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Measles Outbreak In Orange County Ca Worst In Decades!

Posted by on Mar. 28, 2014 at 9:53 AM
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Measles outbreak in Orange County, California worst in decades

An outbreak of measles in Orange County, California is the worst health officials have seen in two decades.

Twenty-one county residents have been diagnosed with measles in 2014, including 7 who have been hospitalized, CBS Los Angeles reports.

"It's very contagious, and what we're trying to do is prevent the exposure and spread," said O.C. Health Deputy Agency Director Eric Handle told the station. "The measles virus can cause inflammation in the brain that can appear immediately, or seven years out."

Measles is a highly contagious infection that starts with a fever, cough, runny nose and pink eye before progressing to a rash on the face, upper neck that within a few days spreads down to the rest of the body.

Approximately 20 percent of cases experience more serious complications such as pneumonia and encephalitis, which is a potentially-fatal swelling of the brain.

The disease is spread through infected droplets from a person's nose, mouth or throat that are dispersed in the air.

Health officials have set up clinics and urged people who have not been vaccinated to get the MMR vaccine to stop the disease's spread. Officials however warned people experiencing symptoms to speak with their doctors first, because they risk spreading the disease if they show up to vaccination locations without warning.

Neighboring counties have also seen an increase in cases in 2014, according to officials: Los Angeles County has seen 10 cases this year, and Riverside has seen five.

Recent measles outbreaks have also been reported in San Francisco and New York City, prompting calls for vaccination.

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report last December found the highest number of measles cases in the past 17 years, with health officials citing philosophical differences with the vaccine for the increase.

If someone infected comes over from another country where measles cases are more common, unvaccinated people -- especially children younger than 6 months -- are at risk.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/measles-outbreak-in-orange-county-california-worst-in-decades/

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VooDooB
by Platinum Member on Mar. 28, 2014 at 9:59 AM

I thought this happened last year.

jcrew6
by Platinum Member on Mar. 28, 2014 at 10:02 AM
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Don't vaccinate your kids?  Expect the consequences. 

dawnie1
by #1 Raider fan on Mar. 28, 2014 at 10:02 AM
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Aw jeez, here we go. I'll start. Well it's a damn good thing my kids are vacc'd!!! My son came home from school and asked me if he had his mumps shot so they are talking about it at school.


mehamil1
by Platinum Member on Mar. 28, 2014 at 10:03 AM
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Well, fuck. So much for herd immunity. 

mehamil1
by Platinum Member on Mar. 28, 2014 at 10:07 AM
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That's the thing, they don't expect it. They rely on faulty information. Either they think these diseases don't really happen anymore because we live in a time with "great" sanitation (ha!) or this idea of herd immunity. They also aren't aware of how quickly a complication can arise if their child does get sick. It's fear of autism mixed in with not being educated in how these vaccines work in the first place. Also ignorance of infectious diseases. 

Quoting jcrew6:

Don't vaccinate your kids?  Expect the consequences. 

lga1965
by on Mar. 28, 2014 at 10:11 AM
Well said.

Quoting mehamil1:

That's the thing, they don't expect it. They rely on faulty information. Either they think these diseases don't really happen anymore because we live in a time with "great" sanitation (ha!) or this idea of herd immunity. They also aren't aware of how quickly a complication can arise if their child does get sick. It's fear of autism mixed in with not being educated in how these vaccines work in the first place. Also ignorance of infectious diseases. 

Quoting jcrew6:

Don't vaccinate your kids?  Expect the consequences. 

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Heisenberg
by on Mar. 28, 2014 at 10:14 AM
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You should look up how many of those 20 cases were vaccinated. Lol

Quoting jcrew6:

Don't vaccinate your kids?  Expect the consequences. 

Heisenberg
by on Mar. 28, 2014 at 10:16 AM
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I would like you to show me in the article where this " outbreak" has anything to do with parents not vaccinating their children.

Quoting mehamil1:

That's the thing, they don't expect it. They rely on faulty information. Either they think these diseases don't really happen anymore because we live in a time with "great" sanitation (ha!) or this idea of herd immunity. They also aren't aware of how quickly a complication can arise if their child does get sick. It's fear of autism mixed in with not being educated in how these vaccines work in the first place. Also ignorance of infectious diseases. 

Quoting jcrew6:

Don't vaccinate your kids?  Expect the consequences. 

mrsary
by Bronze Member on Mar. 28, 2014 at 10:18 AM
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Yup

Quoting lga1965: Well said.

Quoting mehamil1:

That's the thing, they don't expect it. They rely on faulty information. Either they think these diseases don't really happen anymore because we live in a time with "great" sanitation (ha!) or this idea of herd immunity. They also aren't aware of how quickly a complication can arise if their child does get sick. It's fear of autism mixed in with not being educated in how these vaccines work in the first place. Also ignorance of infectious diseases. 

Quoting jcrew6:

Don't vaccinate your kids?  Expect the consequences. 

jcrew6
by Platinum Member on Mar. 28, 2014 at 10:18 AM
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"Federal health officials have already been able to connect the dots here. Last fall, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a report warning that anti-vaccine beliefs have fueled a rise in measles cases. Researchers noted that 2013 saw the highest number of measles cases in nearly two decades, and 80 percent of those cases occurred among unvaccinated people — most of whom cited “philosophical differences” with the MMR vaccine."

Quoting Heisenberg: You should look up how many of those 20 cases were vaccinated. Lol
Quoting jcrew6:

Don't vaccinate your kids?  Expect the consequences. 


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