Skip to comments.Days before Super Bowl, Arizona gets the measles
Posted on 01/29/2015 11:03:48 AM PST by george76
Health officials in Arizona, host state of Sunday's Super Bowl, have asked people who may have been exposed to measles to isolate themselves
Seven cases have been confirmed and 1,000 people across three counties may have been exposed .. Two of the seven confirmed cases are in Maricopa County, which is hosting the NFL championship game, the county's health department confirmed Tuesday.
Because the highly contagious virus can linger in the air for two hours, health officials have asked those who may have been exposed to avoid doctors' offices, emergency rooms or urgent-care centers
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Arizona Tries to Contain Measles Outbreak Days Before Super Bowl.
OK .. I MIGHT be tempted to pay a gazillion dollars to see a live football game, but .... NAAAHHHHH ... I'd rather watch it in my underwear at home
I hope none of the players get it! Mumps in the NHL, now this?
Textbook case of how an infectious with the aid of modern transportation can spread all over in a short amount of time. More deaths to add to the Jenny McCarthy body count.
“I’d rather watch it in my underwear at home “
The rest of the people at your party may object.
Bet it didn’t come from Super Bowl fans.
She’s like minded and in agreement
World Cup’s Fault?
But go to the Superbowl, it's okay!..............
Measles, also known as morbilli, English measles, or rubeola (and not to be confused with rubella or roseola) is a highly contagious viral infection of the respiratory system, immune system, and skin caused by a paramyxovirus of the genus Morbillivirus. Symptoms usually develop 714 days (average 1012) after exposure to an infected person and the initial symptoms usually include a high fever (often > 40 °C [104 °F]), Koplik’s spots (spots in the mouth, these usually appear 12 days prior to the rash and last 35 days), malaise, loss of appetite, hacking cough (although this may be the last symptom to appear), runny nose and red eyes. After this comes a spot-like rash that covers much of the body. The course of measles, provided there are no complications, such as bacterial infections, usually lasts about 710 days.
Measles is an airborne disease that is spread through respiration (contact with fluids from an infected person’s nose and mouth, either directly or through aerosol transmission via coughing or sneezing). The virus is highly contagious90% of people without immunity sharing living space with an infected person will catch it. An asymptomatic incubation period occurs nine to twelve days from initial exposure. The period of infectivity has not been definitively established, some saying it lasts from two to four days prior, until two to five days following the onset of the rash (i.e., four to nine days infectivity in total), whereas others say it lasts from two to four days prior until the complete disappearance of the rash. The rash usually appears between two and three days after the onset of illness.
Hey! These aren’t just any measles, they’re expensive Disney measles! Made in Mexico.
If our gov cared about us, they'd keep those most likely to spread diseases out of the US.
Any reporting on illegal immigrants bringing it from Mexico?
Do Muslims believe in vaccinations?
I had measles when I was maybe 5 or 6. I barely remember it..................
But don't mess with our football!
So did I. It was a right of passage. It was thought back then that having gotten these childhood diseases and developing immunity is just the way it is. People actually stayed home when they were sick. I remember ice cream and reading books I liked and doing puzzles.
The dread diseases were TB, polio, and malaria. That's because those were the diseases that killed or permanently disabled a person. In those cases, a vaccine makes sense.
>>OK .. I MIGHT be tempted to pay a gazillion dollars to see a live football game, but .... NAAAHHHHH ... I’d rather watch it in my underwear at home<<
I have been to a SB — there is nothing like it. But I was comped the ticket and was offered $2K when I was waiting to get in, so I don’t think I could afford it then or now.
I have a white liberal cousin who did not vaccinate her kid. She also believes carbon dioxide is a pollutant. She is a college graduate. I blame liberals who believe in junk science more than Mexicans.
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