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Old 02-08-2010, 12:37 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I just relocated to San Antonio. I was told that measles are really bad here. Is there any truth to this? For those of you living in this area, did you choose to give the measles vaccine. Generally I do not give my daughter vaccinations. But I was curious what others would have to say.

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I just relocated to San Antonio. I was told that measles are really bad here. Is there any truth to this? For those of you living in this area, did you choose to give the measles vaccine. Generally I do not give my daughter vaccinations. But I was curious what others would have to say.
I lived in San Antonio over 5 years and I have not heard any such thing. Even if it were true, it would not concern me because I am not trying to avoid measles.

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I lived in San Antonio for 3 years and never heard that either. I had two unvaxed kiddos at that time.
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I live a few hours from San Antonio, but have not heard of measles in TX in the six years I've lived here.
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Have you checked the MMWR? It should tell you how many cases in the state and if there is an 'outbreak' in the city.

Was it a Dr. that told you measles was 'really bad' there?

I just checked the MMWR - There have been 1 reported case of measles in the whole US so far for 2010. Maybe that one case was in Texas and maybe it was even in San Antonio...if it was, would you consider that really bad?

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5904md.htm

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Have you checked the MMWR? It should tell you how many cases in the state and if there is an 'outbreak' in the city.

Was it a Dr. that told you measles was 'really bad' there?
Yeah, my sister (who has lived here for about 3 years) told me this is what two doctors had told her. Both are located in San Antonio. My first thought was this was just a line that they use. I checked the MMWR and found no reason to be alarmed. But I thought I'd ask ya'll what you thought. I love this board. Thank you ladies!

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Have you checked the MMWR? It should tell you how many cases in the state and if there is an 'outbreak' in the city.

Was it a Dr. that told you measles was 'really bad' there?

I just checked the MMWR - There have been 1 reported case of measles in the whole US so far for 2010. Maybe that one case was in Texas and maybe it was even in San Antonio...if it was, would you consider that really bad?

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5904md.htm
wow, no.. I would not consider that really bad. Especially since the measles usually are not that bad to begin with (yes, it can be.. rarely). I really appreciate your help with this. I hope I can find a doctor who is ok with my vaccine choices.

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Back a few years- 2006 or 7- there was a sports tournament that had measles spread which I think started in a Japanese team and spread around from there; many of the cases were in Texas I think, so that might be what she is thinking of...but, again, this was back a few years.

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wow, no.. I would not consider that really bad. Especially since the measles usually are not that bad to begin with (yes, it can be.. rarely). I really appreciate your help with this. I hope I can find a doctor who is ok with my vaccine choices.
You can ask on the Texas tribe board.

Dr. McMains supports parental choice and does not harass non-vaxing parents; also, there is North Hills Family Medicine. Both are close to the intersection of 1604 and 281.

Corpus Christi had relatively large outbreaks in '85 and '92; the Japanese baseball player was "credited" with infecting 6 people directly or indirectly.

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I'm in Austin and have been for the past three years. I have yet to hear anything about anyone getting the measles.
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