Anti-vax measles outbreak forces quarantine in NV County

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Source:   —  April 01, 2016, at 3:22 PM

The reason? An unvaccinated baby who . Yes, California, it happened again. Faced with the contagious nature of the childhood sickness (see “”) and the fact that's a Waldorf school with a vaccination rate far, distant below the mid-90-percent range needed to obstruct an outbreak, the had tiny choice but to close down the school for a day and tell everyone without proof of immunization to go residence until the threat of infection passes.

Anti-vax measles outbreak forces quarantine in NV County

Classes at the Yuba River Charter School in NV City are back in session, minus nearly a third of the three hundred children enrolled there in kindergarten through eighth grade.

The reason? An unvaccinated baby who . Yes, California, it happened again.

Faced with the contagious nature of the childhood sickness (see “”) and the fact that's a Waldorf school with a vaccination rate far, distant below the mid-90-percent range needed to obstruct an outbreak, the had tiny choice but to close down the school for a day and tell everyone without proof of immunization to go residence until the threat of infection passes.

Had California’s new vaccine law been in effect, things might've been different. Parents hoping to send children to day care or school would've to vaccinate them or home-school unless they'd a medical exemption. But , which was bitterly fought by vaccine resisters, won’t be implemented until fall, with the start of the two thousand sixteen school year. And in the meantime, .

Measles is a common childhood disease; it can also murder children. Once nearly eradicated in this country, it's made a comeback, largely due to the misguided fears of vaccine resisters.

It’s a terrible trend; indeed, a found that the unvaccinated children of vaccine resisters are the most likely to be infected in measles outbreaks. That’s why, according to NV County health officials, ninety-eight kids were absent due to a lack of vaccination on Thursday.

They’re to be quarantined until April eight. So far, there have been number new cases. Here’s hoping it stays that way. Here’s hoping the NV City parents do the right thing and obtain that vaccination rate back up where it should be. And here’s hoping the unvaccinated kids stay residence in the meantime. Health executive in Amador County declare that before his diagnosis, the infected baby also went to a restaurant in Jackson last week.

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