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Measles Outbreaks in New Zealand

Just like other areas of the world, New Zealand has a problem with measles outbreaks. It shouldn’t be surprising then that they also have a problem with folks pushing anti-vax misinformation. Are they really seeing the most measles cases in the areas with the highest vaccination rates? Measles Outbreaks in New Zealand One thing is …

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Do Vaccinated Kids Who Get Sick Have Milder Disease?

Although breakthrough infections do occur because vaccines aren’t perfect, folks should know that vaccinated kids who get sick have milder disease.

Why Do We Include SSPE When Counting Measles Deaths?

Anti-vaccine folks often like to push the idea that parents shouldn’t worry about measles and that it is just a rash with a little fever. They leave out the part that it is a week of having a high fever, irritability, and other symptoms too. In addition to downplaying the symptoms of measles, they never …

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