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Sunday, December 04, 2022

A measles outbreak in the Columbus, Ohio, area has nearly tripled in the last two weeks as officials say they're struggling to identify the geographic spread of the outbreak and expect it to drag on for months.

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...Confirmed cases have risen from 18 in mid-November to the confirmed case count of 50, as of Friday morning. Twenty of the cases have required hospitalization. No deaths have been reported.

All of the sickened children are entirely unvaccinated. Nine of the cases are in babies under the age of 1 year, who are typically not yet eligible for vaccination. Twenty-six cases are in infants ages 1 to 2 years -- who are eligible for their first dose. Ten cases are in toddlers ages 3 to 5 -- some of whom would have been eligible for their second dose -- and there are five cases in children between the ages of 6 and 17.

In a press conference earlier this week, health officials said that at least 25 percent of the area's 2-year-olds have not been vaccinated with the safe and effective MMR vaccine, which protects against measles, mumps, and rubella. Based on census data from Franklin county, which encompasses Columbus, that means than tens of thousands of area children are vulnerable to the highly infectious virus that can easily turn severe and even life-threatening in young children.

Expected to grow

Measles is an airborne virus, spread via coughing, talking, or even being in the same vicinity as an infected person. In indoor spaces, the virus can linger in the air for up to two hours after an infected person has passed through. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that up to 90 percent of unvaccinated people exposed to the virus will become infected....


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-12-04 01:18 PM | Reply

MAGAts have a death wish...for their kids.

#2 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-12-04 09:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Ohio Measles Outbreak Nearly Triples

Another paste-eater success story.

#3 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2022-12-05 07:36 AM | Reply

Womp womp.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-12-05 09:02 AM | Reply

No, not every child should get encephalitis--only the unlucky ones...

#5 | Posted by catdog at 2022-12-05 09:18 AM | Reply

Unlucky? Nah those are the weak kids with comorbidities that probably would have gotten encephalitis and died anyway.

#6 | Posted by jpw at 2022-12-05 09:26 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"All unvaccinated."

The article really doesn't require any more details than that.

#7 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2022-12-05 12:07 PM | Reply

It's just the flu with bumps.

Only 15 cases soon to be zero?

#8 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-12-05 01:12 PM | Reply

Thank you antivax morons.

#9 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-12-05 02:33 PM | Reply

I approve of this.

- Darwin.

#10 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-12-05 02:33 PM | Reply

"Unlucky? Nah those are the weak kids with comorbidities that probably would have gotten encephalitis and died anyway."

Solid Madbomber impersonation.

#11 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2022-12-05 02:40 PM | Reply

Where are all the Ant-Vaxxers?

They should be here taking a victory lap while also claiming the virus was leaked from a China Bioweapons Lab.

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-12-05 03:47 PM | Reply

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