"I can not tell if your individual child will do well or poorly with measles." We do not want parents making that risk, "Clark said. While the majority of kids who contracted measles recover, there is the fear of infections alongside it.
More than 90 cases of rubella were reported across 20 states a week, the CDC said Monday. That brings the total this year to 555, the second-highest number of reported cases since federal health officials declared measles eradicated from the U.S.
Measles, which is highly contagious, can live in the air for up to two hours after a person carrying it has left the room and infects roughly 90% of the people who are exposed
"Measles does not discriminate," he said. "The Peach Handbook" is a terrible document … They really focused it specifically on this Jewish community to play on their religious beliefs. "
The Orthodox Union, one of the nation's largest orthodox Jewish organizations, even came out in favor of vaccinations in November, saying the measles outbreak could have "very serious consequences."
However, it's been hard to squash the fear once it's been implanted in the parent's mind
"It's easy to poison the well in the mind. sense that once you install fear in someone's mind it's very difficult to get that fear removed, "O'Leary said. "Taking a fear of someone's mind is much more difficult than putting it in."