Glyphosate and Childhood Vaccines

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  • Glyphosate and Childhood Vaccines:  The controversial Glyphosate, an active ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup and hundreds of other herbicides, has now been also found in vaccines. According to recent testing of childhood vaccines by Microbe Inotech Laboratories Inc. of St.Louis, Missouri, all vaccines tested had a positive finding for glyphosate. The following levels were found:
    • MMR II (Merk) vaccine had 2.671 parts per billion (ppb) of glyphosate
    • DTap Adacel (Sanofi Pasteur) vaccine had 0.123 ppb of glyphosate
    • Influenza Fluvirin (Novaris) 0.331 ppb of glyphosate
    • HepB Energix-B (Glaxo Smith Kline) 0.325 ppb of glyphosate
    • Pneumonoccal Vax Polyvalent Pneumovax 23 (Merk) had 0.107 ppb of glyphosate

    The MMR II vaccine had levels up to 25 times higher than the other vaccines. Following this test, additional independent tests were performed and confirmed these findings with approximately the same levels. The tests were conducted using the ELISA method. As MIT scientist Dr. Stephanie Seneff explains: “Glyphosate could easily be present in vaccines due to the fact that certain vaccine viruses including measles in MMR and flu are grown on gelatin derived from the ligaments of pigs fed heavy doses of glyphosate in their GMO feed.”

  • Zika virus and the Guillain–Barré Syndrome: According to a new case study from seven countries recently published in The New England Journal of Medicine, there has been a significant increase in occurrences of the he Guillain–Barré syndrome caused by the Zika virus (ZIKV). From April 1, 2015, to March 31, 2016, a total of 164,237 confirmed and suspected cases of ZIKV disease and 1474 cases of the Guillain–Barré syndrome were reported in Bahia, Brazil; Colombia; the Dominican Republic; El Salvador; Honduras; Suriname; and Venezuela. These increases represent the following percentages compared with the pre-ZIKV baseline incidence:  Bahia State (an increase of 172%), Colombia (211%), the Dominican Republic (150%), El Salvador (100%), Honduras (144%), Suriname (400%), and Venezuela (877%). As the study authors conclude: “Approximately 500 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean are at risk for ZIKV infection, because they live in areas that are less than 2000 m above sea level where competent aedes vectors also are found. It is clear that increases in the incidence of the Guillain–Barré syndrome to a level that is 2.0 and 9.8 times as high as baseline impose a substantial burden on populations and health services in this region.”
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Aedes aegypti mosquito, photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

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