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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Sat Feb 7, 2015, 03:10 PM

1. A lot of adults slipped through those cracks

in the late 60s and early 70s. In addition, the vaccine given 1963-1968 wasn't as long lasting as the vaccine released in 1968. Plus, anyone who was an adult at the time was considered to have had the disease already.

There are a lot of things at work here, in other words, from kids who skipped the disease when they were growing up, who might have had the less effective vaccine, or who were unable to get the vaccine at all for medical reasons, and parents of kids with measles who don't think quarantine is important.

Here in NM, we're surrounded by states with outbreaks. This state takes a very hard line about vaccinating the kiddies, medical exemptions only, so maybe we'll escape it. Unfortunately, measles is one of the most contagious diseases out there, the peak of contagion occurring when the person feels a bit off but before the rash develops.

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