Was the Measles Outbreak in Michigan Caused by Vaccine-Strain Measles?
What is it this time?
Causing an outbreak?!?
Since a vaccine-strain has never triggered an outbreak before, you would think these folks would be a little more skeptical about this “news.”
So what’s the real story?
“The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is reducing the statewide count of measles for 2019 to 39 following further testing of two of the cases.”State measles cases reduced to 39 following additional testing
So there is a hint of truth to their new rumor…
“One child in Washtenaw County had been potentially exposed to measles and that child, along with an Oakland County child, had both been recently vaccinated. Their symptoms and initial test results classified them as measles cases. Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocol, additional genotype testing was conducted and determined they were not measles cases. “State measles cases reduced to 39 following additional testing
On further testing though, they didn’t have wild strain measles. They had a vaccine strain – because they had recently been vaccinated.
These two kids likely had a fever and rash and because they had recently been exposed to measles, it was initially assumed that they had measles. That was likely a safe bet in the middle of a large measles outbreak.
So they didn’t have measles induced by the vaccine. They had a simple vaccine reaction, with a fever and rash.
What’s the difference? All of the other symptoms of measles!
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