Measles Arrives In Carlsbadistan

by The Editors on May 18, 2010

Thanks to parents who have chosen not to immunize their children against measles, Carlsbadistan now has three cases, according to a story on NBC San Diego.

Health officials said a 3-year-old boy and his sister, 6, are believed to have been exposed by a 24-year-old woman who was visiting them who was in the Philippines in March and April. There have been 200 cases of measles reported in the Asian country this year. . . “One child was treated at El Camino Pediatrics in the evening on May 10 and during the morning hours of May 12 at Scripps Encinitas Hospital,” according to a county health department news release. “The 6-year-old attended Redeemer by the Sea Kindergarten and Preschool in Carlsbad on May 5 and 6, and the 3-year-old attended childcare at Carlsbad Community Church the morning of May 7.”

People may also have been exposed at Henry’s Supermarket on El Camino Real in Carlsbad between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on May 8, 2010. According to an El Camino Pediatrics email the 6-year-old child treated there “has become sick enough to require hospitalization for respiratory complications.”

[Link: NBC San Diego]

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love to run May 20, 2010 at 9:18 pm

Thanks for posting this. It’s important to know these diseases are still around, and the people who chose not to immunize are exposing everyone else, including young infant who are too young to be immunized.

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