this virus targeting brain tissue. But there are sound reasons to fear that attenuated vaccine virus can induce analogic reactions. Many parents reported onset of autism symptoms immediately (several hours after) vaccination. Too early for viremia, but timing is exact for autoimmune reaction. The Wakefield witch-hunt–Melanie Phillips

 

…Encephalitis (whether from vaccination or from some other cause) can range from severe to moderate, even subclinical. It is also possible to have encephalitis in which the acute symptoms are extremely mild but which still does much long-term damage. The “less serious” long-term sequelae resemble the more severe cases but are milder. Instead of having epilepsy or seizures, the children suffer from what are called “staring spells” or “absence seizures.” Instead of being mentally retarded to the point of incapacity to function in society, they suffer loss of IQ: many function at the 80 or 90 IQ level — just above subnormality. Instead of paralysis or cerebral palsy, they may lose a degree of muscular control — “atony” — especially of the hands. The parents will say that the baby doesn’t use his hands for crawling, or that he picks up objects with his feet instead of his hands. They manifest all the cranial nerve palsies, but in a less severe form. Instead of being blind, they have astigmatisms and nystagmus (involuntary and jerky repetitive movements of the eyeballs). They can be cross-eyed. They may have trouble moving their eyes from side to side. Or they are dyslexic, cannot read letters, cannot spell, cannot understand numbers, and the like. A peculiar feature is that they sometimes have obsessions about people’s eyes, are afraid to look others in the eyes, etc.. Instead of being totally deaf, they have mild loss of hearing. Or they have chronic earaches — otitis media…

 Another long-term effect of this vaccine is tendency to allergies, especially allergy to milk. Needless to say, a large proportion of the population in all of the industrialized countries of the world today suffer from allergies. We found that newborn infants with colic — meaning an allergy to milk– tend to react more strongly to the vaccine. Undoubtedly colic should be considered a counter indication to vaccination.

Another long-term effect is disturbance of sleep rhythm; the child turns night into day and day into night. They are often hyperactive. They have an extremely short attention span. Their behavior is dominated by impulses. They have lowered resistance to infection — due, presumably, to defective operation of the immune system. Other serious disorders are: seizures and epilepsy, blindness or loss of speech, paralysis or palsy of one or several limbs, and mental retardation. These are all possible effects of the vaccine. So one finds the same kinds of physical disabilities as in the more profoundly affected children, but everything is somewhat milder. “Mild” here is a relative term. After all, hyperactivity, dyslexia, and short attention span are very serious social problems — leading, in fact, to the collapse of the American educational system today. Indeed, the physical disabilities are only part of the picture. Harris L. Coulter, Ph.D. Vaccination Social Violence and Criminality.

 

To be continued…

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