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measles outbreak in samoa

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ARN specializes in medsurg/school nurse.

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"Of the more than 4,000 cases reported, the government announced Tuesday, 171 were recorded in the past 24 hours, and 90 of those involved children 4 or younger. Most of the deaths to date are from that age group, too."

https://www.sciencealert.com/the-measles-epidemic-in-samoa-is-so-bad-unvaccinated-homes-are-being-marked-with-red

wow. I read about this a few days ago and wanted to share with you all. 

Just found out that my state is 94% compliant with immunizations. 

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tining has 26 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in School Nurse.

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Great information, Thanks.

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tining has 26 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in School Nurse.

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Great information, Thanks.

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didn't the measles you know what- storm start around this time last year?  

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ARN specializes in medsurg/school nurse.

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4 minutes ago, Flare said:

didn't the measles you know what- storm start around this time last year?  

I don't know but it makes me super glad that my kids are both able to be fully vaccinated 😬

 

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ohiobobcat specializes in ED, School Nurse.

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One of my anti-vax family members is blaming the measles outbreak on the vaccine on FB.  UGH.

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Cas1in72 specializes in school nursing/ maternal/child hospital based.

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On 12/6/2019 at 9:54 AM, Flare said:

didn't the measles you know what- storm start around this time last year?  

Im thinking it was.  Maybe late December or January.  Interesting...

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In Samoa, 2 infants were killed by the MMR vaccine being mixed with a muscle relaxant. Then the anti-vax community swooped in and used that to spread misinformation to the local communities. Vaccination rates dropped from 90%-31%. It's really tragic. A leading anti-vax "doctor" was arrested last week, no charges just yet, but they know he was "vaccinating" people with vitamin A and D and encouraging people to refuse vaccination. 

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ARN specializes in medsurg/school nurse.

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17 hours ago, BeckyESRN said:

In Samoa, 2 infants were killed by the MMR vaccine being mixed with a muscle relaxant. Then the anti-vax community swooped in and used that to spread misinformation to the local communities. Vaccination rates dropped from 90%-31%. It's really tragic. A leading anti-vax "doctor" was arrested last week, no charges just yet, but they know he was "vaccinating" people with vitamin A and D and encouraging people to refuse vaccination. 

yes I read some other articles about how this has all transpired. so sad. 

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ruby_jane has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing.

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On 12/6/2019 at 10:40 AM, ohiobobcat said:

One of my anti-vax family members is blaming the measles outbreak on the vaccine on FB.  UGH.

Sweet Baby Amigurimi Child (AKA Baby Yoda). REALLY? 

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