Measles outbreak in Garden State

Anne Savitt asavitt at sunysb.edu
Mon Apr 4 10:06:58 EST 1994


In article <2nhi2d$ir at research-01.mskcc.org> sjeffrey.mskcc.org,  writes:
>I think the problem with the re-emergence of measles is not really
>attributed to a large amount of unvaccinated people, but the
>ineffectiveness of the vaccine distributed back in the 60's.  I'm not
>sure, but I believe the immunity attained was transient ( 7yrs ?) and
>there have been several drives to get the people in that age group
>revaccinated

I!ll take this question one step further - what about people who actually
HAD measles (I did in the 50!s)?  Are we at risk at this point?

Anne Savitt
Department of Microbiology
SUNY at Stony Brook
email:  asavitt at sunysb.edu



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