Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis (SSPE) & Vaccines
Diseases linked to vaccines  [back] Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE)

[2013] The Curious Case of Panorama’s Blind Reportage – SSPE, MMR and the limitations of Sarah  ” Did his child ever have the MMR jab?”  ” Well yes he did – when he was nine years old he was given the booster jab but I’m quite sure this has no connection to his developing SSPE. Quite sure – it’s a parent thing, you know. And the doctors agree”.  A year later his sight had deteriorated significantly. Eighteen months later this was becoming SSPE.  So I tracked down Sarah Barclay. “Did you know this? In a programme to discuss outcomes of the MMR jab can you not accept that this is profoundly significant evidence.”  “Well, yes we did know this but our consultants agreed that it was not pertinent to the issue.”  “And still could you not have been just a little bit objective in your coverage?” “I refuse to discuss this case any more”....As an investigative reporter she presents with great confidence that which she’s provided with and instructed she’s allowed to say. No more, no less and so easy to believe. Until you start to check even her basic assertions – after which it’s hard to believe a word she says.  Which is, of course, where the whole BBC is these days.

From Carmel Wakefield  What the viewing public were not told, and what I only found out three years later was that in fact Adam Morrish, having apparently been exposed possible measles as a child was then definitely given two doses of MMR including a booster dose in 1990, but that his parents “intuition” was that the MMR “was not a relevant factor in his condition”. Mr Morrish did however confirm that he had not withheld the information from Sarah Barclay and the Panorama team. They had simply chosen not to make any reference to that crucial fact and to leave the public with the impression that this boy’s catastrophic condition “illustrated the dangers of natural measles.”
    When challenged with the fact that this key omission was both unprofessional and unscientific, Sarah Barclay simply twisted the letter of challenge to say that it would have been wrong to “state that Adam had got SSPE from the vaccine”. This had not been asked of her of course. The point was quite simply that this boy’s condition could well have been precipitated by the fact that he was given MMR and it was therefore wrong to neglect to give this information to the public in a programme, which was allegedly about parents’ choice.
    Andy and I watched the documentary with a deepening sense of unease. The ending was compelling. The father of poor David Morrish told us about the perils of choice:  He did not tell us about his son’s MMR.

[2016 June] Measles Vaccine Scandal: World Governments Have Known It Can Cause Neurological Disorders Since 1970’s  We are reporting these facts because we believe that the public has a right to know what has been going on for years regarding the measles vaccine. We want to alert the people of the world that the CDC is not the only government organization that has known for many years that the MMR combo vaccine (measles, mumps, rubella) and even separate measles vaccinations can cause lifelong neurological disorders.  The facts that we expose today are for informational and educational purposes only. All papers were gained under the Freedom of Information Act.  [Christina England]

[2012 Aug] At Last! Government Documents Locked Up for 30 Years Proving This Vaccine Unsafe Finally Revealed by Christina England  Secret government documents that have been under lock and key for thirty years have revealed that the UK government has known for many years that the single measles vaccine can cause the debilitating neurological disorder SSPE or Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis.

Panorama and the case of Adam Morrish (Private Eye MMR Special report May 2002)

Vaccines & SSPE litigation

SSPE from measles vaccine

[Media 1/2002 MMR deaths] Were all of these children killed by the triple MMR jab?

Slow Viruses: The Original Sin Against the Laws of Virology & Phantom viruses and big bucks By Peter H. Duesberg and Bryan J. Ellison

The Japanese Committee for the National Registry of Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis (SSPE) confirmed that 215 cases of SSPE occurred in the 20 years from 1966 to 1985, as discovered in the 10-year surveillance from April 1976 through March 1986. The annual incidence in recent years has been between 10 and 23 cases. Among cases with a certain history of measles illness or measles vaccination, 184 (90.2%) had a history of measles illness without receiving measles vaccine. There were 11 probable measles vaccine-associated cases (5.4%), three (1.5%) being vaccinated with a combined use of killed and live vaccine and eight (3.9%) with further attenuated live vaccine. There were nine cases (4.4%) without a history of either measles illness or measles vaccination. Intervals between measles illness and the onset of SSPE varied from 1 to 16 years (mean, 7.0 years). The periods following measles vaccination with further attenuated live vaccine were 2 to 11 years (mean, 4.6 years). Annual incidence rates of SSPE per million cases of measles ranged between 6.1 and 40.9 (mean, 16.1) in the 10 measles epidemic years 1968-1977, and those following vaccination with further attenuated live vaccine were zero in most years and at the highest 3.08 (mean, 0.9) per million doses of distributed vaccine.

"Stacey Berry, of Atherton, Manchester was 13 when she had a booster jab in November 1994. Days later she started having fits, "stopped smiling, and stared into space." She was diagnosed with the brain disease SSPE and given two years to live.   She died in November 2000, aged 19. A post mortem examination concluded the disease was a "rare complication" of the vaccine"."--Media

"It is believe that the administration of Salk vaccine in N Zealand was related to the appearance of SSPE in the community. The idea that an unusual reaction to measles infection is the sole cause of SSPE is not consistent with the observations in N Zealand."--SSPE AND SALK VACCINE

Belgamwar RB, et al (1997). Measles, mumps, rubella vaccine induced subacute sclerosing panencephalitis. J Indian Med Assoc. 1997 Nov;95(11):594. No abstract available. PMID: 9567594; UI: 98229001.
A particular case of SSPE is described in a thirteen-year-old girl who had been immunized against all childhood diseases; receiving the MMR vaccine at the age of nine months. The girl’s intellectual functioning until development of illness had been very good. After illness developed, the child verbalized little and was socially inappropriate; her memory and thinking abilities were impaired. She grew progressively worse, and added myoclonic jerks of the upper limbs, with depressed deep tendon reflexes. The authors concluded that Subacute, Sclerosing Panencephalitis was engendered as a delayed adverse effect of measles vaccine. The authors note other cases of SSPE induced by the attenuated measles vaccine. 

Halsey N.      Risk of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis from measles vaccination. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1990 Nov;9(11):857-8. No abstract available.PMID: 2263442; UI: 91088240.
"Polymerase chain reaction detection of the hemagglutinin gene from an attenuated measles vaccine strain in the peripheral mononuclear cells of children with autoimmune hepatitis," Archives of Virology volume 141, 1996, pages 877-884: "The measles virus is known to be persistent in patients with subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) and measles inclusion body encephalitis (MIBE). Since the introduction of measles vaccines, vaccine-associated SSPE has increased in the USA. Therefore, we should pay attention to SSPE after inoculation with measles vaccine, despite the decrease in the incidence of [wild] measles."

Cheng (1973).  SSPE after measles vaccination

Okuno Y, Nakao T, Ishida N, Konno T, Mizutani H, Fukuyama Y, Sato T, Isomura S, Ueda S, Kitamura I, et al.
Incidence of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis following measles and measles vaccination in Japan.  Int J Epidemiol. 1989 Sep;18(3):684-9. PMID: 2807674 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Dr Rebecca Carley M.D. (6) states that the10th edition published in 1983, clearly states that SSPE (Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis) can be caused by the measles vaccine. SSPE is rare chronic, progressive encephalitis affecting primarily children and young adults. It is caused by a persistent infection of the measles virus, which can be a result of a mutation of the virus itself. Dr Carley firmly believes that SSPE is in fact autism. She has made her thoughts on the subject very clear, even stating on a radio show with David Kirby that autism is actually a non-fatal case of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis caused by demyelination following vaccine- induced encephalitis, and that the name of the condition was changed to autism to hide this self-evident fact. She has said that this paper is used to teach internal medicine to medical students all over the world. [2012 June] Brains Used to Study Autism are severely Damaged in Fridge Disaster by Christina England