WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2016

CDC connects weak immune systems to measles complications

Weak immune systems connected to measles complications | Courtesy of nature.com

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently published an update about a measles-related death in the U.S., saying a weak immune system was a serious contributor to the death.

The CDC has used this opportunity to warn the general public that measles is more serious for people who have under-developed or weakened immune systems, emphasizing that measles is potentially life-threatening for these individuals.

“Measles is highly contagious, even before the rash starts, and is easily spread when an infected person breathes, coughs, or sneezes,” a CDC representative said. “If not protected, a person can get measles just by walking into a room where someone with the disease has been in the past couple of hours.”

Those with compromised immune systems can have more serious, more severe and sometimes deadly symptoms of pneumonia, diarrhea, middle ear infections and even serious brain infections. In these cases, measles symptoms appear differently.

“It is vital that people educate themselves and learn how they can protect their health and their immune system, whether they choose to be vaccinated or take a more natural approach,” NextGen Nutritionals representative Joan Little said. “Regardless of the method, this company believes that health should be everyone’s first priority.”

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