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The measles outbreak is no longer "small" as someone had mentioned 3 months 3 weeks ago #66442

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I'm just thankful my titer is ok.
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The measles outbreak is no longer "small" as someone had mentioned 3 months 1 week ago #66509

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More States getting hit with the measles - we were told our State is a time bomb, not sure what was meant by that.
Saw PA now has cases.
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The measles outbreak is no longer "small" as someone had mentioned 3 months 1 week ago #66513

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It's here in Canada too. There was a report in our local paper about a case hitting our Regional Hospital and that anyone who was there between certain dates and times should get in touch with their doctor. We got lucky, we weren't there at the same time as the infected person. It seems every time you turn around, a Province is reporting a case or more.

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The measles outbreak is no longer "small" as someone had mentioned 3 months 1 week ago #66514

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And all this because dear doctor Wakefield lied about autism and MMR vaccine.
He lied - we suffer. Unreal!

Sorry it is hitting your area too. Take care now!!
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The measles outbreak is no longer "small" as someone had mentioned 3 months 1 week ago #66515

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From the WHO website ( www.who.int/immunization/newsroom/measles-data-2019/en/ )
15 APRIL 2019, GENEVA - Measles cases have continued to climb into 2019. Preliminary global data shows that reported cases rose by 300 percent in the first three months of 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This follows consecutive increases over the past two years.

While this data is provisional and not yet complete, it indicates a clear trend. Many countries are in the midst of sizeable measles outbreaks, with all regions of the world experiencing sustained rises in cases. Current outbreaks include the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, Myanmar, Philippines, Sudan, Thailand and Ukraine, causing many deaths – mostly among young children.

Over recent months, spikes in case numbers have also occurred in countries with high overall vaccination coverage, including the United States of America as well as Israel, Thailand, and Tunisia, as the disease has spread fast among clusters of unvaccinated people.
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The measles outbreak is no longer "small" as someone had mentioned 3 months 1 week ago #66518

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I know I was vaccinated against the measles, but still had both the red and German. But when it first hit Canada (before coming to NB) I asked my doctor if I should be re-vaccinated and he told me I was okay.
Unfortunately, you can't convince some people to vaccinate their kids.
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The measles outbreak is no longer "small" as someone had mentioned 3 months 6 days ago #66526

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I just don't understand parents! Not only do they put their child/children in danger [even when they become adults] but they are putting everyone in danger.

I can't recall if it was mumps or measles I had as a kid.
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The measles outbreak is no longer "small" as someone had mentioned 3 months 5 days ago #66527

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I hear ya!
The mumps is the only thing I didn't have as a kid. Hope I don't get them now!

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The measles outbreak is no longer "small" as someone had mentioned 3 months 1 day ago #66562

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I hope you don't get the mumps either Cindy!! I do recall having chicken pox, that's why I've had shingles 2x. Younger son got chicken pox when he was about a year - hope he won't get them again!
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The measles outbreak is no longer "small" as someone had mentioned 3 months 10 hours ago #66565

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Steven and I are actually thinking about getting the shingles vaccine. We've spoken to our doctor about it and just need to come up with the money to pay for them.
So far there hasn't been a mumps out break and as far as I know I haven't been around anyone who has them!

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The measles outbreak is no longer "small" as someone had mentioned 2 months 4 weeks ago #66574

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Cindy, talk to your hema before getting the Shingles vaccine. My hema was very adamant about people with ITP not having the vaccine and told me not to get it. :) :) :)

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The measles outbreak is no longer "small" as someone had mentioned 2 months 4 weeks ago #66576

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I don't have a hema any more; not since I did the Rituxan and went into remission.

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The measles outbreak is no longer "small" as someone had mentioned 2 months 4 weeks ago #66592

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Cindy my hematologist sent me to an immunologist last year because I have low Immunoglobulin G and she knew nothing about it (I started with a new hematologist in January). Long story short - the immunologist said not to get the shingles vaccine because they didn't know enough about it in those with autoimmune disorders (something like that - can't find the post I made here with what he said, sorry).

I'm in a group of 6 who take clogging dance classes - out of the 6 of us all, as of this year, have had shingles (me 2x) - in the last 1 1/2-2 years the last 3 were "blessed" with it. All 3 cases were different too, the one who got it this year only had a small spot and no pain & caught it early enough to get on the anti-viral med. The other 2 had it a long time and lots of pain - the 1st of the 3 to get it still has nerve pain from it.

You do what you & your doctor feel is best for you!!! I will wait for now before getting the vaccine. My husband got the original vaccine and I hope he never ever gets shingles!!!!!
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The measles outbreak is no longer "small" as someone had mentioned 2 months 4 weeks ago #66596

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I've been in remission since 2011 and have asked my family doctor about both vaccines. He said the first one wasn't/isn't that effective. He seems to be okay with me getting the second one.

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The measles outbreak is no longer "small" as someone had mentioned 2 months 4 weeks ago #66602

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I would listen to your family doctor because I know you trust him!! And heaven knows you don't need shingles - an acquaintance got hers in her ear or something like that and she gets so dizzy now and has trouble walking because of it, I forget what else but she hasn't been well for months thanks to shingles. Someone here has it like that too but can't recall who.

Nope the 1st one wasn't/isn't as effective.

Cindy you are in remission with normal counts for 8 years now - FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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The measles outbreak is no longer "small" as someone had mentioned 2 months 3 weeks ago #66607

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Hard to believe it's that long. I still get the occasional bruise that I don't know where it came from. I won't start panicking unless I get more than one. I still avoid people who are sick (if I know they are), but other than that, just live normally. Unfortunately, I've been sick twice just this year. Unusual for me.
I do trust my doctor and will listen to him.

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The measles outbreak is no longer "small" as someone had mentioned 2 months 3 weeks ago #66614

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I am just so happy for you Cindy - didn't realize you were in remission!! :) Let me tell you - I now am getting these blood things on my arms if I bump something or rub hard [like the headboard when I went to tuck in the bottom sheet at the head of the mattress & rubbed my wrist on the headboard], half the time I don't even know how I got this what I will call hematoma or blood blister - a lot of time the skin will tear and I have to place it back and then put a tight bandage on it so it will heal where it should. The hematologist called it something but I didn't pay attention to the name, I did look it up and it is a bit different from a normal bruise and the word hematoma was mentioned. That is from almost 4 years on prednisone and add in my age now - oh joy! And this happened after my knee replacement when my count went up to 170k! So don't panic if you get these gems.

I have low IgG and so far so good - it's low enough to treat but since I'm not getting constantly sick [knock on wood] we aren't treating since almost 100% sure it was gamma globulin that triggered my ITP.

You just keep enjoying yourself and live life to the fullest - a pox on bruises, platelets, and the things I get on my arms :)
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