Published: Mon, February 11, 2019
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Public health reports no new measles cases, exposure sites Sunday

Public health reports no new measles cases, exposure sites Sunday

"The immediate workplace has been notified and places where that person may have went, but the infectious period has passed in that particular case, and there is only one confirmed case".

Present was New York University School of Law professor Mary Holland, co-author of a book titled Vaccine Epidemic: How Corporate Greed, Biased Science, and Coercive Government Threaten Our Human Rights, Our Health, and Our Children, as well as a vaccine-autism study that surgical oncologist and Science-Based Medicine managing editor David Gorski described as "bad science, bad law", and a "massive ethical failing".

"Once pneumonia sets in and then you get secondary bacterial infections, tuloy-tuloy na, mabilis downhill kasi yung maliit na bata, the health system is so fragile", he added. "There's nothing that's going to change my mind on this on that specific vaccination", said mother Monique Murray. Kennedy asked, per Oregon Public Broadcasting.

In just more than a month, over 4,000 people have contracted measles with 70 people reported deaths because of the disease, the Department of Health (DOH) said Monday. Immunization status could not be verified for five cases, and one case involved a child who had received only a single dose of the MMR vaccine.

Measles vaccination rates here, at the epicenter of the outbreak, are now up by 500 percent.

Almost all of the measles cases have been diagnosed in patients who were never vaccinated against the virus.

Weak and malnourished children who contact measles are more prone to developing complications, including pneumonia, he said.

It is also highly contagious.

The Health Secretary said they began a nationwide immunization campaign as early as April 2018, however, there was a low turnout of parents particularly in Metro Manila who availed of the vaccination services.

The antivaxxers may be willing to accept all these risks, but much of the general public seems to have been alarmed by the spreading outbreak. Most people recover within a week or two.

"The causes of measles outbreak involved a number of factors or elements".

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