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Measles alert

By johnboy - 23 December 2011 2

ACT Health has posted an alert for measles in the community beyond the immunisation shunning steiner community:

This week, two people were diagnosed with measles in the ACT. These people have no known links to the recent measles outbreak associated with an ACT school.

This suggests that exposure to measles has occurred in the general community and is possible that there may be additional cases of measles over the next few weeks.

Health notes the disease is highly contagious and the best protection is the MMR jab, which you’re never too old for.

The immunisation can be effective even after you’ve come into contact with the plague bearers.

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Measles alert
Kuku 1:20 pm 24 Dec 11

sepi said :

Yep – we were lucky enough to sit near someone with measles at the doctor, and this was northside, nowhere near Orana.

If you are in your 30s or early 40s, consider going to have an MMR shot. You would have had one at the age of one, in the 70s, but they now recommend a second shot. (kids now get them at one and four.)

I had to have one, due to exposure to the measles at the dr, and it didn’t even hurt – nothing like a tetanus shot.

+1 Sepi. Apparently the MMR didn’t happen here until the mid-late 60’s and then the uptake wasn’t that great until the 70’s. If you’re not sure, get a shot. But I disagree…mine hurt…a lot (I’m a sook I know.)

sepi 4:06 pm 23 Dec 11

Yep – we were lucky enough to sit near someone with measles at the doctor, and this was northside, nowhere near Orana.

If you are in your 30s or early 40s, consider going to have an MMR shot. You would have had one at the age of one, in the 70s, but they now recommend a second shot. (kids now get them at one and four.)

I had to have one, due to exposure to the measles at the dr, and it didn’t even hurt – nothing like a tetanus shot.

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