There have been many questions and fears since the September newsletter on EV-D68 so…reboot! Plus some VERY important information from Dr. Tetyana Obukhanych:
Why you shouldn’t get any flu shots when feeling sick
By Tetyana Obukhanych, PhD
While poliovirus is no longer present in North America, another enterovirus, EV-D68, has surfaced.
EV-D68 causes common cold symptoms in most people and severe respiratory illness in children with asthma.
In addition, EV-D68 has been suspected (although not formally confirmed) to cause limb weakness and flaccid paralysis in a number of children with this infection.
This paralytic condition is reminiscent of poliomyelitis.
A scholarly article on injury-provoked poliomyelitis states: “Skeletal muscle injury is known to predispose its sufferers to neurological complications of concurrent poliovirus infections. This phenomenon, labeled “provocation poliomyelitis,” continues to cause numerous cases of childhood paralysis due to the administration of unnecessary injections to children in areas where poliovirus is endemic.”
We are entering a flu-shot season in North America. A flu shot is delivered by intramuscular injection. Shouldn’t we be worried about getting flu shots or any other intramuscular injections while enterovirus, like EV-D68, is going around?
(Flu is preventable with vitamin D and probiotics. To learn how vitamin D and probiotics work together to create a powerful immunologic barrier to influenza A virus and other respiratory microbes, sign up for Natural Immunity Fundamentals with Dr. Tetyana Obukhanych, PhD.)
- Original newsletter published September 16, 2014, “EV-D68: There’s a New Bug in Town“
- Symptoms of Enterovirus D68