In the News Recently: Measles Outbreak Spreading?
There is a trend in the U.S. and U.K. recently. A disturbing rise in cases of Measles. Could it possibly be a measles outbreak?
In both the U.K. & U.S., there are nearly as many cases in the first quarter of 2011 as there were in all of 2010.
A debate among parents over providing the Measles Vaccine to their kids. During January 1 to May 20, 2011, a total of 118 cases were reported from 23 states. Here are videos and news stories:
First, from Fox News: All age groups who’ve not been immunized at risk
In Utah, 368 kids are pulled from school:
Watch VIDEO Here: Epidemic HAZARD
*Note: You’ll need Adobe Flash player to view (YouTube video)
In the News: Brendan O’Connor, father of 3 sons, warns parents to protect their kids against this Measles Outbreak. This father from London states that the disease “flattened” his sons..
Here’s the exclusive: Brendan O’Connor Measles Story
Small outbreaks have occurred at school settings and universities in Europe – By mid-April the WHO reports that there are now 6,500 cases of Measles, with France being hit the worst.
See the full article here. Those immunized with just 1 dose may want to get that 2nd dose.
Parents are somewhat concerned that the Measles vaccine can lead to Autism; but “large studies of thousands of children have found no connection between this vaccine and autism.” – Excerpt from Huffington Post Story
Current Percentage of Kids Vaccinated Across the Globe: From Worldbank.org