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Vaccine Induced Paralysis Calls for Action, Says Study

Ijerph-logoBy Jacob Puliyel

New Delhi 

Correlation between Non-Polio Acute Flaccid Paralysis Rates with Pulse Polio Frequency in India

15August 2018

Leading doctors in two reputed hospitals here report that over 490,000   persons in India developed paralysis between 2000 to 2017 because of  oral polio vaccine (OPV).  

Jacob Puliyel, a pediatrician at St Stephens Hospital and co-workers say their study has shown that  "the frequency of pulse polio administration is directly or indirectly related to the incidence of  non-polio acute  flaccid  paralysis  (NPAFP)."

Their study which calls for judicious use of OPV schedule to prevent vaccine induced paralysis  is published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

To  monitor  progress  in  polio eradication, the World  Health  Organization (WHO)

recommends  that  countries  conduct surveillance  for  cases  of  acute  flaccid  paralysis  (AFP) which is  defined  as  a sudden  onset  of  paralysis or weakness  in  any  part  of  the  body  of  a  child  less  than  15  years  of  age.   

The surveillance allows nations  to detect paralytic poliomyelitis due to wild poliovirus transmission in the population. There are many causes of AFP, so each case needs to be evaluated to find out if the paralysis is due to polio or not. This  investigation  includes  testing stool specimens  of  all  AFP  cases  for  polio virus  detection.

More  than  50,000  AFP  cases  are investigated  in  India  every  year  as    part  of  this   surveillance  system that  has  been  in  place    since  1997.  

In 2009, 741 of these AFP cases in India tested positive for polio. In 2010 only 42 cases tested positive while in 2011 only a single AFP case tested positive for polio.   Not a single AFP case   tested positive for polio in 2012, 2013 and 2014. All AFP cases during the last three years have been due to non-polio causes.

The last case of polio from India was reported in 2011 but India even  after it was certified polio-free maintains  its   surveillance  system        in order     to  pick  up  any  imported cases of polio.  

In the absence of wild polio transmission, it was expected that the AFP  cases in India  would reduce to acceptable   rate of around 2  per100,000.  "Although   surveillance in India has been exemplary, this has not yet materialized," the report says. The AFP rate in some states is as high as 30 per 100,000.

The present study - using surveillance data obtained from   all 36 states and Union Territories  - was done   to see if the incidence of NPAFP declined with   reduction in pulse polio immunization rounds.  

The results however showed that the number of pulse polio rounds conducted in a state  had a "high correlation" with the NPAFP rate in the state.

The NPAFP rates in the states of Uttar Pradesh   and Bihar were the highest in the country.  "Our study found that NPAFP rate in these states was high in those years when the number of pulse polio rounds conducted was high," the authors say.  

For instance, in 2011,   there were an additional 47,500 children with paralysis  which was over and above the assumed NPAFP rate of 2 per100,000   and the NPAFP rate started to decrease from 2012 when the number of pulse polio rounds had decreased.    

"From the results, the NPAFP rate has been shown to decline with a reduction in the pulse polio doses suggesting that OPV vaccinations are responsible for the paralysis," the authors say. 

"A total of 640,000 children developed NPAFP in the years 2000–2017, suggesting that there were an additional 491,000 paralyzed children above the numbers expected to develop NPAFP," the authors say.

According to their report "repeated doses of the live vaccine virus delivered to the intestine may colonize the gut and alter the viral microbiome of the intestine." 

Also studies from Finland and Turkey suggest that Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) is causatively associated with OPV vaccination campaigns 

"While the mechanism involved is speculative, our findings  supports the hypothesis that the frequency of pulse polio administration is directly or indirectly related to the incidence of NPAFP," the report says. "Now that India has been polio-free for over six years,   we may be able to reduce NPAFP by further reducing pulse polio rounds."    

While commending the government for its enormous effort at polio eradication, the authors hope their  observation "will help   at optimizing the dose schedule of OPV administration" to prevent paralysis in vaccinated children.  

Puliyel's team included   Rachana Dhiman and  Sandeep  Prakash  at St. Stephens Hospital and V. Sreenivas of the   All India Institute of Medical Sciences' [END]

[This press release has been written with help from an experienced science reporter]

The full text of the paper can be accessed here

doi: 10.3390/ijerph15081755

This paper is the last of 3 papers looking at vaccine safety. 

The first paper also using data from the Government of India showed Pentavalent vaccine(PV) doubled the deaths of children soon after vaccination compared to DPT (Diphtheria-Pertussis- Tetanus) vaccine. The authors suggest that 7020 to 8190 deaths from PV each year in India is likely due to the switch from DPT

The second paper published in F1000 Research implores World Health Organization (WHO)  to urgently revise its manual on classification of "Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFI)," warning that the revised guidelines put children's life at risk.

Under  WHO's revised   manual on AEFI,  only those adverse  reactions observed during  clinical trials of a vaccine,    should be  classified as   vaccine related.     All new serious adverse reactions including deaths  seen during post-marketing of the vaccine   should be considered  as ‘coincidental'  or ‘unclassifiable’, and the vaccine should not be blamed. This paper is available here.



I feel like I'm hearing a lot of Bill Gates Speak. If you listen to him he makes no sense.

cia parker

The problem of polio paralysis seems to have been caused by DDT. the arsenate chemical first used in sugar cane fields, and the pesticides used on raspberry crops in California five years ago permitting the virus to invade the central nervous system in ways it never had before. The problem of polio paralysis depends on both those factors. It's not that the DDT or the other chemicals by themselves caused the paralysis. The polio vaccines really did and do work to prevent polio. But giving too much of the oral vaccine, as was done here, has caused hundreds of thousands of cases of non-polio flaccid paralysis. It's also possible that taking out the polio viruses (and one of the three strains of polio has been completely eliminated by the vaccine) opened an ecological niche into which another enterovirus, or a new strain of polio, has moved.

It should ultimately be left to the parents to make the decision as to what and how many and what kind of vaccines to give. In India at this time, it would be a very hard choice to make, but if they kept careful records of the groups and outcomes, it would yield valuable information for making future decisions.

Grace Green

Angus, thanks for that link - we nearly laughed! Where do they get these stupid names, which are all basically the same condition, M.E./autism, probably caused by vaccines. I remember twenty years ago my home help told me she used to know someone with MS, "but in those days it was called 'creeping paralysis'."! Nowadays we seem to be going backwards. I suppose it is so that people don't realize that their condition is not really rare at all.

cia parker

I think it is more fair to say that polio used to be a big problem in India, it was largely controlled by the oral polio vaccine, but then they thought they might have more success and wipe it out entirely if they started the Pulse polio oral vaccine campaigns, twice a year for all children. I don't think they had any idea it would start the huge number of acute non-polio acute flaccid paralysis that it looks as though it did. But I think it goes back again to an excessive number of vaccines. The basic oral vaccine never had this effect anywhere else, but as far as I know, India is the only country which has been giving it twice a year to children under five for the last thirty years, I think it was. The oral vaccine caused real polio in a very small number of cases. Of course they should acknowledge it. I'm not sure what they should do then. I guess first compare the number of flaccid paralysis cases with the projected number of cases of polio paralysis both if they stopped the Pulse campaigns and also if they stopped any vaccination for polio. Also try the homeopathic lathyrus sativa. It used to be that 100% of Indian children had immunity to polio just from subclinical or mild exposures, but I'll bet the chemical exposures there as everywhere would prevent this from happening if no polio vaccine was given. Although it should be studied.


Yes, the clowns and evil people in charge of “health” will do nothing about this. I just heard of bad DPT vaccine causing much harm in China. I believe supply of vaccines for many countries is China.
I saw someone remark that vaccine promoters are a cult. That’s bang on. No one is allowed to question anything about vaccines. Ever. Ingredients, effects, timing, amounts, combinatory effects, brain and heavy metals. It’s all off-limits. Vaccine. science. is. a. cult.


The Polio program in India looks like a scam they have been vaccinating since the 1970s. They were never able to beat Polio until they began renaming cases in the late nineties.

Now instead of endemic polio they have endemic mysterious paralysis without a known cause.

This after 40 years of vaccination. The program is not a success.


"Now that India has been polio-free for over six years, we may be able to reduce NPAFP by further reducing pulse polio rounds." They are playing with words. Here they are simultaneously saying India has been polio-free for over six years while stating that India has been experiencing a Polio epidemic due to Polio vaccination for the past several years.

To answer someone's question about the prevalence of Polio in the U.S. and if it is as prevalent as in India, I would say absolutely. My son had Polio as well as my Mother when she was young. You will often see children dragging a leg post vaccination. However they don't get reported as Polio when the government is not calling for an active surveillance. We simply do not diagnose it in the U.S
"To monitor progress in polio eradication, the World Health Organization (WHO)
recommends that countries conduct surveillance for cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) which is defined as a sudden onset of paralysis or weakness in any part of the body of a child less than 15 years of age."

This business going on in India sounds eerily familiar. It reminds me of the what Big Pharma would call the successful time of the Polio epidemic that launched the wildly lucrative immunization campaign. The all to familiar slight of hand and play on words.....blaming a viral/toxin (DDT or pesticide) epidemic on a virus alone and claiming to have a vaccine that prevents it. By quietly changing labels when diagnosing movement disorder the Pharma industry then falsely claims they eradicated Polio when they truly only eradicated detection of Polio or put in their terms no longer conducted surveillance of polio post immunization.

It worries me that they may be practicing for a massive immunization campaign using fear of Polio to increase uptake in the U.S. again to bring back faith in medicine in an increasingly distrustful population. Not to mention the increased pressure they have been putting us under to accept the idea of forced vaccination. It's a sick world we live in!

cia parker


PV stands for Prevnar, pneumococcal meningitis.

India continues to have endemic polio, so at least twice a year they have Pulse polio campaigns in the street, to give every child another dose of the oral polio vaccine. Last year I researched it, thinking that since the oral vaccine was responsible for the non-polio flaccid paralysis, they should just adopt the First World schedule of four injected polio vaccines total. I found that in tropical countries like India four just wasn't enough to control the disease. The oral is a lot cheaper than the injected vaccine. But I thought that if it were a question of this many lives, they might be able to get funding for the injected vaccine anyway. But the injected version used to be thought less effective than the oral, and giving it many times might easily cause the same sort of severe problems. The oral used to be considered more effective, as it mimics the natural route of infection, the oral route, and it induces immunity starting in the GI system. While India was said several years ago to have wiped out polio, with no more polio cases being reported (because of the vaccine), that was just when they started to have tens of thousands of cases a year of non-polio paralysis, which they finally realized was owing to the very frequent Pulse polio vaccine campaigns. Some five-year olds in India had gotten ten vaccines by the age of five. I was very concerned when I learned that a Western-style schedule just wasn't enough to control polio there with the tropical climate and the widespread poverty.

I don't know the answer. They should probably try using lathyrus sativa (homeopathic) to prevent polio. It might work, it worked very well in Western countries which tried using it during polio outbreaks, and it wouldn't cause paralysis.

Angus Files

Move on Folks...nothing to see..

"What is Stiff Person Syndrome? The rare illness which causes muscle stiffness, exhaustion and depression
Scientists still don't fully understand what causes SPS but the symptoms are a gradual onset of muscle stiffness and repeated spasms."

Pharma For Prion


Sharon Kistler

The Pentavalent Vaccine is 5-in-1: add Hib and HepB to the regular DTP and you get the Pentavalent vaccine.

Why would anyone think it's desirable to get 5 vaccines at once?


What is the PV vaccine for ? I can't find it in a quick search!

And is India's polio vaccines any different from those given in the United States? Is there possibly that much paralysis going on here too and it is going undetected?


Did they just give children in India something more dangerous that the DPT vaccine? Wow!

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