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January 22nd, 2009, 08:47 AM
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I think this is an excellent idea! We are so close to eradicating this highly contagious disease!
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January 22nd, 2009, 09:34 PM
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That's great! Someone on another board I post on, her husband is Albanian and his little cousin is crippled from Polio - so sad, until she said I really hadn't thought about how it is still harming children in other countries! My mom's BFF had Polio as a child, her story is one of the reasons I always planned to vaccinate my children.
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January 23rd, 2009, 09:58 AM
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That's wonderful!
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My 3yr old son Landan died 23hrs after being diagnosed with Meningococcal Meningitis. It is a potentially vaccine preventable disease. The vaccine isn't on the schedule until 11-12yrs but is approved for use at age 2yrs. Our second son received the vaccine in December 2010 when he was 2yrs old. My son & thousands of other children prove that a vaccine is needed at a younger age.
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January 23rd, 2009, 12:54 PM
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Wow only four countries left... That's amazing! I hope they can do it!

I wonder, once a disease is considered eradicated completely, how long before people can stop vaccinating? I would imagine that there would still be some unreported cases for a while and if we all just stopped immediately it could make a comeback so I think we would still vaccinate against it for a while, I'm just curious how long that would be.
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January 25th, 2009, 12:30 PM
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That article is definitely good news, although it does concern me. I think the more we see of diseases becoming close to eradication, the more it fuels the anti-vax populations. They will continue to use that as a reason not to vaccinate--they figure the risk of the disease is minimal. I think that seeing Afghanistan still on that list is concerning. We have a lot of people in the US going over there and coming back.
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January 25th, 2009, 02:51 PM
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I think that seeing Afghanistan still on that list is concerning. We have a lot of people in the US going over there and coming back.[/b]
I never thought about that, VERY good point!
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Meningitis Awareness FB - http://www.facebook.com/meningitisawareness
Landan's Story - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dLwEgZaS68
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January 25th, 2009, 04:04 PM
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I think that seeing Afghanistan still on that list is concerning. We have a lot of people in the US going over there and coming back.[/b]
I never thought about that, VERY good point!
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Wow, that hadn't even occured to me either... that IS concerning!
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