The government hid this information about vaccines and dangerous ‘small head syndrome.
Microcephaly is a condition where a baby is born with a much smaller head circumference than normal, resulting in abnormal brain development.
It is a devastating conditions for a new parent to have to get to grips with, that their child’s development will be hampered by this condition, and what will surely make it worse is the knowledge that the government and health officials knew since 1991 what was causing this and decided to keep the information hidden.
Microcephaly is more recently associated with the Zika virus, as the disease was thought to be causing huge numbers of babies in affected areas to be born with the defect in what was considered a health epidemic.
Naturally, because of the nature of the condition, the child’s development is hampered and they are unable to grow into having a ‘normal’ childhood and cannot expect to grow up to have a normal life.
Along with the small than average head size, microcephaly also causes-
- Developmental delay, such as problems with speech or other developmental milestones (like sitting, standing, and walking)
- Intellectual disability (decreased ability to learn and function in daily life)
- Problems with movement and balance
- Feeding problems, such as difficulty swallowing
- Hearing loss
- Vision problems
But the older information relates to a vaccine, the Tdap vaccine which was created to protect against diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus.
While the Zika virus has been blamed for being the main cause of microcephaly in babies, the Tdap vaccine has actually been to blame in many cases for 25 years.
A government document from 1991 entitled Adverse Effects of Pertussis and Rubella Vaccines: A Report of the Committee to Review the Adverse Consequences of Pertussis and Rubella Vaccines talk about the link between the vaccine and the condition.
“Among symptomatic cases, presumed causes are frequently grouped according to the timing of the suspected insult as occurring pre-, peri-, or postnatally. Prenatal factors are thought to account for 20 to 30 percent of cases. This category includes cerebral anomalies, chromosomal disorders, neurocutaneous syndromes such as tuberous sclerosis, inherited metabolic disorders, intrauterine infections, family history of seizures, and microcephaly (Bobele and Bodensteiner, 1990; Kurokawa et al., 1980; Ohtahara, 1984; Riikonen and Donner, 1979).”
The first proposed link between the condition and the vaccine was all the way back in 1957, suggested by Baird and Borofsky. They noted that of 24 children who had hypsarrhythmia and infantile myoclonic seizures, the onset occurred between 1 and 5 days after the DPT vaccine was administered.