NZ winning the war on meningitis

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posted on Apr, 19 2014 @ 02:15 PM
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The potentially fatal disease reached epidemic proportions between 1991 and 2007 before a vaccination programme caused a sharp drop in the number of cases.

A new vaccine being introduced in July will protect against three further strands of the disease, and the Ministry of Health has set a target of immunising 95 per cent of eight-month-old babies by December, up from the current 91 per cent.

The Immunisation Advisory Centre's director of research, Dr Helen Petousis-Harris, said the number of people contracting and spreading meningitis had fallen "dramatically" in recent years. She said New Zealand was edging closer to relegating meningitis to the category of rare diseases.

NZ winning the war on meningitis

This is fantastic news, and another slap in the face for the anti-vax hoax. I was living in New Zealand 91-07, in Christchurch, Blenheim and WEllington, and every month....sometimes it seemed like every week,,,,there was a story about some kid rushed to hospital because their "flu-like" symptoms had not been properly diagnosed. Often kids were just dying at home without even seeing a doctor.

This disease is a killer, and I am delighted that modern science has managed to cut it down using all hte tools available - including vaccines.




posted on Apr, 19 2014 @ 02:26 PM
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Congrats. Personally I don't care, as long as it's not forced. I choose not to take any vaccinations, I don't begrudge anyone that chooses to take them. Their body and life, their choice.



posted on Apr, 19 2014 @ 02:53 PM
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a reply to: Aloysius the Gaul

I suggest you take the shot aloysius. Vaccines are good for you after all. Even if you dont need it, it cant hurt you..



posted on Apr, 19 2014 @ 05:30 PM
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originally posted by: _damon
a reply to: Aloysius the Gaul

I suggest you take the shot aloysius. Vaccines are good for you after all. Even if you dont need it, it cant hurt you..


I am fully vaccinated as are my children.



posted on Apr, 19 2014 @ 05:40 PM
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Well that's cool.

Yay for my country.



posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 12:31 AM
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a reply to: Sphinxxx

Are you one of the vaccinated? Just curious, you can decline to answer if you don't feel comfortable with the question.



posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 12:36 AM
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originally posted by: TKDRL
Congrats. Personally I don't care, as long as it's not forced. I choose not to take any vaccinations, I don't begrudge anyone that chooses to take them. Their body and life, their choice.


We'll never wipe out preventable diseases while there are incubators such as yourself still about.

Thankfully, in the long view of history, fatal diseases are self curing.

(and yes, myself and my family are fully innoculated and thriving in NZ.)
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posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 12:41 AM
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a reply to: chr0naut

Thanks for your kind words. I will have you know, that I live in the middle of nowhere, so as an incubator, I am not much a danger to you fools living in cities like ant colonies.



posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 12:43 AM
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originally posted by: TKDRL
a reply to: chr0naut

Thanks for your kind words. I will have you know, that I live in the middle of nowhere, so as an incubator, I am not much a danger to you fools living in cities like ant colonies.


I don't live in a city, although I can see the advantages.



posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 12:53 AM
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a reply to: chr0naut

Like what? Chemicals added to water? Violence? Being reliant on others? Banned guns? People that bow to authority?

Oh, I see you are in NZ, maybe different from here. I hardly see what your problem is, seeing as how I will never come in contact with disease spreaders. We had an "epidemic" after some new doctors came here and started psychological warfare with people that chose not to vaccinate. Low and behold after they started pushing flu vaccines, people started getting the flu and dieing. Funny coincidence. The year I took the shot, I was sicker in that one year, than I was in the previous 5 years, and the few years following it. Yeah, I am skeptical of vaccines now.
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posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 02:18 AM
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a reply to: Aloysius the Gaul
No NZ is not" winning the war on meningitis" . This article is untrue rates were dropping before vaccinations were given there was a spike in meningitis in people who had been vaccinated having meningitis. Since rates were dropping on their own, and cases went up after vaccinations why pat a country (suffering from rheumatic fever outbreak & superbugs ) of on the back for nothing.



posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 04:23 AM
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a reply to: Aloysius the Gaul

Thats great. You are a really responsible person, ats should take example. Obviously the aluminum/mercury content does not matter since it is present in so small quantity in vaccines! The idea that it stays in your brain and affect its function is so illogically absurd! And adjuvants are good for you, it is known. The claim that complex biological reactions happen in the body following the vaccination which could lead to negative and harmful side effects are obviously unscientific and absurd. Vaccines are so well researched and documented that it doesnt leave room for doubt. Every sane, intelligent and normal person knows that vaccines are good for you.

God bless his sheeples...



posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 02:58 PM
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What is missing is the reason why this false information would be written now and it so happens that it is a launch they want to test out some new (untested)meningitis vaccines on people in NZ.

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posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 03:44 PM
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originally posted by: TKDRL
a reply to: chr0naut

Like what? Chemicals added to water? Violence? Being reliant on others? Banned guns? People that bow to authority?

Oh, I see you are in NZ, maybe different from here. I hardly see what your problem is, seeing as how I will never come in contact with disease spreaders. We had an "epidemic" after some new doctors came here and started psychological warfare with people that chose not to vaccinate. Low and behold after they started pushing flu vaccines, people started getting the flu and dieing. Funny coincidence. The year I took the shot, I was sicker in that one year, than I was in the previous 5 years, and the few years following it. Yeah, I am skeptical of vaccines now.


I am just curious: Do you think Smallpox and Polio just got bored and went away? Or do you not believe they are real?



posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 05:08 PM
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a reply to: Aloysius the Gaul

Is there any proof to this claim? Got any links to support this? How about some graphs or charts for the time periods mentioned.

Big pharma/gov ikely riding the coat tails of the real reason it's down, maybe they resolved over crowding?

Did you know rainfall is another risk factor to meningococcal disease? Some others as well as rainfall.




Rainfall:: Rainfall is another risk factor to meningococcal disease. [60] described the meningitis belt as having 300-1100mm mean annual rainfall which is seen as one of the determinants influencing the disease. Many studies have shown that, in African meningitis belt, the outbreaks are commonly in the dry seasons when there is no rainfall, but suddenly drops at the onset of the rains [66 67]. A study in Africa [61] revealed that the spread of the disease stops immediately the rains starts, which points to the fact that rainfall is a risk factor on the disease.

Conclusion
The paper described the various factors that have influenced the occurrence of the disease in different regions of the world. Journal articles that are related to the risk factors for meningococcal disease were reviewed. The paper has clearly identified the most important factors like Poor Housing Condition and Household overcrowding, Education and Income Level, Age, Sex, Smoking, Clubbing and Bar, Respiratory Tract/Viral Infections, Climatic and Geographical Location, Environment, Relative Humidity and Temperature, Rainfall, Level of Urbanization and Recreational Spaces as the cause of the spread of meningococcal meningitis. Meningococcal meningitis disease does not just occur without any of the factors that have been discussed above not in place. In spite of the different natural characteristics of the regions of the
world there are some common factors that determine the occurrence of the disease. African meningitis belt that has a peculiar geographical characteristic stands out as the area that is most plagued by the disease. The risk factors that have been discussed above must not all be in place before the occurrence of the disease, that is why the level of outbreaks in other regions except Africa is low compared to Africa’s meningitis belt where there are frequent and large epidemics of the disease. It is likely because all the risk factors for the meningococcal disease are fully in existence in the African meningitis belt. Understanding clearly how these factors influence in the occurrence of the disease will help the authorities in prevention strategy that it will employ.


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posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 06:01 PM
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a reply to: Leonidas

It never went away. It was lessened a great deal through more thorough personal and social hygiene practices is my opinion.
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posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 07:11 PM
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originally posted by: toastyr
a reply to: Aloysius the Gaul

Is there any proof to this claim? Got any links to support this? How about some graphs or charts for the time periods mentioned.


Apart from the news story - from which you could look up the NZ Ministry of Health sources??

It's not hard to find - www.health.govt.nz...




Big pharma/gov ikely riding the coat tails of the real reason it's down, maybe they resolved over crowding?


Got any evidence for that, let alone "proof"? Any graphs or charts or leaked documents showing the NZ Ministry of Health is being "ridden" by "Big Pharma"??


Did you know rainfall is another risk factor to meningococcal disease? Some others as well as rainfall.


I'm sure there are lots of risk factors - however it seems that vaccines prevent the disease regardless of those.

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posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 10:07 PM
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Meningitis is most likely a manifestation of scurvy and can be easily treated with vitamin C therapy.

See NZMJ



posted on Apr, 21 2014 @ 06:07 AM
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originally posted by: TKDRL
a reply to: chr0naut

Like what? Chemicals added to water? Violence? Being reliant on others? Banned guns? People that bow to authority?

Oh, I see you are in NZ, maybe different from here. I hardly see what your problem is, seeing as how I will never come in contact with disease spreaders. We had an "epidemic" after some new doctors came here and started psychological warfare with people that chose not to vaccinate. Low and behold after they started pushing flu vaccines, people started getting the flu and dieing. Funny coincidence. The year I took the shot, I was sicker in that one year, than I was in the previous 5 years, and the few years following it. Yeah, I am skeptical of vaccines now.


I don't know if you are aware of this but one person in every ten carries the Neisseria Meningitidis bacteria without symptoms. Chances are, you are already exposed to it, despite your "isolation".
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posted on Apr, 21 2014 @ 09:54 AM
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originally posted by: TKDRL
a reply to: Leonidas

It never went away. It was lessened a great deal through more thorough personal and social hygiene practices is my opinion.


Given generations of science or your personal opinion based on - whatever it is based on - I will go with the millions of people not dead and science. But thanks.





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