Meningococcal outbreak at OSU (Oregon State University)

Meningococcal disease, while very rare, can also be deadly, and or cause such severe infections that one can lose their arms or legs to the infection.

The good news is that it is very treatable with antibiotics, and if you catch the infection early and get a shot of Ceftriaxone or the right antibiotics soon enough you likely will be fine.

There is an outbreak at Oregon State University (OSU) where three cases have been recently reported. If you have severe flu-like symptoms, high fever, you are feeling horrible and especially if you are an OSU student or have been around one, DON’T WAIT until tomorrow! Get in to be seen and if the doctor tells you you have the flu (which you probably do have) have them prove it with a rapid flu test that takes all of 15 minutes. If a CBC (complete blood count) is done and the results look bacterial (lots of neutrophils and especially if lots of bands – immature neutrophils) then get antibiotics going immediately. When the WBC (white blood cell) count is low and there are lots of bands in a really sick person – it is time for injectable ceftriaxone. This could save your life.

While I have not been a fan of everyone getting the meningococcal B vaccine, I do agree with the health department recommendation that all OSU students get the vaccine. The recommendations are as follows:


IMMEDIATE UPDATE:  OSU meningococcal disease- Spring break

Dear colleagues,

This is an update to the HAN released March 3, 2017, which declared an outbreak at Oregon State University (OSU). Three related cases of meningococcal disease, group B triggered the declaration. Mass vaccination efforts are underway.

MenB vaccination is still recommended for all OSU undergraduate students aged 25 and under. Among this population, those with elevated risk include OSU students aged 25 and under who live in on-campus housing and those who are members of – or who visit – off-campus congregate housing associated with the university.

OSU held mass vaccination clinics March 8 and 9, with support from Benton County Health Department (BCHD) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). OSU reports that the clinics vaccinated roughly 1800 students. Students vaccinated at the two clinics received wallet cards with vaccination details, such as the brand, and advised about follow-up steps. The vaccine used at the mass vaccine clinics was Bexsero®.

OSU students may have also received vaccination at OSU’s Student Health Services starting in the fall, through health care provider’s offices or pharmacies. Students who accessed MenB through these alternate mechanisms may be presenting for follow up vaccine if they have not yet received their follow up doses.

OHA and BCHD would like to remind you that during the spring break (March 27-31), some students may be returning home and could present for their MenB vaccine far from Corvallis.

We continue to remind providers of the importance of knowing the brand of the first dose of MenB vaccine provided to patients. The brands are NOT interchangeable. Bexsero® is a two-dose series, with the second dose given 30 days after the first. Trumenba® requires three doses at zero, one month and six months. The so-called two-dose regimen for Trumenba® is NOT recommended for outbreak response! Please make sure patients receiving a MenB vaccine are fully aware of the importance of knowing the brand name, dates and timing of follow-up doses.

We ask providers to check ALERT IIS for any MenB vaccination history. Register any vaccination in ALERT IIS so that records will be available to another provider called upon to vaccinate. Some students may recall vaccination but lack documentation in ALERT IIS. Please ask such students for more information, e.g., dates, brand, location of vaccination and whether they still have any documentation of their vaccination. Direct questions to the ALERT IIS Help Desk at 1-800-980-9431. The help desk is open Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4pm.

Please consider the possibility of meningococcal infection in OSU students presenting with unexplained high fever along with headache, stiff neck, rash or confusion. Report any suspected cases to your local public health department.

Yours sincerely,
Paul R. Cieslak, MD
Medical Director, Communicable Diseases and Immunizations

Public Health Division
Oregon Health Authority

If you have any additional questions, please see the Oregon Health Authority investigative guidelines or call:

  • Benton County Health Department communicable disease nurses at 541-766-6835
  • Tasha Poissant or Richard Leman in OHA’s Acute and Communicable Disease Prevention Section at 971.673.1111.

Information about Meningococcal disease can be found at:

Oregon 24/7 disease reporting: 971-673-1111


Paul Thomas, MD

Dr. Paul Thomas, M.D., is a Dartmouth-trained pediatrician and a specialist in addiction medicine. He has over 13,000 children in his practice and over 196,000 subscribers on YouTube. His new book, The Vaccine-Friendly Plan, gives parents the information they need to help their children avoid toxins.

 

 

Founding Director of PIC (Physicians for Informed Consent)
Co-Chair for OFMF (Oregonians for Medical Freedom)

www.drpaul.mdwww.drpaulapproved.com
https://www.youtube.com/user/paulthomasmd

Author of The Vaccine-Friendly Plan …
http://www.randomhousebooks.com/books/534798/

 

REVOLUTION, Health Care, Autism, Vaccine safety – Real news and where to get it!

Bernie talked of revolution, Trump talked of revolution. Too bad we couldn’t combine the best each had. But the real revolution is just getting started. Regardless of party, religion or any other group that would separate us, we the people are waking up.  We are realizing that mainstream media is just a phony puppet front for big business and their interests. Powerful interests who own the media have intentionally kept vital information from us, and fed us a steady diet of lies and misrepresentations.

Where is the real news?

We are starting to realize it is with us already, yes indeed, on the Internet, social media, and even in print. We are waking up to the fact that we must question everything.  If your news media or the CDC or a vaccine manufacturer says this vaccine is safe, then they put millions into promoting it … THINK again. No vaccine is completely safe, so what are the real numbers? Where are the real safety studies?

What? The don’t exist? How can that be?

Across the country Integrative Physicians, Functional Medicine doctors, Naturopaths, Chiropractors and many other healers in the “alternative medicine” world are starting to speak up. Starting to wake up to the disaster that has been shoved down our throats that is the CDC vaccine schedule, that is pesticides and herbicides, that is GMO foods, aspartame, acetaminophen and a drug for every symptom you can imagine, syndromes made up of a group of symptoms – all for the purpose of selling more drugs.

If there was a large pediatric practice with over 13,000 patients, where patients had been empowered with all the facts and the ability to make informed decisions about which vaccines to do when (INFORMED CONSENT) and then the data was collected over many years that showed no vaccines or a slower careful vaccine schedule could virtually eliminate autism, significantly reduce illnesses, office visits and ER visits and reduce developmental delays … would you think your news outlets would jump all over that?

The book that outlines the approach used in this pediatric practice (Integrative Pediatrics) is shared in detail in a very powerful book:

The Vaccine-Friendly Plan [http://www.randomhousebooks.com/books/534798/]

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Too bad the national organization that recommends books for libraries to carry has chosen to censor this one. Too dangerous for you to read – NOT RECOMMENDED.

If this experience and data were submitted for publication, you would think journals would be fighting to get the chance to publish such society saving information.  Think again. Time and time again, journals who publish anything that has to do with vaccines and autism are threatened by the big powers that be and told to retract the study (if it’s already printed) or forced not to print it (if not yet printed).

 

You won’t hear about this in the news on the boob tube, the papers or any other mainstream outlet. You won’t hear about this from your doctor, unless you have already left your doctor for one more enlightened.

Just this week JAMA just published a study showing the flu shot was safe for pregnancy! [http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/2587559] The news of this wonderful finding is being blasted all over mainstream media. Just a quick look at the data, what they actually found and guess what?

There will be 4 more cases of autism for every 1000 women who get the flu shot in the first trimester.  We have about 4 million births a year in the USA so that would amount to an additional 16,000 cases of autism a year.  It should be a crime to give the flu shot during pregnancy.

Be careful where you get your news.

The revolution is under way.

Mainstream media – I can’t hear you anymore. I’m tired of your lies. Your inability to investigate the real story shows that those who pay your salary have you under complete control – you are now obsolete.

 

Paul Thomas, M.D.

PaulThomasDr. Paul Thomas, M.D., is a Dartmouth-trained pediatrician and a specialist in addiction medicine. He has over 13,000 children in his practice and over 196,000 subscribers on YouTube. His new book, The Vaccine-Friendly Plan, gives parents the information they need to help their children avoid toxins.

 

 

Thanksgiving 2016

This is a time of the year to pause, shut off the media; the external that has entered our brains and the internal we have let creep into our psyche, and be grateful.

I’m grateful to my wife, Maiya, who stands beside me and cheers me on, no matter how hard I work or how my many projects take away personal time that she would so dearly love to share with me.

I’m thankful to have living parents who have supported me and given quiet wise counsel my whole life. If you are a parent – believe in your child and children. Support their dreams, ask hard questions gently, giving them time to figure things out. They need your love and support more than anything else you have or could give them.

I’m blessed beyond measure to have so many children, biologic, adopted and acquired. While it is a sure way to keep you from becoming materialistic, even that is a blessing. What would I need with fancy homes, cars and exotic vacations when I have loving children who care about me and each other and the world they live in.

I am sincerely grateful to my patients, over 13,000 who have chosen to make Integrative Pediatrics their home for medical care. I am grateful for my entire amazing team at Integrative Pediatrics – it takes a village and we have an amazing village. I am grateful for your trust and patience.  You see it has been a journey we have shared, to go from that energetic Dartmouth Medical School educated, board certified pediatrician who thought he knew the right things to do ….. to learning that some of what we were doing (vaccines for example) was part of the problem. Those of you who saw your child regress into autism, but stuck with me, told me what you were going through, trying, and shared the knowledge you were gaining … THANK-YOU!

Grateful that I was open to learning new information that was contrary to what I was taught and being told to think.

Besides global warming and nuclear war, the most important issue of our time is halting the massive wave of chronic diseases that is destroying our children’s brains (autism, ASD, ADD, ADHD, anxiety, depression) and cancer and autoimmune disorders.

What can we do?

I’m most grateful this year to all who made it possible for my book to become a reality.  To JB who introduced me to my co-author, the wonderful and amazing Jennifer Margulis, and everyone who has supported this project.

Book CoverThe Vaccine-Friendly Plan is the book I’ve been wanting to write for a decade, ever since I discovered the truth that it was toxins, toxins, toxins that were causing the autism and health epidemic we are facing, and that vaccines were perhaps the most toxic piece of the puzzle. (click here to learn more and purchase this book that is shocking the medical community)

Here is what is being said about this book:

“One of America’s hottest parenting topics and hard to keep in stock! Within days of it’s release in August, The Vaccine-Friendly Plan by Paul Thomas, M.D., and Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D., literally SOLD OUT–both on Amazon and in many of the independent books stores where it first hit the shelves. The book even has wait-lists at libraries! With coming up on a 100 consumer reviews, dozens of medical and healthcare experts who’ve sent positive feedback, and numerous article features online, it’s definitely been shaking up the scene with impressive early sales and reader testimony. And beginning on December 27th, the book will also be available in audio format, which for many new or expecting parents, this may be an ideal format to absorb the information while still having hands available–or for grandparents with waning eyesight who play an active role in their grandchild’s life.”

A complete stranger to me until this week, Dr Bose Ravenel MD FAAP said this after reading the book: “without a doubt the finest single book I have ever read that I would give to or recommend to every parent of a child I have the privilege to work with.

The truth will set us free. When you have a light, you don’t put it under the table- you lift it up to shine on the world.

Thanks to all who get it!

Thanks to all who are reading this amazing book, buying it for your loved ones and sharing about it every chance you get.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

Dr. Paul

 

PaulThomasDr. Paul Thomas, M.D., is a Dartmouth-trained pediatrician and a specialist in addiction medicine. He has over 13,000 children in his practice and over 196,000 subscribers on YouTube. His new book, The Vaccine-Friendly Plan, gives parents the information they need to help their children avoid toxins.

 

Time to Come Together for the Greater Good of Our Children

americanflagwavingThe presidential election is over. Republicans, Democrats, and Independents all wanted change. It seems we all sense something is broken in our system of government, big business control over media, and that our basic freedoms are under assault.

It has never been more important than now, that we identify those issues we are passionate about and get to work to change things for the better.

Tomorrow marks 30 years for the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA) of 1986 (42 U.S.C. §§ 300aa-1 to 300aa-34) was enacted in the United States to reduce the potential financial liability of vaccine makers due to vaccine injury claims.

This is a $3.6 billion program to help victims suffering from vaccine reactions. It is falling short on promises as most children who suffer from autism or neurological or immune system damage, or cancer, or other chronic disease are usually denied compensation.

The fund gives vaccine-makers immunity from being sued, and they don’t pay for it, we do.

Imagine making a product for which you have no liability, then have the government (CDC) promote it for you and get it mandated!

How do we begin, changing this system?

Book CoverI recommend you read and gift our book, “The Vaccine-Friendly Plan” to everyone you care about.  This book will educate everyone on the grave error that everyone should get every vaccine according to the one size fits all CDC vaccine schedule.

 

 

The time has come to fight for our freedom, individual freedom and the freedom to control what is put into our bodies. No government should have the power to inject anything or force us to take any pharmaceutical product without our consent.  PERIOD!

 

Dr. Paul

 

PaulThomasDr. Paul Thomas, M.D., is a Dartmouth-trained pediatrician and a specialist in addiction medicine. He has over 13,000 children in his practice and over 196,000 subscribers on YouTube. His new book, The Vaccine-Friendly Plan, gives parents the information they need to help their children avoid toxins.

 

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