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Thursday, August 29, 2013



more than 300 dolphins have washed up on the shores of the
atlantic coast of the us

it was a mystery as to what was causing all of these dolphins
to die and wash ashore

now the mystery is solved
they died from a morbilliform virus
that apparently suppresses the dolphins immune system
so they are susceptible to other diseases
and they die

the last big die off was in 1987-1988 when over 700 died
more are expected to die as the die off of these animals
who at times seem almost human like will apparently
continue into 2014

i call it the measles of the dolphins
now thats not a scientific fact now
the measles virus is also a morbiliform virus

no if you pet a dolphin who has it humans apparently dont
get the disease
if you get within several feet of a human with measles and
you do not have any immunity or reduced immunity to measles
you have a  90% +chance of getting measles

the most at risk are the immune suppressed pregnant women
kids and infants

what could the disease cause this measles that should not ever
occur in the united states

fever cough runny nose a classic morbilliform rash
1 in 10 kids with it get an ear infection
1 in 20 kids with it get pneumonia
1 in 1000 kids with it get encephalitis and can have permanent damage
1-2 of 1000 kids with it die
folks thats they die
pregnant women can have miscarriages and have premature births
its the leading cause of blindness in third world countries
1 million kids die each year in the world with it

in a church near dallas a megachurch that has taken a stand against
immunizations an outbreak has occurred
over 20 people have developed measles
a third had been partially immunized
and hundreds have been exposed
if this grows to a 1000 people
1-2 kids will die
100 kids will get ear infections
50 kids will get pneumonia
1 child will get encephalitis and will be permanently disabled

vaccinations have not have not been shown to cause autism
despite the stuff you see on the internet and even on facebook
at times

what a disservice this fear is

i know that some of you that read this blog do not immunize your kids
thats your right i guess
but just for this disease those statistics arent real good if they get infected
with measles
plus your kids are infecting others
then could be  otherharming kids if it spreads
like the child did in the dallas church

this disease had almost disappeared from the us

we forget how bad these diseases can be until it hits us at home
without immunizations we would be losing thousands of kids
every year

i personally have witnessed the devastation eg of h.flu infections that
causes meningitis pneumonia ear infections and that dreadful
respiratory disease epiglottis that can quickly lead to a childs
respiratory death
those i have personally witnessed in my training
and those memories of those patients and their devastated families remain
with me today

a 15 month old with brain abscesses who had strokes
a two year old who had meningitis and had amputations of his fingers
and feet and penis
both permanently disabled

a 5 year who walked into the emergency room and was dead 15 minutes
today we never see those unless a child is not immunized
these are the reasons im such an immunization advocate

lets dont bring these diseases back please
and lets worry more about our kids and pregnant women than those

the organicgreen doctor

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