Drug Induced Meningitis (DIAM)
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Vaccine induced meningitis

[2012 Oct] When common becomes lethal by Hilary Butler  Since May 2012, the CDC has been investigating a meningitis outbreak, seemingly caused by contamination by Aspergillus and Exserohilum spores in injectable steroids and other drugs made at a compounding pharmacy

[2012 Oct] More drugs may be linked to meningitis outbreak: FDA Nine more people have been diagnosed with fungal meningitis linked to possibly tainted vials of the injected steroid methylprednisolone, bringing the number of cases to 212

[2012 Oct] 13,000 People Exposed to Big Pharma Shots Contaminated with Rare Fungal Meningitis

[Sept 2008 NZ Letter by Hilary Butler] Media paracetamol article.

Antibiotic &  vaccine associated paralytic Poliomyelitis (VAPP)

[Media March 2002] Report Links Vioxx to Meningitis   (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory)
[Media UK, 1996] Meningitis clusters linked to antibiotics (erythromycin)

Raptiva, a medication prescribed to treat Psoriasis, can cause viral infections. This is admitted by Raptiva's manufacturer, Genentech, and has been confirmed by the FDA. Indeed, the link between Raptiva and viral infections is so clear that Genentech recently agreed to withdraw all of the Raptiva on the U.S. market, based on the viral infections diagnosed in Raptiva patients in America and around the world.  Prescribed to treat psoriasis, Raptiva (efalizumab) is an injectable medication that is known to increase the risk of developing severe, life-threatening infections, including: bacterial sepsis (a blood infection), invasive fungal disease, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy/ PML (a type of Raptiva brain infection in which the white matter of the brain swells), viral meningitis (an infection that causes inflammation of the brain and/or spinal cord).
    While Raptiva brain infections (specifically Raptiva PML infections and meningitis) are the most deadly side effects, any of the above conditions will be fatal without emergency medical care.

Quotes
"In the towns with meningitis clusters, there were almost 50% more prescriptions for antibiotics and nine times more case of the killer disease than in the low-incidence" towns.  One antibiotic drug, erythromycin, which is marketed under a variety of brand name and is used as a routine treatment for sore throats appeard with mysterious frequency or the prescriptions. It was being used up to four times more often in the towns with the serious meningitis problem than in the other towns."--Media 1996

Pfizer threatened to sue IAS as a result of statements made pointing out the association of the use of paracetamol with serious meningitis (I attach that study as well).  It is interesting that following this letter to Pfizer, and two more follow ups, Pfizer chose to silently drop it’s legal threats, rather than play out their “power games” in the public arena. [Sept 2008 NZ Letter by Hilary Butler] Media paracetamol article.

Ibuprofen Induced Meningitis
"A young woman had contracted a seemingly life-threatening meningitis three times within a year. She had no other signs of infection, and each time a series of tests was unable to determine the cause. It turned out to be a violent allergic reaction to the pain-killer ibuprofen (brand names: Apsifen Brufen Cuprofen Fenbid Inoven Motrin Nurofen  Proflex.-------The list of medications associated with DIAM (Drug Induced Aseptic Meningitis) includes antibiotics (Cotrimoxazole, Trimethoprim, Sulfamethoxazole), human immune globulins, chemotherapeutic agents such as Cytarabin and also miscellaneous drugs such as Carbamazepine, radiographic agents, some vaccines or Muromonab-CD3.

"When notifications of meningitis (from MMR vaccine) from physicians were included; when the vaccine records of hospital cases of meningitis were included; when cross linkage of vaccine records from laboratory reports (4 laboratories) was performed and included the figure was increased to 1 in 11,000. It should be noted that in the case of one particular laboratory, this was 1 in 4,000. "----- Paul Shattock and Dawn Savery,  Autism Research Unit, University of Sunderland, Sunderland, UK. http://www.whale.to/vaccines/meningitis2.htm

"When I was in high school, my parents had me vaccinated for meningitis. Following my meningitis vaccination, I ended up in the hospital with a major infection that attacked every area of my system. My parents told me that for the first two days that I was hospitalized I did not even recognize them. The doctors performed a lumbar puncture on me. This procedure involved freezing my mid-section so the doctors could insert a large needle into the pit of my spinal cord to withdraw fluid for testing. Their diagnosis was meningitis. I remained hospitalized for three weeks. They did not want to even consider that my meningitis vaccination could have caused my nearly fatal disease." Vaccine Safety Manual  by Neil Z. Miller. (p.337)

"Meningitis is not a transmissible disease, we do not "catch" it from one another. My first lesson in vaccine propaganda is when I learned, back in the forties, that the "epidemics" of meningitis amongst military recruits were not epidemics but clusters, and the second thing I learned was that only the freshly vaccinated recruits "caught" meningitis. The mess sergeant didn't, the drill sergeant didn't, only the recruits did. Not even the girls who worked at the base exchanges and service clubs, with whom the recruits played kissy face "caught" meningitis - only the freshly vaccinated recruits "caught" it.......In over thirty years of clinical practice I have never seen an infectious hepatitis "caught" by another member of a household and believe me when I say I really looked high and low for one of those. If I found one I would look for a source of the poisoning, not for a germ or a virus"---Daniel H Duffy Sr. DC  also

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