Measles 2013 - Page 2
It will be interesting to see the Welsh statistics.
This link out of Quebec, which saw a mealses outbreak in 2011, said the average age for mealses (n=776) was 15. 1/9 were hospitalised - no deaths.
Measles is highly contagious and outbreaks in the pre-vaccine era came around every 2-3 years. I think it is very likely most people did get mealses before age 10 or so in the pre-vaccine era, and that our current systme of vaccination is pushing the age of measles forward - which might be part of the reason why we have higher complication rates.
Huh? Measles is not a disease of infants; they should be benefiting from maternal antibodies, from mothers that have real immunity from natural infection. Then you get the teens, who's vaccine induced immunity as worn off.
Right, that excludes vaccine damaged children, with compromised immune systems. No wonder the rate of complications seems to be so high these days, given that 51% of children today are chronically sick.
Are you saying that measles pre-vaccine was a common disease in infants? If so you are totally wrong.. Most children contracted the disease in childhood. But whatever, you can believe what the heck you want, if it gives you comfort.
What are you saying, Rachel? I am little confused as to what your point is….
I agree maternal antibodies do not last til 5, but they do give the baby some protection under age 1 (assuming the mother is unvaxxed).
Likewise, it seems most people did get the measles under age 10 in the prevaccine era, and that might have been the best (safest) time to get the measles.
I actually didn't say that naturally derived maternal antibodies last until five, however, I don't think they suddenly go poof at 12 months. If they did, then the disease, pre-vaccine, would have predominantly been seen in infants and toddlers, and this just wasn't the case. Until now when vaccine induced maternal antibodies no longer provide protection for the very young - as evidenced by the incidence figures I posted above. Unless, of course you don't believe those either.