Measles is a contagious childhood illness caused by the rubeola virus which replicates itself in the nose and throat of an infected individual. When someone infected with measles coughs or sneezes, droplets spread through the air and can land on surfaces where the virus can last for several hours. Once someone contracts measles, they develop lifelong immunity to the illness.

According to the CDC, "the incubation period of measles, from exposure to prodrome, averages 10–12 days. From exposure to rash onset averages 14 days (range, 7–21 days).

The prodrome lasts 2–4 days (range 1–7 days). It is characterized by fever, which increases in a stepwise fashion, often peaking as high as 103°F –105°F. This is followed by the onset of a cough, coryza (a runny nose), or conjunctivitis.

Koplik spots, a rash present on mucous membranes, are considered to be pathognomonic for measles. It occurs 1–2 days before the rash to 1–2 days after the rash and appears as punctate blue-white spots on the bright red background of the buccal mucosa.

The measles rash is a maculopapular eruption that usually lasts 5–6 days. It begins at the hairline, then involves the face and upper neck. During the next 3 days, the rash gradually proceeds downward and outward, reaching the hands and feet. The maculopapular lesions are generally discrete but may become confluent, particularly on the upper body.

Initially, lesions blanch with fingertip pressure. By 3–4 days, most do not blanch with pressure. Fine desquamation occurs over more severely involved areas. The rash fades in the same order that it appears, from head to extremities.

Other symptoms of measles include anorexia; diarrhea,

especially in infants; and generalized lymphadenopathy."

According to the WHO, "more than 95% of measles deaths occur in low-income countries with weak health infrastructures."

Malnourished children, specifically low in vitamin A, are at high risk for complications of any disease, even a freaking common cold. The WHO gives a high dose of vitamin A supplements in these countries.

That's what reduces the death rate of measles. Nutrition.

"-Severe complications from measles can be avoided though supportive care that ensures good nutrition, adequate fluid intake, and treatment of dehydration with WHO-recommended oral rehydration solution. This solution replaces fluids and other essential elements that are lost through diarrhoea or vomiting. Antibiotics should be prescribed to treat eye and ear infections, and pneumonia.

-All children in developing countries diagnosed with measles should receive two doses of vitamin A supplements, given 24 hours apart. This treatment restores low vitamin A levels during measles that occur even in well-nourished children and can help prevent eye damage and blindness. Vitamin A supplements have been shown to reduce the number of deaths from measles by 50%."- WHO

According to the World Health Organization:

“Severe measles is more likely among poorly nourished young children, especially those with insufficient vitamin A, or whose immune systems have been weakened by HIV/AIDS or other diseases. [..] As high as 10% of measles cases result in death among populations with high levels of malnutrition and a lack of adequate health care. [...] More than 95% of measles deaths occur in countries with low per capita incomes and weak health infrastructures. [...] Overcrowding in residential camps greatly increases the risk of infection.”

MMR vaccine "safe" and "effective"?

But measles can cause blindness…so can the MMR vaccine.

But measles can cause encephalitis…so can the MMR vaccine

But measles can cause pneumonia…so can the MMR vaccine.

"...low efficacy for the measles vaccine (69 - 95% depending on dose, age, etc.), *no* independent studies on effectiveness for rubella, and that there are inadequate studies on the safety of the MMR."

"Measles vaccine is widely used, most often in association with mumps and rubella vaccines. We report here the case of a child presenting with fever 8 days after vaccination with a measles-mumps-rubella vaccine. The measles virus was isolated in a throat swab taken 4 days after fever onset. This virus was then further genetically characterized as a vaccine-type virus. A fever occurring subsequent to measles vaccination is related to the replication of the live attenuated vaccine virus. In the case presented here, the vaccine virus was isolated in the throat, showing that subcutaneous injection of an attenuated measles strain can result in respiratory excretion of this virus."

There are 24 different measles genotypes or strains.

The CDC did molecular characterization to determine the genotype implicated in the Disney outbreak, labeled "B3". MMR only targets "A".

The MMR vaccine is USELESS and does absolutely NOTHING for the 23 other strains.

This REFUTES the following:

1. Non-vaccinated children are spreading measles

2. Everyone needs to be vaccinated

3. Measles vaccine protects against measles

Treating Measles Naturally:

Vitamin A

Homemade calamine lotion

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