So far this year, one of the most hotly debated topics has been vaccines, and whether or not unvaccinated people are to blame for spreading illnesses like measles.
The year’s largest measles outbreak has been traced to Disneyland in California where visitors were exposed to the disease in mid-December. Was it proven that an unvaccinated person was the trigger?
If vaccinated people CAN spread disease, and we are unaware of it, then we are doing ourselves and our loved ones a disservice if we don’t find out.
The following article published on March 3, 2015 examines this topic from a scientific basis. Consider my eyes open a bit more!
Scientific evidence demonstrates that individuals vaccinated with live virus vaccines such as MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), rotavirus, chicken pox, shingles and influenza can shed the virus for many weeks or months afterwards and infect the vaccinated and unvaccinated alike.
This post is not promoting or shaming vaccination in general. It is helping educate the public about the fact that vaccinated people CAN spread disease, and health officials know this.
Please let me know your thoughts in the comments!