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Don’t listen on MMR
OVER the years I have been shocked by many comments and views of Godfrey Bloom MEP, but his latest comments over the value of MMR vaccinations are very concerning (Letters, October 16).
Recently there has been an increase in measles cases, as seen in Swansea, which has been linked to the drop in the number of children vaccinated in light of the now-discredited scare around the MMR vaccine Measles is an infection of the respiratory system caused by a virus and is spread through respiration – it is highly contagious: 90 per cent of people without immunity sharing living space with an infected person will catch it.
Complications range from the less serious complications such as a rash to more serious such as pneumonia, encephalitis and corneal scarring – complications are usually more severe in adults.
Even more sad in this day and age are the deaths seen from measles in the country this year.
Readers need to know that the High Court has not demanded, against the parents’ wish, that two children be vaccinated.
This was a legal case of one parent wanting the children to be vaccinated, the other not. Let’s not confuse health issues with a family dispute.
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