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RVF vaccine causes liver disease, death

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
Tags: vaccine, liver disease, health news

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(NaturalNews) Many governments are pushing a new livestock vaccine for Rift Valley Fever (RVF), a serious and deadly virus that infects both humans and animals, and that spread across various regions of Africa earlier this year. But a recent study shows that the vaccine itself causes serious liver problems as well as abortions in pregnant animals, which are the same problems caused by the virus itself. Consequently, researchers are advising many farmers not to use the vaccine in their livestock.

The study, which took place at the Animal Health Research Institute in Egypt, evaluated the effects of the RVF vaccine on experimental goats. Since the injection is designed for such animals, researchers expected to observe considerable benefits from the vaccine. But they discovered that it basically causes the same harm as the virus itself, rendering it ineffective.

According to the report, RVF is transmitted by mosquitoes to both humans and animals. And it causes liver problems and death, just like the vaccine. But that has not stopped many media outlets from urging farmers to vaccinate their animals anyway, including even their pregnant animals (http://www.eyewitnessnews.co.za/articleprog....).

Like the H1N1 / swine flu vaccine that was pushed heavily last year, the RVF vaccine contains a "live attenuated" strain of the disease right in the syringe. So injecting it into animals exposes them to the exact same live virus that the vaccine is touted as preventing, which typically causes the same harmful symptoms and side effects.

Whether alive or dead, the disease strains formulated in vaccines often do little to actually prevent disease. Drug companies mix these straings with dangerous, immune-destroying chemicals and preservatives as well, which compromise health. Thousands, if not millions, of people are injured every year by vaccines, but the vast majority of them continue to be pushed on populations as supposed safe and effective ways to prevent disease (http://www.naturalnews.com/030025_vaccines_O...).

Editor's Note: NaturalNews is strongly against the use of all forms of animal testing. We fully support the implementation of humane medical experimentation that promotes the health and well-being of all living creatures.

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