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Old 28.04.2011, 14:26
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Measles is extremely contagious though, which is good, everybody get sik at the same time, and once for all.
Interesting reasoning. Once and for all meaning it could kill people and they would never get sick again? I suppose you're all for giving everyone a deadly form of the flu and seeing who survives as well?

I come from a place where nobody gets measles because everyone is vaccinated. Let's call it 'civilization'.

The situation here disgusts me- I work in Geneva with children and have recently gotten pregnant, no easy feat at my age. Now I worry that my immunity has worn off, and all those selfish, ignorant people have made the 'informed choice' to put me and my baby at risk.

I also have a friend in his thirties who caught it during the last outbreak, and he was very ill for almost 2 months. As a self-supporting single person, he went through a nightmare!
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Old 28.04.2011, 14:34
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Interesting reasoning. Once and for all meaning it could kill people and they would never get sick again? I suppose you're all for giving everyone a deadly form of the flu and seeing who survives as well?

I come from a place where nobody gets measles because everyone is vaccinated. Let's call it 'civilization'.

The situation here disgusts me- I work in Geneva with children and have recently gotten pregnant, no easy feat at my age. Now I worry that my immunity has worn off, and all those selfish, ignorant people have made the 'informed choice' to put me and my baby at risk.

I also have a friend in his thirties who caught it during the last outbreak, and he was very ill for almost 2 months. As a self-supporting single person, he went through a nightmare!
Congrats, mama! That's great news.

I wouldn't stress over measels, since the immunity should really last a life time, if I remember well. Flu in a sensitive period would cause more damage, actually, rather than immunized person being exposed to measels. Pop a lot of vit C, all vits. Wash hands, don't touch face, eyes, ears, nose, pick your mouth, etc. It's quite scary, being a risky prego (I was due to chem exposure and right after med termination) and being a teacher, I know.

On the other hand, never had a better immune system than through my healthy pregnancy. The system works overdrive.
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KS !!!!!!!!!! YAY !!!!!!!!!!
That's absolutely the best news of the day
Tell me where a few pounds of orange chocolate can be delivered ?

People are quite selfish regarding their total ignorance of vaccinations, but if you've had all of your booster shots you don't need to worry. If you wish to ease your mind you can ask your doctor for a simple blood test and he'll tell you whether your immunity regarding the MMR is complete.

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