CDC Warns of ‘Large Outbreak’ of Measles


The CDC warns of ‘large outbreak’ of measles … let’s hope they handle this better than Ebola.

CDC Director Tom Frieden said on CBS’s “Face the Nation, ” We are very concerned by the growing number of people who are susceptible to measles, and the possibility that we could have a large outbreak in this country as a result.” Wait a minute, I thought measles immunization of children was mandatory? Frieden urged parents to immunize their children.

“What you do for your own kids doesn’t just affect your family. It affects other families as well. The more kids who are not vaccinated, the more they’re at risk and the more they put their neighbors’ kids at risk as well.”


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Tom Frieden on Sunday warned that the U.S. could see a “large outbreak” of measles.

“We are very concerned by the growing number of people who are susceptible to measles, and the possibility that we could have a large outbreak in this country as a result,” Frieden said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

There are at least 102 reported cases in 14 states, according to the CDC. Frieden said that the U.S. is “likely to see more cases.”

Frieden said there is “aggressive public health action” to identify those with measles, isolate those sick and quarantine those who have been exposed.

But he said the best way to prevent the spread of measles was vaccination.

Frieden said despite the U.S.’s 92 percent vaccination rate, there is growing evidence more parents are not vaccinating their children.

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  • Comments

    4 Responses to “CDC Warns of ‘Large Outbreak’ of Measles”

    1. A Texas Grandfather on February 2nd, 2015 4:49 pm

      This guy has a right to be concerned.

      With the invasion of youths and adults from Mexico and Central America there is more than just measles to worry about. Tuberculosis has been basically removed from the US diseases, but now we have new cases brought in by the illegal aliens crossing our unprotected borders.

      Just how many other chilhood and other diseases we will see increases in is not known.

    2. caribbean on February 3rd, 2015 10:42 pm

      Well let’s take a look back. Born in 1952. Had chicken pox when I was 6 weeks old, don’t remember that. HAHA Over the next 11 years I also had German Measles, Red Measles, Mumps, Scarlet Fever, and even something called the 5th disease. Now 62, I lived through all of them along with all of my childhood friends. It was before the vaccines existed. Just seemed part of growing up and I am none the worse for wear. Nice to know I can’t get any of them anymore. My only worry now is about getting Shingles. So I went and got the Zoster vaccine as my 60th birthday present. It seems to have worked for me since I have been through two major accidents over the last 2 years and am still OK. If the stress from these two extremely stressful situations didn’t bring it on, I can only assume that the Zoster worked for me. YEA !!! Over the last 4-5 years, I have willingly taken two types of Pneumonia vaccines, yearly flu shots since the age of 7, DPT vaccine, etc. Never had the flu in 62 years, so it must be working pretty well.

      It seems like there is almost a paranoia now about maybe some of the kids will get the measles. Get a grip. Part of the problem seems to be that the current physicians have never seen it and are freaked out. So get on the computer and study up. DUH !!! As to the kids themselves, if they get it, that was the chance their parents decided to take when they, after their careful reading and studying, decided to not vaccinate them. Sorry. And as to a huge outbreak, if 90% of the population has either had the disease or the vaccine, then how many people can get it? I frankly can’t imagine it could be any worse than the annual measles that spread through all of the schools pre-vaccine. Think this might be another case of getting blown out of proportion.

    3. PaMom on February 4th, 2015 8:12 pm

      I trust this guy like a trust a starving rattle snake in a 3′ x 4′ closet. LOL

    4. A Texas Grandfather on February 4th, 2015 11:02 pm

      Most Americans born prior to 1950 were not given vaccinations because they didn’t exist. I had measles, chicken pox, whooping cough, and mumps all before age ten.

      Vaccinations are NOT the be all and end all to childhood diseases. There is mounting evidence that the material in the vaccination has health risks to all babies and children under age four.

      The medical/drug community has done an excellent job of brainwashing young mothers into believing that the DR. is right and they must follow his or her recommendations.

      Some mothers and fathers have done their own research and will no longer accept the ideas of the physicians. The Federal or State government has no business mandating health rules.

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