Ireland the latecomers in the vaccine against Measles campaign (mid-1980s)

MEASLES Measles Prior to the Vaccine Era Our mortality graphs for Measles along with the other childhood contagions plummeted throughout much of the 20th Century across our different nations from its great heights of the earlier era. Indeed, Measles becomes a fairly benign infection of children around the same time well before the vaccine era…

What Would Have Happened to Polio if We Hadn’t Intervened?

Link to the Previous installment The Rise & Demise of Polio the Great Crippler Polio is perhaps known more for its ability to cripple than its ability to kill. It must have been quite horrifying to see otherwise healthy older children for the most part – crippled – sometimes for life and often not being…

Would we survive the Spanish Flu if it re-emerged today?

Link to Previous Blog  Just to put Influenza into perspective in terms of its impact across our emerging modern nations, the following quote will give you an idea of the sort of numbers of deaths we are talking about. Bear in mind that the world by the early 20th Century is much more heavily populated…

The Forgotten Clinical Trials of Prevention & Recovery from Scarlet Fever, Diphtheria, Whooping Cough (Pertussis), Measles, Mumps, Rubella & Polio

Link to previous blog Now there were some very promising therapies using vitamins clinically to help prevent, speed up, reduce the impact and even fully recover people from the whole gamete of infectious diseases previously discussed. These vitamin therapies (some we have already mentioned with regard to TB, Influenza and Pneumonia for example) began to…

Scarlet Fever Returns, but it is a whole lot less lethal

Previous Blog link Just a historical note on a peculiar relationship between Diphtheria and another pathogen, Scarlet Fever, it should be said that we don’t know much about Scarlet Fever from the earlier era (pre-1800s), but we do, however, understand that it was fairly widespread and existed in some form as it relates to another…

Don’t Count Your Children ’til they’ve had the Pox!

See previous Blog: Part One here PART TWO Don’t Count Your Children ‘Til They’ve Had the POX Smallpox began to rise in cycles of deadly epidemics across and between our developing nations as our urban centres swelled and commerce was interconnecting whole continents, thus allowing the pathogen free-reign within the population as a whole. Smallpox,…