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Heh...yep, true to what I thought my mum (visitig for the day) just came up and said that I needed to get Jhonen vaxed. Predictible she is, yes? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br>
Although she makes me laugh because as much as a vax-hound as she is, she has yet to ask if the titres for DH, me, and the 2 older boys are showing adequate immunity. Way to care, mom! :LOL<br><br>
OK about the outbreak...there is <a href="http://www.lafayettejc.com/news20050604/200506040local_news1117863836.shtml" target="_blank">this</a> ink to a local article. DH works at Purdue. Hmmm...I guess I am more worried that his titres are still adequate than I am worried about the kids or I catching it (I had a MMR booster during the last local outbreak in 93 because I didn't know better). Notice they say this:<b><br>
Bohlin said that while anyone under the age of 5 who is diagnosed with measles has a higher risk of complications, the odds are still good that they will recover fully.</b><br>
OMG I about fell over when I saw they said that! Sounds like for all the fear mogering, there is at least a shred of sensibility around! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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Poor baby didn't have such good immunity from mama, did he?<br><br>
Why are you worried about his titres? Look at this:<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">For example, a 2003 measles outbreak in a Pennsylvania boarding school produced nine documented cases. Of those nine students, six had received two doses of measles containing vaccine, one had received only one dose and two were unvaccinated. The student who initiated the outbreak contracted the illness while traveling to Lebanon. He had received two doses of the vaccine. The only complications noted for this outbreak were two cases of dehydration.</td>
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<a href="http://www.naturalfamilyonline.com/YFH/20048-mmr-vaccine.htm" target="_blank">http://www.naturalfamilyonline.com/Y...mr-vaccine.htm</a><br><br>
That doesn't seem so bad. Says keep some rehydration solution, vit A & zinc on hand though.
 

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Why are you worried about his titres? Look at this:<br></div>
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I guess I didn't make it clear...I would be more concerned with DH havig been vaxed as a kid, having inadequate titres which would make it more likely that if he got measles it could be atypical. Straightforward measles is one thing. Atypical meases in a fully vaxed individual DOES scare me.<br><br>
I'm mostly worried about DS#2's titres so I don't have to submit an exemption form (yes, I'm being lazy). The public schools have been really awesome about accepting the exemptions, even so far as to be cool with using religious exemption and only havig partial vaxing. The Catholic schools (where he will be next year) are real nonvax-unfriendly but will consider a + titre as sufficient proof of immunity.
 

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I am confused. Why are that quaranting people for 2 weeks that have the disease if it runs its course is 4-5 days? Are you still contagious after its over?<br><br>
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question: besides the infant, were any of the other people to get the measles vaxed for it? just curious since I didn't see it indicated in the article. But I'm tired, maybe I missed it.
 

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Yeah, atypical measles sucks but it only occurs in individuals who were vaccinated with the heat killed vaccine so it shouldn't be a concern for most people. Supposedly revaccination with the live virus abrogates the potentiality of acquiring atypical measles (with the interesting caveat that the hypersensitivity reaction occurs at the time of vaccination instead of during later exposure to the wild virus). IMO, subacute sclerosing panencephalitis is something to make a note of (the fatal, age related response to measles virus mostly in children under two). Another good reason to breastfeed until at least two years of age.
 

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I heard this on the radio this am --it is the first cases since the 2002 case I think.<br><br>
I did not hear the ages or vaccine status of them -just that it was 4 cases & then I heard it was 15.??
 
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