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Re: Are you vaccinated against measles?

Although monovaccines were available in the past, today in Switzerland only the triple vaccine is available. Source: infovac.ch
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Old 09.10.2017, 22:45
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Re: Are you vaccinated against measles?

Just for general information, a 45-year-old British guy was diagnosed in my husband's office last week with whooping cough\pertussis\cocheluche. The Swiss National Health people got involved and sent a warning to everyone in the office that they had been exposed and warned them that their vaccines were way, way out of date and to be aware that they had been exposed.

DPT vaccines are one of those that are probably not effective after the age of 20 or so, but the chances of being exposed are so slim in Western countries that we never think about being re-vaccinated. Exposure is rare, but it does happen, even in Switzerland. Hubs appears to be fine, BTW, but I'm still listening to his breathing at night while he is sleeping.
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Re: Are you vaccinated against measles?

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Just for general information, a 45-year-old British guy was diagnosed in my husband's office last week with whooping cough\pertussis\cocheluche. The Swiss National Health people got involved and sent a warning to everyone in the office that they had been exposed and warned them that their vaccines were way, way out of date and to be aware that they had been exposed.

DPT vaccines are one of those that are probably not effective after the age of 20 or so, but the chances of being exposed are so slim in Western countries that we never think about being re-vaccinated. Exposure is rare, but it does happen, even in Switzerland. Hubs appears to be fine, BTW, but I'm still listening to his breathing at night while he is sleeping.
For those who travel to countries where exposure to diseases not generally found here is a possibility, it makes sense to be vaccinated.
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Old 10.10.2017, 08:53
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Just for general information, a 45-year-old British guy was diagnosed in my husband's office last week with whooping cough\pertussis\cocheluche. The Swiss National Health people got involved and sent a warning to everyone in the office that they had been exposed and warned them that their vaccines were way, way out of date and to be aware that they had been exposed.

DPT vaccines are one of those that are probably not effective after the age of 20 or so, but the chances of being exposed are so slim in Western countries that we never think about being re-vaccinated. Exposure is rare, but it does happen, even in Switzerland. Hubs appears to be fine, BTW, but I'm still listening to his breathing at night while he is sleeping.
Whooping cough is actually on the rise in CH, and not rare at all anymore. It’s made worse by the fact that most adults never get a booster and aren’t protected anymore.

Whooping cough can be very dangerous and even fatal in young children and babies too young to get the vaccine. The booster is now highly recommended for all new mothers and their family. I got mine in the last trimester of my last pregnancy three years ago
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Whooping cough can be very dangerous and even fatal in young children and babies too young to get the vaccine. The booster is now highly recommended for all new mothers and their family. I got mine in the last trimester of my last pregnancy three years ago
Me too. It's now part of the standard vacs offered to pregnant women in the UK.
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Old 10.10.2017, 09:32
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...but the chances of being exposed are so slim in Western countries that we never think about being re-vaccinated....
1. We are losing "Herd immunity" because of anti-vaxxers.
2. The chance of exposure are increasing because of anti-vaxxers.
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Re: Are you vaccinated against measles?

Recently they have started to screen pregnant women for measels immunity - this is when I found I am NOT immune even though I had 1 dose of single measles vaccine & 1 dose of MMR that are documented. It is possible that one of these doses was bad (I have to wait for a booster until the baby is out as measles vaccination is not recommended during pregnancy) or that I am one of those non-responders who therefore depends on herd immunity! So please vaccinate!!!
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Old 10.10.2017, 12:42
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Re: Are you vaccinated against measles?

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1. We are losing "Herd immunity" because of anti-vaxxers.
2. The chance of exposure are increasing because of anti-vaxxers.
I have wondered from time to time if the anti-vaxxers are not on the right track and if the species as a whole would not benefit from less people vaccinating, sort of cull the herd to a more environmentally friendly level so to speak.
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I have wondered from time to time if the anti-vaxxers are not on the right track and if the species as a whole would not benefit from less people vaccinating, sort of cull the herd to a more environmentally friendly level so to speak.
The problem then is that people who can't vaccinate (very young babies, for example) have to suffer for others' willful stupidity.
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Old 10.10.2017, 12:52
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Re: Are you vaccinated against measles?

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I have wondered from time to time if the anti-vaxxers are not on the right track and if the species as a whole would not benefit from less people vaccinating, sort of cull the herd to a more environmentally friendly level so to speak.
This would be ok, so long as we could ensure that only anti-vaxxers were winnowed out.
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I have wondered from time to time if the anti-vaxxers are not on the right track and if the species as a whole would not benefit from less people vaccinating, sort of cull the herd to a more environmentally friendly level so to speak.
I dunno, population is increasing even where there is minimal takeup of vaccines (Pakistan, Africa etc).

As a culling mechanism it is remarkably inefficient.

In addition, there are costs incurred for the medical care of the afflicted individuals. We'd also need to just let them die, or euthanase them.

But hey, these problems are a gazillion miles away from Silicon Valley...
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This would be ok, so long as we could ensure that only anti-vaxxers were winnowed out.
Which is a bit of a bugger.

The vaccination does not always "take" (right word?), nd some folk can't be vaccinated for medical reasons. So these unlucky individuals benefit from herd immunity.
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Old 10.10.2017, 15:14
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I dunno, population is increasing even where there is minimal takeup of vaccines (Pakistan, Africa etc).

As a culling mechanism it is remarkably inefficient.

In addition, there are costs incurred for the medical care of the afflicted individuals. We'd also need to just let them die, or euthanase them.

But hey, these problems are a gazillion miles away from Silicon Valley...
Hmm! Hadn´t thought of that, we would have to get our middle ages on.
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Re: Are you vaccinated against measles?

WHO warns of soaring rates of measles in Europe

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Cases increased by 400%, with more than 20,000 people affected and 35 deaths.
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-43125242
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Re: Are you vaccinated against measles?

Measles confirmed on Air Canada flight from Zurich to Toronto - Air Canada flight 0879 on March 6

This was the second case in the last month.


Link: https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/...cials-say.html
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Re: Are you vaccinated against measles?

Is it possible to receive single vaccines, such as Diphtheria or Mumps?
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Measles confirmed on Air Canada flight from Zurich to Toronto - Air Canada flight 0879 on March 6

This was the second case in the last month.

That article is dated 12 March 2018
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That article is dated 12 March 2018
And he posted his comment on 13 March 2018 so I don’t understand what your issue with it is.
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That posts should come with an expiration date perhaps.
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Re: Are you vaccinated against measles?

"A measles outbreak at the University of Zurich could mean a ban on those who have not been vaccinated from taking exams."

https://worldradio.ch/news/2019/03/2...ed-from-exams/

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