Is polio making a comeback?

Update November 13, 2018- Parents of children who died from this “polio-like” illness are accusing the CDC of covering up their deaths to downplay the seriousness of the disease.

October 30, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD

In July of 2018, Science Magazine posted an article on the outbreak of polio in Congo:

“Overshadowed by the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), another frightening virus is on the loose in that vast, chaotic country: polio. Public health experts have worked for months to stamp out the virus, but it keeps spreading.

It has already paralyzed 29 children, and on 21 June a case was reported on the border with Uganda, far outside the known outbreak zone, heightening fears that the virus will sweep across Africa.

The DRC is “absolutely” the most worrisome polio outbreak today, says Michel Zaffran, who heads the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland.”

Now, the United States is seeing children afflicted with a disease that behaves exactly like polio. However, government CDC officials claim that there is “no known cause” and that the outbreaks are not polio. Instead, the silly name of acute flaccid myelitis has been applied, which, of course, is just comprised of fancy medical terms that describe the symptoms.

To combat what is obviously a possible polio outbreak that would cause panic and embarrassment to the government, the Director of the CDC, Robert Redfield, is giving interviews to the press (see video). Note how CBS calls it a “polio-like illness” anyway.

CHOP in Philadelphia studied some of the affected children. They might have isolated an enterovirus as the etiology.

 

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