Switzerland

Physicians

How do physicians immunize their own children? Differences among pediatricians and nonpediatricians. 2005, Posfay-Barbe, Pediatrics

5% of non-pediatric doctors do not vaccinate their children against measles, mumps and rubella. They believe that combined vaccines are unsafe, that it is safer to have the disease than to get vaccinated, and that homeopathic treatment works well for these diseases.
10% postponed the DTaP vaccination for a later date, 15% postponed the MMR vaccination.
One third of the doctors did not vaccinate their children against hepatitis B and Hib. Only 12% chose to vaccinate against the flu, and only 3% chose to vaccinate against chickenpox. 34% of pediatricians did not vaccinate their children according to the vaccination schedule.
The survey involved only the InfoVac subscribers, that is, doctors who are actively engaged in the vaccinations issues. Hereby the actual fraction of doctors who do not vaccinate their children is probably much higher. (Switzerland)

Mercury

An 11-month-old boy with psychomotor regression and auto-aggressive behaviour. 2003, Chrysochoou, Eur J Pediatr

У 11-месячного мальчика в Швейцарии начались симптомы, напоминающие аутизм. Он не смеялся, не играл, был беспокойным, почти не спал, терял вес и не умел больше ползать и стоять. Ему сделали многочисленные проверки, но диагноз поставить не смогли. Через 3 месяца его госпитализировали, и после повторных многочисленных проверок, лишь когда родителям задали вопрос, оказалось, что за 4 недели до начала симптомов в доме разбился ртутный термометр. Оказалось, что у мальчика было отравление ртутью (акродиния).

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