Monday, November 28, 2016

Added Risk for Measles Infections Before One Year of Age

Dr. James Cherry of UCLA Medical School was the lead author of a study that found that babies who get the measles before being vaccinated have a higher incidence of a terrible fatal complication called subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE).  MMR vaccines cannot be given prior to 15 months of age.  Whether parents vaccinate with MMR or not, their children might have a small risk of this complication if a child gets infected at an early age.  Homeopathics might offer some protection, but they were not included in the study.

See Washington Post Article, October 29, 2016.

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