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Essay On Measles

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The recent outbreak of measles in the United States can be blamed on the fact that many people are refusing to have their children vaccinated against the disease. The refusal of this vaccination seems to stem from fear of what the vaccine might cause. Whether the vaccine does or doesn’t cause Autism should not matter at this point because a world-wide Measles outbreak would be more detrimental than any case of Autism. Measles has not been across the board in the United States for approximately a decade, until 2014. There were 603 cases from January 1st to October 31st. In 2015, from January 1st to February 6th, there was 121 more cases reported (Pewresearch). “With all the vaccines we have today, there should not be as many measles outbreak in the United States as there has been in the past year…”, says Dr. Jamie Akins, a physician at Texoma Pediatrics in Durant, Oklahoma. This virus can almost be prevented by your child being vaccinated with the two doses of the MMR vaccine. These two vaccines prevent your child from getting the measles virus by 97%. The first of the MMR should be given at the age of 12-15 months of age, then the second dose should be administered at the age 4-6 years old (pewsearch). Measles is caused by a virus that replicates in the nose…show more content…
If you contract these symptoms please contact your doctor: fever, cough, runny nose, inflamed eyes, sore throat, and a red, blotchy rash. These symptoms normally appear 10-14 days after the patient is exposed in to the virus, but occurs in sections: for the first 10-14 days the patient attracts the virus, the measles virus incubates. Next, Measles typically begins with a mild to moderate fever, often it comes with a cough, runny nose, inflamed eyes, and a sore throat, which may last two to three days. Then, the rash (small red spots), some areas may be lifted, and will advance it’s was throughout the body the next couple of days (Mayo
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