Influenza vaccination compliance among health care workers in a German university hospital. 2009, Wicker, Infection

For more than 20 years, German health care workers have been pushed to be vaccinated for influenza, but only 39% of doctors and 17% of nurses are vaccinated. They are afraid of adverse effects, believe that the vaccine can cause the disease, and do not believe in its efficacy. (Berlin, Germany)

Vitamin K

Vitamin K prophylaxis to prevent neonatal vitamin K deficient intracranial haemorrhage in Shizuoka prefecture. 1996, Nishiguchi, Br J Obstet Gynaecol

In Japan, the incidence rate of intracranial hemorrhage was 1 in 4,000 babies before using vitamin K. In Germany and the United Kingdom, where vitamin K has been used, the likelihood of hemorrhage was 1 in 30,000. The blood coagulability status in infants was significantly higher when vitamin K2 was given to nursing mothers (15 mg/day from the 14th day after giving birth for two weeks).

Vitamin K

Vitamin K1 content of maternal milk: the influence of the stage of lactation, lipid composition, and vitamin K1 supplements given to the mother. 1987, von Kries, Pediatr Res

Comparison of fore and hind milk from the mothers revealed higher vitamin K1 concentrations in hindmilk, suggesting that the lipid content influences the vitamin K1 concentration in maternal milk. Samples of maternal milk from nine mothers collected from day 1 to day 36 of lactation showed significantly higher vitamin K1 concentrations in colostral milk than in mature milk.
Vitamin K supplementation in the mother’s diet (0.5–3 mg) significantly increased the vitamin K concentration in milk.


Increased Risk for Meningococcal Disease Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in the United States, 2012-2015. 2017, Folaranmi, Clin Infect Dis

The risk of meningococcal infection in homosexuals in 4 times higher, than in heterosexual people. HIV positive homosexuals suffer from meningococcal disease 10 times more often, than HIV negative ones. 45% of meningococcus patients reported multiple partners and participation in anonymous sex.
Among homosexuals, 32% smoke (as compared to 18% among adults in the USA), and 48% are drug users (as compared to an average of 10%).
In New York and Southern California, the risk of meningococcal infection among homosexuals was 50 times higher, than in general; in Germany, it was 13 times higher; and in Paris – 10 times higher.
24% of homosexuals are carriers of meningococcus, as compared to 6% of heterosexual women. Among homosexuals, who have had oral-anal contact recently, 43% were carriers.
Meningococcus was also found in the anal canal in 4.5% of homosexuals.
A new strain of meningococcus that can be transmitted sexually was discovered in 2016.
CDC reports that in 2016, 57% of men over 16 years of age infected with meningococcus, reported homosexual relations. More: [1] [2] [3].


Tuberculosis in Newborns: The Lessons of the "Lübeck Disaster". 2016, Fox, PLoS Pathog

In 1929, an incident occurred in the city of Lübeck in Germany, which was later called the "Lübeck disaster.". 251 babies received 3 doses of BCG orally, followed by 90% with tuberculosis, and 72 of them died.However, that three virulent bacteria were mistakenly added to the vaccine.

First, despite the high mortality rate (29%), most babies recovered, which implies that people have innate immunity to tuberculosis bacteria antibiotics were not yet there). Secondly, those who are sexually or a low dose of bacteria coped with the disease better than those who received a high dose, which implies that innate immunity depends on the dose of bacteria.
Third, two babies who received a low dose nevertheless very quickly died of tuberculosis. It follows that some children are probably genetically predisposed to the disease.

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A virus infections and outbreaks in asylum seekers arriving to Germany, September 2015 to March 2016. 2017, Michaelis, Emerg Microbes Infect

The number of hepatitis A cases in Germany, which was continuously decreasing, increased by 45% in 2015-16, while the average age of patients decreased significantly. It turned out to be because of the million refugees that Germany took in.

Hepatitis A

Ongoing outbreaks of hepatitis A among men who have sex with men (MSM), Berlin, November 2016 to January 2017 - linked to other German cities and European countries. 2017, Werber, Euro Surveill

Outbreak in Berlin. 38 cases, 37 men, 30 reported homosexual relationships. The woman also reported same-sex relationships. One of the patients was vaccinated 11 months prior to the onset of the disease.
Outbreak in Rome and surrounding area. 513 cases, 87.5% of them men.
Outbreak in Tel Aviv. 19 cases, 17 of them homosexuals. [1]
Altogether, 1,500 cases of hepatitis A were registered in 16 European countries, and 2,600 unconfirmed cases, mainly among homosexuals.
11,212 cases of disease were registered in Europe between January and August, 2017, mainly among homosexuals.
The WHO also reports an outbreak among homosexuals in Chile.


Risk of febrile convulsions after MMRV vaccination in comparison to MMR or MMR+V vaccination. 2014, Schink, Vaccine

The same was found in Germany, where a different vaccine was used (Priorix-Tetra). MMRV is associated with a four times increase in the risk of febrile seizures as compared to MMR, and 3.5 increase as compared to MMR+V.


Sexually transmitted diphtheria. 2013, Berger, Sex Transm Infect

The first case of infection with diphtheria through oral sex. A man, an immigrant from the USSR who lives in Germany, went to a male sex worker, and received from him with a blowjob also urethritis in addition with diphtheria. France), diphtheria has become more frequent in the last few years than in other developed countries (several cases per year).The reason for this is too liberal policy of these countries regarding reception of migrants from the countries of the third world.


Sudden and unexpected deaths after the administration of hexavalent vaccines 2005, von Kries, Eur J Pediatr

Авторы проверили смертность после двух шестивалентных вакцин (Инфанрикс Гекса и Гексавак) в Германии. Для детей на втором году жизни смертность в течение 24 часов после Гексавак была в 31 раз выше ожидаемой.
Авторы замечают, что количество случаев СВДС, происходящих через несколько дней после вакцинации скорее всего занижено, так как эти случаи не сообщаются в Paul Erlich Institute (который собирает случаи побочных эффектов от прививок). Например, из шести случаев СВДС случившихся в течение двух недель после вакцинации шестивалентной вакциной, лишь один, случившийся в течение 24 часов, был сообщён.


A modified self-controlled case series method to examine association between multidose vaccinations and death. 2011, Kuhnert, Stat Med

Авторы проанализировали 300 случаев смерти в Германии новым статистическим методом, и обнаружили, что четвертая доза пяти- или шестивалентной вакцины ассоциирована с повышением риска СВДС в 16 раз, а любая доза вакцины - с повышением риска в 2 раза.


Unexplained cases of sudden infant death shortly after hexavalent vaccination. 2006, Zinka, Vaccine

Среди шести случаев СВДС, произошедших в течение 48 часов после прививки шестивалентной вакциной, которым сделали вскрытие в мюнхенском институте, 5 были привиты вакциной Гексавак и один Инфанрикс Гекса. Кроме нейропатологических и гистологических аномалий, у всех обнаружился необычный отёк мозга.
Увеличение веса мозга, вызванное отеком или гиперемией (переполнением кровью сосудов), наблюдается главным образом после вакцинации DTP (АКДС). У двух из трех проверенных на триптазу обнаружился очень высокий уровень.
Авторы заключают, что после введения шестивалентной вакцины, количество СВДС сразу после вакцинации увеличилось в 13 раз.

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