Japan, Ishikawa Pref.: Norovirus, Rotavirus Up 700% In a Year

Gastroenteritis of norovirus cases are 7 times more than last year in Ishikawa (Fukushima Diary, Nov 25, 2012):

In Ishikawa prefecture, gastroenteritis caused by norovirus and rotavirus started to spread earlier than usual year and are 7 times more than the same term of last year.

According to the prefectural government, the number of patients who have gastroenteritis from norovirus is 534 at 29 medical institutions from 11/5 to 11/11/2012, which is about 7.1 times much as the same term of last year.

Usually it starts spreading from mid-November but this year it started to spread earlier than usual.

Source (NHK deleted the original article)

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Rotavirus Vaccines Contaminated With Pig Virus, But FDA Says No Problem

FDA: Glaxo, Merck vaccines OK despite pig virus (Reuters):

(Reuters) – Rotavirus vaccines made by GlaxoSmithKline Plc and Merck & Co Inc are safe to use despite being contaminated with a pig virus, U.S. health regulators ruled on Friday.

What could possibly go wrong?


(NaturalNews) Rotavirus vaccines are commonly given to children, and this year’s batch of vaccines made by GlaxoSmithKline and Merck are contaminated with a pig virus, the FDA recently discovered. So the FDA called a meeting to determine whether injecting a pig virus into the bodies of young children might be some sort of problem requiring a recall of the vaccines.

Can you guess what conclusion the agency reached? As reported by Reuters, the FDA concluded “…it was safe for doctors to resume giving patients Glaxo’s Rotarix and continue using Merck’s Rotateq. The agency said there was no evidence the contamination caused any harm…”

In other words, as long as they can bury the evidence and deny any link between vaccines and health problems — which has been the standard excuse of the FDA for decades — they can continue to claim the vaccines are safe enough to inject into little children.

Never mind the fact that the pig virus found in the vaccines actually causes a wasting disease in baby pigs, giving them intense diarrhea and causing them to rapidly lose weight. DNA from these viruses was detected in the “master cells” used to make the vaccines.

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Rotarix Rotavirus Vaccine Contaminated With Pig Virus DNA

About 1 million children in the United States and about 30 million worldwide have gotten Rotarix vaccine, the FDA says.

(CNN) — Federal health authorities recommended Monday that doctors suspend using Rotarix, one of two vaccines licensed in the United States against rotavirus, saying the vaccine is contaminated with material from a pig virus.

“There is no evidence at this time that this material poses a safety risk,” Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg told reporters in a conference call.

Rotarix, made by GlaxoSmithKline, was approved by the FDA in 2008. The contaminant material is DNA from porcine circovirus 1, a virus from pigs that is not known to cause disease in humans or animals, Hamburg said.

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