There was a measles case confirmed in a school child from Miami-Dade. According to the authorities, the child that developed the highly contagious disease was not vaccinated. Parents of other children that attend the school are now concerned for the safety of their kids.
Authorities Are Trying to Minimize Exposure
The Miami-Dade County Health Department declared that they are currently trying to make sure that the infection doesn’t spread to other children that attend classes in the Miami-Dade school.
Children that were vaccinated are not at risk of contagion. However, the no-vaccine trend has more and more followers, so there could be additional non-vaccinated children attending the affected school. They are the ones in danger right now.
Some Are Avoiding Rules by Invoking Religious Beliefs
Typically, a child cannot attend school if he or she is not vaccinated. However, parents who are against vaccination have found a way to trick the system.
It appears that a non-vaccinated child can attend school if the parents claim that the vaccination was refused due to religious beliefs. The system is constructed in such a manner that it is illegal to refuse a non-vaccinated child that was just following the parent’s religious traditions.
The Measles Case Confirmed in Miami-Dade Might Not be the Only One
Even though the authorities have declared that they are doing everything in their power to stop the disease from spreading, the measles case confirmed in Florida might be the first in many.
The problem is that the disease is highly infectious and airborne. If the infected child came in contact with another non-vaccinated infant, then the chances of the latter contracting the disease are high.
What Are Measles?
Measles is an infection that is highly contagious provoked by the measles virus. The initial symptoms and signs of the affliction include cough, runny nose, fever, and inflamed eyes.
The most obvious sign is a flat, red rash that starts at face level and spreads to the whole body. The disease grows exponentially dangerous with age. Pregnant women are most at risk due to the fact that, if exposed to the virus, they could give birth to stillborn babies.
The measles vaccine was proven effective. Statics show that ever since it was made obligatory, the vaccine saved 75% of the lives of infected individuals.
What is your opinion on the measles case confirmed in Florida? Do you think unvaccinated children should be allowed to attend school?
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