BREAKING – VIDEO & PHOTOS: NJ EMS Task Force, OEM respond to Lakewood to assist with vaccination demand following Measles Outbreak


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  1. Can someone answer this question?

    I think there are now four cases of measles in Lakewood (or maybe six, i am not really sure). Since everyone likes to assume those children were not vaccinated, shouldn’t there actually be many more cases given the fact that each child who has measles probably has at least two or three siblings at home who were probably also not vaccinated? The CDC says that measles is so contagious that 90 percent of the people close to that person who are not immune will become infected.and they can spread the illness to others four days before the rash comes out and for four days afterwards.

    So not only should the siblings have gotten the measles from their infected sibling, but that child should have spread the measles to their unvaccinated (or possibly some vaccinated, as vaccination is not necessary fool-proof) classmates or playgroup-mates four days before their rash came out.

    Now if we assume that the six infected children were vaccinated but somehow still got the measles, they should have spread it to all the unvaccinated (and possibly vaccinated) children in their class or playgroup – or perhaps in shul.

    So how is it possible that there are only four (or six) cases in the whole town of Lakewood given what the CDC says about how easily measles can spread?

    And the same question can be asked about Monsey.

    Am I missing something here?

  2. Rockland County has 40-55 cases last I heard. At least 2 were hospitalized
    Any school that had all unvaccinated students had to stay home for21 days. Any family who has unvaccinated children can’t go to school for 21 days This helps contain it. Anyone unvaccinated in the dr office when someone was there cannot go to school.
    Most adults are vaccinated and for 96% if adults it’s lifelong protection so that helps a lot.

  3. its smart to wait till there are more cases to conclude that measles is highly contagious. especially considering that it takes time for the symptoms to present themselves. by the time the industry who is unregulated (un-accountable) realizes this as a reality it will be too late for those who have R”l already lost their lives.

  4. My understanding was that the confirmed measles cases were adults. I am pretty sure the first one was, I could be wrong about the others.
    I hate to say this but as soon as the children start getting it the numbers will be much higher than 4. It takes time from exposure to symptoms showing and then to confirm the case. By the time we know someone has the measles s/he has been spreading it everywhere.
    If you or your kids have fever please stay home and DO NOT go out in public!!

  5. I read that it takes 10- 12 days from exposure for the first symptom, usually fever, to appear. And it take about two weeks after exposure for the rash to come out.

    Lakewoodscoop first reported on the measles in Lakewood on October 24 – eleven days ago. The next week or so should be very telling.

    A week or two after getting the MMR vaccine, some develop a measles-like rash and fever, which supposedly is not contagious.

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