Tourist with measles visits Fort Bragg, potentially exposing people to the disease


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  1. Funny how my parent’s generation weren’t afraid of measles. Everyone got it as a kid- they stayed home from school for a week and that was it. They didn’t know anyone who died from it. It was just part of grkwing up to get it. Similar to chickenpox in my generation. I wasn’t afraid to get it. It was an annoying rash that left me some scars from scratching.

    • Funny how ignorance is bliss. Before the introduction of the first measles vaccine in 1963, three to four million people caught the virus each year in the U.S. Of these, 48,000 people were hospitalized; 7,000 had seizures; 2,000 suffered permanent deafness or brain damage; and 500 died. One in 20 caught pneumonia and one in 10 got an ear infection. The incidence of complications due to the measles remains high today, too. In the current outbreak, about 25% of patients have been hospitalized.

  2. so out of 4 million people 500 died that is 0.0125 percent of people… not one percent o.o125… In 2012, the Cochrane Collaborative examined 57 studies and clinical trials involving approximately 14.7 million children who had received the MMR vaccine. 15 While the study authors stated that they were not able to detect a “significant” association between MMR vaccine and autism, asthma, leukemia, hay fever, type I diabetes, gait disturbance, Crohn’s disease, demyelinating diseases or bacterial or viral infections, they reported that:

    “The design and reporting of safety outcomes in MMR vaccine studies, both pre- and post-marketing, are largely inadequate.”16

    As of November 30, 2018, there have been more than 93,179 reports of measles vaccine reactions, hospitalizations, injuries and deaths following measles vaccinations made to the federal Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS), including 459 related deaths, 6,936 hospitalizations, and 1,748 related disabilities. Over 50% of those adverse events occurred in children three years old and under. However, the numbers of vaccine-related injuries and deaths reported to VAERS may not reflect the true number of serious health problems that occur develop after MMR vaccination.

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