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Mon Aug 8, 2022, 05:04 PM

First, Covid... then Monkeypox... then polio...

Now, there have been two confirmed cases of whooping cough in seniors in my neighborhood this past week...

What next??? Measles??? Mumps??? Dipthteria???

Making sure all my inoculations are up to date... including pneumonia...
Hoping other will do the same...

This winter could be costly for many...

That is all...

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Response to ultralite001 (Original post)

Mon Aug 8, 2022, 05:07 PM

1. Already had it so I'm probably immune. I had all the kiddo diseases.

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Response to ultralite001 (Original post)

Mon Aug 8, 2022, 05:12 PM

2. This is where the selfish anti-vax pricks have led us.

Scarlet fever will probably be next.

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Response to Novara (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 8, 2022, 05:17 PM

3. Seeing as scarlet fever is caused by strep and treated...

…with amoxicillin (or Zithromax for those allergic to the penicillin family), and there is no immunization involved/available, people shouldn’t have any reason to avoid being treated for strep.

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Response to ultralite001 (Original post)

Mon Aug 8, 2022, 05:23 PM

4. I got measles at the age of 42, and whooping cough at the age of 57. I'm now 73.

They were really rough .... the older you get, the tougher they are. Believe me! But the measles were the worst. A true nightmare.

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Response to ultralite001 (Original post)

Mon Aug 8, 2022, 05:28 PM

5. I'm adopted and they told my parents I never had the measles......

at the age of 3 to 37 I never got the measles. But alas I woke up with extreme headaches and pains going from left to right over and over again. Then I noticed what appeared to be a bite on the left side of my spine. So I tried to treat it and control the pains. The only pain reliever that worked sorta of was Advil. After two weeks pain I finally went to the ER.

The doctor took one look at my my back and said you have the shingles. I told him "but I never had the measles" and he replied "yes you have".

That said with the recent advocating against shots for children and many refusing COVID shots and refuse to wear masks or doing anything to protect themselves and their love ones by some people is not helpful.

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Response to Lovie777 (Reply #5)

Mon Aug 8, 2022, 05:30 PM

6. shingles is from the chicken pox virus, not measles.

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Response to hedda_foil (Reply #6)

Mon Aug 8, 2022, 05:33 PM

7. You beat me to it...

Thx...

I'm sure the clarification will be appreciated...

Cheers...

That is all...

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Response to hedda_foil (Reply #6)

Mon Aug 8, 2022, 05:48 PM

8. Measles/Chicken Pox I always get them mixed up ......

but shingles I will never forget.

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Response to Lovie777 (Reply #8)

Mon Aug 8, 2022, 05:57 PM

10. Shingles vaccines laid me low for about 24 hours each time . . .

And it was so worth it.

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Response to ultralite001 (Original post)

Mon Aug 8, 2022, 05:53 PM

9. Does one need a booster of polio?

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #9)

Mon Aug 8, 2022, 06:12 PM

11. CDC recommendations...

Better safe than sorry...

Polio vaccination: Routine poliovirus vaccination of U.S. adults (i.e., persons aged >18 years) is not necessary.
Most adults do not need polio vaccine because they were already vaccinated as children and their risk of exposure
to polioviruses in the United States is minimal.

However, some adults are at higher risk for exposure to poliovirus and should consider polio vaccination:

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/polio/hcp/recommendations.html

Adult immunization schedule for other communicable diseases:

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/imz/adult.html

Your community health department can help get one's immunizations up to date, often for a nominal fee...

Y'all be careful out there...

That is all...

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Response to ultralite001 (Original post)

Tue Aug 9, 2022, 08:07 AM

12. K/R. Potential Lyme Disease Vaccine in the news. Looking for approval in 2025 (NBC Today).

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