The Kaci Smith Mystery

Dr Vernon Coleman MB ChB DSc FRSA

There is a sad story in the papers today about an 11-year-old girl who went from happy and healthy to mute, bed bound, unable to read or write and needing nappies in 72 hours.

One question: when did she last have a vaccination?

Doctors are said to be puzzled by the school girl’s sudden deterioration.

But if she had a vaccination in the months prior to her illness developing then surely that must be high on the list of suspect causes.

I suspect that it may not be the sort of explanation doctors might consider.

Vernon Coleman 8th September 2017