Thursday, August 28, 2014

sadly - another: Aliana has SSPE

While social media are a-buzz with stories of a CDC whistleblower - let's remind ourselves why everyone should vaccinate their children (and themselves).

Max, Micha and Natalie have already died. Angelina, who turned 9 years last week, is still fighting. We know their names, because the measles vaccine has significantly reduced the incidence of SSPE, the fatal complication, that shrinks a child's brain, many years after infection.
Now, another girl has been diagnosed - learn her name - celebrate her life - vaccinate your kids, so not one more child has to join the exclusive club:


Aliana was born in early 2010 - a "good measles year" in Germany, with "only" 780 cases. Aliana was one of them - she fell ill as a 6 months old infant, it is not clear who infected her. Then she recovered, at least so it appeared. Aliana grew, she was an open, friendly girl. She quickly found friends, because everyone liked to play with her. In retrospect, she maybe fell more than her peers, but then again, she was still little. But suddenly, Aliana started to forget everything, she couldn't speak as well as she used to. Then, motor problems started, she stumbled, and fell. Unfortunately, the original diagnosis of epilepsy was wrong and 4 weeks ago, Aliana was diagnosed with SSPE. Her grandmother describes the indescribable [my translation from the German]:

I am the granny of a girl who loved life, played games, was friendly to all, and so kind. When I sang songs with her, she immediately knew the lyrics by heart. I could tell you so much more about this little girl, but it breaks my heart how slowly, everything gets lost.

This has to stop! Every case of SSPE, a fate like Aliana's and her family's heartache can be avoided. Check your and your children's vaccination records. Everyone should get/have gotten 2x MMR to protect themselves and babies like Aliana from measles.

15 comments:

  1. My heartfelt condolences to this family. and I agree. This is tragic and preventable. We need to act to protect children and their families from this.

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  2. Breaks my heart, not just for Aliana and her family, but for all the SSPE victims and their families. To me SSPS is a HUGE reason why vaccinating your children is a must.

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    1. Be a good sheep, and follow the herd.

      Humans existed and thrived for 6000-10,000 years without sticking foreign and toxic chemicals (yes toxins) at a cellular level.

      But we dont wont Merck e al to miss their quarterly estimates at the next shareholder meeting, do we?

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    2. Do you really want us to back to when women had ten kids to make sure at least a couple survived to become adults?

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    3. You know though Chris, we could always realise who the real sheep are. Us provax see real info and know its real, they read nonsense from Tenpenny and NaturalNews and tout it as facts. They make up BS left right and center and basically follow their leader, whomever that might be based on the facebook group they follow.

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  3. That is so sad. SSPE is such an awful fate. My heart goes out to her family and friends.

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  4. So sad...and so needless. I am heartbroken for Aliana and her family and for the other children and their families who have suffered through this dreadful, terminal disorder.

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  5. How many of the SSPE cases you've reported on, had, in fact, been vaccinated? Encephalitis is a know side effect of MMR vaccination, and I believe the increase in cases of SSPE is tied to the increase in number of vaccinations given. Or, to put it another way, the most significant risk factor for SSPE is vaccination.

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    1. And yet here you are with an extraordinary claim without a single bit of evidence. The vaccine strain of measles has never been isolated from an SSPE case, ever. The literature is provided in all of our SSPE posts, please avail yourself of it.

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    2. Anon - you'd be advised to read up on SSPE - here is a quick summary

      Every SSPE biopsy sample submitted for molecular sequencing has always been wild-type virus and never vaccine strain measles virus.

      6.4. Only wild-type virus sequences have been found in SSPE
      The description of specific clades and genotypes of MV has allowed the evaluation of mutations found in the MV RNA sequences from SSPE brain material against wild-type (clades B–G) viruses. All the vaccine viruses are derived from the Edmonston strain (clade A) but no clade A virus has been found in SSPE brain material. The sequences found in SSPE brain are related to the wild-type viruses circulating at the time of initial infection of the child and not to those circulating at the time of onset of symptoms. Hence, the virus which initially infected the child, appears to persist and SSPE is not due to a super-infection by viruses circulating during the onset of symptoms (Jin et al., 2002) (Rima et al., 1995); Rota, personal communication). To the best of the authors’ knowledge no vaccine virus, genotype A, sequences have been obtained from SSPE cases. SSPE has been vastly reduced in incidence after successful control of measles by vaccination (Dyken et al., 1989). In contrast, vaccine strains have been identified in MV infections in immuno-compromised patients who died from MIBE (Bitnun et al., 1999) and giant cell pneumonia (Mawhinney et al., 1971).

      Even in SSPE cases who did not have any reported measles disease but had measles vaccination, only wild-type measles strains were identified:

      Although measles is a monotypic virus, 22 genotypes of wild-type virus are recognized; many genotypes have been associated with endemic circulation of measles virus in certain geographic regions or have been documented in connection with an outbreak or epidemic in an area [4, 5]. The measles vaccine virus strains belong to genotype A and can be distinguished from wild-type virus of the same genotype by means of sequence analysis [6 –8]. Analyses of measles virus sequences in brain tissue samples obtained from patients with SSPE have identified only wild-type measles virus, and the virus genotypes identified have been consistent with the genotype of measles virus that circulated in the area where the patients lived and to which the patients had been exposed ⩾10 years before the onset of symptoms of SSPE [6, 9 –13]. Genetic studies have supported epidemiologic evidence that measles vaccine virus does not cause SSPE [6, 14, 15]. In cases of SSPE that developed in children or adults who had no history of measles but who did have a history of vaccination against measles virus, analysis of measles virus sequences derived from the patients confirmed the presence of the wild-type genome, indicating that the individuals had an undiagnosed measles virus infection [6, 7, 9]

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  6. @Anon - well, in fact that is a bold-face lie. SSPE is linked specifically to babies getting infected with Measles before they are old enough to get vaccinated.

    SSPE has never (not once) been linked to the vaccine.

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  7. If we cant trust multi billion dollar dollar, profit driven corporations to tell us how safe we are by sticking foreign elements and chemicals into our bodies, who can we trust, Lawrence?

    Have YOU ever actually read the list of ingredients for said vaccines? Have YOU ever seen the warning labels for said vaccines?
    Now YOU are eating crow, having to eat your own shiite while wallowing in it due to the Whistleblower.
    We werer right all along, and you postured your way into a corner and a huge lie.
    Better luck next time.

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    1. So who can we trust?

      And why would it be safer to let kids get measles instead of the MMR? Provide scientific references to explain why letting a child get SSPE is better than getting the MMR.

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    2. Have YOU ever actually read the list of ingredients for said vaccines? Have YOU ever seen the warning labels for said vaccines?

      Of course we've read them and have been able to understand them, unlike you.

      Now YOU are eating crow, having to eat your own shiite while wallowing in it due to the Whistleblower.
      We werer right all along, and you postured your way into a corner and a huge lie.
      Better luck next time.


      Oh really? Is that why no one is even interested in your non-whistleblower, not-controversy? And why you are trolling around science blogs sounding like a bad Monty Python skit? What exactly has come of your so-called whistleblower?

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  8. My condolences and sympathy go out to the family of this sweet girl. As horrible as this is, though, this is very rare. For every girl like this, there are hundreds who, if they contract measles, will die. It will be quick compared to this, but it's still a baby in a coffin, and it doesn't seem quick when it takes the child days or weeks to die.

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