Thursday, November 5, 2015
Dr. Suzanne Humphries on Measles and Shedding
I've got another study from Croatia, and there were several cases of measles outbreaks occurring in children who had just been vaccinated. And so they looked at the strains, they were having intensive surveillance of measles during this period of time, and so they looked at with this DNA or genetic fingerprinting, what strains they were. And it was the vaccine strain they were infected with. So not only did they become sick from measles, from the strain that they were vaccinated with, but they were contagious. And the article, the key to this article, is that it said, that in the past we would have never known this. it would have either been considered a different disease. It would have said it was rubella or something like that. Or they would have considered that it was just a wild type virus that the person was subsequently infected with before they had a chance to mount an immune response. But because now we have this added surveillance and this new technology that we can distinguish between strains, we're finding that these cases, we used to think that measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines didn't shed and didn't cause disease, but now we're finding for all three of them not only is the immune response not what we thought, but that for rubella and measles at least for sure I can tell you, that those people are shedding virus, have the potential to shed virus, and be infective.
SPOTLIGHT ON MEASLES 2010: EXCRETION OF VACCINE STRAIN MEASLES VIRUS IN URINE AND PHARYNGEAL SECRETIONS OF A CHILD WITH VACCINE ASSOCIATED FEBRILE RASH ILLNESS, CROATIA, MARCH 2010