Measles Outbreak Traced to Fully Vaccinated Patient
Get the measles vaccine, and you wonât get the measlesâor give it to anyone else. Right? Well, not always. A person fully vaccinated against measles has contracted the disease and passed it on to others. The startling case study contradicts received wisdom about the vaccine and suggests that a recent swell of measles outbreaks in developed nations could mean more illnesses even among the vaccinated.
When it comes to the measles vaccine, two shots are better than one. Most people in the United States are initially vaccinated against the virus shortly after their first birthday and return for a booster shot as a toddler. Less than 1% of people who get both shots will contract the potentially lethal skin and respiratory infection. And even if a fully vaccinated person does become infectedâa rare situation known as âvaccine failureââthey werenât thought to be contagious.
1- adults would've been reintroduced to chickenpox in mid years from children, giving them a natural boost as their immune systems wane. because they have not had this since 1995, they are now more susceptible. its simple cause and effect.
pennelopea wrote: Jim, wasn't it normal for us to acquire natural immunity and not have to worry about it anymore? so what are you so worried about? its the younger ones that will not have natural immunity and will be susceptible to shingles. now they are telling us the upswing in shingles has nothing to do with the loss of natural immunity, but I remember the shingles posters going up on doctor's walls not long after the chickenpox vac's campaign started....
Penny, the shingles "epidemic" really started when the baby boomers and the group right before, reach a certain age where their immune system does not work well, or whatever will trigger shingles. None of these people had the chickenpox vaccination. They're all too old have it, because it wasn't invented yet. Again look at the shingles/chickenpox sites in my previous messages--are leashed you folks who are interested in how things work. All too often here, some think that the exceptions are the rule, rather than proving it. Pity, their children have to suffer.
Buildup immunity? Too bad you can't ask a lot of those Native Americans who caught European diseases that were brought to them. Europeans were just bundles of germs.
Jim, wasn't it normal for us to acquire natural immunity and not have to worry about it anymore? so what are you so worried about? its the younger ones that will not have natural immunity and will be susceptible to shingles.
now they are telling us the upswing in shingles has nothing to do with the loss of natural immunity, but I remember the shingles posters going up on doctor's walls not long after the chickenpox vac's campaign started....
I had the measles when I was a kid so I guess I never got vaccinated. I don't know how you all see it, and don't really know if it's smart or foolish, but I haven't had any proactive shots since I was in elementary school. Never a flu shot, etc, etc, and I have never been sick. I might get one cold a year...maybe, but other than that, I never catch anything from anyone. I think God just blessed my family with great immune systems., and as far as I know, nobody ever died early, unless it was by personal choice, that is.