Second measles case of the year reported in B.C.

Maricruz Casares
Febrero 12, 2019

Wheeler. who said that records showing Ethan getting two shots in 2002 are mistaken, that he only got a shot for tetanus after he cut himself, has some unusual ideas of her own, asserting, "Polio, if you really research polio, it was nearly completely eradicated, nearly gone, there was nearly no cases of polio when they introduced the oral vaccine".

After he discovered that most people get vaccines, Ethan researched the issue, later offering his mother evidence he hoped would change her mind, including a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to the Washington Department of Health, almost one in four Clark County kindergarten students during the 2017-18 school year did not get all their immunizations; at three different elementary schools, over 40% of kindergarteners did not get vaccinated before they started kindergarten.

Lindenberger's post drew more than 1,000 comments, including detailed information on navigating the health care system in one post from someone who identified as a nurse. "I turned to Reddit to receive advice on where to go to receive my vaccinations".

"My 16-year-old says, you know, 'I haven't made a concrete decision; I'm not sure what I believe or what I want.' My 14-year-old is saying, 'I believe what you believe, mom, '" she continued.

"I have a two-year-old sister and five-year-old brother and due to their age and vaccines can prevent them from getting a disease that's preventable, I do worry about them", said Lindenberger.

OH is one of several states where parents can make that decision. The other must be a paperwork mistake, she said. Measles vaccination rates at the outbreak's epicenter are now up by 500 percent, and lawmakers in Washington are proposing a bill that would no longer allow parents to cite philosophical or personal reasons for not vaccinating their child.

Public health officials in Vancouver have said the latest case of measles there is not connected to the outbreak in Washington state, where 53 cases of the virus have been reported in Clark County since the start of the year, with one more in King County and four others in neighbouring Oregon.

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"Measles is exquisitely contagious".

There have been more confirmed cases of measles in the U.S.

Another teenager, who in September identified himself as a 15-year old from Minnesota, asked Reddit for help to parse state laws in an effort to gain immunization himself.

Herd immunity against measles requires that 90-95% of the entire population are immune, whereas vaccination coverage is measured as the percentage vaccinated of the target population - which only includes people who are eligible for vaccination.

The tension has complicated his home life.

His older sister was vaccinated and his older brother was partially vaccinated, but when his mother discovered she could opt out of the practice, she chose not to vaccinate her younger five children.

The patient, a Vancouver resident, was diagnosed on Thursday as having the virus, but the period during which it is considered infectious has since passed, said Shaf Hussain, a spokesman for Vancouver Coastal Health.

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