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A healthy, 9-year old #Florida girl was paralyzed by the #FluShot

newstarget.com/2016-06-29-a-h…

#ADEM is an auto-immune disease that occurs when the immune system "mistakenly attacks its own brain tissue," when responding to a #vaccination or infection.

#VaccineInjury #LearnTheRisk
#STUDY: Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (#ADEM) Onset: Evaluation Based on #Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting Systems

journals.plos.org/plosone/articl…

#Flu & #HPV #vaccines are "those most frequently associated w/ ADEM, accounting for almost 30% of the total cases."

#VaccineInjury
#STUDY: Post-#vaccination Encephalomyelitis (#ADEM): Literature review & illustrative case (after #FluShot)

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18976924

ADEM has been associated w/ several #vaccines such as rabies, DTP, polio, smallpox, #MMR, Japanese B encephalitis, #Flu, HepB.

#LearnTheRisk
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This is a manuscript that none of us wanted to write. However, we felt compelled due to ongoing #measles outbreaks and risk to our vulnerable patient populations. 1/5

Preventing Measles among Immunosuppressed Cancer & HCT Recipients
sciencedirect.com/science/articl…
Immunosuppressed pts are at higher risk for #measles complications - like encephalitis & pneumonia - but rely on herd immunity for protection. Many cannot get live virus vaccines like #MMR, or if previously vaccinated, have weakened immune systems put them at high risk 2/6
This paper gives a summary of what we know about measles in cancer (it isn't pretty), and what we can do to best protect our patients. It also gives guidance for when one might consider early vaccination for some of these high-risk pts. 3/6 #measles #vaccination
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Something I’ve thought of posting for awhile:

My personal manifesto on vaccines in the context of measles outbreaks and as an Epi PhD student with a small child under the age of 1.

A thread.

Grab some popcorn and settle in.

#Parenthood #StudentParent #EpiTwitter
A bit of background: We have family and many friends who live on #VashonIsland (known for having low rates of immunization).

My undergraduate thesis looked at school rates of vaccines on Vashon and found no #herdimmunity for ANY vaccine preventable disease in 2012.
Vashon is an evil genius’ dream for an outbreak.

There are 2 grocery stores, where everyone shops.

The schools share facilities, have student mentor exchanges, etc.

There are regular student trips to the 1 senior center.

Did I mention it’s an island?

It's dry tinder.
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Low vaccination rates are a #publichealth crisis, leading to outbreaks of deadly diseases like #measles. My new research in Vaccine/@ElsevierNews provides insight into the characteristics of people who post #antivax content on #Facebook: dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vacc…
First, I want to credit my fantastic co-authors: @MTH_Pitt @emfelter @DrToddWo @ChadTRM @PittPubHealth. This research stemmed from thousands of #antivax comments on a video on the @kidspluspgh Facebook page: facebook.com/watch/?v=10159…
We used social network, quantitative, and qualitative analyses to examine 25% of people who left these comments. Our goal was to answer questions about who these people are, the information they post, and how they are connected.
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Week #5: #Measles & #MMR

Clear topic of the week was measles (so many convos w/ concerned parents this week!) so this week’s thread is on the MMR vaccine

#VaccinesWork #VaxFactsFebruary

@Dr_ScottK @PedsGeekMD @DrJaimeFriedman @DrPanMD

#PediatricTeachingTipsAndPearls

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Brief overview on #measles:

Highly #contagious - 90% of susceptible (i.e. non-vaccinated) persons will become ill if exposed

- Fever
- 3 C's (cough, conjunctivitis, coryza)
- #Koplik spots
- Rash (starts on face & spreads downward)

Sources for thread: @CDCgov & @WHO

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Complications from #measles:

Ear infxn (1 in 10) - can cause hearing loss
Pneumonia (1 in 20) - most common cause of death
Encephalitis (1 in 1000)
Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (4-11 in 100,000)

1 in 4 will be hospitalized
1-2 in 1,000 will die

#VaxFactsFebruary

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Origins of the "Vaccines cause autism" hoax. In 1998, Andrew Wakefield released a paper claiming to have linked the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine to the onset of autism. His work has since been described as “the most damaging medical hoax of the last 100 years."
Wakefield also had major financial conflicts of interest. While he was discrediting the combination MMR vaccine and suggesting parents should give their children single shots over a longer period of time, he was filing patents for single-disease vaccines.
The General Medical Council (the UK’s medical regulator) found that he had paid children at his son’s 10th birthday party to donate their blood for his research.
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1. The sleeping giant is slowly awakening to the corruption that is enslaving us all.

Once this giant has fully awoken we shall be unstoppable.

Public awakening is their greatest fear.

#QAnon @POTUS @realDonaldTrump
2. It’s essential that #WeThePeople understand how #Corruption in the pharmaceutical industry has a stronghold on people.

#QAnon @POTUS @realDonaldTrump
3. This long & detailed thread will shine light on corruption in the vaccine and cancer industry.

These are complicated & touchy parts of the #DeepState rabbithole for obvious reasons but facing the #Truth is very important.

The truth shall set everyone #free.

#QAnon @POTUS
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