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Good medicine: homeopathy

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 14 September 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6184

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Thanks to the internet and Twitter, I am now able to answer Alan Henness' question about current Cuban health policy for Leptospirosis. It appears that homeoprophylaxis has been rolled out over the whole of Cuba - a population of some 11 million:

For those who cannot be bothered to follow the link, I copy below the comment from the Canadian website:"Why Cubans no longer have to worry about leptospirosis

Bracho, Gustavo et al. Large-scale application of highly-diluted bacteria for Leptospirosis epidemic control. Homeopathy, 2010; 99: 156-166. Full paper, not just abstract.

This was the largest-scale ever homeopathic study, involving 2.3 million patients in parts of Cuba, who were given two doses of a homeopathic remedy as a preventative to the hurricane-triggered disease. The infection rate for leptospirosis dropped to near zero, for a cost that was a small fraction of what they had been paying for vaccination. Cuba now uses the homeopathic protocol with its entire population (Bracho, Gustavo, personal communication).

Currently, they’re working on another study on upper respiratory infections, with nine million (9,000,000) people. Stay tuned."

So for those who insist upon swimming in The Serpentine or Regent's Canal but are worried about Weil's Disease, it seems homeopathy has the answer.

Competing interests: User of homeopathy for sheep and cattle

21 November 2012
David Eyles
Livestock farmer