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Could Relatives of Measles Virus Jump from Animals to Us?

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We've seen recent spikes in measles infections.

Some European countries, including the UK, lost their measles-free status and many developing countries, especially parts of Africa, Asia and Oceania are seeing frequent outbreaks.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is experiencing a protracted outbreak of over a quarter of a million cases and more than 5,000 deaths, mainly in children under-five.

And the reason for this measles upturn?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-50839868

tumblespots
2 months ago
What do you think of this?
MrsCraig
MrsCraig2 months ago

My son had his immunisations on Friday. I would rather he was a bit unsettled for 48 hours with a possible fever than he contracted measles. I don't understand people who don't get their children vaccinated. It is putting them and other children at unnecessary risk.

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tumblespots
tumblespots
Original Poster
2 months ago

That's it exactly, it's not just that somebody doesn't want to immunise or believe in immunisation for their child, it's the bigger picture for the rest of the population. I hope it all goes well for you on Friday 👍 🐞

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig2 months ago

tumblespots he had them last Friday and apart from a few screams when he was injected it was fine. I would hate for my son to get something because someone else hadn't vaccinated their child, especially when he has had heart problems, it could affect him even more!

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tumblespots
tumblespots
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2 months ago

MrsCraig I'm so sorry, I read that wrong - my fingers were way ahead of the rest of me! So glad it's behind you, all done and dusted.

It never ceases to amaze me that other peoples thoughtless actions or inactions can change someone else's life in unforseen ways. What can seem trivial to one person can be life threatening to another, after all we are individuals. 🐞

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig2 months ago

tumblespots no need to apologise. It never fails to amaze me either. Whilst you have the right to decide what is best for your child, you need to think about the consequences of not vaccinating your child.

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