Los Angeles Universities Impose Measles Quarantine as Cases Spread to Orange County
Over 700 measles cases now recorded nationwide.
Measles has spread throughout the country, and now the number of reported cases is over 700. Health officials added more warnings about the potential severity of the disease as well as providing an updated count.
According to the latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 704 people have been diagnosed with measles so far this year. The majority of these cases occurred in children under the age of 18 who had not been vaccinated.
The news comes as lawmakers in New York announced they are introducing legislation that would remove all non-medical exemptions from vaccine requirements for children in the state.
…“Measles is not a harmless childhood illness but a dangerous highly contagious disease,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said in a CDC press briefing on Monday.
About one out of every 1,000 children with measles will develop swelling of the brain, or encephalitis, which can lead to convulsions and leave the child deaf or with an intellectual disability.
For every 1,000 children who get the disease, the CDC estimates one or two will die from it. Measles can also cause pregnant women to give birth prematurely or have a low-birth-weight baby.
Last week, I reported that officials identified two Los Angeles area universities as potential exposure sites. Both institutions now have imposed quarantines on students who have not received vaccinations.
The Los Angeles branches of the University of California and California State University imposed the quarantine — which bars from campus all students and staff who can’t furnish proof of vaccination — after several people tested positive for the highly contagious measles virus. The schools said they’re trying to identify anyone the infected persons may have exposed.
“When Public Health identifies a person who has been exposed to measles and does not have written verification of two vaccination doses, they will be subject to quarantine of up to 21 days,” Cal State Los Angeles said in a statement. “This will be enforced by a Health Officer Order.”
The disease has traveled south, with the first case being reported in Orange County.
The Orange County Health Care Agency on Tuesday confirmed the first case of measles in 2019 — a Placentia resident in her 20s who traveled abroad recently.
OCHCA confirmed that she is considered infectious between April 23 and May 1. The individual is currently under voluntary isolation at home.
OCHCA provided a list of potential exposure locations and times in the county:
• 5 Hutton Centre Dr., Santa Ana, CA 92707
o April 23 – 25 from 7:45 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. daily
• St. Jude Emergency Department, 101 E. Valencia Mesa Dr., Fullerton, CA 92835
o April 27 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• AMC Movie Theater, 1001 S. Lemon St., Fullerton, CA 92832
o April 25 from 11 p.m. – April 26 at 4 a.m.
There is some good news. Legal Insurrection readers may recall that the first serious outbreak of this season occurred around Clark County, Washington.
That outbreak appears to be over.
It’s been 42 days since the last identified case in Clark County.
That’s two incubation periods with no new exposures; that’s enough to satisfy Clark County Public Health that the outbreak is over.
The 73 cases in Clark County are part of the largest nationwide outbreak of measles since 2000, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
One mother urged people get vaccinated, after her 5-month old contracted a case before he was old enough to receive the vaccine.
Sara Blum told CNN that her son Walter Blum had a fever of 102.5 and a rash covering his entire body. She said she was shocked by the temperature and called the full-body rash “terrifying.”
…“This would have been 100% preventable if people would just trust doctors and science, and vaccinate their children rather than going off of their own opinions and doing their research through facebook. Because of them, my little boy had to get measles and suffer.”
Fortunately, the little boy is on the road to recovery. Hopefully, this has been an object lesson for many on believing pop science instead of the real kind and that next year’s case number won’t approach this year’s record.
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This is not a quarantine. It is internment.
Quarantine is internment. But in fact what the colleges are imposing is not internment or quarantine; they are not confining the patients anywhere, they’re merely banning them from entering their premises, which any property owner can do.
I wonder how all the diseases we thought were eradicated in the US suddenly are back?
Measles was never eradicated in the USA, it was merely eliminated. Those are not synonyms. It came back because of the crazy anti-vaxx movement, which is mostly a phenomenon of the left, but to my astonishment has some followers not only on the right but even in the religious right.
I was even more astonished to learn that there are some (very few) anti-vaxxers in the very insular hasidic communities. I know those communities fairly well, and they’re the last place I’d expect to come across this, since it comes from the outside. The fact is that this is a very tiny minority; the vaccination rate in these communities is in fact higher than the national average.
The reason the outbreaks have been concentrated there is partly just bad luck, but mostly the fact that the people live close together, congregate often in large numbers, and travel a lot. Basically there’s a lot more contact between people than in most communities, so anything one person has spreads to everyone. In the Michigan outbreak one traveler, having no idea he’d been infected, transmitted it to over 20 others (nearly all of whom had been vaccinated) before he himself was diagnosed and was horrified to realize how many people he’d been in close contact with over the previous few days.
DHS needs to start busing all border crossing illegals from Seattle to San Diego that ridiculously must follow the legal limitations and abide by Catch and Release. Maybe we can see a return of leprosy too..
Illegals, not no vaccine advocates
Doesn’t meet the smell test
Not enough of them ( no vaccine) to do this
Polio is back in a slightly different form, but is endemic in Central America
But we can’t understand where it came from
If these people are really this stupid, how the hell did they get medical degrees?
Infected Illegals + vaccinated residents = sick Illegals + a few sick residents (where vaccine fails).
Infected Illegals + a large number of unvaccinated residents = outbreak.
Wonder how soon the first doctor will realize there’s a gold mine here.
“Bob’s after-hours measles shots. Full anonymity. Cash only. Want to still appear to be woke while protecting yourself from the deadly measles epidemic sweeping over the campus? Come on in with $100 cash and we won’t ask any questions. Just inoculate and go, it’s that easy. No appointment needed.”
They can get them free at clinics
You sir have never sold things to intellectual idiots before. (snerk)
Hot off the presses from the CDC : https://www.yahoo.com/news/u-measles-outbreak-raises-questions-immunity-adults-144506034–finance.html
Yep, the CDC is acknowledging that the initial immunity provided by two MMR vaccinations may degrade to the point where it is no longer effect after 10-15 years. So all of those college students should really be revaccinated, or not be allowed to come to school. Instead, these schools, and public health officials discriminate against those who can not prove that they were vaccinated. To make it worse, people born before 1857 are exempt, even if they can not prove that they contracted measles as a child. What a crock.
As to infants contracting the disease, it was discovered as far back as 1992 that infants, who were born to mothers who had been vaccinated did not have the levels of immunity exhibited by infants born to women who had contracted wild measles as a child. The strength and levels of anti-bodies were significantly lower among vaccinate individuals than they were in those who contracted wild measles.
What we are learning, from this measles hysteria, is that preconceived beliefs about the efficacy of the MMR vaccine are flawed. And, that may be the whole reason for the hysteria.
The vaccination rate for measles in over 91%, in the US. The vaccine is effective in 97% of those receiving two doses [at least for the first 10 years]. So, that means that approximately 90% of the people in the US should be immune to measles. Add in those who developed measles immunity from wild measles and you should have herd immunity levels of 95%+. And, given the level of medical expertise in the US today, measles is almost never deadly or even permanently debilitating. So, what is the big crisis?
This is all a public health scam. The exact reason for it are unclear. But, so far, it has led to people being confined to their home and denied access to public venues, not because the exhibit an=y signs of a disease, but because they can not prove that they have been vaccinated against thee disease. And,, this disease is not a very serious one. However, we allow active AIDS and many TB patients to interact with the public. Not to mention the fact that no one requires that people prove that they have vaccinations for small pox or other highly dangerous diseases, before allowing them to walk around in public.
This is a manufactured crisis. The public health officials KNOW it is not particularly dangerous. In fact, there were 0 deaths from measles between 2004 and 2015. There were 96 deaths from the MMR vaccine [108 total for all MMR vaccines used during that time], not to mention the other debilitating side effects reported. [ https://healthimpactnews.com/2015/zero-u-s-measles-deaths-in-10-years-but-over-100-measles-vaccine-deaths-reported/ ]
We’re the government, trust us.
While 1857 is correct [anyone born before that date is deceased, it should read 1957. Sorry for the typo.
Does the infectious vector have an alien origin or carriers in the domestic “herd”?
A minority are under the impression that “vaccinated” implies immunity and exclusion. That vaccines are magical elixirs with supernatural properties and without collateral damage. Whereas in reality they are part of a risk management protocol and so-called “herd immunity” is a fairy tale that ends with inclusion.
This is an outright lie. There were no deaths from the MMR vaccine. There were people who died of other causes shortly after receiving the vaccine, exactly as one would expect. After all, nobody has ever suggested that an MMR vaccine confers immortality!
“This is an outright lie. There were no deaths from the MMR vaccine. There were people who died of other causes shortly after receiving the vaccine, exactly as one would expect.”
Split hairs much?
In all the cases which are referenced in the databases mentioned in the article, to which I provided the link, the causative factor was the vaccination. When you have an onset of symptoms within 0-1 day of the vaccination which lead to associated diseases and disorders which result in death within days, it is a pretty safe bet that the vaccine was the causative factor.
Historically, measles was not the primary cause of death among many human beings. It was the resulting pneumonia and other disorders which were the killers. But, the causative factor was the measles virus.
Here is what the CDC has to say about it: https://www.cdc.gov/measles/about/complications.html
No, it was not. It’s a complete, deliberate lie. Not one person’s death has ever been determined to have caused by the MMR vaccine. The author of the article you linked to is an anti-vaxx nutcase, who lies routinely; the fact that a wacko website has a wacko article on it is not evidence of anything.
Did you bother to investigate the sourcing referenced in the article? I strongly suggest that you do.
The author is a vaccine skeptic, as is the website. However, you still have to investigate the claims made. To simply discount the information because you do not agree with the source, is counter productive, at best, and stupid, at worst.
Now, even the CDC admits that MMR vaccinations can have deleterious side effects, including pneumonia. This is true of virtually every vaccine available for every disease. People suffer side effects, including shingles, from the shingles vaccine. The same is true with the polio vaccine. The theory is that the collateral damage is less than the damage would be from an infection of the wild virus. And, this price for “herd immunity” is alright with the health community. Because, the HERD is more important than the individual, in their minds. Unfortunately, people vaccinate their children, not to protect strangers whom they have never met, but to protect their children. So, they take it personally, when they, or their children are the collateral damage. And, the medical community never, NEVER, warn people about the potential side effects of medications and vaccines, unless they are forced to. Have you even listened to the litany of negative side effects associated with various medications in those television commercials?
A lie? I doubt it.
But not, as far as anyone can tell, death. Not one death has ever been caused by the MMR vaccine. And your article claiming otherwise is lying.
I guess that means that you did NOT check out the source material. Kinda hard to categorically discredit any claim if you don’t even investigate the basis for that claim.
“But not, as far as anyone can tell, death. Not one death has ever been caused by the MMR vaccine. And your article claiming otherwise is lying.”
You keep making this claim. And, while it is difficult to prove a negative, you have made absolutely NO attempt to justify your claim. None, nada, zip, zilch. The CDC publicly acknowledges that 60% of deaths, attributable to wild measles, are thee result of pneumonia [it is on their website and in their pink book]. For decades, they classified deaths from pneumonia, where the causative agent was an infection of measles virus, as being a measles death. And, many of the deaths in the data base cited in the article are the result of pneumonia after immediately following a MMR inoculation and during which a patient exhibited symptoms of measles. Sounds like exceptionally strong evidence that the MMR vaccination was the causative agent and that it result in a condition which resulted in death.
Now, there is a reason why the CDC does not list deaths to recipients of a vaccine, in which the causative agent is most likely to be a vaccine, as being related to the disease which the inoculation seeks to combat or to the vaccine itself. It is the same reason why the US has a special vaccine court, which operates under the VICP, and other federal and state courts will not even hear these cases. In the period from 2006 to 2016, the VICP paid out $3.4 BILLION for claims of adverse reaction to vaccine. This in spite of the fact that it is extremely difficult to gain a favorable ruling in this court, if you file a complaint.
Now, let me reiterate the problem with vaccines. Vaccines contain either dead genetic material or attenuated live viruses which are designed to cause the human body to produce viable antibodies against that virus. In the case of live virus vaccines, the patient is actually being infected with the virus or with a virus which is similar enough to stimulate the production of anti-bodies which will be effective against the wild strain of the virus. For most people, this results in no observable symptoms to mild symptoms. However, in some people the effect are profound and cause significant and sometimes lasting deleterious effects. Understand how that works?
Now, the same people [the medical community at large], who are pushing quarantine, fines and mandatory vaccination against measles, against those who can not prove that they have been vaccinated, based on less than 1000 cases in a population of 320 million people, are the same ones who ignore the thousands of people who suffer from deleterious side effect from the measles vaccine every single year. This whole outbreak scam is nothing more than an attempt to protect the herd immunity theory and protect the vaccine manufacturers.
And the word immigrants appears where?
From 2004 to 2015 there was not a single death due to measles. In the same timeframe 108 people died from the measles vaccine.
Hey, help yourself to any and all of my vaccines.
Here’s a table from the CDC recommending, by my count, 25 vaccinations from birth to 18 months.
Really???? So you need to ask yourself why. The answer is always ‘follow the money’. Who benefits? Big pharma that’s who. You know, the same fine folks that are responsible for addicting and killing thousands every year in the name of higher profits.
Can you even sit through an hour of television these days without being bombarded with the latest drug du jour in commercials? No, you can’t.
Which brings me to the media. Who is reporting the ‘measle epidemic’ and all the reasons anti-vaxxers are looney and all ‘responsible’ people need to vaccinate their children? The MSM, the same ones who got a majority of their advertising dollars from Big Pharma. Check it out:
But not wanting to leave anything to chance, Big Pharma has turned to the states to enact laws limiting parent’s options to decline vaccinations. I’ll wager that if you check, all those that vote for these laws accept contributions from Big Pharma.
Don’t think now that you’re an adult you’ve seen the last of Big Pharma and their vaccines. When you get a free moment you might want to peruse the plan that HHS and Big Government has in effect for you. I know it’s in effect, at my last physical my doctor was pushing a shingles vaccination. I wonder if he gets a cut, hmmmm.
So, in conclusion, the next time you bozos write another article about the measles epidemic; do us all a favor and do your homework.
its not just immigrant, the centers of these pockets are illegal immigration hotspots
No, they are not.
Please explain how LA is not a hot spot of illegals? Is there data on those infected and rather or not they citizens? Also, have the sources been traced yet? Are any of sources illegals, or Muslims? has there been a determination of how many people were infected by each source?
And last, what is the total cost to taxpayers associated with each source?
None of this stuff is free, we are paying for it. I do not like paying to support people who should not be here.
What’s LA got to do with it? LA is not “the center of these pockets”. Not even close. Two LA campuses have had possible exposure and are taking measures, that’s all.