Tuesday, 23 April, 2019

Second measles case of the year reported in B.C.

Number of people with measles tripled in Europe in 2018, WHO says Case of measles confirmed in Vancouver
Celia Hoffman | 12 February, 2019, 20:28

Numerous teens asking on social media on how to get vaccinations on their own are often looking for information on the Mature Minor Doctrine. All 50 allow it for medical reasons. "He continued, "I was just blown away that you know, the largest health organization in the entire world would be written off with a kind of conspiracy theory-like statement like that", adding that his mother 'kind of fell into this echo chamber, and got more and more misinformation". "I had grown up hearing that and when I started to move on to social media, you know, 13, 14, there was very online heated debate".

Two doses are 97 percent effective, and public health officials in Washington recommend that everyone who is unvaccinated or only received one get both shots to avoid contracting measles.

In December, Lindenberger went to an Ohio Department of Heath office in his hometown and got vaccinated for hepatitis A, hepatitis B, influenza, and HPV, according to the Washington Post.

"We will continue our aggressive, multi-pronged response, until it is clear the outbreak has been contained", she said.

"I haven't succeeded. So instead I am trying to research how to be vaccinated without my mother's consent".

In Washington, a self-described underage teen wrote in January that his or her mother would not allow vaccines. "I, as well as my siblings, hold the ideology that vaccines are a public health issue, and a personal responsibility to the benefit of the population, not a right you can revoke from your children".

Generally, in the US a person must be at least 18 years of age to make decisions to have any sort of procedure or medical treatment, but under the Mature Minor Doctrine, a total of 15 states - including Florida, Pennsylvania and IL - allow decisions to be made without any sort of parental consent.

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As we've seen with the measles outbreak in Washington and OR, there is a very real risk when parents buy into those half-truths, according to CBS News' Dr. Tara Narula.

A teenager finally got his first ever vaccinations after his parents told him they caused autism and brain damage - as outbreak of measles sweep across the country.

"Measles is exquisitely contagious". Minnesota is a state where guardians can opt out of required vaccinations if they philosophically object to them.

"The science community nearly entirely supports vaccinations", said Ethan Lindenberger who was recently vaccinated.

"Teen-aged female here", reads a Reddit posting from last week.

The patient, a Vancouver resident, was diagnosed on Thursday as having the virus, but the period during which it is considered infectious has since passed, said Shaf Hussain, a spokesman for Vancouver Coastal Health.

"It was like him spitting on me", she said, "saying 'You don't know anything, I don't trust you with anything".

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