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#1 of 12 Old 03-25-2010, 08:52 PM - Thread Starter
 
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http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_14755454

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Hard to say how seriously to take something that appears in the Daily Breeze. When I lived in Redondo Beach we called it the "Daily Cheese" because it was so hyperbolic.
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that's a good one. i might have to borrow that. i saw a bunch of other links and just heard it reported on the news. of course its all about the agenda that begins with "the child was unvaccinated" which gets the most lip dis-service. ugh.
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same old drivel.....

If the people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." Thomas Jefferson.

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http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_14755478

http://cbs2.com/health/measles.Los.A...2.1588870.html

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oh, actually, that was another case. sorry.
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Because news items like this have a tendency to stray, I'd just like to remind everyone to keep the discussion focused on the general Vax related topic in this forum rather than on any specific individual. Also remember that if you would like to talk more about the illness itself, H&H is the appropriate forum. TIA!
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The thing I find interesting is its apparently pretty prevalent in other countries (European for example) if it was really SO deadly as we've been lead to believe, THAT (along with photos) would be all over the news.

I wonder how many people are infected in these european countries every year, and what their ages are. And how many of those end up with complications (or death) -and respective ages too.

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same old drivel.....
yeah. same stuff, new year. blech.
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Thank you. Thats exactly the type of info I am looking for and they should be presenting. While I find it alarming that a whopping 36%-49% of cases were hospitalized (of the 320 reported cases), the fact is these are "reported" cases which means only those that have been seen by a dr. (So I'm assuming there were many more cases that were not reported, never saw a dr, etc) On the other hand, even of those large # of hospitalized patients, the "complications" are not really that alarming, are they? (and they mention no deaths) ... I mean, I know someone (a fully vaxed child) who gets pneumonia nearly every single winter! (he does not have asthma or other diagnosed chronic health condition) ... leaving me to ponder... Should this really be something we are trying to avoid at all costs? Is this the worst that is happening to these worst case scenerios of hospitalized children with measles? Granted, its "only" 320 cases, I realize worse things will happen when the numbers start to climb. But still.


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Of the 320 cases, 115 (36%) were hospitalised and 162 (51%) were not hospitalised, while hospitalisation status was unknown/not reported for 43 (13%). Length of hospitalisation was reported for 73 cases; the median duration of stay was three days (range one to 11 days).

Complications reported included pneumonia (n=16), ear infection/otitis media (n=4), dehydration (n=2), chest infection (n=1), dehydration, nausea and vomiting (n=1), pharyngitis (n=1), pneumothorax (n=1), seizures (n=1) and tonsillitis (n=1).

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