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Diagnosed with pneumonia a week ago. Still sick after antibiotics but now breaking out with tiny red bumps. Have already been vaccinated for measles?
Comfort care: Measles is a viral illness common in unvaccinated populations. The illness runs thru its stages and recovery is generally complete. A portion will have complications;ear & lung infection that require rx, a few may develop life threatening encephalitis (more in <5yo).The world health organization recomends vitamin a supplements to help reduce mortality. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Contact with germ: Measles is an only human illness that is passed by direct contact with the oro-nasal secretions or airborn droplets coughed up by an infected person.Infected persons are contageous 1-2d prior to 5d after onset of the rash.When contageous particles enter your nose/eyes/mouth or throat, they may take 8-12 days before you have symptoms. Get vaccinated and you can avoid it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vaccination: Since the virus can spread from infected patients before they become physically ill, the only sure method of prevention or control is vaccination.Outbreaks this year in Houston and Ohio have been traced to imported cases (air travel) and spread to secondary contacts who were not vaccinated or had received only one dose. ...Read more
Measles vaccine: Very very important. This potentially deadly disease has been virtually eliminated in the USA, but is now making a comeback because people are not routinely immunizing their children. Both from an individual health benefit as well as promoting public health the use of this vaccine is essential. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seek immunization: You are having a chance to see, first hand, the results that individuals pay for the anti-immunization fraud. If your brother dies or suffers brain damage, he has my sympathy. The immunization is 90% effective, and we depend on others to keep the community herd immunity up. If you've not been immunized, phone your physician and insist that you get the injections now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer