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Vaccine Could Be Increasing Ear Infections with Resistant Bacteria

Seizure baby Managing Editor's Note:  Chronic ear infections are debilitating for the child, who is in pain and can develop speech delays and whose gut flora are altered by antibiotic use, and for the parents, who know that a child with an ear infection is a sad sack indeed whose illness causes lost work days and sleepless nights.

CHICAGO â€” A vaccine that has dramatically curbed pneumonia and other serious illnesses in children is having an unfortunate effect: promoting new superbugs that cause ear infections.

On Monday, doctors reported discovering the first such germ that is resistant to all drugs approved to treat childhood ear infections. Nine toddlers in Rochester, N.Y., have had the germ and researchers say it may be turning up elsewhere, too.

It is a strain of strep bacteria not included in pneumococcal vaccine, Wyeth's Prevnar, which came on the market in 2000. It is recommended for children under age 2.

Doctors say parents should continue to have their toddlers get the shots because the vaccine prevents serious illness and even saves lives. But the new resistant strep is a worry.

Read the full article at MSNBC.com.

Comments

Martin Mummert

The Bible lists "pestilences" among the signs that'll become increasingly evident as the endtime approaches. Matthew 24:7 reads:

"For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places." (King James Bible)

Is it possible that the profit-driven immunization mill is hastening fulfillment of Bible prophesy by weakening our children's immune systems, and thereby making their little bodies more susceptible to a myriad of pestilences? I think so. We anti-vaxxers are correct to resist the routine injection of poisons into our children. But it's a spiritual battle we're not going to win. After Jesus snatches the small remnant of believers from the earth, which could happen real soon, the Antichrist will waltz onto the world stage. His 7-year reign of terror will be a period of unprecedented calmity and suffering. The solution is to heed Romans 10:9-10 , and get saved NOW.

"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."


Cherry Sperlin Misra

It appears that health-related betting may not be allowed here, otherwise we could bet on this- That most or all of the ear infections occur AFTER the two flu shots given at 6 months of age. That's modern medicine- Shoot a baby's immune system to pieces with mercury and when he gets an ear infection that his body is unable to fight, blame it on some poor little bacterium that was just doing his job.

ConcernedMom

"It is a strain of strep bacteria not included in pneumococcal vaccine, Wyeth's Prevnar, which came on the market in 2000. It is recommended for children under age 2."

"But dozens more strep strains exist, and some have flourished and become impervious to antibiotics since the vaccine combats the more common strains."


Is this where PANDAS is coming from? Just a thought...

barbaraj

This was the case, then..in 2007 they added an additional componant to cover another subtype of strep..worse came along, a more virulant deadly pneumonia. http://www.healthnewsdigest.com/news/Children_s_Health_200/Serious_Lung_Infections_in_Children_Jump_After_Introduction_of_Pneumococcus_Vaccine.shtml

Carol

Interesting article about whooping cough, Science News. This sounds similar to what Dr. Frits Mooi has been saying for some time now.

Science News

Whooping cough strain now immune to vaccine

February 11, 2010

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/whooping-cough-strain-now-immune-to-vaccine/story-e6freuy9-1225828959714

THE bacteria that causes whooping cough has mutated, eroding the protection provided by the vaccine now given to children, scientists warned yesterday.

University of NSW researchers have identified significant changes in the two most common strains of the bordetella pertussis bacteria, which they also traced back to events in the late 1990s.

Australian children were given a broad-acting "whole cell" vaccination against whooping cough up to 1997, but this was phased out over two years and replaced with a more targeted version.

Concerns over potential side-effects were behind the change to a vaccine with a narrower scope, but this now appears to have contributed to the promotion of resistant strains.

"A key issue is that the whole cell vaccine contained hundreds of antigens, which gave broad protection against many strains of pertussis," UNSW School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences associate professor Ruiting Lan said.

"But the (targeted) acellular vaccine contains only three to five antigens. Our findings suggest that the use of the acellular vaccine may be one factor contributing to these genetic changes."

The research team analysed more than 200 samples of the bacterium collected over the past 40 years in Australia and compared them with samples from Japan, Canada, USA and Finland.

They found while the vaccine now in use was effective against some of the strains circulating in Australia it may no longer protect against two strains, known as MT27 and MT70.

Dr Lan said more research was needed to confirm the results but health authorities may need to modify the vaccine to broaden the protection it offered.

Whooping cough cases are on the rise in Australia, with several significant outbreaks seen last year in western Sydney.

Vaccine.Explorer

The date of this MSNBC article is 9/17/2007.

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