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Few of us can forget the Measles outbreak last spring andthe alarm and controversy it caused. Cases of Measles were reported in 30states, including Massachusetts, which was alarming because Measles wasdeclared eliminated in the United States in 2000.

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Although Measles is not currently widespread in southeasternMassachusetts, children returning to school provide an ideal opportunity forthis highly contagious disease to reappear and spread rapidly if appropriateprecautions are not taken.

Dr. Robert Caldas, Sr. Vice President and Chief MedicalOfficer for Southcoast Health, was a family practice doctor for 23 years andsays that the best way to avoid the disease is by getting vaccinated. TheMeasles vaccine is delivered in the MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) shot whenchildren are around 12 to 15 months old, and in a second dose around 4 to 6years old.

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Measles is caused by a virus. The earliest symptoms resemble those of a cold — a cough, runny nose, red eyes, headache and fever and sometimes ear infection or diarrhea. Unlike a cold, within several days the person will develop an itchy rash of small raised bumps that starts at the head and spreads downward. Most people can recover from the infection after about a week or so, but some may suffer complications, such as pneumonia or nerve damage that can lead to encephalitis (swelling of the lining of the brain), blindness, deafness or, in rare cases, death. 

“Our providers are discussing vaccination with our patientpopulation,” Dr. Caldas says. Unfortunately, physicians are facing someskepticism about the safety of vaccinations, largely because of a study thatclaimed they caused autism in children. That study was disproved because thedata was incorrect, and the study participants were involved in a lawsuitagainst vaccine manufacturers.

“It is a big battle to counter the perception that somepeople have,” Dr. Caldas continues. “But for decades the Measles vaccine hasbeen shown to be safe.”

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The Measles vaccine doesn’t just protect the individualreceiving the shot, it reduces the chance that Measles will spread to otherswho cannot receive the vaccine for health reasons, such as young infants, theelderly, people with a compromised immune system or pregnant women.

“Ensuring proper vaccination is the best way to protect ourloved ones of all ages and our entire community,” Dr. Caldas says. “There is noneed for us to have to concern ourselves with such a health threat whenprevention is so easy.”

If you have concerns about the safety of vaccines, talk with your healthcare provider. You can find a provider here.