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Health officials across the country are monitoring the spread of measles across 21 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

According to CDC, there have already been 107 cases reported this year. The majority of those cases were in people who were not vaccinated.

Measles is an airborne virus that spreads through coughing and sneezing. Symptoms typically show up 10-14 days after exposure.

From CDC

2018 is on track to become one of the worst years for measles in the last decade. In 2014, the United States experienced a record number of measles cases, with 667 cases from 27 states reported to the CDC.

The CDC says measles are still common in many parts of the world including some countries in Europe, Asia, the Pacific, and Africa, so travelers with measles can bring it into the U.S.

Here’s a list of the states being monitored for a measles outbreak:

Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington, and Washington D.C.

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      • Dr. D

        Notice the article states that “the majority” weren’t vaccinated. So if 57 weren’t vaccinated and 50 were, the vaccination didn’t work. In addition, the article does not give enough information, i.e., the ages, were there whole families infected, etc.
        These articles come out with vague information designed to scare the public, in my opinion. 107 cases worldwide is a small number.

  • Beverly Allor

    My generation all got the measles and the other normal childhood illnesses. It wasn’t a big deal.. until there was money to be made by selling the vaccine. It’s not the black plague…stop the scare tactics that are pushed by the CDC. Besides, the vaccine is not very effective and you can even get the measles from the vaccine. The US has breakouts every year among the vaccinated, too.

    • Vaccinate your child

      First of all, the vaccine is incredible effective. Secondly, the measles virus has the potential to be deadly not only to those who contract the virus, but pregnant women who get the virus run a high risk of having a baby that has major health issues and birth defects. Why not get a vaccine that does Work, by the way, instead of ignoring it and running the risk of dying? Don’t be like the idiot who said their whole generation got measles and are fine, go look up the actual statistics and look up the death rates and birth rates with child birth defects.

  • Kevin Rahe

    We protected our kids against measles with a safe, effective and ethical vaccine. Unfortunately, it was taken off the market several years ago, leaving as the only option for parents injecting a vaccine into their child that was cultured using the cells of an aborted baby, and which still contains potentially unsafe strands of that aborted child’s DNA. In fact, studies have shown a correlation between the use of that vaccine and incidences of autism. So much for progress.

    • noperiodnowwhat

      I can find confirmation that the vaccines are created in fibroblast cell lines that were cultured from a fetus aborted in the 1960’s. The study I find that purports to show linkage between the DNA and autism is highly speculative and circumstantial (http://soundchoice.s3.amazonaws.com/soundchoice/wp-content/uploads/Deisher-article-2-FINAL1.pdf) – they find recombination hot spots where the fetal DNA could potentially be incorporated, but show no evidence this actually occurs. They find a decrease and subsequent increase in autism rates that parallels the change in vaccination rates – that’s correlation, not causation (and when you look at the actual data in the tables/figures at the end it’s even less compelling). They claim that the DNA in the vaccine is fetal DNA – but no sequencing is performed to confirm that (SUPER easy with today’s technologies) – why is that? The experiment they use to supposedly show uptake and incorporation of fetal DNA is so far from what would happen in vivo as to be completely unrelated. They incubate cancerous cells with a single type of DNA for 24-48 hours, and (separate experiment) activate the cells with lipopolysaccharide for 24-48 hours “to mimic inflammation”….. I do not see how this relates to the uptake of DNA by NORMAL cells, which would only see the DNA transiently. Also, in order for this DNA to CAUSE autism, the change would need to be made in multiple cells (like most of them)… not happening. Maybe you could argue that it’s changing the eggs or sperm – but that wouldn’t have any effect until the next generation.

      Basically, the more I read in this paper, the less plausible the argument is.

      In the results where they talk about the number of hotspots in autism related genes versus the whole genome they say it’s higher. There are no actual numbers given so that one can compare the rates for oneself, nor any statistical significance. Oh okay – that’s table 5 – but still no statistical significance, no examination of any other sets of genes, just all genes versus autism related… all genes contains housekeeping genes and others that are very highly expressed and could very well have differential rates of recombination due to that – I would definitely want to see other disease-related gene sets.. and there’s no statistical significance given – this could very well be due simply to chance. How about selecting a random set of genes of the same size as the autism gene set?

      They claim, we have… ” most importantly presented additional ecological data indicating a potential causal link between fetal manufactured vaccines and the worldwide autism epidemic “… as I stated, ALL THEY HAVE is correlation, there is NO causation shown by the totally separate facts about MMR vaccination and autism rates.

      Look at Table 1 and then Figure 1. The line showing the autism rate is *highly* speculative between 2003-2007, based on a single point in 2007. They do not describe how they combine the data from the three countries.

      Comments on Table 3.. .why aren’t there data for all the vials? why do three of the vials have *the exact same results*?
      Figure 2 shows no appropriate controls… and not even a DNA ladder in part B…

      Final question / comment – why was this published in “Issues in law and medicine” as opposed to a scientific journal…?
      Overall conclusion – this is terrible, terrible science, and does not at all convince me of their hypothesis.

      • Kevin Rahe

        Yet, even a CDC researcher now admits that he found a correlation between use of the MMR vaccine and incidences of autism, and violated their own protocol to avoid reporting those findings. I am open to considering the results of any studies that directly investigate the possibility of DNA contamination from vaccines – should anyone ever dare to do one.

  • Nikki

    Interesting how this happens right after everyone got their booster shots for school… because the vaccine causes vaccinated children to SHED making them contagious. Can’t catch a virus you don’t have.

    • Michele

      Seriously? You’re clueless. Coincidentally students are all being injected with the booster and viola an outbreak! Are you kidding me. Research shedding and you’ll see it’s caused by the vaccines! Guess you’re fine injecting your child with formaldehyde, aluminum, aborted human diploid cells, animal tissue and mercury that was banned from thermometers years ago cause a tiny bit that got onto the skin was dangerous but let’s inject it into the veins of our children!! Ask your Dr for the vaccine INSERT and read this stuff for yourself. Please don’t trust me BUT DO your OWN research. Your child’s life depends on it!

      • Andy

        I’ve done plenty of research to know that you easily got wrestled in by the anti-vax crowd.

        You do know that measles is just as infectious as the flu and the cold virus, yet the amount of people who contract the measles every year pale in comparison to that of the flu and cold. Why is that? Because it’s easily vaccinated.

        Also, since you asked, I researched shedding and the MMR vaccine does not shed, except for rubella extremely rarely shedding into breastmilk. Other than that, only in some cases, like chickenpox, it will only shed if you had a reaction (usually rash) to the vaccine (which in itself is also rare). So that’s easily preventable. All that being said, most vaccines are of dead viruses which have absolutely no chance of causing harm.

        That being said, the “poisons” you state are in vaccines are well below the threshold for toxicity and have their own purpose as to either make the vaccine more effective or preserve the vaccine. There have also been no link between the minute amount of mercury in the vaccine and autism. By that logic, we should also ban tuna, swordfish, shark, well.. anything that’s even remotely in the upper ranks of the oceanic food chain. Oh, you should probably ban swimming in the ocean too, because there’s mercury there.

        So, your whole theory is void. Sorry. Don’t be stupid, get vaccinated.

        • Kevin Rahe

          Andy, you’re largely correct. However, as there is still some risk with any vaccine, another factor that should be considered is the seriousness of the disease being vaccinated against. The risk/benefit ratio is much higher for a mild disease than for a serious one. That is one reason I don’t vaccinate my children against chicken pox. You also have to consider whether there are other, safer ways to avoid the disease. I don’t let anyone administer Gardasil to my kids, for instance, because HPV infections can be avoided with simple good behavior – i.e. I don’t vaccinate against bad behavior.

          One way to reduce push-back against vaccines is to quit pressuring parents to vaccinate against diseases that are mild or easily avoided by other practices. When a parent complains because their child’s doctor wants to stick them with a 5 needles on every visit for everything under the sun, it’s quite understandable!

    • Mac Woods

      You’re right Erin, as these diseases were once essentially eradicated. It is interesting though, how no one ever mentions people moving here from third world cesspools, and bringing all of their contagion with them. Of course THAT would be “profiling” and lest we forget, “racist”, so that is never brought up. Even though it is a contributing factor. Notice I didn’t say the solitary factor. But a contributing factor. Can’t be denied.

    • Kevin Rahe

      Some of the blame also lies with vaccine manufacturers who’ve pulled ethical and safe vaccines for these diseases from the market in recent years, as well as the FDA, which won’t permit importing of ethical and safe vaccines developed in other countries that some of us here would very much like to use.

  • Sabrina

    Both my girls had a reaction from the measles vaccine they didn’t get sick but their skin broke out all over their body’s with the measles I’m their mother I notice all the little things about them.. I know it was from the vaccine.

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