Yes, it's all still inconclusive. But some "alternative" ideas are being excluded from consideration. Which of course makes me suspicious. By the way, I thought I did answer you. Yes, I would take a tetanus vaccine. But I wouldn't recommend ANY vaccines for infants. Jim West and I are not the same person, though some people might believe that since neither of us have been spotted in the same place at the same time. Mitchel At 12:25 PM 2/22/2016, Chandler wrote: >Thanks for the reference, Mitchel.Â That 1991 >report does show some reason to fear that one >vaccine may incur risk of encephalopathy.Â It >doesn't include any evidence one way or the >other on whether the Zika virus can cause birth defects. > >Neither does it incline me to avoid all >vaccination.Â Excuse me for reminding you--- >you and Jim West never responded to my challenge >on this list to name one vaccine you favored as >a public health measure.Â Human papillomavirus vaccine, say. > >But back to the birth defects reported from >Brazil.Â You did us a service a couple of moths >ago by pointing to controversy among those >studying the outbreak.Â Not surprising that the >evidence was inconclusive early in the >game.Â Isn't it true that the evidence is still inconclusive? > >Chandler > > >On 2/22/2016 11:04 AM, Mitchel Cohen wrote: >>US National Center for Biotechnology >>Information published book in 1991, CONFIRMING >>that TDAP vaccines DO CAUSE microcephaly. >> >>http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK234367/ >> >>Adverse Effects of Pertussis and Rubella >>Vaccines: A Report of the Committee to Review >>the Adverse Consequences of Pertussis and Rubella Vaccines. >> >>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).