According to reports, the MMRV vaccine actually contained ten times (10X)the normal amount of Varicella as the single Chicken Pox vaccine has.
The tricky part about that is apparently lots and lots of individual U.S. states don't consider Varicella a reportable disease.
Aside from making one wonder how in the world the introduction of a 10X modified Chicken Pox vaccine/component post-license tracking will go over, it seems impossible that such a contagious disease isn't one that federal and state health departments want to keep track of. The vaccine marketplace has to prove to the public that a vaccine is a necessity, right? If they don't keep statistics...
The state of Ohio reported Varicella and they saw a giant jump in reported cases between 2005 and 2006. In 2005 there were 2021 reported cases of Chicken Pox on-sets. In 2006 the number jumped all the way up to 8,859.
What really doesn't make sense is knowing Ohio, one of the states actually reporting the disease, saw an incredible jump in Chicken Pox in 2006 to well over 8,000 cases.
It's strange because a few dozen mostly unavoidable cases of Measles popping up here and there across the country seemingly constitutes a major outbreak in the minds of pro-vaccine health officials. It's true that not a single death typically comes out of these so called Measles outbreaks, and most cases get better, but it's also true that there is no Autism among the unvaccinated population.
The media hasn't reported (maybe they have) the pandemic infestation of Chicken Pox in Ohio of 2006 nor have they informed the public of the full details concerning why the MMRV vaccine was pulled off the market due to the fact that an outbreak of seizures commenced with the outbreak of MMRV. By contrast the 2006 Iowa Mumps outbreak was reported as a doomsday visitation until officials discovered that the MMR vaccine failed to protect 87% of the college kids against the Mumps.
For a while, the CDC even claimed to know which plane the Mumps flew into Iowa on. But when people began to see that the MMR vaccine was failing all over the place then *POOF* story disappeared.
It's also strange that the media almost always claims that the Measles cases that do pop up across the country, nearly 100% of the time, relate to a person most recently on foreign travel entering America via passenger jet, not spreading Measles to fellow passengers, then suddenly bursting out with contagious Measles infection once on American soil.
Strange too, are the reports coming out of the UK that authorities in a futile effort to knock down Measles are RE-vaccinating with the MMR within a month of previous MMR vaccination. Vaccination rates aren't low enough to suggest that concerns over Autism are responsible for Measles. They never have been either.
Read this from pro-vaccine health officials (with the gigantic 2006 Ohio Varicella spread and the fact that authorities are attempting to vaccine older folks with a Shingles vaccine in mind):
Can a vaccinated person who develops a mild case of chickenpox still spread the disease? Yes. Vaccinated persons who get this milder form of chickenpox may still spread the disease to others who are not protected. Therefore, these individuals should stay at home until the blisters have formed scabs or if there are no blisters present, until no new spots or bumps are forming.
Is the vaccine effective in preventing all cases of chickenpox?
No vaccine is 100% effective in preventing disease. For chickenpox vaccine, about 9 out of every 10 people who are vaccinated with two doses are completely protected from chickenpox. In addition, the recommended two-dose regimen is virtually 100% effective in preventing severe disease. If a vaccinated person does get chickenpox, it is usually a very mild case lasting only a few days and involving fewer skin lesions (usually less than 50, which may resemble bug bites more than typical, fluid-filled chickenpox blisters), mild or no fever, and a quicker recovery.
Not counting cases of Chicken Pox during the first run of 10x Varicella MMRV brews makes almost as much sense as the U.S. Congress telling the Centers for Disease Control to stop counting Autism right in the middle of an Autism epidemic.
UPDATED INFORMATION: There was a 2004 small-scale outbreak of Varicella among vaccinated children. The vaccinated faired no better than unvaccinated. 15 out of 115 Varicella-vaccinated students at a Nebraska elementary school contracted the disease while 18 unvaccinated children did.
Parents wisely rejected attempts to Varicella vaccinate school kids during the small episode. The vaccine was ineffective (there were just as many vaccinated children sick with Chicken Pox as unvaccinated children). They also rejected additional Varicella vaccination based on the fact that cases of Chicken Pox coincided with the vaccine requirement and vaccinated children were contracting the disease in equal numbers to unvaccinated children.