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July 3rd, 2009, 12:50 AM
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City's Health Department issues measles alert after 11 confirmed cases in Brooklyn

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The 12 cases identified over the past two months involve 10 children, between the ages of 8 months and 4 years, and two adults, according to the Health Department.

The alert sent to physicians and other health-care providers states that "most of the cases have had a close contact with each other" and that "in one instance, transmission may have occurred in a physician's waiting room." None of the 12 had been vaccinated.
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July 7th, 2009, 12:44 AM
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Wow, crazy. I hope everyone ends up ok!
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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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