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Polio case in Minnesota confounds health officials

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posted on Oct, 4 2005 @ 07:38 AM
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A case of polio has been found in a Minnisota infant. The infant who was not syptomatic at the time of the discovery (The baby was being tested for another problem) was found to be infected by a strain of polio usualy found in vaccines. However this particular strain has not been used in the US since 1999. State and Federal officals are testing the family under the assumption that the infant aquired the disease through contact with someone who picked up the disease in a foreign country.




State and federal health officials are trying to determine how a baby in central Minnesota contracted the virus that causes polio, a quarter century after the disease was essentially wiped out in the United States.

The baby, born in the United States, was exposed to a strain of virus found in oral polio vaccines, which haven't been used in the United States for five years.

Investigators are testing relatives and others who have had close contact with the child to see whether anyone else may have been infected. They suspect that someone contracted the polio virus in another country and unwittingly passed it on.
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posted on Oct, 4 2005 @ 12:20 PM
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was found to be infected by a strain of polio usualy found in vaccines. However this particular strain has not been used in the US since 1999


Gotta love vaccines. Keeping the world safe from disease! I'm surprised this type of thing doesn't happen more often.



posted on Oct, 4 2005 @ 12:42 PM
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Amazing how certain diseases can make a comeback unexpectedly, it will be interesting if they can track the source.

Occurs I would not be surprise if is the vaccine itself.



 
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