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Measles outbreak in my area

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There has been a confirmed case of measles in an employee at a store where I regularly do my grocery shopping. According to health officials, DD and I may have been exposed, as we shopped there on January 26. DD (6 y.o.) is unvaccinated. I am not so worried about myself, as I know my parents made sure I had every vaccine possible.

 

What I am most concerned about is the fact that my husband is in the hospital due to a severe leg fracture, and he will probably be there for weeks. I have been at the hospital with him, as have our kids.

 

Could we be contributing to a possible measles epidemic at the hospital? He was transferred yesterday to hospital #2, which means we could be spreading things at two different places. Here is the article about the local outbreak. Is there anything I can/should be doing to keep everyone safe?

 

http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/localnews/ci_22518787/measles-outbreak-palo-alto-medication-foundation-has-vaccine

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A long time since this post. Measles is very contagious, but no one can spread it unless they have it. So unless sometone in the family is sick there is no danger of contagion. Most measles cases occur in vaccinated people, so previous vaccination does not guarantee protection. Given the circumstances - shopping in a store, I would not worry. Besides, measles is easy to manage with holistic methods.
 

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