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Measles outbreak complicates
2 big Amish events

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:earlybird, 7/2/2014 8:19:43 AM

SHILOH, Ohio — Visitors from around the world to two upcoming events in Ohio´s Amish country could come away with more than they bargained for, health officials fear — a case of measles from the nation´s largest outbreak in two decades. The outbreak, with more than 360 cases, started after Amish travelers to the Philippines contracted measles this year and returned home to rural Knox County. From there, the highly contagious disease spread quickly because of a lower rate of vaccination among the Amish. Health officials believe the outbreak is slowing in Ohio thanks to vaccination clinics, door-to-door visits by

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Another article on how this is changing some Amish thinking on vaccinations:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/06/24/323702892/measles-outbreak-in-ohio-leads-amish-to-reconsider-vaccines

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: varkdriver, 7/2/2014 9:00:16 AM     (No. 9908062)

Liberal ordnung, no doubt [from the movie For Richer For Poorer with Tim Allen].

Usually in this forum we talk about the Amish ´flash mobs´. Now measles!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: skedaddle, 7/2/2014 9:56:26 AM     (No. 9908127)

Yes, be very fearful of the measles at Amish events but don´t worry a bit about the unvaccinated hordes coming up from the south. And I still don´t understand why I´m supposed to worry about measles if I´ve been vaccinated. Is the vaccine not very effective? Also, I´m old enough to remember when almost everyone had the measles. Proper care and rest meant almost everyone recovered uneventfully.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: galbaccr, 7/2/2014 10:21:29 AM     (No. 9908161)

I no longer recall which vaccinations have been found to not last forever, but a few need to be repeated occasionally (10 years??). I believe these were found to be needed in the past 20 years - so those of us past 70, may need a booster for some things - especially if traveling abroad. Check with your doctor (if you still have one - since obamacare). I still have my old military shot record and have kept it up to date at the doctor´s & the VA when I´ve received preventive shots. They claim it is not official - but they will sign & date it when you get a shot. Helps me remember if asked when I last got tetanus or whatever (not all paper records have made it into their computers).

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