"Medical Emergency" in Iowa after ONE case of measles - medical director says measles worse than Ebola or SARSSubmitted by America Loves R... on Wed, 05/25/2011 - 14:24
It doesn't get any more comical than this:
Measles case confirmed in central Iowa, emergency declared
State health officials declared a “public health emergency” Tuesday after a test confirmed a case of measles in an unvaccinated Dallas County baby who apparently picked up the disease in India.
Dr. Patricia Quinlisk, medical director for the Iowa Department of Public Health, said many Americans falsely recall measles as a benign childhood illness. “I get asked by medical students, ‘Which disease are you most afraid of?' And they expect me to say Ebola or SARS or something like that – but, it’s measles,” she said. “I don’t think people understand how bad it can be, how many people can get seriously ill and, unfortunately, how many people can die from this disease. It’s bad and it’s probably the most spreadable disease we have in our society.”