18 Jul 2017

Measles Scare After Anti-Vaxxers Gain Foothold in Minnesota

Throughout the first part of 2017, according to a new report in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report by the CDC, there have been 65 cases of Measles in Southern Minnesota. Anti-Vaxxers had gained a foothold in convincing a population there not to vaccinate their children because of concerns for autism. Of Note:

Population Exposed : 8250

20 children of the 65 were hospitalized for pneumonia

No Deaths and no mention of any post-infection complications (It is too early to tell)

3 Children who had already had 2 MMR doses, also contracted Measles

Transmission to others is still ongoing.

Vaccinate your children, people… to protect yourself and your children and most of all, my children

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6627a1.htm?s_cid=mm6627a1_w

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