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    Default Here we go, measles outbreak in Campbeltown and all the children involved were not fu

    ly immunised. Surprise, surprise.

    I mean seriously, let us not beat around the bush here. Surely this is all the evidence we need to show that not vaccinating causes the return and spread of vax preventable diseases. It just seems so clear.


    "SCHOOLS are on high alert after an outbreak of measles.

    The health scare involving 40 cases concentrated in the Campbelltown area comes as new medical research shows a record number of parents are refusing to immunise their children.

    Ten of the reported cases in the South West Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) have put sufferers in hospital in the past two months.

    The majority of those affected have been school-aged children and babies under 12 months old.

    The Department of Education confirmed four high schools and a number of primary schools had circulated letters of warning to parents.

    In all cases, those infected were not fully immunised.

    Meanwhile, Australian Doctor magazine has revealed the number of parental objections to vaccinations are at an all-time high.


    According to statistics collected from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register, 30,882 parents have formally objected to their child being immunised.

    Of the more than two million children on the register, more than 6000 have no vaccination history.

    Dr Stephen Conaty, the SWSLHD's public health director, said the measles outbreak came from Thailand and most of those affected have been of Pacific Islander descent.

    Dr Conaty said this was because people may have moved to Australia between their first and second dose of the vaccine.

    "Normally we don't see any cases of measles. In Australia we do not have indigenous measles - so we do not see cases except of these outbreaks," he said.

    "It is not usual for people to go to hospitals. We are asking families that if their children develop symptoms consistent with measles, go to your GP."

    Symptoms are flu-like at the beginning of infection, coupled with conjunctivitis and fever, with a rash following three to four days later. Dr Conaty said there had been no evidence the virus had spread beyond southwest Sydney.

    Three high schools in southwest Sydney have run free immunisation programs for students, with a fourth school running an immunisation round on Monday.

    The Education Department said it was alerted of the spread of measles in the area in the first week of this school term.

    "The region forwarded the letter to principals and asked them to alert parents, particularly in areas that had greater prevalence," a departmental spokesman said."

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    Don't worry in 20 or 30 years when all these diseases come back all those people who don't immunise will be begging for the needles.
    Lets just hope there are not many deaths because of it.

    Completely irresponsible.

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    Well of course it was children who arent imunised. You get your shots so you dont get these things, so obviously if you havent had them your more likely to get virusus that go around lol

    Why is that such a shock?

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    Regardless of if it's preventable by vaccine or not, it's still a personal choice even if you do not agree with their stance on not vaxing.

    Our local schools have been on high alert for Swine Flu and WC. Every winter we have illness outbreaks here and I am sure the same in Campbeltown.

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    True, and I'm only guessing here Missie - but I think they mean not immunised for measles. Why would they even mentioned it if it was something like polio. Do you know what I mean?

    You can come in and start throwing around comments all you like - but I defy you to disagree, that Sydney has a measles outbreak and it is due to people not vaccinating.

    And sure, that is what we have always said. If people stop vaccinating these diseases will come back. And now, I am sad to say - we have been proven right. How disappointing.

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    And so I presume anyone commenting that it's irresponsible etc have their own vaccinations 100% up to date - including boosters?

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    Just because a lot of the anti vaxxers say things like, diseases are in decline because of better sanitation etc, refusing to believe that vaccination even plays a part. This is not a surprise for me, but I can't wait to hear how some people try and explain it away.

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    Well of course it was children who arent imunised. You get your shots so you dont get these things, so obviously if you havent had them your more likely to get virusus that go around lol

    Why is that such a shock?

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    Yup. I am fully up to date

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    And so I presume anyone commenting that it's irresponsible etc have their own vaccinations 100% up to date - including boosters?

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    There are big mumps outbreaks in the US at the moment, huge measles around europe, it has only ever been a matter of time for Australia as well.

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    Don't worry in 20 or 30 years when all these diseases come back all those people who don't immunise will be begging for the needles.
    Lets just hope there are not many deaths because of it.

    Completely irresponsible.

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    It's frustrating to say the least and I'm going to be very blunt here and say that I just do not and will never understand how or why a parent chooses not to vaccinate and I personally think it's extremily irrisponsible!

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