I thought of MDC when I saw this alert. A lot of people here will be at risk.
The teen then sought medical help at the Southwest Medical Group at Fisher's Landing on Tuesday. He was diagnosed with measles Wednesday afternoon.
Health officials are urging people who have not been vaccinated and may have been exposed to the teen at the school, between 4 and 8 p.m. Sunday at the convenience store or between 5:30 and 10:30 p.m. Sunday at the church youht group to avoid going out in public from Friday, the earliest time symptoms are likely to emerge, through 21 days following exposure. In this case, that period runs to March 20.
It's too late for the vaccine now if you were exposed, but pregnant women can get the immunoglobulin until tomorrow.
Quote from the article:
Melnick said. "I can tell you that from a medical standpoint, this is an incredibly safe vaccine. The disease can be deadly, but it’s completely preventable with vaccination.”
So, the vaccine completely prevents measles, and rarely causes reactions. Sounds completely true to me!
"This is the sickest species the world has ever known."
Dr.John Bergman, speaking about the human species.