2015 already trying to compete with 2014 for most measles outbreaks! #vaccine #ImpliedFacePalm

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Looks like 2015 is starting early with outbreaks of measles… perhaps continuing last years’ trend (see above).

Today there were reports of a potential outbreak of measles in Colorado Springs that may include exposure of ~300 people. The Colorado case is related to the measles outbreak and exposures at DisneyLand in California.

More than two dozen cases of measles have now been linked to Disney theme parks in Southern California.

The California Department of Public Health reported seven more cases on Monday, bringing the total number to 26 people in four states.

Health officials say at least 8 of those infected had not been vaccinated.

Measles outbreaks like these, and those last year, serve as a stark reminder that measles is a serious disease that needs to be continually vaccinated against. The dangerous and anti-science trend of not vaccinating children against measles and other diseases will continue to raise its ugly head in the form of disease outbreaks that are 100% preventable. Expect to see more cases of measles, in both vaccinated and unvaccinated people, as well as more outbreaks as 2015 continues.

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Send thank you notes to ignorant parents that choose to put their children and other children in harms way by not vaccinating. Check out this CauseScience post about the science of how vaccines work.

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4 thoughts on “2015 already trying to compete with 2014 for most measles outbreaks! #vaccine #ImpliedFacePalm

  1. Reblogged this on I Read Encyclopedias for Fun and commented:
    Education is a very important thing to me. Using our knowledge for good is extremely important. Spreading misinformation can be potentially extremely dangerous. Take the anti-vaccination movement for example. It’s helping diseases make comebacks, such as measles and pertussis (whooping cough). The latter is incredibly dangerous for young children who are too young to be vaccinated. Herd immunity is a necessity for them. Vaccinations do not cause autism. Never been proven or even remotely linked to autism, other than by a fraudulent doctor whose research proved to be completely fabricated. If you believe Jenny McCarthy and are actively promoting what she says, you are a bloody idiot. That is all. Please read this post.

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  2. This is something that continuously makes my head explode. I completely understand the emotional response that was caused by the original studies that indicated a link between vaccinations and autism…people in that situation reacted exactly as you would expect someone in that situation to react. But THAT NONSENSE HAS BEEN DISPROVED! How is it that people are still clinging to it like a security blanket? ARGFLGUSGHEGSGEHILSG *head explosion*

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