Measles

by: Alyssa saunders

History

Measles is one of the most contagious diseases in the world. To protect your children, you should vaccinate them when there around a year old and when they are about to enter Kindergarten.There is no specific treatment for it. The symptoms of measles are cough, runny nose, red light sensitive eyes, rash, and a fever.

Now

Some people don't vaccinate their children because there are people worried that if you vaccinate your children they may become autistic, but I would get the vaccination because it would be more likely to get measles than autism. It's very rare. Measles cases reached record high in 2014 and after a 2015 outbreak in Disneyland the numbers keep growing.This is also known as rubella.This can lead to severe complications. The measles vaccine is highly effective. The Disneyland measles outbreak is related to the anti-vaccination movement. The vaccine for mumps is less effective than for measles or rubella. All six member states of the world health organization are committed to eliminating measles worldwide by the year of 2020.

The side effects are difficulty in breathing or swallowing, hives, itching, reddening of skin, swelling of eyes face and nose, unusual tiredness or weakness, fever over 103 degrees, bruising or purple spots on skin, confusion, double vision, headache, irritability, stiff neck, swelling blistering pain at the place of injection, swelling of glands in neck, vomiting.

My opinion

I think that we can eliminate measles once and for all if all parents get their kids vaccinated.