Sunday, March 12, 2017

Mumps infections continue to rise.

Mumps is on the rise.  LSU issued a warning last week after five students became infected with the contagious disease.  Arkansas reported 300 cases in the last two months.  The Center for Disease Control stated on its website that the number of infections have risen over the last five years. A CDC chart shows the rise all too well:

Mississippi had less than two cases this year.  Mississippi also has arguable the toughest immunization laws in the United States.

However, no good law goes unpunished in Mississippi as there are efforts made in the legislature every year to weaken the law.


Anonymous said...

Thank you tea party. Might as well quit requiring running water in new houses. No more government intrusion.

T.E.A. This.. said...

For the lettuce-head at 3:32; If you're not buzzed by now, can you let us know what the 'Tea Party' (if it exists) has to do with anything?

TEA stands for Taxed Enough Already. You are free to have inoculations, enemas and Brazilian hair removal at your leisure.

Anonymous said...

TEA started off meaning Taxed Enough Already, but the various people that were involved at the beginning of that movement have either moved into thousands of other areas of claiming too much government intrusion - or gotten fed up with the idiots still associated with what now calls itself the TEA Party and left them to stew in their own shit. LVO is a prime example here in MS, but there are plenty of others, both here and nationwide that are just as idiotic. But not many are as delusional as LVO as to thinking they are relevant.

Anonymous said...

Tea party has been taken over by the anti immunization crew. And no they don't do hair removal either.

Anonymous said...

I don't believe these cases are among un-immunized students. I believe most of the cases in Arkansas and Louisiana were students inoculated according to the recommended schedule and have had mild cases precisely because they had the vaccine. The issue really is whether an MMR booster is needed prior to high school graduation.

Anonymous said...

3:32, I don't think residential water service is the best example you could have come up with illustrating the benevolent guiding hand of government given the events in Jackson over the last three weeks. Hey, sure, they had to shut off the ill maintained system to repair it, but the good news is that when it does run it's done poorly enough to test positively for lead all throughout the city.

Anonymous said...

Immunized or not....if one case of the mumps slips thru, then all of the kids being raised in the woods by parents that hate the federalis, the revenuers and the shot givers will all get infected and a disease that we thought was eradicated will be back. Just a matter of time.

Anonymous said...

Have Chris McDaniel and Jan Sojourner gotten their shots?

Anonymous said...

Mumps in children can be very dangerous. My child had the Mumps at 12 years old & than a relapse. We found out later he became sterile after the infection. So, no grandchildren in our future.

Anonymous said...

Chalk up another one for the vaxers.

Anonymous said...

Sigh...every time this happens, the deniers slam the antivaxxers as being nutburgers. Did you know that vaccine manufacturers can't be sued? Did you know that there is a general insurance claim process to go through for claims. Did you also know that of the millions of vaccines given, there are about 0.0001% that cause adverse reactions and injury?

Did you know that Mississippi requires dozens of vaccines to be given between birth and 3 years old?

Many of these are multiple vaccines given at the same injection.

And if your child were to develop a fever, a raging fever, and be diagnosed as autistic months had zero to do with the vaccine because closed minded deniers prefer to play the odds it's not their kid.

Now, ask yourself why a backwards assed state like Mississippi sells its soul to Pharma. Who is getting rich?

Anonymous said...

That so many medical doctors either disagree or are conflicted is enough to make ME wonder. How about YOU?

Remember what Dr. Al Gore tells you about climate change and go from there.

Anonymous said...

9:55 pm and 5:02 pm You should look up the difference between " anecdotal information" and " empirical research".
You could read the actual research.
If stacking bothers you, you can spread out the vaccines and alter the schedule. It will just cost you a bit more.
Or, you could get at least get the vaccines everyone got in the decades before the autism rate began to rise dramatically.
You might ask yourself why , since vaccines are in every state, the incidence of autism varies wildly from state to state and between areas in a state. That would indicate environmental causes.
Instead, you are going to believe some poor family in crisis who is desperate for answers and someone to blame and who wants to believe their observation which gives them something to explain what has happened. Then they tell their observation to some politician who isn't a scientist who in turns gives legs to their story that gets picked up and defended by their political hacks. Neither you nor the politician knows the medical, genetic or emotional history of the child's family. You are not going to consider the numbers of children that died or were left disabled in epidemics of these diseases prior to vaccines and compare those numbers to the incidence of autism. That would require thinking for yourself. No you are going to put the life and well being of your child and those of others in the hands of some story repeated by politicians whose real agenda is to make you fearful of any party but theirs.


Anonymous said...

9:55, there are risks in everything. But the risk of harm from not vaccinating is much higher than the risk of vaccinating. Anecdotal evidence of cause and effect is generally not reliable in this context. If it were, Mississippi would have a higher instance of autism than other states with lower vaccination rates, but it doesn't. One cannot assume that because a child is autistic that a vaccine caused it. For something as complex as autism, it would be nice to point to something as simple as a vaccination as the cause. But the evidence doesn't support that conclusion. Even if there is some risk, the risk of serious harm, even death, from diseases like measles is much higher than any risk of autism. Failure to vaccinate not only exposes your child to risk of serious harm, such as eye injury, sterility, death, but it increases the risk of harm to everyone else.

Anonymous said...

9:55 all you have to do is find one licensed doctor in Mississippi to sign off and your kids can have an exemption. It's that easy. Oh, I see now. You can't find a single licensed doctor in Mississippi that will sign off based on your "scientific information."

Anonymous said...

Same folks that treat their kids' strep throat with herbs and chants.

Anonymous said...

Damn 8:47 Same folks that treat their kids' strep throat with herbs and chants.
You really opened my eye with that threadI was treating my baby girl with seaweed balm for her sore throat! I finally took her to the doctor after she started convulsing.

Anonymous said...

8:05, I think you mean Melanie. Jan is the girls basketball coach at Jackson Academy.

Anonymous said...

My apologies to Jan Sojourner! I would never associate such a well respected lady with Chris McDaniel.

HDMatthias, MD said...

You cannot tell those idiots in Mississippi who support "parental choice" anything about science. I am convinced there is no changing their minds (I use the term loosely).

All we can do is continue to bulldoze them through legislation and medical lobbying.

Anonymous said...

Anecdotal evidence doesn't pony out $3,600,000,000 in anecdotal claims, does it.

As long as you aren't the 5200, amiright!

Anonymous said...

I don't have a dog in this hunt, but I find Dr. Matthais' post very unprofessional.

Anonymous said...

Mumps is extremely dangerous for men. If young boys are not vaccinated they can become sterile and even ah, "lose" some hanging parts.
After puberty, males can suffer greatly from the Mumps as the disease hits other glands in the body.

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