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Measles Is Back, And It's Because Your Kids Aren't Vaccinated

Posted August 25, 2008 9:31 AM

From Scientific American:

If you didn't vaccinate your kids, you too could find yourself partly responsible for the resurgence of a disease thought eliminated in 2000 Measles—a highly contagious disease-causing virus—is making a comeback in the U.S., thanks to parents fears over vaccines. Fifteen children under 20, including four babies, have been hospitalized and 131 sickened by the red splotches since the beginning of this year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, in 15 states and the District of Columbia.

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08/26/2008 1:22 AM

Sickened but none dead ?

What are the chances of damage from the Mercury taking the shots ?

I lived thru measles I know My kids could but the Mercury?

Well they had their shots anyway.

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08/26/2008 7:09 AM

"Prior to the vaccine's introduction in the 1960s, as many as 4 million people came down with measles each year and as many as 450 died as well as 4,000 who developed permanent disabilities when the measles inflamed their brains."

Still sound like the vaccine is a good bet.

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