Comments on: Numbers show just how deadly measles can be http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/2015/02/03/measles-by-the-numbers/ Mon, 23 Mar 2015 20:11:41 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: lynwood3 http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/2015/02/03/measles-by-the-numbers/comment-page-1/#comment-623 Tue, 10 Feb 2015 15:56:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/?p=2799#comment-623 Measles deadly? Really? 0.00207% is a pretty low mortality rate, with ZERO deaths in the US in the last 15 years…unless you count the 113 killed by the measles vaccine.

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By: AdamonReuters http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/2015/02/03/measles-by-the-numbers/comment-page-1/#comment-573 Wed, 04 Feb 2015 17:05:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/data-dive/?p=2799#comment-573 The last major measles outbreak in the US was from 1989-1991. There were over 55,000 cases of measles.
250 died.
90% of those who died were unvaccinated.
100% of the 37 babies under 1 year old who died were not vaccinated (too young).
91% of 65 1-4 year olds who died were not vaccinated.
The mortality rate was 1 in 220 measles cases.
About 80% of the deaths were due to pneumonia, and the majority of the rest from encephalitis (brain inflammation).
11,000 were sent to the hospital, 3,500 developed pneumonia.
This was in 1989-1991 – you cannot blame sanitation, nutrition, or poor medical conditions and technology.
http://jid.oxfordjournals.org/content/18 9/Supplement_1/S69.full.pdf+html
Don’t be fooled by the myths of anti-vaccination.

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