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  • Shiloh
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    Source: http://www.theintell.com/news/commun...1dbcb07f4.html


    Lab tests: No measles in Montgomery County
    Posted: Sunday, February 8, 2015 11:06 am
    By Margaret Gibbons Staff writer

    The suspected case of measles in Montgomery County is not measles, according to county health officials.

    County health officials Sunday received back results from state lab tests confirming that the 15-year-old boy, self-isolating since Friday when doctors suspected he might have the measles, in fact does not have measles, according to county Commissioner Chairman Josh Shapiro...

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  • Amish Country
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    Good catch Emily.

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  • Emily
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    I don't think measles vaccination rates have dropped enough to explain what's happening. It's likely that measles virus is evolving in response to vaccination. It could be that there are more asymptomatic carriers now, both vaccinated and unvaccinated. At least so far the fully vaccinated don't seem to be getting sick, so it would seem a new vaccine isn't needed yet.

    Here's an article about the changes in the wild measles virus that have evolved as the proportion of the population possessing only vaccine-induced immunity has increased over time:

    https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/...n-in-vaccinees

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  • Amish Country
    started a topic Pa. Health Department warns of measles case

    Pa. Health Department warns of measles case

    I'm wondering if we, as a population, have lost herd immunization due to large numbers of unvaccinated children, many of whom are now reaching adulthood? IMHO there are very good reasons to get children vaccinated. My own have up to date vaccinations. - AC


    Pa. Health Department warns of measles case


    The Pennsylvania physician general says people do not need to be alarmed, but should be aware of a measles case in the Susquehanna Valley.
    By Public Opinion, Chambersburg (TNS)
    Pa. Department of Health

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    The Pennsylvania Department of Health is advising that the person may have exposed the public:
    At Shippensburg Urgent Care Center, 46 Walnut Bottom Road, Shippensburg, from 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26. At Walmart, 100 S. Conestoga Drive, Shippensburg, from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Jan. 24.
    At Chambersburg Hospital Emergency Department, 112 N. Seventh St., Chambersburg, from 7:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, to 6 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27.

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    http://www.mcall.com/news/nationworl...129-story.html
    Last edited by sharon sanders; February 1, 2015, 08:01 AM. Reason: snipped out photos and some text
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