Meningitis Outbreak in Fort Collins – What Does It Mean for the Community?

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KRFC Radio

November 14, 2010, Fort Collins, CO. Leslie Carol Botha, talk show host on KRFC FM 88.9 will tackle the issue of why Fort Collins has become the source of national attention because of the recent deaths and illnesses attributed to meningitis.

She will interview Dr. Paul G. King on Monday, November 15 from 6 to 7 pm MST.

According to the October 28, issue of The Coloradoan:

The same strain of meningococcal bacteria that killed three hockey players earlier this year and infected three others also killed CSU student Christina Adame last week, and it could be many months or even years before the bacteria disappear from Fort Collins,” according to Larimer County health officials.

Meningitis is a disease caused by the inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. Both viral and bacterial meningitis are contagious. Bacterial meningitis may lead to death.

Dr. Adrienne LeBailly, director of the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment, has warned that those who have been inoculated against meningococcal bacteria lose their immunity after several years of inoculation. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now recommending a booster shot after five years.

Botha’s guest, Dr. Paul G. King, CoMeD Science Advisor, is an analytical chemist with an in-depth understanding of vaccines and vaccination programs.  Dr. King will discuss why this outbreak took place and the realities associated with the “meningococcal meningitis” vaccines.  Dr. King is concerned that, like the childhood vaccine for S. pneumoniae (Wyeth’s Prevnar® [7] and, as of Feb 24, 2010, Prevnar 13), the widespread use of these vaccines will cause other related types, including the “B” type, to fill the biological niche that the vaccine types currently occupy.  He will also have advice on what you can do to protect your family’s health.

According to Dr. King, the CDC’s current answer to the type “C” deaths, supposedly covered by the vaccine:

1.     If the students were vaccinated, a) their immunity had worn off or b) they were simply individuals that the vaccine did not protect; or

2.     If they were not vaccinated, the vaccine would have protected them even though it was significantly less than 100% protective in generating antibody titer levels deemed adequate by the manufacture to provide protection against the “C” type of Neisseri meningitidis.

Further, the US-licensed vaccines provide no protection whatsoever against the “B” type that is currently implicated in from about 20% to 60 % of all confirmed cases or the other known infectious types not covered by the vaccines (“D”, “X”, “Z” and “29E”).

Dr. King understands that there is no proof that inoculation with the current “conjugated” vaccines is fully protective for type “C” disease in a type “C” disease exposure situation.

Tune in to KRFC 88.9 on Monday, November 15 from 6 to 7 pm to hear another side of the meningitis vaccine issue.  The information shared may just make sense.



Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.