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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-08-07 07:05 PM
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76. They also present info on the diseases in question.
I find them to be the most balanced place on the internet when it comes to vaccination.

However, a severe case of measles can include secondary infections such as otitis media (inner ear infections), strep, bronchitis, pneumonia, hepatitis and Haemophilus influenza. Occasionally, extremely high fevers, brain inflammation and convulsions can be followed by permanent brain damage, transverse myelitis, subacute sclerosing panencephalitis, deafness, blindness, paralysis, and death. Complications are more common in adults, in immune compromised or chronically ill children and in babies under one year old.

An atypical, severe form of measles has been seen in some persons who have been vaccinated with inactivated measles vaccine (not currently used in the U.S.). Symptoms begin with a fever, headache and stomach pain for several days and then a rash appears on the hands and feet and progresses towards the head - just the opposite progression that is seen in natural measles. The rash is especially noticeable on the legs and in body creases. Severe pneumonia is a common complication. Live virus measles vaccine, which is licensed for use in the U.S. today, can sometimes cause vaccine strain measles virus infection, which is very severe and can end in death.

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