New Measles Study Shows Why Anti-Vaccination Thinking Is Deadly

Have you ever thought about where you stand on the fence about vaccinating or not vaccinating your children? If you are a parent or even if you are talking about having children with your significant other, chances are you have at least thought about this. Now, there is a new measles study that shows why being against vaccination is very dangerous thinking.

Key Takeaways:

  • New research on fatal measles complications shows how the failure to vaccinate endangers not only the patient, but also everyone else susceptible to the disease.
  • Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) is a neurological disorder that can develop years after someone has measles, and it is fatal 100% of the time.
  • But recent research in Germany shows that it occurs in one in 1,700 children infected with measles before they turned five, and a new study finds the incidence can be as many as one in 600 for infants who contract measles before they’re vaccinated.

“”Measles is among the most contagious of all diseases, notorious for laying low during periods of high vaccination and then exploding in the population when enough people are susceptible. Because of this, 95% of people need to be vaccinated with two doses to protect those who aren’t.””